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“NCIS” is the Night’s Top Program in Viewers and Key Demos
“NCIS: Los Angeles” Tops Combined Competition in Viewers
“Golden Boy” Grows in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS won every half-hour in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, led by NCIS, the night’s top program in all key ratings measures, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, March 19.
NCIS was first in households (12.0/19), viewers (19.09m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10) at 8:00 PM. NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +650,000 viewers (vs.18.44m, +4%). NCIS was the night’s #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.4/16), viewers (16.89m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08). NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +630,000 viewers (vs. 16.26m, +4%).
At 10:00 PM, GOLDEN BOY was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.26m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05). Compared to last week, GOLDEN BOY was up +11% in households (from 5.5/09), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06), +13% in adults 18-49 (from 1.5/05) and added +730,000 viewers (from 8.53m, +9%).
For the night, CBS was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (14.98m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).
Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.
First Look: NCIS: L.A. spinoff sees “Red”
“I’m sure it’s a question a lot of people are asking and I can assure everyone it’s not something that we approached lightly,” Brennan tells TVGuide.com. “It’s something that I certainly wouldn’t have done if I didn’t think we could make it different and turn a different light on the NCIS world.”
The key difference is that the characters at the heart of the new series, which will be introduced Tuesday in the first hour of a two-part NCIS: Los Angeles (9/8c, CBS), are part of the Red Team, a mobile NCIS unit that can be deployed anywhere in the country. When a murder in Idaho is connected to one in Los Angeles, Sam (LL Cool J) and Callen (Chris O’Donnell) join forces with the Red Team, led by Agent Paris Summerskill (Kim Raver).