'Beauty and the Beast' Gets a Full Season Order from The CW

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November 9th, 2012

Beauty And The Beast just got a back nine order from the CW, making it the second of three freshmen series to get a full season from the network (Arrow was the first). Will this finally take Emily Owens MD off life support?

here's the official release:

THE CW ORDERS FULL SEASON OF FRESHMAN

Beauty And The Beast

 November 9, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW picked up a full season of its freshman hit drama Beauty And The Beast, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

Beauty And The Beast stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5”) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe.

Last night’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was up 9% in total viewers versus last week, and also grew in all key adult demos week to week. Season to date, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among women 18-34, and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-34, in most current Nielsen data.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films with executive producers Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”) & Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Brian Peterson (“Smallville”) & Kelly Souders (“Smallville”), Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected,” “October Road”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”),  Frank Siracusa (“The Yard”) and John Weber ("Borgias").

 
  • Jamie

    @SPM

    All I’m saying is that if Pedowitz didn’t want it to have VD he wouldn’t have put it there. I don’t know how you can been dispute it.

  • MoveOn

    @Nikki and @SPM deserve each other. Two crazy fans that can bond over their failed onlime petitions and facebook posts.

  • Kavyn

    @SPM Are you saying an increase from 0.5 to 0.9 (TSC) is better than an increase from 3.0 to 4.1 (OUAT)?

    I mean, that’s not even comparable.

  • SPM

    @ Moveon

    Typical response of someone with nothing better to say.

  • Ultima

    @SPM
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/05/21/live7-dvr-ratings-modern-family-leads-ratings-and-viewership-gains-the-secret-circle-tops-percentage-increases/135184/

    That link shows that The Secret Circle had a +0.4 ratings boost from Live+7 DVR viewing over Live+SD. If you DOUBLED that number, it wouldn’t crack the top 25 for that week.

    What’s your point?

  • Holly

    @SPM,

    You mean one week it got the highest percentage increase… You do realize that it’s really easy for CW shows to make that list with very small increases, right? Also, if you’ll notice, hat same week Hart of Dixie had the same total increase (0.4) meaning it still had the higher Live+7 rating.

  • SPM

    @ Kavyn

    I never even mentioned OUAT so stfu

    the fact is TSC was massive on DVR so get over it.

  • Kavyn

    Gaining 200k viewers does not a “hit” make.

  • Jamie

    @SPM

    Do you still think Gossip Girl is a flop?

  • SPM

    200k can make ALL the difference between cancelation & renewal.

  • Nikki

    Just so people arent confused here is the ratings for Secret Circle last year and the viewers. Ill let the number speak for themselves. 1. 1.3 3.05 mv 2. 0.9 2.12 mv 3. 1.0 2.12 mv 4. 0.8 1.96 mv 5. 0.8 1.89 mv 6. 0.9 2.12 mv 7.0.9 2.33 mv 8. 0.9 2.26 mv 9. 0.8 2.17 mv 10. 0.8 2.05 mv 11. 0.8 1.93 mv 12. 0.7 1.63 mv 13. 0.7 1.75 mv 14. 0.8 1.82 mv 15. 0.8 1.76 mv 16. 0.7 1.62 mv 17. 0.7 1.74 mv 18. 0.6 1.33 mv 19. 0.5 1.14 mv 20. 0.5 1.15 mv 21. 0.5 1.23 mv 22. 0.5 1.28 mv

  • SPM

    @ Jamie

    Do you still think the sun shines out Mark Pedowitz’ ass?

  • Kavyn

    I mean seriously, by your logic Nikita going from a 0.2 to a 0.3 in DVR would make Nikita the “most DVR’d show of 2012-2013″

  • Ultima

    @SPM
    It DID start its downfall following the long March hiatus

    Yet, the first two episodes back from that hiatus had the same rating as three of the previous four episodes.

    I know what you want to believe, but that’s not what the numbers say.

  • SPM

    @ Nikki

    They will just look for any way to put down those clear STRONG figures sadly.

  • helpful_lurker

    @ Brandy

    I agree, I don’t think they’ll leave “Arrow” encores scheduled there until the end of the season, though I suspect the affiliates would/will be more happy with “Arrow” encore numbers then they are with “Nikita” numbers or would be with “Emily” numbers. Still I totally agree that the CW is likely to schedule something new in the slot by Jan./Feb. (unless “Arrow” encores drew a 0.5 or better there consistantly), but I just don’t think they’d premiere a new scripted show (“Cult”) there and moving a DSW (dead show walking – “Emily”) there would just be silly.

  • Jamie

    @SPM

    I can see your judgement is clouded so speaking to somebody with psychological issues will go nowhere. I give up.

  • SPM

    @ Ultima

    No they didn’t??

  • Max

    Why are people debating this as if it shocking or something special?

    The show would obviously get a full season because both RINGER and THE SECRET CIRCLE did as well.

    If ratings stay at this level or even go up a tenth or two, it has a good 75 percent shot at returning for a second season.

    If ratings end going down a tenth or two for consecutive weeks, especially come spring, it will go the way of RINGER and THE SECRET CIRCLE.

    …simple as that.

  • SPM

    @ Nikki

    Episode 22 actually adjusted up to a 0.6 :)

    @ Jamie

    Just shut up.

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