With that being said, we did not quite anticipate the numbers being quite what they were for both NCIS and then also FBI — especially the latter, which posted its largest viewer total ever with more than 10.7 million people watching the first part of the crossover event. Viewers staying home, plus the nature of the crossover itself, each likely contributed to the overall total.
In getting back to NCIS, last night’s new episode “Schooled” ended up generating more than 13 million viewers and then also a 1.3 rating in the demo. These mark the best numbers here since the episode “She” from last season — otherwise known as the one that revealed that Ziva David was still alive. (That one was heavily promoted with a Super Bowl ad and some other good stuff.) All of these ratings gains, by the way, tricked over to FBI: Most Wanted, which drew a 1.0 rating and more than 9 million live viewers for the first time ever.
The other big ratings winner of the night, beyond the shows over on CBS, was the This Is Us finale on NBC. With a 1.7 rating overall in the demo, it generated the overall biggest audience of the night in that measurement and its best performance since the start of the season.
While all of these ratings may be great news for networks, we think that every industry worker out there would trade them in for the safety of their communities in a heartbeat. Hopefully, we can all weather through these tough times and get things back to normal in the months ahead. It won’t be easy, but we’re all in this together as many recent CBS ads have noted.
What did you end up watching on TV Tuesday night?
Be sure to share right now in the comments, and remember to also stick around in the event you want some more news. (Photo: CBS.)
This article was written by Jessica Carter. be sure to follow her on Twitter.