CBS Orders More 'Big Bang Theory' and 'The Unit'
CBS Orders More 'Big Bang Theory' and 'The Unit'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Big Bang Theory, the latest creation of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, is hitting some high notes given that CBS has just ordered more episodes of the freshman sitcom, making the series the first new comedy to receive a full season pickup this fall.

Starring Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), The Big Bang Theory centers on two socially inept geniuses who discovers more about life and love when they meet a beautiful woman named Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco.  Also joining the comedic adventures are other geeks, Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) and Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappali).

At present, the CBS newcomer airs as part of the network's Monday night laugh fest. It is averaging 8.97 million viewers, 4.3 ratings among adults 25-54 and 3.6 ratings among adults 18-49 in its 8:30pm to 9pm time slot.

The series is also drawing more viewers than its precedent, How I Met Your Mother, which is reportedly one of the key factors that made the series a success.  According to sources, The Big Bang Theory has built on its lead-in by 8 percent in households and 9 percent in adults, and 10 percent in viewers.

Meanwhile, The Big Bang Theory isn't the only CBS program that has been picked up this fall.  The Unit, the action drama about a top-secret military group and their risky missions abroad, as well as their personal lives on the home front, has also been awarded a full season order.  The Unit is presently averaging 11.4 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among adults 18-40 and 4.2 in adults 25-54.

The Unit stars Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Regina Taylor, Max Martini, Michael Irby, and Demore Barnes, just to name a few.

The Big Bang Theory airs every Monday at 8:30pm ET/PT while The Unit airs every Tuesday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CBS
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