Season-High 'Loser' Tops Tuesday

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A season-high rating for "The Biggest Loser" gave NBC a Tuesday-night victory, with the reality series edging out a repeat of Fox's "House" for the top slot.

NBC won the night among adults 18 to 49 and total viewers, though its competition was largely repeats. A special "Deal or No Deal" started the night (a 3.1 preliminary rating), followed by "The Biggest Loser" (3.6) and a "Law & Order: SVU" repeat (2.4).

Fox was second with repeats of "Bones" (2.0) and "House" (3.5).

ABC was third, getting some extra mileage with its "Shrek the Halls" special repeat (3.4) and "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas, Too!" (3.1) to win the 8 p.m. hour. ABC then aired "According to Jim" repeats (2.0 and 1.8) and an original "Boston Legal" (2.5, winning the 10 p.m. hour).

In fourth place, CBS brought the "Cane." The network aired an "NCIS" repeat (2.5) and then back-to-back new episodes of the Miami family crime drama (1.9 and 2.0).

The CW aired repeats.