Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Fox’s swell animated comedy Bob’s Burgers saw a rise in viewership, notching a 1.9 rating and 4.06 million viewers. That’s up 6% from last week’s 1.8 rating in the demo.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time rebounded from last week’s series low, earning a 2.3 rating and 7.5 million viewers for an uptick of 5% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
- CBS’s The Good Wife was down, however, garnering a 1.4 rating and 8.48 million viewers for a new series-low performance. That’s a drop of 7% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, February 17th, including The Mentalist, Family Guy, Revenge, and more.
Sunday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Though last night’s broadcast of The 2013 Grammy Awards marked the return of one Justin Timberlake to the stage, the show failed to match last year’s record ratings which came on the heels of the sudden death of Whitney Houston. The ceremony notched a 10.1 rating and 28.37 million viewers—no small feat—but was down from the monster 14.1 rating from last year’s broadcast.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time returned to the airwaves to a series-low 2.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers. The show’s last original episode marked a season low rating of 2.4.
- Also down was Revenge, which notched a 1.4 rating and 5.07 million viewers for a series low performance. That’s down three tenths from its last original’s 1.7 rating
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, February 10th, including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and more. Click here for the ratings for the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead.
Apologies for the lack of TV ratings reports last week, but we were bogged down with Sundance in Park City. We’re back now, though, with Sunday evening’s programming ratings. Here are the highlights:
- Family Guy scored a 2.8 rating and 5.56 million viewers for a drop of four tenths from its last new episode’s 3.2 rating.
- Fox’s American Dad was also down, garnering a 2.1 rating and 4.19 million viewers. That’s down three tenths from its last original episode’s 2.4 rating.
- A new episode of CBS’ The Good Wife scored a series low with a 1.5 rating and 9.29 million viewers, versus its last new episode’s 1.9 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, January 27th including Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, The Mentalist, and more.
The holiday hiatus is officially over, and it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming. Here’s a brief look at the highlights of Sunday’s TV ratings:
- Season three of Downton Abbey had its stateside premiere last night on PBS, earning a whopping 7.9 million viewers. The two-hour premiere was up a ridiculous 96% over its season two premiere, which garnered 4.2 million viewers.
- News wasn’t as great for ABC’s displaced comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23. The network is now airing (burning off?) both shows twice a week, and the comedies hit series lows in their Sunday debut. Happy Endings scored a 1.0 rating and 2.57 million viewers, while Don’t Trust the B garnered a 0.9 rating and 2.23 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, January 6th, including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and more.
Sunday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Fox’s “Animation Domination” block returned down, with Family Guy scoring a 2.5 rating and 5.07 million viewers versus its last original episode’s 3.4 rating and American Dad dropping from a 2.6 rating to 1.9 and 4 million viewers.
- ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon a Time saw an uptick with 3.5 rating and 10.10 million viewers. That’s up a tad from last week’s 3.4 rating.
- New series 666 Park Avenue scored its lowest rating to date with a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo and 4.07 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 4th, including The Simpsons, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.
Network primetime ratings numbers are in for Sunday, and it looks like animated programming was up for the night while every broadcast drama saw a drop. Here’s a look at the highlights:
- This week’s episode of The Simpsons marked the show’s annual Treehouse of Horror, but the ratings were down from last week’s episode with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.52 million viewers.
- Fox’s other Sunday mainstay, Family Guy, came away with a big win as the Nielsen Ratings-centered episode scored a 3.4 rating, topping all scripted programming for the night.
- ABC’s staple Once Upon a Time took a drop this week, landing a 3.3 rating and 9.62 million viewers which is down 15% from its season two premiere.
- Revenge was also down, landing a 2.6 rating and 8.27 million viewers, down 19% from last week’s 3.2 rating.
Hit the jump for the full rundown of the scripted programming ratings for Sunday, October 7th, including The Cleveland Show, American Dad, 666 Park Avenue, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.
In lieu of one massive TV ratings article for the week, we’re going to start bringing you daily updates on the goings-on in the TV world. We’ll report ratings estimates the day after shows air, and today we’ve got the numbers for Sunday night’s programming. Briefly:
- Showtime had a great night as Dexter scored its highest-rated season opener ever with 2.4 million viewers for its season seven premiere.
- Coming off a near-sweep at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Homeland was up 60% for its second season premiere with 1.73 million viewers.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time returned incredibly strong with 11 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in the 18-34 demographic.
- Also on ABC, the series premiere of the “haunted hotel” drama 666 Park Avenue couldn’t pull in big numbers, as the Terry O’Quinn-fronted show netted a 2.2 rating for 7 million viewers.
- Hot on the heels of the news that creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting this year’s Oscars, the season premiere of Fox’s Family Guy was down 20% from last year’s season opener with a 3.3 rating and 6.5 million viewers.
Hit the jump for all of Sunday’s ratings including Revenge, American Dad, The Simpsons, The Mentalist, and more.
The MacFarlane clan seems pretty unstoppable. Family Guy is about to enter its 11th season, American Dad its 8th. Both will be premiering their latest seasons on September 30th. Rachael Macfarlane voices multiple characters on both shows, but is primarily for her work as Haley Smith on American Dad. At Comic-Con, we were able to participate in a roundtable interview with MacFarlane. She talked about how she’ll be fulfilling a dream with her tie-in album where she’ll be performing songs in character as Haley (it’ll be released in late September), where the Macfarlanes get their sense of humor, the work process involved in an animated show, and a lot more. Check out the full interview after the jump.
