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Saturday, October 19, 2013

FULL SEASON ALERT: The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Mom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

After three dramas have gotten full season or second season orders, four comedies joined that list in a flurry of TV news on Friday.

CBS newbies The Millers, The Crazy Ones, and Mom all received full season orders today. The Millers, airing behind The Big Bang Theory, is the top rated new comedy. It has been very consistent through three weeks on the air as it has averaged 12.4 million viewers and a 3.2 demo, which is pretty much exactly what it got last night. Its retention out of Big Bang is weak like every show has been but the raw numbers are solid. The Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams got off to a hot start with the best comedy premiere numbers since 2 Broke Girls in September 2011. It has fallen since then but appeared to stabilize last night and has been able to kick off CBS' expansion of its comedy block. Through four episodes, it has averaged 11.6 million viewers and a 2.9 demo. Mom was maybe the least sure thing of the three CBS comedies but with We Are Men already cancelled and big names attached including creator Chuck Lorre and stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, it was not a surprising pickup. Mom skews older on Mondays but has stabilized with good retention of what it has followed. It will be paired with Mike & Molly in the 9pm hour starting November 4. Through four episodes, Mom has averaged 7.4 million viewers and a 2.2 demo.

It was a fantastic Friday for FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. First off, it received a full season despite a middling start in the ratings. Perhaps even more importantly however, it was given the coveted post-Super Bowl slot along with the previously announced New Girl. This is a huge coup for the freshman comedy which has had critical acclaim but not many eyeballs. Having a Super Bowl episode is great for a show that can appeal to the football crowd, I think. It shows that there is a ton of support for this show behind the scenes at FOX. Through five episodes, Brooklyn has averaged 4.1 million viewers and a 1.8 demo.

These pickups leave only one freshman currently airing on each network with an undecided fate. CBS has Hostages, which is surely going to be cancelled even if it is able to air its full 15 episode season. FOX has Dads, which received an order for more scripts but no full season yet.

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