CBS RENEWS "NCIS" FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON
Tuesday, February 02, 2011 Broadcast Delivered 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.
(Image of Mark Harmon who plays Gibbs on NCIS on CBS - All Rights Reserved)
"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."Network Phenomenon
"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."
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It All Started In 2003-2004
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 prime time 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.
#1 Drama/Scripted Series
NCIS star Mark Harmon has just agreed to a new two-year contract to stay with the show which guarantees the beloved series will continue with him at the helm for at least the next two years.
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