CBS announced on April 14 that their hit drama NCIS is “the most-watched drama in the world.” In addition, the network has revealed that NCIS will be returning for its sixteenth installment during the 2018-2019 broadcast season. Also worth noting that the show’s exec Mark Harmon inked a new deal to continue with the series. In fact, we have been expecting the decision on renewal since NCIS has showcased the impressive results this season. CBS thereby has just confirmed our expectations. Let’s take a look at some statistics that we have used in our forecast.
— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) April 13, 2018
The fifteenth season premiere has garnered 13.288 million viewers with a 1.60 key demo among adults 18-49. Perhaps this figure is 17% lower versus those of the previous season, but NCIS still keeps solid television ratings. Generally speaking, few shows on TV could boast with such excellent results. So, even if the viewing audience drops below ten million viewers per episode next season, we’re almost sure that CBS will decide to renew NCIS for one more round. Besides, CBS reports that this season NCIS is one of top five shows on TV.
The current season of NCIS has also received favorable reviews from the target audience. According to Rotten Tomatoes, NCIS Season 15 holds a score of 4/5 and a 71% approval rating. On IMDb, the action-drama series keeps very high score, 7.9/10 ~ 100,000 votes. Thus, as you may have noticed, NCIS is still popular among the viewers despite the fact that the series airs for fifteen seasons. Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, has confirmed our data by stating that NCIS fits viewers of all ages across the country and around the world.
Summing up, we tend to believe that there would be more seasons of NCIS. Moreover, CBS didn’t say that the upcoming season is the series last. So, we hope that NCIS remained in CBS’s lineup for at least twenty seasons.
What’s The Show NCIS About?
If you’re not in the ranks of NCIS‘s fans, we suggest you read a brief overview of the action-drama series below. Otherwise, you might scroll down to learn our estimate on the subject of the likely release date for the upcoming installment.
The story focuses on a group of special agents serving in the NCIS, primary law enforcement and counterintelligence air arm of the US Department of the Navy. The group led by Leroy Jethro Gibbs deals with all prominent criminal offenses that relate to the military service of the Navy.
Season 16 Release Date
As mentioned above, CBS has opted to pick up NCIS for another round. The network has revealed that NCIS will return in the 2018-2019 broadcast season. However, CBS hasn’t specified the exact date for the upcoming premiere. But it’s not a big issue to predict that the sixteenth season of NCIS would be back on CBS in September 2018, as all the previous seasons that have kicked off in this period (excepting Season 1). Nonetheless, we are looking forward to the official announcement of CBS. We’ll update this article when CBS gives us more official data on the subject. For now, stay tuned for updates. We’ll keep you informed.