October 20, 2011 8:39pm PT by Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
CBS Close to Full-Season Pickups for 'Person of Interest,' 'Unforgettable'
Joining the group of freshman fare snagging full seasons are CBS dramas Person of Interest and Unforgettable. The two shows would join freshman comedy 2 Broke Girls in rookies earning back-nine orders on the network.
From executive producer J.J. Abrams, Person of Interest has performed well in its competitive Thursday at 9 p.m. slot, averaging 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. For its fourth episode of the season, Person of Interest ticked up from the previous week, luring 12 million and posting a 2.8 rating.
Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery, regularly wins its Tuesdays at 10 p.m. slot in total viewers and the demo against established dramas including NBC’s Parenthood and ABC’s Body of Proof. Most recently, the hourlong drew 11.8 million and a 2.3.
Person of Interest stars Lost’s Michael Emerson as a mysterious billionaire who teams with an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to prevent violent crimes in New York. Unforgettable centers on a Brooklyn cop (Montgomery) who has the ability to remember everything.
The pickups don't come as much of a surprise, as Person of Interest and Unforgettable are the No. 1 and No. 2 rookie CBS dramas of the season.
That leaves Friday newcomer A Gifted Man, a supernatural medical procedural starring Patrick Wilson, that has been averaging 8.2 million viewers and a 1.3 waiting for an order from CBS.