TV ratings: Tuesday viewers love 'NCIS,' even in reruns

markharmon_ncis_290.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

Even though it was a repeat, "NCIS" still drew Tuesday's biggest audience and led CBS to a ratings victory. "The Biggest Loser," meanwhile, scored a demographic win for NBC.

CBS' night of reruns still drew 12.1 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in households for the night, beating second-place ABC's 10.7 million and 6.6/11. NBC (8.4 million, 5.2/8) came in third. FOX (6.5 million, 4.0/6) was fourth, and The CW was way back with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.1 rating. ABC finished second with a 2.6, just ahead of FOX, 2.5, and CBS, 2.4. The CW managed only a 0.5.

Tuesday night hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (16.1 million viewers, 10.0/16 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (9.3 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" special (8.9 million, 5.0/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.8 million, 4.3/7)
The CW: "90210" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.4)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" results (14.7 million, 9.3/14)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (11.1 million, 7.2/11)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (10.2 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
The CW: "Melrose Place" rerun (844,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (4.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" rerun (9.3 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "The Forgotten" (8.6 million, 5.7/10)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)

18-49 leader: "The Forgotten" (2.0)

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

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