CBS' Elementary Scores Post-Super Bowl Slot

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Elementary Super BowlElementary scored the ultimate touchdown Monday: a post-Super Bowl slot.

CBS announced Monday that it will broadcast a special episode of the Sherlock Holmes drama following the big game on Sunday, February 3.

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The freshman series, which recently received a full-season pickup, is scheduled to air at 10/9c after the game — though post-sports start times, as always, are approximate.



Comments (27)

  • Well… I did NOT see that coming. I thought it would be 2 Broke Girls.

    Comment by Guy – November 5, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • (or even Person of Interest, which skews heavily male…)

      Comment by Guy – November 5, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 2 Broke Girls doesn’t fit demographically and would have the same poor outcome Glee did.

        Person of Interest is way too serialized, IMO.

        Comment by D'Arcy – November 5, 2012 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Glee did poorly because that episode was absolute garbage. 2BG could have reached respectable numbers. I just don’t see Elementary doing all that well.

          Comment by Guy – November 5, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Glee did fine. This is how the superbowl lead-out programs rank from 2001-2011:
          1. 2001. Survivor: Australian Outback (CBS)- 45.4
          2. 2010. Undercover Boss (CBS)- 38.6
          3. 2006. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)- 37.9
          4. 2004. Survivor: All Stars (CBS)- 33.5
          5. 2008. House (Fox)- 29.0
          6. 2010. Glee (Fox)- 26.8
          7. 2007. Criminal Minds (CBS)- 26.3
          8. 2009. The Office (NBC)- 22.9
          9. 2005. American Dad (Fox)- 23.1
          10. 2002. Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)- 21.4

          Comment by Christian – November 5, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show looks terrible.

    Comment by Paul – November 5, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY!

    Comment by Michelle – November 5, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This would be a great opportunity to introduce Elementary’s take on Moriarty…

    Comment by Chris – November 5, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Curse you, Chris, you posted milliseconds before me. But I SHALL have my revenge. Oh, yes.

      Comment by RockGolf – November 5, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • We shall see, my great adversary RockGolf. We shall see…

        Comment by Chris – November 5, 2012 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i was wondering when we would see him! also wondering when we’ll meet MyCroft.

      Comment by Elyse – November 5, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wanna bet they introduce their Moriarity?

    Comment by RockGolf – November 5, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow. i was betting on ’2 Broke Girls’ as well. I guess they couldn’t find another half hour comedy they want to pair it up with after the show… not even ‘Mike and Molly’.

    Comment by Howdy – November 5, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I figured it would be The Big Bang Theory or Two and a Half men, but this is awesome!

    Comment by Royal Eduardo – November 5, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thought the Super Bowl spot would go to Person of Interest or 2 Broke Girls…

    Comment by LE – November 5, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to hear it, really been enjoying it so far!

    Comment by Alex – November 5, 2012 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am surprised but happy. Have been enjoying the show.

    Comment by GeoDiva – November 5, 2012 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meh.It’s not much of a show, so I can go to bed early that night!

    Comment by Alex – November 5, 2012 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate Sherlock Holmes but LOVE ELEMENTARY. Happy to see it get this prime timeslot. This pretty much guarantees a season 2 at this point.

    Comment by Jared – November 5, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why would CBS air 2 Broke Girls???..its already an established series that has a syndication deal in place guaranteeing atleast 4 seasons. CBS doesn’t need to promote this series anymore than it does.

    Comment by Jared – November 5, 2012 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally thought they would do the “Red John reveal” episode for The Mentalist.

    Comment by DarkDefender – November 5, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I’m liking Elementary more and more each time I watch. Hopefully this will get it some more viewers.

    Comment by Barb – November 5, 2012 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so happy about this. I’m thinking it’s just as a renewal confirmation as we’ll get for now!

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – November 5, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news. This show is an example of how you can do a police procedural with some wit and cleverness. The characters have strong personalities and distinct voices. CBS has given the mystery-of-the-week format a bad name with its dull, redundant crime franchises. Elementary and The Good Wife are showing how you make broadcast formulas truly work as storytelling.

    Comment by Buddy – November 5, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awful news. This show is an example of how not to a procedural with any with wit or depth. The characters are not charming and the crimes are redundant. UGH!
    Person of Interest was the best fit for the post-Superbowl spot and CBS blew their chance. Even 2BG would have been great.

    Comment by POIFanatic – November 5, 2012 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve only watched the first 2 episodes. The rest are sitting in the DVR. Did it ever get better or is it still just as slow as ever?

    Comment by Diz – November 5, 2012 11:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Sherlock Holmes and this show is such a snooze. I wish the BBC Sherlock got this kind of exposure in America.

    Comment by Tami Beyersdoerfer – December 19, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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