Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Hits New Series High, 30 ROCK Up, 1600 PENN Dips in Premierelis

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

  • The Big Bang Theory continues to soar, as last night’s Star Trek-themed episode notched yet another series high for the comedy with a whopping 6.3 rating and 19.8 million viewers.  That’s up from last week’s rating of 6.1 rating, which at the time was a new series high.  How much higher can the show go?
  • Also up was NBC’s departing comedy 30 Rock, which hit a 1.4 rating and 3.77 million viewers (man that looks tiny next to BBT’s numbers).  That’s up a tad from its last new episode’s 1.1 rating, but the numbers don’t necessarily matter anymore since the series finale is only a couple of weeks away.
  • The new NBC comedy 1600 Penn, which had its series premiere a few weeks ago, made its timeslot debut last night with a 1.6 rating and 3.93 million viewers.  That’s down from its debut’s 2.2 rating, but we should have good feel for the show’s true audience when a wholly new episode airs next week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, January 10th, including Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Up, SCANDAL Hits Season High, GREY’S ANATOMY Ties Season Low

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

  • Following last week’s series low numbers, NBC’s Parks and Recreation ticked up a notch to a 1.5 rating and 3.28 million viewers over last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • ABC’s soap Scandal earned a season high 2.5 rating and a series high 7.39 million viewers, up over last week’s 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • On the flip side, Grey’s Anatomy tied its season low 3.0 rating and 8.9 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 3.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, December 6th, including Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, The Office, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: 30 ROCK Up, SCANDAL Hits Season High, PARKS AND RECREATION and THE OFFICE Drop to Series Lows

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

  • Fans were eager to see Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon tie the knot, as the wedding-centric episode of 30 Rock scored a 1.3 rating and 3.61 million viewers, up 8% from its last original episode’s 1.2 rating.
  • ABC’s soap Scandal bounced back with a season high 2.2 rating and 6.67 million viewers, up 10% from its last new episode’s 2.0 rating.
  • Sadly, Parks and Recreation dropped to a series low 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.04 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from its last new episode’s 1.7 rating.
  • Also hitting a series low was The Office with a 1.9 rating and 3.89 million viewers, dropping 10% from its last original episode’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 29th, including Glee, Elementary, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, and more.

ABC Cancels LAST RESORT and 666 PARK AVENUE, Gives THE NEIGHBORS a Full-Season Order

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ABC will let freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue finish out their 13-episode seasons before giving them the ax. The network recently picked up two additional scripts for each show, but decided to pass on a renewal due to underwhelming ratings. Co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek spoke recently on the challenges of keeping the rogue submarine drama Last Resort afloat, but the network has torpedoed it. (Apologies for the nautical puns; I’m out of my depth.)

Fans of the show will be able to see the first season of Last Resort, starring Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman, air in its entirety in its original time slot of Thursdays at 8pm. Don’t feel too bad for Ryan, who has the Beverly Hills Cop series in development at CBS with Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson attached. Ryan also has a U.S. Marshal project underway at TNT. Hit the jump for more on the demise of 666 Park Avenue and the upcoming slate of new shows on ABC. 

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Hits All-Time High, PERSON OF INTEREST Scores Season High, GLEE Drops

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

  • The CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory had a great night, as it hit an all-time high of 17.4 million viewers and a rating of 5.5 in the 18-49 demo, up 8% from last week’s 5.1 rating.  It’s an impressive feat scoring an all-time high at this stage, as the veteran series is in its sixth season on the air.
  • Also scoring a high was the CBS drama Person of Interest, which had its highest rated episode of the season thus far with a 3.1 rating and 14.5 million viewers.  That’s up 7% from last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • Over at Fox, the drama-comedy Glee dipped 13% to a 2.1 rating and 5.28 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.4 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 15th, including 30 Rock, Last Resort, Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, The Office, and more.

TV Ratings Thursday: ELEMENTARY Hits Series Low, TWO AND A HALF MEN Matches Season High, LAST RESORT Up

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The numbers for Thursday’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • Fresh off the news that CBS will air the new series Elementary directly after the Super Bowl, the Sherlock Holmes update hit a series low 2.2 rating and 10.73 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • On the flipside, Two and a Half Men matched its season high with a 4.0 rating and 14.09 million viewers, up quite a bit from last week’s 3.6 rating.
  • Good news for fans of ABC’s new series Last Resort, as the show was up to a 1.4 rating and 5.95 million viewers, a rise over last week’s 1.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Thursday, November 8th, including Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

Andre Braugher Talks LAST RESORT, What Drew Him to the Series, What Viewers Can Expect, Viewer Feedback and His Hopes for the Show’s Longevity

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The new ABC drama series Last Resort, from co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek, tells a suspenseful, emotional and action-packed story about what happens when a U.S. submarine crew receives an order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country, and then ignores that order. With nowhere left to turn, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of theColorado to an island where they will find refuge, as they try to clear their names and get back home.

During a recent interview to promote the series, actor Andre Braugher talked about what drew him to Last Resort, how tough their current timeslot is, what viewers can expect from the coming episodes, what he likes about his character, the feedback he’s getting from viewers, and his hope that it will take a long time to get to the heart of the show’s conspiracy.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.  

