NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; CONSTANTINE Debuts October 24th

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NBC has announced fall premiere dates for its upcoming series.  Most everything debuts the week of September 22nd, but there are a couple of notable outliers.

  • The Blacklist returns for its second season on Monday, September 22nd, though it will shift to Thursdays starting midseason to make way for the new Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs.
  • Parenthood will begin its sixth and final season—consisting of 13 episodes—on Thursday, September 25th.
  • Fans will have to wait a little longer for the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation Constantine, as it will be given a pre-Halloween debut on Friday, October 24th at 10pm, following the fourth season premiere of Grimm.

Hit the jump to check out the full fall schedule.

NBC Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; THE BLACKLIST Moves to Thursdays Midseason; CONSTANTINE Slated for Fridays

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NBC is the first network to unveil its full schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 TV season.  Here are the highlights:

  • TV’s biggest new show of this season, The Blacklist, will be switching timeslots come midseason.  Starting in February, the excellent James Spader-fronted series will move from Mondays to Thursdays, and it has also been tapped for the coveted post-Super Bowl slot.
  • When The Blacklist takes its winter hiatus, the new Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs will take over its Monday slot.
  • The DC Comics adaptation Constantine will air on Fridays at 10pm, where NBC has been trying hard to carve out a “genre night” with Grimm, the now-cancelled Dracula, and the recently renewed Hannibal.  The latter will likely debut midseason, as it has the past two years, but no word on what day of the week it will air.
  • Wednesdays have been dubbed “procedural night” as new series The Mysteries of Laura will air in front of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.
  • As previously noted, Parenthood will air its final 13-episode season in the fall and Parks and Recreation will kick off its last season after the new year.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule.

Upcoming Seasons of PARKS AND RECREATION and PARENTHOOD Will Be the Last

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Though neither come as huge surprises, NBC has confirmed that Parks and Recreation and Parenthood will air their final seasons during the upcoming 2014-15 slate.  Though its ratings haven’t been astronomical, Parks and Rec has maintained a consistent fanbase over its past few seasons in addition to staying creatively at the top of its game.  Given the developments at the end of season six, it sure felt like the producers were setting up an endgame for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), and as an avid fan of the series, I think it’s smart to bring it to an end with a seventh and final season (which will bow midseason).  The uniquely non-cynical comedy has a knack for mixing hilarious character-driven humor with surprising emotional beats, and I’m eager to see how the story of this goofy gang of Pawnee inhabitants comes to an end.

Hit the jump to see what creator Michael Schur had to say about the end of Parks and Recreation and for news regarding Parenthood’s final season (which almost didn’t happen), including an episode count.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Finale Tops PARKS AND REC; SCANDAL Finale Surges

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

  • The season five finale of NBC’s Community saw a slight ratings uptick, rising 11% from last week’s series low 0.9 rating to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 2.9 million viewers.  It barely edged out Parks and Recreation for the night, but that’s still far from a “solid” ratings performance.  And yet, a sixth season renewal is actually looking pretty likely since it would put the series in a lucrative position for syndication.  If NBC doesn’t renew Community and “Basic Sandwich” ends up being the series finale, we’ll all just have to assume a giant asteroid destroyed all life on earth.  It is canon, after all.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal closed out its buzzworthy third season with a 3.4 rating and 10.45 million viewers, rising 13% from last week and marking the show’s highest rated season finale yet.  A fitting end to what’s been a breakout season for the Shonda Rhimes soap.

Hit the jump for the rest of the TV ratings report for Thursday, April 17th, including Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Falls to New Series Low; THE BIG BANG THEORY Dips to Season Low

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

  • Last night’s episode of Community, quite possibly one of the strangest yet (and that’s saying something), fell a tenth from last week’s numbers to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.62 million viewers.  That marks a new series low for the NBC sitcom.
  • On the flipside, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory hit a “low” with a 4.6 rating and 15.99 million viewers, which is a dip of three tenths from last week’s 4.9 rating.  That’s a season low for the ratings juggernaut, though it still stood head and shoulders above everything else on Thursday night.

Hit the jump for the rest of the TV ratings report for Thursday, April 10th, including Parks and Recreation, The Millers, Scandal, Parenthood, Reign, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Hits Six-Month High; VAMPIRE DIARIES Drops to Series Low

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

  • NBC’s tear-factory drama Parenthood ticked up one tenth to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.39 million viewers, marking a six-month high for the show.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, meanwhile, dropped four tenths to a series low 0.7 rating and scored 1.71 million viewers, while Reign dipped one tenth to a 0.6 rating and 1.51 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (which has now been officially canceled) ticked up one tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 3.30 million viewers, Grey’s Anatomy was up a tenth to a 2.5 rating and 8.13 million viewers, and Scandal was up two tenths to a 3.1 rating and 8.84 million viewers.
  • The Fox premiere of the Christopher Meloni comedy Surviving Jack got off to a disappointing start with a 1.3 rating and 5.12 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and THE BIG BANG THEORY Rise; PARENTHOOD Ticks Up

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

  • NBC’s Parks and Recreation scored a rise of 9% with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and garnered 2.89 million viewers.  That’s about on par with its recent episodes.
  • The CBS juggernaut The Big Bang Theory was up 4% from last week’s episode with a 5.2 rating and 17.91 million viewers, easily eclipsing everything else on TV Thursday.
  • Closing out NBC’s night was Parenthood with a 1.2 rating and 3.8 million viewers, which is a rise of 9% from last week’s series low.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Thursday, March 6th, including Community, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Dips to Season Low; SCANDAL and GREY’S ANATOMY Rise

