intelligence-premiere-ratings-CBS-marg-helgenberger-josh-holloway.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013

Tuesday night TV was back this week with a nearly full slate of new shows, including a couple series premieres.

“Intelligence” debuted to 16.6 million viewers, which is up a million viewers from the last new “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode. However, starting Jan. 13, the new Marg Helgenberger drama moves to its regular time, Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT, where its lead-in will be the CBS’ comedy block instead of “NCIS,” so it remains to be seen how “Intelligence” fares without the lead-in from the biggest show on TV.

In other premieres, “Killer Women” debuted to 3.9 million viewers, which is not good. It’s up slightly from the new “What Would You Do” episodes before the holidays and also the last new “Lucky 7” episode. But it’s not an auspicious start for the new Texas Rangers crime show.

A new “NCIS” propelled CBS to a ratings with, with an average of 16.5 million viewers and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households. NBC was a distant second with 5.9 million viewers and a 3.7/6, followed by ABC at 4.99 million and a 3.1/5, FOX at 3.2 million and a 1.9/3 and the CW at 1.1 million and a 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS also won with a 2.4 rating, followed by NBC (1.8), ABC and FOX tied at 1.5 and the CW at 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (20.7 million, 12.8/19)
ABC: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (6.5 million, 3,9/6)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.4 million, 3.5/5)
FOX: “Dads” (3.7 million, 2.2/3) / “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (3.5 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (1.1 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “NCIS” (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Intelligence” series premiere (16.6 million, 10.1/15)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.4 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: “The Goldbergs” (5.4 million, 3.1/5)/”Trophy Wife” (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “New Girl” (3.2 million, 1.9/3) / “The Mindy Project” (2.6 million, 1.6/2)

The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Intelligence” (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:  “Person of Interest” (12.1 million, 7.5/12)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” (6.8 million, 4.3/7)

ABC: “Killer Women” series premiere (3.9 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: “Person of Interest (2.0)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."