CBS Sunday was the last bastion for the regularly scheduled movie night on a fall weeknight lineup. Those movies became much weaker by the mid-2000s, prompting them to join the entertainment series game on a three-hour basis. It has not been one of the network's stronger evenings, but stalwarts like Cold Case and The Amazing Race have carved out lengthy runs.
|2001-02||The Education of Max Bickford||(movies)||69|
|2002-03||Becker||Bram and Alice||(movies)||58|
|2006-07||The Amazing Race Fall||Cold Case||Without a Trace||100|
|2007-08||The Amazing Race Fall||Cold Case||Shark||90|
|2008-09||The Amazing Race Fall||Cold Case||The Unit||91|
|2009-10||The Amazing Race Fall||Three Rivers||Cold Case||86|
|2010-11||The Amazing Race Fall||Undercover Boss||CSI: Miami||115|
|2011-12||The Amazing Race Fall||The Good Wife||CSI: Miami||99|
|2012-13||The Amazing Race Fall||The Good Wife||The Mentalist||94|
|2013-14||The Amazing Race Fall||The Good Wife||The Mentalist||87|
|2014-15||Madam Secretary||The Good Wife||CSI||78|
2014-15 Update: Madam Secretary and The Good Wife showed some flashes of promise in the fall when they had NFL-boosted 60 Minutes lead-ins, but the whole lineup fell apart in the second half of the season. CSI became yet another veteran drama to drop almost exactly a third in the move to Sunday 10/9c Siberia. Marginal sophomore CSI: Cyber gets that "honor" for the fall, with CSI lead Ted Danson joining the cast.
Notable midseason replacements:
- After a post-Super Bowl launch in 2010, Undercover Boss became a true game-changer for the CBS Sunday lineup, averaging a 164 in its mid-season episodes (even after throwing out the SB ep)! It wasn't quite as strong in its full season on the night in 2010-11, but the pairing with CSI: Miami and a high point for The Amazing Race made for easily CBS' most competitive lineup.
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