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NIA LONG JOINS THE CAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES”

August 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS announced today that Nia Long has joined the cast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES as a series regular. She will be introduced in the ninth season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 1 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT).

Long will play the team’s new executive assistant director, Shay Mosely. As a former Secret Service agent now working for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Mosely is an experienced Washington insider who brings an east coast style and demeanor to the west coast team.

“The character was created specifically for Nia to capitalize on her strengths and personality, and we are excited about the new opportunities and dynamics she brings to the show,” said NCIS: LOS ANGELES executive producer R. Scott Gemmill. “We couldn’t be happier to have her join our family.”

Since making her feature film debut in “Boyz N the Hood,” actress Nia Long has gone on to star in more than 50 movies and television shows. Some of her notable film credits include “Friday,” “Soul Food,” “Love Jones,” “The Best Man,” “Boiler Room,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Alfie,” “Are We There Yet?,” “Big Momma’s House 2,” “The Best Man Holiday” and “Keanu.” Long can next be seen in the indie film “Lemon,” from director Janicza Bravo, which premiered at Sundance and will be released nationwide on August 18. Also, she starred in the Sundance indie “Roxanne Roxanne” and recently wrapped the Sony feature “Life in a Year.”

Long is the ambassador for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets program, a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. This month, she is traveling to Tanzania for the campaign, to visit the world’s largest refugee camp where she will meet with refugee families and distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets that help keep families safe from the disease.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES stars Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith. It is produced by CBS Television Studios.

200TH EPISODE OF “NCIS” DELIVERS 20.82 MILLION VIEWERS; TUESDAY’S #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS AND DEMOS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“NCIS: Los Angeles” Wins Time Period in Viewers and Demos

Time Period-Winning “Unforgettable” Posts Gains From Last First-Run Episode

CBS Wins Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

The 200th episode of NCIS delivered 20.82 million viewers and ranked as Tuesday’s #1 program in both viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Feb. 7.

NCIS’s 200th episode was first in households (12.7/19), viewers (20.82m), adults 25-54 (6.1/14) and adults 18-49 (4.1/11). Compared to the last first-run episode (on Jan. 10, 2012), NCIS was up +1% in households (from 12.6/19), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 6.0/14) and even in adults 18-49.  NCIS was the night’s #1 program in these measures.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (9.9/15), viewers (16.12m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08) at 9:00 PM.

UNFORGETTABLE was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.70m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.2/06, with ABC).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Jan. 10, 2012), UNFORGETTABLE was up +6% in households (from 7.2/12), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07), even in adults 18-49 and added +450,000 viewers (from 11.25m, +4%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (10.1/16), viewers (16.21m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

TWO-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER AND “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” STAR LL COOL J TO HOST “THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®,” ON SUNDAY, FEB. 12 ON CBS

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rapper/Actor Will Be the First Host in Seven Years of the Music Industry’s Premier Event Music’s Biggest Night® Airs Live on CBS

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and NCIS: LOS ANGELES star LL COOL J is set to host THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, marking the first time in seven years that the music industry’s premier event will have an official host. Music’s Biggest Night® takes place live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of music’s biggest night,” says LL COOL J. “I will always have fond memories of my first GRAMMY Awards and to now be hosting the GRAMMY show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music – it’s going to be a great night,” he added.

LL COOL J has hosted THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast. Past hosts include Queen Latifah at THE 47th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS and Jon Stewart for THE 43th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS and THE 44th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS broadcasts. Over the years, other GRAMMY hosts have included Billy Crystal, Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, among others.

LL COOL J joins previously announced performers and current GRAMMY nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the GRAMMY broadcast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage.  Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue and Instagram.

CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS AND INSTAGR.AM ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONAL TIE-IN FOR “NCIS: LOS ANGELES”

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

First-of-Its-Kind Partnership Combines Hit Network Television Series and Popular Photo Sharing App for Nationwide Photography Campaign

Winning Fan’s Photo Will Appear in Season Finale Episode on Tuesday, May 17

LOS ANGELES ‒ March 10, 2011 – CBS Television Studios and Instagr.am announced today a unique promotional partnership utilizing the global hit series, NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

Through Instagr.am, the popular photo sharing app, users can access exclusive behind-the-scenes show photography shot by the cast and producers. At the same time, NCIS: LOS ANGELES fans and Instagr.am users will be encouraged to share their favorite hometown photos of unique or iconic locales in their city, with an opportunity for their photo to be featured in the series’ season finale.

The NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Flaunt Your City” campaign begins today, Thursday, March 10, and runs through Friday, April 1 at 6:00 PM, PT. The cast and producers will review and choose an Instagr.am photo, which will be integrated into the season finale on May 17 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. Fans can view photo submissions from cast and other fans on Instagr.am (#NCISLA), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NCISLA) and CBS.com.

“‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ has always utilized photography in a unique way. Whether in sweeping images of the Los Angeles skyline or surveillance photos of a suspect, photos are a vital part of our storytelling process,” stated Shane Brennan, Executive Producer. “We’re excited to partner with Instagr.am to give our fans a behind-the-scenes look at our show, as well as see what photos they send us of their own hometowns.”

“We’re thrilled to team up with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ to bring viewers a new way to participate with the show,” stated Instagr.am CEO Kevin Systrom. “I believe it underscores the forward-thinking nature of the CBS team to adopt Instagr.am to create a brand new experience for their viewers. Not only are we excited to see the behind-the-scenes look that the cast and crew will provide, we can’t wait to browse the gorgeous photos viewers will send in of their hometown. It’s a one-of-a-kind partnership that expands what social media means to business today, and we’re glad to be part of it.”

Directions to Participate in “Flaunt Your City”:

•1. Download the Instagr.am app to your iPhone (only available on iPhone, iPad and iTouch)

•2. Follow the NCIS: LOS ANGELES cast on Instagr.am

•3. Take photo of your favorite hometown spot with the app

•4. HASHTAG your photo with #NCISLA

•5. Upload all photographs by April 1, 2011, at 6:00 PM, PT

For complete instructions of the campaign, please visit www.facebook.com/NCISLA. *Data charges may apply for use of the Instagr.am app.

About Instagr.am

The popular social photo sharing application, Instagr.am, is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. At present, the platform has about 2 million users who upload approximately 290,000 photos per day.

About NCIS: LOS ANGELES

In its second season, NCIS: LOS ANGELES is the #2 scripted series (only behind NCIS) and averages 18 million viewers. The series stars Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa, Eric Christian Olsen, Renee Felice Smith and Linda Hunt. It is executive produced by Shane Brennan, R. Scott Gemmill and John P. Kousakis. The show’s Instagr.am handle is NCISLA and cast handles are: ceod, llcoolj, DanielaRuah, BarrettFoa, ericcolsen and reneefelicesmith. CBS Television Studios’ Twitter handle is @CBSTVStudios and http://www.cbstelevisionstudiosinsider.tumblr.com/.

RENEE FELICE SMITH JOINS THE CAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” AS A SERIES REGULAR

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

LOS ANGELES,  Nov. 1, 2010 – Renée Felice Smith joins NCIS: LOS ANGELES as a series regular, after playing the recurring role of NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones this season.  Straight from college, Nell quickly won the team’s respect with her spot on intelligence assessments and her shrewd insights.  Smith can be seen as Nell in the next original episode of NCIS: LOS ANGELES Tuesday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“Renée is an exciting and fun addition to the cast,” said Executive Producer Shane Brennan.  “Like the character she plays, Renée is adorable, fearless and an absolute joy to work with. We’re delighted to have her on the NCIS: LOS ANGELES team.”

NCIS: LOS ANGELES is produced by CBS Television Studios.  Shane Brennan, R. Scott Gemmill and John P. Kousakis are the executive producers.

