2015 Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced; BIRDMAN Leads with Four Followed By BOYHOOD, THE IMITATION GAME and THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

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The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced and, yet again, Birdman scored the most nods including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Keaton), Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Edward Norton), Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Emma Stone) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.  Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything all received three nominations.

On the TV front, I’m glad to see Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany snag her very first SAG nomination, but where’s Eva Green in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series category?  Her work on Penny Dreadful needs some recognition.  Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  The 21st Annual SAG Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25th at 8pm EST.

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Winter Finale Rises; BIG BANG THEORY Slips

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TV ratings for Thursday, November 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s winter finale of the buzzworthy How to Get Away with Murder rose two tenths to a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.81 million viewers.  Elsewhere in Shondaland, Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 8.28 million viewers, while Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) dipped a tenth to a 3.1 rating and garnered 10.02 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped half a ratings point to a 4.0 and raked in 14.65 million viewers, easily still besting everything else on TV.  Mom ticked up a tenth to a 2.7 rating and garnered 10.64 million viewers, Two and a Half Men rose two tenths to a 2.3 rating and scored8.97 million viewers, and Elementary matched last week’s series low 1.0 rating and garnered 6.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 5.24 million viewers, and Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was also even with its last episode, notching a 0.8 rating and 3.21 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries ticked up a tenth to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.67 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.4 rating and scored 1.15 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY Returns Down; BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Low

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

  • The season premiere of CBS’ Elementary tied its series low with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 8.17 million viewers for a drop of 33% from its season two premiere.  Elsewhere on the network, The Big Bang Theory fell 11% to a season “low” 4.1 rating and scored 16.22 million viewers, the premiere of Mom hit a series high 2.7 rating and scored 11.72 million viewers, Two and a Half Men dropped 7% to a 2.7 rating and 11.02 million viewers, and The McCarthys series premiere notched a 1.9 rating and 8.78 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) matched last week’s 3.0 rating and garnered 9.15 million viewers, while How to Get Away with Murder fell 10% to a 2.7 rating and scored 8.52 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Bad Judge was down 10% to a 0.9 rating and 3.96 million viewers, A to Z fell 22% to a 0.7 rating and scored 2.56 million viewers, and Parenthood tied its series low 1.1 rating and garnered 3.85 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones fell 24% to a 1.3 rating and 5.53 million viewers, while Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was even with last week’s 0.8 rating and scored 3.34 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down 13% to a series low-tying 0.7 rating and scored 1.56 million viewers, and Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.31 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and THE BLACKLIST Slide; SLEEPY HOLLOW Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Monday, October 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dropped a considerable four tenths from last week, earning a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.37 million viewers.
  • Fox’s silly yet enjoyable Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was also down, garnering a 2.2 rating and 5.99 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week.  Sleepy Hollow ticked up to a 1.8 rating and scored 5 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down a tenth to a 4.4 rating and 15.65 million viewers, while the second season premiere of The Millers earned a 2.2 rating and scored 9.13 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last year’s season finale, but the comedy lost half of its lead-in audience from TBBT.  The new drama Scorpion was even with last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 10.52 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles was up a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 8.65 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped three tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.29 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Originals matched last week’s 0.7 rating and scored 1.54 million viewers, and Jane the Virgin was up a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.75 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and BIG BANG THEORY Slide; THE BLACKLIST Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, October 6th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The mostly solid third episode of Fox’s Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.28 million viewers.  Sleepy Hollow, meanwhile, was even with last week’s low 1.7 rating and garnered 4.46 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory continued to dominate the night but was down four tenths from last week with a 4.4 rating and 15.54 million viewers.  Scorpion (read Dave’s recap here) slid six tenths to a 2.5 rating and 11.82 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles dropped three tenths to a series low 1.6 rating and 8.6 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist dipped slightly with a 2.7 rating and 10.05 million viewers, which is down one tenth from last week.
  • ABC’s Castle hit a 1.9 rating and 9.65 million viewers for a drop of three tenths, and The CW’s season two premiere of The Originals earned a 0.7 rating and 1.35 million viewers, which is down three tenths from last year’s series premiere.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and SCORPION Hold Strong; THE BLACKLIST and SLEEPY HOLLOW Drop

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TV ratings for Monday, September 29th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Gotham showed a fairly strong hold of its audience in week two (read Dave’s recap here), scoring a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.33 million viewers.  That’s a drop of just 13% from last week’s premiere and marks a solid retention of its audience.  Sleepy Hollow, on the other hand, was down 15% from last week with a disappointing 1.7 rating and 5.1 million viewers.
  • The strongest hold for a new show this week, however, goes to CBS’ Scorpion (read Dave’s recap here), which dipped only 6% from its premiere and garnered a 3.0 rating and 12.23 million viewers.  It was second only to The Big Bang Theory as far as scripted programming goes, with the comedy hitting a towering 4.7 rating and 16.18 million viewers for a drop of 13% from last week.  Elsewhere on CBS, NCIS: Los Angeles stumbled 37% from last year’s premiere with a 1.9 rating and 9.44 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Blacklist was down 18% in its second week, notching a 2.8 rating and scoring 10.66 million viewers.  The show is one of the most heavily DVR’d, though, so expect its numbers to go way up once Live+7 ratings are figured.

