CBS announced today that three of their hit new dramas, “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Scorpion” have been renewed for the 2015-2016 broadcast season. The series represent the #1, #2 and #3 most-watched new programs on broadcast television this season.
“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”
“NCIS: New Orleans” is the season’s most-watched new series and broadcast television’s #2 drama (The original “NCIS” is #1), averaging 18.1 million viewers. The series stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich and CCH Pounder. Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber and James Hayman are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
“Madam Secretary” is the #2 new series of the season, averaging 14.9 million viewers and ranking as Sunday’s most-watched scripted broadcast. It has improved the year-ago time period by +49% in viewers. Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Geoffrey Arend, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Wallis Currie-Wood star. Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and David Semel are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment.
“Scorpion” is the #3-ranked new series of the season, averaging 14.5 million viewers. It has been key to CBS’s Monday improvement, boosting the year-ago time period by +61% in viewers, +21% in adults 18-49 and +31% in adults 25-54. In addition, it is one of the top-streamed shows on cbs.com. Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham star. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Justin Lin, Heather Kadin, Scooter Braun and Walter O’Brien are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.