"Private Practice" Gets Full Season
ABC has given "Private Practice" the back-9 order, picking the freshman drama up for a full season of 22 episodes. Also, CBS renewed "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Unit."
Although the most recent airing of "Private Practice" hit series-low of just under 12 million viewers, over the past month the drama was branded the highest rated new series on any network this fall.
It is also consistently winning the timeslot in the adults 18-49 demo, the most coveted ratings category among advertisers.
"The Big Bang Theory" is pulling in a little over 8 million viewers, which is not much by CBS standards, but the sitcom is building on the numbers of its lead-in "How I Met Your Mother" which fell below 8 million this fall.
Meanwhile, "The Unit" has been a decent counter-programming for CBS against ABC's powerhouse competition "Dancing with the Stars" averaging over 11 million viewers.
Now, let's only hope the writers' strike doesn't prevent us from actually seeing the full seasons of these shows (although I have to admit I couldn't care less about those 2 CBS shows - hey ABC, what about PD and DSM ?).