On the Web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis_los_angeles/

COMEDY, DRAMA AND REALITY ALL DELIVER FOR CBS

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“The Big Bang Theory” Scales New Heights While “Two and a Half Men” Delivers Its Largest Audience Since 2008 and Best Adult 18-49 Rating in Three Years

“NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” are the Top Two Dramas as CBS Notches Nine of the Week’s Top 10 Scripted Series

“Undercover Boss” More Than Doubles its Time Period’s Season Averages and Posts the Best Adult 18-49 Rating Since 2004

“Survivor:  Heroes Vs. Villains” Premieres with Show’s Largest

Audience Since 2007

The Premiere of “The Amazing Race 16” Posts Year-to-Year Demo Gains

THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE GOOD WIFE, the time period of UNDERCOVER BOSS and the season premieres of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE all posted strong ratings, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the Olympic-driven week ending Feb. 14, week 21 of the 2009-2010 television season.

On the comedy front, THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN were the week’s top scripted programs in adults 18-49.  THE BIG BANG THEORY hit series highs in all key ratings measures while TWO AND A HALF MEN delivered its best viewer total and adults 25-54 rating since Dec. 2008, and best adults 18-49 rating since February 2007.  Additionally, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE attracted its largest Wednesday audience.

NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES were the week’s top two dramas, followed by THE MENTALIST, THE GOOD WIFE, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: MIAMI and CSI: NY.

In all, CBS had the top seven scripted programs and nine of the top 10 scripted programs overall.

CBS’s three reality series all posted impressive ratings.  UNDERCOVER BOSS more than doubled its time period’s season average in key demos, posting the time period’s best adults 18-49 delivery with regularly scheduled programming since November 2004.  THE AMAZING RACE 16 posted year-to-year gains in key demos while SURVIVOR premiered with its largest audience since 2007.

For the week in viewers: CBS (10.64m), NBC (16.08m), FOX (10.11m) and ABC (6.62m).  Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.50m), ahead of FOX (9.93m), ABC (8.69m) and NBC (7.91m).

For the week in households:  CBS (6.5/10), NBC (8.9/14), FOX (5.8/09) and ABC (4.1/07).  In households, season-to-date, CBS is first (7.6/12), ahead of FOX (5.8/09), ABC (5.5/09) and NBC (4.9/08).

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 3.7/09 in adults 25-54 and 2.9/08 in adults 18-49.  Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.4/09).

CBS’s Weekly Highlights:

Comedy

 TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (10.5/15), viewers (17.66m), adults 25-54 (7.2/16) and adults 18-49 (5.7/13).  TWO AND A HALF MEN delivered its best households, viewers and adults 25-54 performances since December 15, 2008, and best adults 18-49 delivery since February 5, 2007.

 THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.7/14), viewers (16.26m), adults 25-54 (7.1/15) and adults 18-49 (6.0/14) – all series’ highs.

 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in households (5.0/08), second in viewers (8.10m) and adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.3/07, with FOX, -0.1 behind ABC).  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE posted its best Wednesday delivery in viewers ever; it also notched its best households since December 10, 2008, and best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since December 16, 2009.

Drama

 NCIS was second in households (11.8/18), viewers (19.75m), adults 25-54 (5.6/13) and adults 18-49 (4.1/11).  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +3% in households (from 11.5/17) and added +520,000 viewers (from 19.23m, +3%). 

 NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.9/16) and viewers (17.91m), second in adults 25-54 (5.3/12, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10).  NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best households, viewers and adults 25-54 delivery since January 5, 2010, and best adults 18-49 performance since November 24, 2009.  NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best retention percentages ever in households (92%) and adults 18-49 (100%) from NCIS (for first-run episodes only) and matched best retention in both viewers (91%, with the series/season premieres) and adults 25-54 (95%). 

 THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (9.6/16), viewers (14.75m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11), adults 18-49 (3.1/09), women 18-49 (3.9/10) and women 25-54 (5.6/14).  THE GOOD WIFE posted series’ highs in households, viewers and adults 25-54, delivering its best adults 18-49 ratings since Sept. 29, 2009.

