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Scream, Scorpion, Idiotest, Ghost Hunters, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being having additional episode orders. These shows air on MTV, CBS, GSN, and Syfy.

Scream (MTV)

MTV has picked up Scream to series with a 10-episode order for a premiere in October 2015.

Mysteries Of Laura (NBC)

Mysteries Of Laura…became the first NBC fall series to get a full-season order with a pickup of nine additional episodes for a total of 22. Mysteries Of Laura starring Debra Messing is the only new series this season, whose ratings have stayed within .2 of its regular slot premiere and has consistently ranked as the most watched NBC program on Wednesday night. It most recently drew a 1.3 in adults 18-49 (Live+same day) and 8.3 million viewers. In the most current ratings that include Live+7 numbers, the series averages 1.9 in 18-49 and 9.3 million total viewers.

Idiotest (GSN)

GSN has ordered a 65-episode second season of original series Idiotest. Comedian Ben Gleib will return as host as well as producer. Idiotest is coming off three straight weeks of ratings increases. The first season of the quiz show nearly doubled its time period average (+82%) among women 18-49 year-to-year.

Scorpion (CBS)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Madam Secretary (CBS)

Stalker (CBS)

CBS…[is] giving full-season orders to all of its fall series…Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary and Stalker. The orders for the CBS TV Studios-produced Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans and Madam Secretary are for 9 more episodes, bringing the total to 22 episodes each. It is unclear if Warner Bros. TV’s Stalker also received a full Back 9 pickup.

Scorpion has been one of the surprises of this fall. Boosted by The Big Bang Theory at 8 PM, the new action drama has flourished in the Monday 9 PM slot. In fact, Scorpion is now the highest-rated CBS drama among adults 18-49, averaging a 4.5 rating in the demo in Live+7, and the second-highest-rated new series this fall

NCIS: New Orleans has displayed better retention out of flagship NCIS than its predecessor in the Tuesday 9 PM slot, fellow NCIS spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles. NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion also rank as the top two new fall series in total viewers, averaging 18.2 million and 15.2 million, respectively. Madam Secretary has been older skewing but packing viewership on Sundays, while Stalker has been improving its standing with a strong 56% DVR lift in Live+7.

NCIS: New Orleans has averaged 18.16 million viewers, 2.8 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen most current ratings through Oct. 19. It has improved its time period by +9% in viewers.

Scorpion is Monday’s most-watched drama, averaging 15.17 million viewers and a 3.6 in adults 18-49. The procedural has improved the year ago time period by 74% in viewers and 29% in adults 18-49.

Madam Secretary is the most-watched scripted series on Sunday with 13.53 million viewers, a 45% time-period improvement. It averages 1.8 in adults 18-49.

Stalker has won its Wednesday 10 PM time period in viewers and key demographics every week this season, averaging 9.49 million viewers, 2.1 in adults 18-49 and 3.0 in adults 25-54.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy)

Paranormal Witness (Syfy)

Syfy has picked up a 10th season of Ghost Hunters and is bringing Paranormal Witness back for a fourth season. Both paranormal series received 13-episode orders and will return in 2015.

Season 9 of Ghost Hunters has averaged 1.7 million total viewers, 841,000 demo viewers, and 983,000 viewers in adults 25-54. The two-hour, 200th reunion episode, which aired October 22, was watched by 1.3 million total viewers and was the No. 1 rated unscripted show of the night in the demo.

Season 3 of Paranormal Witness, which aired back in 2013, delivered 1.47 million total viewers, 782,000 demo viewers, and 833,000 adults 25-54. The season, which aired in 2013, ranked as Syfy’s No. 3 most-watched unscripted series.

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Source: Deadline


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