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Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Blows Away Competition on Tuesday

CBS series wins the night in total viewers and key demo

“NCIS” easily carried CBS to a win in Tuesday night’s ratings, with the long-running procedural outdrawing all of its competition in both total viewers and in the key demographic.

Airing at 8 p.m., “NCIS” scored 16.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. That is more than double the viewership and nearly double the rating of its nearest competition on a competing network for the night, with NBC’s “Chicago Fire” drawing 8.1 million viewers and a 1.8 rating at 10.

Meanwhile, on Fox, Megan Fox‘s debut on comedy series “New Girl” was good enough for a slight uptick in the show’s ratings from last week. The show scored a 1.4 rating and 3.2 million viewers, up from 2.9 million viewers the previous week.

CBS finished in first place with a 1.8 rating and just under 12 million viewers. “NCIS” aired at 8, followed by “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9. That show earned 12.7 million viewers and a 1.9 rating. “Limitless” got 6.4 million viewers and 1.3 rating at 10.

NBC finished second with a 1.5 rating and 6.3 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” aired at 8, earning 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1. rating. “Chicago Med” followed at 9 with 7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. “Chicago Fire” aired at 10.

The CW came in third with a 1.1 rating and but fourth in viewers with 2.7 million. “The Flash” got just under 4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating at 8. “iZombie” got just under 1.5 million viewers and a 0.6 rating at 9.

Fox finished fourth with a 1.0 rating but fifth in viewers with 2.5 million. “New Girl” aired at 8, followed by “Grandfathered at 8:30, which got 2.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got 2.3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating at 9. “The Grinder” got just under 2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating at 9:30.

ABC finished fifth with a 0.8 rating but third in total viewers with just under 3 million. “Fresh Off the Boat” got 4.5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating at 8. “The Muppets” got 2.9 million viewers and a 0.9 rating at 8:30. “Agent Carter” got 2.9 million viewers and a 0.8 rating at 9. “What Would You Do?” followed at 10 with 2.3 million viewers and a 0.6 rating.

Univision finished sixth with a 0.7 rating and 1.9 million viewers.

Telemundo came in seventh with 0.6 rating and 1.3 million viewers.