By Lynette Rice
Updated March 23, 2011 at 04:22 PM EDT

CBS was triumphant on Tuesday with originals of its NCIS franchise and an edge-of-your-seat episode of The Good Wife. The network averaged 15.7 million viewers and a 3.0 rating/9 share among adults 18-49, according to early results. Opposite a repeat of Glee, the mother ship of NCIS earned a 3.8/12 and 19.2 million, followed by NCIS: LA (3.2/9, 16.4 million). Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

Wife won its timeslot in 18-49 (2.1/6, 11.6 million), though it helped that NBC had a repeat of Parenthood (drat!) and ABC aired a two-hour from the news division (?) titled Best in Film: Greatest Movies of Our Time (1.8/5, 5.3 million). But it was still a delicious episode. Did you see it?

And hey, No Ordinary Family showed a 25% gain from March 1! But again — no competition from Glee. The Michael Chiklis hour earned a 1.5/5 and 5.2 million. But if you think the boost will help save the show, think again. (See: Chiklis finding a new job. And while we’re at it, hear Chiklis singing).

The Biggest Loser earned a 3.0/9 — up 11% from last week — and 8.1 million viewers.

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