Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS Tops the Night, ONCE UPON A TIME Rebounds, REVENGE Hits Season Low

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Sunday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The Simpsons enjoyed a major rebound this week, earning a 3.3 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 38% from last week’s 2.4.  Moreover, the episode topped all other scripted programming for the night.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time also saw a rise, hitting a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.76 million viewers.  That’s up 11% from its last original episode’s series low of 2.2.
  • News wasn’t as cheery for the ABC soap Revenge, which was down 12% from its last new episode’s 2.5 rating with a season low 2.2 rating in the demo and 6.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 25th, including Family Guy, The Mentalist, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, and more.

ABC Cancels LAST RESORT and 666 PARK AVENUE, Gives THE NEIGHBORS a Full-Season Order

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ABC will let freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue finish out their 13-episode seasons before giving them the ax. The network recently picked up two additional scripts for each show, but decided to pass on a renewal due to underwhelming ratings. Co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek spoke recently on the challenges of keeping the rogue submarine drama Last Resort afloat, but the network has torpedoed it. (Apologies for the nautical puns; I’m out of my depth.)

Fans of the show will be able to see the first season of Last Resort, starring Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman, air in its entirety in its original time slot of Thursdays at 8pm. Don’t feel too bad for Ryan, who has the Beverly Hills Cop series in development at CBS with Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson attached. Ryan also has a U.S. Marshal project underway at TNT. Hit the jump for more on the demise of 666 Park Avenue and the upcoming slate of new shows on ABC. 

Sunday TV Ratings: Fox Animated Comedies Return Down, ONCE UPON A TIME Up, 666 PARK AVENUE Dips

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Sunday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fox’s “Animation Domination” block returned down, with Family Guy scoring a 2.5 rating and 5.07 million viewers versus its last original episode’s 3.4 rating and American Dad dropping from a 2.6 rating to 1.9 and 4 million viewers.
  • ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon a Time saw an uptick with 3.5 rating and 10.10 million viewers.  That’s up a tad from last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • New series 666 Park Avenue scored its lowest rating to date with a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo and 4.07 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 4th, including The Simpsons, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: Sunday Night Football Beats San Francisco’s World Series Win, ONCE UPON A TIME and THE MENTALIST Up

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Sunday Night Football’s Saints/Broncos game earned 16.17 million viewers, besting the deciding game of the Giants/Tigers 2012 World Series, which netted just 15.5 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time was up slightly from last week, earning a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.7 million viewers.
  • Also up was CBS’ The Mentalist, which scored a 1.8 rating and 10.1 million viewers for a gain of 20% from last week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, October 28th including 666 Park Avenue, Revenge, The Good Wife, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Breaks Basic Cable Record, ONCE UPON A TIME Down, REVENGE and THE MENTALIST Up

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Sunday’s TV ratings are in, and it was a big, big night for zombies.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • AMC’s season three premiere of The Walking Dead drew 10.9 million viewers, shattering the previous record of 7.3 million viewers for the season two premiere.  That also makes the third season premiere the show’s most-watched episode to date, besting the season two finale’s 9 million viewers, and stands as the most watched drama series episode in basic cable history.
  • ABC’s hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time took another drop, garnering a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.1 million viewers.  That’s down 12% from last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • On the other hand, ABC’s popular soap Revenge saw an uptick with a 2.7 rating and 8.2 million viewers.  That’s up from last week’s 2.6 rating.
  • The CBS drama The Mentalist, which has been struggling in its Sunday timeslot, finally saw a gain as this week’s episode scored a 2.0 rating and 10.6 million viewers.  That’s a rise from last week’s series low of 1.6

Hit the jump for the full TV ratings report for Sunday, October 15th.

New York Comic-Con: 666 PARK AVENUE Panel Premieres Exclusive Highlight Reel

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Fans of ABC’s supernatural thriller series, 666 Park Avenue, who missed this year’s New York Comic-Con are in luck, because we have the panel’s exclusive highlight reel to share with you. The show follows the ultimate New York power couple, Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia Doran (Vanessa Williams), who reside and own the historic 999 Park Avenue building (the numbers’ shadow reveal the true address).  Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable play a young, unmarried couple who are hired to serve as resident managers, but it becomes apparent, early on, that the Dorans have other intentions for them.  Hit the jump to watch the highlight reel along with the full press release.


