"In a world gone niche, NCIS keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television," said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. "NCIS is the type of franchise every company wants in today’s global content ecosystem—high-quality storytelling that generates passionate viewers and drives revenue on every conceivable platform."
(Sorry, I had to include that quote from the press release because it's so awesome.)
NCIS is averaging 21.48 million viewers per episode, or roughly 18.36 million more viewers than Do No Harm pulled in last night for its series premiere. NCIS is also earning a 4.2 rating among the 18-49 age demo and is a huge hit overseas, which is a good thing because now those countries know to fear us. Look at us the wrong way, and we'll sic Mark Harmon on your ass. Not the Summer School one, either.
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