'NCIS' Renewed by CBS for 11th Season

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February 1st, 2013

via press release:



CBS announced today a new contract extension for NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon, and that the U.S. and global ratings phenomenon NCIS has been renewed for the 2013-2014 season.

"In a world gone niche, NCIS keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television," said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.  "NCIS is the type of franchise every company wants in today’s global content ecosystem – high-quality storytelling that generates passionate viewers and drives revenue on every conceivable platform."

Currently in its 10th season, NCIS continues to hit ratings milestones.  This season, for the first time ever, it ranks as television's #1program (ahead of Sunday Night Football).  NCIS is averaging 21.48 million viewers, up +7% over last year and is the highest-rated drama among adults 25-54 (5.9/15), while averaging 4.2/12 in adults 18-49.  The series delivered its second-largest live plus same day audience on Jan. 15, averaging 22.86 million viewers.  That total soared to 25.36 million viewers with L+3 day lift, marking the first NCIS broadcast to deliver more than 25 million viewers with live plus 3-day lift or live plus 7-day lift.

NCIS is also an international hit, licensed in more than 200 markets.  It is the #1 series on M6 in France, the #1 U.S. series on Rai2 in Italy and the #2 U.S. series overall, the #1 U.S. series on TV3 in Sweden, the #2 U.S. series on LaSexta in Spain, the #2 U.S. drama on Network Ten in Australia and the #3 U.S. series on Sat1 in Germany.

In domestic syndication, NCIS is broadcast on USA Network and ranks as cable's #1 off-network drama.

NCIS premiered on CBS in 2003-2004. Since its debut, NCIS's ratings have steadily climbed, finishing 2008-2009 ranked fifth among all primetime programs.  During the 2009-2010 season it became the #1 drama/scripted program on television, and has remained the #1 drama ever since.

NCIS stars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen and David McCallum.  Gary Glasberg, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Shane Brennan, George Schenck, Frank Cardea and Donald P. Bellisario are executive producers for Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Television Studios.

Mark Harmon is represented by Paradigm and attorney Barry Axelrod.

  • Holly

    OK, the real question now is, how does this affect Vegas’s chances at renewal :P

  • CBSviewer

    Yaeah ! Best news of the year :)

  • CC

    Big surprise here…go NCIS!!!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    This is my shocked face.

  • DeanW

    I hope the other CBS drama will be Renewed soon !

  • Californiadgd

    move NCIS LA from it and make new hit. ;)

  • eridapo

    I’m shocked it took them this long… The bankers were probably given a hard time with all the money he took out to pay Mark Harmon…. Pam Dawber is smiling all the way down Rodeo…

  • Oliver

    Slightly strange timing, but no surprise.

  • DonJ1973

    The biggest no brainer of the season. Could this possibly go 15 seasons or more? It’s a cash cow for CBS and it’s not sliding in the ratings at all. I guess it depends on how much longer Harmon wants to work since he’s getting alot older.

  • Sarah

    Yay! :) And I really hope Cote re-sighs soon.


    Mark Harmon has a great job….paid top dollar, he’s turning 62 this year, he should just play this character till retirement…I wonder what he makes?

  • Criiim

    Harmon was making what? half a mil per episode if the trades are to be believed, ie over 10 mil per season. Plus a slice off syndication since he was given exec producer. Why would he quit the cash cow?

  • Petar Ivanov

    RESPECT. I watch 7 or 8 seasons. Tired already and don’t watch but NCIS is BIG BIG success. Still #1 broadcast drama.

  • Ryan

    NCIS sux its not a good show only dumbasses watch it

  • Melanie

    Great news.

  • tv#1

    Based of the shows ratings and popularity I bet NCIS will be on the air for another ten seasons. Its the type of show that can just go on and on and on. They really don’t even need the same cast.

  • John A

    I only thought it was in its 8th season. Jeez great numbers it gets for a 10 yr old show.

  • ethan

    In other news, the sky is blue, ice cream tastes good, sophia vergara has a great rack.

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  • Raykov

    So they’ve renewed HIMYM and NCIS… Any other renewal from CBS to come these days? CSI? NCIS:LA? Criminal Minds? Any other no surprise at all?

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