CBS Dramas Are #1, #2, And #3 For The Night Among Scripted Shows For Average Viewers

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“NCIS” Attracts 19.1 Million Viewers; “NCIS: Los Angeles” Posts 16.4 Million While “The Good Wife” Delivers 12.7 Million

CBS is First in Viewers From 9:00-11:00 PM Opposite the Premiere of “Lost” and “The Biggest Loser”

On the most competitive Tuesday of the season, CBS’s three dramas—NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and THE GOOD WIFE—were the night’s top scripted programs, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Feb. 2.

At 8:00 PM, NCIS was second in households (11.4/17), viewers (19.11m), adults 25-54 (5.7/13) and adults 18-49 (4.3/11) behind “American Idol.”  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 4.0/11) and was even in adults 25-54.  For the second consecutive week, NCIS finished in its closest competitive position against “American Idol” in adults 25-54 (vs. 10.0/23).  NCIS also matched its closest competitive finish against “American Idol” in adults 18-49 (vs. 8.9/23).

At 9:00 PM, opposite the highly promoted premiere of “Lost,” NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.0/15), viewers (16.36m), second in adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and averaged a 3.6/09 in adults 18-49.

At 10:00 PM, against the second hours of both “Lost” and “The Biggest Loser,” THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (12.72m) and averaged a 3.6/09 in adults 25-54 and 2.6/07 in adults 18-49.

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.9/16), second in viewers (16.06m, -0.80m behind FOX) and averaged a 4.7/11 in adults 25-54 and 3.5/09 in adults 18-49.

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