It’s a new year but not a good one for aging procedural soap “NCIS.”
The 10th episode of Season 19 dropped a stunning 31% in the key age demo, and 7.4% in total viewers.
The other part of the bad news is that “NCIS” fell to its lowest ratings ever with just 6.7 million total fans. The drama has fallen every week since it premiered last September without star Mark Harmon.
The good news is that CBS still won the night and crushed “The Bachelor” on ABC. So there’s a silver lining to this dark cloud. But it’s a sketchy victory if “NCIS” just keeps collapsing. A planned “NCIS” cross over is coming with its sister show “NCIS Hawai’i.” Maybe that will lift the whole enterprise. But I think season 20 may be the end.
NBC gave the returning Kenan Thompson sitcom a double shot hour at 8pm and scored just 2.29 million viewers. It was demolished by the CBS sitcoms. I love Kenan but he needs a different platform. (I love Chris Redd, too. But the rest of those people can all go somewhere else.)