CBSNCIS hit ratings high, breaking the 25 million viewers mark for the first time, according to new ratings data.

CBS drama NCIS is the top-rated drama on American television and an episode broadcast last Tuesday evening (January 15th) cemented its place as it topped 25 million viewers for the first time. Tuesday night’s live broadcast of the episode made it the second most watched episode ever but now that new data has been released the episode is now the highest rated in the series’ history.

NCIS is a spin-off from JAG and has spawned its own spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles. According to reports producers are developing a spin-0ff from Los Angeles with a back-door pilot due to air later this year, so reports claim.

Press Release:

NCIS topped 25 million viewers for the first time ever, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day lift for Tuesday, Jan. 15. NCIS added +2.50m viewers (25.36m from 22.86m), +1.0 rating points in adults 25-54 (6.8 from 5.8) and +0.8 in adults 18-49 (4.7 from 3.9) live plus 3-day lift from live plus same day This is the first NCIS broadcast to deliver more than 25 million viewers with live plus 3-day lift or live plus 7-day lift.

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