Early TV Ratings: NCIS juggernaut poised for even more growth?

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September 30th, 2009

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Update:  at least in viewers, NCIS hit a new record 20.649 million viewers. Its 4.6/13 18-49 rating is the same as last week's fast national number (which went up to a 4.8 in the finals).

The juggernaut that is NCIS might be poised for an even bigger night than its premiere when it had over 20 million viewers and a 4.8 rating with adults 18-49 in the final numbers.  In the early metered market numbers, last night's episode averaged a 12.6/20 household rating/share.  That's bigger than the early metered market numbers for the premiere last week when it had an 11.8/19 household rating/share.

NCIS: Los Angles had an 11.2/18 household rating/share last night in the early metered market numbers, but that's down from last week's 11.5/18. But because of the very preliminary nature of these numbers, that doesn't necessarily mean it will be down in viewers or the demo.  Either way it's still a very robust number.   The Good Wife seemed to be holding up well with a 9.8/17 household rating/share.  Last week in the same very preliminary numbers it had a 10.2/17

ABC's The Forgotten had a 5.0/8 household rating/share, down significantly from last week's 6.2/11 in the same preliminary numbers.

Note: why am I not posting the information for all shows?  Because the early metered market numbers, though often a useful indicator is pretty useless for the purposes of predicting how well shows did in the demo.  Since we post average viewer numbers and demos in our normal overnight posts, getting into the details of each and every show's early metered market numbers isn't that worthwhile.   We'll hopefully see the full results within an hour or so and have the full night's details up as soon as possible.  If you want to see full preliminary results, you can see them via Marc Berman.

 
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