Tuesday TV Ratings: CBS Dominates Night With ‘NCIS’ & ‘FBI’ Ratings Power

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CBS once again took the lead in a big way Tuesday night with the top 18-49 demo and total viewers winner, NCIS. The series, currently in its 17th season, hit a season high — in an episode directed by cast member Rocky Carroll — in total viewers with 13.44 million, a slight uptick from last week’s 13.22 million.

Coming in second in both categories was the show airing after Gibbs and Company, FBI, whose crossover with Chicago P.D. helped it climb a bit from last week’s total viewers (10.67 million) for not only a season high but its highest viewership in its two-season run. Spinoff FBI: Most Wanted fell from last week’s series high (9.49 million) but still won the 10 pm hour in both 18-49 and total viewers.

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Here’s the breakdown for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.3 13.43
The Conners – R (ABC) 0.6 4.13
Ellen’s Game of Games – R (NBC) 1.0 4.82
The Resident – R (Fox) 0.5 2.19
The Flash – R (CW) 0.1 564,000
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess – R (CBS) 0.4 2.61
9 p.m. New Amsterdam – R (NBC) 0.5 2.92
FBI (CBS) 1.2 10.81
Empire (FOX) 0.6 2.58
mixed-ish – R (ABC) 0.4 2.30
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow -R (CW) 0.1 359,000
9:30 p.m. black-ish – R (ABC) 0.4 2.10
10 p.m. FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) 0.9 8.18
NBC News Special (NBC) 0.6 3.56
For Life (ABC) 0.6 2.38