CBS 2013-14 Primetime Schedule: 'Person of Interest' Tuesday & 'Hawaii Five-0' Friday; 'Two and a Half Men' Gets New Time + 'The Millers' Gets Post 'Big Bang Theory' Spot

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May 15th, 2013

 

CBS has released their 2013-14 schedule:

Note: For those asking, Mike & Molly has indeed been pushed to midseason, but has a full 22-episode order.

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

 

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              How I Met Your Mother

8:30-9:00 PM              WE ARE MEN (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 Broke Girls

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM (N)

10:00-11:00 PM          HOSTAGES (N)

INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)

 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10:00-11:00 PM          Person Of Interest (NT)

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (N)

9:30-10:00 PM            Two and a Half Men (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Elementary

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              Undercover Boss

9:00-10:00 PM            Hawaii Five-0 (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

 

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS

 

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM              60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM              THE Amazing Race

9:00-10:00 PM            THE Good Wife

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

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via press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

 

Network Introduces Five New Series for Fall and Three for Mid-Season

 

America’s Most-Watched Network Makes Big Moves in Comedy for Fall

 

Four New Comedies Starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett,
Margo Martindale, Anna Faris, Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub

 

Network Creates a Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

New Suspense Thriller “Hostages” to Premiere Mondays at 10:00 PM in Fall,
Building to Season Finale in January;
New Action Drama “Intelligence” Moves into that Time Period in Mid-Season

           

The Three Most-Watched Dramas on TV – “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and
Person Of Interest” – to All Air on Tuesday Night

 

20 Hit Series Return

 

CBS unveiled today its new 2013-2014 schedule, featuring eight new series – five comedies and three dramas – to build on the strength of America’s top-rated network.  Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season.

 

CBS will finish the current season as the top-rated network in viewers for the 10th time in 11 seasons, #1 in the adults 25-54 demographic and #1 in adults 18-49 for the first time since the 1991-1992 season.

 

For next fall, the Network is increasing its comedy lineup with four new comedies, expanding its comedy block on Thursdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and creating an encore hour for comedy broadcasts on Saturdays.

The new comedies are THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; THE MILLERS, a multi-generational family comedy from executive producer Greg Garcia starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and JB Smoove; MOM, an edgy family comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney; and WE ARE MEN, an ensemble single-camera comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell.

 

Two new dramas have been scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 PM.  HOSTAGES, the serialized suspense thriller from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, premieres in the fall, building to a season finale in January.  Soon after, INTELLIGENCE, a high-octane action drama starring Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, moves into the time period for the remainder of the season.

 

The freshman series will be joined by 20 returning shows including NCIS, the season’s most watched show; The Big Bang Theory, the season’s #1 comedy in viewers and demos; 60 Minutes, the season’s #1 news magazine; and Elementary, the season’s #1 new drama.

 

The other returning series include: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Person Of Interest, SURVIVOR, Criminal Minds, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Two and a Half MenUndercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods,  48 HOURS, THE Amazing Race, THE Good Wife  and THE Mentalist.

 

In addition, the proven hit returning comedy MIKE & MOLLY, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the new steamy legal drama RECKLESS; and the new romantic comedy FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES are set for mid-season.

 

The new 2013-2014 schedule is:

 

On Monday, the veteran comedy How I Met Your Mother begins its climatic final season at 8:00 PM, providing a strong lead-in for the new single-camera ensemble comedy WE ARE MEN at 8:30 PM. The top-rated comedy of the night, 2 Broke Girls, is at 9:00 PM, seamlessly leading into the new Chuck Lorre comedy MOM at 9:30 PM.  At 10:00 PM, HOSTAGES will launch in the fall, building to a season finale in January.  Soon after, INTELLIGENCE will take over the time period for the season.

 

On Tuesdays, CBS makes a key scheduling move at 10:00 PM, creating a powerhouse lineup in which the three top-rated dramas on television now air on the same night. The most-watched series on television, NCIS, returns at 8:00 PM, followed by the #2-rated drama NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM. The #3-rated drama and fastest-growing series, Person Of Interest, caps the night at 10:00 PM.

