A TV First: Showrunner Lands Four Series in the Top 20 Deadline
A television showrunner whose name has become familiar to many viewers has accomplished a TV first by landing four shows in the top 20 at the same time. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the milestone was achieved by Chuck Lorre.
Lorre "already is the showrunner with most current series, four," Andreeva writes. "Last week, the prolific producer scored a first for a showrunner when all four ranked in the Top 20 among adults 18-49 -- something no writing producer had accomplished since the introduction of Nielsen electronic ratings measurement in 1991."
Andreeva adds: “Ironically, Lorre’s biggest series, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (5.2 Live+Same Day), which ranks as the No. 1 entertainment series among adults 18-49 this season, had its lowest weekly ranking of the season, No. 6, with Super Bowl Sunday programming taking the first five spots.”
Lorre's other shows are “Mike & Molly,” which ranked No. 11 with a 2.6 rating; “Mom,” at No. 15 (2.4); and “Two and a Half Men,” at No. 17 (2.0). All four shows are on CBS.