Wednesday night’s TV ratings are in, and it’s not pretty. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- NBC’s comedy series Whitney kicked off its second season last night with a 1.4 rating and 4.23 million viewers for a drop of 13% from its season one finale rating of 1.6. That matches the show’s series low performance and is even with Animal Practice’s Wednesday launch numbers, the now-cancelled series that Whitney replaced.
- It appears that last week’s high numbers for the NBC drama Chicago Fire were short-lived, as it was back to business as usual this week with a 1.6 rating and 5.7 million viewers. That’s a drop of 27% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
- ABC’s drama Nashville also dropped despite the fact that it recently received a full season pick-up, as last night’s episode drew a 1.8 rating and 5.9 million viewers. That’s down 10% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, November 14th, including CSI, Modern Family, Supernatural, Arrow, and more.
Most every Wednesday night program was up versus last week’s Hurricane Sandy-impacted numbers. Briefly:
- Comedy favorite Modern Family scored a major uptick, landing a 4.7 rating and 12.29 million viewers versus last week’s 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
- New series Chicago Fire, which had been struggling week-to-week, hit a season high 2.3 rating and 7.09 million viewers against last week’s 1.6 rating.
- Arrow matched its season high, scoring a 1.3 rating and 3.7 million viewers. That’s a rise from last week’s 1.0 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, November 7th, including Nashville, CSI, The Neighbors, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, and more.
Ratings were down pretty much across the board last night, as families were out Trick or Treating instead of watching television. Here’s a look at the highlights:
- FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum topped all cable programming with a 1.5 rating, which is down a tad from last week’s 1.7.
- The CW’s drama Supernatural was the only program to actually gain viewers last night, as the episode drew a 0.9 rating and 2.1 million viewers versus last week’s 0.7.
- Literally every other program was down or even in viewership from the previous original episodes.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 31st, including 30 Rock, Nashville, Arrow, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.
TV ratings numbers are in for Wednesday night’s programming. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The second season premiere of FX’s horror anthology series American Horror Story: Asylum got off to an incredibly strong start, with a hefty 2.2 rating in the demo and 3.85 million total viewers, making it the most watched and highest rated episode of the series thus far.
- After a solid yet slightly soft debut, ABC’s much buzzed-about new drama series Nashville saw a pretty steep drop in viewers for episode 2. The ep drew a 2.0 rating and 6.8 million viewers, down a hefty 28% from last week’s 2.8 rating.
- NBC’s new drama Chicago Fire was also down, though the drop was a bit more dramatic given the show’s low premiere numbers. The second episode drew a 1.5 rating an 5.9 million viewers, down 21% from the premiere’s 1.9 rating.
- The CW’s new superhero series Arrow saw a solid hold from last week’s stellar premiere numbers, as this week’s episode hit a 1.3 rating and 3.5 million viewers. That’s even with last week’s premiere.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 17th, including Modern Family, Supernatural, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, and more.
A couple of high profile new shows made their television premieres on Wednesday night. Here’s a brief rundown of the highlights:
- The CW’s new superhero series Arrow premiered strong (for The CW, that is) with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4 million viewers. That’s a very solid debut for the network, so it’ll be interesting to see how much of that audience holds next week.
- ABC’s high-profile debut Nashville got off to a solid yet slightly disappointing start. Given the pilot’s rave reviews and overall buzzworthiness expectations may have been a tad too high, but the episode scored a 2.8 rating in the demo and 9 million viewers.
- Not breaking any records was the series premiere of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Fire. The episode netted a 1.9 demo rating and 6.4 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 10th, including Modern Family, Supernatural, CSI, Criminal Minds, The Middle, The Neighbors, and more.
The Presidential Debate preempted some of the network programming last night, but it was mostly good news for the shows that did air. Here are a few highlights from Wednesday’s numbers:
- The CW’s Supernatural kicked off its eighth season with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.8 million viewers, even with the season seven premiere and up from last season’s finale rating of 0.7.
- ABC’s The Middle was down double digits from last week, scoring a 2.2 rating in the demo and 7.93 million viewers. That’s a 24% drop from last week’s 2.9 rating.
- NBC’s new comedies Animal Practice and Guys with Kids were both up with a 1.5 rating and 1.8, respectively.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 3rd, including numbers for the debate.
The CW drama series Supernatural has returned for an eighth season, with Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) seemingly impossible escape from Purgatory and Castiel (Misha Collins) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds himself trying to reconcile the life he discovered while Dean was gone with Dean’s sudden reappearance and, as the boys struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that will definitely shake things up.
During this recent interview to promote the show’s return, showrunner/executive producer Jeremy Carver talked about the decision to reveal that Sam had not looked for Dean while he was in Purgatory, how much Dean will be dealing with post-traumatic stress from what he went through, the use of flashbacks this season, which characters will be recurring, and the special episodes they have planned. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
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.
The cast and crew of Supernatural, the long-running WB/CW cult hit, took to Comic Con to discuss the end of the seventh season and it’s effects on the upcoming eighth. Amongst the panel: Cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins & Mark Sheppard, Writer/Executive Producer Ben Edlund and new series showrunner Jeremy Carver. For a recap of the panel, hit the jump.
Music is an incredibly important factor in film and television. That goes without saying, really, but discussions of music in depth and detail with the composers and collaborators that produce the music are rarely done. That’s why Room 5AB was a treat last night, as composer Blake Neely and executive producer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), composer Chris Lennertz and showrunner Eric Kripke (Revolution, Supernatural), composer Joseph Trapanese and showrunner Charlie Bean (TRON: Uprising), and composer Nathan Johnson and director Rian Johnson (Looper) joined moderators Anne Cecere, director of film and TV relations of BMI, and Chandler Poling, founder of White Bear PR, to talk about music’s role in TV and movies. Hit the jump for a full recap.
The full list of panels, presentations and events for San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is finally complete. We previously posted the Thursday schedule, Friday schedule and Saturday schedule, and are pleased to bring you highlights of Sunday July 15th, the closing day of the convention. Hall H is dedicated to such popular TV shows as Fringe, Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Cleveland Show and Sons of Anarchy. But, of course, there is much more to see, including voice actors, the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival and people who are actually involved in the making of comics. It’s also the day to pack all your paraphernalia, get to FedEx early to ship anything you can’t pack and bid farewell to your con-federates until next year. Hit the jump to check out the Sunday sched.
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.
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.
With the summer movie season in full-swing, it’s time to start looking towards this year’s Comic-Con. We’ve still got a little over a month to go before Geek Fest 2012, but Warner Bros. Television has gotten a head start on the festivities and announced their slate of TV panels. Appearances have been announced for Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, and new series like Arrow, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, Revolution, and Cult. Furthermore, panels for Supernatural, Fringe and The Big Bang Theory will be taking place in the coveted Hall H this year. Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory‘s Hall H panel takes place on Friday when TV has been previously held exclusively on Sunday in Hall H.
Fans will also get a chance to screen the pilot for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, executive producer J.J. Abrams’ Revolution, and more. Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule, which includes confirmed talent appearances for some of the panels as well as times and locations. Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 11 – July 15 in San Diego.
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.