TV ratings: 'NCIS' and CBS rule another Tuesday

markharmon_ncis_290.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009

"NCIS" continued its dominance of Tuesday nights and led CBS to another big win in the ratings. Its spinoff, while still strong, is starting to taper off a little.

CBS easily won the night, scoring 16.2 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households. ABC (8.8 million, 5.8/9) finished a distant second. FOX (8 million, 4.4/7) edged NBC (7.9 million, 4.9/8) for third. The CW drew 1.9 million viewers and a 1.3/2.

Thanks to the finale of "Hell's Kitchen," FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating, topping CBS' 3.6. NBC came in third with a 2.9, followed by ABC, 2.2, and The CW, 1.0.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (20.4 million viewers, 12.4/20 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.4 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" season finale (7.7 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
The CW: "90210" (2.4 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader:
"NCIS" (4.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.3 million, 9.6/15)
ABC: "Dancing with the Stars" results (13.5 million, 8.8/14)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (9.5 million, 5.7/9)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" season finale (8.2 million, 4.6/7)
The CW: "Melrose Place" (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (4.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" (12.8 million, 8.6/15)
ABC: "The Forgotten" (7.6 million, 5.0/9)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5.8 million, 3.8/7)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.7)

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

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