Person of Interest, Unforgettable: CBS Shows Get Full Seasons

Unforgettable and Person of Interest TV showsThe Tiffany network has announced that they’re giving full season orders to Unforgettable and Person of Interest. The newbie dramas air on Tuesday and Thursday nights, respectively. While they are doing decently, neither show is a big hit — despite what the network may lead you to believe.

Unforgettable is currently ranking 14th out of the network’s 20 scripted series. If you take already-cancelled How to Be a Gentleman and the network’s three Friday night dramas out of the equation, Unforgettable is the third from the bottom, beating only CSI: Miami and The Good Wife.

Doing a bit better, Person of Interest ranks 12th on the list of CBS’ 20 scripted fall shows. It’s usually in third place in its timeslot though and last year, CBS was doing significantly better with CSI at 9pm.

For the good news, here’s the CBS press release:


CBS has given full season orders to the season’s top two freshman dramas – UNFORGETTABLE and PERSON OF INTEREST.

UNFORGETTABLE, the season’s #1 new drama in viewers, is averaging 14.00 million viewers, 4.2/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.0/08 in adults 18-49. UNFORGETTABLE has improved the Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period by +3% in both viewers and adults 18-49 and by +5% in adults 25-54 versus last season. UNFORGETTABLE wins its time period in all key ratings measures.

PERSON OF INTEREST, the #2 new drama in viewers, is averaging 13.97 million viewers, 4.6/11 in adults 25-54 and 3.3/08 in adults 18-49 in its Thursday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period.

UNFORGETTABLE stars Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Daya Vaidya. Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich are executive producers for Sony Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

PERSON OF INTEREST stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman. J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman are executive producers for Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

What do you think? Are you glad that these shows have been given full seasons? Do you like one or both of them? Which is stronger?

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  1. Jeri Lynn says

    See this is exactly why I was so confused when CBS cancelled Unforgettable after its first season. But they renewed POI. They said themselves how great Unforgettable was and it was their number 1 new show, beating out POI(which is currently airing its 2nd season). Then they change their minds and renew it for season 2. Which I am beyond excited about, but still very bitter over the whole thing. I feel ripped off as a viewer, Unforgettable should of came back last Sept, just like POI and we should be getting 22+ episodes of it. But no, CBS are a bunch of idiots and decided to air it in the summer(which is utterly ridiculous, seeing how ppl don’t watch as much TV in the Summer) with a 13 episode run:( We are totally being ripped off.

    My first reaction, when hearing CBS was bringing it back, was very excited. I thought, ok that’s great, we’re getting another chance to save the show. When it comes back a lot of ppl will watch it, forcing CBS to give it yet, another season. Yeah, well that was a false hope. After having some time to process it, I have realized, that’s not going to happen. Just for the simple fact that CBS chose to air it in the Summer. Nobody watches TV in the summer. Kids are out of school, families are on vacations, and most ppl are out doing things in the Sumner months. Unlike the Fall, when TV watching is at its highest. So basically, I have concluded that CBS doesn’t care one way or the other if Unforgettable does well during its 2nd season. I think they’d rather just forget about it;) I however, will be praying everyday for its success, and I really hope they will in fact get a 3rd season:) I will even watch it live(every last episode) just so I know my ratings count! And I despise commercials:(

  2. William Wilson says

    I am glad also Person of Interest & Unforgettable have been renewed. I am not sure, but seems some of these American shows have a larger following outside the US, as here in Brazil than in the US itself.

    When networks cancel, I wonder if they really do take the global ratings into consideration. I have only heard good comments of friends that follow these shows here in Sao Paulo, and never a negative comment.


  3. says

    I am so glad that Person of Interest and Unforgettable has been renewed. They are both great series. If we are going to be gone on the night they are on, we set the recorder so we don’t miss anything. Thank you for renewing both of these great programs.

  4. says

    I am so glad that both series – Person of Interest & Unforgettable – have been renewed. We don’t miss any of the programs when they are on. If we are going to be gone we set our recorder so we don’t miss anything.

  5. says

    I am so glad that both shows – Person of Interest & Unforgettable – have been renewed. They are both good series and beats some of the shows that are on. I don’t miss any of the series when they are on.

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