CBS continues to own the early part of the TV week -- easily winning a mid-January Tuesday night with its still-strong "NCIS" shows
after its big win on Monday night. For its part, BET scored well among cable networks with the premiere of two new comedy series.
CBS pulled in a Nielsen preliminary 2.7 rating/7 share on Tuesday with other networks almost a full rating point back on the night. NBC and Univision were each at 1.7/5, followed by Fox at a 1.5/4, ABC with a 1.2/3, and CW at a 0.4/1.
CBS total viewers were over three times that of second-place NBC. It had 16.96 million viewers. NBC earned 4.8 million, followed by Univision at 4.13 million, ABC at 3.7 million, Fox at 3.1 million, and CW with 1.2 million.
CBS' "NCIS" was the highly rated TV show for the night with a 3.9/11, followed by "NCIS: Los Angeles" at a 2.7/7. All others shows were below the two-rating mark.
Also rans: Fox's "New Girl" was at a 1.9/5 at 9 p.m. and NBC's "Parenthood" took in a 1.9/5 at 10 p.m. ABC's best came from a "Modern Family" repeat at 8 p.m., which took in a 1.6/5.
NBC offered up two episodes of its new reality show, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" -- the 8 p.m. episode getting a 1.5/4, and the 8:30 p.m. episode at a 1.8/5.
BET debuted two new shows. Comedy-improv series "Real Husbands of Hollywood" had 4.15 million total viewers (a 2.1 rating among 18-49 viewers); with scripted-comedy series "Second Generation Wayans" had 3.35 million (1.7 rating among 18-49 viewers) -- the top two shows of the night in the 18-49 demographic.