TV Ratings: 'NCIS' gets even bigger Tuesday - Featured

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

"NCIS" continued its amazing start to the season on Tuesday, setting another series record for viewers and carrying CBS to a big ratings win for the night. None of the other networks really even came within shouting distance.

CBS averaged 17.1 million viewers and a 10.7 rating/17 share in households in primetime. That was more than double the number of viewers for ABC (8.4 million, 5.6/9), which held off NBC (8.2 million, 5.2/8) for second. Fox came in fourth with 5.9 million viewers and a 3.4/5. The CW (2 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

CBS also scored a victory among adults 18-49 with a 4.0 rating. NBC finished second in the demographic with a 3.1, beating out FOX's 2.7. Soft demo numbers at 8 and 10 p.m. dropped ABC (2.0) to fourth. The CW drew a 1.0.

Tuesday's hourly results:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" (20.65 million viewers, 12.5/20 households)

NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.5 million, 5.3/9)

FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (6.5 million, 3.8/6)

ABC: "Shark Tank" (5.3 million, 3.5/6)

The CW: "90210" (2.5 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.4 million, 10.7/17)

ABC: "Dancing with the Stars" results (12.5 million, 8.3/13)

NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (9.6 million, 5.8/9)

FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.3 million, 3.1/5)

The CW: "Melrose Place (2009)" (1.5 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.1)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Good Wife" (13.4 million, 8.9/15)

ABC: "The Forgotten (TV)" (7.5 million, 5.1/9)

NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (6.6 million, 4.3/7)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (3.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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