Mark Harmon in NCIS by Cliff Lipson/CBS Mark Harmon in NCIS by Cliff Lipson/CBS

How this happened, I cannot begin to imagine, but the season finale of NCIS drew more viewers - 14.4 million of 'em - than the season-enders of Lost (which drew 13.86 million), Heroes (13.48 million) and 24 (10.31 million). Dag - Grandma must really like that Mark Harmon character.

In other ratings news, the season finales of Fox's House and ABC's Boston Legal handily won their time slots Tuesday. Even with the DOA On the Lot as a lead-in, House pulled in 16.9 million viewers (versus On the Lot's 4.0). Boston Legal trounced the competition with 9.8 million viewers.