The ratings for Tuesday’s comedy-packed programming are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Fox’s new comedy The Mindy Project was up this week after taking a bit of a dive recently, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.23 million viewers for a rise of 13% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.
- Things weren’t as bright for fellow new Fox comedy Ben and Kate, as this week’s ep garnered a 1.1 rating and 2.48 million viewers. That’s down 21% from its last episode’s 1.4 rating.
- Mildly good news for Happy Endings fans, as this week’s episode was even with last week’s very low numbers with a 1.4 rating and 4.75 million viewers. At least it didn’t drop further, eh?
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 13th, including Parenthood, New Girl, Vegas, The New Normal, Go On, and more.
After most of Monday’s programming was postponed due to the hurricane, many shows aired Tuesday night. It’s important to note, though, that many people on the east coast are still without power, so these numbers are likely soft. Here’s a look at the highlights:
- After disappointing numbers for its delayed season premiere, the really fun second episode of Happy Endings was down double digits. This week’s episode scored a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.72 million viewers, down 22% from last week’s 1.8 rating.
- Also down was the Halloween episode of The Mindy Project, which scored a 1.5 rating and 3.2 million viewers. That’s a steep drop of 21% from the last new episode’s 1.9 rating.
- This week’s episode of The CW drama Hart of Dixie was up 20%, scoring a 0.6 rating against last week’s 0.5.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 30th, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23, Ben and Kate, NCIS, Vegas and more.
The ratings for Tuesday evening’s comedy-packed programming are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- ABC’s ensemble comedy Happy Endings finally returned last night, and though the season premiere’s 1.9 rating and 5.9 million total viewers topped last year’s finale (1.7 rating), the numbers were way down from last season’s premiere which scored a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.
- The third season of NBC’s highly underrated drama Parenthood continues its impressive rise, as last night’s episode earned a 1.9 rating and 4.8 million viewers. Though that’s down from last week’s 2.0 rating, last night’s emotional episode beat both Vegas and Private Practice in the timeslot.
- Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate—which has been struggling a bit in the ratings race—saw a nice uptick last night as it earned a 1.4 rating and 3.05 million viewers for a rise of two tenths.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 23rd, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B—in Apt 23, Hart of Dixie, The New Normal, Go On, and more.
Tuesday night’s ratings are in, and while the second Presidential Debate pre-empted much of the evening’s programming we’ve still got numbers for a few series that did air. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The rather contentious second Presidential Debate averaged 35.5 million total viewers, which is about even with the first Presidential Debate a few weeks ago and up sharply from last week’s Vice Presidential Debate.
- Fox comedies Ben and Kate and Raising Hope were both down, garnering a 1.2 and 1.7 rating, respectively.
- The CW’s series premiere of Emily Owens M.D. didn’t exactly make a splash, as the show premiered to a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.7 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 16th.
Tuesday’s TV ratings are in and it was a big night for NBC. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- A particularly emotional episode (aren’t they all?) of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood scored the show’s best ratings in nearly a year as the Tuesday’s ep netted a 2.0 demo rating and 5 million viewers.
- The new Matthew Perry-fronted NBC comedy Go On hit a three-week high as this week’s episode garnered a 2.8 rating and 7 million viewers.
- Fresh off full-season pick-ups, Fox’s Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project were down a tad and even, respectively, compared to last week’s episodes.
- The CW’s Hart of Dixie took a drop again, earning a 0.4 rating down from last week’s 0.7.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 9th, including New Girl, Vegas, Raising Hope, The New Normal, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, and more.
Tuesday night’s comedies took another hit this week in the ratings. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s premiere, earning a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo for a solid hold.
- Elsewhere on Fox the results weren’t quite as promising, as both The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate were down from their series premieres last week with a 1.9 rating and a 1.6, respectively.
- NBC didn’t fare much better, as The New Normal and Go On were also down with a 1.7 and a 2.2 rating in the demo, respectively. Nevertheless, both series were picked up for full season orders yesterday.
- The second season of The CW’s Hart of Dixie came back strong, earning a 0.7 rating in the demo which is up from the 0.6 rating for the season one finale.
Hit the jump for all the ratings results from Tuesday, October 2nd, including Raising Hope, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.
As part of The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about their new fall (including Arrow and Beauty and the Beast) and mid-season line-ups (including The Carrie Diaries and Cult). During the interview, he spoke about what went into the decision to cancel Ringer, the possibility of The Selection still getting ordered to series, the rumors that they’re planning to do something with Battle Royale, how Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along ended up airing on the network, and what fans can expect from the upcoming seasons of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and Hart of Dixie. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
As we reported last month, The CW has plenty of shakeups afoot in their new fall lineup:
- Supernatural is moving to Wednesdays
- Hart of Dixie moves to Tuesdays
- 90210 changes to Mondays
- New series Beauty and the Beast will air after The Vampire Diaries, which remains on Thursday
- The much-hyped Green Arrow series Arrow will be on Wednesdays
For more on the lineup, including the full fall schedule, hit the jump.
We’ve been reporting on all the networks’ new fall 2012 schedules over the past few days, with word from NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS. Today The CW announced their new lineup, and quite a few shakeups are taking place. As far as returning series go, every single show has a new night and/or time except for The Vampire Diaries which remains on Thursday. Supernatural moves to Wednesdays, Hart of Dixie now airs on Tuesdays, and 90210 is set for Mondays. The highly anticipated Green Arrow TV show, Arrow, will air on Wednesdays at 8pm, while Beauty and the Beast will premiere on Thursdays after The Vampire Diaries.
