jessica lucas cult premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Cult' and 'Body of Proof' premiere quietly and CBS dominates another TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Tuesday night once again belonged to CBS. “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” were down a little from their last original episodes, but they swept their hours in viewers and adults 18-49, as did “Vegas” at 10 o’clock.

Elsewhere, “Cult” got off to a soft start on The CW with its series premiere, and “Body of Proof” was weak for ABC, tying its series low among adults 18-49. NBC’s comedies and “Smash” were also in a bad way Tuesday. “New Girl” and the rest of FOX’s comedy block was off as well.

CBS averaged 15.65 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/15 share in households for the night, more than doubling the 6.6 million and 4.4/7 for second-place ABC. NBC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) edged FOX (3.5 million, 2.1/3) for third. The CW drew 1.2 million people and a 0.8/1.

CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating. ABC finished second with a 1.8, just ahead of FOX’s 1.7. NBC scored a 1.1 and The CW a 0.4.

]]>ABC: “The Taste” (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (4.7 million, 2.9/4)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (3.7 million, 2.2/3)/”New Girl” rerun (2.8 million, 1.6/2)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.4 million, 1.0/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (3.5) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.3 million, 10.2/15)
ABC: “The Bachelor: Sean Tells All” (8.1 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: “New Girl” (4.4 million, 2.6/4)/”The Mindy Project” (3 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: “Go On” (3.3 million, 2.1/3)/”The New Normal” (2.8 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Cult” series premiere (941,000, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “Vegas” (9.7 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: “Body of Proof” season premiere (6.7 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “Smash” (3.3 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: “Vegas” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter