Ratings: NCIS: Sydney Is Fall’s Most-Watched Debut, Fuels CBS’ Best Tuesday of the Season

The Stateside premiere of NCIS: Sydney on CBS drew 5.6 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating on Tuesday night (per Nielsen finals), making it the most-watched series debut of the 2023-24 TV season thus far.

The NCIS franchise’s first international offering in turn led CBS to its most-watched Tuesday of the fall, with 3 million viewers — a surge of 34% week-to-week (when Big Brother opened the night) and +21% versus this season’s Tuesday average.

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Leading out of NCIS: Sydney, a Jay-Z/Gayle King convo retained just 1.7 mil and a 0.2, followed by FBI TRUE‘s 1.7 mil/0.1.


NBC | The Voice (5.6 mil/0.5, read recap) was steady week-to-week, while Found (3.3 mil/0.4, read post mortem) ticked up.

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ABC | Dancing With the Stars (5.1 mil/0.6, read recap) ticked up, Press Your Luck (2.2 mil/0.2) was steady.

FOX | Name That Tune (1.1 mil/0.2) shed some eyeballs.

THE CW | Inside the NFL (352K/0.1) added some viewers. Whose Line returned to 460K and a 0.1.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.

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