CBS picks up full ‘Good Wife,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ seasons

10.07.09 8 years ago


CBS has given full season orders to Tuesday dramas “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife.”

In other news, cotton candy is sweet, the New York Yankees have a high payroll and Jessica Alba can’t carry a movie.

Yes, in what has probably been a foregone conclusion for three weeks now, CBS picked up the back-nine for TV’s two most-watched new shows of the 2009-10 season.

“NCIS: Los Angeles,” featuring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, is the top new program of the fall, averaging 17.47 million viewers and a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. The news comes the morning after “NCIS: Los Angeles” lost in the key demo for the first time, slipping below NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” The spinoff from “NCIS,” currently the most watched show on television, has won its slot among adults 25-54 all three weeks it has aired. 

Airing after “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and still undefeated in its Tuesday 10 p.m. hour in the 18-49 demo, is “The Good Wife.” In its three airings, the Julianna Margulies legal drama has averaged 13.7 million viewers and a 3.0 rating in the key age range. 

Both shows are produced by CBS Television Studios.

Other new network shows already picked up for their back-nine include FOX’s “Glee” and “The Cleveland Show.”

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