 

On Wednesday, CBS’s strong lineup returns with the popular reality series SURVIVOR kicking off the night at 8:00 PM. The highest-rated drama of the night, Criminal Minds, returns at 9:00 PM, followed by the time-period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION at 10:00 PM.

 

On Thursday, CBS is expanding its comedy lineup from 8:00-10:00 PM. The #1-rated comedy, The Big Bang Theory, returns at 8:00 PM, giving a powerful lead-in to the new Will Arnett comedy THE MILLERS. THE CRAZY ONES, featuring the return to series television of the legendary Robin Williams, opens the new comedy hour at 9:00 PM, followed by the return of the #2-rated comedy on TV, Two and a Half Men, at 9:30 PM. The #1-rated new drama, Elementary, caps the night at 10:00 PM.

 

On Friday, CBS moves an established drama to the middle of the lineup to strengthen a winning night. At 8:00 PM, the Emmy Award-winning and time period leader Undercover Boss returns. The popular drama Hawaii Five-0 establishes a new beachhead at 9:00 PM, leading perfectly into Blue Bloods, the top-rated series of the night, at 10:00 PM.

 

On Saturdays, CBS has another hour of comedy. COMEDYTIME will feature encore broadcasts of the Network’s hit comedies at 8:00 PM, followed by the popular CRIMETIME programming at 9:00 PM, and the night’s top-rated broadcast 48 HOURS at 10:00 PM.

 

On Sunday, CBS’s critically acclaimed lineup returns intact with the top-rated, award-winning news magazine 60 Minutes  at 7:00 PM, followed by Emmy Award winner THE Amazing Race at 8:00 PM, the critical favorite THE Good Wife at 9:00 PM and THE Mentalist at 10:00 PM.

 

The Comedies:

 

WE ARE MEN is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love.  Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”:  Frank Russo (Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Tony Shalhoub), a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell), a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled.  Jill (Rebecca Breeds) is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex.  Emmy Award winner Rob Greenberg, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Rob Greenberg directed the pilot.

 

 

 

 

MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother.  Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie (Janney), her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe’s father, Baxter (Matt Jones); and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction. Chuck Lorre and Eddie Gorodetsky (“Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory”) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Gemma Baker co-wrote the pilot with Lorre and Gorodetsky.

 

 

THE MILLERS stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale) and Tom (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years.   Already in shock, Jack is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last. Greg Garcia (“Raising Hope” and “My Name is Earl”) is the executive producer of THE MILLERS for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss.  Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon’s exact opposite – focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she’d resent if he wasn’t so brilliant at what he does.  Joining them in The Firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton).  With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.  Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal” and “The Practice”), Bill D’Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.

 

 

 

The Drama:

 

HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him.  His  highly  skilled  accomplices  include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.  With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

 

 

 

Mid-Season:

 

INTELLIGENCE is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.  He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol.  Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. Michael Seitzman, René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson, and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECKLESS is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south-side-of-Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum (Gregory Harrison). When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus (Georgina Haig) hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston P.D.  Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox (Michael Gladis), a family man who radiates integrity.  Working under him are Terry McCandless (Shawn Hatosy), a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz (Adam Rodriguez), Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi (Kim Wayans), an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston. Ian Sander, Kim Moses, Dana Stevens, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) directed the pilot.

 

FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better.  Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching The Bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged.  When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering… who really has the better life?  Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.  Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

 

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

 

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              How I Met Your Mother

8:30-9:00 PM              WE ARE MEN (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 Broke Girls

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM (N)

10:00-11:00 PM          HOSTAGES (N)

INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)

 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10:00-11:00 PM          Person Of Interest (NT)

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              THE Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (N)

9:30-10:00 PM            TWO AND A HALF MEN (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Elementary

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              Undercover Boss

9:00-10:00 PM            Hawaii Five-0 (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

 

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS

 

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM              60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM              THE Amazing Race

9:00-10:00 PM            THE Good Wife

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

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  • POIFanatic

    @Theisssuesarenow
    “I hope the producers of POI know to be wrapping up their show next season or not have a cliffhanger ending. Because the end is near.”