New to Blu-ray: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, GODZILLA, HANNIBAL Season 2, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a tear-jerking box office smash, the King of the Monsters, the second season of the most visually arresting show on television, and more.  Briefly:

2014 Emmy Award Winners: BREAKING BAD Wins Best Drama; MODERN FAMILY Wins Best Comedy

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The 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced tonight.  The ceremony was effectively dedicated to Breaking Bad, winning Best Drama for its final season.  It was widely presumed Matthew McConaughey would continue his awards run with an Emmy win for True Detective, but Bryan Cranston triumphed once again with his fourth Best Actor award.  Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul won for their supporting roles and Breaking Bad also took home Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family won Best Comedy, joining Frasier as the only series to win the award five times.  Hit the jump for the full list of 2014 Emmy Award Winners.

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced; TRUE DETECTIVE, FARGO, THE NORMAL HEART, and More Score Multiple Nods

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The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and they were about as surprising/disappointing as I expected.  We’re in the Golden Age of Television™, but no one seems to tell the Emmys.  Yes, True Detective and Fargo got some love, but so did the awful awards-bait The Normal Heart, which picked up four out of six nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.  Then there are the usual suspects: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, etc.  Among tge acting nominations, I would say I’m pleasantly surprised about Andre Braugher getting attention for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and shocked that Kate Mara picked up an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination when really her CGI stunt double deserves all the credit.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of the major Emmy nominations.  The Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Scores Biggest Finale Ever; ELEMENTARY Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 15th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season finale of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scored the comedy’s most-watched finale ever, hitting a 4.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 16.29 million viewers.  That’s up 26% from last week’s rating and even with last year’s season finale.  Elsewhere on the network, The Millers rose 26% to a 2.4 rating and 9.88 million viewers, Bad Teacher was up 8% to a 1.4 rating and 5.53 million viewers, and Elementary’s finale was down 7% to a series low 1.4 rating and 7.34 million viewers.
  • The season finale of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was even with last week’s 2.5 rating and garnered 8.61 million viewers.
  • NBC’s second installment of Rosemary’s Baby dipped 9% from Sunday’s episode with a 1.0 rating and 3.31 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries was up 14% to a 0.8 rating and 1.57 million viewers, though it was down 27% from last year’s season finale. Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and scored 1.26 million viewers.

CBS Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; THE BIG BANG THEORY Temporarily Moves to Mondays; Pro Football to Run on Thursdays for 8 Weeks

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CBS has unveiled its schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 schedule.  Here are some of the highlights.

  • Because the NFL can do whatever it wants, CBS is rearranging its fall primetime schedule.  Thursday games that normally only ran on NFL Network will now also play on CBS for eight weeks beginning on September 11th.
  • This will temporarily move CBS’ successful shows; most notably, The Big Bang Theory will now play on Mondays along with Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the new drama Scorpion.
  • When the Thursday lineup returns to normal on October 30th, Two and a Half Men will return for its final season.

Hit the jump for the full schedule and the press release.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Falls to Season Low; BAD TEACHER Dips

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 8th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ The Big Bang Theory dropped eight tenths to a season low 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 14.17 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, The Millers was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and 9.15 million viewers, Two and a Half Men matched last week’s 2.1 rating and scored 8.49 million viewers, the new comedy Bad Teacher dipped a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.84 million viewers, and Elementary closed out the night down a tenth with a 1.5 rating and 7.5 million viewers.
  • ABC’s recently renewed Grey’s Anatomy fell three tenths to a 2.3 rating and notched 7.47 million viewers.  Black Box dipped two tenths to a 1.1 rating and 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s recently cancelled Surviving Jack was up two tenths to a 1.2 rating and 4.1 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries (also renewed) was down a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.6 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.47 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Dips; GREY’S ANATOMY Rises

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 1st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • A Star Wars Day-themed episode of The Big Bang Theory dipped 2% to a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 15.68 million viewers.  Elsewhere on CBS, The Millers dropped 13% to a 2.1 rating and 9.58 million viewers, Two and a Half Men was down 16% to a 2.1 rating and 9.16 million viewers, new comedy series Bad Teacher fell 29% from its premiere to a 1.5 rating and 6.52 million viewers, and Elementary was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and notched 7.81 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy rose 13% from last week’s series low to a 2.6 rating and 8.69 million viewers, while Black Box was down 13% to a 1.3 rating and 5.41 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries dropped 13% to a series low-tying 0.7 rating and 1.82 million viewers.  Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.42 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Surviving Jack was even with last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 3.91 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Finale Ticks Up; BAD TEACHER Kicks Off with So-So Premiere

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TV ratings for Thursday, April 24th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The excellent (and surprising) hourlong season finale of Parks and Recreation ticked up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.71 million viewers.  While those aren’t exactly sky-high numbers, NBC has already renewed the show for a seventh—and likely final—season.
  • The new CBS comedy Bad Teacher got off to an iffy start with a 2.1 rating and 7.87 million viewers, which is an improvement over The Crazy Ones’ most recent performance in the time period but still CBS’ second lowest rated comedy debut ever, next to We Are Men.

Hit the jump for the rest of the TV ratings report, including The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, 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.

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