Nearly three weeks after its Australian debut, Paramount+ has announced that NCIS: Sydney is now officially the most-watched local series since the launch of the platform in Australia.
The first two episodes of the eight-part series are available to stream now, with new episodes dropping every Friday.
In the U.S., the premiere episode is approaching 10 million viewers across CBS and Paramount+, while claiming the title of top new show of the television season and the #1 most-streamed CBS Network series premiere ever on Paramount+.
On Tuesday, 14 November, the premiere episode was the top show of the night in viewers (5.6m L+SD) and lifted to 7.25 million viewers in most current data.
CBS re-aired the premiere on Saturday, 18 November, bringing the cumulative viewership of the first episode to 9.65 million viewers.
In Canada, airing on Global, NCIS: Sydney is the top scripted series in the country this season, and #3 series overall in English-speaking Canada.
Beverley McGarvey, EVP, chief content officer and head of Paramount+ Australia said: “We are absolutely delighted that audiences locally and internationally have embraced NCIS: Sydney with its stellar cast and compelling storytelling. We are so appreciative of the opportunity to utilise the world class NCIS brand to tell quintessentially Australian stories and it has been so productive to work closely with our colleagues at CBS and Paramount+.”
Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, said: “These viewer numbers for NCIS: Sydney demonstrate the global strength and popularity of the NCIS franchise, and highlights how strong characters and story telling continues to resonate with the CBS audience.”