'NCIS' Tops 25 Million Viewers for First Time

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January 22nd, 2013

via press release:

"NCIS" TOPS 25 MILLION VIEWERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

 

NCIS topped 25 million viewers for the first time ever, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day lift for Tuesday, Jan. 15.

 

NCIS added +2.50m viewers (25.36m from 22.86m), +1.0 rating points in adults 25-54 (6.8 from 5.8) and +0.8 in adults 18-49 (4.7 from 3.9) live plus 3-day lift from live plus same day.

 

This is the first NCIS broadcast to deliver more than 25 million viewers with live plus 3-day lift or live plus 7-day lift.

 
  • DeanW

    @ Spencer

    NCIS is popular because it’s not just a procedural. Contrary to CSI which is a “serious procedural”, NCIS has moments of comedy (often Beginning and end of an episode). Donald P. Belisario explained (before he got fired) that in NCIS the investigation are not important, what very matters is the Characters and their Relationship.
    NCIS is based on old values and David McCallum said because of this aspect the Show never won any awards.
    The Cast is very nice and friendly. When I watch NCIS every Tuesdays (yes Im a fan since Season 1 !) I don’t see Actors and Actresses, i just see a big Family, happy to be here. For me Gibbs is the Father, Director Shepard was the Mother, Ducky is the old uncle, Jimmy is the cousin, Director Vance is the Brother-in-Law and Tony, Ziva, McGee (and Kate) are the Children who are always fighting.
    I think this is because of all this NCIS is (and will continue to be) TV’s #1 Show.
    Long Life NCIS !

  • DeanW

    I forgot Abby (Sorry !) who is the Crazy cousin !

  • pashektu

    I’m not surprised just wait till the Abbey story on the 29th!
    Congratulations NCIS cast and crew and to the fans that recognize excellence even if the various television award shows do not.

  • gail o´hara

    cbs that keeps all califaciones, NBC used to be leader in ratings

  • Doug

    Will likely be 26 million+ in the Live+7.

    NCIS’s parent show JAG had a similar trajectory – cancelled by NBC in season 1, picked up by CBS where it grew it in the ratings for several years. It was shunted off to Friday so NCIS could lead the night, and now here we are. If CBS can get a spin-off of NCIS going (and no, not LA, which I’m still not convinced could stand on its own), this franchise could go on for decades. We’re now in season 18.

  • AppleStinx

    DiNozzo delivers the most discharge of eyeballs to date.

  • simsalabim

    That shows how onedimensional most people like what they are consuming. Music, movies, tv shows….the boring stuff is always the most successfull. I mean, really, CSI, NCIS and all their related crime stuff on the major networks…there is no better sleeping pill on the pharma-market.

  • psychic

    “I’ve watched the show a few times and could never get into it. I just find the show incredibly boring, I almost fell asleep one time. I know a lot of older people like the show though since it usually has a really low rating despite the amount of viewers. I guess I can see why they like it since it’s pretty tame.”
    Wow, this whole post sums up pretty well exactly how I feel about NCIS.

  • Vanessa S.

    NCIS is a great success because they tell a good story. It’s not always about the case-of-the-week and usually the case is intertwined with other things going on in the lives of the NCIS team. Here is where they strike the perfect balance. Just enough case and just enough team drama/interaction. Some shows concentrate too much on one or the other and sink. The humor they throw in also helps.

    The other reason NCIS is a success is because of cast chemistry. It can make or break a show. The show has struck gold with this cast and it shows.

  • Marla

    Well, well, well…..so older people like this show…..how do you define older people cause I’m 45 and I love this show because of the chemistry of the cast and it’s a character driven show. And NCIS is usually #1 or #2 in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos…..along with being #1 with the number of viewers. But hey, this show is not for everybody. :-)

  • Aizen

    @simsalabim:

    “That shows how onedimensional most people like what they are consuming. Music, movies, tv shows….the boring stuff is always the most successfull. I mean, really, CSI, NCIS and all their related crime stuff on the major networks…there is no better sleeping pill on the pharma-market.”

    Just because you find it “boring”, doesn’t mean it’s boring. Personally, I love watching NCIS because of the dynamic chemistry between the cast, which in turn, makes the weekly procedural stuff seem more intriguing. A “procedural” is only as boring as the actors/characters carrying out the procedures, and NCIS is far from a boring procedural.

  • Tina

    I love NCIS and have been watching since season 1. One of the things I really love is the insights from past seasons/episodes that loyal watchers can follow. I am still waiting to see how Abby handles the whole adoption storyline. Will she meet her biological parents. I know she has finally introduced her bio brother, but I need more. How is her adopted brother handling all this, we here talk about him but never see him. I hope this show goes on forever!!!!

  • psychic

    “I hope this show goes on forever!!!!”
    Oh, Lord. I can imagine that.

  • Teresa

    Not surprising at all! This two-parter was an incredible feat from Cote and Rocky, and, of course, the rest of the cast and crew. Bravo!

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