Thursday TV Ratings: LAST RESORT Earns a Series Low, GREY’S ANATOMY Scores a New Season Low, BIG BANG THEORY Beats Out Game 2 of the World Series

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Thursday night’s TV ratings are in and we have a look at the highlights below:

  • ABC’s Last Resort hit a series low with a 1.3 rating, down 0.4 from last week, and 6.4 million viewers.
  • CBS’s Big Bang Theory won the night with a 4.8 rating and 15.4 million viewers, staying even with last week.
  • Two and a Half Men dropped three-tenths to a 3.7 rating after last week’s episode starring Miley Cyrus reached a season high.
  • Game 2 of the World Series on FOX earned a 2.9 among adults 18-49, but will likely be adjusted.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report from October 25th, including ElementaryBeauty and the BeastThe Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: Miley Cyrus-Infused TWO AND A HALF MEN Hits Season High, UP ALL NIGHT and BIG BANG THEORY Up

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

  • Thanks to a guest starring turn by Miley Cyrus, CBS comedy Two and a Half Men hit a season high with a 4.0 rating and 13.6 million viewers.  That’s up 14% from last week’s 3.5 rating.
  • NBC comedy Up All Night scored a big gain, earning a 1.4 rating and 3.2 million viewers.  That’s up a whopping 27% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • CBS’ other big Thursday comedy The Big Bang Theory was also up, earning a 4.7 rating and 15.4 million viewers making it the highest rated and most watched show of the night.
  • Sadly, a top-notch episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation was down 16% from last week with a 1.6 rating and 3.4 million viewers, tying its series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Thursday, October 18th, including Elementary, Last Resort, Beauty and the Beast, The Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, and more.

Robert Patrick Talks LAST RESORT, How Much Fun He Has on the Show, His Character’s Storyline, Surviving on a Submarine and Filming GANGSTER SQUAD

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The new ABC drama series Last Resort, from co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek, tells a suspenseful, emotional and action-packed story about what happens when a U.S. submarine crew receives an order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country, and then ignores that order.  With nowhere left to turn, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of theColorado to an island where they will find refuge, as they try to clear their names and get back home.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Robert Patrick – who plays Master Chief Joseph Prosser, a career military man and longtime confidant to the Captain, as well as the designated leader of all enlisted crew on the Colorado – talked about how much fun he’s having on what he sees as a very important show, how he views his character, what’s to come for his storyline, whether or not he thinks he could survive on a submarine himself, and what he thinks it is, in himself, that leads people to cast him as tough guys and villains.  He also talked about the experience of making Gangster Squad, due out in theaters on January 11, 2013.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Thursday TV Ratings: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and VAMPIRE DIARIES Premiere Strong, BIG BANG THEORY Dips, LAST RESORT Down Again

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The numbers for Thursday evening’s programming are in, and The CW had yet another very good night.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Coming off of very strong premiere numbers for Arrow, The CW’s other new series, Beauty and the Beast, premiered solid as well, scoring a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.8 million viewers.
  • Other good news for The CW comes in the form of the season premiere for fan-favorite series The Vampire Diaries.  The show returned with a 1.6 rating and 3.2 million viewers, up from last year’s 1.5 premiere rating.
  • Over at CBS, The Big Bang Theory dipped a bit from its very high numbers last week, earning a 4.5 rating and 14.2 million viewers, down from last week’s 4.9 rating.
  • ABC’s quality new series Last Resort hemorrhaged viewers yet again, earning a 1.6 rating and 6.9 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 11th, including 30 Rock, Up All Night, Two and a Half Men, the Vice Presidential debate, and more.

Daisy Betts Talks LAST RESORT, the Show’s Similarities to Real-Life Scenarios, Seeing Her Character Come Into Her Own, and More

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The new ABC drama series Last Resort, from co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek, tells a suspenseful, emotional and action-packed story about what happens when a U.S. submarine crew receives an order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country, and then ignores that order.  With nowhere left to turn, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an island where they will find refuge, as they try to clear their names and get back home.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Daisy Betts – who plays Lieutenant Grace Shepard, among the first wave of female officers to serve on US submarines – talked about the appeal of the show and what she loved about the character, how much fun it was to see Grace really have to take charge and come into her own, that viewers will get to see the characters let loose a bit, how she doesn’t think she could personally survive on a submarine, and how this show makes you think about and evaluate this type of scenario, since it really isn’t too far off from something that could happen.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Thursday TV Ratings: 30 ROCK Premieres Lower Than COMMUNITY, PARKS AND REC Up, ELEMENTARY Dips

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There was quite a bit of movement for last night’s programming.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Despite what looks to be a creative upswing, the final season of 30 Rock kicked off with a bit of a whimper as the season seven premiere netted a 1.3 demo rating and 3.40 million viewers.
  • While the majority of NBC’s comedies are still struggling, the swell Parks and Recreation saw an uptick last night of 19% as it scored a 1.9 rating and 3.5 million viewers.
  • The Americanized Sherlock Holmes series Elementary dipped a bit from its series premiere, garnering a 2.6 rating and 11.2 million viewers versus last week’s 3.1 rating.
  • Bad news again for ABC’s excellent new drama series Last Resort, as the show was down from its disappointing series premiere numbers with a 1.8 rating and 7.87 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Thursday, October 4th including The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Two and a Half Men, and more.

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.

Co-Creators Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek Talk LAST RESORT, How the Show Evolved, and Challenges of Shooting a Submarine Series

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The new ABC drama series Last Resort, from co-creators Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek and premiering on September 27th, tells a suspenseful, emotional and action-packed story about what happens when a U.S. submarine crew receives an order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country, and then ignores that order. With nowhere left to turn, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an island where they will find refuge, as they try to clear their names and get back home.

During this recent interview to promote the show’s premiere, executive producers Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek talked about the great feedback they’re already getting from people who have seen the pilot, how they approached the show’s development and how it’s evolved into what it is now, why Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman were the perfect actors for their roles, the challenges of shooting submarine scenes, and the value of a serialized drama. Check out what they had to say after the jump.

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