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.
Earlier this morning, CBS announced their Fall 2012 schedule. Full trailers have now been unveiled for the network’s new shows, including three dramas and one comedy. Briefly:
- Elementary – Jonny Lee Miller stars as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson in this modern day drama about the crime-solving duo.
- Vegas – Dennis Quaid stars as a former military police officer who is called in by the Mayor of Las Vegas to look into the murder of a casino worker. Quaid clashes with a ruthless Chicago gangster (Michael Chiklis) in this 1960s drama.
- Made in Jersey – Janet Montgomery stars as an attorney who uses her street smarts to compete against her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues.
- Partners – This new comedy stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie as two life-long best friends, one straight and one gay, whose friendship is tested when one of them gets engaged.
Hit the jump for synopses and full trailers for all the new shows.
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.