10 TV Shows Getting a Quarantine Ratings Boost (PHOTOS) Ron Batzdorff/NBC; Richard Cartwright/ABC; Monty Brinton/CBS Monty Brinton/CBS NCIS (CBS)
CBS’ flagship procedural marked its own season’s best on March 24
with 13.2 million viewers, a 23 percent gain from its last new episode. Monty Brinton/CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
The March 22 episode of the procedural spinoff
attracted 7.4 million viewers, the show’s highest audience in nearly a year. Sonja Flemming/CBS The Neighborhood (CBS)
The Cedric the Entertainer-Max Greenfield sitcom drew in 7.4 million viewers on March 16, beating its previous season high by half a million.
Richard Cartwright/ABC Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 (ABC)
Seattle’s surgeons and firefighters pulled in season highs of 7.1 and 7.5 million viewers, respectively, on March 19.
Michael Becker/Fox The Masked Singer (FOX)
The star-studded talent show hit a non-Super Bowl season high on March 18 with 8 million viewers.
Amid the current coronavirus crisis, TV networks are
running out of episodes of their hit shows and facing a long programming drought. But there is good news for the biz: TV viewers’ self-isolation has done anything but decrease ratings. See Also
The writers' strike 12 years ago pales in comparison to the current crisis, but it hints at how networks might fill the airwaves.
In fact, with so many people staying home and watching television, broadcast TV shows like
, NCIS , This Is Us and more are posting double-digit gains in ratings. Scroll through to see which shows are getting a boost in the age of quarantine. Grey's Anatomy