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‘NCIS,’ ‘Survivor’ Among Nine 2023-24 Renewals at CBS

CBS is taking nearly all of its current primetime lineup into the 2023-24 season. The network on Tuesday announced renewals for nine series: dramas CSI: Vegas, NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i; unscripted shows The Amazing Race, Lingo, Survivor and Tough as Nails; and long-running newsmagazines 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. The renewals join those of first-year […]

‘Stranger Things’ Is (Obviously) 2022’s Most Streamed Show

One of Netflix’s biggest shows ever is, not surprisingly, the most streamed series of 2022. Stranger Things is a runaway No. 1 in Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings. Fueled by the summer release of its fourth season, the supernatural drama pulled in more than 52 billion minutes of viewing time over the year, the biggest figure […]

Terrence O’Hara, ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Director, Dies at 76

Terrence O’Hara, who directed 85 episodes of the CBS dramas NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles from 2003 until this year, died Dec. 5 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 76. A former actor who studied at the American Film Institute, O’Hara was a […]

Can Pluto TV’s Expansion Be Powered by Library Content Alone? A Chat With International Chief Olivier Jollet

Paramount’s free, ad-supported service Pluto TV has landed in Canada with its biggest content offering ever at launch outside of the U.S. market. But Olivier Jollet, executive vp and international general manager for Pluto TV, tells The Hollywood Reporter the latest local market launch for the FAST channel is part of an ambitious global rollout. […]

World Series, ‘Simpsons’ Give Fox a Bump in Seven-Day Ratings

The start of the World Series and the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons gave Fox a bigger presence than usual in Nielsen’s seven-day ratings. CBS’ NCIS, meanwhile, became the first entertainment show of the 2022-23 season to break the 10 million-viewer mark with a week of delayed viewing. Only sports telecasts and […]

TV Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Earns Seven-Day Season High

CBS’ NCIS reached a season high in viewers with its Oct. 17 episode — and came tantalizingly close to being the first entertainment program to top 10 million viewers this season. The long-running drama totaled 9.98 million viewers after seven days, according to Nielsen (and not including any streaming figures), edging out its previous season […]

TV Ratings: ‘NCIS,’ ‘911,’ ‘Chicago PD’ Lead Premiere Week Seven-Day Gains

CBS’ NCIS had the biggest seven-day jump in viewers in the opening frame of the TV season, but it fell a bit short of becoming the most watched network series for premiere week. Three other shows — Fox’s 911, NBC’s Chicago PD and CBS’ Survivor — performed best among adults 18-49. NCIS added 3.43 million viewers via […]

Paramount’s Pluto TV Sets Launch Date for Canada

Paramount Global will launch Pluto TV, the studio’s free ad-supported streaming TV service, in Canada on Dec. 1. The long-awaiting debut for Pluto TV north of the border will offer around 100 TV channels and over 20,000 hours of content. The latest international launch for the FAST channel comes as Canadian TV viewers grapple with […]

TV Ratings: ‘Quantum Leap’ Opens Modestly, ‘NCIS’ Hits Low

NBC’s Quantum Leap didn’t jump out in the ratings Monday, instead pulling in so-so numbers for its debut. CBS’ NCIS, meanwhile, opened its 19th season with its smallest same-day audience ever. Returning series on the broadcast networks Monday — the first night of the 2022-23 season — were uniformly down from their year-ago premieres. A […]

2021-22 TV Ratings: Final Seven-Day Numbers for Every Network Series

No one would argue that broadcast TV is booming in 2022, but on a show by show basis, things don’t look quite as bleak as they did a year ago. Whereas in 2020-21, only one network series — The CW’s All American — grew both its total audience and adults 18-49 rating, several shows managed […]

The Devil They Know: Why the Big Four Broadcasters Are Canceling Fewer Shows

The biggest surprise among last week’s network cancellations was Magnum P.I., which CBS cut after four seasons despite the show ranking in the top 25 entertainment programs in total viewers. One more reason it stuck out? Broadcasters have sharply curtailed the number of cancellations and series endings in the past two years. The parade of […]

All 3 ‘NCIS’ Series Renewed at CBS

The NCIS franchise as currently constituted will remain intact for the 2022-23 season. CBS has picked up all three series — flagship NCIS, long-running spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles and newcomer NCIS: Hawai’i — for next season. NCIS will hit its landmark 20th season in 2022-23, while Los Angeles will enter its 14th season and Hawai’i […]