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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  • Cory

    CBS doesn’t revolve around POI, problem with POI moving to Tuesday 10pm is that S.H.I.E.L.D. is at 8pm and The Voice at 9pm which could make a dent in ratings for both NCIS and NCIS:LA.

  • tim_m

    @melissa please try and back up what you say with facts ok? If you had looked back at this season’s final ratings, you would see that POI beat grey’s 4 times. It tied twice and POI was .1 behind 4 times. That’s not slaughtering anything. That’s being being behind, tied or nearly dead even 10 of 22 episodes. So no grey’s did not come close to slaughtering POI with the exception of very early season and mid spring it was extremely close. There were also several times there was no fight cause one or the other were repeats or not on at all. Most notably in March cause of the Basketball. So it potentially could’ve been even closer

    @Alex for POI’s late season declines you have to take into account all the starts and stops for the stupid basketball and all the customary repeats that plague every show towards the end.

  • Bobby

    @Theissues,

    Learn punctuation and complete sentences. I didn’t say it would be best ratings ever. It may very well tank. But that’s partly to the women on the show stinking it up too. Lots of POI fans don’t like Sarah Shahi or Crazy Eyes.

    But there are plenty who WILL follow it. Whether or not it’s enough to keep it on air who knows.

  • Kate

    Actually the ‘Intelligence’ and ‘Hostages’ move is smart for the network. If both shows do well they can be renewed for full seasons runs the following year. ‘CSI’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘H50′, ‘Criminal Minds’ are running out of gas, please to on to their respective Wikipedia pages and glance at the ratings. They are all under 10 Million Live Viewers now and the all important 18-49 Demo number is in the low 2’s or below 2. Also the so called #2 Drama is beginning to leak oil also, it’s been getting a lot of 12 to 13 Million Live Viewers this season and the Demo Number has been in the low 2’s this season, so I think moving ‘Person of Interest’ to Tuesday nights at 10PM was to boost ‘LA’s ratings. The mothership series had been leaking oil in November and was beat out by ‘The Big Bang Theory a few times as the #1 Scripted series. Because of the Barbie Ninja’s ‘You killed my father, prepare to die arc.’ on ‘NCIS’, the ratings went into the toilet this spring. And do not get me it’s spring time nobody watches TV live, well excuse me during the Peterson seasons of ‘CSI’ it got 30 million Live Viewers during April and May, which by the way check out the almighty ‘NCIS’s wikipedia page, it’s never got a 25 or higher Live Viewer rating. Yes it gets a 3 million boost from the skewed 7 Day DVR number where it jumps to 24 to 25 Million viewers during January and February and then quickly goes back to 20 and 21 million total viewers during March, April, and May. Another thing I’ll point out during some of the Barbie Ninja Vengeance Arc episodes in April, the Demo number was in the mid 2’s and in one episode it tied ‘LA’ with a 2.7 Demo number which is not impressive. The day ‘NCIS’ gets a 30 Million Live Viewer rating, you can pound your chests and state how great it is, until that time it’s an overrated soap opera that got destroyed by Shane Brennan when he started as Show Runner during Season 5. When ‘NCIS’ was great was during the Bellisarius seasons. To bad he had an ego trip and couldn’t work with the actors on working a decent schedule. I don’t blame Mark in some ways. A 20 hour a 7 days a week is ridiculous.

  • Joseph A

    lots of chatter here about ratings , but its important to keep in mind that the live Broadcast numbers are only part of what is being looked at ,,
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    Person of Interest is 5th in demo across all nights at 8.0 with 13.162 Million viewers as of May 6th. (Check out Nielsen Top 10)
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    About the trailers ,,
    ++
    The Crazy Ones , the preview shown at the upfront was a lot stronger then the clip on the web, still thinking its going to be the best new show of 2013 / 2014.
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    The Millers , of all the CBS shows this has the most upside, and with about 4 months until the season starts there is time to clean this up, its a little to crass for me at the moment, but does have one the strongest casts going into next season.

