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The annual parade of sexy women in sexy Victoria's Secret lingerie won the final hour of Tuesday's prime time for CBS. Hard to believe! It also posted its largest demo rating ever in the nine years that it's aired. On a more wholesome note, Rudolph with his nose so bright and his venerable TV special (with Burl Ives' narration) led off a night that the network easily won in both viewership and 18-to-49-year-olds. But it was a rerun of NCIS — the current season's No. 1 show after 10 weeks — that snared the night's most viewers.

Ten weeks into the 2011-12 TV season (based on Nielsen stats through Sunday), CBS is averaging 12.86 million viewers a week, followed by ABC with 9.99 million, Fox with 9.39 million and NBC with 7.30 million. The CW is averaging 2.08 million. In the coveted demo, CBS and Fox are in a dead heat with a 3.4 rating. Next is ABC (2.8). NBC is fourth (2.6), then comes The CW (0.9).

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8 p.m.
CBS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 12.67 million viewers (4.0 demo rating)
ABC: Last Man Standing 10.23 million (2.4); Man Up! 6.59 million (1.7)
Fox: Glee 7.84 million (3.2)
NBC: The Biggest Loser  7.07 million (2.4) {8-10 p.m.}
CW: 90210 1.57 million (0.0)

9 p.m.
CBS: NCIS [rerun] 13.35 million viewers (2.9 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle [rerun] 4.83 million (1.4); The Middle [rerun] 4.51 million (1.3)
CW: Ringer 1.57 million (0.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 10.30 million viewers (4.6 demo rating)
ABC: Body of Proof 9.40 million (1.8)
NBC: Parenthood 5.74 million (2.2)