TV ratings for Monday, March 10th, are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- The series premiere of NBC’s new drama Believe, with a pilot directed by Alfonso Cuaron, garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 10.7 million viewers. This marks the lowest-rated Monday drama debut in the post-The Voice timeslot.
- CBS’s How I Met Your Mother suffered a ratings drop of half a point with a 2.7 rating and 7.7 million viewers. Mike & Molly hit a series low 1.8 rating and scored 7.67 million viewers for a drop of four tenths, and Intelligence ticked up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 6.53 million viewers.
- Over on Fox, Bones scored a 1.7 rating and 6.51 million viewers for a dip of one tenth, while The Following hit yet another series low with a 1.5 rating and 4.88 million viewers. That’s down one tenth from last week’s episode.
- The CW’s Star-Crossed dropped one tenth to a 0.3 rating and 1.04 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast dipped one tenth to a series low 0.2 rating and 810,000 viewers.
Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here’s a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year:
- Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season.
- The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season.
- New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season.
- As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring.
Hit the jump for some drama renewal news.
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in. Briefly:
- NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 13% from last week’s 3.1 rating to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.07 million viewers.
- Over on CBS, a rather shocking episode of How I Met Your Mother dropped 8% to a 3.3 rating and scored 9.11 million viewers. Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls rose 4% to a 2.6 rating and 8.43 million viewers, Mike and Molly was up 5% to a 2.2 rating and 8.88 million viewers, Mom ticked up 5% to a 2.0 rating and 8.38 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 5.27 million viewers.
- Fox’s season finale of Almost Human was down 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, while The Following rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and 5.14 million viewers.
- ABC’s Castle garnered a series low 1.6 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers.
- The CW’s Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.19 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 879,000 viewers.
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in as the networks have returned to their regularly scheduled programming following the close of the Winter Olympics. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- NBC’s The Blacklist returned incredibly strong, notching a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 11.28 million viewers. That’s a rise of six tenths from the last original episode’s 2.5 rating.
- Conversely, Fox’s The Following continues to bleed viewership as last night’s episode hit another series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.58 million viewers. Read Allison’s recap here.
- Fox’s other Monday night show, Almost Human, also hit a 1.6 rating but it drew more total viewers than The Following, scoring 5.7 million viewers. Its rating was down one tenth from last week’s 1.7.
Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Monday, February 24th, including How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, and Star-Crossed.
Before this season of The Following began, those involved with its inner workings assured audiences that the show was going to be different. Not so randomly gory, for one (so, fail), and that there would be more twists (also fail). The real twist is that The Following has essentially abandoned its entire season one premise, but replaced it with nothing. The followers are all dead, not a single person has mentioned Edgar Allan Poe, and now Joe Carroll casually drops that he isn’t a writer, or at least, a very good one. What? Hit the jump for more.
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in as we head into the final week of Winter Olympics coverage. Briefly:
- NBC’s Monday night coverage of the Winter Olympics hit a 5.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 23.46 million viewers.
- Over on Fox, Almost Human was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and garnered 5.28 million viewers, while The Following tied last week’s series low 1.7 rating and pulled in 5.14 million viewers. Read Allison’s recap here.
- ABC’s Castle also matched its series low with a 1.7 rating and 7.78 million viewers, down 19% from its most recent episode’s 2.1 rating.
- The new CBS drama Intelligence continues to struggle, as last night’s episode earned a 1.2 rating and 5.72 million viewers for a drop of 8% from last week.
- The CW series premiere of Star Crossed notched a 0.4 rating in the demo and 1.24 million viewers, which is up 25% from Hart of Dixie’s performance in the same time period last week but down 50% from the premiere of The Tomorrow People. Beauty and the Beast was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 766,000 viewers.
The Following toyed with something interesting in “Reflection,” and then abandoned it. But for a minute there, the idea that Ryan and Joe might be on opposing trajectories — at least for now — was a good one. Joe rejects Lily’s offer of a torture chamber, complete with sacrificial lamb, while Ryan essentially goes on a killing spree. But in the end, Joe was Joe, and Ryan is, well, a mess. Hit the jump for why “Joe seems cool?”
From show creator Kevin Williamson, the psychological thriller The Following is back for Season 2, this time finding Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) in the middle of a horrific new murder spree. Ryan is reluctant to re-engage with the FBI, but finds a valuable ally in his niece, Max (Jessica Stroup), an NYPD cop working in the Intel Division, who helps prove his suspicion that Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) reign of terror is far from over.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Valorie Curry (who plays Joe Carroll’s biggest follower Emma Hill) talked about her character’s journey in Season 2, having to really be present in the moment on this show, how different Emma has turned out from what she expected, being both villain and victim, how much fun she’s had with her character’s new look, and whether she’s ever been tempted to try on one of the Joe Carroll masks. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in, though keep in mind that the Winter Olympics are taking a big chunk out of everything not on NBC.
