NCIS Los Angeles Delivers Ratings Growth On Mondays

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FRESHMAN HIT “SCORPION” AND RELOCATED “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” DELIVER RATINGS GROWTH ON MONDAY
Network Up +48% in Viewers, +11% in Adults 18-49 and +26% in Adults 25-54 Vs. Year Ago

Breakout hit SCORPION, television’s second-most-watched new series, and a relocated NCIS: LOS ANGELES have been key to CBS’s year-to-year Monday turnaround, according to Nielsen most current ratings through Week 12.

Freshman drama SCORPION has improved the Monday 9:00-10:00 PM time period by +62% in viewers (15.15m from 9.34m), +20% in adults 18-49 (3.6 from 3.0) and +32% in adults 25-54 (5.0 from 3.8).

NCIS: LOS ANGELES has improved the Monday 10:00-11:00 PM time period by +68% in viewers (12.20m from 7.27m), +26% in adults 18-49 (2.4 from 1.9) and +46% in adults 25-54 (3.5 from 2.4).

CBS is the only Big Four network to post Monday growth in viewers and key demographics. Compared to last year, CBS is up +48% in viewers (12.73m from 8.58m), +11% in adults 18-49 (3.1 from 2.8) and +26% in adults 25-54 (4.3 from 3.4).

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NCIS Los Angeles ‘Spiral’ Press Release

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WHILE CALLEN IS UNDERCOVER IN AN OFFICE BUILDING TO INVESTIGATE AN ARMS DEALER, IT IS SEIZED BY TERRORISTS AND HE IS TAKEN HOSTAGE, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, JAN. 5

“Spiral” – While Callen is undercover in the mail room of an office building to investigate an arms dealer, it is taken over by terrorists and Callen becomes a hostage. When the team arrives to help, they discover the entire building is wired with explosives, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Jan. 5 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CHEAT TWEET: Things go from bad 2 worse when Callen is taken hostage! Team #NCISLA 2 the rescue! 1/5 9:59pm http://bit.ly/12XYxQk

REGULAR CAST:
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS Special Agent G. Callen)
LL COOL J (NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna)
Linda Hunt (Operations Manager Henrietta “Hetty” Lange)
Daniela Ruah (NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye)
Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Detective Marty Deeks)
Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale)
Renée Felice Smith (NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones)
Miguel Ferrer (NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger)

GUEST CAST:
Ella Scott Lynch (Dr. Karen Ward)
Brian Glanney (Crew Foreman)
Patrick Gallagher (Don The Security Guard)
Jordan Belfi (Tom Blanchard)
Mia Serafino (Lisa Welsley)
Ciarán McCarthy (Masked Tech Specialist)
Liz Jenkins (Hostage Woman)
Zachary Garred (Masked Man #12)

WRITTEN BY: Dave Kalstein
DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng

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NCIS Los Angeles ‘Humbug’ Picture Review

"Security in pursuit of a couple of... ehm... Santas." *snort*

“Security in pursuit of a couple of… ehm… Santas.” *snort*

Uh-oh... Joelle held at gunpoint... beware of the Callen revenge...

Uh-oh… Joelle hold at gunpoint… beware of the Callen revenge…

Sam's not happy about those holiday plans...

Sam’s not happy about those holiday plans…

"And be totally honest with her." Why do I sense that this remark will bite Callen soon ?? ;-)

“And be totally honest with her.” Why do I sense that this remark will bite Callen soon ?? ;-)

Malware - the terrorism of the internet...

Malware – the terrorism of the internet…

Squeeing over this comforting gesture here...

Squeeing over this comforting gesture here…

Dress shirt + a tie = safe gift of choice for Joelle

Dress shirt + a tie = safe gift of choice for Joelle

"The guy put a gun to Jo's head, Sam. I wanna have a little *talk* with him about that." Uh-oh... told ya !!

“The guy put a gun to Jo’s head, Sam. I wanna have a little *talk* with him about that.” Uh-oh… told ya !!

So the baddie escaped... might be better for him...considering Callen's mood...

So the baddie escaped… might be better for him…considering Callen’s mood…

Creating the bad to fight the bad...

Creating the bad to fight the bad…

"It's the stuff of nightmares." His words plus the music was so overly dramatic it was awesome !!

“It’s the stuff of nightmares.” His words plus the music was so overly dramatic it was awesome !!

"... maybe... you... wanna come home with me." Zoossh !!

“… maybe… you… wanna come home with me.” Zoossh !!

They are going snowboarding together... and the whole Densi fandom is high-fiving each other !! ;-)

They are going snowboarding together… and the whole Densi fandom is high-fiving each other !! ;-)

So this guy doesn't like Rex anymore...

So this guy doesn’t like Rex anymore…

I could hardly pay attention to the scene cos I was so amused by the dying alarm of the car... Great job there, dear sound department !!

I could hardly pay attention to the scene cos I was so amused by the dying alarm of the car… Great job there, dear sound department !!

Maybe finding a *body* would have been better afterall...

Maybe finding a *body* would have been better afterall…

This guy hitting on Kensi?? Creepy good !!

This guy hitting on Kensi?? Creepy good !!

Finding out that Joelle might have the thumb drive...

Finding out that Joelle might have the thumb drive…

"Boyfriend Callen" going all in to find the thumb drive.

“Boyfriend Callen” going all in to find the thumb drive.

"You have no idea how scary it is having someone holding a gun on you." Yeah, about that... LOL

“You have no idea how scary it is having someone holding a gun on you.” Yeah, about that… LOL

So the trip... Personal or Practical ?? Wait, I bet I know your answer... ;-)

So the trip… Personal or Practical ?? Wait, I bet I know your answer… ;-)

Hetty + Sam = HI-LA-RI-OUS !!!

Hetty + Sam = HI-LA-RI-OUS !!!

Oh, *thaaaat* was nothing...

Oh, *thaaaat* was nothing…

"Who are you?" Oh, believe me, Jo, there's not enough time to answer that now...

“Who are you?” Oh, believe me, Jo, there’s not enough time to answer that now…

Let me recap... Callen had a gun, this lock-pick thingy and handcuffs on him which Joelle didn't notice when they slow-danced... Hands up if YOU would have noticed... *evilgrin*

Let me recap… Callen had a gun, this lock-pick thingy and handcuffs on him which Joelle didn’t notice when they slow-danced… Hands up if YOU would have noticed !! *evilgrin*

Great scene to get behind the meaning of the episode title !!

Great scene to get behind the meaning of the episode title !!

Will Eric remember what she said or is his camera a hidden Neutralyzer ?? *smirk*

Will Eric remember what she said or is his camera a hidden Neutralyzer ?? *smirk*

Granger is BAAACK !!

Granger is BAAACK !!

Their sweet smiles were even better than the kiss(es) IMO...

Their sweet smiles were even better than the kiss(es) IMO…

Proud daddy Sam...

Proud daddy Sam…

"How abot we start with your first name?" Yeah, good luck with that... :-)

“How about we start with your first name?” Yeah, good luck with that… :-)

As always I gotta run but I’m curious what you all think about this episode…. Let’s talk in the comments… I’ll join you later !!

This was the last episode for 2014. Thank you all for your support of the NCISLA Magazine website/twitter/Facebook and especially my picture reviews which are very precious to me. See you back in 2015 with more episode of our favorite show to talk about. Until then…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!

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