First-run episodes of CBS’s Tuesday dramas made a strong return led by NCIS, which in its eighth season delivered nearly 22 million viewers – its largest audience ever – leading the Network to a sweep of every half-hour in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 11.
NCIS was first in households (12.9/20), viewers (21.93m), adults 25-54 (6.1/15) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12). NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined in viewers (21.93m vs. 19.48m, +13%). NCIS posted its largest-ever viewers delivery, posted its best adults 25-54 rating since Jan. 5, 2010, and its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 20, 2009.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.7/16), viewers (18.13m), adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09). NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best viewers delivery since Sept. 22, 2009 (the series premiere) and its best ratings in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct.19, 2010.
THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (12.29m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06). THE GOOD WIFE beat the competition combined in viewers by +16% (vs. 10.64m for both NBC and ABC). THE GOOD WIFE posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since Nov. 9, 2010, and its best delivery in adults 18-49 since Oct. 26, 2010.
For the night, CBS was first in households (10.5/17), viewers (17.45m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). CBS posted its best Tuesday delivery in viewers since Feb. 9, 2010, and its best in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct. 19, 2010.