Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. A football delay on CBS preempting the network’s primetime programming makes those numbers meaningless, but here’s a brief look at the night’s scripted programming on ABC and Fox:
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time matched its last episode’s series low 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.6 million viewers.
- Over on Fox, Bob’s Burgers garnered a 1.6 rating in the demo and 3.38 million viewers, which is a drop of three tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating. American Dad was also down, dropping two tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating to a 1.7 rating and scoring 3.45 million viewers.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- The promising new sci-fi series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, premiered on Fox to a solid 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.1 million viewers. Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice start. Read Allison’s recap here.
- Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons was even with last week’s 1.8 rating and scored 4.13 million viewers, while Family Guy was up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.33 million viewers.
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time hit a new series low opposite Almost Human with a 1.9 rating and 6.6 million viewers, Revenge was up two tenths from last week’s series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.8 million viewers, and Betrayal garnered a 0.9 rating and 3.4 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.
- Over on CBS, The Good Wife dropped three tenths from last week to a 1.4 rating and 9.65 million viewers, and The Mentalist was down a tenth with a 1.3 rating and 9.48 million viewers.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Fox’s Animation Domination kicked off with The Simpsons, which notched a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.27 million viewers, down 21% from last week’s 2.4 rating. Bob’s Burgers was also down, hitting a 1.5 rating and 3.22 million viewers for a drop of 17%. A truly odd episode of Family Guy dipped 20% from last week’s 2.5 rating to a 2.0 rating and 4.16 million viewers, while American Dad was down 16% to a 1.6 rating and 3.52 million viewers.
- Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time continues to decline as it tied its season low with a 2.1 rating and 6.63 million viewers, dropping 7% from last week’s season high 1.4 rating. Revenge tied its series low with a 1.4 rating and scored 5.50 million viewers, while Betrayal closed out the night with a series low tying 0.8 rating and 3.25 million viewers, marking a drop of 20% from last week’s 1.0 rating.
Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy chronicles the build-up to one of America’s most shocking events – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1959, two men faced major turning points in their lives, one in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, and the other at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. This film charts the highs and lows of those two men, eventually intersecting with two shocking deaths that stunned a nation. It stars Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, with Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Ginnifer Goodwin talked about why she’s avoided playing Jackie Kennedy until now, her desire to show the private side of the woman, whether it was more daunting to play part of one of the most famous couples in literature (with Snow White and Prince Charming) or one of the most famous couples in American history (with the Kennedys), what a dream Rob Lowe was to work with, what it was like to see herself in the famous pink suit and hat, and the most emotional moment on set. She also talked about how much she’s enjoyed being a part of her ABC television series Once Upon a Time for the last three seasons. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Fox’s animation domination kicked off with The Simpsons, which was down half a ratings point from its last original episode’s 3.0 rating to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.46 million viewers. Bob’s Burgers dropped a tenth from its last original episode to a 1.8 rating and 3.75 million viewers, Family Guy was even with a 2.5 rating and 4.86 million viewers, and American Dad was down two tenths to a 1.9 rating and 3.74 million viewers.
- Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was up from last week’s 2.2 rating to a 2.3 rating and 7.5 million viewers. Revenge rose three tenths from last week’s season low to a 1.7 rating and 6.3 million viewers, while Betrayal was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and 2.5 million viewers.
- CBS’ The Good Wife garnered a 1.6 rating and 9.79 million viewers for a rise of two tenths over last week’s 1.4 rating, matching its season high.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in. CBS’ programming was delayed due to football overrun, so here’s a look at how the other networks stacked up:
- A Guillermo del Toro-infused Treehouse of Horror installment of The Simpsons matched last week’s 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.31 million viewers.
- Fox’s animation domination continued with Bob’s Burgers, which garnered a 1.9 rating and 4.22 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
- Family Guy was also down, scoring a 2.5 rating and 5.21 million viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s 2.6 rating.
- American Dad closed out the night with a 2.1 rating and 4.42 million viewers, even with last week’s installment.
- Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time scored a 2.5 rating and 7.65 million viewers, dropping yet again from last week’s 2.6 rating.
- ABC ended the evening with Revenge and Betrayal dropping four tenths each, to a 1.9 rating and 6.69 million viewers and a 1.1 rating and 3.97 million viewers, respectively.
Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in, and the series finale of Breaking Bad unsurprisingly stole everyone’s thunder. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The final episode of Breaking Bad scored 10.3 million viewers and a 6.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, marking series-best numbers in both categories. Obviously quite a few people made a point of catching up in time for the finale, as those numbers shatter last Sunday’s record of 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating.
- Opposite BB, the season premiere of Showtime’s Homeland (which apparently couldn’t wait one more week) scored 1.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere of the show yet.
- Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time’s season premiere hit a 2.6 rating in the demo and 8.45 million viewers, which is down 33% from last year’s season two premiere.
