ncis la standoff 320 TV ratings: 'NCIS' duo leads CBS to an easy Tuesday winFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

CBS scored a pretty big ratings win on Tuesday, leading all three hours of primetime in both viewers and adults 18-49. ABC and NBC were both fairly steady with last week’s numbers.

CBS drew 15.8 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/16 share in households for the night, leading ABC (10.3 million, 6.5/11) by a wide margin. NBC took third with 6.3 million viewers and a 4.0/7. FOX (4.6 million, 2.8/4) dropped to fourth with a couple of reruns in its lineup. The CW trailed with 1.7 million people and a 1.1/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS’ 3.6 rating was more than a point better than ABC’s 2.4. NBC was a close third at 2.3, followed by FOX, 1.7, and The CW, 0.8.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (19.1 million viewers, 11.5/18 households)
ABC: “No Ordinary Family” (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (6.7 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (5.55 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.9 million 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS” (4.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16 million, 9.7/15)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (15.3 million, 9.6/15)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.3 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “Raising Hope” rerun (4.35 million, 2.6/4)/”Running Wilde” (3 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Life Unexpected” (1.5 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (12.2 million, 7.9/13)
ABC: “Detroit 1-8-7” (8.3 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: “Parenthood” (4.9 million, 3.2/5)

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. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter