Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Opens Big; SCANDAL Returns to Series High

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TV ratings for Thursday, September 25th are in and the takeaway is that it’s very good to be Shonda Rhimes right now.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s series premiere of the Rhimes-produced legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder performed excellently, debuting to a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 14 million viewers.  The show is a swell vehicle for star Viola Davis, and carries with it a twisty mystery hook in addition to the procedural aspect.  It was the most-watched show of the night and shared the title of highest-rated program with another Rhimes-produced series…
  • Which would be Scandal, also on ABC.  The buzzy soap returned for its fourth season with a 3.8 rating and 11.9 million viewers, marking series highs in both departments.
  • Rhimes’ other, long-running ABC series Grey’s Anatomy kicked off the night with a 3.0 rating and 9.8 million viewers, which is up from the May finale’s 2.6 rating.
  • Over on NBC, Parenthood kicked off its final season with a 1.4 rating and 4.3 million viewers, up from its last finale’s 1.3 rating.
  • The surprising season premiere of Bones on Fox notched a 1.6 rating and 6.2 million viewers, which was on par with its previous season finale.

David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel Talk BONES Season 10, the Addition of New Characters, the Upcoming 200th Episode, and How Long the Show Will Continue

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This season of Bones is the hit Fox series’ 10th, which is a milestone most shows will never achieve, let alone do so while still feeling fresh and like there’s so much further to go.  After the events of Season 9, there will be huge ramifications that everyone will be dealing with, testing Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) more than ever before.

During this recent interview to promote the show’s return, actors/producers David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel talked about how Booth and Brennan will be dealing with Booth being in jail, how long they see the show continuing for, how they’re feeling about where the show is at now, the addition of new characters, their upcoming 200th episode, and how the relationship between Booth and Brennan will continue to evolve.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Showrunner Stephen Nathan Talks BONES Season 10, Where the Show Picks Up, the Future of the Series, and More

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This upcoming season of the hit Fox series Bones will be its 10th, which is a milestone most shows will never achieve, let alone do so while still feeling fresh and like there’s still so much further to go.  After the events of Season 9, there will be huge ramifications that everyone will be dealing with, testing Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) more than ever before.

While at Comic-Con, showrunner Stephen Nathan talked to press at a roundtable interview about what to expect from Season 10, where they’ll be picking back up, where things are at with the team at the Jeffersonian, that Hodgins (TJ Thyne) will feature more prominently, that there will still be some humor, keeping things fresh after a decade, and that, even though they haven’t been renewed for further seasons yet, everyone wants to return.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

BONES Comic-Con Panel Recap: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel and Executive Producer Stephen Nathan Talk Season 10, the 200th Episode, and More

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Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel appeared with executive producer Stephen Nathan to tease the 10th season of Bones, opening the panel with a short clip from the upcoming season of Booth getting into a prison fight.  Boreanaz kicked off the panel’s screwball tone by taking selfies of himself with his fellow panelists and with the audience.  Despite the jokey atmosphere, Nathan and the actors did reveal details of the 10th season and the 200th episode.  Hit the jump for more.

Fox Networks Group Chairman Peter Rice Talks More 24, Canceling HIEROGLYPH, Shortening GLEE’s Final Season Order, Tina Fey’s CABOT COLLEGE, and More

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While at the Fox portion of the TCA Press Tour, Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, he spoke about the chances of 24 returning for another season, whether the upcoming Season 10 could be the last season for Bones, why they decided to go ahead with Mulaney, even though it wasn’t ready, the status of Tina Fey’s Cabot College, why they were drawn to Red Band Society, what happened with Hieroglyph, and why they chose to cut the episode number for Glee.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Drops Again; BONES Finale Down

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TV ratings for Monday, May 19th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s 24: Live Another Day dropped three tenths from last week to a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.72 million viewers.  The Bones season finale was also down, dropping a tenth to a 1.6 rating and garnering 5.94 million viewers, which marks a drop of 24% from last year’s finale.
  • The NBC premiere of the new variety show The Maya Rudolph Show was solid, hitting a 2.2 rating in the demo and notched 7.23 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, the now-cancelled Friends with Better Lives was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 5.14 million viewers, while the season finale of Mike & Molly was down a tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.02 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Finale Dips, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Falls, and CASTLE Finale Rises

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TV ratings are in for Monday, May 12th.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The bloody—if somewhat disappointing—first season finale of NBC’s The Blacklist was down 4% with a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 10.5 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, the second installment of 24: Live Another Day fell 23% from last week’s premiere, notching a 2.0 rating and garnering 6.44 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Bones was up 7% with a 1.6 rating and 6.26 million viewers.
  • The season finale of ABC’s Castle was up 25% with a 2.0 rating and 10.36 million viewers.
  • CBS’ now-cancelled Friends with Better Lives dropped 6% to a 1.5 rating and 4.87 million viewers, while Mike & Molly rose 18% to a 2.0 rating and 6.96 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, the cancelled Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.17 million viewers.

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel Talk the Game-Changing BONES Finale, Their Chemistry, the Longevity of the Series, Season 10, and More

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The hit drama series Bones, following highly skilled forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), is currently wrapping up its ninth season, with its finale on May 19th and a tenth season already lined up.  In its final episode of the season, entitled “The Recluse in the Recliner,” directed by David Boreanaz, Booth becomes a target in an ongoing investigation, and the team has to try to figure out who is behind the death of a conspiracy blog writer, Wesley Foster.  As they dig deeper into the man’s death, it’s evident that Booth may be in over his head and his future with the FBI is put into question.

