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 night’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The Simpsons enjoyed a major rebound this week, earning a 3.3 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 38% from last week’s 2.4. Moreover, the episode topped all other scripted programming for the night.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time also saw a rise, hitting a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.76 million viewers. That’s up 11% from its last original episode’s series low of 2.2.
- News wasn’t as cheery for the ABC soap Revenge, which was down 12% from its last new episode’s 2.5 rating with a season low 2.2 rating in the demo and 6.8 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 25th, including Family Guy, The Mentalist, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, 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.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Sunday Night Football’s Saints/Broncos game earned 16.17 million viewers, besting the deciding game of the Giants/Tigers 2012 World Series, which netted just 15.5 million viewers.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time was up slightly from last week, earning a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.7 million viewers.
- Also up was CBS’ The Mentalist, which scored a 1.8 rating and 10.1 million viewers for a gain of 20% from last week.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, October 28th including 666 Park Avenue, Revenge, The Good Wife, and more.
Sunday’s TV ratings are in, and it was a big, big night for zombies. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- AMC’s season three premiere of The Walking Dead drew 10.9 million viewers, shattering the previous record of 7.3 million viewers for the season two premiere. That also makes the third season premiere the show’s most-watched episode to date, besting the season two finale’s 9 million viewers, and stands as the most watched drama series episode in basic cable history.
- ABC’s hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time took another drop, garnering a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.1 million viewers. That’s down 12% from last week’s 3.4 rating.
- On the other hand, ABC’s popular soap Revenge saw an uptick with a 2.7 rating and 8.2 million viewers. That’s up from last week’s 2.6 rating.
- The CBS drama The Mentalist, which has been struggling in its Sunday timeslot, finally saw a gain as this week’s episode scored a 2.0 rating and 10.6 million viewers. That’s a rise from last week’s series low of 1.6
Hit the jump for the full TV ratings report for Sunday, October 15th.
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.
After the explosive shocks, twists and revelations in the finale of Revenge, Season 2 of the popular ABC drama series, premiering on September 30th, is sure to heat things up even more. With everything that occurred in Season 1, including the fate of some of the characters left in question, Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) will be back, colder and more determined than ever to exact her revenge.
During a set visit that was held as part of the TCA Press Tour, show star Emily Van Camp talked about Jennifer Jason Leigh joining the cast to play her mother, how the mother-daughter dynamic will affect her character, just where she’ll draw the line when it comes to what she’ll do for revenge, whether or not she can ever make peace, who she thinks her character is destined to end up with, what she’s learned from past mistakes, why she thinks people root for her character, and the fun of getting to play the campy side of the show. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
ABC has finally put the finishing touches on their Fall 2012 lineup and announced premiere dates for new and returning series. It seems like just yesterday we were saying our goodbyes to the network shows for the summer, with the intensity of Breaking Bad and the silliness of True Blood keeping us company until the fall season, but it’s about time to start looking to the Fall 2012 TV lineup.
Fan favorites like Modern Family, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time will premiere in the normal late-September slot, but we’ll have to wait until October for the return of Happy Endings and Suburgatory. For my money, the most promising new show on ABC’s schedule is the Connie Britton-fronted drama Nashville, which premieres on October 10th. Body of Proof, Wife Swap, and new shows Red Widow and Zero Hour are being held until midseason. Hit the jump to take a look at the full list of premiere dates.
Yesterday we brought you the Critics’ Choice Award nominees. Tonight belongs to the Television Critics Association. Homeland tops the list with 4 nominations. While it got the extra boost over established veterans in the Outstanding New Program category, the taut thriller earned its spots in Best Drama and Program of the Year as well as the nod to Claire Danes for her stellar performance. The critics understandably still love Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston, Mad Men and Jon Hamm, Louie and Louis C.K., Game of Thrones and Peter Dinklage, Parks and Recreation and Amy Poehler. Creator/star Lena Dunham is the freshest face in the bunch, representing in both Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding New Program with Girls. But as always, there are a few head-scratchers. Jessica Lange for American Horror Story is a legacy vote, and while her scenery-chewing was very entertaining—for Individual Achievement in Drama? No. And Smash somehow sneaked into Outstanding New Program rather than, say, Veep or Awake.
