Murphy Brown (CBS, Thursdays, 9:30/8:30C) is back with a reboot/sequel series that takes Murphy someplace she’s never been – cable news!
The CBS procedural Limitless was the story of Brian Finch, the guy who followed the movie’s Eddie Morra into the land of complete mastery of the brain via the drug NZT.
NZT enabled Brian to do some amazing things, including: solving the murder for which he had been framed; save his father’s life; work with the FBI as a special consultant and even find a little romance.
Limitless premiered to Tuesday night’s top ratings with the most viewers for a new series – 9.76 and a 1.8 on the 18-49 demographic, building on its NCIS: New Orleans lead-in.
NCIS won the overall for butts in seats/eyes on the tube battle with 17.69 viewers. Follow the jump for more.
Limitless (CBS, Tuesdays, 10/9C) follows up on the events of the movie of the same name, which starred Bradley Cooper as Edward Mora, a man who discovered the mindbending properties of a drug called NZT. Mindbending because it enabled him to use his brain’s full capacity.
In the series premiere, down and out musician Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) is given a single dose of the drug by a very successful friend in hopes that he will use it to make something of himself. Then the friend turns up dead and Finch is suspected of the murder.