CBS Rules Tuesday Ratings as ‘NCIS’ Sets Series Record

Feb 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s Tuesday night prime-time lineup, led by a dominating "NCIS," easily won the Nielsen ratings race, according the TVbytheNumbers.com.

CBS finished the night with a 3.5 average rating in the 18-49 demo, topping NBC’s 2.9 average, Fox’s 1.7, Univision’s 1.5 and ABC’s 1.3. The margin was far greater in total viewers, where CBS averaged 17.5 million for the night to 8.2 million for NBC, 5.0 million for Fox, 5.0 million for ABC and 3.8 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "NCIS" collected a 4.6 average rating in the 18-49 demo for the hour–along with a series record 22.7 million total viewers. That bested NBC’s first hour of "The Biggest Loser" with a 3.05 average rating in the 18-49 demo, while CW’s "One Tree Hill" earned a 1.15 in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. the spinoff "NCIS: Los Angeles" was tops with a mean score of 3.75 in the 18-49 demo, while hour two of "The Biggest Loser" put up a fight, netting a 3.5 in the same demo. Fox’s "Million Dollar Money Drop" had a 1.75, with ABC’s "V" close behind with a 1.7 in the same 18-49 demographic. CW’s "Hellcats" trailed with a 0.85 average in the 18-49 demo.

The 10 p.m. hour saw a tight race, with CBS’s "The Good Wife" and NBC’s "Parenthood" locked in a 2.2 tie in the 18-49 demo. ABC’s "Detroit 1-8-7" reached a 1.25 average in the same demo for the hour.

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