TV ratings: 'NCIS' sets another record as CBS dominates Tuesday

ncis-short-fuse-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

"NCIS" set another viewership record on Tuesday, drawing close to 23 million people as it led CBS to a dominant ratings win for the night. "The Biggest Loser" and "One Tree Hill" also posted gains, but "V" continued to scuffle.

CBS averaged 17.5 million viewers and a 10.4 rating/16 share in households for the night. That was more than double the average for second-place NBC (8.2 million, 4.9/8). FOX (5 million, 3.0/5) barely beat ABC (4.95 million, 3.1/5) for third place. The CW drew 2.1 million viewers and a 1.3/2, up a bit from last week.

The adults 18-49 race was much closer, although CBS still finished on top with a 3.5 rating. NBC took second with a 2.9. FOX's 1.7 was good enough for third. ABC averaged 1.3 in the demographic and The CW 1.0.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"NCIS" (22.7 million viewers, 13.2/20 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.7 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.4 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (4.6)

9 p.m.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.75 million, 10.5/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (9.65 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "V" (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Million Dollar Money Drop" (5.1 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: "Hellcats" (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.8)

10 p.m.

"The Good Wife" (12.1 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: "Parenthood" (6.2 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.4 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" and "Parenthood" tied at 2.2

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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