Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Hit New Lows Opposite Olympics

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in, and network programming was unexpectedly down opposite NBC’s Olympics coverage.

  • NBC’s Tuesday night coverage of the Winter Olympics, including the men’s halfpipe run, notched a 6.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 23.68 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, a fantastic Linda Cardellini-infused episode of New Girl hit a new series low 1.3 rating and scored 2.95 million viewers, which is down three tenths from last week.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine also hit a series low, dropping two tenths to a 1.2 rating and scoring 2.87 million viewers.  Dads dipped three tenths to a 1.2 rating and garnered 2.53 million viewers.
  • ABC’s new series Killer Women tied its series low with a 0.7 rating and 3.01 million viewers.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Fail to Catch Super Bowl Bump; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Down

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TV ratings for Tuesday, February 4th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Though Fox’s New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine enjoyed the post-Super Bowl timeslots, neither show enjoyed a bump in regular viewership.  New Girl hit a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3.48 million viewers, down 16% from its most recent Tuesday episode, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped 26% from its most recent original timeslot episode to a 1.4 rating and 3.22 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dipped 5% to a 2.1 rating and 6.54 million viewers, dropping a tenth from its last episode’s 2.2. rating.  Read Evan’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the rest of Tuesday’s ratings, including Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Goldbergs, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: INTELLIGENCE Off to Decent Start, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Matches Series Low, and NEW GIRL Dips

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

  • The premiere of CBS’ new drama series Intelligence got off to a fair start with a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 16.59 million viewers, which marks a rise of 33% from the timeslot premiere of the short-lived Golden Boy last year.  Read Allison’s recap of the episode here.
  • Last night’s midseason premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kinda sorta explained Agent Coulson’s resurrection to the tune of a 2.1 rating and 6.48 million viewers, which is flat with the show’s last original episode and matches its series low.  If the promise of the answer to the Coulson mystery didn’t draw any viewers back, it’s clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. has basically plateaued.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • Over on Fox, New Girl garnered a season low 1.6 rating and 3.17 million viewers in its midseason return, dropping 16% from its last original episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 7th, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, The Goldbergs, the series premiere of Killer Women, and more.

Alex Fernandez, Michael Trucco & Marta Milans Talk Character Name-Changes, On-Screen Eating and More on the Set of ABC’s New Series, KILLER WOMEN

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Tricia Helfer is a force to be reckoned with as Molly Parker in ABC’s upcoming series Killer Women, but even a rough and tough Texas Ranger needs a support system.  Even though some officers haven’t warmed up to the idea of having a female Texas Ranger around, Molly’s boss – Alex Fernandez’s Company Commander Luis Zea – is well aware of her ability and the value of her unique intuition that lets her tap into the minds of female killers. When Molly isn’t out making sure justice is served, she’s spending time with her big brother Billy (Michael Trucco), his wife Becca (Marta Milans) and their two daughters on their San Antonio ranch.  Hit the jump for more on Killer Women’s supporting line-up.  The Killer Women season premiere will air on ABC tonight at 10/9c.

Creator Hannah Shakespeare Talks Development, Getting Picked Up, Making Changes Along the Way and More on the Set of ABC’s New Series, KILLER WOMEN

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As someone with a soft spot for action and tough female leads, the moment Hannah Shakespeare’s agent suggested she take on Killer Women, there was no discussion necessary; Shakespeare was in.  After going off to develop the narrative on her own, Shakespeare came back with a show centering on Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer), a female Texas Ranger. Even though Molly is clearly capable and a major asset as someone with the ability to understand why women kill, she’s still striving to prove herself in the male-dominated profession. Hit the jump for more.  The Killer Women season premiere will air on ABC on Tuesday, January 7th at 10/9c.

Tricia Helfer Talks Portraying a Female Texas Ranger, the Ranger Recruitment Process, and More on the Set of KILLER WOMEN

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With the help of the real first female Texas Ranger, Marrie Aldridge, Tricia Helfer is bringing her own sassy, ballsy and determined Texas Ranger to TV in ABC’s Killer Women.  Helfer’s Molly Parker recently received her Texas Ranger ranking and gets loads of flack from other male officers in other jurisdictions. However, Molly’s ability to tap into the female psyche and figure out why women kill gives her an edge and particularly when it comes to the first case of the season because the Killer Women pilot opens with a women donning a red dress and ski-high heels walking into a wedding in progress and shooting the wife mid-ceremony.

While on location in Albuquerque, we got the chance to talk to Helfer about Molly’s assets and flaws, the Texas Ranger recruitment process, what makes a good Ranger and more. You can catch it all for yourself in the video interview after the jump.  The Killer Women season premiere will air on ABC on Tuesday, January 7th at 10/9c.

Collider Goes to the Set of ABC’s KILLER WOMEN; 13 Things to Know About the Show

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There have only been two female Texas Rangers in history, but now we’re about add a third – well, on TV.

ABC’s Killer Women stars Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Molly Parker, a feisty, determined Texas Ranger with a knack for figuring out why women kill. In the pilot episode, when a woman is murdered right in the middle of her wedding, Molly’s assigned to catch the culprit. Trouble is, it isn’t just about putting this high-heeled killer behind bars; Molly’s got to pinpoint her motives and those aren’t as cut and dry as the San Antonio Police Department would like to think. Hit the jump for all the details on our trip to the set.


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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.

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