NBC Renews PARKS AND RECREATION for Season Six; Cancels 1600 PENN and WHITNEY

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There is great reason to rejoice, folks.  Hot on the heels of NBC ordering four comedy pilots and two drama pilots to series, the network has renewed the most excellent comedy series Parks and Recreation for a sixth season.  Nick Offerman himself confirmed the news on Twitter in true Ron Swanson fashion.  While rumors have swirled that NBC is planning an overhaul of its comedy lineup in addition to losing 30 Rock and The Office, Parks and Rec is consistently a top ratings performer on the network and is something of a critical darling.  The show has only improved since its debut in 2009, and I personally consider it one of the best things on television period.  Less certain are the fates of shows like Community, Go On, and The New Normal, but we’ll hear firm word soon as NBC is slated to unveil its full 2013/2014 lineup on Sunday.

[Update: In addition to Parks and Rec's renewal, NBC has cancelled Whitney and freshman comedy 1600 Penn.]

[Update #2: And now NBC has announced that Up All Night and Guys with Kids are also cancelled.]

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Wins the Night, CSI and NASHVILLE Hit Series Lows

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

  • ABC’s Modern Family was the highest-rated program of the night, scoring a 3.9 rating and 10.59 million viewers.  That’s down a tad from last week’s 4.0 rating.
  • CSI notched yet another series low, hitting a 1.8 rating and 9.27 million viewers for a steep drop of five tenths from last week’s 2.3 rating in the demo.
  • Also notching a series low was the ABC soap Nashville, which garnered a 1.6 rating and 5.13 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from its last original episode’s 1.8 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 27th, including Arrow, Chicago Fire, Suburgatory, Supernatural, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Drops, MODERN FAMILY Up, CSI Rebounds

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Wednesday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow took a bit of a tumble, notching a 0.9 rating and 3.12 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • Modern Family saw a slight rise in viewership, garnering a 3.9 rating and 10.57 million viewers to be the second highest rated show of the night.  That’s a rise of 3% from last week’s 3.8 rating.
  • Over at CBS, CSI saw a rebound from last week’s series-low 1.9 rating, hitting a 2.3 rating and 10.54 million viewers.  That’s a rise of 21% from last week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 20th, including Chicago Fire, Whitney, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and MODERN FAMILY Up, THE MIDDLE Hits Season Low

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

  • Fresh off a season two pickup, The CW’s Arrow notched up to a 1.1 rating and 3.26 viewers versus last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • Also up was a vignette-style Valentine’s Day episode of Modern Family, which scored a 3.8 rating and 10.03 million viewers.  That’s up a tad from last week’s season-low 3.7 rating.
  • Speaking of lows, the ABC comedy The Middle garnered a 1.9 rating and 7.63 million viewers for a season low.  That’s down four tenths from last week’s 2.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 13th, including Supernatural, Nashville, Chicago Fire, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Hits Season Low, SUBURGATORY Rises, NASHVILLE Notches Series Low

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

  • Modern Family took a dive last night, landing a season-low 3.8 rating and 10.14 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 10% from its last original episode’s 4.2 rating, but it still managed to score the second-highest rating of the night.
  • ABC’s whip-smart comedy Suburgatory, on the other hand, saw a decent rise of 17% from last week’s 1.8 rating, garnering a 2.1 rating and 5.88 million viewers.
  • Bringing things back down, though, was Nashville, which scored a 1.7 rating and 5.25 million viewers for a series low.  That’s down 11% from its last new episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 6th, including Supernatural, CSI, Chicago Fire, Arrow, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: THE AMERICANS Debuts Strong, THE NEIGHBORS and SUBURGATORY Drop

