Ratings: The state of NCIS, The Village, The Rookie, & more

NCISIt’s been a while since we’ve honed in on some specific Tuesday ratings, so why do it within the confines of this article? Here, we’re going to discuss the latest when it comes to the NCIS franchise, plus newcomer The Village and more.

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We hear questions every now and then about whether or not NCIS will be renewed for another season, and we understand the concern just because anytime a show runs this long, there is always a little bit of it. Yet, we remain fairly confident that there will be some more installments coming up down the line based on both the ratings and the overall international viability of this brand. Last night’s new episode generated a 1.1 rating — while that may not be something worth shouting about from the heavens, it’s still a decent performance and it’s something that will get it another batch of episodes.

Also, consider context for a moment here. NCIS was still the #3 show on the night in the demo, behind only Ellen’s Game of Games (which continues to have shockingly-good retention) and then also This Is Us, which has been #1 on the night for a pretty long time now. NCIS was easily still the most-watched show of the night, with more than 12 million viewers checking it out. (For those wondering, NCIS: New Orleans posted a 0.7 rating and over 7 million viewers — while these numbers aren’t particularly incredible, we still feel like it will be back for more.)

So what else is happening on the air at the moment? Last night’s The Village ended up sliding to a 0.7, which doesn’t make us altogether hopeful about its future just two episodes into its run. Meanwhile, The Rookie actually held fairly firm at a 0.7, and we’re actually starting to get more optimistic about its chances. While obviously ABC would hope for a little bit better numbers, there’s at least stability here and with its tax credit for a possible season 2, they can have more stories told in a fairly-affordable manner. That matters a lot in an era where there are a smaller and smaller pool of potential viewers out there — it’s a function of there just being a billion or so different options. (This is where we could go on a tear about how all of the different a la carte viewing options are damaging the TV industry … but there’s probably another time and place where that needs to happen.)

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