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CBS Orders Full Seasons of Four Freshman Series

CBS has handed out full season orders to freshman dramas NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Stalker and Madam Secretary, the network announced Monday.

Kaitlin Thomas

CBS has handed out full-season orders to freshman dramas NCIS: New OrleansScorpionStalker and Madam Secretary, the network announced Monday.

"These four shows have had an immediate impact on our schedule by improving nights, winning time periods and adding more hours of success across our primetime line up," Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.

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The latest addition to the popular NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans is the No. 1 new series of the fall, averaging 18.16 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. It ranks second only to NCIS: Original Recipe among all broadcast dramas.

Scorpion is Monday's most-watched drama, averaging 15.17 million viewers and a 3.6 rating. Téa Leoni's Madam Secretary, meanwhile, is Sunday's top scripted broadcast bringing in an average of 13.53 million viewers and a 1.8 rating.

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Despite being almost universally panned by critics for its misogynistic violence against women, Stalker continues to perform well on Wednesdays at 10/9c,drawing an average of 9.49 million and a 2.1 rating.

The announcement comes just days after CBS announced it is trimming CSI's episode order from 22 to 18 episodes.

The network's four new dramas join ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish, Fox's Gotham, and The CW's The Flash and Jane the Virgin as the only series to receive full-season orders so far this fall.

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