  • Joseph A

    @Kate
    FYI , the numbers posted here regarding ratings are not the total story
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    NCIS is actually getting a demo of 11.1 and has an audience of 17.558 , its numbers one for the week of May 6th per the Nielsen Top 10
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    NCIS LA was close at # 4 with a demo of 8.4 and audience of 13.176

  • ToXiX

    Well I really can’t wait for this season now. Ir’s going to be filled with good comedy. :D

    Monday

    CBS

    8:30 We Are Men
    9:30 Mom

    Tuesdays

    FOX

    8:00 Dads
    8:30 Brooklyn Nine Nine

    ABC

    Wed

    8:00 The Middle
    9:30 Super Fun Night
    10:00 Nashville

    CBS

    Thurs

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 The Millers
    9:00 The Crazy Ones
    9:30 Two and a Half Men

    :D

  • Alex

    @tim_m
    for POI’s late season declines you have to take into account all the starts and stops for the stupid basketball and all the customary repeats that plague every show towards the end.

    You seem to be forgetting that it faced those same issues last year. The final batch of episodes are down year-on-year. Repeats and basketball don’t explain that. What does explain that is that a new audience checked out the show during the first half of the season when it got a new stronger lead-in (vs. last year) and then drifted away apparently taking some season 1 viewers with them.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    Alex

    it is true POI is now basically worthless to advertisers as well as being worthless to CBS based on syndication! Advertisers are going to loom at where POI is going and be like everything fails there so no one will see the ads.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    To Bobby

    POI will not only fail because of the time slot because of changes on the show which are proving controversial. Anyone who doesn’t like crazy eyes or sarah shahi or the new machine methods may have kept with it on Thursday where it was but no on new day new time with new regulars and new concept! So it’s guaranteed not to make it to the 4th season.

  • tim_m

    @Alex you can say that about a lot of shows last batch of new episodes. Once DST comes around the ratings across the board begin to drop for shows. You are trying to make it sound like this only happens with POI and you couldn’t be more wrong. The fact remains that until mid March it was right around 2.9/3.0 then the NCAA tournament came and it was off until April 2nd. That’s a long hiatus. You can’t tell me with any logic that didn’t have any effect on it.

  • tim_m

    From its first season to second season POI went from #13 to #5 gaining almost 2 million total viewers. Thinking its gonna go to Tuesday at 10 to die after 3 years is just ludicrous for a show still clearly growing in viewership. And for those who think all the people who currently watch it won’t follow it to a new night and time. Look at Grimm. Its viewers have followed it everywhere its been on. So stop with the stupidity already.

  • Spen B

    To everyone who is talking about POI falling for its last few episodes, you realize that that happened at the same time with almost every other CBS show, right? The Big Bang Theory took a pretty steep dive, too, right? The bottom just seemed to fall by a half point for the entire network, so POI is fine. I *specifically* remember POI falling to about a 2.5 for its last few episodes last year and people on this site predicting doom because of that. Then, when the fall and winter came, POI was hitting series highs again and everything was just fine.

    @Alex
    My point was that POI is growing, albeit slowly, while CBS and the rest of broadcast TV is declining.

    @Theissuesarenow
    “So it’s guaranteed not to make it to the 4th season.”
    OK, now you’re just completely full of nonsense. The show will have 67 episodes after next season. The guarantee that is implied is that it *will* make it to a fourth season at the very least.

    Also, are you trying to say that people who were watching it on Thursday but didn’t like it will suddenly stop watching it because its on at a different time? Why wouldn’t they just stop watching it where it was? Please make one at least one logical statement when making an argument.

  • tim_m

    @Spen exactly! People aren’t just gonna watch it simply cause its on after TAAHM. If they don’t like it they won’t watch it. The 14-16 million it averages every week will follow it to Tuesday because they like it. Why would people watch half a season then decide they suddenly don’t like it and stop watching? That argument is completely stupid.

