Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Returns to Premiere Low; THE BIG BANG THEORY Rises

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

  • NBC’s Community returned for its fifth season (with Dan Harmon back as showrunner to boot) to a premiere low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.03 million viewers.  That’s down six tenths from last year’s 1.9 debut for the lackluster fourth season, but it wouldn’t be Community without low-yet-manageable ratings.  Though the 1.3 is indeed a disappointing rating, it speaks to NBC’s troubled comedy lineup that this number is enough to keep Community afloat for now.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory returned to a whopping 5.3 rating and 18.93 million viewers, easily destroying everything else in both demo ratings and total viewership.  That’s up two tenths from its last original episode’s 5.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings rundown for Thursday, January 2nd, including Elementary, Parenthood, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: BIG BANG THEORY Earns Season Low; SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Marks NBC’s Best Thursday in 4 Years

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

  • NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! scored a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 18.5 million viewers, marking the network’s best Thursday performance since the ER series finale in 2009.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season low 4.6 rating and 15.26 million viewers, dropping a whopping seven tenths from its last original episode’s 5.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, December 5th, including Glee, Scandal, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: NBC Comedies Hit Series Lows; ELEMENTARY Rises

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

  • NBC’s comedy lineup sunk to lows across the board, with a double-dose of Parks and Recreation dropping to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.69 million viewers, Sean Saves the World hitting a 0.9 rating and 2.97 million viewers, and The Michael J Fox Show sinking to a 0.9 rating and 2.8 million viewers.
  • On the flipside, the CBS drama series Elementary rose two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating to a 1.8 rating and 9.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 21st, including Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Parenthood, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Returns Down, BIG BANG THEORY Rises; ONCE and GREY’S Hit Series Lows

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

  • A double-dose of Parks and Recreation—which had been preempted by NBC in order to juice ratings for its new comedies—returned to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.37 million viewers, which is down 8% from its most recent episode’s 1.3 rating and ties the show’s series low.
  • Alternatively, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory crushed every other program of the night with a 5.1 rating and 17.98 million viewers, rising 4% over last week’s 4.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland matched last week’s series low 0.9 rating and scored 3.71 million viewers, while Grey’s Anatomy also tied its series low with a 2.6 rating and 8.4 million viewers, down 4% from last week’s 2.7 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 14th, including The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Elementary, Parenthood, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY and GREY’S ANATOMY Rise; BIG BANG THEORY and SCANDAL Hit Season Lows

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, reflecting some stiff drops in viewership opposite Game 2 of the World Series.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • CBS’ Elementary finally saw a rise in viewership last night, scoring a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.59 million viewers.  That’s up three tenths over last week’s series low 1.5 rating.
  • Over on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy also ticked up with a 2.8 rating and 8.53 million viewers, which is up one tenth from last week’s 2.7 rating.  If you’re looking to catch up on the long-running soap, Comcast VOD is currently the exclusive home of all previous episodes of Grey’s.
  • The comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory garnered a season low 4.9 rating and 16.47 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 5.2 rating.  Nevertheless, it still managed to stand head and shoulders above everything else on TV last night.
  • Also down was ABC’s much buzzed-about Scandal, which hit a season low 3.0 rating and 8.65 million viewers for a drop of three tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 24th, including Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and VAMPIRE DIARIES Rise, WONDERLAND Sinks, and ELEMENTARY Hits Low

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

  • Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation—featuring a swell guest turn by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany—marked a rise for the critical favorite comedy, scoring a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.25 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was also up, earning an impressive 1.3 rating and 2.84 million viewers, which is up 30% from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • ABC’s spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, on the other hand, plummeted 29% from last week’s 1.7 rating to a 1.2 rating and 4.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ better-than-you-think drama series Elementary notched a new series low 1.6 rating and 8.41 million viewers, which is down 16% from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 17th, including Parenthood, Reign, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

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.

New to Blu-ray: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, HOMELAND Season 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH The Complete Collection, and More

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Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

2013 Emmy Nominations Announced; HOUSE OF CARDS Makes History with 9 Nominations; AMERICAN HORROR STORY and GAME OF THRONES Lead

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The 65th Emmy Awards Nominations have been announced, and Netflix’s House of Cards has made history.  The original series marks the first TV show released exclusively online to land top honors, as the David Fincher-produced series nabbed 9 nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Actress (Robin Wright), and Best Director for Fincher—actor Cory Stoll’s excellent work, though, was not recognized.  American Horror Story once again nabbed the most nominations with 17, though the only major nods were for Best Miniseries and Lead Actress in a Miniseries for Jessica Lange.  Game of Thrones followed with 16 nods overall.

House of Cards appears to have knocked Boardwalk Empire out of the Best Drama Series category, as the latter failed to secure a nod.  FX’s The Americans was surprisingly absent as well, and other surprises include New Girl being completely shut out, Mad Men failing to land any writing or directing nominations, Vera Farmiga getting a Best Actress nomination for Bates Motel, and Elizabeth Moss being double nominated for Mad Men and Top of the Lake.  Hit the jump for the list of major nominations.

Zachary Quinto Says Next STAR TREK Sequel is Filming in 2014; Wants to Appear on THE BIG BANG THEORY

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For fans of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek adaptations, I bring good news: Zachary Quinto thinks the next Star Trek sequel will begin filming next year.  On the heels of Into Darkness’s success in grossing $444 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures is looking to begin production on Star Trek 3 sooner rather than later.  Apparently, Abrams is also looking to direct the sequel, although, this raises many questions given his current schedule shooting Star Wars Episode VII. Hit the jump for more details, folks.

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.

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.

GAME OF THRONES, THE AMERICANS, and NEW GIRL Score Critics Choice TV Awards Nominations; MAD MEN and MODERN FAMILY Shunned

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Nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards have been announced, and along with plenty of welcome surprises there are a couple of snubs that are likely to have people talking.  Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights:

  • Best Drama Series nominees include Game of Thrones, Homeland, Breaking Bad, and FX’s excellent new series The Americans.  Conspicuously absent is Mad Men, which only scored one nomination overall for Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress.
  • Best Comedy Series nominees include Louie, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and Veep, with Emmy favorite Modern Family failing to land a nomination along with last year’s winner Community.  Instead, ABC sitcom The Middle made the cut.
  • Netflix’s House of Cards scored two nominations for Best Actor (Kevin Spacey) and a very deserved Best Supporting Actor nod for Corey Stoll.
  • David Lynch landed a Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series nom for his excellent work in Louie, and Happy Endings alums Casey Wilson and Adam Pally were recognized in the supporting categories.
  • The love it/loathe it HBO comedy Girls didn’t get a Best Comedy Series nod, but received acting nominations for Lena Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, and Patrick Wilson.
  • FX’s American Horror Story and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scored the most nominations with six each, topping all other programs.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees, and sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the lineup.  The awards will be handed out on June 10th.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE OFFICE Up in Series Finale, BIG BANG THEORY Tops Night, ELEMENTARY Up

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, and it’s season finales galore.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The emotional series finale of The Office scored a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.7 million viewers, which is up from last week’s 2.3 rating and marks the highest-rated episode of the show since January of 2012.
  • The season finale of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, however, topped the night with a 4.4 rating and 14.78 million viewers.  That’s down half a ratings point from last week’s 4.9 rating but even with last year’s finale rating of 4.4.  The episode was the most watched program of the night, besting even the season finale of American Idol.
  • Another season finale on CBS, that of Elementary, was up a tenth from last week’s series low with a 2.0 rating and 8.93 million viewers for the two-hour episode.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 16th, including Hannibal, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and more.

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