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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RENEWAL ALERT: The Big Bang Theory

Being TV's top rated show paid off as CBS renewed The Big Bang Theory for three (!) more seasons. It is now sure to be on the air through the 2016-17 season, which will be its tenth season. The Big Bang Theory is far and away the top show on broadcast TV with numbers that hover around 20 million viewers and a 5 demo. When DVR ratings are factored in, it often goes up past a 7 demo. In today's diluted viewing age, these are mammoth numbers. I don't think CBS will regret a multi-season pickup for this show the way FOX probably is with Glee. Big Bang isn't showing signs of deteriorating. With CBS airing Thursday Night Football for eight weeks, CBS has implied that Big Bang will start on Monday next year before moving back to Thursday.

The Big Bang Theory joins Survivor as the only official renewals for CBS. There is a report that they will renew Two and a Half Men for a 13 episode final season as well as Mike & Molly and Mom. All four shows are from the Chuck Lorre empire so it may be some type of package deal. Sure to join the renewal list for CBS is 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, CSI, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Person of Interest. Bubble shows are The Good Wife, The Mentalist, The Millers, and Undercover Boss while it doesn't look good for The Crazy Ones or Intelligence.

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