'NCIS' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' top Tuesday as CBS Sweeps Night

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February 6th, 2013

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"NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" are the Top Two Programs of the Night in Viewers,

Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Vegas" Wins Time Period in Viewers

NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES led CBS to a Tuesday sweep in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Feb. 5.


NCIS was first in households (13.1/20), viewers (21.49m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10) at 8:00 PM. NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +5.01m viewers (vs. 16.48m, +30%). This is the fourth consecutive first-run NCIS episode to deliver more than 21 million viewers live plus same day. NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.2/15), viewers (16.57m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08). NCIS: LOS ANGELES matched last week's delivery in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, which was the best performance by the program in those measures since the season premiere on Sept. 25, 2012. If the ratings hold, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night's #2 program (behind NCIS) in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


At 10:00 PM, VEGAS was first in households (6.6/11) and viewers (10.22m), and was second behind ABC's "Bachelor" special in adults 25-54 (2.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/04).


For the night, CBS was first in households (9.9/16), viewers (16.09m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07).


Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.


  • Robbie Bishop

    “NCIS” was brilliant last night, one of the best episodes I’ve seen.
    I loved the plot, the acting, the directing; everything was just very well-done and smart.

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” was definitely the best episode of the season, and quite possibly one of the best episodes ever for the show.
    The writing was top-notch, the acting was better than usual (not the main cast, they’re always good, but the guest stars), and the storyline was intriguing, as well as being a nice break from the norm. I don’t think I’ve ever been this intrigued with an “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode in a long time.

    “Vegas” was also very good. I liked the story and acting, the directing was nice, and humor was much better than usual. Not my favorite episode so far, but definitely one of the best.
    Things are building up, and I just know this season’s going to end on some cliffhanger, but it will probably be cancelled.

  • Ben

    I agree with Robbie Bishop. Last night’s episode of NCIS was excellent and a real nail-biter until the end. Another example of why they constantly win their time slot in total viewers and the 18-49 demo.

  • robert

    NCIS keeps upping their game. Great acting and superb writing. I don’t think any other show can beat it.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    NCIS is doing better with total viewers. But it sucks in demo compared to before. Skews a ton older


    Beyond impressive! GO CBS!!

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