CBS' Elementary Scores Post-Super Bowl Slot

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.

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27 Comments
  1. Guy says:

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

    • Guy says:

      (or even Person of Interest, which skews heavily male…)

      • D'Arcy says:

        2 Broke Girls doesn’t fit demographically and would have the same poor outcome Glee did.

        Person of Interest is way too serialized, IMO.

        • Guy says:

          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.

        • Christian says:

          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

  2. Paul says:

    This show looks terrible.

  3. Chris says:

    This would be a great opportunity to introduce Elementary’s take on Moriarty…

  4. RockGolf says:

    Wanna bet they introduce their Moriarity?

  5. Howdy says:

    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’.

  6. I figured it would be The Big Bang Theory or Two and a Half men, but this is awesome!

  7. LE says:

    Thought the Super Bowl spot would go to Person of Interest or 2 Broke Girls…

  8. Alex says:

    Glad to hear it, really been enjoying it so far!

  9. GeoDiva says:

    I am surprised but happy. Have been enjoying the show.

  10. Alex says:

    Meh.It’s not much of a show, so I can go to bed early that night!

  11. Jared says:

    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.

  12. Jared says:

    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.

  13. DarkDefender says:

    Totally thought they would do the “Red John reveal” episode for The Mentalist.

  14. Barb says:

    Great news! I’m liking Elementary more and more each time I watch. Hopefully this will get it some more viewers.

  15. I’m so happy about this. I’m thinking it’s just as a renewal confirmation as we’ll get for now!

  16. Buddy says:

    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.

  17. POIFanatic says:

    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.

  18. Diz says:

    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?

  19. I love Sherlock Holmes and this show is such a snooze. I wish the BBC Sherlock got this kind of exposure in America.

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