Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Mid-Season Finale Sets Record with 14.8 Million Viewers

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 30th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • AMC’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead unsurprisingly set a record for the show with 14.8 million viewers, the highest ever for a Walking Dead “mid-season finale”.  That’s up 24% from season four’s mid-season finale and on the heels of the show’s all-time record in October for the season five premiere.  Read Dave’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Over on the networks, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped a tenth in the 18-49 demo with a 1.4 rating and scored 3.09 million viewers, while Mulaney also dipped a tenth to a 0.6 rating and 1.54 million viewers and Bob’s Burgers ticked up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and garnered 2.21 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time dropped four tenths from its last new episode to a season low 2.0 rating and scored 6.3 million viewers, Resurrection dropped four tenths to a series low 0.8 rating and 3.57 million viewers, and Revenge fell half a ratings point to a series low 1.0 rating and 4.07 million viewers.

Georgina Haig Talks THE MULE, Connecting to Her Character, Bringing Elsa from FROZEN to Life on ONCE UPON A TIME, FRINGE, and More

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Written by Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne, the crime drama The Mule, set in 1983, tells the story of what happens when a naive man (Sampson) with lethal narcotics in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. While locked in a hotel room and watched by cops, criminals, lawyers and his own mother, he’s determined to withhold the evidence for as long as he can.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Georgina Haig (who plays legal aid lawyer Jasmine Griffiths) talked about what attracted her to The Mule, how she connected to this character, making the role three-dimensional, Jasmine’s secret ambitions, and why making this movie available to so many different people at the same time could really help give it a fair shot.  She also talked about being the physical embodiment of Elsa from Frozen on Once Upon A Time, feeling very protective of her, and getting to wear that dress, along with what being a part of Fringe means to her and whether she’d like to do more American television.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Sunday TV Ratings: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, FAMILY GUY, and BOB’S BURGERS Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox had a fairly solid night, as a very funny Brooklyn Nine-Nine was up three tenths to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.5 million viewers, Family Guy also rose three tenths to a 2.2 rating and scored 4.40 million viewers, and Bob’s Burgers was up two tenths to a 1.7 rating and 3.34 million viewers.  The Simpsons was down a tenth from last week, but still hit a 2.9 rating and 6.64 million viewers.
  • ABC’s two-hour Once Upon a Time dipped a tenth to a 2.4 rating and scored 6.60 million viewers, while Revenge was up two tenths to a 1.5 rating and garnered 5.22 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, Madam Secretary ticked up a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 12.71 million viewers, The Good Wife was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 12.71 million viewers, and CSI was up one tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.3 rating and 8.41 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS/FUTURAMA Crossover Boosts Performance; MULANEY Rises

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 9th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The Futurama crossover episode of Fox’s The Simpsons was way up from last week’s 2.0 rating, notching a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 6.59 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Brooklyn Nine-Nine ticked up a tenth to a 1.8 rating and scored 3.96 million viewers, Family Guy tumbled 7 tenths to a 1.8 rating and 3.6 million viewers, and struggling new comedy Mulaney rose two tenths from last week’s low to a 0.9 rating and garnered 2.01 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was down a tenth from last week’s 2.6 to a 2.5 rating and scored 7.41 million viewers, Resurrection dipped two tenths to a 1.2 rating and 4.54 million viewers, and Revenge ticked up one tenth to a 1.3 rating and notched 5.24 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Slips; BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and MULANEY Tick Up

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TV ratings are in for Sunday, October 12th, though as per usual CBS’ preliminary numbers aren’t useful due to NFL overrun.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Frozen-infused season of Once Upon a Time continues to do fairly well, but this week’s episode slipped 21% to a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.73 million viewers.  Resurrection fell 30% to a series low 1.4 rating and scored 5.47 million viewers, while Revenge tied its series low with a 1.2 rating and 4.59 million viewers for a drop of 14%.
  • Over on Fox, things are looking up after last week’s dire performanceThe Simpsons was up 65% versus last week with a 3.3 rating and 7.34 million viewers.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine rose 31% to a 2.1 rating and 4.52 million viewers, and new comedy Mulaney (it’s really not that bad!) was up 10% to a 1.2 rating in the demo and 2.19 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: Fox Comedies Falter; ONCE UPON A TIME Holds Strong

