NCIS: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

NCIS ratingsHere are the latest ratings for the NCIS TV series, the show in which supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team continue to track down the bad guys. The ninth season of NCIS typically airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if NCIS is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 10. Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season nine averages: 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 19.22 million total viewers.

Episode 09-24: Tuesday, 05/15/12
3.6 in the demo (+16% episode-to-episode change) with 19.05 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.75 in the demo with 19.22 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-23: Tuesday, 05/08/12
3.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 18.20 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.76 in the demo with 19.23 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-22: Tuesday, 05/01/12
3.1 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 17.58 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.79 in the demo with 19.28 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-21: Tuesday, 04/17/12
3.0 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 18.08 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.82 in the demo with 19.36 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-20: Tuesday, 04/10/12
3.1 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 17.66 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.86 in the demo with 19.42 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-19: Tuesday, 03/27/12
3.5 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 18.67 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.90 in the demo with 19.52 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-18: Tuesday, 03/20/12
3.4 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 19.05 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.92 in the demo with 19.56 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-17: Tuesday, 02/28/12
3.5 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change, lowest since 5/2010) with 18.20 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.95 in the demo with 10.59 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-16: Tuesday, 02/21/12
3.6 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 19.29 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.98 in the demo with 19.68 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-15: Tuesday, 02/14/12
3.9 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 19.59 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.01 in the demo with 19.71 million.
Demo average rank: Tied for #5 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-14: Tuesday, 02/07/12
4.2 in the demo (+2% episode-to-episode change) with 20.98 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.01 in the demo with 19.72 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-13: Tuesday, 01/10/12
4.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 20.87 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.00 in the demo with 19.62 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-12: Tuesday, 01/03/12
4.1 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 19.81 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.99 in the demo with 19.51 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-11: Tuesday, 12/13/11
3.6 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 19.13 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.98 in the demo with 19.49 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-10: Tuesday, 11/22/11
3.5 in the demo (-13% week-to-week change) with 18.50 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.02 in the demo with 19.52 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-09: Tuesday, 11/15/11
4.0 in the demo (+3% week-to-week change) with 20.0 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.08 in the demo with 19.64 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-08: Tuesday, 11/08/11
4.1 in the demo (5% week-to-week change) with 20.38 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.09 in the demo with 19.59 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-07: Tuesday, 11/01/11
3.9 in the demo (-5% week-to-week change) with 19.71 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.09 in the demo with 19.48 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-06: Tuesday, 10/25/11
4.1 in the demo (+5% week-to-week change) with 19.43 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.1 in the demo with 19.44 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-05: Tuesday, 10/18/11
3.9 in the demo (-3% week-to-week change) with 19.41 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.1 in the demo with 19.44 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 09-04 — Tuesday, 10/11/11
4.0 in the demo (-5% week-to-week change) with 18.98 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.2 in the demo with 19.45 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 19 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 09-03 — Tuesday, 10/4/11
4.2 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 19.35 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.2 in the demo with 19.61 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 19 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 09-02 — Tuesday, 9/27/11
Week two was down just a bit to a 4.2 rating in the demo and 19.51 million. It was once again in first place for the timeslot by a large measure.
Season average: 4.3 demo and 19.73 million.

Episode 09-01 — Tuesday, 9/20/11
It was a strong season debut for Harmon and company. The premiere registered a 4.3 in the 18-49 demographic and 19.96 million viewers. That was a year-to-year improvement of 8% in the demo and the show won its timeslot.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 19.75 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the NCIS TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a tenth season?

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36 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Becky says

    I love NCIS! I own all 8 seasons on DVD and I hope to buy the 9th one when it comes out! I have watched and rewatched the episodes from seasons 1-8 and I never get tired of them! It has a wonderful cast and as long as they stay together the show will continue for years! Do not cancel! RENEW!!!!!!!

    I LOVE DINOZZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. carmen arechavala says

    NCIS one of the best series ever! Love it, wont miss it. We all are waiting for more seasons.
    Congrats NCIS for your 200 episode, hope to be celebrating the 300 too.

  3. Jeremy Rynek says

    Unless Mark Harmon says no it’s gonna go on to be the next Law & order. Getting this big ratings in the 9th season? Yeah, I think it’s gonna be on for quite a few more years.

  4. Sharon says

    I just absolutely love Mark Harmon and NCIS [ not NCIS – Los Angeles, which we can all do without]. I have been watching Mark Harmon from his early days as a TV doctor. There is something very special about NCIS and make every effort to catch it whenever I can….they can do without that lustful director, Jenny Shepherd. She turns me off and am annoyed every time I watch a series with her in it….Please do not cancel NCIS…give it a 10th season. Love Dinozzo and his funny antics.

  5. Bob says

    It’s a no brainer! NCIS is one of if not the best show ever televised. It’s taken some time to tweak it, but it’s running on all eight cylinders now and cancelling it would be shear stupidity!

  6. Michelle says

    NCIS Should not be cancelled!!!! This is a great program and this family enjoys watching it along with many more families I’m sure. This show has a great cast and again this is a show you could see episodes over and over again. Abby is fun to watch and Ducky is fun as well. He has lots of stories to tell.
    This show would really be missed. Please do not cancel!!

  7. Caron says

    I have yet found a show that I will watch with loyalty the way I watch NCIS. I have never watched a show that I could talk about with anyone…..and I do mean anyone and they know which episode I was talking about. I was picking up a magazine with Mark Harmon on the cover and 2 ladies standing in line saw it in my hand then ran back to the magazines to pick up the copy. Tell me who else garners that kind of love. You don’t get that kind of following from a mediocre show. They have a loyal following because they deserve it.

  8. SEAL76 says

    Keep this show. It is a great piece of entertainment. Cancel all reality shows because they are a waste of time and they suck.

  9. beverly bolen says

    It is a very good show and as long as they can keep the cast together it will keep working because everything clicks. It only stops working when they start to screw with the click

  10. gloria says

    There are only a few shows that I really look forward to viewing each week, this is #1. Great cast,great interaction, good stories and all around best show on tv for me!

  11. Al says

    Renew without question!! It’s still the best of its kind suffused with excellent writing, acting performances (I still wonder why not a SINGLE Emmy nomination to date, that I’m aware of), humor, mystery and all-around excellence. Last night’s episode with guest Lily Tomlin was as great as ever!!

  12. Irene,Jodie,Dan,Manuel,etc.etc. says

    NCIS with Mark Harmon and TV Group……STILL A FANTASTIC, ENGROSSING, WELL WRITTEN AND WELL ACTED. KEEP IT GOING. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST IN ITS GENRE.

  13. Craig says

    I am so glad that there are shows like NCIS where the Nielsen families enjoy the show as much as I do. While I will probably lose a couple shows that I love like Fringe this year, at least I will have the NCIS franchise to enjoy for some years to come.

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