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Tuesday's tallies:

8 pm/ET
NCIS led in total viewers (17 .06 million, dipping 800K) while House (12.8 mil) was No. 1 in the demos. ABC's Dancing with the Stars recap show delivered 9.35 mil, a 76 percent improvement over time-slot predecessor Opportunity Knocks. Biggest Loser held steady at 7.3 mil.

9 pm
The DWTS results show (16 million) this week gained 11 percent to edge out The Mentalist, which at 15.3 mil was up 430 thou. Fringe dropped 420K, to 9.1 mil, but topped the demos. Privileged, which is ardently lobbying for a back-nine pickup and was not helped any in that bid by a frickin' 90210 repeat, lost 36 percent of its previous audience, to hit 1.5 mil. So. Sad.

10 pm
Without a Trace added 600 thou week-to-week to win the hour with 11.6 million viewers. SVU (9.35 mil) topped the demos, while Eli Stone (8.5 mil) slipped 300K, despite Kate's gung-ho efforts.