cotedepablo ncis 290 TV ratings: CBS rolls Tuesday; Heather Locklear doesn't help 'Melrose Place'Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

The top of Tuesday’s ratings looked pretty much the same — CBS cruised to a win. Farther down the list, though, ABC’s “V” slipped again and Heather Locklear’s first “Melrose Place” appearance didn’t do much to boost the show.

(The CW does note that “Melrose Place” drew its biggest audience since Oct. 6, but not by much. Tuesday’s show drew 1.54 million viewers, 158,000 more than last week and just 45,000 more than two weeks ago.)

CBS easily won the night with 15.9 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households. ABC (10.9 million, 7.0/11) came in second. NBC (8.3 million, 4.8/8) finished third, while FOX grabbed fourth with 6 million viewers and a 3.8/6. The CW (1.8 million, 1.3/2) was in the back of the pack.

CBS also snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating. NBC’s 3.0 was good for second, beating out the 2.7 for ABC and 2.4 for FOX. The CW could only muster a 0.9.

Tuesday’s hourly results:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (20.2 million viewers, 12.3/19 households)
NBC: Special – “Merry Madagascar” (9 million, 4.7/7)/”The Biggest Loser” (9.6 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: “V” (9.26 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (6.5 million, 4.2/6)
The CW: “90210” (2.1 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS” (4.1)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” (15.9 million, 10.2/16)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.8 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (9.5 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.4 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “Melrose Place” (1.54 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader:
“The Biggest Loser” (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (12.7 million, 8.4/15)
ABC: “The Forgotten” (7.7 million, 5.0/9)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (6.1 million, 3.9/7)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” (2.6)

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

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Posted by:Rick Porter