Though The Big Bang Theory remains one of television’s highest-rated series, it’s been announced that this will be the show’s final season. Could this also be the end for NCIS, CBS’ other high-rated show? Could Gibbs and company be cancelled or are they essentially guaranteed to be renewed for season 17? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An action drama, NCIS stars Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Maria Bello, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Harmon) skills as an investigator are unmatched. He leads a group of colorful yet highly trained professionals who investigate crimes with connections to the Navy or Marine Corps.
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.
5/22 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The 15th season of NCIS averaged a 1.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.05 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 TV series? Do you think it should becancelled or renewed for season 17 on CBS? How much longer would you like to see this TV show run?
*4/11/19 update: CBS has renewed NCIS for a 17th season.