Still, the TCA always gets more right than they do wrong, especially with their neat Heritage Award. (This year’s eclectic contenders are Cheers, Lost, Saturday Night Live, Star Trek, and Twin Peaks.) Read the full list after the jump.
Upfronts Day 3: Commence! Over the last two days, we’ve seen the new fall 2012 schedules for NBC and Fox, as well as trailers for some of the new series that those networks will be offering. Today it’s ABC’s turn, and their new schedule has a couple of change-ups for returning series. The fan-favorite drama Revenge has taken over Desperate Housewives’ Sunday night spot (if you weren’t aware, DH had its series finale this past weekend), and the comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 will be moving to Tuesday nights.
Tuesday is fast becoming the new comedy night, as NBC has set their two most high profile new comedies—The New Normal and Go On—for Tuesday, and that night is currently host to Fox’s all-comedy block that includes New Girl and Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project. In other words, you’re probably gonna have to do some in-depth DVR scheduling. Hit the jump to check out the full ABC schedule. We’ll have trailers for the new series up once they’re available.
Good news has arrived for three freshman series and four running series over at ABC. Following in the footsteps of Fox’s housecleaning and pick-ups and NBC’s slew of renewals including a fourth season for Community and a final season for 30 Rock (hopefully what should be the final season for The Office too), ABC has decided to renew seven series across the board that will please a variety of fans. TV by the Numbers has news on the renewals, and on the comedy side of things, Modern Family, The Middle and Suburgatory have all been renewed, while new dramas Once Upon a Time and Revenge will also get a second season. Finally, older series Castle and Grey’s Anatomy will also get another season, even if the latter medical drama has overstayed its welcome and jumped the shark for a couple years now. Hit the jump for more, including my thoughts on the renewals and the ABC series that have yet to get an official order.
News keeps pouring out of the Television Critics Association, but now sights can be set on another big event for TV fans with PaleyFest 2012 announcing this year’s panels with some of the biggest shows of the season. Community (which is apparently not cancelled yet) will make an appearance and new shows like American Horror Story and New Girl will debut at the festival alongside fan favorites like Mad Men and Modern Family. For the complete list of shows bring cast and crew to PaleyFest 2012 and details on how to get tickets, hit the jump.
While at the big Los Angeles press junket for Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, I got the opportunity to chat with Wyck Godfrey, producer of all the films in the very popular franchise. Even though they are still hard at work at putting the finishing touches on Part 2, he is now able to step back a bit and reflect on his involvement with the entire experience.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, Wyck Godfrey talked about the great moment of elation and happiness that he had when they finished shooting, what it’s been like to see the same dedicated fans supporting them throughout, what director Bill Condon brought to the franchise and the actors’ performances, the level of secrecy involved with keeping the design of Bella’s wedding dress a secret, that there is a longer honeymoon scene and a Volturi scene for the eventual DVD, the challenges in getting Bella and Edward’s child right, and how Bella being a vampire in Part 2 is going to blow people away. He also talked about his hit ABC television series Revenge, and the next feature films that he’s focusing on – the Biblical epic Goliath, starring Dwayne Johnson, and an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, Safe Haven. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
While at the big Los Angeles press junket for Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Collider got the opportunity to chat with Wyck Godfrey, producer of all the films in the very popular franchise. While we will post what he had to say about the film closer to its November 18th release, we did want to share what he had to say about what he’s focused on, now that the Twilight films are finished shooting.
With his attention currently focused on the ABC drama Revenge, his first foray into television, his company is also developing two movies that will go into production next year. The first is the Biblical epic Goliath, which will give the backstory of David’s pursuit of Goliath. They hope to have Dwayne Johnson in the Goliath role, but they have to cast the David role, as Taylor Lautner will no longer be a part of the project. The other film is hugely popular author Nicholas Sparks latest book, Safe Haven, which is about two people who feel like they’ve been damaged and hurt in love before, and yet can’t help but take that second chance, all with an added thriller and supernatural element to the story. Currently finishing that script, they hope to cast soon. Check out what he had to say after the jump: