Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-13 02:25:00 –
Newyork >> The protagonist of TV’s most popular drama ended the show on Monday without a fuss and, if any, an immediate rise in ratings.
“NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who has played special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the CBS drama began in 2003, spent the last night as a regular character at the show on Monday. Gibbs informed his partner that he intends to stay there after working on a proceeding in Alaska.
At Harmon’s request, CBS did not specifically promote this opportunity. This is a modest departure to an industry that wasn’t shy to stir up big stars.
This may be due in part to the fact that 70-year-old Harmon has not ruled out the possibility of occasional return.
“Our North Star has always been loyal to our characters, and the truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go,” said NCIS Executive Producer. Steve Binder said in a statement. “So, longtime fans of the show may have noticed over the years about the future of Gibbs … Never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs.”
According to Nielsen, the show on Monday was seen by an estimated 7.37 million viewers. Taking into account streaming and delayed viewing, that number is expected to grow significantly, especially as Harmon’s exit words become more widespread.
“NCIS” was the most popular drama on television in 11 of the last 12 seasons, with the only exception being 2017-18, when NBC’s “This is Us” was popular.
Still, it stands as a symbol of another era of television. The 7.96 million live viewers who watched last week were the most popular drama on TV, but the viewers are older. According to Nielsen, the other five dramas had more viewers in the demographics aged 18-49, which most advertisers crave.
This show does not match the topic or award potential of cable or streaming shows. “NCIS” has never won an Emmy for the best drama. I haven’t even been nominated. Similarly, Harmon has been locked out of the best actor category.
NBC was the most popular network during Golden Time last week, with an average of 6.1 million viewers. CBS had 5.9 million, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million, and Ion Television had 910,000.
ESPN leads the cable network with an average of 2.92 million prime times, and Fox News Channel reached 2.25 million in the week of its 25th anniversary. TBS had 2.21 million, MSNBC had 1.17 million, and HGTV had 885,000.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news rating race with an average of 7.8 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.6 million people and “CBS Evening News” had 4.8 million people.
The 20 most watched Golden Time shows, their networks, and the number of viewers during the week of October 4th to 10th:
1. NFL Football: NBC, Buffalo, Kansas City, 17.52 million people.
2. NFL Football: Seattle, Fox LA Rams, 14.76 million people.
3. “NFL Weather Delay”, NBC, 14.75 million.
4. “NFL Post Game”, Fox, 14 million.
5. “NFL Pre-Game” (Sunday), NBC, 13.64 million people
6. NFL Football: LA Chargers Las Vegas, ESPN, 12.32 million.
7. “The OT”, Fox, 10.24 million people.
8. “Football Night in America, Part 3”, NBC, 9.39 million people.
9. “60 minutes”, CBS, 8.47 million.
10. College Football: Texas A & M, CBS, 8.33 million Alabama.
11. “NCIS”, CBS, 7.96 million.
12. “Equalizer, CBS, 7.67 million.
13. “NFL Pre-Game” (Thursday), Fox, 7.57 million.
14. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 7.48 million.
15. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 7.21 million.
16. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 7.18 million.
17. “Young Sheldon”, CBS, 7,118 million.
18. ML Baseball: AL Wildcard, New York Yankees, Boston, ESPN, 7,117 million.
19. “NFL Pre-Game” (Monday), ESPN, 7.1 million.
20. “Chicago Med”, NBC, 7.02 million.
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