Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Is Ratings Giant “NCIS” Petering Out After 22 Seasons? Numbers Dropping Every Week to Lowest Ever


“NCIS” has long been a ratings colossus for CBS. Now in its 22nd season, the procedural hour has spun off several iterations and always seemed invincible.

But this past Monday brought the lowed rated episode ever. With just 5.9 million viewers, the episode was more less tied with one from September 2022.

Every single week this season has shown a steady and unabated decline. On February 12th, episode 1 came in at 7.3 million. Six weeks later, we’re at 5.896 million.

This news comes at a tricky time since “NCIS” is going to launch a spin off on Paramount Plus with Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo reprising their former roles. At this point, those two should come to the main show and help prop it up. Either that or bring back Mark Harmon.

“NCIS” will certainly be renewed for Season 23. But if things keep going this way, season 24 seems shaky.

Roger Friedman
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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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