Newbie dramas get CBS full season orders


Ratings have been good for freshman dramas “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife,” so it’s not really surprising that CBS has given them full season orders for the current season.

CBS proudly notes that “NCIS: LA” is the #1 new show of the season, averaging 17.47 million viewers, 4.1/11 in adults 18-49 and 5.6/13 in adults 25-54 over its three broadcasts. The series has won its Tuesday (9:00-10:00 pm) time period in viewers and adults 25-54 every week this season and placed first in adults 18-49 twice.

“The Good Wife” is averaging 13.70 million viewers, 3.0/8 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/11 in adults 25-54, winning its Tuesday (10:00-11:00 pm) time period in all key measures every week.

“NCIS: LA” stars Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J, Linda Hunt, Peter Cambor, Adam Jamal Craig and Daniela Ruah.  Shane Brennan and R. Scott Gemmill are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.   

“The Good Wife” stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry, Makenzie Vega and Graham Phillips. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Dee Johnson, Robert King, Michelle King, Brooke Kennedy and David Zucker are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.