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CBS tops quiet Tuesday

'NCIS' leads winning parade of reruns

After dominating last week’s primetime ratings with mostly firstrun fare, CBS showed Tuesday it can also turn the trick with repeats, winning all three hours in both the 18-49 demo and in overall viewers.

The top three programs Tuesday were all reruns on the Eye, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen: “NCIS” (2.9 rating/9 share, 15.4 million viewers overall) at 8 p.m., “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.4/7, 12.3 million) at 9 and “The Good Wife” (1.7/5, 9.0 million) at 10.

ABC had the next best alternative with 8 p.m. entry “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.4/5, 5.7 million), which doesn’t normally air on Tuesdays. Viewers trickled away from the Alphabet net’s repeats — as with the broadcast networks overall — in ensuing hours, from “Scrubs” (1.3/4, 3.5 million) to “Better Off Ted” (1.0/3, 2.9 million) and then “Oprah’s Christmas at the White House” (0.9/3, 3.3 million).

NBC finished second to CBS on the night, on the relative strength of the two-hour “The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?” (1.4/4, 4.3 million) and “The Jay Leno Show” (1.4/4, 5.1 million). Fox devoted its two primetime hours to a re-airing of “Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special” (1.1/3, 4.1 million), while the CW barely registered with “90210” (0.4/1, 1.1 million) and “Melrose Place” (0.3/1, 0.7 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS 2.4/7, NBC 1.5/4, Univision 1.2/4, ABC 1.2/3, Fox 1.1/3, CW 0.4/1.

In total viewers: CBS 12.2 million, NBC 4.6 million, Fox 4.1 million, ABC 4.1 million, Univision 3.4 million, CW 0.9 million.

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