via press release:
“NCIS” IS TUESDAY’S #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS (21.3 MILLION) AND ADULTS 18-49, TOPPING A FIRST-RUN “GLEE”
“NCIS: Los Angeles” Delivers Its Largest Audience since Its Series Premiere and Matches Its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating of the Season
“The Good Wife” Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demographics
NCIS was Tuesday’s #1 program in viewers and adults 18-49, topping a first-run “Glee,” while NCIS: LOS ANGELES delivered its largest audience since its series premiere and matched its season best adult 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Feb. 22.
NCIS was first in households (12.3/19), viewers (21.28m), adults 25-54 (6.2/16) and adults 18-49 (4.4/13). NCIS beat a first-run “Glee” for the first time this season in adults 18-49. Compared to last week, NCIS was up +5% in households (from 11.7/19), +19% in adults 25-54 (from 5.2/14), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/10) and added +1.88m viewers (from 19.40m, +10%). NCIS posted 20-million-plus viewers for fifth time over the last six first-run episodes.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (11.1/17), viewers (18.58m), adults 25-54 (5.5/13) and adults 18-49 (3.9/10). NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best households rating and viewers delivery since its series premiere (Sept. 21, 2009), best adults 25-54 rating since Nov. 24, 2009, and best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 19, 2010.
THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (7.4/13), viewers (11.51m), adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and second in adults 18-49 (1.9/05).
On Tuesday night, CBS was first in households (10.3/17), viewers (17.12m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (3.4/09). CBS was first in viewers and adults 25-54 for the sixth time in the last seven Tuesday; the Network was first in adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.
Note: Due to election coverage in Chicago, CBS had preemptions/early broadcasts in 3% of the U.S. CBS prime ratings are tentative and subject to change.
Updated Tuesday ratings will be available this afternoon.