Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Rises, REVOLUTION Hits Another Series Low, and TOY STORY OF TERROR! Premieres Strong

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

  • The CW’s Arrow saw a significant rise in viewership for its second episode of the season, earning a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.02 million viewers.  That’s up 22% from last week’s 0.9 rating.  Read Dave’s recap here.
  • NBC’s Revolution struggled yet again, scoring a new series low 1.4 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s 1.5 rating.  Odds are not looking great for a third season.
  • Pixar’s half-hour Halloween special Toy Story of Terror! garnered a strong 3.0 rating and 10.29 million viewers, ensuring the short will be a staple of ABC’s lineup for plenty of Halloweens to come.  Read Matt’s review here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 16th, including CSI, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Returns Down, REVOLUTION Hits a New Series Low; AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Has Highest AHS Debut Ever

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

  • The second season premiere of Arrow scored a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.68 million viewers, down four tenths from last year’s 1.3 series premiere rating.  However, it was even with last year’s season finale numbers.
  • NBC’s Revolution was down yet again, scoring a new series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.37 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last week’s series low, and continues the drama series’ struggle in its second season.
  • FX’s premiere of American Horror Story: Coven raked in a whopping 5.54 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, making it the highest rated premiere in the show’s history.  Read Dave’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 9th, including The Tomorrow People, Modern Family, Nashville, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: SUPER FUN NIGHT Debut Solid, IRONSIDE Soft; REVOLUTION Falls to Series Low

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

  • Rebel Wilson’s new ABC comedy Super Fun Night debuted to a swell 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.2 million viewers, matching The Neighbors’ performance in the same timeslot last year.
  • The NBC debut of the new drama series Ironside scored a 1.4 rating and 6.81 million viewers for an underwhelming premiere.  That’s down considerably from the series premiere of Chicago Fire last year, which hit a 1.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Revolution—which was last year’s most successful new series—took yet another nosedive, notching a series low 1.5 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down 26% from last week’s already disappointing season premiere rating of 2.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 2nd, including CSI, Nashville, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION Premiere Way Down, MODERN FAMILY Dips; LAW & ORDER: SVU Soars

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

  • The NBC drama Revolution notched a series low in its season two premiere, hitting a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.8 million viewers in its new timeslot.  That’s a steep drop from last year’s series premiere 4.1 rating, and down two tenths from the season one finale’s 2.0 rating.
  • Modern Family was also down in its return, as its one-hour premiere episode garnered a 4.1 rating and 11.45 million viewers for a drop of 25% from last year’s 5.5 premiere rating.  Nevertheless, it still stood as Wednesday’s highest-rated and most-watched program.
  • On the flipside, the stakes-raising premiere of Law & Order: SVU scored a 2.7 rating and 9.5 million viewers, rising 30% from last year’s 2.1 premiere rating and marking the show’s best performance since 2011.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, September 25th, including Nashville, Criminal Minds, The Middle, and more.

NBC Executives Robert Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke Talk Hilary Clinton and ROSEMARY’S BABY Miniseries, HANNIBAL, GRIMM, DRACULA, 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 talked about their upcoming line-up of mini-series – AD: After the Bible, the story of Cleopatra, the life of Hillary Clinton (played by Diane Lane), an updated remake of Rosemary’s Baby, and a new version of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – the motivations behind moving the production for Revolution from North Carolina to Texas, recognizing that Hannibal really pushes the envelope, why they chose to move Grimm back to Fridays, and just how graphic Dracula will get. Check out what they had to say after the jump.


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While walking around the Gaslamp district outside Comic-Con this morning, I snapped a ton of pictures of the various movies and TV shows advertising on the sides of buildings and on the street.  While these images barely scratch the surface of what’s about to be unleashed when the Comic-Con doors open at 5pm, for now you can check out some posters for Breaking Bad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Smurfs 2, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and NBC shows like Revolution and Dracula.  Look for a lot more Comic-Con images later today.

Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2013 Bags/Capes Unveiled; Includes GODZILLA, SUPERNATURAL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and More

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Everyone at Comic-Con gets a swag bag, and it’s ridiculously big.  It’s one of the most visible and ubiquitous objects at the Con, and Warner Bros. has wisely taken ownership of it for years.  The bags are always plastered with advertising for the studio’s TV series and upcoming movies, and this year is no different.  The studio has announced that this year’s bags will feature the shows Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Following, Revolution, Supernatural, the Vampire Diaries, Teen Titans Go!, and the classic Batman TV series.  On the movie side, attendees can wear advertising for Godzilla, The LEGO Movie, and 300: Rise of an Empire.  Furthermore, the bags have detachable capes, a feature I can only respond to with this.

Hit the jump to check out images of the TV series bags/capes.  Please note that the bags can be cumbersome, but they also make for good seating on the grass next to Hall H.  The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18 – 21st.

THE AVENGERS and BREAKING BAD Lead 39th Annual Saturn Awards

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For those who are upset that genre films are never recognized at the Oscars beyond sound and VFX categories, the Saturn Awards are for you.  The Saturns recognize accomplishment in sci-fi, fantasy, action, and horror for movies and TV shows that rarely receive any consideration from the Oscars and Emmys, although there is some crossover.  For example, among the TV nominees, Breaking Bad led with “Best Presentation on Television”, Best Actor for Bryan Cranston (tying with Kevin Bacon for The Following), and Best Supporting Actor for Jonathan Banks.  Over on the movie side, The Avengers netted four wins including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director (Joss Whedon), Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), and Best Visual Effects.  Among the other genre categories, Life of Pi won Best Fantasy Film, The Cabin in the Woods took home Best Horror/Thriller, and Skyfall earned Best Action/Adventure film.  Like any awards presentation, there’s bound to be debate about the winners, but it’s great that at least one long-running awards ceremony recognized Jonathan Banks and Clark Gregg.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of winners.  In the days ahead, we’ll have plenty of interviews with actors and filmmakers who attended the event.

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.

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.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Sees Big Rise, REVOLUTION Drops, CASTLE Ticks Up

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a look at the original scripted programming for the night:

  • The mother of all reveals occurred on last night’s season finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, and the episode notched a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.37 million viewers.  That’s up nearly a full ratings point from last week’s season low 2.6 rating.
  • Elsewhere at CBS, 2 Broke Girls hit a 2.9 rating and 8.93 million viewers for a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating, Mike & Molly scored a 2.4 rating and 8.32 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 2.3 rating, and Hawaii Five-0 was down a tenth from last week with a 1.8 rating and 7.68 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Revolution dropped a tenth from last week’s 2.0 rating to a 1.9 rating and garnered 5.72 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle notched a 2.2 rating and 11.26 million viewers, which is up two tenths from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Finally, the series finale of The CW’s 90210 was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 620,000 viewers.

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.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Hits Season Low; REVOLUTION Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a look at the night’s original scripted programming:

  • NBC’s Revolution was up three tenths from last week’s series low 1.8 rating, scoring a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and notching 6.35 million total viewers.
  • CBS stalwart How I Met Your Mother, on the other hand, garnered a season low with a 2.6 rating and 6.94 million viewers.  That’s a drop of one tenth from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • As for the other CBS sitcoms, Rules of Engagement was even with last week’s 2.1 rating and hit 6.65 million viewers, 2 Broke Girls was flat with last week’s 2.6 rating and scored 7.88 million viewers, and Mike & Molly notched a 2.2 rating and 7.09 million viewers, down two tenths from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • The CBS drama series Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.9 rating and 7.82 million viewers, rising two tenths from last week’s series low 1.7 rating.
  • Finally, ABC’s Castle notched a 1.9 rating for a series low and 10.82 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last week’s 2.0 rating, which was also a series low.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING and BONES Finales Up, REVOLUTION Ties Series Low

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

  • The season finale of Fox’s The Following (which was quite meta in its predictability) hit a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.77 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from last week’s 2.4 rating.  The show has already been renewed for a second season.
  • Also having its season finale on Fox was Bones, which scored a 2.1 rating and 7.11 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 2.0 rating and 11% from last year’s season finale rating of 1.9.
  • NBC’s Revolution, however, tied its series low with a 2.0 rating and 5.81 million viewers.  That’s even with last week’s performance.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, April 29th, including Castle, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, and more.


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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.

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