At 8pm there was no beating NCIS as the ratings giant was miles ahead of the competition in terms of total viewers and the all import 18-49 demo. The detective drama, now in its 10th season, drew a hefty 22.34 million viewers with a 3.8 18-49 rating. That figure makes the episode the second highest rated of NCIS ever – the highest ever was 22.87 million viewers for an episode that aired in February 2011 – so there show came very close to topping that figure.
Elsewhere last night at 8pm a repeat of Modern Family on ABC commanded 5.1 million viewers with a 1.6 rating followed at 8.30pm by a repeat of Suburgatory which had 3.1 million viewers and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Raising Hope on Fox pulled in 3.7 million viewers with a 1.6 rating followed by Ben and Kate which had a small 2.3 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. On NBC a double-bill of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers drew 5.9 million viewers and a 1.4 rating at 8pm and 5.9 million viewers with a higher 1.8 rating. The hour was rounded off by the return of Hart of Dixie on The CW which had 1.4 million viewers and a 0.6 18-49 rating.
At 9pm NCIS: Los Angeles drew 17.4 million viewers with a 2.7 18-49 rating winning the hour. Comedy New Girl on Fox pulled in 3.6 million with a 1.9 rating followed by The Mindy Project with 2.7 million and a 1.3 rating. NBC’s Go On had 4.3 million viewers with a 1.7 rating followed by The New Normal which had 3.2 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. Happy Endings on ABC was seen by 3 million viewers with a 1.3 rating followed by Don’t Trust The B In Apt 23 which had 2.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. The CW’s medical drama Emily Owens MD had 1 million viewers with a lowly 0.3 rating as the remaining episodes of the cancelled series air.
Parenthood on NBC at 10pm had 4.9 million viewers with a 1.9 rating winning the hour in terms of 18-49 viewers. CBS’s period drama Vegas had more total viewers though as 11 million tuned in giving it a 1.6 18-49 rating. The penultimate episode of Private Practice on ABC meanwhile had 4 million viewers with a 1.2 rating.