CBS's NCIS reaffirmed its status as the top hit of the current season as it headed Nielsen's ratings list for the fifth consecutive week, attracting 21.3 million viewers. Its spinoff, NCIS Los Angeles also reestablished itself as the season's top newcomer, coming in third with 16.5 million viewers. Another twofer for the week turned out to be the two installments of Dancing With The Stars , which counted 16.8 million viewers for its Monday-night performance show and 14.9 million for its results show on Tuesday.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. NCIS, CBS, 13.0/21; 2. Dancing With the Stars (Monday), ABC, 110./17; 3. NCIS Los Angeles, CBS, 10.2/16; 4. Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9.8/15; 5. Dancing With the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 9.7/15; 6. MLB American League Championship Series (Game 6), Fox, 9.3/15; 7. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 9.1/15; 8. Criminal Minds, CBS, 9.0/14; 8. (Tie) Desperate Housewives, ABC, 9.0/14; 8. (Tie) The OT , Fox, 9.0/15.