Sunday TV Ratings: DOWNTON ABBEY Scores Record 10.2 Million Viewers in Season Four Premiere

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The two-hour season four premiere of the very fancy Downton Abbey scored a whopping 10.2 million viewers, marking a 22% rise from last year’s season three premiere (7.9 million viewers) and easily netting PBS’ highest ratings ever.  If you missed it, read Allison’s recap of the two-part premiere episode right here.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife returned to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.24 million viewers, which is down 13% from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.  The Mentalist, meanwhile, dropped 17% to a 1.5 rating and 9.93 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Revenge garnered a 1.8 rating and 6.69 million viewers, rising 20%, while Betrayal returned to a 0.8 rating and 3.38 million viewers.
  • Fox’s animation lineup started on a delay due to the 49ers/Packers NFL game, so preliminary ratings are inflated and therefore incorrect.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Family Guy quickly undid its big character “death” from a few weeks ago last night to the tune of a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.27 million viewers, rising three tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.  Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons rose four tenths to a 3.5 rating and 8.38 million viewers, Bob’s Burgers was up three tenths to a 2.4 rating and 5.53 million viewers, and American Dad ticked up three tenths to a 2.4 rating and 4.94 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time fell two tenths to a series low-tying 1.9 rating and 6.4 million viewers, Revenge dropped a tenth to a 1.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers, and Betrayal notched a 0.8 rating and 3.7 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Ticks Up

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Following its last original episode’s big character “death”, Family Guy garnered a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.23 million viewers for a rise of four tenths.  Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons matched its last episode’s 3.0 rating and scored 6.82 million viewers, Bob’s Burgers rose half a ratings point to a 2.1 rating and 4.58 million viewers, and American Dad was up four tenths to a 2.1 rating and 4.27 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was up three tenths from last week’s series low to a 2.2 rating and 6.88 million viewers, Revenge was even with a 1.5 rating and 5.98 million viewers, and Betrayal tied its series low with a 0.8 rating and 3.1 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Debuts Solid, FAMILY GUY Rises, and ONCE UPON A TIME Hits New Series Low

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The promising new sci-fi series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, premiered on Fox to a solid 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.1 million viewers.  Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice start.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons was even with last week’s 1.8 rating and scored 4.13 million viewers, while Family Guy was up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.33 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time hit a new series low opposite Almost Human with a 1.9 rating and 6.6 million viewers, Revenge was up two tenths from last week’s series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.8 million viewers, and Betrayal garnered a 0.9 rating and 3.4 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife dropped three tenths from last week to a 1.4 rating and 9.65 million viewers, and The Mentalist was down a tenth with a 1.3 rating and 9.48 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Drops, ONCE UPON A TIME and REVENGE Hit Lows

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Animation Domination kicked off with The Simpsons, which notched a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.27 million viewers, down 21% from last week’s 2.4 rating.  Bob’s Burgers was also down, hitting a 1.5 rating and 3.22 million viewers for a drop of 17%.  A truly odd episode of Family Guy dipped 20% from last week’s 2.5 rating to a 2.0 rating and 4.16 million viewers, while American Dad was down 16% to a 1.6 rating and 3.52 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time continues to decline as it tied its season low with a 2.1 rating and 6.63 million viewers, dropping 7% from last week’s season high 1.4 rating.  Revenge tied its series low with a 1.4 rating and scored 5.50 million viewers, while Betrayal closed out the night with a series low tying 0.8 rating and 3.25 million viewers, marking a drop of 20% from last week’s 1.0 rating.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME and THE GOOD WIFE Rise; AMERICAN DAD Dips

