”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 CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves. “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.”
Deadline speculates that Harmon’s deal is likely for two years and gives him a healthy raise over the most recent salary of more than $500,000 an episode, possibly over $700,000 an episode. In addition to starring, Harmon, he serves as an executive producer/profit participant on NCIS and has a production deal with CBS TV Studios for his company Wings Prods.
NCIS continue to bag stellar ratings, delivering its second largest Live+same day audience two weeks ago (22.86 million viewers), rising to 25.36 million viewer in Live + DVR viewing.
Australian Shane Brennan continues as showrunner.
The latest season is currently airing on TEN.