The ratings for Friday evening’s programming are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The season premiere of Nikita premiered quite low, as the episode netted a 0.3 rating and 950,000 viewers.
- Though the show has been on an uptick as of late, this week’s episode of Grimm was down a tad with a 1.4 rating and 4.9 million viewers. That’s a 13% drop from last week’s 1.6.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Friday, October 19th.
Friday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The final season of Fringe keeps on truckin’, and this week’s episode was even with last week, garnering a 1.0 rating and 2.7 million viewers.
- NBC’s Friday favorite Grimm dipped a bit, landing a 1.5 rating and 4.9 million viewers. That’s down from last week’s 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
- Expectedly, CBS’ Blue Bloods was the most-watched program of the night with 10.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Friday, October 12th.
Friday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at some of the highlights:
- NBC’s Grimm was even with last week, earning a 1.6 rating and 5.19 million viewers.
- The second episode of Fringe’s final season was down from its season premiere with a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.03 million viewers
- CBS’ Friday juggernaut Blue Bloods was down from last week, scoring a 1.2 rating in the demo and 9.59 million viewers.
Hit the jump for details on all the scripted programming from Friday, October 5th including CSI: NY, Made in Jersey, 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 upfronts are nearing an end, and we’ve already seen the new schedules from NBC, Fox, and ABC. Now it’s CBS’s turn. The readers of this site may not exactly be CBS’s target demo—though I’m still watching and enjoying How I Met Your Mother—but The Eye is hoping to change that with a few promising new series slated for this fall. Shifts for returning series include moving the Ashton Kutcher-enhanced Two and a Half Men to Thursdays, while The Mentalist (which is probably your parents’ favorite show) will now air on Sunday. Also, the young-skewing comedy 2 Broke Girls has been pushed back to the prime 9pm slot on Mondays after doing well at 8:30. Moreover, I’m now aware that a show unironically called Crimetime Saturday exists.
As far as new series go, I’m really only keeping my eye on Elementary at this point. I didn’t really find the need for a new Sherlock Holmes series given that we already have the beyond excellent Sherlock (and, to a lesser extent, House), but I’m willing to check out this new drama (starring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson) to see what they’ve come up with. Hit the jump to check out CBS’s schedule.
Earlier today we reported that Melina Kanakaredes was leaving the spin-off series CSI:NY after a solid six-season run. Though her departure may have something to do with the series possibly running its course (after all, the show is moving to Fridays which isn’t a great day for a series to land on), one thing’s for sure: she has quickly been replaced. At the time of our initial report Sela Ward, who played Stacy Warner on earlier seasons of House M.D., was the frontrunner. An official press release from CBS has confirmed she is joining the cast as “an experienced investigator from Washington, DC, whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim.” Her first episode will be the season premiere this fall.
Hit the jump for some casting additions to CW’s series Life Unexpected.
In the upcoming season, Dexter may face his fiercest opposition yet: RoboCop. Peter Weller, who assumed the title role RoboCop franchise, has joined the cast of Showtime’s Dexter for season five. According to Deadline, he will play “a troubled Miami Metro police officer who gets caught up in an internal affairs investigation.” The veteran actor — most recently seen in a guest spot on the third season of Fringe — joins Julia Stiles as a new addition to the cast.
Hit the jump for details on The Wire alum Aidan Gillen’s role in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, and who might replace Melina Kanakaredes as she departs CSI: NY.
CBS officially released their fall schedule today, and they certainly didn’t play it safe. New sitcom Mike & Molly earns a prime berth in the dominant Monday comedy block, with Hawaii Five-0 taking over for CSI: Miami at 10:00. Tuesdays continue with the NCIS franchise and The Good Wife. Perennial Thursday victor Survivor is headed for Wednesdays, followed by Criminal Minds and new legal drama The Defenders. CBS throws down the gauntlet to NBC’s comedies on Thursday, counterprogramming with #1 sitcom The Big Bang Theory and high-profile new laffer S#*! My Dad Says. On Fridays, Medium moves to 8:00, followed by CSI: NY in a new timeslot and new hourlong Blue Bloods at 10:00. Saturdays are the same crime extravaganza as always. Sundays 7:00-10:00 maintain a three hour block of unscripted television, while a displaced CSI: Miami closes out the night. Check out the full schedule after the jump.