In its fourth installment, NCIS: New Orleans has lost over 21% of its target audience. As a result, many doubted the possibility of renewal. Nonetheless, on April 18, CBS confirmed that NCIS: New Orleans would be returning for a fifth round in the 2018-19 broadcast season. In addition, CBS announced that ten more prime-time series had received their respective next seasons.
Honestly, despite such a drop in the viewership and mixed reviews of the current round, we were confident in the decision of CBS to pick up all the shows in the NCIS franchise for another season. Each series has showcased a positive trend in the ratings. Besides, in the case of NCIS: New Orleans, there are still lots of viewers who adore the procedural crime drama.
Of course, we would have to admit that the viewing audience decreased almost twice versus the show’s pilot episode. On the other hand, it’s a usual trend when the viewership is declining from season to season. The right question is how many seasons should we expect in the future? We believe that NCIS: New Orleans would remain in the CBS lineup in at least three more installments.
The current premiere has garnered 8.779 million viewers with a 1.01 key demo among adults 18-49. The show’s midseason debut has attracted 9.100 million viewers. Finally, the thirteenth episode of the fourth season has gained 9.248 million. We’re inclined to regard these statistics as an uptrend. As for the reaction from critics and viewers, as we have mentioned above, it was mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth round of NCIS: New Orleans holds a score of 3.3/5 and a 60% approval rating from the viewers. At the same time, the audiences of Metacritic have evaluated the crime drama at 5.4/10. Meanwhile, an overall score of NCIS: New Orleans on IMDb is still pretty high, 6.8/10 ~ 10,800 votes.
Summing up, NCIS: New Orleans possesses a potential for more installments on CBS. We hope that we were right in our forecast. After all, the entire NCIS franchise looks fresh in spite of too many seasons and spin-offs.
What’s The Show NCIS: New Orleans About?
If you are one of those who didn’t have a chance to watch NCIS: New Orleans on CBS yet, we’d suggest you read a brief overview of the procedural drama. Otherwise, scroll down to figure out more about the release date for a next season.
The story focuses on Agent Dwayne Pride nicknamed “King,” who leads a squad of New Orleans’ NCIS field office. The primary goal of his team is to deal with cases which relate to military offenses. King is a local guy and is accustomed thus to keep the things under control. But his hometown serves as an attractive point for servicemen on vacation.
On The Likely Release Date For Season 5
It’s now clear that CBS has already announced the renewal of NCIS: New Orleans for another season. NCIS: New Orleans Season 5 premiere is scheduled on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10/9c on CBS.