'NCIS' Tops 'American Idol' in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in the Common Hour for the First Time

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March 6th, 2013

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via press release:

NCIS” TOPS “American Idol” IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN THE COMMON HOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

NCIS” Posts More Than 20 Million Viewers for the Seventh Consecutive First-Run Broadcast

NCIS: Los Angeles” Delivers a Larger Audience Than “Idol” for the First Time in Common Hour and Finishes in Closest Competitive Position in Key Demos

Golden Boy” Wins Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos

NCIS topped “American Idol” in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in the common hour for the first time ever, while NCIS: LOS ANGELES delivered a larger audience in the common hour than “Idol” for the first time, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, March 5.

 

NCIS was first in households (12.6/19), viewers (20.35m), adults 25-54 (5.1/13) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10) at 8:00 PM. NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX (with “American Idol”) and CW combined by +320,000 viewers (vs. 20.03m). NCIS posted more than 20 million viewers live plus same day for the last seven first-run episodes. NCIS beat an “American Idol” broadcast in their common hour for the first time ever in both adults 25-54 (+0.9 rating point) and adults 18-49 (+0.1 rating point) and by the largest margin ever in viewers (+9.46m). NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (9.8/15), viewers (15.95m) and second in both adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07). NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat an “American Idol” broadcast in their common hour for the first time ever in households (+2.5 rating points) and viewers (+3.85m) and was in its closest competitive position in both adults 25-54 (-0.4 rating point) and adults 18-49 (-0.7 rating point).

 

At 10:00 PM, Golden Boy was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.27m), adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05).

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.5/15) and viewers (15.19m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).

 

Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.

 

 
  • JacobYates

    Yeah, Golden Boy did sooooo well! It beat Body of Proof and Smash, real ratings power houses!
    *rolls eyes*

  • Chuck Collins

    That’s like saying that “MATLOCK” had more young people watching than “FRIENDS”!

    AI out in 2015?

  • Bob

    @Chuck Collins – By 2015 all network shows will be getting CW numbers. NBC already is. American Idol I do hope cancels itself before it gets too low. Sorry but a 3.0 rating today is like a 7.0 rating just two years ago. All ratings are in the toilet and that is not changing.

  • EatMorePez

    In the battle of three shows that are sure to be canceled, Golden Boy comes out on top at 10:00 PM! Well done CBS.

  • THE OLD MAN

    A feast for the eyes & music to the ears. Go CBS!!

  • MichaelChickless

    Go scripted TV!

  • JR35

    So NCIS topped Idol (at least in prelims). Idol really has come down to somewhat-”mortal” numbers, hasn’t it?

  • David Howell

    NCIS spent years as Idol counterprogramming and now it beats it head-on. In *18-49*.

    These Tuesday numbers, for everything (though NCIS’s survival is astonishing), make you realise how huge TBBT is – and, by implication, how absolutely mind-blowingly big TWD is to *beat* TBBT on a cable network that normally gets CW numbers.

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