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NCIS: Season 11 Renewal for CBS Drama

NCIS season 11Mark Harmon has signed a contract extension to stay on NCIS so, to no surprise to anyone, CBS has renewed the top-rated TV series for an 11th season.

NCIS is the network’s fourth-highest rated TV series in the 18-49 demo (behind The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls) with a 3.4 rating. It’s also CBS’ most-watched show by a longshot, currently averaging 19.31 million viewers each week. The episode on the 15th drew a whopping 22.86 million.

Word is that Harmon signed a two-year contract so it looks like a sure thing that NCIS will be back for a 12th year as well.

Here’s the press release from CBS:

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 #1 program (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.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that NCIS will be back next season? How long do you think the show should continue? Forever?

 

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terry scott May 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I really like NCIS very much,Mark harmon,I’ve been His Fan since way back,he Does not fade,still very handsomely dignified looking,perfect for NCIS Boss role,Michael Weatherly looks like a European PRINCE maybe after NCIS or along one of NCIS story He can appear as a Prince,He typifies one.Also Sean He’s the real American pie Guy,andCote sorry She’s gone,can you get somebody like Her and not blonde?pls donot change all the characters they really are perfect together,so with David Mc Callum He seems so real,and Paulley She’s so cute,so with The Boss Mr Carroll He really is tough and the new guy assistant of mr.Mc callum,also good, the casting is perfect together,Congratulations Don’t change a bit you are all perfect,it’s like you’re all real,not just OVERACTING likes some of the other show…OK for now our show is coming next I don’t want to miss this,whereever I travel from Ca to here now in the Philippines I don’t want to miss…….Bye

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M.L. Mockford March 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Now the Cote dePablo is gone, the show has lost its pizazz. It is now a chore to sit for an hour to see the good guys win.

I have the entire DVD collection from Season 1-10 and prefer to watch the reruns.

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alice eaton August 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

i love the show e very teus night i post myself in front of the tv love mark harmon hate to see ziva go but hope her and tony hook up abby can never leave shes one of a kind hope show never stops best show on tv number 1 fan here

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shilo August 25, 2013 at 1:36 am

I fell in love with ncis when I found out that mark harmon was in it. And the more I watched the show I fell in Love with all the characters. I take care of elders for a living and currently I am taking care of one of mark harmons ,fathers really good friends he went to michigan university, and I can’t get enough of his stories of when he knew mr. Harmon Sr. But I also have to say that ziva is awsome, my daughter is just like her character she won’t stand for BS. I think that great. Also micheal weatherly is My favorite because he is like me I am constantly qouting movies to my freinds, they get annoyed and slap me upside the head. I feel bad for him. All I have to say about abbs and mc gee is that they should get together already , they love eachother just like tony and ziva, they don’t hide it well . I love this show please don’t end. there are plenty of episodes you all can come up with. I wish lauren holly never left the show her and gibbs made a great couple . and It showed.

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Meg Myles August 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

ZEVA and her creator Cote de Pablo will be missed. As an actor my self I admire NCIS on every level All the actors bring truth to their characters…the scripts are excellent and I am particularly fond of the former…Man From Uncle !!!
Any time you need a WOMAN of a certain age my SAG AFTRA & EQUITY dues are P I F !
Meg Myles

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