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Network primetime ratings numbers are in for Sunday, and it looks like animated programming was up for the night while every broadcast drama saw a drop.  Here’s a look at the highlights:

  • This week’s episode of The Simpsons marked the show’s annual Treehouse of Horror, but the ratings were down from last week’s episode with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.52 million viewers.
  • Fox’s other Sunday mainstay, Family Guy, came away with a big win as the Nielsen Ratings-centered episode scored a 3.4 rating, topping all scripted programming for the night.
  • ABC’s staple Once Upon a Time took a drop this week, landing a 3.3 rating and 9.62 million viewers which is down 15% from its season two premiere.
  • Revenge was also down, landing a 2.6 rating and 8.27 million viewers, down 19% from last week’s 3.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full rundown of the scripted programming ratings for Sunday, October 7th, including The Cleveland Show, American Dad, 666 Park Avenue, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: DEXTER Has Best Season Opener Ever, HOMELAND Way Up, ONCE UPON A TIME Returns Strong

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In lieu of one massive TV ratings article for the week, we’re going to start bringing you daily updates on the goings-on in the TV world.  We’ll report ratings estimates the day after shows air, and today we’ve got the numbers for Sunday night’s programming.  Briefly:

  • Showtime had a great night as Dexter scored its highest-rated season opener ever with 2.4 million viewers for its season seven premiere.
  • Coming off a near-sweep at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Homeland was up 60% for its second season premiere with 1.73 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time returned incredibly strong with 11 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in the 18-34 demographic.
  • Also on ABC, the series premiere of the “haunted hotel” drama 666 Park Avenue couldn’t pull in big numbers, as the Terry O’Quinn-fronted show netted a 2.2 rating for 7 million viewers.
  • Hot on the heels of the news that creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting this year’s Oscars, the season premiere of Fox’s Family Guy was down 20% from last year’s season opener with a 3.3 rating and 6.5 million viewers.

Hit the jump for all of Sunday’s ratings including Revenge, American Dad, The Simpsons, The Mentalist, and more.

ABC Announces Fall 2012 Premiere Dates

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ABC has finally put the finishing touches on their Fall 2012 lineup and announced premiere dates for new and returning series.  It seems like just yesterday we were saying our goodbyes to the network shows for the summer, with the intensity of Breaking Bad and the silliness of True Blood keeping us company until the fall season, but it’s about time to start looking to the Fall 2012 TV lineup.

Fan favorites like Modern Family, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time will premiere in the normal late-September slot, but we’ll have to wait until October for the return of Happy Endings and Suburgatory.  For my money, the most promising new show on ABC’s schedule is the Connie Britton-fronted drama Nashville, which premieres on October 10th.  Body of Proof, Wife Swap, and new shows Red Widow and Zero Hour are being held until midseason. Hit the jump to take a look at the full list of premiere dates.

Comic-Con: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor Talk 666 PARK AVENUE, ABC’S New Supernatural Thriller

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This Fall, actor Terry O’Quinn of Lost returns to ABC in the supernatural thriller 666 Park Avenue, playing an agent of the devil who helps people fulfill their lifelong dreams with sometimes deadly consequences.  Based on Gabriella Pierce’s novel by the same name, the show also stars ABC regulars Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor.  Creator David Wilcox is no stranger to supernatural series, having worked on Fringe and Life on Mars.

On the show, O’Quinn and Williams play the ultimate New York power couple, Gavin and Olivia Doran, who reside and own the historic 666 Park Avenue building.  Taylor and Annable play a young, unmarried couple who are hired to serve as resident managers, but it becomes apparent, early on, that the Dorans have other intentions for them.  This year marked the first time any of the cast had been to Comic-Con, and they were all excited to talk about their new show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.


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On Preview Night, Comic-Con screened five Warner Bros. Television pilots that will premiere in the upcoming television season: Revolution, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, Cult, and Arrow. Naturally, the disparate collection of shows is hit or miss. But overall, this was a solid package of genre TV to kick off Comic-Con. A couple of the shows exceeded my expectations, and I will definitely have to check in with most when they premiere in the fall (or midseason in the case of The Following).

