NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans ratings improved for CBS

Pride And Hannah
Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride and Necar Zadegan as Special Agent Hannah Khoury on NCIS: New Orleans cast. Pic credit: CBS

The NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans ratings from Sunday showed an improvement for the show. That has to please CBS as the new Sunday lineup starts to take focus.

These latest numbers for the NCIS spin-offs come from Sunday, February 23. This was the second new episode for NCIS: NOLA since it was moved from Tuesday nights.

NCIS spin-off ratings for February 23

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11, Episode 15 marked the return of Anna Kolcheck to the cast. It also marked an uptick in overall viewership numbers, as an estimated 6.18 million viewers tuned in to watch it live.

When it came to the key demographic of viewers aged 18-49, NCIS: L.A. remained steady at a 0.6 mark for the evening. But in regard to overall numbers, the show was millions of viewers ahead of FOX and NBC.

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6, Episode 12 aired in the next time slot for CBS on the evening. For overall viewership numbers, the show was up 6.01 percent to an estimated 5.56 million viewers.

It was good to see NOLA get the bump, which also covered viewers aged 18-49. Those numbers increased over the previous week by 20 percent, landing at a 0.6 mark for the night.

CBS Sunday night success with NCIS spin-offs

It’s good that the numbers are looking strong. NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 and NCIS: New Orleans Season 7 may depend on viewers maintaining these trends.

NCIS: L.A. has been bringing in a lot of guest stars during the back end of Season 11, possibly in an effort to draw in new viewers to the Sunday night lineup.

For the March 1 episode of the show, rapper Offset is going to join the NCIS: L.A. cast for the evening. He plays an interesting character that is getting a lot of buzz on social media.

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6

As far as the NCIS: NOLA cast goes, there are also some changes coming for the program. While the character of Christopher Lasalle can never really be replaced, the producers are bringing on a new actor to fill the hole on the team. That new face will debut in a few weeks.

It’s been a tough process for fans of the show to move on and many are still asking why Lucas Black left the show. Hopefully, the writers gave this new character a good storyline in which to make his debut this spring.

NCIS: Los Angeles airs at 9/8c and NCIS: New Orleans airs at 10/9 on Sunday nights for CBS.

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