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

  • Community returned from hiatus with a decidedly melancholy episode that notched a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.62 million viewers, which is down one tenth from its last original episode’s rating.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal returned up to a 3.3 rating and 9.27 million viewers, marking a rise of one tenth and the show’s best ratings since its season premiere.
  • Also up on ABC was Grey’s Anatomy, which returned from hiatus with a 3.0 rating and 9.31 million viewers for a rise of three tenths from its last original episode.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Thursday, February 27th, including Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, Parenthood, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: RAKE Off to Soft Start; COMMUNITY and PARKS AND RECREATION Flat

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

  • The Sam Raimi-directed pilot for Fox’s new drama series Rake got off to a so-so start with a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.06 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Community was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and scored 3.05 million viewers, Parks and Recreation matched last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 2.96 million viewers, The Michael J Fox Show rose 7% to a 0.7 rating and 2.24 million viewers, Sean Saves the World dropped 13% to a series low 0.7 rating and 2.60 million viewers, and Parenthood garnered a 1.3 rating and 4.25 million viewers for a rise of 8%.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries scored a 1.2 rating and 2.68 million viewers, rising 9% from its most recent episode’s 1.1 rating, and Reign rose 17% to a 0.6 rating and scored 1.77 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Rises; PARKS AND RECREATION and THE BIG BANG THEORY Surge

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

  • Last night’s excellent David Fincher-inspired episode of Community was up 8% over last week’s season premiere, hitting a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 3.57 million viewers.
  • Elsewhere on NBC, the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation saw a big rise of 40% over its last original episode’s 1.0 rating with a 1.4 rating in the demo and 3.37 million viewers.
  • Finally, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory absolutely crushed everything else on Thursday with a massive 5.6 rating and 20.08 million viewers.  That’s up 4% from last week’s 5.4 rating, and the overall viewership marks the show’s most-watched regularly scheduled episode ever.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, January 9th, including The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Parenthood, Elementary, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Returns to Premiere Low; THE BIG BANG THEORY Rises

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s Community returned for its fifth season (with Dan Harmon back as showrunner to boot) to a premiere low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.03 million viewers.  That’s down six tenths from last year’s 1.9 debut for the lackluster fourth season, but it wouldn’t be Community without low-yet-manageable ratings.  Though the 1.3 is indeed a disappointing rating, it speaks to NBC’s troubled comedy lineup that this number is enough to keep Community afloat for now.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory returned to a whopping 5.3 rating and 18.93 million viewers, easily destroying everything else in both demo ratings and total viewership.  That’s up two tenths from its last original episode’s 5.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings rundown for Thursday, January 2nd, including Elementary, Parenthood, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: NBC Comedies Hit Series Lows; ELEMENTARY Rises

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

  • NBC’s comedy lineup sunk to lows across the board, with a double-dose of Parks and Recreation dropping to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.69 million viewers, Sean Saves the World hitting a 0.9 rating and 2.97 million viewers, and The Michael J Fox Show sinking to a 0.9 rating and 2.8 million viewers.
  • On the flipside, the CBS drama series Elementary rose two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating to a 1.8 rating and 9.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 21st, including Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Parenthood, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Holds Steady as Halloween Results in Drops Across the Board

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Thursday evening’s Halloween TV ratings are in, and unsurprisingly most shows marked a significant drop in viewership.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Scandal tied last week’s season low 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.23 million viewers, while Grey’s Anatomy tied its series low with a 2.6 rating and 8.88 million viewers, down 7% from last week’s 2.8 rating.
  • Over at CBS, The Millers dropped 26% to a series low 2.0 rating and 8.57 million viewers, The Crazy Ones also dropped 17% to a series low 1.9 rating and 8.06 million viewers, and Elementary was down 6% from last week’s 1.8 rating to a 1.7 rating and 9.35 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Sean Saves the World actually ticked up 9% to a 1.2 rating and 4.11 million viewers, while The Michael J Fox Show scored a series low 1.1 rating and 3.62 million viewers.  Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and notched 3.97 million viewers.
  • Finally, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down a whopping 28% from last week’s 1.3 rating to a 0.8 rating and 2.11 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.59 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY and GREY’S ANATOMY Rise; BIG BANG THEORY and SCANDAL Hit Season Lows

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, reflecting some stiff drops in viewership opposite Game 2 of the World Series.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • CBS’ Elementary finally saw a rise in viewership last night, scoring a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.59 million viewers.  That’s up three tenths over last week’s series low 1.5 rating.
  • Over on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy also ticked up with a 2.8 rating and 8.53 million viewers, which is up one tenth from last week’s 2.7 rating.  If you’re looking to catch up on the long-running soap, Comcast VOD is currently the exclusive home of all previous episodes of Grey’s.
  • The comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory garnered a season low 4.9 rating and 16.47 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 5.2 rating.  Nevertheless, it still managed to stand head and shoulders above everything else on TV last night.
  • Also down was ABC’s much buzzed-about Scandal, which hit a season low 3.0 rating and 8.65 million viewers for a drop of three tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 24th, including Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and VAMPIRE DIARIES Rise, WONDERLAND Sinks, and ELEMENTARY Hits Low

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

  • Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation—featuring a swell guest turn by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany—marked a rise for the critical favorite comedy, scoring a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.25 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was also up, earning an impressive 1.3 rating and 2.84 million viewers, which is up 30% from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • ABC’s spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, on the other hand, plummeted 29% from last week’s 1.7 rating to a 1.2 rating and 4.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ better-than-you-think drama series Elementary notched a new series low 1.6 rating and 8.41 million viewers, which is down 16% from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 17th, including Parenthood, Reign, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

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