The ratings for the NCIS: New Orleans TV show continued to slip last year and its average in the 18-49 demographic dropped below the 1.0 mark. The CBS series has enough episodes for a good-sized syndication package. Could this be the show’s final year or, with so may other CBS shows getting long in the tooth, is it sure to be renewed for a sixth year? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A military crime drama, NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Vaness Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Rob Kerkovich, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, and CCH Pounder. The series revolves around a highly-trained and unique team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents that are stationed out of “The Big Easy”. They are led by Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Bakula), a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to always do what’s right.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly on the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/15 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The fourth season of NCIS: New Orleans averaged a 0.96 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.86 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the NCIS: New Orleans TV series? Do you think it should becancelled or renewed for season six on CBS?
*4/22/19 update: CBS has renewed NCIS: New Orleans for a sixth season.