‘NCIS’ Pushes CBS to Win in Tuesday Ratings

Apr 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Two hours of “NCIS” programming pushed CBS to a comfortable overall win in the ratings Tuesday night, even though the network slipped in the standings when it aired “The Good Wife” at 10 p.m., TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

For the night, CBS wound up with a 3.0 average rating in the 18-49 demo, easily beating NBC (2.4 average), ABC (2.3), Univision (1.4) and Fox (1.2). CBS had a big lead in total viewers, averaging 15.2 million to 10.6 million for ABC, 6.5 million for NBC, 3.5 million for Fox and 3.4 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. CBS’s "NCIS" averaged a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, while NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" netted a mean score of 2.35. ABC’s premiere of "Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution" averaged a tepid 1.45 rating in the 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles" on CBS averaged a 3.3 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" results show with a 3.0 average. Hour two of "The Biggest Loser" logged a 2.75 average in the 18-49 demographic, and at 9:30 Fox’s "Traffic Light" managed a 0.9 in the same demo.

At 10 p.m. ABC’s "Body of Proof" led the way with a 2.45 average rating in adults 18-49, followed by NBC’s "Parenthood" and CBS’s "The Good Wife," both with 2.0 averages.

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