'NCIS', 'NCIS: Los Angeles' and 'Person of Interest' All Post Week-to-Week Growth in Adults 25-54

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November 20th, 2013

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"NCIS" is Tuesday's #1 Program in Viewers and #1 Scripted Program in Adults 18-49


"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers


CBS Wins Night in Viewers and Adults 25-54 and Posts its First Outright Tuesday Win in Adults 18-49


            NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and PERSON OF INTEREST all won their time periods in viewers and posted week-to-week growth in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 19.


NCIS was first in viewers (19.39m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11), even in adults 18-49 and added +20,000 viewers (from 19.37m).  NCIS posted its best deliveries in viewers and adults 25-54 since Oct. 1, 2013.   NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54 and the #1 scripted program in adults 18-49.


NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (14.90m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).  Compared to last week, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/08), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/06) and added +10,000 viewers (from 14.89m).


At 10:00 PM, PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (12.07m) and adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and second behind ABC's magic special in adults 18-49 (2.0/06).  Compared to last week, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/08) and even in adults 18-49.


For the night, CBS was first in viewers (15.45m) for the ninth consecutive Tuesday, first in both adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).  This was CBS's first outright win in adults 18-49 on a Tuesday this season (last week, CBS was tied for first in adults 18-49).


Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.

  • Robbie Bishop

    “NCIS” was great last night. I actually enjoyed the character Bishop. Thankfully, she’s nothing like Kate or Ziva. Different is always good. Looking forward to seeing her in the future.

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” was also great. I have to admit, I’m enjoying this season more than I usually do.
    Curious to see what’s going to happen between Kensi and Deeks now.

    “Person of Interest” was incredible. The episode itself was amazing, but the ending is what made the episode. Gut-wrenching and completely unexpected.

  • AllOfHerTw!st


  • JSunkist

    I too enjoyed the debut of Ellie Bishop (keep wanting to call her Emily Bishop since her first real name is Emily ~~ Emily/Ellie…) – I’m fine with Ziva being gone. Yes, I liked her, but have easily moved on. If it weren’t for the really well-written scripts, I wouldn’t be watching it.

    There’s a lot of people who refer to Bishop and say “she’s not Ziva” (in regards to not liking the fact Ziva is gone and want her back) — well, I have to hand it to those people, they’re absolutely right! She’s not Ziva David, she’s Ellie Bishop ;-D

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I guess the NCIS producers thought the show needed a quirky genius female character? Or at least a quirky genius female with blonde hair instead of black hair and pigtails?

  • Steven


    I have to say you are not the only one enjoying NCIS LA more than usual. I have actually been enjoying LA far more than the original since the end of last season sometime. Im actually still behind a few episodes on the original. It hasn’t been a must watch for me in some time now.

  • lll

    Person of Interest had everyone talking. This episode had an effect on everyone watching because each moment was absolutely breathless. It had everyone on the edge of their seat. That’s what I call quality television. This show deserves more credit for its acting and writing than it’s already getting.

  • Terry Headley

    Do not like the Bishop character. Feels like we are being force fed a replacement for Cote de Pablo (Ziva) — who was irreplaceable. I watched 15 minutes of the show and lost interest. Haven’t cared whether I watch the original since episode three of this year. And in all likelihood won’t watch it anymore.
    I do like NCIS Los Angeles — more than the original at this point. My guess is that this is the last year of the original unless they get CdP back and get the show back to where it was. Hoping the move back to the PARSA storyline later in the year might be good news and the CdP leaving thing nothing more than an effort to drive up buzz against what was perceived to be stiff competition (prior to the season) from SHIELD. If so, it was a stroke of genius. If not, they let the show walk away.
    Now, I see that NCIS ticked up in viewership this past week, BUT I think that was the natural result of many wanting to see what the “new girl” was like. I was underwhelmed by the casting and the show quality as noted. And I am fairly certain viewership will start to fall off considerably now the the “novelty” is gone.

  • PJ

    People are still talking about Person of Interest, but unfortunately, a lot of them are saying they will not watch the show again because of the brash egotism of the writers and the murder of the Carter character as she was shot, in the street, like a dog.

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