Michael Weatherly’s final NCIS episode on Tuesday drew 17.6 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, up sharply week-to-week as well as improving on its previous season finale by 17 and 25 percent, with its best numbers since Jan. 5.
Leading out of that, NCIS: New Orleans (13.2 mil/1.8) ticked up a tenth to edge out its freshman finale, while Person of Interest (7.1 mil/1.1) was steady week-to-week.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
NBC | The Voice (8.9 mil/1.8), Chicago Med (7.8 mil/1.6) and Chicago Fire (7.9 mil/1.6) were all steady, with Fire up a tenth from its previous finale.
FOX | Megyn Kelly’s primetime Fox special did 4.7 mil and a 0.8 — doubling the audience yet only matching the demo delivery of Fox’s week-ago sitcoms. Coupled debuted to 1.9 mil/0.5 (versus the 1.9 mil/0.8 that Fox averaged in the hour last week).
ABC | Fresh Off the Boat (4.2 mil/1.1) rose two tenths, while The Real O’Neals (3.3 mil/0.9) was steady. The 10 o’clock-bound Agents of SHIELD’s two-hour finale averaged 3.04 mil and a 1.0, ticking up week-to-week yet down 23 percent from its sophomore finale.
THE CW | The Flash (3.4 mil/1.3) and Containment (1.4 mil/0.5) were steady.