Though the ratings have declined, NCIS has remained one of CBS’ top-rated TV shows. Still, it’s been around since 2003 (a spin-off of JAG) and all shows have to end sometime. Could this be the CBS show’s last or, is it all but guaranteed to come back for the 2020-21 season? Will NCIS be cancelled or renewed for season 18? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An action-drama series, the NCIS TV show stars Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Maria Bello, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum. On the series, NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads a highly skilled and colorful group of professionals who investigate crimes that have 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 in 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.
4/15 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The 16th season of NCIS on CBS averaged a 1.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.10 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for an 18th season?
*5/6/20 update: CBS has renewed the NCIS TV series for an 18th season.