It seems like no matter how many "NCIS" iterations CBS airs, the franchise is a guaranteed hit. The original "NCIS" was the most-watched TV show in 2014, with newcomer "NCIS: New Orleans" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" also placing in the top four.
In fact, all of TV's top four most-popular prime-time series aired on the Eye Network, and the channel had six shows in total on the top 10 list.
The below chart ranks the most-watched entertainment shows by total viewers, according to Nielsen figures supplied by Carat. The chart compiles live plus same-day ratings for all original episodes of entertainment shows that aired in prime time during the year. Sports and news programming are excluded.