- Fox’s season premiere of Family Guy was also down, notching a 2.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers for a drop of 21% from last year’s season opener.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, September 29th, including Masters of Sex, Bob’s Burgers, Revenge, American Dad, and more.
Season 3 of the hit ABC fantasy series Once Upon A Time sees Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin), David (Josh Dallas), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) in Neverland, on a mission to find Henry (Jared Gilmore) and bring him back to Storybrooke. Unfortunately, the very naughty Peter Pan and his Lost Boys have different plans for Henry.
During this recent interview to promote the show’s return, co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talked about why they wanted to take the story to Neverland, whether they’ll ever get to Camelot, Rumplestiltskin’s daddy issues, how far the Emma and Hook relationship will go, how soon viewers will get to see what’s happening in Storybrooke, where things are headed with Neal (Michael Raymond-James), when Ariel will make an appearance, how Robin Hood will develop, just what type of Tinkerbell will appear, splitting Season 3 into two 11-episode story arcs, and the theme of the first half of the season. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
While at the ABC portion of the TCA Press Tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee discussed the status of some of their current shows, as well as some of their upcoming projects. During the interview, he talked about the networks relationship with Marvel, future plans to develop other Disney IPs, that they’ve started conversations with Lucasfilm about possibilities, whether they’re considering any other Once Upon A Time spin-offs, the expectations for Season 3 of Revenge, their hopes for Betrayal, how much longer Grey’s Anatomy could run, and the future of Suburgatory. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Once Upon A Time remains one of the biggest television show attractions at the Con. The line for the show’s morning panel extended blocks upon blocks. I’ve seen fans stop in the middle of the street and scream/sigh at the sight of Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin on the show). In the wake of Lost, Once Upon a Time is one of the show’s lone successors in terms of crafting a heavily serialized and increasingly labyrinthine mythology. Season Two introduced multiple alternate/parallel dimensions (Neverland, The World Without Color) and new characters both familiar (Captain Hook) & familial (Rumple’s abandoned son Neal/Baelfire). Hell – the season concluded in ‘Lost’ian fashion with lead Emma’s son Walt… err… Henry kidnapped by Peter Pan, leaving our fateful heroine and her fairy tale compatriots on a mission to journey back to Neverland and get her kid back.
At Comic Con this past weekend, creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were on hand to discuss the past season and the upcoming third season as well. Topics ranged from what new characters will be introduced in the forthcoming season to crafting Peter Pan into a horror movie villain to whether or not the series has an end date in sight. For the full interview, hit the jump.
Once Upon A Time, the fairy-tale meets soap opera, has one of the most vast and eclectic casts on television, intermingling character actors (Robert Carlyle), television stalwarts (House’s Jennifer Morrison) and relative unknowns (Colin O’Donoghue). The list of series regulars totals at eleven and the number of recurring players/guest stars far exceeds even that number. At the end of the second season most of the cast (minus Emilie de Ravin’s Belle) were casting off on Captain Hook’s boat on a mission to save lead Emma’s (Morrison) son Henry from the nefarious clutches of Peter Pan.
In the following round table interview, the cast (Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Emilie De Ravin and Michael Raymond-James) preview the upcoming third season, discuss the difficulties in working with green screen and confide how they keep their characters ‘fresh’ after playing them for two-plus seasons. For the full interview, hit the jump.
If you’re interested in ABC’s new fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, it’s a safe bet that you’d also enjoy the original show, Once Upon a Time. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz took the stage along with the show’s cast to talk about the upcoming third season, answer questions about their character relationships over the first two seasons and to participate in a fan Q&A. They even added in a fun little corporate sponsorship message titled “Good Morning Storybrooke” which has become part of the fun of their panel here at Comic-Con. They also teased a new character who is sure to make a splash in the new season. Hit the jump for my recap.
The popular ABC fantasy drama Once Upon a Time has been so successful and well-received in its first two seasons that creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are spinning off a new series: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. While some of the characters and story mechanics will be familiar to fans of the original, the spinoff will be accessible to new viewers while also rewarding fans of both shows. Kitsis and Horowitz were on hand, along with the new cast of Wonderland, to premiere 19 minutes from the first episode of the new show, along with a special introduction of a surprise guest. The panel also fielded moderator questions and participated in a Q&A from the very enthusiastic fanbase. Hit the jump for my recap of the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland panel from Comic-Con.
ABC has announced premiere dates for its Fall 2013 slate. The highly anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off on Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm ET/PT, at which point we will officially have a new Joss Whedon show on television. The spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland won’t premiere until Thursday, October 10th, and other staggered debuts include the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night on Wednesday, October 2nd and the return of Scandal on Thursday, October 3rd. Additionally, the hit comedy Modern Family gets an hour-long season premiere on Wednesday, September 25th, and Grey’s Anatomy’s two-hour premiere debuts on Thursday, September 26th. Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule.