Well, here’s some news that should surprise absolutely no one. On Monday, Feb. 29, CBS announced that it has renewed “NCIS” for two more seasons. Furthermore, series star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new two-year deal.
Currently in its 13th season, “NCIS” is the number one drama in the U.S. and worldwide and averages 20.47 million viewers, an impressive feat for a series on television this long. It should once again finish the season as network television’s number one drama (for the seventh consecutive year). It ranks in the top 10 among adults 25-54 (averaging 4.6/13) and top 15 among adults 18-49 (averaging 3.1/10), plus in the top 10 among time-shifted programs.
“It’s extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, ‘NCIS’ continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale,” Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, has said in a statement. “It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS’s signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week.”
The series is also a hit internationally, licensed in more tan 200 markets. It has been awarded the International Audience Award by Eurodata TV Worldwide and The Monte Carlo Television Festival for being “the most watched drama series in the world” for the past two years. It premiered in 2003 and has remained the number one drama on television since becoming so during the 2009-2010 season.
“NCIS” season 13 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS. Are you at all surprised that it has been renewed for two more seasons?