'NCIS' is Night's Most-Watched Show; CBS Wins Second Consecutive Tuesday in Viewers

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October 2nd, 2013

NCIS Season 11 Episode 2

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"NCIS" is the Most-Watched Show of the Night and Tops "Marvel:  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in Adults 18-49


"Person of Interest" Wins Time Period in Viewers


            CBS won Tuesday in viewers for the second consecutive week and was second in key demographics, led by NCIS, the most-watched show of the night, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Oct. 1.


NCIS was first in viewers (19.33m) and second in both adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and adults 18-49 (3.4/11) – both placing ahead of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".  NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers.


At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was second in viewers (14.79m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).  NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night's #2 program in viewers, behind NCIS.


At 10:00 PM, PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (12.16m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (15.43m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).


Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.


Editor's Note: Television viewing on platforms such as DVR, video-on-demand and online streaming continues to grow at a fast pace.  Last season during premiere week, Live+7 CBS audiences grew 20% over Live+SD in total viewers, up from 17% in 2012.  In A18-49, Live+7 levels grew 29% from Live+SD, up from 23% one year ago.  Additionally, many CBS shows experienced as much as a 50% increase in total viewers once full 30-day multi-platform audiences were accounted for.  In an effort to quantify how much non-linear viewing adds to Live+SD audiences, CBS Research will provide estimates for series which will include DVR playback as well as multi-platform viewership.


  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Press Release
    “NCIS” is the Most-Watched Show of the Night and Tops “Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in Adults 18-49

    The old horse showed that young whippersnapper a thing or two!

  • Robbie Bishop

    “NCIS” was extremely good last night. Emotional, humorous, well-acted, well-directed, and well-written; that’s how more shows should be.
    Was expecting better numbers, but who could complain about 19 million viewers and a 3.4?

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” was also very good. The writing for the episode was nice, but my only complaint is that the relationship between the geeks needs better writing. The actors are fine, the writing just needs improvement.

    “Person of Interest” was a great episode. Did not see the twist coming at the end. Very refreshing.
    Unlike a lot of other people, I don’t mind Shaw’s character. I find her to be an interesting addition. She’s completely different than Reese, and the way she and Finch always go back-and-forth about her killing/shooting people is great.
    Hate to see it crashing at 10PM. Should’ve stayed put, but it’s far from cancellation territory.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Robbie Bishop

    Yeah, the scenes with Ziva and DiNozzo were quite touching. It’s sad to see her go.

    LA is really not that great of a show IMO, but I usually end up watching it anyway. It’s packed with action and characters that are likeable enough.

  • tv2day

    I started watching NCIS the first episode ziva joined. For me all the best arcs and episodes revolved around her and moussad except for the frog storyline. I’ve dvr’d and watched the shield episodes. Reminds me of alphas with a bigger budget. The characters r blah. There seems to be a lot of transference from the avengers movie onto the hype of this show. But there won’t be any hulk Thor captain America iron man or nick fury. I don’t even know any of the characters names that’s how uninteresting they r. I see why two networks passed on it.

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