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.
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.
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’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.
Tuesday night’s comedies took another hit this week in the ratings. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s premiere, earning a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo for a solid hold.
- Elsewhere on Fox the results weren’t quite as promising, as both The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate were down from their series premieres last week with a 1.9 rating and a 1.6, respectively.
- NBC didn’t fare much better, as The New Normal and Go On were also down with a 1.7 and a 2.2 rating in the demo, respectively. Nevertheless, both series were picked up for full season orders yesterday.
- The second season of The CW’s Hart of Dixie came back strong, earning a 0.7 rating in the demo which is up from the 0.6 rating for the season one finale.
Hit the jump for all the ratings results from Tuesday, October 2nd, including Raising Hope, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.
The Fall 2012 TV season began in earnest this week, with most shows having their series/season premieres. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- CBS’ Sherlock Holmes update Elementary debuted strong with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for 13.41 million viewers.
- Also at CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored its highest rated season premiere ever with a 5.0 rating and a solid 15.66 million viewers.
- Things weren’t all rosy at The Eye, however, as Hawaii Five-0 was way down with a 1.8 rating. That’s a significant drop from last year’s season premiere rating of 3.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo.
- NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution saw an unsurprising drop in viewers from last week’s season premiere, though the 3.4 rating with 9.21 million viewers shows a healthy hold from last week’s 4.1 rating.
- Unfortunately, ABC’s excellent pilot for Last Resort debuted to a slightly disappointing 2.2 rating with 9.31 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the TV ratings for the week of September 23 – 29, including New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Grimm, Fringe, South Park, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, and much more.
At long last, Collider is finally starting up a weekly TV ratings feature. Each week we’ll be posting a rundown of how your favorite shows are doing on both cable and network television. Things are a bit light this week since the Fall 2012 TV season is still getting started, but here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The new J.J. Abrams-produced genre series Revolution launched to 11.7 million viewers, making it the highest rated network drama debut since ABC’s V back in 2009.
- HBO’s Boardwalk Empire started its third season with 2.9 million viewers, on par with the season two premiere.
- Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy’s new sitcom The New Normal was down 12% from last week with 6.2 million viewers.
- The Office kicked off its final season with its least watched series premiere in the show’s history with 4.28 million viewers.
Hit the jump to check out the ratings for the week of September 16 – 21st, and be sure to leave your feedback in the comments concerning our latest feature.
The romantic car chase comedy (yes, it really is!) Hit & Run, from writer/director/star Dax Shepard, tells the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who decides to leave the witness protection program to ensure that his fiancée, Annie Bean (played by real-life fiancée Kristen Bell), can accept a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Los Angeles. But, their road trip grows increasingly complicated when they are chased by the gangster friends (led by Bradley Cooper) that Charlie was trying to leave behind.
At the film’s press day, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how the movie came about, when they realized that it was actually a romantic car chase movie, translating their love for each other to the big screen, and how sincere the characters are no matter how outrageous the situations. Shepard also talked about his next directorial effort, Send Lawyers, Guns and Money, which he hopes to shoot next year, and what fans can expect from the upcoming season of his hit NBC drama series Parenthood, while Bell talked about what a dream come true it is to do the voice work and original songs for the Disney animated feature Frozen, as well as how excited she is to return to her Showtime comedy series House of Lies. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Currently the hilarious workplace comedy Workaholics on Comedy Central is in the middle of their third season, and this season’s guest stars have been pretty interesting with Rumer Willis and the band The Black Keys showing up (not to mention what might be the cameo of the year from All That cast member Lori Beth Denberg). Now another familiar face to TV is heading to the series as EW reports Tim Heidecker, fresh off Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, has landed a guest spot. So who will he play?
The role sounds about as outrageous as you would expect with Heidecker playing the leader of a group called The Lord’s Force, which series creator, writer and star Adam DeVine describes as “a religious group of weight lifters that use the power of the Lord to break baseball bats over their knees.” Apparently Adam, Ders and Blake welcome some of these guys into their casa and that’s when the fun begins. The episode airs July 10th, so don’t miss it. For news on Ray Romano snagging a few episodes of the fourth season of Parenthood, hit the jump.
