It is amazing for a show in its eighth season to post a series high in today’s fragmented TV universe. It is even more amazing for an eight-year-old show to do it twice. That’s what CBSNCIS did last night, drawing its largest Live+same day audience to date, 22.7 million, and eclipsing the previous record of 19.9 million posted just 3 weeks ago. In adults 18-49, the veteran procedural averaged a 4.6/12, up 12% from its last original 2 weeks ago and its best result in more than a year. NCIS‘ hot steak has been helped by Fox’s Glee airing repeats in the 8 PM slot for the entire month of January but still, packing such audiences at this stage of a show’s lifespan is pretty remarkable. NCIS was easily the top program of the night in viewers and 18-49, leading CBS to a nightly win in both categories. NCIS: LA (3.8/9, up 15% vs. 1/18; 17.8 million) and The Good Wife (2.2/6, up 5%; 12.1 million)  extended CBS’ winning ways with time-slot wins at 9 PM and 10 PM. At 10 PM, The Good Wife was tied in the demo with NBC’s Parenthood, which was also up 5% from its most recent original 2 weeks ago. Parenthood followed a two-hour Biggest Loser: Couples (3.3/8), which was up 3% from last week’s hourlong telecast to match its season high for a non-finale episode.

With a No Ordinary Family repeat (1.1/3) as a lead-in, ABC’s V (1.7/4) was down 15% from Jan. 18 when it followed an original Family to hit a series low. Struggling freshman Detroit 1-8-7 (1.2/3) at 10 PM was up 20% from its last original 3 weeks ago but still finished dead last in the hour.

Following a Glee repeat (1.7/4), Fox aired the finale of Million Dollar Money Drop (1.8/4), which was down 5% from its most recent episode 2 weeks ago.

Wurlitzer28
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I love the show but it now looks like they took all the out of focus cameras...
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DJT I know what you mean, the last time I watched Human Target (which I liked) it...
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First of all, Bellisario had to go because of constant budget and deadline problems and apparently 'a...

The big wedding episode of CW’s One Tree Hill (2.4 million) drew the show’s largest audience in more than a year, 2.4 million, and posted season highs in key demos, including 18-34 (1.3/4). Hellcats (1.9 million, 1.1/3 in 18-34) was even with last week’s demo delivery and down 14% in total viewers.