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Aliens still here but some of us have moved on as `V' takes tumble and 'NCIS' rules

November 11, 2009 |  9:06 am

The aliens are still among us. We're apparently just not as interested as we were a week ago.

Ratings for the second episode of ABC's "V" took a tumble Tuesday. About 10.6 million viewers tuned in to the remake of the 1980s classic, marking a 24% drop from the premiere, which landed almost 14 million viewers. In the 18-49 demographic, "V" averaged a 3.7 rating, a 26% drop from week one. (Each rating in that category represents 1.3 million people.)

The big winner of the night was CBS, which was powered by "NCIS" and its spinoff, "NCIS: Los Angeles. (Can "NCIS: Tacoma Park" be far behind?)

NBC's lone bright spot, appropriately enough, continued to be "The Biggest Loser," which won the 9-10 p.m. hour in the 18-49 demographic with a 4.1 rating.

Overall, CBS won in viewers with 16.4 million and adults 18-49 with a 3.5 rating. ABC was second with 11.9 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in 18-49. NBC averaged 8.3 million viewers and a 3.1 rating while Fox averaged 5.7 million and a 3.5 rating in 18-49.

-- Joe Flint