Cote de Pablo and Mark Harmon in NCIS by Robert Voets/CBS
Tuesday's ratings recap, here and now:
dominated the hour with 16.26 million total viewers, a
19 percent week-to-week surge. (It was also
' most-watched outing since last Dec. 12.) ABC's
combo placed second with about 9 mil each.
(7.89 mil) and
Beauty and the Geek
(2.66 mil) each lost around 350 thou.
With 17.28 million viewers,
results show (15.7 mil, dipping 902K) some bad medicine, in total viewers
key demos. Up 600,000 from its season opener,
came in third with 11.34 mil.
(2.82 mil) reaped 400 thou fewer souls than in its debut.
Law & Order: SVU
(11.7 mil) topped... yet dropped (400K).
(10.94 mil) gained 640 thou week-to-week to best CBS'
(whose ratings soured 17 percent from the premiere).
an update on Heroes' season premiere
, which now - factoring in Saturday's replay - can boast an audience of 17 million (up from the original 14.1 mil). That adjustment, thanks to a new rule now under review by Nielsen, helped NBC tie ABC for that week in the 18-49 demographic.