“The Mentalist”: Looking like a winner

Mentalistep2Happy to see that CBS had traction again on Tuesday with The Mentalist.”

No question about it, the show is holding fast to its “NCIS” lead-in and it was very competitive in the 9 p.m. hour with ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” In its second outing, “Mentalist” matched its opening week numbers with an average of 15.3 million viewers and 3.5 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demo, per prelim Nielsens. Variety‘s ratings guru Rick Kissell has all the details on Tuesday night right here.

“Mentalist” is shaping up to be a win for the good guys. People who work with Simon Baker always rave about what a good guy he is (not to mention being easy on the eyes), and I’m told that “Mentalist” creator/exec producer Bruno Heller is getting great reviews as a showrunner from CBS, Warner Bros. TV and, perhaps most importantly, his staff.

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  1. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

  2. Carmina says:

    Simon Baker is the cutest!

  3. bmazz1008 says:

    Yeah this show was a winner…….a couple years ago when it was called Psych on the USA netowrk.
    Rip off.

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