    *sigh* If you mean the end is after 3 years (season 5) at the very least, then you’re right.

  • POIFanatic

    @Melissa:
    “Wait, did Petar Ivanov seriously suggest that NBC buy Person of Interest from CBS and air it in the post-Voice slot? :lol: That made my day!”

    He just keeps surprising all of us, doesn’t he! He should start a new comedy show :D

  • POIFanatic

    @Petar:
    “@Bri
    one more bitter grey fan. Its interesting what people watch that show.

    @Joseph A

    Its about fairness. Its not fair lower rated ncis la to be lead in to higher rated POI!”

    LOL. Hypocrite much! I don’t see that many people bashing on Grey’s on the regular daily threads. You assume that anyone who isn’t a POI fan and talks against it is automatically a Grey’s fan. Also, Grey’s doesn’t even have a mediocre lead-in and yet wins against POI on most days. Do you think its fair for Grey’s to have such a low lead-in? :lol:

  • POIFanatic

    @reiaod:
    “How do you know POI has strength on its own. It’s going to the worst slot on CBS arguably where movie and tv stars all fail and shows do not work for whatever reason.”

    Television makes its own stars. A movie star won’t necessarily be always accepted on a tv medium on a weekly basis. The concept of the show matters as well. Concept + writing + marketable star = Hit show.

  • POIFanatic

    POI has all three and after two seasons, hopefully it has an established fanbase. I only see POI gaining in ratings due to lower competition.

  • Alex

    @Theisssuesarenow
    The idea of the show growing in both total viewers and 18-49 is just not possible. The time slot is awful and the viewership lower. People are just separating ratings from time and day too much!

    The idea that Person of Interest can’t possibly grow airing Tuesday 10PM is nonsense. As Revolution demonstrated at the start of the season and as Scandal has demonstrated throughout its season its entirely possible to attract sizeable audiences to the 10PM hour if people are interested in the show and want to watch it. Scandal also disproves the myth that a show can’t grow in the 10PM hour. Moreover given that Person of Interest’s growth this season hasn’t exactly been huge there’s really no reason to believe that it would have continued to grow in the Thursday 9PM slot or indeed any other slot CBS opted to give it. Additionally you’re far too attached to the notion that Person of Interest can only possibly be successful in the slot its occupied for its first two seasons. That’s simply not true.

    I am not saying POI is leadin dependent just that shows fail after NCIS LA to the point of moving or cancellation. Day counts too. Day and time. But the fact is its going from good to the worst on TV.

    You absolutely are suggesting that Person of Interest is lead-in dependent when you say that it can’t possibly be expected to hold up at Tuesday 10PM when NCIS: LA is its lead-in. Person of Interest has had two seasons to establish an audience it shouldn’t need massive lead-in support to continue to exist. If it does then its better that CBS finds that out now than another couple of seasons down the line when the shows more expensive.

    Let me also just point something else out a couple of seasons ago CBS moved The Big Bang Theory from Monday 9:30 where it was getting a lead-in from their biggest show to Thursday 8PM. Not only did it move to a new day and time, a day and time when CBS hadn’t traditionally aired comedy, it also moved to an hour with lower PUT levels and was kicking off CBS’ prime time line-up. Despite all those things Big Bang not only held its own but has grown into an absolute monster. Sticking with Big Bang worth remembering that nothing really worked running out of it until CBS moved Two and a Half Men from Monday 9PM, a slot it had occupied for years, to Thursday 8:30.

    On a final note Tuesday isn’t the worst night on television and Tuesday 10PM isn’t the worst slot on television. If NBC can be successful in that slot (and they have been with Parenthood) then there’s absolutely no reason that CBS can’t make something work there.

