Thursday, October 25, 2007

The new Thursday challenge: 'L&O: CI'

Thursday nights on TV are as competitive as it gets, so the last thing the broadcast networks need is a strong cable show grabbing viewers on the night.

They may well now have that in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” on USA, which began airing original episodes of the longstanding crime series in the hotly contested 10 p.m. Thursday timeslot on Oct. 4, after years on NBC.

Just three weeks in, “Criminal Intent” looks to be cutting into audiences for broadcast shows like ABC’s “Big Shots,” CBS’s “Without a Trace” and NBC’s “ER.”
Full article.

Thanks Judy!



Blogger The Expert said...

In the great word's of Nelson Muntz:

"HA-ha!" to the other networks and those who didn't believe CI had a breath left in them.

Ooooh, we're just gettin started!


6:42 PM  
Blogger Madre Bella said...

"Last week, “Criminal Intent” was up 33 percent in total viewers over the prior week, and up 40 percent among 25-54s and 31 percent among 18-49s."

So I'm taking it that more viewers tune in to when its goren/Eames.

Whatever it is, I'm just happy our show is getting all the attention that its been owed for almost 7 seasons now. Its like a breath of fresh air!

I'm already thinking ahead and am hoping that there will be a season 8,9,10 and more!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing next weeks show tonight after tonights episode!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I am way too happy right now.

Schadenfreude all the way, baby!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Mary T said...

I knew it would kick butt. I just knew it. Awesome news and even though I do favor G/E I still love Mike. Poor guy three partners in three years.

11:16 PM  
Blogger janethyland said...

Fantastic news.It just gets better and better. they deserve to enjoy this moment.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

Way to go CI cast and crew, the fabulous USA network and all the loyal fans-

2:59 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Read it and weep NBC *chuckles smugly* - and NO, you can't have it back!

3:18 AM  
Blogger Animaltalker said...

Oh Diane they shall have it back, remember they plan to rerun it in primetime at some point this season. I'm sure when they've got nothing new to show they'll trot out CI reruns which will be new to Americans who don't watch cable

2:43 PM  
Blogger val said...

USA must be so glad they stepped in and took it on - they are reaping their reward.

2:55 PM  
Blogger lrose730 said...

I luv it!!I luv it!! i luv it!!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I can't help but laugh... and smirk... and gloat... Take that, nuts!

6:28 PM  
Blogger VDOVault said...

Doing well is indeed the best revenge...the only things on cable beating CI are football/baseball games the odd kid show on Disney and (oddly) WWE wrestling. And i have a feeling that WWE should be looking over its shoulder and worrying a bit about CI

The Vault (a proud member of Team USA Network...and there's a ratings thread all y'all can follow at the USA Network CI Forum

10:04 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

I have been enjoying the new season so far and am glad to see so many others are tuning in!

Way to go, cast and crew of CI. You guys certainly deserve it!

12:16 PM  
Blogger bibliothecaire said...

Ha! Take that NBC! Just goes to show you what proper promotion will do for you. Good job, USA!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I keep thinking of that scene in "Pretty Woman" where Julia Roberts returns to the store where the clerk wouldn't help her.

"Big Mistake" NBC!!!


12:07 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Sharon, you are too cute. That *is* it in a nutshell.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

Dear Sharon-
That is one of the best comments I have ever seen-priceless-

5:30 PM  

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