During this recent interview to discuss Season 9 and look ahead to Season 10, co-stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, who are also producers on the show, talked about the challenges of a season finale, whether either of them would ever consider writing for the show, why the case in the finale is an unusual investigation, how the finale will affect Booth and Bones’ relationship with each other and everyone else, getting to share such great chemistry with a co-star for so many seasons, how much they’ve enjoyed seeing their characters develop, and how they prefer to live in the moment than know their characters’ future.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Returns Steady; 2 BROKE GIRLS Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Monday, April 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The Blacklist returned from a brief hiatus with a revealing episode that hit a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 11.19 million viewers, which is even with its last episode’s performance.  It topped the night in scripted programming.
  • ABC’s Castle also returned even with a 1.8 rating and 9.63 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Monday lineup continues to dip without its How I Met Your Mother lead-in, as 2 Broke Girls dropped two tenths to a series low 2.1 rating and 7.03 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives dipped a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 5.38 million viewers, and Mike & Molly was down two tenths to a 1.9 rating and 7.29 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.87 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and 4.52 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Monday programming continues to be incredibly low, as Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.17 million viewers and The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.4 rating and 1.11 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Holds Steady at Series Low; TOMORROW PEOPLE Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, April 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • In its first Monday without How I Met Your Mother, CBS didn’t suffer too big a drop.  2 Broke Girls dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.21 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives was down 31% to a 1.8 rating and 5.72 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose 5% to a 2.1 rating and scored 7.43 million viewers, and the season finale of Mom dropped 14% to a 1.9 rating and 6.73 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones was down 13% to a 1.4 rating and 5.69 million viewers, while The Following was even with last week’s series low 1.4 rating and garnered 4.39 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and 790,000 viewers, and The Tomorrow People dipped 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.05 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale Hits All-Time Highs; TOMORROW PEOPLE Rises

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TV ratings for Monday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The incredibly divisive series finale for CBS’ long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother scored a couple of highs, hitting a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and raking in 12.9 million total viewers.  Those are both all-time highs for the show, which ran for a total of nine seasons and elicited very, very strong reactions from its final episode.
  • Though it faced the behemoth HIMYM finale, The CW’s Star-Crossed saw a gain of 33% with a 0.4 rating and 1.1 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People was also up, rising 67% to a 0.5 rating and 1.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Monday, March 31st, including Friends with Better Lives, The Blacklist, and The Following.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Surges in Penultimate Episode; THE BLACKLIST Rises

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TV ratings for Monday, March 24th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother saw a surge in viewership for its penultimate episode, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.06 million viewers for a rise of half a ratings point.  Elsewhere at the network, 2 Broke Girls was up a tenth to a 2.3 rating and 7.33 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.81 million viewers, Mom ticked up one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.36 million viewers, and Intelligence rose one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 4.96 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist garnered a 2.9 rating and scored 11.03 million viewers, marking a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.73 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and raked in 4.18 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped one tenth to a 1.7 rating and 9.76 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and notched 940,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Rise; THE FOLLOWING Drops

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TV ratings for Monday, March 17th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The antepenultimate episode of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother rose 7% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.88 million viewers.  Meanwhile, 2 Broke Girls dropped 19% to a series low 2.1 rating and scored 7.10 million viewers, Mike & Molly matched last week’s series low 1.8 rating and 7.59 million viewers, Mom dropped 10% to a series low 1.8 rating and 7.05 million viewers, and Intelligence was down 15% to a series low-tying 1.1 rating and 5.27 million viewers.  No matter, all of the Monday sitcoms have already been renewed.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist ticked up one tenth to a 2.8 rating and scored 11.12 million viewers.
  • Fox’ The Following dropped 7% to another series low with a 1.4 rating and 3.99 million viewers, while Bones dropped 18% to a 1.4 rating and 5.56 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.05 million viewers, and The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Drops, THE FOLLOWING Hits Another Series Low, and BELIEVE Premieres Soft

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TV ratings for Monday, March 10th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The series premiere of NBC’s new drama Believe, with a pilot directed by Alfonso Cuaron, garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 10.7 million viewers.  This marks the lowest-rated Monday drama debut in the post-The Voice timeslot.
  • CBS’s How I Met Your Mother suffered a ratings drop of half a point with a 2.7 rating and 7.7 million viewers.  Mike & Molly hit a series low 1.8 rating and scored 7.67 million viewers for a drop of four tenths, and Intelligence ticked up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 6.53 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones scored a 1.7 rating and 6.51 million viewers for a dip of one tenth, while The Following hit yet another series low with a 1.5 rating and 4.88 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s episode.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed dropped one tenth to a 0.3 rating and 1.04 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast dipped one tenth to a series low 0.2 rating and 810,000 viewers.

Fox Grants Early Renewals to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE MINDY PROJECT, NEW GIRL, and THE FOLLOWING

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Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here’s a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year:

  • Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season.
  • The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season.
  • New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season.
  • As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring.

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