Mark Harmon exited NCIS in last week’s episode, making the October 18 the first without Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Did people continue to tune in to the long-running drama (now in its 19th season)? Yes, they did, keeping the CBS procedural as the night’s most-watched series (both scripted and unscripted).
Even without Harmon, NCIS once again topped the night in total viewers, with 7.39 million tuning in (just a bit down from the previous episode’s 7.37, still the night’s most-watched show). Following it was The Voice with 6.13 million, Dancing With the Stars‘ 5.61 million, NCIS: Hawai’i‘s 5.27 million, and 9-1-1‘s 5.14 million.
DWTS and 9-1-1 topped the key demo among adults 18-49, with a 0.8 rating. The Voice followed, with a 0.75 rating, followed by NCIS (steady with last week) and The Neighborhood‘s 0.6.
At 8/7c, while Dancing With the Stars was up in both the demo and viewers, The Voice was down in both from last week. 9-1-1 was steady, and The Neighborhood lost a few viewers. At 8:30/7:30c, Bob Abishola was steady in the demo and lost a few viewers. Then at 9/8c, The Big Leap ticked up in both the demo (0.3 from 0.25) and viewers (1.39 million from 1.25).
NCIS: Hawai’i easily won the 10/9c slot opposite Ordinary Joe. The CBS procedural’s 0.5 rating was up a tenth from last week, while it was even in viewers (5.27 million). Meanwhile, the NBC drama was steady (0.4 rating, 2.51 million viewers).