  • Alex

    @Spen B
    OK, for everyone citing POI’s small growth year-over-year, you’re all forgetting RELATIVE ratings!

    No one is saying that growth in and of itself isn’t impressive the point being made that in real terms Person of Interest’s growth is relatively limited. The point being that growing by 0.03 isn’t blockbuster growth and doesn’t suggest that Person of Interest is some kind of show on the rise. Equally worth remembering that its down year-on-year for its final batch of episodes which again isn’t a great sign of a show on an upswing. That it might not grow at Tuesday 10PM is a moot point because there’s nothing to suggest it would grow at Thursday 9PM either.

    Also look at the final Renew/Cancel indices for this year and last year… So, as you can see, Person of Interest did actually experience pretty substantial growth versus last season. It’s all in the relative ratings.

    The flaw with this metric is that the Renew/Cancel index also has NCIS, NCIS:LA and Criminal Minds up year-on-year and they aren’t. All that the Renew/Cancel index number tells you is that Person of Interest’s average is better this year than last in relation to the CBS average. That’s primarily because the CBS average is down year-on-year and not because Person of Interest is up year-on-year. It could have experienced zero growth and its Renew/Cancel score would be higher than last year.

  • Bri

    POIFanatic wrote ‘Supernatural has 11 million likes, while The Vampire Diaries has 16 million likes. These are the CW shows. A network whose shows are apparently not watched by most people in the US. Facebook likes is only an indicator of its global popularity and not the ratings.

    I wrote for SOME shows ratings mirror and I never implied it is an indicator of what the ratings are for shows. The exemple I choose was POI, it gets what 13 millions on average live viewers but only 640 000 likes, those are obviously not a real indicator of POI popularity. Agreed Likes could be one indicator of how many people like shows but it isn’t the only or the most accurate indicator, ratings, dvd sales, syndication, international sales are other much more accurate indicators.

  • bjssp

    @jake3988:

    And now you see why CBS has so many comedies on the air. It simply needs something to hold down 8:00 and 9:00 on Monday and Thursday and, to varying degrees, already has that. M&M can slide into 8:00 on Mondays for at least a season, so while it’s ideal that CBS has more than one show work, it just needs one to hold down the Thursday 9:00 slot. That could be any of the new CBS comedies airing, so it’s in pretty good shape.

  • ToXiX

    Petar must not value Person Of Interest to want it moved to NBC.

    He really wants to see a 1.5/5 next to it.

  • josh2770

    @bjssp

    are you talking to me if you are my name is josh2770 ;)

  • PurpleDrazi

    Wow! Much ado about nothing!

    The show is dead! CBS are idiots! The sky is falling! – There are an awful lot of declarative statements being thrown around in here without a shred of proof for any of them.

    How about we actually wait and see what happens before we start diging the shows grave, OK?

    (oh wait, that would be logical. Silly me. What was I thinking?)

  • Theisssuesarenow

    Bbt moved to a time slot that gets more viewers. POI to a time slot with less viewers. 8 is better than 10 to move to. POI may have it’s fan base but surely lots of it’s viewers are only because of it’s time slot in the first two seasons. It can’t grow at 10 in any measure. Maybe if it started at 10 and was always at 10 like scandal or moved earlier in the night not later. NCIS LA being the worst leadin on television also has to be factored. All shows fail after it. POI may not make it all the way through it’s third season because it’s on later on a different night in the worst time slot on CBS. Fans may not be able to watch it at 10 on Tuesday or just lose interest because CBS is killing it by putting it where everything fails. They are telling people not to watch it.

  • Ivy

    Sad about H50 move to Friday night. Last season for sure.

  • Mumbo

    And Hawaii Five-O moves into the category of “being kept alive solely for syndication.”

