kennedy center 2011 TV ratings: 'NCIS,' Kennedy Center Honors easily win Tuesday for CBSFast national ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

An “NCIS” rerun on Tuesday night scored a bigger total audience than most first-run shows, carrying CBS to an easy ratings win. The annual Kennedy Center Honors, though, fell some from last year’s broadcast.

CBS averaged 9.75 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households for the evening, beating second-place ABC (5.1 million, 3.2/5) by more than 4.5 million viewers. NBC (2.7 million, 1.8/3) came in third, a little ahead of FOX (2.5 million, 1.5/3). The CW drew a little under a million viewers and a 0.6/1.

None of the networks did much in the adults 18-49 demographic, but CBS led the way with a 1.4 rating. ABC was right behind at 1.3. FOX and NBC tied for third at 0.8, and The CW posted a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” rerun (12.5 million viewers, 7.8/13 households)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” reruns – two episodes (5.9 million, 3/6/6)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?” rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: Movie – “Keith” (1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (2.1) 9 p.m. CBS: Special – “34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” (8.5 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.75 million, 2.9/5)/”Suburgatory” rerun (4.05 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?” rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (2.8 million, 1.7/3)/”Raising Hope” rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: “Keith” (867,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The Middle” (1.4) 10 p.m. CBS: “34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” (8.2 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: “Body of Proof” rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Parenthood” rerun (2 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: “Body of Proof” (1.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable