‘NCIS’ Shocking Stats Behind Cancelled Show Revealed

NCIS Vanessa Lachey - YouTube/CBS Mornings

NCIS: Hawai’i will come to an end after just three seasons. CBS announced the cancellation at the end of April, along with a number of other programming announcements. The cancellation caught everyone off guard, including the actors involved in the show. Now, Vanessa Lachey has come forward with some shocking statistics about the viewership prior to the show getting axed from the network. Continue reading to see what she shared.

Vanessa Lachey Made NCIS History

Star Vanessa Lachey made NCIS history by being the first female lead in the franchise. When the announcement of the cancellation was made, she opened up on Instagram about the news.

According to Lachey, she and a number of the cast members were “blindsided” by the network’s decision. CBS also axed CSI: Vegas and So Help Me Todd. 

Vanessa Lachey from NCIS: Hawaii, CBS, Sourced from YouTube
Vanessa Lachey from NCIS: Hawaii, CBS, Sourced from YouTube

“It is incumbent on us to always keep the schedule fresh, keep momentum going,” Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment said. “Everything came back [from the Hollywood strikes] really strong, but ultimately we have to look at the cohesiveness of the schedule flow. We have to evaluate the financials and the performance overall, and we make tough decisions.” 

Despite a fan petition to bring the show back gathering tens of thousands of signatures, Amy Reisenbach said there is no chance that the show will be picked back up. It likely won’t continue on a streaming service either, which has happened with some canceled shows in the past.

However, Vanessa Lachey has now shared some information about the show’s stats that makes viewers wonder why it is being canceled at all.

Shocking Stats Behind Hawai’i Spinoff

On her Instagram Story, she congratulated CBS for its accomplishments in gaining such an immense number of viewers. The graphic shared that the network had the “top four most-watched series.” CBS also airs 13 of the top 20. Then, she shared how NCIS: Hawai’i faired over the years.

Over the last 35 days, the NCIS spinoff had more than 10.1 million views over four episodes. Another screenshot showed what the show had at the time of its debut. It showed NCIS: Hawai’i as the “#1 new series.”


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“What a feat!!! And kept growing! So d*** proud of this TEAM!!!” she wrote on her Instagram Story.

After the news officially broke, Lachey shared her thoughts on Instagram. To take on the role, she relocated her family to Hawaii and was “gutted” that it was coming to an end.

“I will go to the ends of the earth for my cast & crew! If you come across ANY of them… hire them!” she concluded the post. “You won’t be disappointed. Salt of the earth people!”

The final episode of NCIS: Hawai’i airs on Monday, May 6 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. You can also stream the NCIS spinoff on Paramount+.

Amanda Blankenship

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