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TV ratings for Sunday, October 5th are in, though CBS’ preliminary numbers are again useless due to football overrun.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Following last week’s impressive ratings for the big Family Guy/The Simpsons, Fox’s Sunday night comedies were all way down.  The series premiere of Mulaney—which I seemed to enjoy more than most—debuted to a low 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.34 million viewers.  That’s not great, but in comparison to Fox’s other shows it isn’t exactly a death sentence just yet.  Bob’s Burgers premiered to a 1.4 rating and 3.16 million viewers, down from last season’s 2.2 rating, while Family Guy dropped huge from last week’s 4.5 rating to a 1.9 rating and 3.68 million viewers.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons was down from a 3.9 rating to a 2.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers, and the excellent Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped a full ratings point from last week’s 2.6 to a 1.6 rating and 3.31 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, however, Once Upon a Time showed a strong hold from its premiere, dropping just six tenths to a 3.1 rating and 8.6 million viewers.  Resurrection dropped seven tenths to a 1.8 rating and 6.15 million viewers and Revenge dipped two tenths to a 1.3 rating and 4.89 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY/SIMPSONS Crossover Tops the Night; ONCE and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Return Up

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TV ratings for Sunday, September 28th are in, though CBS’ preliminary numbers are inflated due to NFL overrun and therefore useless for now.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s season premiere of The Simpsons was up 34% from the previous season premiere with a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.5 million viewers, but it was the hourlong Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover that owned the night.  The episode—which acted as Family Guy’s season premeire—notched an impressive 4.5 rating in the demo and scored 8.39 million viewers.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, the season two premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (read Evan’s recap here) was up 100% from the season one finale’s 1.3 rating, hitting a 2.6 rating in the demo and scoring 5.45 million viewers.  Excellent news for an excellent show.
  • Over on ABC, the Frozen-infused fourth season of Once Upon a Time got off to a solid start with a 3.4 rating and 9.34 million viewers, up 31% from the season three premiere and 48% from the finale.
  • Also on ABC, the season two premiere of Resurrection was up 5% from the finale with a 2.2 rating and 7.57 million viewers, while the season four premiere of Revenge was even with its finale with a 1.4 rating and 5.26 million viewers.

New to Blu-ray: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN Criterion, TOY STORY OF TERROR!, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases are bountiful, as they include a rather disappointing superhero sequel, a Criterion Collection release of one of Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpieces, the latest Toy Story short, a Tom Hiddleston/Tilda Swinton-led vampire movie, and much more.  Take a look:

ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con Panel Recap: First Footage of Anna and Elsa from Season 4 Premiere

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Ever since viewers first got a glimpse of Elsa from Frozen the last few minutes of the Once Upon a Time season finale there’s been a debate about where the idea to draw from such a recent Disney animated feature came from. Was it the studio imposing the inclusion based on the blockbuster success of the film? Or did creators and showrunners Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz come up with the idea themselves because they loved the film and wanted to pay homage to it? The answer was revealed today at the Once Upon a Time Comic-Con panel. Find out after the jump.

FROZEN Crossover Planned for ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME

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It seems like just yesterday that we were expressing delight at Disney’s decision not to rush into a sequel to Frozen in order to milk the highest grossing animated film of all time for all its worth.  Though the studio is currently focused on developing a Broadway Musical adaptation of the Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature, it appears that the Frozen “franchise” will actually be expanding this fall.  During last night’s season finale of the ABC (which is owned by Disney) series Once Upon a Time—a show that has routinely pulled from Disney IP to bring recognizable characters into its ranks—the addition of Elsa from Frozen was teased.  Indeed, the plan is to involve the animated character in live-action form when the series returns to the small screen this fall, making for a disappointing yet unsurprising crossover.

Hit the jump to watch the scene and to hear why the producers decided to incorporate the character.