- Night five of NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics notched a 6.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 22.16 million viewers.
- Fox’s two Monday offerings both hit series lows, with Almost Human dropping four tenths to a 1.5 rating and 5.37 million viewers and The Following dipping two tenths to a 1.7 rating and 4.72 million viewers. Read Allison’s recap of The Following here.
- Over on CBS, new drama series Intelligence was down two tenths from last week’s 1.5 rating to a 1.3 rating and scored 6.91 million viewers.
- The CW also took a dive, with Hart of Dixie dropping one tenth to a series low 0.3 rating and 1.03 million viewers and Beauty and the Beast down one tenth to a series low-tying 0.3 rating and 770,000 viewers.
The Following is best viewed in a communal setting, because its real value is providing viewers with plenty of snide remarks on the ineptitude of the FBI, and suggestions about if and how characters will be killed off. It’s nearly a game, to guess if someone will be bludgeoned, gutted or garroted to meet their end, and discerning whether new characters are friends or foes. The show plays its foreshadowing both ways: sometimes obvious situations remain obvious, or they are their exact opposite. Hit the jump for more.
From show creator Kevin Williamson, the hit psychological thriller The Following has returned to Fox for its second season. This time around, when Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) finds himself in the middle of a horrific new murder spree, the FBI calls on Ryan and Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) to speak with the lone survivor, Lily (Connie Nielsen), in order to help them solve the case. Ryan is reluctant to re-engage with the FBI, but finds a valuable ally in his niece, Max (Jessica Stroup), an NYPD cop working in the Intel Division, who helps prove his suspicion that Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) reign of terror is far from over.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, one of the newest additions to the cast, actress Tiffany Boone, talked about how she came to be a part of the show, auditioning with scenes that never actually made it to the show, why she was scared to watch Season 1, that she likes how grounded and strong the acting is, adjusting to never knowing where her character is going next, what it’s like to work with James Purefoy, how emotionally draining the show can be sometimes, her favorite episode, and whether she’s ever been tempted to try on one of the Joe Carroll masks. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
TV ratings for Monday, February 3rd, are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother (which was back to being frustratingly dull after last week’s excellent installment) dropped 13% to a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.26 million viewers. Elsewhere on CBS, 2 Broke Girls was even with a 3.0 rating and 9.2 million viewers, Mike & Molly was flat with a 2.6 rating and 10.18 million viewers, Mom dipped 4% to a 2.3 rating and 9 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with a 1.5 rating and 7.5 million viewers.
- Over on Fox, Almost Human dropped 10% to a 1.8 rating and 6.35 million viewers and The Following was down 5% to a series low 1.9 rating and 5.8 million viewers. Read Allison’s recap of The Following here.
- ABC’s Castle ticked up 5%, garnering a 2.1 rating and 9.92 million viewers.
- Finally, The CW’s Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast were both even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers and a 0.3 rating and 881,000 viewers, respectively.
Unlike last week’s meager offering, this week, The Following actually twisted things up and proved capable of a few surprises. The Following is often ridiculous, so what saves it has to be its twists and its frights. “Trust Me” also continued to build up a new following — one that is about the cult of Joe, not about the cult of Poe. So while the main relationship between Joe and Ryan remains the same, the show is at least setting up something new with these new followers, led by one tough mother. Hit the jump for more.
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother scored a season high 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.67 million viewers, rising seven tenths from last week’s 3.1 rating.
- Over on NBC, The Blacklist ticked up two tenths from last week’s series low to a 2.5 rating and scored 9.97 million viewers.
- The second episode of The Following’s sophomore season notched a series low 2.0 rating and scored 6.02 million viewers, plummeting from last week’s 4.4 rating season premiere—though that number was inflated a bit by a football lead-in. Read Allison’s recap of last night’s episode here.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, January 27th, including Beauty and the Beast, 2 Broke Girls, Intelligence, and more.
This season on The Following, a lack of Joe Carroll has lead to his cult finding new, artistic ways to draw him out; or at least, pay homage to the man who inspired them to kill, kill, kill. Without Joe to tango with, Ryan is also left unsure of what comes next, though finds himself still caught up with the remnants of followers, all searching for something to bring them together (or against one another) and give meaning to their mayhem. (Even Ryan considers himself “crazy” in his obsession with Joe, especially since it was a follower who killed Claire, basically allowing Joe to win that rivalry). Hit the jump for why I am tired of this dystooooopian squalor (and that accent).