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TV Ratings: CBS Carries The Week

Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
March 28th, 2013 8:24pm EDT

'NCIS'

CBS was tops in the ratings last week, thanks mostly to its most-watched program, ‘NCIS,’ which nabbed more than 19 million viewers and the number one slot. The Eye Network also had three of the top six programs, including ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and other hits were in repeats.

Despite a lower-than-usual Spring start, ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ did well with more than 17 million viewers, besting both editions of FOX’s ‘American Idol’ by several million viewers. That show averaged 12.94 and 11.93 million viewers on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Remember the days when the show could top 30 million? Me neither.

NBC barely registered, although it should do better with the return of ‘The Voice’ when next week’s numbers come out.

Here’s a look at the Top 20, including the top cable programs:

1. "NCIS," CBS, 19.79 million viewers

2. "Dancing with the Stars," ABC, 17.06 million viewers

3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.84 million viewers

4. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 12.94 million viewers

5. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 11.93 million viewers

6. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 11.58 million viewers

7. "Castle," ABC, 11.26 million viewers

8. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 10.99 million viewers

9. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 10.53 million viewers

10. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.50 million viewers

11. "The Bible," History, 10.27 million viewers

12. "Survivor: Caramoan," CBS, 9.79 million viewers

13. "Dancing with the Stars: Exclusive First Look," ABC, 9.76 million viewers

14. "The Good Wife," CBS, 9.59 million viewers

15. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 9.39 million viewers

16. "The Amazing Race," CBS, 9.33 million viewers

17. "Golden Boy," CBS, 9.26 million viewers

18. "Splash," ABC, 9.02 million viewers

19. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 8.99 million viewers

20. "2 Broke Girls," CBS, 8.56 million viewers

 

Photo Credits: CBS Corporation