PASADENA, Calif. - Week before last, CBS was very excited about presenting its new series Intelligence to journalists here at the Television Critics Association press tour. The premiere, which aired on a Tuesday between "NCIS" and "Person of Interest," attracted 16 million viewers.
Six days later, things turned. Episode 2, which aired in the regular "Intelligence" time slot - Monday at 9 p.m. On Ch. 2 - attracted 6 million viewers.
"Nobody wants to lose, and [Tuesday] morning when we woke up and the ratings weren't what they had been, that sucked," said executive producer Michael Seitzman "There's no other way to put it, but that sucked. It was great having five days watching your network tout you as the No. 1 new show on TV."
"That didn't suck," interjected "Intelligence" star Marg Helgenberger.
"No, that didn't suck at all," Seitzman said. "That was great. We loved that. And we have that. And they can't take it away from us."
However, if the numbers don't go up, odds of them having "Intelligence" for long are not good.
In tonight's episode, the chip in Gabriel's head is hacked.
Elsewhere on TV ...
How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barney gets drunk.
Hollywood Game Night (7 and 8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A pair of new episodes.
Sleepy Hollow (7 and 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The last two episodes of Season 1; Season 2 begins in the fall.
Heart of Dixie (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Wade's is happy in his new romance.
Being Human (7 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Aidan and Kat take their relationship to the next level.
2 Broke Girls (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The title of this week's episode of this classy sitcom is "And the Dumpster Sex."
Mike & Molly (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Molly wants Mike to try new things.
Beauty and the Beast (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Cat works with the FBI.
Bitten (8 and 11 p.m., Syfy): Elena tracks the killer Mutt.
Mom (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Bonnie and Christy confess secrets to each other.
Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A pop star Is murdered.
The Blacklist (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A man known as the Alchemist has been hired to protect a mob informant and his wife.
Switched at Birth (9 p.m., ABC Family): Daphne makes a mistake at the clinic.
The Fosters (10 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Brandon spills the beans about why Callie ran away.
Klondike (10 p.m. A&E): Premiere of this miniseries about fortune hunters who head north and find murder, romance and mystery.
Archer (11 p.m., FX): Archer, Pam and Lana travel to Miami.
Teen Wolf (11 p.m., MTV): A convicted murderer escapes from prison.
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