CBS wants more of “Accidentally on Purpose”


Freshman comedy “Accidentally on Purpose” will be around for the entire season. CBS has ordered five more episodes, bringing the total order to 18.

The additional order was announced on the heels of Monday night’s broadcast, which matched a series high adult 18-34 rating, despite being up against Game Five of the World Series on Fox.

Accidentally on Purpose is averaging 8.04 million viewers, 3.1/07 in adults 18-49 and 3.7/08 in adults 25-54 in its Monday (8:30-9:00 pm) time period, according to Nielsen’s most current ratings. Monday’s episode matched its series high in adults 18-34 (2.5/07).

Accidentally on Purpose, starring Jenna Elfman, Ashley Jensen, Jon Foster, Grant Show, Lennon Parham and Nicolas Wright, is produced by CBS Television Studios.  Claudia Lonow, Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman and Gene Stein are executive producers.