NCIS: Season 10 Ratings

NCIS ratingsLeroy Gibbs and his team are back for another season of NCIS and big ratings for CBS. It’s hard to imagine that this TV show will ever be cancelled but it has to happen sometime, doesn’t it? Keep watching!

The 10th season of NCIS typically airs on Tuesday nights at 8pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Mark Harmon, Brian Dietzen, Cote de Pablo, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, and Sean Murray.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if NCIS is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 11 (though cancellation certainly seems incredibly unlikely).

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

Final season averages: 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 19.29 million total viewers.

Episode 10-24: Tuesday, 05/14/13
3.4 in the demo (+10% change) with 18.79 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 3.34 in the demo with 19.29 million.

Episode 10-23: Tuesday, 05/07/13
3.1 in the demo (0% change) with 17.56 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.34 in the demo with 19.31 million.

Episode 10-22: Tuesday, 04/30/13
3.1 in the demo (+11% change) with 18.29 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 3.35 in the demo with 19.39 million.

Episode 10-21: Tuesday, 04/23/13
2.8 in the demo (+4% change) with 17.33 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.36 in the demo with 19.45 million.

Episode 10-20: Tuesday, 04/09/13
2.7 in the demo (-16% change) with 17.22 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 3.39 in the demo with 19.55 million.

Episode 10-19: Tuesday, 03/26/13
3.2 in the demo (0% change) with 18.62 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 3.43 in the demo with 19.67 million.

Episode 10-18: Tuesday, 03/19/13
3.2 in the demo (-6% change) with 19.79 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.44 in the demo with 19.73 million.

Episode 10-17: Tuesday, 03/05/13
3.4 in the demo (0% change) with 20.81 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.45 in the demo with 19.73 million.

Episode 10-16: Tuesday, 02/26/13
3.4 in the demo (-3% change) with 20.69 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.46 in the demo with 19.66 million.

Episode 10-15: Tuesday, 02/19/13
3.5 in the demo (-5% change) with 21.08 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 3.46 in the demo with 19.59 million.

Episode 10-14: Tuesday, 02/05/13
3.7 in the demo (-3% change) with 21.79 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 3.46 in the demo with 19.49 million.

UPDATE: NCIS has been renewed for an 11th season by CBS.

Episode 10-13: Tuesday, 01/29/13
3.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 22.07 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.44 in the demo with 19.31 million.

Episode 10-12: Tuesday, 01/15/13
3.9 in the demo (+11% change) with 22.86 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 3.41 in the demo with 19.08 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 10-11: Tuesday, 01/08/13
3.5 in the demo (+6% change) with 21.11 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 3.36 in the demo with 18.74 million.

Episode 10-10: Tuesday, 12/18/12
3.3 in the demo (+18% change) with 19.59 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 3.35 in the demo with 18.50 million.

Episode 10-09: Tuesday, 12/11/12
2.8 in the demo (-20% change) with 17.65 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 3.36 in the demo with 18.38 million.

Episode 10-08: Tuesday, 11/27/12
3.5 in the demo (+17% change) with 19.76 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 3.42 in the demo with 18.47 million.

Episode 10-07: Tuesday, 11/20/12
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 16.47 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 3.41 in the demo with 18.28 million.

Episode 10-06: Tuesday, 11/13/12
3.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 17.05 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 3.48 in the demo with 18.59 million.

Episode 10-05: Tuesday, 10/30/12
3.4 in the demo (+6% change) with 18.83 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 3.56 in the demo with 18.89 million.

Episode 10-04: Tuesday, 10/23/12
3.2 in the demo (-6% change) with 17.78 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.60 in the demo with 18.91 million.

Episode 10-03: Tuesday, 10/09/12
3.4 in the demo (-8% change) with 18.51 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.73 in the demo with 19.29 million.

Episode 10-02: Tuesday, 10/02/12
3.7 in the demo (-10% change) with 18.87 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 3.90 in the demo with 19.68 million.

Episode 10-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 20.48 million total viewers.
Season averages: 4.10 in the demo with 20.48 million.

Year to year, NCIS was down by 5% in the demo and up by 3% in viewership. I seriously doubt anyone at CBS is complaining about these numbers.


Reference point: The ninth season of NCIS averaged a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 19.22 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 still like the NCIS TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eleventh season?

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49 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. c.taber says

    Love NCIS-Great show-please keep it going for as long as possible. Mark Harmon is such an asset to the show. Have enjoyed watching this show for years. None of the other NCIS Series can come close to the original NCIS with Mark Harmon and entire cast.

  2. mark says

    this show was horrible in the beginning and seems to have sucked in millions, 10 seasons of the same crap and when it seems to get really crappy they kill off or exit a character, please cbs get rid of this dead horse, usa quit showing this crap, cloo quit showing this crap, cbs’ best shows are person of interest, blue bloods, ncis los angeles (least there is some originality, regular crappy ncis is not original) and the new hawaii five-o are the best cbs shows while the best show on tuesdays is actually on abc with marvels agents of shield and I have yet to watch michael j fox’s new show but pretty sure it will be better than ncis as well

  3. mary gustafson says

    As a Huge fan of the show I think that the show should stay right were it is time frame &
    all!

  4. Pat says

    Best show! I didn’t begin watching it until the 6th season. Immediately got hooked on NCIS and the cast. Drama and humor by means of bantering keeps that show popular. Thanks to the cast for renewing contracts, thanks to CBS for renewing the contract, continue the great story lines, looking forward to September!
    By the way, is there a reason the ratings by age group aren’t widened? Perhaps they are and only one age group was reported in this report. But I guarantee there is a big following by 50+.

  5. Joni Branscome says

    My favorite show ever plus I have a 55 gallon aquarium with all the fish named after NCIS characters, so you KNOW I want it to stay on forever!

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