Ratings: Michael Weatherly’s ‘NCIS’ exit surges; ‘Chicago Med,’ ‘Chicago Fire’ finales steady

Tony -The finale of “NCIS” on Tuesday certainly was expected to be a big affair, given that this was the final episode to feature Michael Weatherly as a series regular. However, we didn’t expect it to necessarily be as big as it was.

Overall, the episode “Family First” drew in total a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic to go along with 17.6 million viewers. It wasn’t a season high for the show, but it did mark the best overall rating since January; also, it was an improvement of 25% over the season 12 finale, which just shows how many viewers turned up probably to just see the end of the Tony DiNozzo character after such a long journey.

As for some other news from Tuesday…

The good news – Both “Chicago Fire” (1.6) and “Chicago Med” (1.6) were steady in their last episodes of the season, and the same can roughly be said for Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD” (1.0) over on ABC.

The bad news – For some reason, networks keep making reality dating shows that aren’t “The Bachelor.” None of them ever work. The latest example in “Coupled” drew an abysmal 0.5 rating for the finale, which certainly makes us think that it’s not going to be sticking around for a long time.

Also, remember all of that hype surrounding Megyn Kelly’s Fox primetime special and her interview with Donald Trump? Well, there is such a thing apparently as being over-exposed. With a 0.8 rating, we’re finally getting a sign that the Presidential candidate is not a ratings magnet like he was earlier in his campaign.

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