‘FBI’ Franchise Seals Tuesday Ratings Win for CBS

While ratings dipped slightly across all three titles, total average viewers increased

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Smitty and Forrester on "FBI International" (CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

All three “FBI” titles banded together to seal victory in both the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total average viewership for CBS Tuesday, according to Nielsen’s live plus same-day figures. While the network saw a slight dip in ratings from last week (0.49 to 0.45 in the key age range), it increased its viewing figures, from 6.1 million average viewers to Tuesday’s 6.3.

Episode 4 of the flagship and spinoff series — “FBI,” “FBI: International” and “FBI: Most Wanted” — delivered solid audience numbers: 7.4, 6.1 and 5.4 million average viewers, respectively. Each program increased its viewers by a couple to several hundreds of thousands of watchers.