Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates; Tuesday Comedies Kick Off Early; ALMOST HUMAN Premieres November 4th

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Fox has announced the premiere dates for its fall programming, and the network is getting a jump on its rivals by kicking off a number of its shows a week early.  Here are some highlights:

  • Bones returns on Monday, September 16th followed by the debut of Sleepy HollowBones will then move to Fridays on November 8th, when a new series takes over its Monday slot.
  • The Tuesday night comedy lineup of Seth MacFarlane’s live-action Dads, the Andy Samberg-starrer Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and returning series New Girl and The Mindy Project begins on Tuesday, September 17th.
  • Glee kicks off its fifth season on Thursday, September 19th.
  • The Animation Domination block of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and American Dad returns with all new episodes on Sunday, September 29th.
  • The new drama series from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, titled Almost Human, gets a delayed premiere on Monday, November 4th, taking over Bones’ timeslot.
  • Raising Hope doesn’t return until Friday, November 8th, where it will be followed by the new comedy series Enlisted.

Hit the jump to check out the full fall schedule, and click here to watch trailers for Fox’s new series.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Up, BOB’S BURGERS and AMERICAN DAD Down, REVENGE Finale Dips

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

  • Kicking off Fox’s Animation Domination was a double dose of the recently cancelled The Cleveland Show, which earned a 0.8 rating and 1.92 million viewers and a 1.0 rating and 2.22 million viewers for its two episodes.  Both were down from its last original, which hit a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • The Simpsons was even with last week’s 1.9 rating and scored 4.09 million viewers, Bob’s Burgers was down a tenth from last week’s 1.5 rating with a 1.6 rating and 3.27 million viewers, Family Guy earned a 2.4 rating and 4.72 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week, and American Dad notched a 1.9 rating and 3.94 million viewers for a drop of four tenths from its last new episode’s 2.3 rating.
  • Over at ABC, Once Upon a Time was even with last week’s 2.2 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers, and the two-hour season finale of Revenge hit a 1.6 rating and 6.04 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week’s 1.8 rating.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Tops the Night, THE CLEVELAND SHOW Rises, ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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

  • Fox’s Family Guy topped the night ratings-wise with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.9 million viewers.  That’s even with the show’s last original episode.
  • Also up was The Cleveland Show, which hit a 1.2 rating and 2.63 million viewers for a rise of 33% from last week’s 0.9 rating.  Nevertheless, Fox recently decided not to order any new episodes of the Family Guy spinoff, effectively cancelling the show.  The remainder of the produced episodes will continue to air.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time scored a 2.0 rating and 7.04 million viewers, dropping 5% from last week’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, April 28th, including Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Hits Series Low, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD Up

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

  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time notched a series-low 2.1 rating and 6.85 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 2.3 rating.
  • Over at Fox, a 12 Angry Men-inspired episode of Family Guy hit a 2.6 rating and 5.14 million viewers.  That’s a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • American Dad was also up, hitting a 2.3 rating and 4.46 million viewers for a rise of four tenths from its last original episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, March 24th, including Bob’s Burgers, Revenge, and more. 

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Rise, RED WIDOW Drops

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

  • Fox’s Family Guy saw a rise in viewership, hitting a 2.6 rating and 5.26 million viewers which is up two tenths from its last original’s 2.4 rating.
  • Another Fox animated comedy enjoyed a jump as the excellent Bob’s Burgers notched a 1.8 rating and 3.56 million viewers.  That’s up a tenth from last week’s 1.7 rating.
  • ABC’s new drama series Red Widow, on the other hand, dropped from last week’s series premiere rating of 1.5 with a 1.2 rating and 5.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, March 10th, including Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Revenge, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: BOB’S BURGERS and ONCE UPON A TIME Up; THE GOOD WIFE Hits Series Low

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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 TV Ratings: Grammy Awards Down from Last Year’s Record; ONCE UPON A TIME and REVENGE Hit Series Lows

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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.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD Down; THE GOOD WIFE Hits Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 81 days ago

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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.

Sunday TV Ratings: DOWNTON ABBEY Nearly Doubles Previous Season, HAPPY ENDINGS and DON’T TRUST THE B Hit Series Lows

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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 TV Ratings: Fox Animated Comedies Return Down, ONCE UPON A TIME Up, 666 PARK AVENUE Dips

by     Posted 1 year, 164 days ago

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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.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Tops the Night, THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR and ONCE UPON A TIME Down

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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.

Sunday TV Ratings: DEXTER Has Best Season Opener Ever, HOMELAND Way Up, ONCE UPON A TIME Returns Strong

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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.

Comic-Con: AMERICAN DAD’s Rachael MacFarlane Talks Up the New Season; Reveals Her Musical Aspirations

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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 30thRachael 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.

Comic-Con: AMERICAN DAD Panel Featured a Look at Season 9, Which Dialogue Patrick Stewart Refused to Say and a Music Video from Rachael MacFarlane

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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.

Fox Announces 2012-2013 TV Season Premiere Dates

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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.

Returning Series:

  • · 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

New Series:

  • · 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.

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