CBS gives full season orders to television's No. 1 and No. 2 new series, 'Vegas' and 'Elementary'by jmaloni
Freshman dramas win their time periods in viewers and key demographics
CBS has given full season "back nine" orders to television's top two freshman series - "Vegas" and "Elementary."
" 'Vegas' and 'Elementary' have opened strong, delivering big audiences and winning performances in important time periods," said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment. "Each of the shows has rich characters, big stars and a unique visual style that have stood out in the crowd, helping make two of our strongest nights even stronger."
"Vegas," the No. 1 new series of the season and ranked sixth overall, wins its Tuesday (10 p.m.) time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 14.94 million viewers, 2.7/08 in adults 18-49 and 3.8/09 in adults 25-54. "Vegas" has improved the year-ago time period by +8% in viewers.
"Elementary," the No. 2 new series of the season and ranked ninth overall, also wins its Thursday (10 p.m.) time period in the key ratings measures, averaging 14.30 million viewers, 3.5/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.6/11 in adults 25-54. Compared to the time period last year, "Elementary" is up +17% in adults 18-49 and +10% in adults 25-54.
"Vegas" stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O'Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones. Greg Walker, Nicholas Pileggi, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian and James Mangold are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill. Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.