Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Tick Up; MINDY PROJECT Earns Season Low

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

  • ABC’s Thor: The Dark World “tie-in” episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ticked up one tenth from last week’s series low to a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.85 million viewers.  Read Evan’s full recap here.
  • The swell new Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine also ticked up, earning a 1.5 rating and 3.36 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Mindy Project garnered a season low 1.2 rating and 2.41 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 1.4 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 19th, including Person of Interest, New Girl, The Goldbergs, Chicago Fire, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to Series Low, THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE Rise

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

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped yet again (surprise, surprise), notching a series low 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 6.63 million viewers.
  • On the flipside, new comedy series The Goldbergs rose 13% from last week’s series low 1.5 rating to a 1.7 rating and 5.18 million viewers.
  • Also up was ABC’s other positively reviewed new comedy series Trophy Wife, which earned a 1.2 rating and 3.81 million viewers for a rise of 9% over last week’s 1.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 12th, including New Girl, Person of Interest, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural, Chicago Fire, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE Hold Despite Lack of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lead-In; PERSON OF INTEREST Hits Series Low

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Though last night lacked a new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC’s two Tuesday night comedies held steady despite the absence of the buzzworthy lead-in.  The Goldbergs hit a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.37 million viewers, which is even in the demo and up a few viewers from last week.  Trophy Wife, meanwhile, was up 17% over last week’s 1.2 rating with a 1.4 rating and 4.28 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, NCIS matched last week’s 3.0 rating and hit 18.98 million viewers, NCIS: Los Angeles was up 4% with a 2.6 rating and 14.76 million viewers, and Person of Interest earned a series low 1.8 rating and 11.9 million viewers for a drop of 18% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Finally, The CW’s The Originals was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.02 million viewers, while Supernatural was also even with a 1.1 rating and 2.16 million viewers.

Amy Acker Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Blu-ray/DVD, Working with Joss Whedon Since ANGEL, and PERSON OF INTEREST

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When filmmaker Joss Whedon decided to take on Shakespeare for Much Ado About Nothing, now out on Blu-ray/DVD, the result was a contemporary and charming spin that was shot in just 12 days, in and around his house.  The story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) is a series of comic and tragic events that offer a dark, sexy and, at times, absurd view of the game of love.  The film also stars Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Reed Diamond, Tom Lenk and Jillian Morgese.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, to promote the film’s release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital, actress Amy Acker talked about how surprised and excited she was about the reaction to the film, how nervous she was about her first meeting with Joss Whedon, back when she auditioned for Angel, that he still has the same approach to storytelling that he’s always had, and what it’s like to be a part of the Joss Whedon family.  She also talked about her work on the CBS drama series Person of Interest (in which she plays the unpredictable Root), how show creator Jonathan Nolan runs a similar creative environment to Joss Whedon, and the possibilities of what’s to come for her character.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Dips, NCIS Rebounds, and NEW GIRL Plummets

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

  • A vastly improved episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.68 million viewers, dropping 7% from last week’s 2.9 rating and dropping to second place amongst scripted programming for the night.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • On the flipside, CBS’ NCIS rebounded to a 3.0 rating and 18.43 million viewers for a rise of 7% over last week’s 2.8 rating, making it the highest-rated scripted program of the night in the coveted 18-49 demo.
  • Over on Fox, New Girl slipped again to a 1.8 rating and 3.48 million viewers, dropping 14% from last week’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 15th, including Dads, The Mindy Project, Person of Interest, The Goldbergs, and more.

Executive Producers Jonah Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3, the End of the Series, Real-Life Parallels, Future Storylines, and More

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With Person of Interest season three now airing Tuesday night’s on CBS, last week I got to participate in a group interview with executive producers Jonah Nolanand Greg Plageman on the Warner Bros. lot here in Los Angeles.  During the wide ranging interview, they talked about what’s coming up on the show, the real-life parallels to government surveillance, how they know what the last scene of the series is going to be (including the last song), their thoughts on a Person of Interest spinoff series, exploring the ramifications of living in a surveillance state, the serialized structure of the show, and so much more it’s impossible to list it in an intro.

Hit the jump for what they had to say.  I’ve also included a list of 17 things I learned during the interview.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SUPERNATURAL Returns Strong, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Takes Another Dive, and NEW GIRL Rises

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

  • The season premiere of The CW’s Supernatural earned a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.5 million viewers, marking a rise from last season’s 0.8 premiere rating.  The episode was the show’s most-watched season premiere since 2010.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t evened out just yet, as last night’s episode dropped half a ratings point from last week’s 3.3 rating to a 2.8 rating and scored 7.79 million viewers.  Read Evan’s full recap here.
  • Finally some good news for Fox’s New Girl, as last night’s episode hit a 2.1 rating and 4 million viewers for a rise of two tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 8th, including The Mindy Project, NCIS, Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Person of Interest, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Tumbles, Fox Comedies Drop, CHICAGO FIRE Rises

