TV ratings: 'NCIS' duo leads CBS to an easy Tuesday win

ncis-la-enemy-within-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 23, 2011

With "Glee" in reruns and "Dancing With the Stars" still a week away from joining ABC's Tuesday lineup, CBS breezed to a ratings win, leading all three hours of primetime.

CBS averaged 15.7 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households Tuesday night, leading its closest competition by about 9 million viewers. ABC (6.5 million, 4.1/7) and NBC (6.48 million, 4.1/7) finished in a virtual tie for second. FOX (4.4 million, 2.7/4) came in fourth, and The CW (770,000, 0.5/1) trailed with a night of reruns.

The adults 18-49 demographic also tipped CBS' way, although the race was closer. The Eye averaged 3.0 in the demo, beating out NBC's 2.4 for the lead. ABC came in third with a 1.7, edging FOX's 1.6. The CW drew a 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (19.1 million viewers, 11.6/19 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (7.6 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (5.3 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (5.25 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (821,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (3.8)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.5 million, 10.1/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.8 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: Special - "Best in Film" (6.8 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)/"Traffic Light" (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Hellcats" rerun (718,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" (11.6 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: Special - "Best in Film" (7.4 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: "Parenthood" rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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