Season Finales of 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Lead CBS to Tuesday Win in Viewers and Key Demos

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May 16th, 2012

via press release:

CBS Posts its Highest Tuesday Adult 18-49 Rating Since January

"NCIS" is the Night's #1 Program in Key Ratings Measures

"NCIS: Los Angeles" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers and Demos


The season finales of NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES led CBS to a Tuesday win in viewers and key demographics, including its best adult 18-49 delivery on the night since January, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 15.


The season finale of NCIS was first in households (11.8/19), viewers (18.70m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.5/11). NCIS posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since March 20, 2012, and its best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performances since March 27, 2012. NCIS was Tuesday's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


The two-hour season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (9.6/15), viewers (15.12m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).


For the night, CBS was first in households (10.3/16), viewers (16.32m), adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). CBS posted its best Tuesday deliveries in viewers since Feb. 7, 2012, since Feb. 14, 2012 in adults 25-54 and Jan. 10, 2012 in adults 18-49. CBS finales won both Monday and Tuesday this week in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


  • Matt

    yay cbs :)

  • Bob

    Not a surprise from the number one network who takes care of all their shows. Most viewers and most in demo. CBS can do no wrong in my book. Only network to have over 10 million viewers on their regular tv shows.

  • Cindy Hatcher

    WE love NCIS & NCIS LA. My husband served in the Navy for 22 years and retired after being an adviser to President Reagan, regarding Spec Ops.
    Please continue the show

  • Kat

    Final ratings put the finale at over 19 million viewers. That makes it their highest rates finale they have ever had, beating last year’s 18.62 million. Way to go NCIS!!! I’m already geared up and ready for next season

  • dalilita

    Way to go!

  • Joey Zasa

    NCIS: LA
    Great show! I just got into it this year,haven’t missed any shows since I started watching it.

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