Sunday TV Ratings: ROSEMARY’S BABY Falls Short; ONCE UPON A TIME Rises

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TV ratings for Sunday, May 11th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The first installment of NBC’s miniseries event Rosemary’s Baby failed to draw in a big audience, garnering a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring just 3.67 million viewers.  Perhaps the dismal reviews had something to do with those numbers.
  • ABC’s Frozen-teasing season finale of Once Upon a Time rose 5% to a 2.2 rating and scored 6.5 million viewers, while Revenge was up 15% for its season finale with a 1.5 rating and 4.9 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bob’s Burgers dropped 18% to a 0.9 rating and 2.02 million viewers, American Dad was down 15% to a 1.1 rating and 2.38 million viewers, The Simpsons dropped 20% to a 1.6 rating and 3.61 million viewers, Family Guy dipped 5% to a 2.1 rating and 4.12 million viewers, and Cosmos took a dive of 25% to a 1.2 rating and notched 3.47 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife was up 9% to a 1.2 rating and 8.68 million viewers, while The Mentalist matched last week’s 1.2 rating and garnered 8.63 million viewers.

ABC Renews ONCE UPON A TIME, RESURRECTION, SCANDAL, and More; Orders HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and Others to Series

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It’s ABC’s turn to get in on the renewal/pilot order fun, as the network has renewed three dramas and ordered a few others to series.  Briefly:

  • ABC has renewed the drama series Scandal (duh), Modern Family (more duh), Once Upon a Time, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Revenge, The Goldbergs, The Middle, and freshman show Resurrection to return next season.
  • The network has also ordered three new dramas to series: the Viola Davis-fronted legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder from creator Shonda Rhimes, the racially charged American Crime from 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley, and the alien-invasion show The Whispers from executive producer Steven Spielberg.
  • On the comedy side, the pilots for Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish, the Karen Gillan-fronted Selfie, the romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story, and creator Dan Fogelman’s (The Neighbors) musical fairy tale Galavant have been ordered to series.

Hit the jump for synopsis and casting info for the new series.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS Gets a Boost from LEGO Episode; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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TV ratings for Sunday, May 4th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • A LEGO-fied episode of The Simpsons rose three tenths to a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Elsewhere on Fox, American Dad was up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 2.56 million viewers, Family Guy ticked up a tenth to a 2.2 rating and 4.35 million viewers, and Cosmos rose two tenths to a 1.6 rating and 4.15 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time dropped two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 6.7 million viewers, Resurrection ticked up a tenth to a 2.0 rating and 7.87 million viewers for its season finale, and Revenge was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 5.02 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife dipped one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 9.09 million viewers, while the likely-to-be-cancelled The Mentalist matched last week’s series low-tying 1.2 rating and notched 8.52 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Believe matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.27 million viewers and Crisis was even with last week’s 1.0 rating and garnered 3.58 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: BOB’S BURGERS and ONCE UPON A TIME Rise; REVENGE Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Sunday, April 27th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Bob’s Burgers rose 83% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo last night, also scoring 2.44 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, American Dad rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and 2.54 million viewers, The Simpsons dropped 12% to a 1.5 rating and 3.38 million viewers, Family Guy matched last week’s 2.1 rating and garnered 3.97 million viewers, and Cosmos was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 3.64 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time rose 24% to a 2.1 rating and notched 6.91 million viewers, Resurrection dropped 10% to a series low 1.9 rating and 7.46 million viewers, and Revenge dipped 8% to a series low 1.2 rating and 4.94 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and notched 9.26 million viewers, and The Mentalist dropped 14% to a series low-tying 1.2 rating and scored 8.68 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Believe rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and 4.93 million viewers, while Crisis rose 11% to a 1.0 rating and garnered 3.97 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Falls to Series Low; COSMOS Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Sunday, April 20th have arrived.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time dropped three tenths to a new series low 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 5.69 million viewers.  That said, it still scored the highest rating on network television for the night.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife dipped a tenth to a 1.4 rating and 9.08 million viewers, winning the night in overall viewership.  The Mentalist was down two tenths to a 1.4 rating and scored 8.61 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bob’s Burgers continues to struggle in its earlier timeslot, as last night’s episode dropped two tenths to a 0.6 rating and scored 1.53 million viewers.  Nevertheless, the show has already been renewed for a fifth season.  The excellent Cosmos, meanwhile, ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and 3.71 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Believe rose two tenths to a 1.2 rating and 4.66 million viewers, while Crisis fell two tenths to a 0.9 rating and 3.8 million viewers.
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