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NCIS Takes Weekly Top Spot; Idol Settles for Second

OK, it may not be time to cue up Dylan’s, The Times They Are A Changin,’ but there is a change at the top. American Idol was caught by CBS drama NCIS for number one in the prime time weekly survey. It had an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers, while Fox’s Idol landed at number two with 1 million fans on WNYW, according to Nielsen.

With that lead-in the Fox 5 News at 10 with Steve Lacy and Dari Alexander with number 24 (523,000/2.7).

The Thursday edition of Idol took fourth place for the week with 888,000 viewers and a 4.5 rating.

Modern Family wedged itself at number three with (985,000/5.0).

AMC’s Walking Dead was next at five (859,000/4.4), while 60 Minutes took hold of sixth (824,000/4.2).

WNBC’s first appearance in the weekly Top 30 was 20th with Law & Order: SVU (577,000/2.9).

The debut of History’s The Bible miniseries was 17th (589,000/3.0).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

 

 

  • New York TV ratings. Week of March 3:
Finish Show Station Viewers Rating
7th NCIS: L.A. WCBS 771K 3.9
8th Blue Bloods WCBS 703K 3.6
9th 2 Broke Girls WCBS 692K 3.5
*10th Following WNYW 669K 3.4
*10th Castle WCBS 663K 3.4
*10th Mike and Molly WCBS 659K 3.4
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