chrisodonnell ncisla 290 TV ratings: 'NCIS: LA' cools, CBS still rules TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

The audience for “NCIS: Los Angeles” fell off a little bit Tuesday, which allowed “The Biggest Loser” to move ahead of it in the adults 18-49 demographic. In total viewers, though, it and the rest of CBS’ lineup still dominated the night.

CBS averaged about 16.5 million viewers and a 10.4 rating/17 share for the night, nearly doubling the viewer total for second-place ABC (8.3 million, 5.6/9). NBC (8.1 million, 5.0/8) came in third. FOX was fourth with 6.4 million viewers and a 3.7/6, and The CW, per usual, was back of the pack with 1.9 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

CBS also led the 18-49 demo with a 3.6 rating, holding off NBC’s 3.1. FOX, 2.8, took third in the demographic advertisers love, followed by ABC at 2.0 and The CW at 1.0.

Tuesday night hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (19.8 million viewers, 12.2/19 households)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (8.6 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (7.3 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
The CW: “90210” 2.2 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: “NCIS” (4.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.1 million, 10.1/16)
ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” results (11.8 million, 7.9/12)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (9.6 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.5 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: “Melrose Place” (1.6 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “The Biggest Loser” (3.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (13.4 million, 8.7/15)
ABC: “The Forgotten” (7.8 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (6.2 million, 4.0/7)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” (2.9)

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