Now that football season is almost finished, the dominant nights in broadcast television are coming into focus.
As illustrated in the Nielsen company's ratings for last week, that would be CBS' night of drama on Tuesday and Dick Wolf's trilogy of "Chicago" series Wednesday on NBC.
Even though it has been on the air since 2003, CBS' "NCIS" continues a remarkable streak of popularity. With nearly 11.4 million viewers on the night it aired last Tuesday, it was the only television show aside from the Grammys to pass the 10 million mark last week, at least before delayed viewing is counted in.
Paired with "FBI," it makes for a strong one-two punch of action for CBS on Tuesdays. The newer "FBI: Most Wanted" has some distance to go before reaching that level.
Wolf is a proven television hitmaker, and NBC does very well on Wednesdays with his three dramas that focus on a Chicago hospital, police department and fire department. All More