Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a look at the night’s original scripted programming:
- The season finale of Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.06 million viewers, while the season finale of The Mindy Project was also flat with a 1.3 rating and 2.65 million viewers.
- NBC’s Grimm notched a 1.7 rating and 5.51 million viewers, dipping a tenth from last week’s 1.8 rating.
- Over at CBS, NCIS garnered a 3.2 rating and 18.16 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 3.1 rating, NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.5 rating and notched 13.35 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 2.4 rating, and Golden Boy was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 7.1 million viewers.
- ABC’s Body of Proof was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and garnered 8.52 million viewers.
NBC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season, and as expected Thursday has been entirely retooled. Here are a few highlights:
- Thursday nights will kick off with Parks and Recreation, followed by new comedies Welcome to The Family, Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J. Fox show. Parenthood will air in the slightly jinxed 10pm slot.
- The drama series Revolution has been moved to Wednesday nights at 8pm, Chicago Fire will now air Tuesday at 10pm, and Grimm has been moved back to Friday nights at 9pm.
- The limited series Dracula will air on Friday nights in the fall, and will be replaced by the pirate drama Crossbones in midseason.
- The season five premiere of Community has been delayed to an unspecified date and time—surprise, surprise.
- In order to take advantage of the Winter Olympics ratings boost, new dramas Believe, Crisis, and the aforementioned Crossbones will premiere midseason.
- Renewal decisions have yet to be made regarding Hannibal and Celebrity Apprentice, but are expected in the next few weeks.
- As previously reported, Go On, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Whitney, and Guys with Kids have been cancelled.
Hit the jump to check out the full schedule along with the first trailer for the James Spader-led new drama series The Blacklist. Check back here on Collider tomorrow to watch trailers for all of NBC’s new shows.
Tuesday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a look at the night’s original scripted programming:
- Fox’s New Girl hit a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.97 million viewers, rising one tenth from last week’s 2.0 rating, while The Mindy Project was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 2.71 million viewers.
- Over at NBC, Grimm continues to do well in its new night and timeslot as the most recent episode hit a 1.9 rating and 6.01 million viewers, even with last week’s performance.
- CBS’ NCIS was down two tenths from last week’s 3.1 rating with a 2.9 rating and 17 million viewers, NCIS: Los Angeles notched a 2.4 rating and 13.02 million viewers for a rise of two tenths from last week’s series low, and new drama Golden Boy garnered a 1.2 rating and 7.13 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
- ABC’s Body of Proof hit a 1.4 rating and 8.14 million viewers, which is down two tenths from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.
- On The CW, Hart of Dixie was even with last week’s 0.5 rating and scored 1.24 million viewers.
Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief rundown of the night’s scripted programming:
- A fantastic virginity-themed episode of Fox’s New Girl slipped a bit, scoring a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.63 million viewers for a 9% drop from its last original episode’s 2.2 rating.
- Elsewhere on Fox, The Mindy Project notched a series low-matching 1.3 rating and 2.63 million viewers for a drop of 13% from its last new episode’s 1.5 rating.
- NBC’s Grimm performed extremely well in its new timeslot premiere, notching a 2.0 rating and 6 million viewers for a big rise of 54% from last week’s 1.3 rating. The network recently moved the genre-oriented series from Fridays to Tuesdays.
- Over at CBS, NCIS was up 7% from last week’s 2.8 rating with a 3.0 rating and 17.68 million viewers, NCIS: Los Angeles hit a series low 2.2 rating and 12.93 million viewers for a drop of 19% from last week’s 2.7 rating, and Golden Boy tied its series low with a 1.3 rating and 7.75 million viewers for a 7% drop from last week’s 1.4 rating.
- Finally, The CW’s Hart of Dixie was up 25% from last week’s series low 0.4 rating, hitting a 0.5 rating and 1.2 million viewers.
NBC has renewed five drama series for next season, all for 22 episodes each. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Revolution – The genre-oriented drama from executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk has been one of the most successful new series on network TV this season, so a renewal seemed likely.
- Grimm – This one flies under the radar, but Grimm is actually one of the most consistent performers on NBC. The supernatural series will return for a third season this fall.
