Nellie Andreeva

CBS Nears Back Orders For ‘Person Of Interest’ And ‘Unforgettable’

Almost a week after word first surfaced that CBS was making pickup calls to the producers of freshmen Person Of Interest and Unforgettable, the network has made the full-season orders to both series official. The two join breakout comedy 2 Broke Girls, which also has a full-season order, while there is no word yet the modestly rated new Friday medical drama A Gifted Man.

Unforgettable‘s ratings performance has been largely on par with the series it replaced, The Good Wife, which relocated to Sundays. Still, with an average of 14 million viewers, the crime procedural starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh ranks as the most-watched freshman drama this season. In adults 18-49, Unforgettable averages a 3.0/3. It is up 3% in both viewers and 18-49 from The Good Wife‘s numbers in the hour last fall. Creator Ed Redlich, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman are executive producing for CBS TV Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Person of Interest, which stars Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson, ranks a very close second to Unforgettable in the rankings of most-watched new drama series this season with 13.97 million viewers. Its 18-49 average is a 3.3/8. The mystery drama from Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros TV inherited the high-profile Thursday 9 PM slot from veteran CSI and is currently running down 11% in 18-49 and 9% in total viewers vs. CSI‘s performance in the hour last fall. Bryan Burk and Greg Plageman are also executive producing.

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