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[10/19/07 - 09:22 AM]
CBS Gives Freshman Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" and Drama "The Unit" Full Season Orders
THE BIG BANG THEORY becomes the first new comedy to receive a full season pickup.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS GIVES FRESHMAN COMEDY "THE BIG BANG THEORY" AND DRAMA "THE UNIT" FULL SEASON ORDERS

"The Big Bang Theory" Is the First New Comedy to Receive a Full Season Pickup

CBS has given full season orders to its freshman comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY and the drama THE UNIT. THE BIG BANG THEORY becomes the first new comedy to receive a full season pickup.

THE BIG BANG THEORY, a key newcomer to CBS's Monday comedy block, is averaging 8.97 million viewers, 4.3/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.6/09 in adults 18-49 in its Monday (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) time period. THE BIG BANG THEORY has built on its HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER lead-in by +8% in households, +10% in adults 25-54, +9% in adults 18-49 and +10% in viewers.

THE UNIT is averaging 11.44 million viewers, 3.1/08 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/09 in adults 25-54. Tuesday's episode posted THE UNIT's best ratings in key measures since February.

THE BIG BANG THEORY stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

THE UNIT stars Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Regina Taylor, Max Martini, Michael Irby, Demore Barnes, Abby Brammell and Audrey Marie Anderson. David Mamet, Shawn Ryan and Vahan Moosekian are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.





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