TV Ratings Report: NCIS Over American Idol

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NCIS achieved a milestone last night, outdrawing American Idol for the first time in history - in total viewers - for the 8 p.m. hour when these two went head-to-head. This is especially noteworthy considering it marked the latter's first live show of the season...

Ned and Tony

8 p.m.
NCIS: 18 million
American Idol: 15.6 million
The Biggest Loser: 5.7 million
Last Man Standing: 7.3 million/Cougar Town: 4.3 million
Hart of Dixie rerun: 890,000

9 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles: 15.6 million
The River: 4 million
Ringer: 1.1 million

10 p.m.
Unforgettable: 9.9 million
Parenthood: 5.1 million
Body of Proof: 6.8 million

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