CBS has renewed freshman dramas NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife giving both second season pick-ups. Though we were already sure about NCIS: LA, and thought things were looking good for The Good Wife, this removes any doubt.
Lots of early renewals of freshman scripted content this year.
I confess, I recently started watching The Good Wife and am hooked -- and I was already an NCIS (and by extension NCIS: LA) fanboy. CBS definitely has its hooks in me on Tuesdays now.
CBS RENEWS "NCIS: LOS ANGELES" AND "THE GOOD WIFE" FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON
Hit Freshman Dramas Rank as the Season's Top Two New Series
CBS's NCIS: LOS ANGELES and THE GOOD WIFE, the season's top two freshman series, have been renewed for the 2010-2011 broadcast season.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES is the number one new program of the season with an average audience of 16.8 million viewers. The show is averaging a 5.3/12 in adults 25-54 and 3.8/10 in adults 18-49. Shane Brennan and R. Scott Gemmill are executive producers of NCIS: LOS ANGELES for CBS Television Studios.
THE GOOD WIFE regularly wins its Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period in viewers (13.7m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11), adults 18-49 (3.0/8) and key women demographics. Compared to the time period a year ago, THE GOOD WIFE is up +3% in viewers, +5% in adults 25-54 and 8% in adults 18-49. Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, David Zucker and Brooke Kennedy are executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE for CBS Television Studios.
"Two great new series, fronted by talented stars on one big night of television," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "We're proud of these shows and what they've accomplished on Tuesday night."