'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.

  • Croq


    Cool story bro.

  • Emily

    wait WHAT wow, was not expecting that, I am actually surprised they announced it now, I’d have thought CBS marketing would have wanted to focus all attention on elementary and the super bowl (ie I thought they might renew elementary after the superbowl or something)

  • Drew

    NCIS rules. I hope Vegas gets another season. I would rather watch it than NCIS Los Angeles. NCIS LA needs to thin out the cast a bit and get rid of the love sick nerds.

  • LHR

    This show is still on? lol

  • ToXiX

    I hope Two and a Half Men is the next renewal

  • DeanW

    It’s weird because CBS approached Mark Harmon in “secret”. TVlover said CBS did the same thing with CSI: NY’s cast last week and it can be true considering no one knew CBS was making a new contract to Mark Harmon.
    I hope CSI: NY is the next Renewal !

  • Martin

    Did cote de pablo renew her contract too, know hers is up same time as marks. Can someone find that out, please.

  • KJ Styles

    NCIS is the best show on broadcast TV hands down :)

  • DeanW

    @ Martin

    No, Cote de Pablo did not renew her contract yet !

  • outlawz

    next year i want cbs killing the other network tuesdays to be like this

    08. ncis
    09. new ncis <try la on monday move 5o to other night
    10. vegas 2013(half season) & golden boy (only if peak up for half seaso) if dont and unfogetable do good in the summer then brin it in as (unforgatable summer hit show)

  • Ben

    In February 2012, CBS announced the renewal of about 10 shows at the same time. Later that year, CBS would announce the renewal of a few more programs and then the cancellation and later the renewal of Unforgettable. CBS cancelled very few programs last year (Rob being one of them). I wonder why they are not putting out a press release (similar to last year) and saying they are renewing a lot more shows, since only a few of their programs are “on the bubble” and have to worry about being caught by the bear.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Ben

    I agree ! Last year CBS Renewed Blue Bloods and a few hours later they announced the Renewal of 17 other Shows. This week, CBS Renewed six Shows. Perhaps they wait for the new contract of the CSI: NY’s cast to announce the Renewal of several Shows ?

  • CBSviewer

    @ Ben

    Last year Renewal was on March 14 and not in February !

  • Holly


    This week, CBS Renewed six Shows

    How I Met Your Mother, NCIS and…..

  • Ben

    That is correct CBSviewer; it was on Wednesday March 14, 2012 that CBS announced the renewal of 15 programs.
    Thank you for letting me know the actual month it was last year.

    I wonder if CBS will do something similar this year.

  • steve

    not a suprise

    @DonJ1973 I totally agree thats when itll end when Mark decides he doesnt want to do it anymore

  • Dan

    @Raykov – CBS always renews NCIS first, if they have a slew of early renewals around March expect these shows to be renewed; NCIS LA, Survivor, CSI, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls.

    @Ethan – Exactly No surprise CBS renews the highest rated drama on the air.

    @John A – Yeah, NCIS along with Big Bang is the few shows to increase in viewers every season. Normally when shows lose viewers by there 7th or 10th season, these two shows have bucked the trend and went from modestly rated in their first seasons to powerhouses in their later years.

    NBC should have waited 1 more season to cancel JAG, that’s all I have to say.

  • don

    this show is good been watching since the start but its getting old

  • don

    i think csi ncis have to go i dvr them and debate know when i want to watch them which mean there done for me this season

  • Ultima

    This week, CBS Renewed six Shows

    How I Met Your Mother, NCIS and…..

    They renewed their entire daytime lineup as well.

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