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

  • FX’s new drama series The Americans debuted strong with 4.7 million combined viewers and 3.22 million total viewers for its premiere broadcast, topping the premieres of American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.  The network is currently on a roll with original programming, and The Americans looks to be a fine addition to the lineup.
  • ABC’s comedy The Neighbors took a drop, scoring a 1.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers which is down four tenths from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Also down on ABC was Suburgatory, suffering from a lack of a new Modern Family as its lead-in.  The episode hit a 1.8 rating and 4.87, dropping four tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, January 30th, including Arrow, Supernatural, Whitney, Chicago Fire, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY and THE MIDDLE Up, CHICAGO FIRE Down

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

  • ABC’s Modern Family saw an uptick of five tenths from its last new episode’s 4.2 rating with a 4.7 rating and 12 million viewers.
  • Also up was the ABC sitcom The Middle, which scored a 2.4 rating and 8.4 million viewers.  That’s a rise of three tenths from its last new episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • On the flipside, Chicago Fire was down with a 2.2 rating and 7.9 million viewers versus last week’s series high of 2.4.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, January 9th, including Suburgatory, Nashville, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: WHITNEY Matches Series Low with Return, CHICAGO FIRE Tumbles, NASHVILLE Dips

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Wednesday night’s TV ratings are in, and it’s not pretty.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s comedy series Whitney kicked off its second season last night with a 1.4 rating and 4.23 million viewers for a drop of 13% from its season one finale rating of 1.6.  That matches the show’s series low performance and is even with Animal Practice’s Wednesday launch numbers, the now-cancelled series that Whitney replaced.
  • It appears that last week’s high numbers for the NBC drama Chicago Fire were short-lived, as it was back to business as usual this week with a 1.6 rating and 5.7 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 27% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • ABC’s drama Nashville also dropped despite the fact that it recently received a full season pick-up, as last night’s episode drew a 1.8 rating and 5.9 million viewers.  That’s down 10% from last week’s 2.0 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, November 14th, including CSI, Modern Family, Supernatural, Arrow, and more. 

Wednesday TV Ratings: AMERICAN HORROR STORY Tops Cable Programming, SUPERNATURAL Up, Everything Else Down

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Ratings were down pretty much across the board last night, as families were out Trick or Treating instead of watching television.  Here’s a look at the highlights:

  • FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum topped all cable programming with a 1.5 rating, which is down a tad from last week’s 1.7.
  • The CW’s drama Supernatural was the only program to actually gain viewers last night, as the episode drew a 0.9 rating and 2.1 million viewers versus last week’s 0.7.
  • Literally every other program was down or even in viewership from the previous original episodes.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 31st, including 30 Rock, Nashville, Arrow, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Gets Off to Very Strong Start, NASHVILLE and CHICAGO FIRE Drop, ARROW Steady

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TV ratings numbers are in for Wednesday night’s programming.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The second season premiere of FX’s horror anthology series American Horror Story: Asylum got off to an incredibly strong start, with a hefty 2.2 rating in the demo and 3.85 million total viewers, making it the most watched and highest rated episode of the series thus far.
  • After a solid yet slightly soft debut, ABC’s much buzzed-about new drama series Nashville saw a pretty steep drop in viewers for episode 2.  The ep drew a 2.0 rating and 6.8 million viewers, down a hefty 28% from last week’s 2.8 rating.
  • NBC’s new drama Chicago Fire was also down, though the drop was a bit more dramatic given the show’s low premiere numbers.  The second episode drew a 1.5 rating an 5.9 million viewers, down 21% from the premiere’s 1.9 rating.
  • The CW’s new superhero series Arrow saw a solid hold from last week’s stellar premiere numbers, as this week’s episode hit a 1.3 rating and 3.5 million viewers.  That’s even with last week’s premiere.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 17th, including Modern Family, Supernatural, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and NASHVILLE Premiere Strong, CHICAGO FIRE Not So Much

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A couple of high profile new shows made their television premieres on Wednesday night.  Here’s a brief rundown of the highlights:

