Renewed: NCIS

Long-running US drama NCIS has been renewed for an impressive 17th season.

Season 16 has been averaging 12.2 million US viewers in the live + same day ratings, making it America’s second-most-watched scripted series, behind only The Big Bang Theory.

β€œNCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades,” said CBS Entertainment President, Kelly Kahl. β€œIts viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plotlines and the storytelling. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon. We are delighted that the show will remain a linchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”

Season 16 is currently screening Tuesday nights on 10.

Source: TV By the Numbers


  1. As long as Mark Harmon maintains his desire to continue with the show, this will be the one to overtake Law & Order: SVU in X number of years as the longest running live action TV series in US history (I say X because it’s unknown how many more seasons Law & Order will run for – it’s currently four seasons ahead of NCIS, so the very earliest it can claim a new record would be the 2024/25 season, and that’s only if Law & Order finishes next year). I prefer Law & Order, but NCIS is always good value.

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