The upfronts are upon us! Yes, it’s that time of year again. All the networks will be unveiling their fall 2012 schedules throughout this week, announcing time slot shifts for seasoned shows and debuts for the pilots that made the cut to full-series. Today NBC announced their line-up with a pretty disparaging shake-up to the old schedule: Community has been moved from its prime Thursday night slot to Friday (aka where your favorite shows go to die). The fan-favorite series wasn’t guaranteed a fourth season pick-up, but the TV gods were merciful as the show was recently given a renewal for a 13-episode fourth season. However, the Friday slot isn’t exactly great news. The show’s young and vocal fanbase has kept the series alive, but I wonder how many will actually choose to stay in on Friday nights to watch the show live.
There is hope, as previous ratings-challenged yet critically loved series like Friday Night Lights and Fringe managed to squeak by on Friday. That said, with a short episode order and the new Friday timeslot I’m getting the feeling that NBC doesn’t have much faith in the show’s future post-season four. I guess we should be thankful that it’s even coming back at all. Nevertheless, the network has a slew of new series (some promising) that they hope will catch on. After the jump you’ll find descriptions and clips of all of NBC’s new series, so take a look at plot out your new fall 2012 TV schedule accordingly.
Two on-the-bubble NBC shows have officially been given the order for new seasons. The critical favorite yet ratings challenged drama Parenthood has been renewed for a 15-episode fourth season (per TV Line). Showrunner Jason Katims is no stranger to ratings issues despite favorable reviews, as he led the stellar Friday Night Lights through five seasons of “will it be renewed?” drama. I’m a fan of the ensemble and tone of Parenthood, but Katims will most likely have his hands full next season as his medical pilot County is said to be close to a pick up. That show will star Jason Ritter, who led the doomed The Event and has been a frequent guest star on Parenthood.
Hit the jump for news regarding renewals for The Office and a final season for 30 Rock, as well as speculation about the fate of Community and Parks and Recreation. [Update: The Office hasn't officially been renewed yet, but with deals almost done for the main cast members a renewal is expected]
NBC has officially announced their schedule for 2011-2012. The network ordered six new dramas (The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, Grimm, The Firm, Smash, Awake) and six new sitcoms (Up All Night, Free Agents, Whitney, Best Friends Forever, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, Bent).
The network is programming Fridays fairly aggressively. Chuck will air its fifth and final 13-episode season on Fridays, paired with the new fairy tale drama Grimm and Friday staple Dateline NBC. NBC will hold 30 Rock for midseason to accommodate star/creator Tina Fey’s pregnancy. The Thursday night sitcom block will be cut back to two hours with Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Whitney leading into the Maria Bello-led Prime Suspect remake.
Click through to the links to watch preview clips for the new dramas and the new comedies. Hit the jump to check out the new schedule.
NBC joined Fox in the early pickup/renewal game last night with series orders for Whitney, Up All Night, Smash, and Prime Suspect. So far, the news continues accentuate the positive — only renewals and more pilot pickups, no cancellations. The most confident reports indicate NBC will renew Parenthood for a full third season order.
More circumstantial reports update on the fates of Chuck and Harry’s Law. This makes the fourth May in a row where Chuck has lived on the bubble, and somehow a fifth season is very much in the works. The deal isn’t official, but all signs suggest Chuck will continue to brighten the airwaves through 2012 with a 13-episode order. Meanwhile, NBC is expected to renew Harry’s Law for a second season. This will give creator David E. Kelly something to do next year, since NBC has reportedly passed on his Wonder Woman pilot.
Details on series orders for The Playboy Club, Awake, and Grimm.
Parenthood is a one-hour drama that is a re-imagined and updated version of the box-office hit of the same name. Returning for its second season on NBC on September 14th, the very large, very colorful and beautifully imperfect Braverman family will continue to explore all the ups and downs of life, at all ages.
While at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, actress Mae Whitman talked about what it’s like to work with this amazing ensemble of actors, how true to life the show and the relationships on it are, and what she likes about her not-always-likeable character. She also expressed her excitement for her role in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the opportunity to work with director Edgar Wright, whom she was such a fan of. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
NBC has announced their premiere date schedule for fall 2010, kicking things off with television’s most-watched sport (football!) and games on the 9th and 12th. Everything else drops the week of September 20-24.
Hit the jump to see the full release schedule for old favorites (Chuck, Parenthood, Community, The Office, 30 Rock), potential adoptees (The Event, Chase, Undercovers), and more.