CBS is playing around with its top-rated Thursday. The block, which saw comedies expand into the 9 p.m. hour for the 2013-14 season, will switch comedies The Crazy Ones and Two and a Half Men when they return from their Olympics-induced hiatus. Two and a Half Men will now get the bigger lead-in from the Big Bang Theory/Millers combo, airing at 9 p.m. The Crazy Ones moves to 9:30 p.m., effective Feb. 27.
The top three new comedies of the fall have gotten full-season orders from CBS. The network picked up the back nine episodes for The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom after solid weeks for all three shows.
We finally have some comedies to go with those three new dramas that had been picked up so far this fall. As expected, CBS has given back-nine orders to The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom.
Robin Williams’ new CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones, debuted before 15.6 million people on Thursday night. It competed directly at 9 p.m. ET with The Michael J. Fox on NBC, which was seen by 7.2 million people.
CBS finished first behind Robin William’s new comedy for the night among 18-49s with a 3.7 rating and an 11 share. ABC, led by Gray’s Anatomy, came in second at 2.7/8. Fox, with Glee, was third at 2/6, and NBC was fourth at 1.7/5. The Crazy Ones can thank CBS favorite The Big Bang Theory, which aired back-to-back episodes, for the big assist.