Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo of 'NCIS'
Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS
In its premiere last week, ABC's "V
" shocked some observers by beating out CBS' dominant "NCIS
" in the 18-49 demo. That advantage lasted all of one episode, as "NCIS" reclaimed its Tuesday superiority and CBS held onto its dominant position adopt the night.
That doesn't mean, by the way, that "V" went into the tank in Week Two. It just means that when people complain that only old people watch "NCIS," they're wrong.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.5 rating, which ABC's 3.2 rating and the 3.1 rating for NBC close behind. FOX's 2.3 rating was good for fourth, while The CW's 0.9 rating trailed.
Overall, it was a larger margin-of-victory, as CBS averaged an estimated 16.43 million viewers to go with a 10.3 rating/16 share. ABC was well back in second with a 7.6/12 and 11.89 million viewers on average. NBC was third with a 5.1/8, while FOX's 3.5/5 was fourth. The CW was fifth with a 1.2/2.
In the 8 p.m. hour, CBS' "NCIS" averaged a 12.3/19, pulling in nearly 20.2 million viewers and doing a 4.2 rating in the demo. ABC's "V" was second with a 6.6/10, an estimated 10.56 million viewers and a 3.7 demo (down from nearly 13.95 million and a 5.0 rating in last week's Fast Nationals). NBC's "Biggest Loser
" was third, beating the 3.8/6 for the first hour of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance
." The CW's "90210" had a 1.5/2, up very slightly from last week.
CBS stayed on top at 10 p.m. with a 10.0/15 for "NCIS: Los Angeles
," which nipped the 9.9/15 for "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. NBC's "Biggest Loser" had a 6.1/9 overall and won the hour in the 18-49 demo with a 4.1 rating. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" was down in its second hour. The CW's "Melrose Place" averaged a 0.9/1 and under 1.31 million viewers. Hurry, Heather Locklear!
"The Good Wife
" won the 10 p.m. hour for FOX with an 8.6/15, also taking the hour with a 2.7 demo rating. ABC's "In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts" special was second with a 6.1/11. NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" trailed.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.