- Parenthood – One of the best-reviewed dramas on television has been a bubble show essentially since its series premiere, but Jason Katims’ ensemble family drama showed much improvement ratings-wise this year. The series will return for a fifth season this fall.
- Chicago Fire – The procedural from Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf got off to a rough start, but quickly became one of the better-performing dramas on the network. The series will return for a second season this fall.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The long-running spinoff series has been renewed for a 15th season despite disappointing ratings.
Hit the jump for more, including the status of NBC comedies like Parks and Recreation and Community.
When the NBC drama series Grimm returns tonight, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is back and ready for vengeance. After having learned what’s really been going on, Nick and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) finally go head-to-head, while Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and Renard’s undeniable attraction reaches dangerous new heights. The show also stars Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, show star David Giuntoli talked about where things will pick back up, the big fight he had to shoot with co-star Sasha Roiz, how Nick and Captain Renard have to still find a way to work together, what kind of roommate Nick will make for Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), what it was like to get to explore the mother-son dynamic with actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, how much he’s enjoyed the change in the Nick-Hank (Russell Hornsby) dynamic, who else he’d love to find out about Nick’s secret, and what he’d like to see from the Nick-Juliette relationship. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
In the fall finale of Grimm, troublemaker Adalind (Claire Coffee) returns to wreak havoc in everyone’s lives and avenge her mother’s brutal death. Naturally, she has her eyes set on Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and those closest to him, including his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) and fiancée Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is trying to help Juliette and Nick’s boss, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), deal with their escalating obsession.
During this recent interview, actress Bitsie Tulloch talked about the connection between Juliette and Renard, whether or not Monroe will keep their secret, how the return of Adalind will affect things, the biggest acting challenges she’s had this season, how her personal backstory became Juliette’s backstory, which creatures she’s found the most creepy, how she’s rooting for Juliette to get her memory back, what she hopes is next for the character’s evolution, and whether fans are more Team Nick or Team Renard (or Team Monroe!). Check out what she had to say after the jump.
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.
NBC’s fairytale-tinged police series Grimm started out last year in a grim spot in the schedule (Friday nights, to which it will return in September), one of many supernatural shows popping up just about everywhere. It seemed at first a direct competitor to ABC’s Once Upon A Time, which quickly gained a rabid following. But besides their supernatural tints, the shows are extremely different in execution.
I reviewed the first three episodes of Grimm last year and found it diverting but not exceptional, especially in such a jam-packed fall lineup of great shows. But as things went on the show started coming more into its own, moving away from its procedural roots to more of a wholly supernatural show (that borrows from quite a number of other fantasy series, including Lord of the Rings), and left its first season with a number of cliff hangers. For more on what’s in store for the upcoming season (as well as a helpful video reminder of the past one) hit the jump.
Grimm, the fantasy/horror/detective show hybrid is the sort of show that’s just entertaining enough. If Breaking Bad, or The Wire, or whatever else elevates television to a great art form, Grimm is more in line with serials in that it keeps you coming back for more, even if momentum is more important than how the pieces fit together. David Giuntoli starts the show finding out he’s a Grimm, a legendary hunter of mythic creatures, who – surprise – are living amongst us. Our review of season one of Grimm on Blu-ray follows after the jump.
The cast and creators of Grimm, the mish-mash procedural monster fairy tale cop show, took to Comic Con to discuss the making of the hit show and to preview its upcoming second season. Amongst the panel: Writer/Creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf, director Norberto Barba, executive producers Todd Milliner & Sean Hayes, and cast members David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee & Sasha Roiz. For a recap of the panel, hit the jump.
With Comic-Con about to begin, many of the studios have already plastered posters over buses, walls, and inside hotel elevators to try and promote their upcoming wares. While the majority of what’s coming will be set up tomorrow, after the jump you can get a sneak peak of what’s already on display including Game of Thrones, Syfy’s Defiance, Black Dynamite, Frankenweenie, Grimm, Looper, the remake of Robocop, Total Recall, Wreck-it-Ralph, True Blood, and more.
However, while all the marketing materials are cool, my favorite image has nothing to with your favorite movie or TV show. Instead it’s a piece of street art telling us not to believe the hype. It’s very well done and definitely worth checking out.