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Primetime Ratings Tuesday: ‘NCIS’ Takes Title for CBS

Pictured: Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee,Emily Wickersham as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Wilmer Valderrama as NCIS Special Agent Nicholas "Nick" Torres.
(Image credit: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

CBS won the Tuesday ratings battle, with NCIS setting the pace. CBS rated a 0.7 on the night, per the Nielsen overnights, with a 5 share. In second was NBC at 0.6/4. 

NCIS got a 0.8 and FBI a 0.7, both level with last week. FBI: Most Wanted shot up 20% to 0.6. 

On NBC, Young Rock scored a flat 0.6 and Kenan lost 20% for a 0.4. This Is Us dropped 11% to 0.8 and New Amsterdam slid 33% to 0.4.

Univision was at 0.4/3. Vencer El Desamor got a 0.5, Te Acuerdas De Mi a 0.4 and La Hija Del Embajador a 0.3. All three stayed level. 

ABC, Fox and Telemundo all scored a 0.3/2. ABC had To Tell the Truth at 0.5 and comedy reruns, then Soul of a Nation at 0.2. Both new episodes were flat. 

On Fox it was the premiere of home improvement show Holmes Family Effect at 0.3 across two hours. 

Telemundo had Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Suerte De Loli and Buscando A Frida all at a flat 0.3. 

The CW got a 0.2/1. The Flash and Superman & Lois both lost a tenth for a 0.2. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.