Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Soars to Series High in Premiere; GLEE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Slide

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

  • The third season premiere of ABC’s Scandal notched a very impressive 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.5 million viewers, scoring all-time highs in both categories and soaring a massive 71% from last year’s season opener.
  • Fox’s Glee was down yet again, hitting a 1.6 rating and 4.5 million viewers for a drop of 20% from last week’s season premiere.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries returned to a 1.2 rating and 2.6 million viewers, which is down a hefty 25% from last year’s season premiere.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 3rd, including The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, Elementary, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE CRAZY ONES Bests MICHAEL J FOX, PARKS AND RECREATION Down, BIG BANG THEORY Huge, PARENTHOOD Drops

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

  • CBS’ new Robin Williams comedy series The Crazy Ones premiered big with a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 15.6 million viewers, topping NBC’s premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show.
  • The absolutely fantastic London-set hourlong premiere of Parks and Recreation was sadly down quite a bit from last year’s 1.7 premiere rating, hitting a 1.3 rating and 3.3 million viewers.
  • Also down was NBC’s Parenthood season premiere, which scored a 1.6 rating and 5.2 million viewers in its new timeslot.  That’s a drop of 16% from last year’s premiere rating of 1.9.
  • Unsurprisingly, The Big Bang Theory notched a massive 5.6 rating and 18.9 million viewers.  That’s up considerably from last year’s already-big 5.0 premiere rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, September 26th, including The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; PARKS AND RECREATION Gets Hourlong London-Set Opener

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NBC has announced premiere dates for its fall programming, which will kick off on September 23rd.  Briefly:

  • The James Spader-led new crime drama series The Blacklist will premiere on Monday, September 23rd at 10pm, followed by the two-hour season premiere of The Voice.
  • The second season of Chicago Fire kicks off on Tuesday, September 24th at 10pm.
  • Revolution’s second season begins on Wednesday, September 25th in its new timeslot of 8pm.
  • The sixth season of the brilliant comedy series Parks and Recreation will kick off with a special hourlong episode on Thursday, September 26th at 8pm that takes place in London, followed by back-to-back episodes of the new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show at 9pm.
  • The swell tear-inducing drama Parenthood begins its fifth season on Thursday, September 26th in its new 10pm timeslot (aka the “death knell” timeslot).
  • Just in time for Halloween, the third season of Grimm begins on Friday, October 25th at 9pm, followed by the premiere of the new limited series Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers at 10pm.
  • As previously reported, the Dan Harmon-led fifth season of Community will premiere midseason along with season two of Hannibal.

Hit the jump to read the full fall lineup, click here to watch trailers for the network’s new series, and click here to check out the full 2013-14 schedule.

NBC Unveils 2013-14 Schedule; Revamps Thursday Nights, Moves REVOLUTION to Wednesdays, Delays COMMUNITY Return

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NBC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season, and as expected Thursday has been entirely retooled.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Thursday nights will kick off with Parks and Recreation, followed by new comedies Welcome to The Family, Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J. Fox show.  Parenthood will air in the slightly jinxed 10pm slot.
  • The drama series Revolution has been moved to Wednesday nights at 8pm, Chicago Fire will now air Tuesday at 10pm, and Grimm has been moved back to Friday nights at 9pm.
  • The limited series Dracula will air on Friday nights in the fall, and will be replaced by the pirate drama Crossbones in midseason.
  • The season five premiere of Community has been delayed to an unspecified date and time—surprise, surprise.
  • In order to take advantage of the Winter Olympics ratings boost, new dramas Believe, Crisis, and the aforementioned Crossbones will premiere midseason.
  • Renewal decisions have yet to be made regarding Hannibal and Celebrity Apprentice, but are expected in the next few weeks.
  • As previously reported, Go On, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Whitney, and Guys with Kids have been cancelled.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule along with the first trailer for the James Spader-led new drama series The Blacklist.  Check back here on Collider tomorrow to watch trailers for all of NBC’s new shows.

NBC Renews REVOLUTION, GRIMM, PARENTHOOD, CHICAGO FIRE, and LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

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NBC has renewed five drama series for next season, all for 22 episodes each.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Revolution – The genre-oriented drama from executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk has been one of the most successful new series on network TV this season, so a renewal seemed likely.
  • Grimm – This one flies under the radar, but Grimm is actually one of the most consistent performers on NBC.  The supernatural series will return for a third season this fall.
  • Parenthood – One of the best-reviewed dramas on television has been a bubble show essentially since its series premiere, but Jason Katims’ ensemble family drama showed much improvement ratings-wise this year.  The series will return for a fifth season this fall.
  • Chicago Fire – The procedural from Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf got off to a rough start, but quickly became one of the better-performing dramas on the network.  The series will return for a second season this fall.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The long-running spinoff series has been renewed for a 15th season despite disappointing ratings.

Hit the jump for more, including the status of NBC comedies like Parks and Recreation and Community.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Up, GO ON and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows

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

  • Fresh off series low numbers on Sunday, Happy Endings rebounded a bit to score a 1.4 rating and 3.75 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from the previous Tuesday episode’s 1.3 rating, and up 40% from Sunday’s episode.
  • NBC’s comedies, on the other hand, took a dive, as Go On hit a series low 1.5 rating and 4.25 million viewers for a 38% drop from its last new episode.
  • Also hitting a series low was The New Normal, which scored a 1.3 rating and 3.26 million viewers for a 24% drop.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 8th, including New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.