The animated series American Dad is entering its ninth season and appeared at a Comic-Con panel to give the audience a sneak peek. The panel opened with a psychedelic clip show that was half preview and half fan appreciation. Patrick Stewart himself introduced the sequence and some of the flashed clips included the various faces and costumes of Roger (Seth MacFarlane), a suicidal lemur, various attempts by Stan to jump a chasm and a tearful farewell from Roger. The panel featured MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker, Jordan Blume and Matt Weitzman. Hit the jump to check out my panel recap and click here for all of our continuing Comic-Con coverage.
We already know Fox is going to have a big TV presence at Comic-Con this year, including the last appearance of Fringe for their fifth and final season, and now the network has just announced their premiere dates for new and returning series this fall which will start showing up in the middle of September and through October.The heat is on for new shows to get the hype machine going and fans to get excited for the return of their favorites, and here’s how Fox’s premiere schedule looks.
- · The X Factor Two Night Premiere – September 12th and 13th
- · Glee – September 13th
- · Bones – September 17th
- · New Girl – September 25th
- · Fringe – September 28th
- · Kitchen Nightmares – September 28th
- · The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers – September 30th
- · Raising Hope – October 2nd
- The Cleveland Show – October 7th
- · Touch – October 26th
- · The Mob Doctor – September 17th
- · Ben and Kate – September 25th
- · The Mindy Project – September 25th
For the full press release and schedule, including a couple of shuffling dates when certain shows return, hit the jump.
With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, word is starting to leak out about what movies and TV shows will/won’t be making an appearance. We have a good idea of the film panel slate in Hall H, and now official word regarding TV panels is trickling down. As a quick reference guide, we’ve rounded up the TV panels that have been confirmed thus far in one easy article. Briefly:
- Thursday – MAD, Nikita
- Friday – The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Bones, Childrens Hospital, Cult, 666 Park Avenue, Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers, The Venture Bros, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Black Dynamite
- Saturday – Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Person of Interest, Futurama, The Following
- Sunday – Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, DC Nation, The Cleveland Show
Hit the jump for more details, including which actors will be in attendance and where the panels will take place. Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 11 – July 15.
Yesterday we got a look at what NBC will be offering by way of scheduling and new series this fall, and now Fox has announced their upcoming 2012 schedule. As far as shifts for returning series go, the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch has been moved to Fridays, while Ryan Murphy’s Glee (which has been on a ratings downslide as of late) has been put in the post-X Factor/American Idol slot on Thursday nights. Moreover, the network announced that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will be doing guest star arcs on Glee for the show’s upcoming fourth season.
As far as new shows go, The Office star Mindy Kaling’s new show, currently titled The Mindy Project (hopefully a temporary title), and the new ensemble comedy Ben and Kate will join Raising Hope and the hit Zooey Deschanel series New Girl on Tuesdays for an all-comedy night. I’m a huge fan of New Girl and I’m hoping The Mindy Project will be a nice companion show. Another high profile new series, Kevin Williamson’s serial killer show The Following starring Kevin Bacon, has been slated to premiere at midseason. Hit the jump to get a look at the full Fox schedule.
Well, at least part of Seth MacFarlane‘s portion of the Animation Domination line-up can celebrate today. EW has word that Fox has renewed Family Guy for an eleventh season and American Dad for an eighth season, each consisting of the standard 22 episodes. That means the Smith and Griffin households are happy, but the Brown family isn’t thrilled, at least not yet, as Fox is holding off on a decision to renew The Cleveland Show for now.
It’s not clear if they’re waiting until the upfronts to announce it (why not just hold all this information until then?) or if they’re waiting until the last possible minute to bring it back. Honestly, the animated series started strong, but it’s never reached the caliber of Family Guy or American Dad (which is vastly underrated and sometime better than the former MacFarlane series). Apparently there’s enough episodes in the works to keep The Cleveland Show going for a fourth season, so a decision might not necessarily come soon. Stay tuned as the upfronts get closer and more information becomes available on all series renewals and new series pick-ups.
Midseason is just around the corner, and now Fox is chiming in with their premiere dates for new and returning series. First of all, let’s just get this out of the way, the reality competition giant American Idol will return for its eleventh season on Wednesday, January 18th and 8/7c and Thursday January 19th at the same time.
Now let’s get on with the real series starting with Kiefer Sutherland’s return to Fox with Touch from Heroes creator Tim Kring debuting on Wednesday, January 25th at 9/8c. That’s a prime slot right after an airing of American Idol too. However, the series run won’t actually start until Monday, March 19th at 9/8c. For more premiere dates and times for shows like Alcatraz, Breaking In, The Finder, Napoleon Dynamite and returning shows like New Girl and Glee, hit the jump.
The Saturday schedule for Comic-Con has been released, and it looks to be a very big day for TV fans. However, Hall H will be having a fairly light day, with the highest profile panels being Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman and Tarsem Singh’s Immortals. Other films taking up shop in Hall H on Saturday include Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt, the comedy-fantasy Knights of Badassdom, the animated film Dorothy of Oz, and wrapping things up will be “An Early Evening with Kevin Smith.”
TV highlights include Chuck, Terra Nova, Being Human, Futurama, The Simpsons, Community, Family Guy, American Dad, Adventure Time, Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries, The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra, Grimm (includes pilot screening), Fringe, Charlie’s Angels, The Secret Circle, Alcatraz (includes pilot screening), Teen Wolf, Nikita, Good Vibes, Person of Interest (includes pilot screening), and Mythbusters. The day also includes comic panels with Joss Whedon and Robert Kirkman. Hit the jump for a list of schedule highlights for movies and TV.