Ratings: 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' draw a crowd for CBS

ncis-la-standoff-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

The mid-season premieres of CBS's "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" proved to be stellar performers once again, bringing CBS to the lead by a wide margin on an otherwise soft Tuesday night. ABC's "V" and NBC's "The Biggest Loser" dipped after last week's premieres, but managed to retain most of their audiences.

CBS led the overall race Tuesday with 17.3 million viewers and a 10.5 rating/16 share in households. NBC (7.6 million, 4.7/7) came in second, finishing comfortably ahead of ABC (5.4 million, 3.4/5). FOX came in fourth with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.1/5. A night of repeats on The CW drew 937,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

CBS scored a 3.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo to lead the pack. NBC had a 2.8, followed by FOX at 1.7, ABC at 1.5, and CW at only 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (21.9 million viewers, 12.9/20 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Couples" (8.3 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (4.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (18.0 million, 10.7/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Couples" (9.0 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "V" (5.7 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Million Dollar Money Drop" (5.1 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" rerun (904,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: LA" (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" (12.2 million, 7.8/13)
NBC: "Parenthood" (5.6 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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