Topic: The Mentalist

Ghost Town: The Vanishing 10 p.m. Broadcast Drama

2011-12 season ends with grim tidings for time slot

The 10 o’clock broadcast drama tottered further down the road to oblivion this season, as not a single series in the time slot finished among Nielsen’s highest-rated programs. Per 33 weeks…

CBS Upfront: Sales Pitch or Victory Lap?

Les is more as Moonves screens new drama series

CBS on Wednesday kicked off its 2012-13 upfront presentation with what amounted to a victory lap, as executives went to novel (and sometimes gonzo) efforts to celebrate the network’s ratings…

No Major Surprises as CBS Unveils Fall Lineup

Network plots four new series, shifts ‘Two and a Half Men’ to Thursdays

As befits its status as the most-watched television network on the dial, CBS is also the most stable. While its rivals scramble to fill holes and put out fires, CBS…

CBS: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Network renews 18 series for 2012-13 season

CBS viewers can expect to see a lot of familiar faces next fall, as the network has locked up all but four hours of its 2012-13 prime-time schedule. The broadcaster announced…

The Programming Insider: Friday 4/15/11

Viewers not mad about Paul Reiser

Prime-Time Metered Market Thursday Ratings: Fox Wins; DOA Paul Reiser Show on NBC. Thursday 4/14/11: Household Rating/Share Fox: 11.0/18, CBS: 5.7/ 9, NBC: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 3.0/ 5, CW: 1.8/…