NCIS returned Tuesday from its three-week break to a season low, while Cougar Town saw its best numbers in a month.
The drama drew 18.6 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — its lowest rating all season — but, as usual, it was still the night's top show. NCIS: Los Angeles (16.06 million, 2.8) also slipped to tie its season low, but Unforgettable (11.32 million, 2.1) inched up two-tenths to give CBS the win.
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Despite facing off against a fresh NCIS, Cougar Town (4.61 million, 1.6) enjoyed double-digit growth in both measures to post its best numbers since its Feb. 14 season premiere. The River (3.98 million, 1.4) finale followed with a small bump in the demo, but Cougar Town lead-in Last Man Standing (7.04 million, 1.9) fell to a series low.
Fox suffered the most blows with its entire comedy block hitting season lows.
In its second week, Fashion Star (4.86 million, 1.8) was up 7 and 13 percent, respectively.
CBS: NCIS 18.6 million viewers (3.3 demo rating)
ABC: Last Man Standing 7.04 million (1.9); Cougar Town 4.61 million (1.6)
Fox: Raising Hope 3.8 million (1.6); I Hate My Teenage Daughter 2.98 million (1.2)
NBC: The Biggest Loser 6.55 million (2.2) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: 90210 1.27 million (0.7)
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles 16.06 million (2.8)
ABC: The River 3.98 million (1.4)
Fox: New Girl 5.12 million (2.6); Breaking In 2.96 million (1.3)
CW: Ringer 1.16 million (0.5)
CBS: Unforgettable 11.32 million (2.1)
ABC: Body of Proof (R) 4.65 million (.9)
NBC: Fashion Star 4.86 million (1.8)