ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee Talks about Network’s Relationship with Marvel, Conversations with LucasFilm, and More

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While at the ABC portion of the TCA Press Tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee discussed the status of some of their current shows, as well as some of their upcoming projects.  During the interview, he talked about the networks relationship with Marvel, future plans to develop other Disney IPs, that they’ve started conversations with Lucasfilm about possibilities, whether they’re considering any other Once Upon A Time spin-offs, the expectations for Season 3 of Revenge, their hopes for Betrayal, how much longer Grey’s Anatomy could run, and the future of Suburgatory.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Debuts September 24th

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ABC has announced premiere dates for its Fall 2013 slate.  The highly anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off on Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm ET/PT, at which point we will officially have a new Joss Whedon show on television.  The spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland won’t premiere until Thursday, October 10th, and other staggered debuts include the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night on Wednesday, October 2nd and the return of Scandal on Thursday, October 3rd.  Additionally, the hit comedy Modern Family gets an hour-long season premiere on Wednesday, September 25th, and Grey’s Anatomy’s two-hour premiere debuts on Thursday, September 26th.  Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule.

ABC Announces 2013-14 Schedule; S.H.I.E.L.D. Slated for Tuesdays, ONCE UPON A TIME Spinoff Set for Thursdays, SUBURGATORY Held for Midseason

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And the upfronts madness continues.  ABC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 TV season, and there are a few shakeups to be found.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • The highly-anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off Tuesday night’s programming at 8pm ET, followed by a block of entirely new series including The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, and Lucky 7.
  • The Once Upon a Time spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will run concurrently with the original series, as it will air Thursday nights at 8pm ET.
  • Rebel Wilson’s new series Super Fun Night will air in the coveted post-Modern Family slot on Wednesday nights.
  • The reality competition show Dancing With the Stars has been cut back to one night a week, with the results show scrapped entirely.
  • The Neighbors has been moved from Wednesdays to Fridays, where it will air after Last Man Standing at 8:30pm ET.
  • Returning comedy series Suburgatory is being held for midseason, so don’t expect to see it until after the new year.
  • As previously reported, the Pixar special Toy Story of Terror will air later this year.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full lineup, and check back on Collider soon for some images and trailers for all of the 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 Drop, ONCE UPON A TIME Ties Series Low

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

  • While topping the night ratings-wise, Family Guy dropped 15% from last week’s 2.7 rating to a 2.3 and 4.88 million viewers.
  • Also down on Fox was a new episode of Bob’s Burgers, which hit a 1.6 rating and 3.52 million viewers for an 11% drop from last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • ABC’s drama Once Upon a Time notched a 2.2 rating and 7.23 million viewers, tying its series low and dropping 4% from last week’s 2.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, March 17th, including The Cleveland Show, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, 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: 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: THE SIMPSONS Tops the Night, ONCE UPON A TIME Rebounds, REVENGE Hits Season Low

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

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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: Sunday Night Football Beats San Francisco’s World Series Win, ONCE UPON A TIME and THE MENTALIST Up

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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 TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Breaks Basic Cable Record, ONCE UPON A TIME Down, REVENGE and THE MENTALIST Up

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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.

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