Sunday TV Ratings: RESURRECTION Drops Slightly for Solid Hold; BELIEVE Plummets

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

  • ABC’s new series Resurrection dropped 21% from its premiere with a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.8 million viewers, but it still remained the top program of the night.  Elsewhere on the network, Once Upon a Time dropped 4% to a 2.3 rating and 7.47 million viewers, while Revenge was down 11% to a 1.7 rating and 6.17 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bob’s Burgers rose 22% to a 1.1 rating and 2.49 million viewers, American Dad dipped 13% to a 1.3 rating and 2.75 million viewers, Family Guy rose 5% to a 2.3 rating and 4.59 million viewers, and Cosmos dropped 10% to a 2.1 rating and 4.91 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Believe suffered a massive drop following last week’s premiere, dipping 48% to a 1.4 rating and 6.17 million viewers.  The premiere of Crisis hit a 1.6 rating and scored 6.51 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 8.38 million viewers, while The Mentalist dropped 19% to a 1.3 rating and scored 8.66 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Returns Up, RESURRECTION Premieres Big, and THE GOOD WIFE Returns Down

by     Posted 38 days ago

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

  • Fox’s animation domination block kicked off with Bob’s Burgers, which dropped over half a ratings point to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.11 million viewers.  The Simpsons was also down with a 1.2 rating and 2.65 million viewers and a 1.6 rating and 3.73 million viewers for two back-to-back episodes.  Family Guy, meanwhile, ticked up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.49 million viewers, while the premiere of Cosmos (read Allison’s review here) hit a solid 2.1 rating and 5.79 million viewers on Fox, though it aired at the same time on a multitude of networks.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time returned up four tenths to a 2.3 rating and 7.27 million viewers, new drama series Resurrection premiered to a big 3.6 rating and 13.31 million viewers, and Revenge returned up six tenths to a 1.9 rating and scored 6.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was down half a ratings point in its return with a 1.3 rating and 8.91 million viewers, while The Mentalist dropped two tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.94 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: DOWNTON ABBEY Scores Record 10.2 Million Viewers in Season Four Premiere

by     Posted 101 days ago

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

  • The two-hour season four premiere of the very fancy Downton Abbey scored a whopping 10.2 million viewers, marking a 22% rise from last year’s season three premiere (7.9 million viewers) and easily netting PBS’ highest ratings ever.  If you missed it, read Allison’s recap of the two-part premiere episode right here.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife returned to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.24 million viewers, which is down 13% from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.  The Mentalist, meanwhile, dropped 17% to a 1.5 rating and 9.93 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Revenge garnered a 1.8 rating and 6.69 million viewers, rising 20%, while Betrayal returned to a 0.8 rating and 3.38 million viewers.
  • Fox’s animation lineup started on a delay due to the 49ers/Packers NFL game, so preliminary ratings are inflated and therefore incorrect.

Simon Baker and Bruno Heller Talk THE MENTALIST, Closing the Red John Chapter, Arriving at His Identity, and What the Resolution of This Case Means

by     Posted 143 days ago

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Now that he has finally come face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the madman murdered his wife and daughter, it will be quite interesting to see what’s next for Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) on The Mentalist.  After nearly five and a half seasons of hunting Red John, that chapter of the story is closed and everyone will need to start over and find their place again.

During this recent interview to discuss the ramifications of that resolution, show creator Bruno Heller and actor Simon Baker talked about what was most important to them with this seminal episode, when and how they arrived at Red John’s identity, how this will affect Patrick Jane going forward, what the resolution of this case will mean for the rest of the team, whether Patrick Jane will ever return to law enforcement, why now was the right time to deal with this storyline instead of waiting until the end of the season, when the Blake Association was put into place, whether they ever considered an alternate ending or an alternate identity for Red John, and how they’re now working towards making a good season finale.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Debuts Solid, FAMILY GUY Rises, and ONCE UPON A TIME Hits New Series Low

by     Posted 150 days ago

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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 TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Tops the Night, THE CLEVELAND SHOW Rises, ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

by     Posted 353 days ago

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

  • Fox’s Family Guy topped the night ratings-wise with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.9 million viewers.  That’s even with the show’s last original episode.
  • Also up was The Cleveland Show, which hit a 1.2 rating and 2.63 million viewers for a rise of 33% from last week’s 0.9 rating.  Nevertheless, Fox recently decided not to order any new episodes of the Family Guy spinoff, effectively cancelling the show.  The remainder of the produced episodes will continue to air.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time scored a 2.0 rating and 7.04 million viewers, dropping 5% from last week’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, April 28th, including Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Dominant CBS Renews Almost Entire Slate of Programming, Including ELEMENTARY, THE GOOD WIFE, and 2 BROKE GIRLS

by     Posted 1 year, 21 days ago

Whereas NBC is desperately scrambling for viewers (after falling behind Univision in some recent rankings), CBS, the most dominant of the Big Four networks continues to show its programming stability by renewing almost all of its series, including:

  • Freshman Sherlock procedural drama Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu
  • The excellent series The Good Wife, which has been on the bubble for years (however, with a new syndication deal CBS surely sees more dollar signs and viewers by keeping it on the air)
  • Comedies Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls
  • The many procedurals: NCIS: LAPerson of InterestThe MentalistHawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.