Full Lineup For PaleyFest 2013 Announced; New Invitees Include THE WALKING DEAD

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The Paley Center for Media has released the list of this year’s attendees and honorees for the the 30th annual PaleyFest.  The TV fan festival will take place at the Saban Theater at the beginning of March, and will feature newcomer The Walking Dead, which will be part of the opening night presentation.  That series will join a lineup that includes CommunityParenthoodThe Mindy ProjectArrowThe Big Bang TheoryRevolutionOnce Upon a Time and more.  American Horror Story: Asylum will close the festival on March 15th.

Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror StoryGlee and Nip/Tuck will also be honored with the first PaleyFest Icon Award for creative achievement in television.  For the complete schedule and lineup for their biggest festival yet, hit the jump.  

NBC Executives Robert Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke Talk Bryan Fuller’s HANNIBAL, Keeping Audiences Aware of REVOLUTION, SMASH Season 2, and More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for NBC, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt and President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke took some time to talk about their comedies and dramas, both with their present line-up and what’s to come. During this interview, they touched on when viewers might expect to see Hannibal (from show creator Bryan Fuller and starring Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter), how they’re going into production on Dracula (with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role) and pre-production on the Blackbeard series Crossbones (from Luther creator Neil Cross), how they approach violence in their programming, their upcoming series with Michael J. Fox, their approach to keeping people aware of Revolution, after a four-month hiatus, and how they feel about the changes to Season 2 of Smash.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Tuesday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Matches Season High, NCIS Drops, RAISING HOPE Rises

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

  • The winter finale of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood matched its season high with a 2.0 rating and 5.7 million viewers, rising 11% over last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • CBS’ NCIS took a steep drop, garnering a 2.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers.  That’s down 22% from its last new episode’s 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • Over on Fox, Raising Hope ticked up 21% over last week’s 1.4 rating, hitting a 1.7 rating and 4 million viewers total.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 11th, including New Girl, Vegas, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW Wins the Night (Obviously); HAPPY ENDINGS and DON’T TRUST THE B Up

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

  • Shocker: the CBS broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was the highest rated program of the night with a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.3 million viewers.  Nevertheless, that’s down 24% from its ratings performance last year.
  • The swell ABC comedy Happy Endings finally saw an uptick as last night’s episode hit a 1.3 rating and 3.5 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from its last new episode’s 1.1 rating.
  • Another struggling series was also up, as Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.2 rating and 3 million viewers, rising over its last new episode’s 0.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 4th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The Mindy Project, Go On, The New Normal, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: GO ON Hits 7-Week High, NCIS Sees Big Rise, VEGAS Ties Series Low

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

  • NBC’s comedy Go On was up 19% from last week’s 2.1 rating with a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo and 6.33 million viewers.
  • Also rising significantly was Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate, which netted a 1.4 rating and 2.92 million viewers for a gain of 27% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • The big winner of the night, however, was NCIS which hit a 3.5 rating and 19.57 million viewers, rising 17% over last week’s 3.0 rating.
  • Not so hot were the numbers for the new CBS drama series Vegas, which tied its series-low 1.6 rating and 9.42 million viewers for a drop of 11% from last week’s 1.8 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 27th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL, HAPPY ENDINGS, and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows, VEGAS Up

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Tuesday night’s comedy logjam continues to wreak havoc on all parties involved as last night’s ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Happy Endings hit a series low 1.2 rating and 4.87 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • The Fox comedy New Girl also hit a series low with a 2.0 rating and 4.09 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Additionally, NBC’s new comedy The New Normal garnered a series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.35 million viewers.
  • One of the only gainers of the night was the CBS drama Vegas, which notched a 1.8 rating and 10.2 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 20th, including Go On, NCIS, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE MINDY PROJECT Up, BEN AND KATE Tumbles, HAPPY ENDINGS Even

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The ratings for Tuesday’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fox’s new comedy The Mindy Project was up this week after taking a bit of a dive recently, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.23 million viewers for a rise of 13% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.
  • Things weren’t as bright for fellow new Fox comedy Ben and Kate, as this week’s ep garnered a 1.1 rating and 2.48 million viewers.  That’s down 21% from its last episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Mildly good news for Happy Endings fans, as this week’s episode was even with last week’s very low numbers with a 1.4 rating and 4.75 million viewers.  At least it didn’t drop further, eh?

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 13th, including Parenthood, New Girl, Vegas, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Premieres Down, PARENTHOOD Scores Again, BEN AND KATE Rises

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The ratings for Tuesday evening’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s ensemble comedy Happy Endings finally returned last night, and though the season premiere’s 1.9 rating and 5.9 million total viewers topped last year’s finale (1.7 rating), the numbers were way down from last season’s premiere which scored a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • The third season of NBC’s highly underrated drama Parenthood continues its impressive rise, as last night’s episode earned a 1.9 rating and 4.8 million viewers.  Though that’s down from last week’s 2.0 rating, last night’s emotional episode beat both Vegas and Private Practice in the timeslot.
  • Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate—which has been struggling a bit in the ratings race—saw a nice uptick last night as it earned a 1.4 rating and 3.05 million viewers for a rise of two tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 23rd, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B—in Apt 23, Hart of Dixie, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Way Up, GO ON Hits Three-Week High, HART OF DIXIE Stumbles

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

  • A particularly emotional episode (aren’t they all?) of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood scored the show’s best ratings in nearly a year as the Tuesday’s ep netted a 2.0 demo rating and 5 million viewers.
  • The new Matthew Perry-fronted NBC comedy Go On hit a three-week high as this week’s episode garnered a 2.8 rating and 7 million viewers.
  • Fresh off full-season pick-ups, Fox’s Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project were down a tad and even, respectively, compared to last week’s episodes.
  • The CW’s Hart of Dixie took a drop again, earning a 0.4 rating down from last week’s 0.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 9th, including New Girl, Vegas, Raising Hope, The New Normal, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, and more.

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