CBS has ordered full seasons of their three remaining new sitcoms — Mom, The Crazy Ones, and The Millers. (The network’s other new comedy, We Are Men, has already been cancelled.)
While all three shows are doing relatively well, I don’t think any of them can be considered hits.
On Monday nights, Mom’s demo numbers have fallen each week since its premiere. It’s currently the network’s lowest-rated sitcom. However, the show comes from Chuck Lorre and stars Anna Faris and Alison Janney so they’re naturally inclined to be patient. Next month, Mike & Molly will start airing in the 9pm timeslot so they’re hoping Mom’s ratings will improve with another Lorre lead-in.
On Thursdays, The Crazy Ones started out very strong with a 3.9 demo rating (in part thanks to being slotted after Big Bang Theory). In week two, Crazy Ones moved to its regular 9pm timeslot and dropped 25% to a 2.9 rating. Week three brought a decline of another 17% with a 2.4 in the demo. Last night saw a slight uptick to a 2.5 rating which may or may not adjust in the finals.
At 8:30pm, The Millers has been on the air for three weeks. It’s performing the best of the three but also has had television’s highest-rated comedy, Big Bang Theory, as a lead-in. Millers has remained fairly consistent in its ratings which is a positive sign. It will be interesting to see what happens when Big Bang is a rerun or if the network decides to shuffle things around.
What do you think? Do you like any or all of these new comedies? Which do you think is the best of the three?
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