Grab Your Gear! NCIS Renewed For 16th Season With Mark Harmon Returning

The most watched drama in the world returns in 2018-2019 with star and executive producer Harmon on board.
Posted on Apr 13, 2018 | 10:15am

Get ready for more puzzling crimes, more heroic action, and more head slaps—and make sure you follow Gibbs' rules! Fans of NCIS are about to get a new season of the global hit show.

The #1 drama on CBS and the most watched drama in world will return in 2018-2019, as NCIS looks forward to its 16th season on the network. Mark Harmon, who stars as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and serves as Executive Producer of the series, will continue with the show.

STREAM: Every Episode Of NCIS On CBS All Access

"It's pretty simple—viewers everywhere love NCIS," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "This show speaks to viewers of all ages, in all parts of the country and around the world. NCIS' amazing characters and terrific storytelling result in some of TV's most passionate fans. Of course, none of this would be possible without an outstanding production team, and talented cast led by the incomparable and absolutely tireless Mark Harmon. We’re thrilled he is returning as the centerpiece of the show, and we could not be more excited for NCIS' 16th season."
This season, NCIS is averaging 17.0 million viewers and is one of the top five most watched shows on broadcast television. On the digital front, NCIS is one of the most watched primetime series across CBS digital platforms, including CBS All Access, where fan can stream new episodes live across many devices and have access to every single episode of NCIS ever aired (not to mention NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, and many more!).

Licensed in more than 200 territories, it currently holds the title of "the most watched drama series in the world," an honor earned by receiving the International Audience Award by Eurodata TV Worldwide and the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

In syndication, previous season episodes of NCIS are cable television's most watched off-network drama, out-delivering the next closest competitor by 23%. NCIS is also cable's second most watched off-net series, behind only The Big Bang Theory, also from CBS.

Watch all-new episodes of NCIS on Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.