TV Ratings: NCIS Los Angeles Slumps to Series Lows

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NCIS: Los Angeles took a big hit in the ratings Sunday night. 

The CBS drama aired two episodes on the night, and they were the lowest-rated hours of the series to date. 

The first hour did 4.5 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. 

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The second fell even further to 4 million viewers and a 0.4 rating. 

The series had a weaker lead-in than usual with A Holly Dolly Christmas drawing 6.2 million viewers in the opening hour of the night. 

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Still, a series on the air for as long as NCIS: LA should not be lead-in dependent. 

Meanwhile, America's Funniest Home Videos (4.7 million viewers/0.6 rating) and Supermarket Sweep (2.8 million/0.6 rating) were both steady for ABC. 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2.9 million/0.5 rating) and Card Sharks (1.8 million/0.3 rating) were each up a tenth. 

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Over on The CW, Pandora (364,000) and The Outpost (350,000) were stuck at their elusive 0.1 ratings, but they were both up in total viewers. 

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FOX's rotation of The Simpsons (1.6 million/0.5 rating), Bless the Harts (1.1 million/0.4 rating), Bob's Burgers (1.2 million/0.5 rating), and Family Guy (1.4 million/0.6 rating) were all on par with their recent results. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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