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Primetime Ratings: CBS Runs Through Tuesday Competition

CBS retained its Tuesday night primetime dominance with
another sound victory Dec. 15.  The
network won every time slot thanks to powerhouses NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles,
and The Good Wife.  Elsewhere in primetime, NBC finished second
thanks to improving marks for the second installment of The Sing-Off.

NCIS averaged a
4.3/13 and 20.6 million viewers in the opening hour.  ABC, NBC and Fox ran to a three-way tie at
2.3/7.  ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas; NBC countered with The Sing-Off; Fox ran So You
Think You Can Dance
.  The CW's Vampire Diaries rerun drew a 0.6/2.

CBS stayed in front at 9 with NCIS: Los Angeles spinning a 3.6/10 and 17.4 million viewers.  NBC's second hour of Sing-Off tallied a 2.8/8. 
Fox's Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong averaged
a 1.7/5.  ABC's Scrubs pulled a 1.5/4. 
Another Vampire Diaries rerun
on the CW charted a 0.6/2.

The Good Wife remained
in first at 10 with a 2.8/8 and 14.1 million viewers.  NBC's The
Jay Leno Show
was second with a 1.8/5. 
ABC's rerun of The Forgotten averaged
a 1.0/3.

CBS dominated the night with a 3.6/10 and 17.3 million
viewers overall.  NBC was next at 2.3/7
and 6.4 million viewers, nearly three times less than CBS' tally.  Fox was third at 2.0/6.  ABC finished at 1.6/5.  The CW averaged a 0.6/2.