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NCIS: CBS TV Series Renewed for Season Nine

Mark Harmon NCISIn a no-brainer move, CBS has renewed their top drama, NCIS, for a ninth season. The series currently averages a 4.0 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic, ranking behind only Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory on the CBS schedule. The renewal follows the news that Mark Harmon has signed a new two-year contract and the series drew its biggest ratings to date last night with a 4.6 rating in the demo and 22.9 million viewers.

Here’s the press release from CBS…

CBS RENEWS “NCIS” FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON

Television’s #1 Drama/Scripted Series to Return for Its Ninth Season

Tuesday’s Broadcast Delivers a Series’ Record Audience of 22.85 Million Viewers

NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted series for the second consecutive year, has been renewed by the CBS Television Network for the 2011-2012 season, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.

“It’s simply amazing that a show in its eighth season continues to perform at such an elite level,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “This is a tribute to the hard work of its talented writers, producers and cast for bringing to life such compelling stories and characters with intrigue and humor. The quality of the storytelling is also evident by the series’ incredibly devoted fan base who we thank for their passion and commitment to NCIS on CBS, in online communities and around the world.”

“NCIS has become a network phenomenon and a global sensation. The show continues to hit audience peaks on CBS and is a top performer in territories around the world,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “We thank an amazing cast, led by Mark Harmon, which has undeniable chemistry, for bringing to life characters with such amazing universal appeal. And, we credit Shane (Brennan) and Gary (Glasberg) for the storytelling and production vision that delivers compelling episodes every week and a fresh creative vision every year.”

NCIS premiered on CBS in 2003-2004 as a spin-off of the long-running action/legal drama, “JAG.” Since its debut, NCIS’s ratings have steadily climbed, becoming a top 10 program in 2007-2008, the series’ fifth season. NCIS’s ratings continued building the following season, finishing 2008-2009 ranked fifth among all primetime programs. Last season, NCIS ranked fourth among all programs and became the #1 drama/scripted program on television, with an average audience of 18.89 million viewers.

Currently in its eighth season, NCIS’s ratings are still rising and the series continues to be the #1 drama/scripted series. This season, NCIS is averaging 19.60 million viewers. Last night’s episode delivered a record audience of 22.85 million viewers and the show’s highest adult 18-49 rating since Oct. 2009.

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

What do you think? Happy to hear NCIS has been renewed? How long should this series realistically continue? Could it go on without Harmon?

 

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tony Rodriguez May 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

the best show ever tremendus job

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tony Rodriguez May 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Thi is the best show ever.good job

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Karon May 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I’m so glad they renewed this show…it’s the best! They need to include jamie lee Curtis as a regular..she is perfect for Jethro Gibbs.

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Deborah May 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’m so glad that NCIS not going off as it’s my favorit show of every thing on T.V. and now I’ll have something to watch on Tuesday’s.. Snd why are the always taking off the good shows and leaving the bad ones.

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sheila May 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

i am so glad they renewed ncis ,thats all we watch, have watched all the reruns also more than a couple of times !

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Lovee May 4, 2012 at 5:08 am

I am sooooo happy to hear that NCIS will continue. I love ALL of the characters. Especially Mark Harmon’s character, Gibbs. And to answer the other question….no NCIS will be inconceivable without Mark Harmon.

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Evie May 4, 2012 at 4:04 am

I have to give credit to the abosolute perfet casting of this show. Mark and his crew are amazing but to bring them all together, wow. The plots are interesting and the interply between the charactors is fun to watch but for me the icing on the cake is the extra pop each of them add to their charactor and story with their own style. I lost interest for a while when Vance was brought in. That charactor is still in progress, don’t mind tough just don’t like disrespectful. Thanks to the entire crew in front and behine the camera.

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Dana May 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Agreed, I hope NCIS will go on for a very long time. I’ve seen every episode from the first, and have enjoyed every one.
Thank you fro a great show and a great cast. Keep it up

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Sue May 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

Hi, Please keep NCIS going strong. Love all the characters. Without this show there would not be anything worth watching on TV. Mark Harmon is great, love all the characters. Please don’t change a thing. I watch the re-runs as if I have never seen them. They are never old. This past weekend, there were no NCIS re-runs and I was completely lost. Nothing to watch. NASCAR has become very mundane and boring. Love the NCIS LA too but it took a while to find it as interesting. I realized it wasn’t trying to copy NCIS so that made it easier to watch and understand. Thank you for such a wonderful show. Please keep it going. I noticed that they are advertising NCIS ‘s Final Three Episodes. I hope you aren’t saying that this this is the end. I hope you mean season finale. NOT FINAL as in done forever!!

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Lavern May 1, 2012 at 7:06 am

Tuesday would be so empty without NCIS!!! Mark Harmon is every older single woman’s dream…..hope he stays on the show forever!!! Of course, we can’t have the show without the rest of the cast…..Abby please don’t change…..I think you are great!!! Hi Ducky, you’re not so bad either!!! Thank you for the great evenings spent with all of you!!!!!!!

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JUNE April 30, 2012 at 6:13 am

LOVE EVERY SHOW. record if not at home so not to miss a thing!

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JUNE April 30, 2012 at 6:12 am

GREAT show. LOVE IT!

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Karen April 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm

NCIS is the best show on TV!!! The interaction of the characters is great. I hope the 9th season isn’t goint to be the last!!

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Jen April 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

So glad ncis Is still on its awesome

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Sandy March 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

People who miss JAG, I’m not in favor of keeping a show on if the people involved don’t want to do it anymore.

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