Friday, May 24, 2024

Monday Ratings: Another “NCIS” All Time Low, Drops Another 6 Percent in Total Viewers But Almost 16% in Younger Viewers


The end of “NCIS” is coming, it’s death by paper cuts.

The 19th season saw the show move to Mondays on CBS at 9pm, leaving its 18 year run on Tuesdays. Star Mark Harmon is one foot out the door, and none of the people on the show except for McGee are recognizable.

Last night’s episode fell 5% in total viewers, and almost 16% in the key demo. Ouch! It’s a series low of 7.6 million viewers.

“NCIS” basically tied “The Voice (7.23 million) and walloped the also dying “Dancing with the Stars,” which came in at 4.77 million.

The good news for “DWTS” is that they went up 4% in the key demo even if their total viewers declined by 2%.

The other good news, for CBS, is that new spin off “NCIS: Hawai’i” took the 10pm hour and beat ABC’s “The Good Doctor.” So that’s something. CBS viewers like shows set in Hawaii, that’s for sure, with or without an apostrophe!


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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