UPDATED Monday, Monday: “NCIS” moved to Mondays last night in its 200th season. Audience dropped by 500,000 viewers, to 8.45 million.
When we last saw all the “NCIS” peeps, the final episode of Season 199 was 8,956 million.
Where did all those people go? Either they didn’t understand the move to Mondays, or they got tired of waiting for Tony and Ziva to return and investigate each other. The new star is Gary Cole, the old star is Mark Harmon.
Still, “NCIS” was the most watched show of the night. It handily beat “Dancing with the Stars,” which had 5.48 million and is way down from the Tom Bergeron era. Tom gave “DWTS” a little “zetz” this past week reminding fans he was fired after 15 seasons for no good reason. I’ll bet that took some pep out of their step.
A year ago, “DWTS” opened their season with over 8 million viewers. Around 3 mil didn’t come back this year.
No one watched the “Time 100” special that followed “DWTS.” Well, 2 million people did but it’s possible they just fell asleep in front of the TV.
The new “NCIS” show, by the way, called “Hawai’i” with an apostrophe, scored 6.33 million viewers.