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It is mostly a contractual issue, so there is not much sense to make out of it. Oftentimes an actor will negotiate with the producer specifically about how big their name appears and in what order in the credits. The most vivid example which comes to mind is Andy Kaufman in Taxi getting a lead credit, which was negotiated by his talent agent. The credit ...
As FredH mentioned in his comment, in this particular case most of the gaps in NCIS correspond to political pre-emptions. However, even when there aren't these kinds of special things going on, most shows on the big networks have these kind of breaks. The reason is they are trying to make sure that they have shows for as many sweep periods as possible. ...
According to an article from TV Guide, the four quadrants are split according to male or female and old or young. From another site about audience demographics, it appears the the old-young split is made at age 25. Edit: Here's an image I found on a site for independent filmmakers:
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