Fox has unveiled a few newsworthy items during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, including the announcement of a new series by M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines, which the network says should be evocative of Twin Peaks (how many times have we heard that before?) Additionally, a new series called Blood Brothers is also on the slate, focusing on a true story of the West Point Class of 1861.
A few more points of interest:
- The networks’ veteran procedural Bones has been renewed for its ninth (ninth!) season.
- Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) is set to to guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project as Mindy’s “first kiss” (The show returns February 19th at 9:30pm)
- Fox is unveiling “Animation Domination High-Def,” a new bloc for “alternative” comedy (translation: more super short-form, Adult Swim kinda stuff)
Tuesday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The winter finale of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood matched its season high with a 2.0 rating and 5.7 million viewers, rising 11% over last week’s 1.8 rating.
- CBS’ NCIS took a steep drop, garnering a 2.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers. That’s down 22% from its last new episode’s 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
- Over on Fox, Raising Hope ticked up 21% over last week’s 1.4 rating, hitting a 1.7 rating and 4 million viewers total.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 11th, including New Girl, Vegas, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, and more.
Tuesday night’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Shocker: the CBS broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was the highest rated program of the night with a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.3 million viewers. Nevertheless, that’s down 24% from its ratings performance last year.
- The swell ABC comedy Happy Endings finally saw an uptick as last night’s episode hit a 1.3 rating and 3.5 million viewers. That’s up two tenths from its last new episode’s 1.1 rating.
- Another struggling series was also up, as Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.2 rating and 3 million viewers, rising over its last new episode’s 0.9 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 4th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The Mindy Project, Go On, The New Normal, and more.
Tuesday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights.
- NBC’s comedy Go On was up 19% from last week’s 2.1 rating with a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo and 6.33 million viewers.
- Also rising significantly was Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate, which netted a 1.4 rating and 2.92 million viewers for a gain of 27% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
- The big winner of the night, however, was NCIS which hit a 3.5 rating and 19.57 million viewers, rising 17% over last week’s 3.0 rating.
- Not so hot were the numbers for the new CBS drama series Vegas, which tied its series-low 1.6 rating and 9.42 million viewers for a drop of 11% from last week’s 1.8 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 27th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and more.
Tuesday night’s comedy logjam continues to wreak havoc on all parties involved as last night’s ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- ABC’s Happy Endings hit a series low 1.2 rating and 4.87 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
- The Fox comedy New Girl also hit a series low with a 2.0 rating and 4.09 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
- Additionally, NBC’s new comedy The New Normal garnered a series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.35 million viewers.
- One of the only gainers of the night was the CBS drama Vegas, which notched a 1.8 rating and 10.2 million viewers. That’s up two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 20th, including Go On, NCIS, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, and more.
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.
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.
On the heels of NBC’s recent full pick-ups of Revolution, The New Normal and Go On, Fox has also announced a few full-season orders of its own for new comedies Ben and Kate (six additional episodes) and The Mindy Project (nine additional episodes).
Both series seem likable but have had questionable viewing figures, so it’s a good vote of confidence that Fox is giving them time to grow their audience and find their place in a crowded Tuesday night lineup for comedies (and dramas), which will only get more complicated with the return of two of ABC’s strongest returning comedies, Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B– In Apt 23. For more on what Fox has to say about the Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, hit the jump.
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.
The Fall 2012 TV season began in earnest this week, with most shows having their series/season premieres. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- CBS’ Sherlock Holmes update Elementary debuted strong with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for 13.41 million viewers.
- Also at CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored its highest rated season premiere ever with a 5.0 rating and a solid 15.66 million viewers.
- Things weren’t all rosy at The Eye, however, as Hawaii Five-0 was way down with a 1.8 rating. That’s a significant drop from last year’s season premiere rating of 3.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo.
- NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution saw an unsurprising drop in viewers from last week’s season premiere, though the 3.4 rating with 9.21 million viewers shows a healthy hold from last week’s 4.1 rating.
- Unfortunately, ABC’s excellent pilot for Last Resort debuted to a slightly disappointing 2.2 rating with 9.31 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the TV ratings for the week of September 23 – 29, including New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Grimm, Fringe, South Park, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, and much more.
The breakout comedy New Girl, from show creator/writer Liz Meriwether, returns for its sophomore season with all-new exploits from the smart, spirited and single Jess (Zooey Deschanel), her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend. This season, after Jess gets laid off from her teaching job, she re-evaluates her life and career, and immediately makes some dubious choices along the way. The show also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone.
During this recent interview to promote the Season 2 premiere, actress Zooey Deschanel talked about what fans can expect for this season, how excited she is to have Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis playing her parents, that Jess and Nick (Johnson) won’t be getting together anytime soon, how much she would enjoy a cross-over episode with The Mindy Project, and how much she enjoys doing voice work on The Simpsons. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Want to get a jump on two new sitcoms coming to television this fall? You can check out the full pilots for Fox’s The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate. Mindy Kaling (The Office) stars in her own creation as an OB/GYN who is stuck somewhere between her ideal relationship (based solely on romantic comedies) and her actual liaisons, which never end quite the way she hopes. Ben and Kate, from Dana Fox (Childrens Hospital), centers on the off-kilter relationship between a bachelor brother (Nat Faxon) and his single-mom sister (Dakota Johnson). Both shows will premiere on Fox the night of September 25th, but you can check out the full pilots after the jump.
On the new Fox comedy series The Mindy Project, premiering on September 25th, follows Mindy Lahiri (The Office’s Mindy Kaling) who, despite having a successful career, is unlucky in love and desperately needs to get her personal life back on track before her friends and colleagues are forced to stage an intervention. The show also stars Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Stephen Tobolowsky, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman and Amanda Setton.
While at the Fox portion of the TCA Press Tour, show star/executive producer Mindy Kaling talked about wearing both the actor and producer hats for this series, why she decided to make the character a doctor, her love of romance and the desire to address the damage done by romantic comedies to real relationships, how much her ethnicity will play into the story, whether headlining a series is anything like she imagined it would be, and how she’ll be returning to The Office for an episode or two. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for NBCUniversal, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt and President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke, who’s in charge of scripted programming, took some time to talk about their slate of comedies and dramas, both with their present line-up and for the Fall season. During this interview, they addressed the upcoming season of Community, why only 13 episodes and why on Friday night, the affects of the new showrunner, and whether it could get another season or more episodes to this next season. They also talked about their hopes for Go On (with Matthew Perry) and The New Normal (from Ryan Murphy), why they passed The Mindy Project on to Fox, and what fans of the series can expect from Season 2 of Smash. Check out what they had to say after the jump.