‘NCIS’ delivers over 20 million+, gets closer against ‘American Idol’

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Mark Harmon gaining on Simon as “NCIS” DELIVERS 20.22 MILLION VIEWERS OPPOSITE “AMERICAN IDOL”


“NCIS: Los Angeles” Posts Significant Increases Over Last First-Run Episode

Rebroadcast of “The Good Wife” Wins Time Period

NCIS delivered 20.22 million viewers opposite “American Idol,” according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 26.

At 8:00 PM, NCIS was second in households (12.2/19), viewers (20.22m), adults 25-54 (5.7/14) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11). 

This is NCIS’s closest competitive position ever with “American Idol” in viewers (vs. 24.45m) and adults 25-54 (vs. 10.1/24).

 At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.3/16), viewers (16.91m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (5.0/12, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (3.7/10).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Jan. 12, 2010), NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +6% in households (from 9.7/15), +16% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/09), +23% in adults 18-49 (from 3.0/07) and added +1.31m viewers (from 15.60m, +8%). 

This was NCIS: LOS ANGELES’s best first-run lead-in retention levels in both adults 25-54 (88%) and adults 18-49 (93%) since November 24, 2009.

At 10:00 PM, a rebroadcast of THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (6.7/12), viewers (9.97m), adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). 

(source: data and information provided by CBS)


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