TV Ratings: CBS repeats win Tuesday

ncis-cote-de-pablo-michael-weatherly-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

CBS still easily won Tuesday night despite a slate of reruns and the expected softer holiday viewing numbers.

The network led the night with 12.2 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/13 share in households, far ahead of second-place finisher NBC, which drew a mere 4.6 million viewers and a 3.0/5. They were followed by ABC (4.1 million, 2.6/4), FOX (4.1 million, 2.5/4) and The CW (856,000, 0.6/1).

CBS also led among adults 18-49, scoring a 2.4 rating. NBC had a 1.5, beating out ABC's 1.2, FOX's 1.1 and The CW's 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" repeat (15.4 million viewers, 9.7/16 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" repeat (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" repeat (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "90210" repeat (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat (12.3 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" repeat (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" repeat (4.35 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Scrubs" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)/"Better Off Ted" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Melrose Place" repeat (652,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Good Wife" repeat (9 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5.2 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "Christmas at the White House" repeat (3.3 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (1.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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