CBS Notches Tuesday Night Ratings Win

Mar 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS came out on top Tuesday night in a head-to-head battle pitting two hours of its “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” procedurals against two hours of “Biggest Loser” on NBC, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

CBS wound up with a 3.0 average rating for the night in the 18-49 demo, comfortably ahead of NBC with a 2.4 average. ABC followed at 1.7, with Univision and Fox both averaging 1.6. In total viewers it was no contest, as CBS averaged 15.7 million for the night to ABC’s 6.5 million, NBC’s 6.5 million, Fox’s 4.4 million and Univision’s 4.1 million.

At 8 p.m. "NCIS" had a 3.8 average rating in the 18-49 demographic, while the first hour of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.7 and ABC’s "No Ordinary Family" a 1.5, both in the same demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. hour two of "The Biggest Loser" was just ahead of "NCIS: Los Angeles," 3.3 to 3.2 in the 18-49 demographic. The first hour of ABC’s special "Best In Film" trailed with a 1.6. At 9:30 p.m., Fox’s "Traffic Light" had a 1.1 in the same demo.

At 10 p.m. CBS’s "The Good Wife" was first with a 2.1 average rating, ahead of the last hour of ABC’s "Best in Film" special with a 1.9, both in the 18-49 demo.


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