 THE MENTALIST was first in households (9.8/17), viewers (15.86m), adults 25-54 (5.0/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10).  Compared to last week, THE MENTALIST was up +5% in households (from 9.3/16), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 4.4/11), +12% in adults 18-49 (from 3.3/09) and added +1.18m viewers (from 14.68m, +8%).  THE MENTALIST posted season-high ratings in adults 25-54 and delivered its best viewers totals since Dec. 10, 2009, and best adults 18-49 since Nov. 19, 2009.

Reality

 UNDERCOVER BOSS was second in households (8.6/13), viewers (15.45m), adults 25-54 (6.4/14), adults 18-49 (5.2/13) and adults 18-34 (3.6/10).  Compared to the 9:00 PM time slot’s delivery this season (regularly scheduled, live plus same day), CBS was up +56% in households (from 5.5/08), +156% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/05), +173% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/04), +227% in adults 18-34 (from 1.1/03) and added +6.81m viewers (from 8.64m, +79%).

— CBS posted its best regularly scheduled 9:00-10:00 PM delivery in households since November 18, 2007 (COLD CASE), in viewers since March 11, 2007 (COLD CASE), in adults 25-54 since November 6, 2005 (COLD CASE/CBS SUNDAY MOVIE: “Category 7: End of the World” Pt. 1) and in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 since November 14, 2004 (CBS SUNDAY MOVIE: “Category 6: Day of Destruction” Pt. 1).

 THE AMAZING RACE 16 (P) was second in households (5.1/08), viewers (9.00m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07).  Compared to THE AMAZING RACE 14’s season premiere on the same night last year, CBS was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/08) and +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.6/07).

 SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (P) (8:00-10:00 PM) was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (14.15m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12). Compared to the first episode of SURVIVOR: SAMOA in Sept. 2009, CBS was up +19% in households (from 6.8/11), +22% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/13), +25% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/11) and added +2.47m viewers (from 11.68m, +21%).  Compared to the one-hour premiere of SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS on the same night last year, CBS was up +1% in households (from 8.0/13), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 4.4/13), even in adults 25-54 and added +520,000 viewers (from 13.63m, +4%).

SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS posted its largest audience since Dec. 13, 2007 (SURVIVOR: CHINA), its best adults 25-54 since Feb. 12, 2009 (premiere of SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS) and best adults 18-49 since Feb. 19, 2009 (SURVIVOR TOCANTINS).

— From 9:00-10:00 PM, SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS topped “Grey’s Anatomy” in viewers (14.09m vs. 12.74m) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12 vs. 4.4/11) and ranked as the night’s top program in adults 18-49.

CBS’s top programs of the week:  #6 NCIS (an average of 19.75m viewers), #7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (17.91m), #8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (17.66m), #9 THE BIG BANG THEORY (16.26m), #10 THE MENTALIST (15.86m), #11 UNDERCOVER BOSS (15.45m), #12 THE GOOD WIFE (14.75m), #13 CRIMINAL MINDS (14.33m), #14 SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (P) (14.15m), #16 CSI: MIAMI (13.53m), #17 CSI: NY (12.98m), #22 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (10.00m), #25 ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (9.10m), #27 THE AMAZING RACE 16 (P) (9.00m) and #30 COLD CASE (8.73m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #21:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21.5 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #21 of 2009-10 Season (ending: 02/14/10)

2009-10

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 6.5       10

NBC                8.9       14

ABC                4.1       7

FOX                5.8       9

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 10,637

NBC                16,076

ABC                6,617

FOX                10,105

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.7       9

NBC                5.7       14

ABC                2.6       6

FOX                4.1       10

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.9       8

NBC                4.7       13

ABC                2.2       6

FOX                3.6       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 1.9       6

NBC                3.5       11

ABC                1.9       6

FOX                3.0       9

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/21/09-02/14/10)

2009-10

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 7.6       12

NBC                4.9       8

ABC                5.5       9

FOX                5.8       9

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 12,500

NBC                7,908

ABC                8,686

FOX                9,933

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 4.3       11

NBC                3.1       8

ABC                3.2       8

FOX                4.0       10

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.4       9

NBC                2.7       7

ABC                2.7       7

FOX                3.7       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.4       7

NBC                2.3       7

ABC                2.2       7

FOX                3.3       10

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