'NCIS' Renewed by CBS for 11th Season

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February 1st, 2013

via press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR "NCIS" STAR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARK HARMON

"NCIS," TELEVISION'S #1 SERIES AND A GLOBAL LEADER, IS RENEWED FOR 2013-2014 SEASON

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.

 
  • robby

    knew it was going to happen atleast Gibbs is still going to be on it

  • thesnowleopard

    I’m shocked–SHOCKED–that NCIS got renewed! Don’t they see that it’s been failing all season long and that the actors are all tired and that they ruined my favorite ship? It should diiiiiiiiiieeeee!!!!!

    Heh, seriously, though, I like NCIS and I’m glad it’s getting renewed (11 seasons? Wow. I thought it was more like eight). As for Vegas, I figure the superobvious renewal of NCIS isn’t going to affect Vegas’ chances one way or the other. Vegas’ A18-49 demo is bad because it’s bad, not because it’s bad in comparison to NCIS. I hope Vegas will somehow get a second season, but if it doesn’t, well, I’ll just enjoy it through May. C’est la vie.

  • networkman

    NCIS will be needed for an additional 2 seasons. That would have the show completing 13 seasons. With dramas such as CSI:NY, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-O and Criminal Minds ending in a next few years, NCIS will be needed to help launch new hit dramas. Also Blue Bloods and CSI will be nearing their ends so CBS needs new reliable programming to replace all of these aging series.

  • jessica

    Today it is the most obvious of renewals but back when the last WGA strike happened NCIS nearly ended.

    NCISLA being some terrorist each week is getting boring very quickly.

  • ateofi

    What is it about this show that it’s so popular! I watched three episodes and I had enough! Stories are boring, dialogues are hilarious one liners, acting is terrible. Only Mark Harmon is bearable but he is bland!!! Michalel Wearherly and Pauley Perrette are totally unwatchable! NCIS LA looks much better in my opinion!

  • s0303

    not my type of show, but my mom will be happy :)

  • THE OLD MAN

    I’m completely stunned!

    NOT!!!

  • psychic

    In other news, the sea is wet.

  • psychic

    “What is it about this show that it’s so popular! I watched three episodes and I had enough! Stories are boring, dialogues are hilarious one liners, acting is terrible. Only Mark Harmon is bearable but he is bland!!! Michalel Wearherly and Pauley Perrette are totally unwatchable! NCIS LA looks much better in my opinion!”
    Agreed with everything except the last bit. If anything, NCIS: LA is worse.

  • rehabber

    Mark is just getting better looking each year..yea!! for us seniors. lol

  • MeMe

    Happy for NCIS. Hope everybody comes back for the next season.

  • simsalabim

    CBS turned to a boring, very formular network. NCIS, CSI…you nameit, all boring!

  • Herb Finn

    Only concern is when Mark starts looking too old – remember he’s about 7 years OLDER than Gibbs is supposed to be! :)

  • bluejays

    @ateofi. I like procedurals as a bit of brain dead viewing. Like CSI and CSI NY and The Mentalist, SVU and Law and Order and love Criminal Minds and HFO but I’ve never been able to get along with NCIS and I’ve oftened wondered just what it is about it that people love.

    But each to their own and good news for all the fans (and cast and crew).

  • mummblesgal

    I LOVE this show. I’m so glad they are continuing the series. I love all the characters played on the show. And especially when Gibbs (Mark Harmon) smiles. I love it! I also loved MIAMI and was very upset when they took it off. Now I watch reruns. I hope NCIS stays on for many more years to come. I love you Abbie. You play a fabulous character.

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