"NCIS: NEW ORLEANS" PREMIERES TO 17 MILLION VIEWERS
"New Orleans" Retains +95% of Its "NCIS" Lead-in Among Viewers
The Season Premiere of "NCIS" Tops Tuesday in Viewers with 18 Million
"Person of Interest" Wins Time Period in Viewers
CBS Wins Premiere Tuesday in Viewers for the Seventh Consecutive Year, Sweeping Every Half-Hour
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS premiered with 17.09 million viewers, retaining +95% of its NCIS lead-in and making it the most-watched new series debut to date this season, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 23. (Live +7-Day projections follow below.)
The 12th season premiere of NCIS was first in viewers (17.99m) and second in both adults 25-54 (4.2/12) and adults 18-49 (2.9/10). NCIS was the night's most-watched program.
At 9:00 PM, the series premiere of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (17.09m) and second in both adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/09). NCIS: NEW ORLEANS retained 95% of its lead-in among viewers, 90% of its lead-in among adults 25-54 and 86% of its lead-in among adults 18-49.
At 10:00 PM, the fourth season premiere of PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (10.67m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).
For the night, CBS was first in viewers (15.25m) for the seventh consecutive premiere Tuesday and second in adults 25-54 (3.6/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).
Live +7-Day Projections for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Source: Nielsen NPM Live+SD and CBS Research Estimates Live+7