    CBS has the strongest schedule, but they always do, so that’s no surprise. Person of Interest move was probably smart, that show should do just fine Tuesday at 10 and that pretty much locks up that entire night for CBS. Thursday comedy block is interesting, we’ll see how the two new comedies fare. If they crater there could be some big shuffling there, or they’ll just load it up with Big Bang reruns, lol.

    But am I reading this right? Single-cam comedies on CBS?!!

  • Bobby

    Theissues, you are getting tiring.

    TBBT sucked, so does TAHM, and I like NCIS LA, and I’m going to watch NCIS LA and POI. And I hate Elementary.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    it is not hating POI to show how it is moving to a slot where everything fails! If you like POI you say it will do great and succeed and set show highs in ratings because every single on of its fans will follow it there and new people will join and everything will be great and wonderful for it and who cares about all the past in that time slot and how shows that move later on CBS all start to fail like csi mentalist etc etc and poi is wb and they stand to make money not cbs and now cbs is trying to get rid of poi. I don’t know why they didn’t cancel it by moving it to 10 they can’t even get good advertising money for it anymore if they were getting any before!!

  • Rebecca

    Bill’s comment: “When I saw the schedule news this morning I did think ‘That Bulgarian guy’s head is going to explode.’ Wasn’t disappointed.”….

    ….is the funniest thing I’ve read on this site in the 2+ years I’ve been here, lol.

  • Alex

    @Theisssuesarenow
    Bbt moved to a time slot that gets more viewers…

    No it didn’t. On average 8PM has a much lower PUT level than 9:30 where Big Bang Theory was before it moved. Also for the record I believe I’m right in saying that traditionally the 8PM hour has a lower PUT level than the 10PM hour so from an available viewer stand point its preferable to move to 10PM rather than 8PM not the other way around.

    It can’t grow at 10 in any measure…

    Why not? Because you say so? There’s absolutely no inherent reason why Person of Interest can’t grow in the 10PM hour.

    NCIS LA being the worst leadin on television also has to be factored. All shows fail after it.

    Nonsense.

    Earlier in this thread people (including yourself I believe) were talking about the ‘cushy slots’ given to We Are Men and The Millers. Something people have failed to take into account about those slots is this. Since How I Met Your Mother launched in 2005 50% of the shows airing in that Monday 8:30 slot have been cancelled by the end of the season. Equally CBS has never managed to successfully launch a new comedy out of The Big Bang Theory. $#*! My Dad Says, How To Be A Gentleman and Rob all debuted Thursday 8:30 out of The Big Bang Theory and all three were cancelled. Rules of Engagement and Two and a Half Men are the only comedies CBS have aired in that slot that haven’t been cancelled at the end of the season. What do both of those shows have in common? They weren’t new shows.

    Another thing to consider since September 2009 (when NCIS: LA debuted) a grand total of 5 shows have occupied the Monday 8:30 slot. The only one that will still be on the air next season is 2 Broke Girls. Accidentally on Purpose, Mad Love and Partners were all cancelled after their first season (some didn’t even make it that far) while Rules of Engagement survived the 8:30 slot twice (once in ’09/’10 and again ’10/’11) before dying their this season. In that same time frame four shows have aired out of NCIS: LA two of them have been cancelled and two of them have been renewed. So since ’09 Tuesday 10PM has had a 50% success rate while Monday 8:30 is about 20%. Statistically NCIS: LA isn’t even the worst lead-in on CBS let alone television.

    Also just for all those people that talk about the cushy 8:30 slots on Wednesday and Thursday remember the list of shows that have launched there in recent seasons is Accidentally on Purpose, Mad Love, $#*! My Dad Says, How To Be A Gentleman, Rob, 2 Broke Girls and Partners. One of those shows got a second season.

    now cbs is trying to get rid of poi. I don’t know why they didn’t cancel it by moving it to 10 they can’t even get good advertising money for it anymore if they were getting any before!!

    On the long list of ridiculous things you’ve said in this discussion this competes for a spot near the top.

  • NJ Viewer

    Looks like the end of Hawaii 5-0

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