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March 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS was back on top as the No. 1 television network among both total adults and adults 18-49 last week. Returning with an all-new episode, CBS’s NCIS was back as the most-watched television show of the week with 17.1 million viewers. The season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars lifted the fortunes of the network which had been trailing badly in recent weeks. The show took second place with 15.4 million viewers. NCIS Los Angeles followed in third place with 14.2 million, while the two episodes of NBC’s The Voice rounded out the top five with 13.5 million and 13.3 million respectively. Surprisingly Fox’s American Idol did not even make the top ten. The Wednesday edition of the talent contest ranked 13th with 9.8 million viewers, while Thursday’s edition finished outside the top 20 with 8.4 million. Coverage of the search for the missing Malaysian airliner lifted ratings for the evening news programs above what they would have been for the second week of Daylight Saving Time, when they are ordinarily down significantly. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams led with 9.3 million viewers, followed in second place with ABC World News with Diane Sawyer with 8.3 million. The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley continued to improve with 7.1 million viewers. For the week overall, CBS led with a 5.0 household rating and an 8 share. ABC placed second with a 4.1/7, edging out NBC with a 4.0/7. Fox trailed with a 2.7/4.