'Dance With Somebody' picked up 6.9m and a demo rating of 2.7 with 18-49 adults, rising sharply off its all-time low last week.
However, Zooey Deschanel's New Girl dipped to 5.2m (2.6) in the 9pm hour, despite a higher Glee lead-in.
Still, Fox pipped NBC to top primetime, with The Biggest Loser (6.8m/2.2), The Voice (8.7m/3.2) and Fashion Star (4.6m/1.6) earning the Peacock Network a second place finish.
Private Practice gave ABC a significant boost at 10pm with 8.4m (2.2), having fallen under 7m last week.
With CBS airing repeats all night, Cougar Town (4m/1.5) also gained viewers, while Dancing with the Stars held steady with 14.2m (2.4) at 9pm.
The LA Complex's terrestrial premiere on The CW could only gather 646k (0.3) at 9pm, prior to which 1.2m (0.6) watched 90210.