House

Tuesday's tallies:

8 pm/ET
NCIS continued its super-strong season, delivering 18.16 million total viewers (up 160K week-to-week). Topping the hour in demos and placing second in viewers was House's hostage episode, which drew 12.5 mil. (What did you think of the "super-sized" 67-minute saga? Vote in our poll/discuss below.)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (11.1 mil) was up eight percent year-over-year, while Biggest Loser (6.77 mil) shed 10 percent from last Tuesday.

9 pm
Dancing with the Stars' season-ender partnered with an audience of 20.58 million, a small increase over the May finale but down 17 percent from last November's. At 15.9 mil, The Mentalist was up a hair. Fringe (8.73 mil) fell 630K.

10 pm
Opposite DWTS' final moments, both Without a Trace (10.37 million viewers, down 12 percent) and SVU (8.55 mil, down 15 percent) took big hits.