On Sunday, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation saw its CSI finale for 2015, bringing the 15-year series to a close. Viewing numbers ranked among the highest in four years for the show that usually ran for an hour each week, saw crossover episodes and new spinoff shows come about in the process. The good news for fans is that the other shows will go on, but they’ll need to watch TV reruns, video on-demand or DVD/Blu-ray episodes of the original to get their fix under control.
The LA Times reported on Sept. 28 that Sunday’s two-hour season “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” finale called “Immortality” brought in 12.2 million viewers, according to the Nielsen reports. There’s expected to be more viewers factored into the final numbers as it was in direct competition with the NFL’s Sunday Night Football game featuring the Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions. Delayed viewing numbers should certainly give the over 12 million already reported a boost.
The TV Line site reported Sept. 27 that the series finale followed a plot involving a suicide bomber striking early in the episode, detonating his vest within a casino owned by Catherine Willows. The new investigation brings all the familiar regulars into play including Willows, Grissom, D.B. Russell and Sara Sidle as the team works to restore safety to the streets of Las Vegas. In a spoiler alert, the show ends with Sara sailing off into the sunset with her ex-husband, not long after hearing Grissom confess his love for her. In addition, Catherine gets promoted to Crime Lab Director, giving many fans that “happy ending.”
The hit show “CSI,” created by Anthony E. Zuiker, has starred Marg Helgenberger, Jorja Fox, William Petersen and Ted Danson. The series has been on the air since 2000 but became widely popular and spawned multiple spinoff shows. Those include “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: Cyber” which are still airing. Overall, the “CSI” shows which have totaled at four series have almost 800 episodes between them.