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Tuesday's tallies:

8 pm/ET
Idol (23.97 million total viewers) rebounded from last week's sizable dip by gaining 2.7 mil, and actually was up four percent from last season's Top 3 performance night. NCIS (14.7 mil) added 900 thou. Beauty and the Geek wrapped up its (final?) season with a typical 1.53 mil.

9 pm
DWTS slipped 1.5 mil yet of course topped the hour (with 16.6 mil). Hell's Kitchen delivered an all-time best 12.4 mil. The truly penultimate episode of Shark did 10.2 mil, while renewed Reaper dropped 470K, to two mil.

10 pm
SVU's season-ender delivered 11.32 mil, while the Women's Murder Club series finale scored 8.45 mil, down 230 thou week-to-week.