"Bring Ziva back to NCIS!"
March 12, 2014 --
MADRID, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- The audience of CBS' show ask for the comeback of Ziva toNCIS
- 60.000 fans already voted for the return of Cot de Pablo's character
- NCISratings have dropped
TV users are not just viewers any more. They create social movements, able to change big networks' decisions. Many television executives have already discovered the power of their audience on many occasions.
Iconic demonstrationsby Trekkies achieved the renovation of the original Star Trek Series. Most recently, viewers' pressure led to A & E to return to Phil Robertson his starring role in the reality show Duck Dynasty. This is exactly what NCIS fans intend to do: bring back the actress Cot de Pablo to their favorite show.
On July 10, 2013, CBS television studios announced that Cot de Pablo would be leaving NCIS in Season 11 for reasons still unknown and this decision originated a wave of protests. Viewers organized online platforms, a letter-writing campaign and finally a ranking on TheRanking.com, where users can vote for the Israeli Mossad agent toreturn.
The result is that over 60,000 participants have voted so far for a massive "Yes, please" asking CBS to give back to Cot de Pablo her character, which was one of the most popular and loved of NCIS, one of the first American television shows.
"Ziva makes the show"
CBS hasn't decided yet if Ziva will be back. In the meanwhile, many NCIS fans have threatened to boycott this police drama: "If she does not come back soon I am going to stop watching the show".
CBS should now answer this massive NCIS fans demand and should try to bring Cot de Pablo back. Or, at least, they should try to explain the reasons for Ziva's disappearance, since they might lose an important audience next season. In fact, NCIShas beenthe most watched scripted show on American television since its seventh season. It evenbecame the most watched program in 2012-2013, with 21.34 million viewers on average. Despite being leader in its spot, the last episode couldn't draw more than 17.68 million Americans for CBS. Maybe, as a fan commented, "Ziva makes the show".
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