For the love of Mark Harmon, would you look at those ratings for NCIS!
The veteran CBS drama posted a series record in viewers on Tuesday – a whopping 22.7 million
– and also earned its best adult 18-49 rating (4.6/12) since October of 2009, according to preliminary ratings. As a result, CBS slaughtered the competition in viewers (17.5 million) and 18-49 (3.5/9) for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.
Then again, CBS didn’t have a helluva lot of competition in the 8 p.m. time slot. Fox aired a repeat of Glee and ABC went with an oldie of No Ordinary Family, so Harmon and Co. only had to do battle with The Biggest Loser, which also posted a tidy gain over the previous week by earning a 3.3/8 — up 3% — and 9.1 million.
The rest of CBS’s schedule rocked, too. NCIS: LA earned a 3.8/9 — up 15% — and 17.7 million, while The Good Wife grabbed a 2.2/6 – up 5% — and 12.1 million.
NBC came in second for the night with a 2.9/8 and 8.1 million, with Parenthood averaging a 2.2/6 and 6.1 million viewers. Fox was third in the demo (1.7/4) and viewers (5.0 million) for the night while ABC finished fourth (1.3/3, 4.9 million).
The CW, meanwhile, enjoyed its most-watched Tuesday (2.1 million) in more than a year and hit season highs in demos like adults 18-34 and women 18-34 with originals of One Tree Hill (2.4 million viewers) and Hellcats (1.9 million).
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
The rest of us are a bit crap.