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

  • After last week’s record-breaking debut, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lost a third of its audience and dropped a whopping 34% to a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.4 million viewers.  That’s a steep decline in viewership from last week’s 4.7 rating, but not altogether surprising given the lukewarm overall reception to the pilot.  Read Evan’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Fox’s comedies took yet another dive, as the new series Brooklyn Nine-Nine hit a 1.4 rating and 3.42 million viewers for a 22% drop and New Girl garnered a 1.9 rating and 3.89 million viewers for a 10% drop.
  • Over at NBC, Chicago Fire scored an impressive 2.8 rating in the demo and 9 million viewers for a rise of 4% over last week’s 2.7 season premiere rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 1st, including NCIS, The Mindy Project, Person of Interest, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Marks Best Drama Debut in 4 Years; Fox Comedies Plummet, PERSON OF INTEREST Falters

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

  • ABC’s series premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulled in a massive 4.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, making it the best drama series premiere on all of TV since 2009’s V.  The pilot drew a strong 11.9 million total viewers, which falls just short of The Blacklist’s 12.6 million on Monday.
  • Opposite S.H.I.E.L.D., Fox’s comedy slate plunged pretty hard, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine plummetting 30% from last week’s 2.6 rating to a 1.8 in the demo and New Girl dropping 28% from last week’s 2.9 rating to a 2.1 rating.
  • On the flipside, ABC’s comedy lineup benefited from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s massive take with new series The Goldbergs hitting a 3.2 rating and 9.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, September 24th, including Dads, The Mindy Project, NCIS, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, and Trophy Wife.

Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and new series regular Amy Acker for Person of Interest season three.   Chapman talked about Fusco’s role in the show and where he was at the end of season two, Shahi talked about what it’s like to do stunt scenes and a possible all ladies team up episode, and Acker discussed Root’s expanded role, and so much more.  Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Person of Interest executive producer/creator Jonathan Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman.  Nolan and Plageman talked about what the real life implications of Prism means for the role of The Machine, how The Machine functions as a benevolent AI, the relationship between Finch and The Machine, Reese and Finch’s friendship, and what possibly guest starts might be returning in season three.   Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3 at Comic-Con

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Shortly after their panel at Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel (who joined the interview in progress) for Person of Interest.  They talked about what’s coming up in season 3, revealing more of their back-stories, the relationship between Harold Finch and John Reese, the similarities between Root (Amy Acker) and Finch, Finch’s worries about the machine and what it might do, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Comic-Con: PERSON OF INTEREST Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Discuss the NSA Prism Effect and Announce Amy Acker as Series Regular

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Having just started production on their third season this last week, the producers and cast of Warner Bros’ Person of Interest took the time out of what is sure to be an action-packed season to present a panel at this year’s Comic Con.  The series is one of TV’s most watched dramas, but in light of the recent leak about the NSA project Prism, the title sequence’s opening line “You are being watched,” might have a completely new meaning this season.

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman were joined by stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and, along with the announcement that she is now also a series regular, Amy Acker.  During the panel they discussed how the leak of NSA’s Prism might affect the show, what it’s how the character’s motivations have changed since the first season, and what the future might have in store for The Machine.  Read more after the jump.

17 Warner Bros. Shows Headed to Comic-Con Including THE BIG BANG THEORY, REVOLUTION, ALMOST HUMAN, BEWARE THE BATMAN, and More

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Warner Bros. is bringing their usual onslaught of TV shows to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  There are the usual suspects The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries, the expected second-year returning programs such as The Following, Arrow, and Revolution, and a bevy of newcomers including Beware the Batman, The Tomorrow People, and Almost Human.  The press release doesn’t say where the programs will land, but my guess is that most will end up in Ballroom 20 (the second largest hall at the San Diego Convention Center) except for The Big Bang Theory, which played in Hall H last year, and the Sunday programming, which is always in Hall H because Ballroom 20 is closed.

Hit the jump for the line-up and more.  The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18 -21st.

Carrie Preston Talks TRUE BLOOD Season 6, Working with a New Showrunner, Juggling Three TV Shows at Once, PERSON OF INTEREST, and More

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Carrie Preston is certainly on a hot streak with her career.  With memorable and much loved roles on True Blood, as sassy waitress Arlene Fowler, The Good Wife, as the quirky Elsbeth Tascioni, and Person of Interest, as Finch’s love, she’s proven to be as gifted at humor as she is drama.  And when you add in her feature film work and the projects she’s working to produce and direct, it doesn’t seem as though she’ll be slowing down, anytime soon.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Carrie Preston spoke about what a treat it’s been for her to create such different characters on three shows at once, what it’s been like to be a part of True Blood, how refreshing it’s been to shake things up with a new showrunner, whether Arlene might ever catch a break in Bon Temps, how surprised she was at how well-received her character on The Good Wife has been, that she’d love to continue to work on that show, what it’s been like to work with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on Person of Interest, and when she might direct next.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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