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s animation domination kicked off with The Simpsons, which was down half a ratings point from its last original episode’s 3.0 rating to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.46 million viewers.  Bob’s Burgers dropped a tenth from its last original episode to a 1.8 rating and 3.75 million viewers, Family Guy was even with a 2.5 rating and 4.86 million viewers, and American Dad was down two tenths to a 1.9 rating and 3.74 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was up from last week’s 2.2 rating to a 2.3 rating and 7.5 million viewers.  Revenge rose three tenths from last week’s season low to a 1.7 rating and 6.3 million viewers, while Betrayal was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and 2.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife garnered a 1.6 rating and 9.79 million viewers for a rise of two tenths over last week’s 1.4 rating, matching its season high.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Dip; ABC Dramas Down

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  CBS’ programming was delayed due to football overrun, so here’s a look at how the other networks stacked up:

  • A Guillermo del Toro-infused Treehouse of Horror installment of The Simpsons matched last week’s 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.31 million viewers.
  • Fox’s animation domination continued with Bob’s Burgers, which garnered a 1.9 rating and 4.22 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Family Guy was also down, scoring a 2.5 rating and 5.21 million viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s 2.6 rating.
  • American Dad closed out the night with a 2.1 rating and 4.42 million viewers, even with last week’s installment.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time scored a 2.5 rating and 7.65 million viewers, dropping yet again from last week’s 2.6 rating.
  • ABC ended the evening with Revenge and Betrayal dropping four tenths each, to a 1.9 rating and 6.69 million viewers and a 1.1 rating and 3.97 million viewers, respectively.

Sunday TV Ratings: BREAKING BAD Series Finale Scores Record 10.3 Million Viewers; HOMELAND Starts Strong; ONCE UPON A TIME Debuts Soft

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in, and the series finale of Breaking Bad unsurprisingly stole everyone’s thunder.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The final episode of Breaking Bad scored 10.3 million viewers and a 6.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, marking series-best numbers in both categories.  Obviously quite a few people made a point of catching up in time for the finale, as those numbers shatter last Sunday’s record of 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating.
  • Opposite BB, the season premiere of Showtime’s Homeland (which apparently couldn’t wait one more week) scored 1.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere of the show yet.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time’s season premiere hit a 2.6 rating in the demo and 8.45 million viewers, which is down 33% from last year’s season two premiere.
  • Fox’s season premiere of Family Guy was also down, notching a 2.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers for a drop of 21% from last year’s season opener.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, September 29th, including Masters of Sex, Bob’s Burgers, Revenge, American Dad, and more.

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.

Trailers for New ABC Series ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, Rebel Wilson’s SUPER FUN NIGHT, TROPHY WIFE, BETRAYAL, and More

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Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series.  We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today:

  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.
  • Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives.
  • Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
  • Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier.
  • Mind GamesSteve Zahn and Christian Slater star in this midseason drama procedural about two brothers who use the hard science of psychological manipulation to solve clients’ problems.
  • Mixology – From the screenwriters behind The Hangover, this ensemble comedy stars Blake Lee and Andrew Santino and centers on ten single people who cross paths in a bar.
  • Resurrection – The people in a small Missouri town are forever changed when their deceased love ones suddenly start to return.  Omar Epps stars in this midseason drama series.
  • Lucky 7 - A drama series about seven friends who unexpectedly win the lottery.  Isiah Whitlock Jr. stars.
  • And the new comedies Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson), The Goldbergs (starring Jeff Garlin), and Back in the Game (starring James Caan).

Hit the jump to watch the trailers and to check out some images from the new series.

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.

Venice Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER and Brian De Palma’s PASSION

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The line-up for the 2012 Venice Film Festival has been announced and it’s a surprisingly lean year.  Usually, there’s a lot of overlap between the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice, but the only major crossovers are Terrence Malick‘s To the Wonder, Robert Redford‘s The Company You Keep, Ramin Bahrani‘s At Any Price, Mira Nair‘s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Ariel Vromen‘s The Iceman.  Venice does have a few standout exclusives this year, most notably Brian De Palma‘s new film, Passion, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.  Other notable exclusives include Abdallah Omeish‘s Witness: Libya (executive produced by Michael Mann) and Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2012 Venice Film Festival runs August 29 – September 8th.

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