Joe Anderson, Paulina Gaitan

ABC's thriller The River debuted to much weaker numbers than several of the network's other drama premieres earlier this season (and a couple of them got canceled). Still, it fared better for the network than any program in its time slot since the autumn ending of Dancing with the Stars.

The season's top show, NCIS, marked its 200th show with another big audience, while also trumping Fox's Glee in the coveted adults-18-to-49 demographic. The CBS ratings stalwart didn't set a series record, however.

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8 p.m.
CBS: NCIS 20.82 million viewers (4.1 demo rating)
ABC: Last Man Standing 7.75 million (2.3); Last Man Standing 7.96 million (2.5)
Fox: Glee 7.72 million (3.2)
NBC: The Biggest Loser  6.35 million (2.3) {8-10 p.m.}
CW: 90210 1.36 million (0.7)

9 p.m.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles 16.12 million viewers (3.1 demo rating)
ABC: The River 7.51 million (2.4) {9-11 p.m.}
Fox: New Girl 6.92 million (3.5); Raising Hope 4.67 million (2.2)
CW: Ringer 1.15 million (0.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: Unforgettable 11.70 million viewers (2.2 demo rating)
NBC: Parenthood 4.64 million (1.6)