  • caveez

    @Theisssuesarenow

    How is POI gonna fail when its only competition next year will be Chicago Fire and Lucky 7. They will crush them in demos and total viewers, they’ll get 12 to 14 million eyeballs and the other 2 shows combined will probably get 7 to 8 million views. It will be a bloodbath of epic proportions. You have no basis for your argument, just speculative bias. I have 2 seasons worth of proof and the fact its got great lead in’s and its well, CBS. Really stop while your behind, its unbecoming to be wrong so many times on one subject.

  • Alex

    @Theisssuesarenow
    it is true POI is now basically worthless to advertisers as well as being worthless to CBS based on syndication! Advertisers are going to loom at where POI is going and be like everything fails there so no one will see the ads.

    That isn’t true at all. It might be what your crazy fan brain has decided but it won’t be what anyone else has decided.

    @tim_m
    you can say that about a lot of shows last batch of new episodes. Once DST comes around the ratings across the board begin to drop for shows. You are trying to make it sound like this only happens with POI and you couldn’t be more wrong. The fact remains that until mid March it was right around 2.9/3.0 then the NCAA tournament came and it was off until April 2nd. That’s a long hiatus. You can’t tell me with any logic that didn’t have any effect on it.

    You’re completely missing the point. I’m not talking about the final batch of episodes being down on where season two started I’m talking about them dropping on where season one ended. The final six episodes of season two are down compared to the final six episodes of season one. Excuses of a hiatus, repeats and DST don’t factor into that because the final season one episodes had to contend with those factors as well. That it started season two with episodes up year-on-year and then finished season two with episodes down year-on-year isn’t an especially great sign of how its season has actually gone.

    @Spen_B
    Then, when the fall and winter came, POI was hitting series highs again and everything was just fine.

    It also got a noticeably improved lead-in.

    My point was that POI is growing, albeit slowly, while CBS and the rest of broadcast TV is declining.

    Tiny growth. Its up 0.03 year-on-year. It would however be up more if the final batch of episodes hadn’t dropped year-on-year.

    @cavees
    How is POI gonna fail when its only competition next year will be Chicago Fire and Lucky 7.

    Worth mentioning that Grimm has seen an increase of about 30% since moving behind The Voice if Chicago Fire can repeat that kind of growth it would be looking at a mid-2. With a decent promotional push it could potentially exceed that increase. That would potentially make it very competitive with Person of Interest.

  • NewEnglandMike

    Wish Hawaii Five 0 had moved to Sundays at 10 p.m. as there was a better chance of me watching it live then…but I will just let the DVR handle it now and watch it on my own time. Like the move of PO!, though.

  • KJ Styles

    CBS will win the ratings war again this year, even without the Super Bowl. The only weak night for them is Sundays. They will win Tuesdays and Thursdays and may even steal Fridays with the addition of Hawaii 5-0.

  • KJ Styles

    I don’t understand why people think POI’s move to Tuesdays at 10 is a bad thing. I personally LOVE it because now I will watch CBS in it’s entirety on Tuesday nights with the NCIS Twins and POI.

    POI will destroy Chicago Fire and Lucky 7 in the ratings, and may even improve upon it’s Thursday numbers given the weaker competition. While it may weaken CBS a bit on Thursdays, I still see it winning that night. The Millers will do good numbers with TBBT as it’s lead in. It’s hilarious!

    Crazy Ones could go either way. I think they should change the lineup so 2.5 Men could lead it in. I’m intrigued by it either way though. I love Robin Williams and dug the trailer.

    I like all of CBS’s trailers for their pilots except We Are Men. That one looks awful. Intelligence should have kicked off the fall instead of Hostages, but I will give both of them a chance.

  • tim_m

    The reason i think POI will do just fine at its new time is with less competition potentially more will watch it live rather then DVR. We have no idea what lucky 7 is gonna do ratings wise and Chicago Fire has barely broken 2.0. POI against Grey’s, the office, and glee got very high two’s and even 3’s most the season. There’s no reason to believe that won’t continue in the fall against only one proven show with decent ratings. So i think its live viewership has the very high potential to increase. Also, the notion that its current 14-16 million viewers won’t follow it to Tuesday is completely silly. They aren’t just gonna say the heck with it cause its changed times and days.

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