TV ratings: 'NCIS' rises Tuesday, 'The Biggest Loser' premiere down

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ncis-oct-15-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

"NCIS" improved on its ratings from a week ago to help lead CBS to a big win in viewers Tuesday night. "Person of Interest" was also up, while the 100th episode of "NCIS: Los Angeles" was even with last week.

Also Tuesday, NBC held onto the 18-49 lead thanks to "The Voice," but "The Biggest Loser" premiere was down a good amount from its most recent season debut in January (though it was up in viewers). "Agents of SHIELD" was fairly steady for ABC, falling a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 from last week. FOX's comedies were flat as well, and The CW's "Originals" and "Supernatural" were both up in adults 18-49 and the network's target demo of adults 18-34.

CBS averaged 15.2 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households for the night, finishing way ahead of second-place NBC (9.3 million, 5.9/9). ABC took third with 5 million viewers and a 3.2/5. FOX (3.3 million, 2.1/3) came in fourth, and The CW (2.25 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

NBC grabbed the top spot in the 18-49 demo with a 2.8 rating, beating out CBS' 2.6. ABC finished third with a 1.6, followed by FOX, 1.5, and The CW, 1.1.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (18.4 million viewers, 11.4/18 households)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (7.7 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" season premiere (7 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: "Dads" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.4 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: "The Originals" (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (3.0)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.7 million, 9.1/14)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.7 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: "The Goldbergs" (5.1 million, 3.2/5)/"Trophy Wife" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "New Girl" (3.5 million, 2.2/3)/"The Mindy Project" (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.9)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Person of Interest" (12.4 million, 7.9/13)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" (8.25 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "Chicago Fire" (2.4)

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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Photo/Video credit: CBS