When will ‘NCIS’ Seasons 16-20 be available on Netflix..?
Seasons 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 of NCIS are currently unavailable on Netflix and will not be available anytime soon.
NCIS returns for season 19 on CBS, and if you’re looking to catch up on Netflix, the US is still a long way behind the hit CBS show. At this point, it appears that seasons 16, 17, 18, and now season 19 will not be available on Netflix. Here’s what we know and why it’s so.
It’s worth noting that NCIS is currently only available on Netflix in the United States, and we don’t expect other regions to get any of the previous seasons in the future. As a result, this article is geared toward Netflix subscribers in the United States.
NCIS has been on our screens for over 15 years and fans continue to return for more. The franchise has spawned numerous spin-offs, including NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, but only the original series used to receive regular updates on Netflix.
For those unfamiliar with the show, “The Major Case Response Team” is a fictional branch of the Naval Cr1m1nal Investigative Service. The team is based in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Navy Yard field office. If a member of the Marine Corps or Navy commits a cr1me, the MCRT is called in to investigate.
The series is notable for being one of Netflix US’s most-watched acquired series. Nielsen Top 10 data shows that the series continues to be a huge draw for users, with 586 million minutes acquired in the week of August 23rd to August 29th alone.
Will NCIS Seasons 16-20 be available on Netflix at some point..?
Since 2018, two of CBS’s major Netflix titles have not received annual updates.
Season 15, which is still the most recent season on Netflix, was released in June 2018, and NCIS and Cr1m1nal Minds have not been updated since. As you may know, Cr1m1nal Minds will be leaving Netflix at the end of June 2022.
So, what’s going on? Officially, neither CBS nor Netflix have issued a statement about the show’s future, but the contract for annual updates has expired, and we’re likely to wait until the two titles are removed from Netflix in favor of ViacomCBS’s Paramount+.
In terms of ViacomCBS’s recently relaunched platform, ViacomCBS is already hoping that the absence of the now three missing seasons will entice you to switch.
As of 2022, the best way to watch NCIS is on Paramount+. We don’t mean that in the sense that Paramount+ is a superior streaming service; rather, it’s the only way to watch every season of NCIS, including the new ones. The missing Netflix seasons are available on Paramount+, which also receives new episodes shortly after they air on Netflix.
Two other CBS shows that used to receive regular updates on Netflix have also ceased but have also left Netflix. Hawaii Five-0 left Netflix in February 2019, followed by Blue Bloods in November 2019. Both shows will be available exclusively on Paramount+ (previously CBS All Access).
We expect the seasons of NCIS on Netflix to end eventually, but our information suggests that won’t be until 2024.
Is NCIS available on Netflix in other countries..?
Unfortunately, NCIS is not available on Netflix in the United Kingdom. The show has moved away from Sky in recent years (though the spin-offs have not), and is now available on Disney+ and Prime Video, with 19 seasons available on Disney+ and 16 on Prime.
In a similar vein, the show is not currently available on Netflix in Canada or Australia.
In Canada, the show has moved away from GlobalTV in recent years, with all 19 seasons now available on Paramount+.
The show is now available on Paramount+ in Australia, but all 17 seasons are also available on Binge.