Two series that haven’t made the cut yet though are Criminal Minds (because of cast negotiations) and the Dennis Quaid vehicle Vegas, which hasn’t ever seemed to find its audience.  For more on these shows (and the ones these nine series join in the ranks of already renewed), hit the jump.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Drop, ONCE UPON A TIME Ties Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 30 days ago

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

  • While topping the night ratings-wise, Family Guy dropped 15% from last week’s 2.7 rating to a 2.3 and 4.88 million viewers.
  • Also down on Fox was a new episode of Bob’s Burgers, which hit a 1.6 rating and 3.52 million viewers for an 11% drop from last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • ABC’s drama Once Upon a Time notched a 2.2 rating and 7.23 million viewers, tying its series low and dropping 4% from last week’s 2.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, March 17th, including The Cleveland Show, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Rise, RED WIDOW Drops

by     Posted 1 year, 37 days ago

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

  • Fox’s Family Guy saw a rise in viewership, hitting a 2.6 rating and 5.26 million viewers which is up two tenths from its last original’s 2.4 rating.
  • Another Fox animated comedy enjoyed a jump as the excellent Bob’s Burgers notched a 1.8 rating and 3.56 million viewers.  That’s up a tenth from last week’s 1.7 rating.
  • ABC’s new drama series Red Widow, on the other hand, dropped from last week’s series premiere rating of 1.5 with a 1.2 rating and 5.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, March 10th, including Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Revenge, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: BOB’S BURGERS and ONCE UPON A TIME Up; THE GOOD WIFE Hits Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 58 days ago

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

  • Fox’s swell animated comedy Bob’s Burgers saw a rise in viewership, notching a 1.9 rating and 4.06 million viewers.  That’s up 6% from last week’s 1.8 rating in the demo.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time rebounded from last week’s series low, earning a 2.3 rating and 7.5 million viewers for an uptick of 5% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • CBS’s The Good Wife was down, however, garnering a 1.4 rating and 8.48 million viewers for a new series-low performance.  That’s a drop of 7% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, February 17th, including The Mentalist, Family Guy, Revenge, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD Down; THE GOOD WIFE Hits Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 79 days ago

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Apologies for the lack of TV ratings reports last week, but we were bogged down with Sundance in Park City.  We’re back now, though, with Sunday evening’s programming ratings.  Here are the highlights:

  • Family Guy scored a 2.8 rating and 5.56 million viewers for a drop of four tenths from its last new episode’s 3.2 rating.
  • Fox’s American Dad was also down, garnering a 2.1 rating and 4.19 million viewers.  That’s down three tenths from its last original episode’s 2.4 rating.
  • A new episode of CBS’ The Good Wife scored a series low with a 1.5 rating and 9.29 million viewers, versus its last new episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, January 27th including Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: DOWNTON ABBEY Nearly Doubles Previous Season, HAPPY ENDINGS and DON’T TRUST THE B Hit Series Lows

by     Posted 1 year, 100 days ago

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The holiday hiatus is officially over, and it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights of Sunday’s TV ratings:

  • Season three of Downton Abbey had its stateside premiere last night on PBS, earning a whopping 7.9 million viewers.  The two-hour premiere was up a ridiculous 96% over its season two premiere, which garnered 4.2 million viewers.
  • News wasn’t as great for ABC’s displaced comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23.  The network is now airing (burning off?) both shows twice a week, and the comedies hit series lows in their Sunday debut.  Happy Endings scored a 1.0 rating and 2.57 million viewers, while Don’t Trust the B garnered a 0.9 rating and 2.23 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, January 6th, including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS Tops the Night, ONCE UPON A TIME Rebounds, REVENGE Hits Season Low

by     Posted 1 year, 141 days ago

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Sunday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The Simpsons enjoyed a major rebound this week, earning a 3.3 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 38% from last week’s 2.4.  Moreover, the episode topped all other scripted programming for the night.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time also saw a rise, hitting a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.76 million viewers.  That’s up 11% from its last original episode’s series low of 2.2.
  • News wasn’t as cheery for the ABC soap Revenge, which was down 12% from its last new episode’s 2.5 rating with a season low 2.2 rating in the demo and 6.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 25th, including Family Guy, The Mentalist, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: Fox Animated Comedies Return Down, ONCE UPON A TIME Up, 666 PARK AVENUE Dips

by     Posted 1 year, 162 days ago

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

  • Fox’s “Animation Domination” block returned down, with Family Guy scoring a 2.5 rating and 5.07 million viewers versus its last original episode’s 3.4 rating and American Dad dropping from a 2.6 rating to 1.9 and 4 million viewers.
  • ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon a Time saw an uptick with 3.5 rating and 10.10 million viewers.  That’s up a tad from last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • New series 666 Park Avenue scored its lowest rating to date with a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo and 4.07 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, November 4th, including The Simpsons, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: Sunday Night Football Beats San Francisco’s World Series Win, ONCE UPON A TIME and THE MENTALIST Up

by     Posted 1 year, 169 days ago

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

  • Sunday Night Football’s Saints/Broncos game earned 16.17 million viewers, besting the deciding game of the Giants/Tigers 2012 World Series, which netted just 15.5 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time was up slightly from last week, earning a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.7 million viewers.
  • Also up was CBS’ The Mentalist, which scored a 1.8 rating and 10.1 million viewers for a gain of 20% from last week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, October 28th including 666 Park Avenue, Revenge, The Good Wife, and more.

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