via press release:
A RECORD-SETTING TUESDAY FOR "NCIS"
In Its Eighth Season, "NCIS" Delivers Its Largest Audience EVER with Nearly 22 Million Viewers; Posts Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Oct. 2009
"NCIS: Los Angeles" Delivers Its Largest Audience in Over a Year
"The Good Wife" Posts Largest Adult 18-49 Rating Since October
CBS Sweeps Every Half-Hour in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS Delivers Largest Tuesday Audience Since Feb. 2010
First-run episodes of CBS's Tuesday dramas made a strong return led by NCIS, which in its eighth season delivered nearly 22 million viewers — its largest audience ever — leading the Network to a sweep of every half-hour in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan. 11.
NCIS was first in households (12.9/20), viewers (21.93m), adults 25-54 (6.1/15) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12). NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined in viewers (21.93m vs. 19.49m, +13%). NCIS posted its largest ever viewers delivery, posted its best adults 25-54 rating since Jan. 5, 2010, and its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 20, 2009.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.7/16), viewers (18.03m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09). NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best viewer delivery since Jan. 5, 2010 and its best ratings in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct.19, 2010.
THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (12.22m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06). THE GOOD WIFE beat the competition combined in viewers by +12% (vs. 10.93m for both NBC and ABC). THE GOOD WIFE posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since Nov. 9, 2010, and its best delivery in adults 18-49 since Oct. 26, 2010.
For the night, CBS was first in households (10.5/16), viewers (17.39m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). CBS posted its best Tuesday delivery in viewers since Feb. 9, 2010 and its best in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct. 19, 2010.
Updated Tuesday ratings will be available this afternoon.