Ratings: NCIS: LA and S.W.A.T. Slip With Late Starts; Idol Gets No Finale Bounce

NCIS Los Angeles

In the latest TV show ratings, CBS is reporting that NCIS: Los Angeles — which started nearly an hour late due to golf overrun — ended Season 13 with just shy of 4 million total viewers, which marks a series low; TVLine readers gave the crowd-pleasing closer an average grade of “A.

S.W.A.T. (3.2 mil) similarly slipped with the first half hour of its own delayed finale, which marked the farewell for an original cast member.

ABC’s American Idol closed out Season 20 with 5.6 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, merely holding steady week-to-week but topping Sunday in both measures; read recap. Leading into that, AFV (4.9 mil/0.5) slipped opposite CBS’ well-watched golf overrun.

The CW’s Riverdale (250K/0.0) added some eyeballs.

Over on Fox, Family Guy‘s finale put up the best numbers (1.1 mil/0.4), followed by Bob’s Burgers (930K/0.3), The Simpsons (860K/0.3), The Great North (680K/0.2) and Duncanville (590K/0.2).

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