Tuesday Night Ratings Analysis - 10/16/07
Tuesday Night Ratings Analysis - 10/16/07
NCIS, ladies and gentleman, your number one Tuesday night TV program.  That's right, NCIS had the most overall viewers of any TV series last night, much to the bemusement of everyone I've ever met.  Literally, I don't even know what NCIS is about.   Can someone let me know?  I know it stars a silver-haired middle aged man who looks relatively swarthy.  I'm guessing that at the beginning of the show, some crime is committed and that, after an investigation, the crime is solved.  NCIS.  I don't get it.  It beat Dancing with the Stars last night.  It didn't have House to compete with because of baseball, but still.  Color me baffled.

Highest Rated Program of the Night:
NCIS – 17.4 million viewers

8pm Time Slot Winner: NCIS

9pm Time Slot Winner: Dancing with the Stars – 17 million viewers

10pm Time Slot Winner: Law & Order: SVU – 12.5 million viewers

FOX averaged around 11 million viewers over the course of the night for its coverage of the American League Championship Series, featuring the Boston Red Sox versus the Cleveland Indians.  FOX can't be very happy right now, seeing as the Red Sox find themselves in a 3-1 series hole.  If the Indians end up winning they'll take on the Colorado Rockies in what will likely be one of the lowest rated World Series in recent memory.  Cavemen held steady from last week's numbers with around 6.9 million tuned in.  The episode was actually pretty funny.  Beauty and the Geek ramped up about 500k and finished with 3.5 million viewers.

The Unit notched its season high with around 12 million tuned in.  Reaper gained 600,000 from last week, finishing with 3.3 million, making it the highest rated episode of the show's young life.  Boston Legal (10.2 million) and Cane (8.5 million)  both lost a significant amount of viewers in the 10pm slot.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: TVGuide
Image Courtesy of CBS