  • The CW’s new superhero series Arrow premiered strong (for The CW, that is) with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4 million viewers.  That’s a very solid debut for the network, so it’ll be interesting to see how much of that audience holds next week.
  • ABC’s high-profile debut Nashville got off to a solid yet slightly disappointing start.  Given the pilot’s rave reviews and overall buzzworthiness expectations may have been a tad too high, but the episode scored a 2.8 rating in the demo and 9 million viewers.
  • Not breaking any records was the series premiere of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Fire.  The episode netted a 1.9 demo rating and 6.4 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 10th, including Modern Family, Supernatural, CSI, Criminal Minds, The Middle, The Neighbors, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: SUPERNATURAL Returns Steady, THE MIDDLE Drops, ANIMAL PRACTICE and GUYS WITH KIDS Both Up

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The Presidential Debate preempted some of the network programming last night, but it was mostly good news for the shows that did air.  Here are a few highlights from Wednesday’s numbers:

  • The CW’s Supernatural kicked off its eighth season with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.8 million viewers, even with the season seven premiere and up from last season’s finale rating of 0.7.
  • ABC’s The Middle was down double digits from last week, scoring a 2.2 rating in the demo and 7.93 million viewers.  That’s a 24% drop from last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • NBC’s new comedies Animal Practice and Guys with Kids were both up with a 1.5 rating and 1.8, respectively.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 3rd, including numbers for the debate.

TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY Starts Strong, BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Premiere High, HAWAII FIVE-0 Way Down

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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 GirlParks and RecreationGrimmFringeSouth ParkSons of Anarchy, Castle, and much more.

Watch Full Trailers for New NBC Comedy Series Including Ryan Murphy’s THE NEW NORMAL and GO ON, Starring Matthew Perry

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NBC unveiled their upcoming Fall 2012 schedule yesterday, and we included clips from all the new NBC series in that post.  Hoping to steal a little of Fox’s thunder from their upfront presentation today, NBC has now posted full trailers for each of their new shows.  We just shared the trailers for their new dramas, Revolution and Chicago Fire, and now we’ve got the trailers for NBC’s new comedy offerings.  The most high profile new comedy is probably Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s half-hour series The New Normal.  The film stars Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) and Justin Bartha as a same-sex couple who are having a baby via surrogate (Georgia King).  I can’t say I found the trailer funny, but it does maintain Murphy’s signature dialogue for better or worse.  I’ll watch the pilot, but I don’t exactly have high hopes after watching the trailer.

However, I was really impressed by the trailer for Go OnMatthew Perry stars as a sportscaster trying to move on from a loss with the help of his fellow group therapy members.  Perry’s comedic timing is spot-on with a nice dramatic touch, and the ensemble cast looks to be surprisingly impressive.  Hit the jump to watch the trailers for all of NBC’s new comedies.

NBC’s Fall 2012 Schedule: COMMUNITY Moved to Friday; Watch Clips from the New Shows Including Ryan Murphy’s THE NEW NORMAL

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The upfronts are upon us! Yes, it’s that time of year again. All the networks will be unveiling their fall 2012 schedules throughout this week, announcing time slot shifts for seasoned shows and debuts for the pilots that made the cut to full-series.  Today NBC announced their line-up with a pretty disparaging shake-up to the old schedule: Community has been moved from its prime Thursday night slot to Friday (aka where your favorite shows go to die).  The fan-favorite series wasn’t guaranteed a fourth season pick-up, but the TV gods were merciful as the show was recently given a renewal for a 13-episode fourth season.  However, the Friday slot isn’t exactly great news.  The show’s young and vocal fanbase has kept the series alive, but I wonder how many will actually choose to stay in on Friday nights to watch the show live.

There is hope, as previous ratings-challenged yet critically loved series like Friday Night Lights and Fringe managed to squeak by on Friday.  That said, with a short episode order and the new Friday timeslot I’m getting the feeling that NBC doesn’t have much faith in the show’s future post-season four.  I guess we should be thankful that it’s even coming back at all.  Nevertheless, the network has a slew of new series (some promising) that they hope will catch on.  After the jump you’ll find descriptions and clips of all of NBC’s new series, so take a look at plot out your new fall 2012 TV schedule accordingly.

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