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‘NCIS’-Fueled CBS Lineup Chalks Up an Easy Tuesday Night Ratings Win

Jan 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Helped by a guest appearance by TV legend Bob Newhart, CBS’s "NCIS" was the top-rated show Tuesday night, and the Eye Network notched a big win for the night, reports TVbytheNumbers.com.

CBS finished the night with a 3.2 average rating in the 18-49 demo, topping NBC (2.6 average rating), Fox (1.7) and ABC (1.7). It wasn’t nearly that close in total viewers, where CBS averaged 16.5 million to NBC’s 7.3 million, ABC’s 5.8 million and Fox’s 4.8 million.

At 8 p.m. "NCIS" averaged a 4.05 in the 18-49 demographic, while NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" had a mean score of 2.6 in the same demo and ABC’s "No Ordinary Family" logged a 1.85 average in the 18-49 demo. CW’s "Life Unexpected" had a season finale of 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic.

At 9 p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles" netted a 3.3 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, ahead of hour two of "The Biggest Loser" with a 3.1 average in the same demo. ABC’s "V" earned a 1.95 average in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while Fox’s "Million Dollar Money Drop" had a 1.9 mean score in that demo. The last hour of "Life Unexpected" collected a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo.

The 10 p.m. hour was won by CBS’s "The Good Wife" with a 2.15 average in the 18-49 demo, just a touch better than NBC’s "Parenthood" with a mean score of 2.1 in the same demo. Trailing was ABC’s "20/20" special with an average rating of 1.35 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

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