Elementary And Vegas Secure Full Season Orders
Today, CBS announced the network will be giving two hit freshman dramas, Elementary and Vegas, a full season order. Both programs have received nine additional episodes to air on the channel, bringing both series to a full 22 episodes for Season 1.
Both Vegas and Elementary have been crushing in their respective timeslots. Vegas airs Tuesdays—so if you haven’t caught it, you’ll have an opportunity to do so tonight—and has routinely been averaging more viewers than any other new series. According to Deadline, that show averages 14.9 million total viewers each week.
Despite pulling in a smaller audience, Elementary is probably still the bigger success story of the two. Elementary airs in a rough timeslot against tough competition on Thursday nights, and is still averaging 14.3 million total viewers every week. Even better, the show crushes in the 18-49 demographic, bringing in a significant portion of the audience each week in the prime advertising demo. My DVR and I were both annoyed when The Mentalist moved from Thursdays to Sundays, but it seems to have been the right move.
CBS has already been in the news during this very integral time in the TV season. This year, the network held the honor of being the first to cancel a program when Made in Jersey failed to find a keen audience. Luckily for the network, this hasn’t been the case for some of its more heavy-hitting programs, although comedy Partners is still a toss-up for a pickup. TV Blend will keep you posted as we learn more.
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