Monday, June 17, 2024

UPDATED Ratings: “NCIS” Moves to Mondays, Drops 18%, “Dancing with the Stars” Premiere Loses 3 Mil, Time 100 Special Tanks


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.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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