'NCIS: Los Angeles' Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Topping the Combined Total Audience of ABC, NBC & FOX

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October 24th, 2012

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"NCIS" Wins in Viewers, Topping Reality Staples "The Voice" and

"Dancing with the Stars"


"Vegas" Places First in Viewers, Beating ABC and NBC Combined, and Finishes First in Adults 25-54 (Tie)

CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54

            NCIS: LOS ANGELES won its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, topping the combined audience of ABC, NBC and FOX, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 23.

At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was #1 in households (10.3/16), viewers (16.25m), adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).   NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat NBC (5.45m), ABC (5.10m) and FOX (5.25m) combined in viewers (16.25m vs. 15.80m, +3%).

NCIS was #1 in households (10.9/17), viewers (17.35m), second in both adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).   NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers, topping both "The Voice" and "Dancing with the Stars."

At 10:00PM, VEGAS was #1 in households (7.0/12), viewers (10.27m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.3/06, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.5/04).  VEGAS beat NBC (4.79m) and ABC (4.56m) combined in viewers (10.27m, vs. 9.35m, +10%).

For the night, CBS was #1 in households (9.4/15), viewers (14.77m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.5/07, -0.2 behind NBC).

Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.

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  • Robbie Bishop

    “NCIS” was really good last night. Very enjoyable, and more engaging and humorous than the last few episodes.

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” was also really good. It seems they’ve managed to balance the humor. A lot of last season (and even the season before that) was plagued by poor jokes and badly-written humor, though you could find an episode or two that had good humor and spot-on jokes. They were rare, though.
    I also think last night was the first night (from what I’ve seen) that “NCIS” had a gunfight and “NCIS: Los Angeles” didn’t.

    “Vegas” was good, but the show seems to be becoming a victim of it’s own formula. Every week, it’s the same thing in the same pattern: Cop investigating a crime, something’s going on in the mob world, Dennis Quaid frowns, and Michael Chiklis smiles and tries to pass off as a good guy.
    “Criminal Minds” is another show that became a victim of it’s own formula, but it took 7 seasons to do that. Even if, by some chance, “Vegas” is renewed, the writers are going to have to come up with some more interesting characters/better character development and better storylines.
    Don’t get me wrong, though, I do enjoy the show.


    Pepper up LA & Vegas all you want, you’ll be calling the ratings doctor to fix your ails real soon.

  • Pfw51

    I enjoyed NCIS:LA but I resented the political inferences… the wonderful Hispanic candidate who wanted to “change the world”, who supported the occupy movement, and who is a “different kind of politician” that this country “needs”. Meanwhile, her Republican challenger is a pig in every way you can imagine. That was totally unnecessary and I resent it.

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