Tuesday TV Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Takes the Lead With Total Viewers and Key Demo

NCIS Season 17 Episode 20
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Gibbs and company of NCIS took a huge lead over other Tuesday primetime programming with an over four million difference in total viewers from the second-place show (the first of two FBI: Most Wanted episodes brought in 8.97 million viewers in the 9 pm hour) . The CBS procedural, featuring a guest star turn by actor Christopher Lloyd, also took the lead in the 18-49 demo with a 1.2 rating.

Word of an early end for Fox’s once-hotter-than-hot Empire didn’t raise its numbers for it’s now-penultimate episode. In fact, this week’s installment dropped slightly from last week’s 2.8 million viewers.

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Here’s the breakdown for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS – (CBS) 1.2 13.18
The Conners (ABC) 1.0 5.99
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.0 4.96
The Masked Singer – R (Fox) 0.6 2.58
The Flash – R (CW) 0.1 449,000
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.6 3.54
9 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.0 5.93
FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) 0.9 8.97
Empire (Fox) 0.7 2.71
mixed-ish (ABC) 0.5 2.56
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow– R (CW) 0.0 297,000
9:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) 0.5 2.29
10 p.m. FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) 0.8 7.27
NBC News Special (NBC) 0.6 3.71
For Life (ABC) 0.5 2.20