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'NCIS' tops the list of 2012-13 season TV shows

June 21st, 2013

CBS’ “NCIS” series, anchored on the Tuesday night lineup, edged  NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” as the top network series of the just-finished 2012-13 TV season.

The procedural, starring an ensemble led by Mark Harmon, attracted 21.5  million viewers, compared to “Sunday Night Football,” a seasonal Sunday fixture, which logged 21.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings of the Top 50 shows.

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CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” which had a challenging third season on Mondays but earned a fourth-season renewal along with a switch to the Friday TVscape this fall, finished No. 32 with 10.5 million viewers. “Last Resort,” ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii canceled series, was No. 47 with 8.1 million viewers.

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The shows with the top 18 to 49 demographic numbers were “Sunday Night  Football” at No. 1, and CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” at No. 2.

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To sort out whether you’re watching a ratings hottie or a lukewarm on-the-way-out  show, this list might shed some light.

PROGRAM....................................................... VIEWERS (in millions)

1 — “NCIS” (CBS, Tuesdays)........................................... 21.5

2 — “Sunday Night Football” (NBC, Sundays)..................21.4

3 — “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, Thursdays).................18.5

4 — “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, Tuesdays).......................17.4

5 — “Person of Interest” (CBS, Thursdays).........................15.9

6 — “American Idol” (Fox, Wednesdays)............................15.1

7 — “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC, Mondays).................14.9

8 — “American Idol” (Fox, Thursdays)................................14.7

9 — “The Voice” (NBC, Mondays)......................................14.3

10 — “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC, Tuesdays)...............13.8

11 — “Two and a Half Men” (CBS, Thursdays)..................13.7

12 — “The Voice” (NBC, Tuesdays) ...................................13.5

13 — “Blue Bloods” (CBS, Fridays).....................................13.0

14 — “Elementary” (CBS, Thursdays)..................................12.5

15 — “Modern Family” (ABC, Wednesdays).......................12.4

(tie) — “60 Minutes” (CBS, Sundays)...................................12.4

(tie) — “Castle” (ABC, Mondays).........................................12.4

18 — “Criminal Minds” (CBS, Wednesdays)........................12.3

19 — “Vegas” (CBS, Tuesdays and Fridays).........................12.0

20 — “The Following” (Fox, Mondays).................................11.9

(tie) — “Survivor: Philippines” (CBS, Wednesdays).............11.9

22 — “CSI” (CBS, Wednesdays)............................................11.7

(tie) — “The Mentalist” (CBS, Sundays)................................11.7

24 — “CSI: N.Y.” (CBS, Fridays)..........................................11.3

25 — “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, Thursdays)..........................11.2

26 — “Survivor: Caramoan” (CBS, Wednesdays)..................10.9

27 — “Revolution” (NBC, Mondays).....................................10.7

(tie)  — “2 Broke Girls” (CBS, Mondays)..............................10.7

(tie) — “The Amazing Race” (CBS, Sundays).......................10.7

(tie) — “The Good Wife” (CBS, Sundays).............................10.7

31 — “Body of Proof” (ABC, Tuesdays)................................10.6

32 — “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, Mondays).................................10.5

33 — “Once Upon a Time” (ABC, Sundays)..........................10.3

(tie) — “Mike & Molly” (CBS, Mondays)..............................10.3

35 — “The Amazing Race 22” (CBS, Sundays)......................10.2

36 — “The X Factor” (Fox, Thursdays)....................................9.9

37 — “Golden Boy” (CBS, Tuesdays)......................................9.8

38 — “The X Factor” (Fox, Thursdays)....................................9.7

39 — “Bones” (Fox, Mondays).................................................9.5

(tie) — “The Bachelor” (ABC, Mondays).................................9.5

41  — “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS, Mondays).................9.1

42 — “Revenge” (ABC, Sundays)............................................9.0

43 — “Scandal” (ABC, Thursdays)...........................................8.5

44 — “The Middle” (ABC, Wednesdays).................................8.4

(tie) — “Glee” (Fox, Tuesdays).................................................8.4

46 — “Undercover Boss” (CBS, Fridays).................................8.2

47 — “Last Resort” (ABC, Tuesdays).......................................8.1

48 — “Made in Jersey” (CBS, Fridays).....................................8.0

49 — “Last Man Standing” (ABC, Fridays)..............................7.9

(tie) — “Chicago Fire” (NBC, Wednesdays).............................7.9

3 Responses to “'NCIS' tops the list of 2012-13 season TV shows”

  1. fans are too defensive:

    I have to point out something ironic. Last Man Standing is LITERALLY the Last Man Standing! LOL 🙂
    AHEM. On a more serious note, this is by number of viewers and not quite the same as ratings based on demographic. But I think for now, since H50 is looking at syndication, number of viewers will become more important.
    If this is all the shows on network primetime TV, and it looks like it is, then #32 is not very good at all. And this list includes all the shows that have been canceled, like Last Resort.

    So with that in mind, I consider this a bad showing for H50.

    Let's see what happens in season 4 on Fridays.


  2. Mike:

    Last Monday CBS premiered a new show in the Hawaii 50 spot, and it got an amazing 3.3 demo and over 13 million viewers. This makes the 2 demo H50 got in the finale look even worse.
    Everyone should thank TNT for the syndication deal or H50 would had been gone long time ago.This new show just proves how weak the remake really is. The new show, Under The Dome was really good, great actors, and that shows in the numbers.


  3. fans are too defensive:

    I agree, Mike. It show CBS that the people are out there and if there is a show worth viewing, they will watch. I know Castle is off the air BUT even Castle had a bad demo. Under the Dome has the preferred demo. Remember though, this is the premiere episode. Let's see if they maintain their level of success. Most premieres drop in viewership so next week will be important. Will viewers stay with the show?


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