Ratings: NCIS Demos Best Glee for First Time, Good Wife Hits Low as Parenthood Surges

NCIS, which just weeks ago delivered all-time high viewership, has added another first under its belt: This Tuesday it bested Glee in the coveted 18-49 demo for the first time ever.

The eight-year-old CBS procedural surged 20 percent week-to-week to score a 4.4 rating, while Glee held steady at a 4.3. In total audience, NCIS was up 9 percent, with 21.28 million viewers.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night:

8/7c | With 5.04 million viewers and a 1.4 rating, ABC bubble show No Ordinary Family was down a few percentage points in both measures. One Tree Hill (2 million/0.9) saw increases of 15 and 20 percent, respectively.

9/8c | NCIS: LA led the hour with an audience of 18.6 mil and a 3.9 rating, up 10 percent and 18 percent. ABC’s V held steady-ish with 5.14 million viewers and a 1.9. (And no, I still don’t understand what’s up with all the DNA splicing and what not.) Both Fox’s Raising Hope (6.2 mil/2.5) and Traffic Light (4.1 mil/1.7) enjoyed double-digit gains.

10/9c | The Good Wife led in total viewers (with 11.5 million of ’em), but dipped 7 percent to hit an all-time low 1.9 rating. Parenthood capitalized on that opportunity by surging 11 percent to top the demos with a 2.1; the Kleenex-worthy drama also saw an 8 percent bump in viewers (drawing 5.5 mil). ABC’s decision to sub Primetime for Detroit 1-8-7 resulted in better demos, but shed 20 percent of the freshman cop drama’s total audience.

What was your TV tuned into this Tuesday?