golden boy ratings TV ratings: 'Golden Boy' not so golden but CBS dominates TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

The premiere of “Golden Boy” wasn’t up to the gold standard for CBS Tuesday night. While it improved the timeslot vs. last week and led its hour, it was well below the premiere numbers for “Vegas” in the fall.

CBS still ruled Tuesday, though, as both “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” destroyed their competition. ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” had a decent start for ABC, but NBC’s lineup remained low and The CW’s “Cult” didn’t gain any new followers in its second week.

CBS averaged 15.9 million viewers and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households for the night, lapping the field on the way to a dominant win. ABC finished a distant second with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.8/6. FOX (3.6 million, 2.3/3) edged NBC (3.4 million, 2.3/4) for third. The CW drew 1.15 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to CBS, whose 2.7 rating was a point better than the 1.7s for ABC and FOX, which tied for second. NBC averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (20.5 million viewers, 12.8/20 households)
ABC: “Celebrity Wife Swap” season premiere (7 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: “Raising Hope” – two episodes (3.4 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.4 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (3.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.8 million, 10.6/16)
ABC: “The Taste” (4.1 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: “New Girl” (4.3 million, 2.8/4)/”The Mindy Project” (3.2 million, 2.1/3)
NBC: “Go On” (3.15 million, 2.0/3)/”The New Normal” (2.6 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Cult” (877,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.9) 10 p.m. CBS: “Golden Boy” series premiere (10.5 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: “Body of Proof” (6.3 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “Smash” (3 million, 2.1/4) 18-49 leader: “Golden Boy” (1.8) 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