CBS Orders Full Seasons of Big Bang Theory, The Unit

Rookie Comedy, Veteran Drama to Return to Network

CBS gave full-season orders to rookie comedy The Big Bang Theoryand veteran drama The Unit.

The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang stepped right into the network’s successful Monday-night comedy block, averaging a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49 and nearly 9 million viewers. In its first season, it is also building on its How I Met Your Mother lead-in by 9% in the demo and 10% in viewers.

Veteran The Unit is averaging a 3.1 in the demo and 11.44 million viewers and comes off its best ratings in many measures since February.