One noticeable omission is the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries. That show won’t debut until January 2013. Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for The CW.
More TV renewals and pick-ups for you today. This round is brought to you by The CW. Here are the headlines:
- Renewals: Nikita, starring Maggie Q, will be around for a third season with an unspecified number of episodes. The Rachel Bilson-starrer Hart of Dixie will see 22 episodes in its second season. Gossip Girl has been renewed for a sixth-season, which may be its last.
- Pick-Ups: The Green Arrow-centric series, Arrow; the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries and the reboot of the 1980s series, Beauty and the Beast have all been picked up by the network. Medical drama, First Cut, starring Mamie Gummer and mystery series, Cult, are other new additions.
- Cancellations: Freshman series Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and the bewitched The Secret Circle have been dropped.
Hit the jump for more.
Continuing to make themselves the dominant force in streaming etnertainment to users, Netflix, Warner Bros. Television Group and CBS Corporation have just signed a four-year deal that will bring all prior seasons of The CW’s current scripted series and future shows to Netflix. That means all previous programming, and anything between now and the 2014-2015 season will be made available to watch instantly by Netflix users. The deal includes all drama series on the network’s 2011 schedule like Ringer, Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatrual, Nikita and One Tree Hill.
All the previous season of The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Nikita will be available on October 15th while episodes of Supernatural and 90210 won’t arrive until January 2012. As for all the episodes airing on The CW this season, they will be made available in the fall of 2012, before the next season starts. However, any new series that appear on The CW after this point, will be made available through a commensurate window during that current season. Good news for anyone who likes them some programming from The CW and those who are eager to see Netflix continue to dominate the online entertainment market. Read the entire press release after the jump.
It sounds like Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to the network that made her a star with Buffy the Vampire Slayer has paid off with The CW announcing that a full season for three of their new drama series including Ringer as well as Kevin Williamson’s Secret Circle and Josh Schwartz’s Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson. Honestly, I’m surprised that The CW is ordering full seasons for all of these new shows, but apparently they’ve all sat well on the ratings and seem to be hitting all the right demographics to stay alive. Personally, none of the shows tickled my fancy to add to my line-up every week, but surely fans will be happy to hear about the networks faith in each of these new series. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
From executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Chuck, The O.C.), the new CW drama series Hart of Dixie, premiering on September 26th, follows New York City doctor Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) as she inherits a small local medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama and must learn to adjust to life in a small Southern town. But, Southern hospitality isn’t always so hospitable, as evidenced by the reaction of Brick Breeland (guest star Tim Matheson), the other doctor in town, and his normally sweet southern belle daughter Lemon (Jaime King), whose disposition turns sour upon meeting Zoe.
During an interview about her role on the new show, actress Jaime King talked about what made her decide to try television, how she enjoys the complexity of her character, and how she feels the big city and small town aspects of this show will help it appeal to everyone. She also talked about how she recently directed her first feature, Latch Key (which she also wrote), in her hometown of Omaha Nebraska. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for The CW, President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about returning faces for the Fall, increased episode orders for a number of their already-established shows, the interest in developing other DC Comics properties now that Smallville has ended, and the possibility of remakes and re-boots of previous projects. Here are the most interesting points:
- One of the big goals of The CW is for more original programming, so that their TV shows don’t take as long of a break between episodes around the holiday season.
- The new Fall season will kick off on Monday, September 12th with a special on Lady Gaga.
- The CW is thrilled to be the home of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson’s return to television, with Ringer (premiering on September 13th) and Hart of Dixie (premiering on September 26th), respectively.
- There will be more original episodes this season for returning series Supernatural, Nikita, Gossip Girl and 90210, and the final season for One Tree Hill is currently set for 13 episodes in mid-season.
- This upcoming season is not intended to be the final season of Supernatural. They are hoping to keep the series going, but will evaluate it, one season at a time.
- Mark Pedowitz is a big believer in keeping casts together and hopes that the network will be able to do just that with the cast of Gossip Girl, even though they have busy film careers.
- After the success of Smallville, the network is looking at possible DC Comics superheroes to develop for series next year.
- They are very receptive to new projects that Tom Welling may be developing, either as the star or producer.
Hit the jump for more of what he had to say.
We’ve already been given a closer look at the new series hitting The CW later this year along with the complete weekly schedule of all the series, old and new, airing this fall. Now the network has announced their official premiere dates for all their new and returning series for the 2011-2012 season. The new season of 90210 kicks off with a move to Tuesday nights on September 13th at 8/7c followed by the series premiere of Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar at 9/8c. Wednesday marks reality competition night with H8R debuting on September 14th at 8/7c followed by a new season of America’s Next Top Model at 9/8c. Then Thursday, September 15th sees and old favorite and a new series taking off with The Vampire Diaries back at 8/7c followed by the series premiere of The Secret Circle at 9/8c.
Then the next week will have Nikita moving to a new night and timeslot on Friday, September 23rd at 8/7c along with the return of the fan favorite Supernatural at 9/8c. Finally, the following week will mark the return of Gossip Girl to its old timesplot on Monday, September 26th at 8/7c with the series premiere of Hart of Dixie coming afterwards at 9/8c. You can find the full press release after the jump along with a rundown of the premiere schedule. And if you need more information on any of the new series, be sure to check out our previous post from The CW’s upfronts presentation back in May.