I will be attending the Arrow screening and Q&A tomorrow at Ballroom 20, so I will hold my thoughts on that show for a future article. In the meantime, hit the jump for my brief thoughts on Revolution, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, and Cult.

Comic-Con 2012 Schedule for Preview Night and Thursday

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Comic-Con has released the schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11th and the full schedule for Thursday, July 12th.  Preview Night won’t just have people trampling each other for Exhibitors Floor merchandise.  It will also have screenings of the pilots for Arrow, 666 Park Avenue, The Following, Revolution, and Cult.  As for Thursday, Comic-Con has wisely scheduled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as the first panel of the day in Hall H (although it doesn’t start until almost 1:00pm for some reason), so all the Twihards can get in, see the panel, and get on with their lives.  For the rest of the day, Hall H will play host to Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Wreck-It Ralph, Jackie Chan’s CZ12, The Expendables 2, and…not much else really.  No offense to Chan, but his directorial feature CZ12 is going to be packed only because Expendables 2 is coming afterwards.

On the TV side, there will be panels for returning series Psych, Wilfred, Archer, Nikita, Dexter, and Workaholics.  There will also be panels for new series Beauty and the Beast and Elementary.  Hit the jump for highlights from the Wednesday and Thursday schedules.  The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.

Comic-Con 2012 Hotel Keys Reveal New Looks at ARROW, REVOLUTION and 666 PARK AVENUE

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In keeping with the recent tradition of providing specially made hotel keycards to Comic-Con goers (I got Supernatural last year), Warner Bros. has unveiled their keycards for this year and they actually give us a few new looks at art for some anticipated new series.  The cards provide new art for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, the new series Revolution executive produced by J.J. Abrams, and the new mystery show 666 Park Avenue starring a very creepy Terry O’Quinn.

The Arrow image is a variation of what we’ve seen before, but the ominous 666 Park Avenue card hints at something sinister in the new drama series and the card for Revolution is a nice play on the show’s plot which takes place in a future where all energy sources have been wiped out.  Hit the jump to take a look at the keycards and read the full press release, and click here to take a look at the TV panel lineup announced for Comic-Con 2012 thus far.

Comic-Con 2012 TV Panel Round-Up: GLEE, FRINGE, ARROW, FAMILY GUY, SONS OF ANARCHY and More

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With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, word is starting to leak out about what movies and TV shows will/won’t be making an appearance.  We have a good idea of the film panel slate in Hall H, and now official word regarding TV panels is trickling down.  As a quick reference guide, we’ve rounded up the TV panels that have been confirmed thus far in one easy article.  Briefly:

  • Thursday – MAD, Nikita
  • Friday – The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Bones, Childrens Hospital, Cult, 666 Park Avenue, Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers, The Venture Bros, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Black Dynamite
  • Saturday – Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Person of Interest, Futurama, The Following
  • Sunday – Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, DC Nation, The Cleveland Show

Hit the jump for more details, including which actors will be in attendance and where the panels will take place.  Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 11 – July 15.

Comic-Con 2012: ARROW, SUPERNATURAL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and More TV Panels Announced; FRINGE and THE BIG BANG THEORY Head to Hall H

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With the summer movie season in full-swing, it’s time to start looking towards this year’s Comic-Con.  We’ve still got a little over a month to go before Geek Fest 2012, but Warner Bros. Television has gotten a head start on the festivities and announced their slate of TV panels.  Appearances have been announced for Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, and new series like Arrow, The Following666 Park Avenue, Revolution, and Cult.  Furthermore, panels for Supernatural, Fringe and The Big Bang Theory will be taking place in the coveted Hall H this year.  Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory‘s Hall H panel takes place on Friday when TV has been previously held exclusively on Sunday in Hall H.

Fans will also get a chance to screen the pilot for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, executive producer J.J. Abrams Revolution, and more.  Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule, which includes confirmed talent appearances for some of the panels as well as times and locations.  Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 11 – July 15 in San Diego.

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