Shooting People Beats Losing Weight, Ratings Confirm


Last night's CBS premiere block of NCIS and two new series NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife racked up the night's highest ratings per timeslot, besting ABC's two-hour episode of Dancing With the Stars and NBC's two-hour edition of The Biggest Loser. The figures, as well as the scarily low-rated CW entry, after the jump.

Only new programming is listed.


NCIS: 20 million viewers, (4.6 preliminary adults 18-49)

NCIS: Los Angeles: 18.3 million viewers, (4.3)

The Good Wife: 13.7 million viewers, (3.1)


The Biggest Loser: 7.4 million (3.1)

The Jay Leno Show: 6.8 million (2.4)


Dancing With the Stars: 15.1 million (3.5)

The Forgotten: 9.5 million (2.5)


Hell's Kitchen: 6.8 million (3.3)


90210: 2.2 million (1.1)

Melrose Place: 1.5 million (0.8)

In the name of all that is Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, say it isn't so. Heather Locklear, don your smart pantsuit and come running!