Tuesday TV Ratings: SMASH Plummets to Series Low, NEW GIRL and GO ON Down, CULT Flat in Premiere

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

  • Smash’s future looks pretty dim.  Following the abysmal ratings for its season premiere two weeks ago, last night’s episode dropped a whopping 25% for a series-low 0.9 rating and 3.29 million viewers versus the season two premiere’s 1.2 rating.  The NBC drama’s days are likely numbered.
  • Also down was Fox’s New Girl, which scored a 2.2 rating and 4.36 million viewers for yet another creatively swell episode.  That’s a drop of 15% from its last original episode’s 2.6 rating.
  • NBC’s new comedy Go On—which has been one of the better performing new programs of the season—has been having some trouble gaining its momentum back following the December break.  Last night’s episode garnered a 1.1 rating and 3.32 million viewers, which is down 15% from its last new episode’s 1.3 rating.
  • The series premiere of The CW’s Cult was met with a muted response, as the episode netted a 0.3 rating and 940,000 viewers.  For comparison’s sake, that’s down from the now-cancelled Emily Owens, M.D.’s 0.4 rating for its series finale a few weeks ago.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, February 19th, including NCIS, The Mindy Project, The New Normal, and more.

Vinessa Shaw Talks SIDE EFFECTS, Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT, CBS’ VEGAS, ELECTRIC SLIDE, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects.  Written by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!), the film is about “a successful New York couple (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum) whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law)—intended to treat anxiety—has unexpected side effects.”  The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vinessa Shaw.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Vinessa Shaw.  While we were scheduled to talk about her work in Side Effects, we actually spent a lot of time talking about one of her other projects: Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (she played a small but significant role as an HIV-positive prostitute).  As a huge fan of Kubrick (like all of you) I figured it would be cool to hear some behind-the-scenes stories about the making of his last film.  Of course we also talked about Side Effects, her work on CBS’ Vegas, and her next film, Electric Slide.  Read or listen to what she had to say after the jump.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SMASH Premiere Crashes and Burns, NEW GIRL Dips, THE MINDY PROJECT Rises

by     Posted 1 year, 259 days ago

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

  • Apparently even hate-watchers get tired of watching Smash, as the second season premiere of NBC’s musical drama series absolutely flatlined with a series low 1.1 rating and 4.47 million viewers.  That’s a 71% drop from the series premiere 3.8 rating and a 39% drop from last season’s finale rating of 1.8.  A creative change behind the scenes took place to try to course-correct the show, but apparently fans just weren’t interested in coming back.
  • Hot off last week’s much buzzed-about episode, another excellent installment of New Girl dipped a bit, hitting a 2.5 rating and 4.81 million viewers.  That’s down 4% from last week’s 2.6 rating.
  • On the other hand, Fox’s The Mindy Project saw a rise of 12% from last week’s 1.7 rating with a 1.9 rating and 3.6 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, February 5th, including NCIS, Vegas, Hart of Dixie, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Up, GO ON and THE NEW NORMAL Hit Season Lows

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

  • Last night’s New Girl episode that everyone seems to be talking about scored a 2.5 rating and 4.66 million viewers, for a rise of three tenths over last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Over at NBC, Go On hit a season low with a 1.2 rating and 3.86 million viewers.  That’s down from last week’s 1.3 rating, which was also a season low.
  • Also down was The New Normal, which netted a season-low 1.1 rating and 3.12 million viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s season low 1.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 29th, including Raising Hope, Happy Endings, NCIS: Los Angeles, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Up, GO ON and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows

by     Posted 1 year, 287 days ago

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

  • Fresh off series low numbers on Sunday, Happy Endings rebounded a bit to score a 1.4 rating and 3.75 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from the previous Tuesday episode’s 1.3 rating, and up 40% from Sunday’s episode.
  • NBC’s comedies, on the other hand, took a dive, as Go On hit a series low 1.5 rating and 4.25 million viewers for a 38% drop from its last new episode.
  • Also hitting a series low was The New Normal, which scored a 1.3 rating and 3.26 million viewers for a 24% drop.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 8th, including New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Matches Season High, NCIS Drops, RAISING HOPE Rises

by     Posted 1 year, 314 days ago

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

  • The winter finale of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood matched its season high with a 2.0 rating and 5.7 million viewers, rising 11% over last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • CBS’ NCIS took a steep drop, garnering a 2.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers.  That’s down 22% from its last new episode’s 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • Over on Fox, Raising Hope ticked up 21% over last week’s 1.4 rating, hitting a 1.7 rating and 4 million viewers total.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 11th, including New Girl, Vegas, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: GO ON Hits 7-Week High, NCIS Sees Big Rise, VEGAS Ties Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 328 days ago

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

  • NBC’s comedy Go On was up 19% from last week’s 2.1 rating with a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo and 6.33 million viewers.
  • Also rising significantly was Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate, which netted a 1.4 rating and 2.92 million viewers for a gain of 27% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • The big winner of the night, however, was NCIS which hit a 3.5 rating and 19.57 million viewers, rising 17% over last week’s 3.0 rating.
  • Not so hot were the numbers for the new CBS drama series Vegas, which tied its series-low 1.6 rating and 9.42 million viewers for a drop of 11% from last week’s 1.8 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 27th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL, HAPPY ENDINGS, and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows, VEGAS Up

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Tuesday night’s comedy logjam continues to wreak havoc on all parties involved as last night’s ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Happy Endings hit a series low 1.2 rating and 4.87 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • The Fox comedy New Girl also hit a series low with a 2.0 rating and 4.09 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Additionally, NBC’s new comedy The New Normal garnered a series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.35 million viewers.
  • One of the only gainers of the night was the CBS drama Vegas, which notched a 1.8 rating and 10.2 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 20th, including Go On, NCIS, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE MINDY PROJECT Up, BEN AND KATE Tumbles, HAPPY ENDINGS Even

by     Posted 1 year, 342 days ago

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The ratings for Tuesday’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fox’s new comedy The Mindy Project was up this week after taking a bit of a dive recently, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.23 million viewers for a rise of 13% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.
  • Things weren’t as bright for fellow new Fox comedy Ben and Kate, as this week’s ep garnered a 1.1 rating and 2.48 million viewers.  That’s down 21% from its last episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Mildly good news for Happy Endings fans, as this week’s episode was even with last week’s very low numbers with a 1.4 rating and 4.75 million viewers.  At least it didn’t drop further, eh?

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 13th, including Parenthood, New Girl, Vegas, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE MINDY PROJECT and HAPPY ENDINGS Drop, HART OF DIXIE Up

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After most of Monday’s programming was postponed due to the hurricane, many shows aired Tuesday night.  It’s important to note, though, that many people on the east coast are still without power, so these numbers are likely soft.  Here’s a look at the highlights:

  • After disappointing numbers for its delayed season premiere, the really fun second episode of Happy Endings was down double digits.  This week’s episode scored a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.72 million viewers, down 22% from last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • Also down was the Halloween episode of The Mindy Project, which scored a 1.5 rating and 3.2 million viewers.  That’s a steep drop of 21% from the last new episode’s 1.9 rating.
  • This week’s episode of The CW drama Hart of Dixie was up 20%, scoring a 0.6 rating against last week’s 0.5.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 30th, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23, Ben and Kate, NCIS, Vegas and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Premieres Down, PARENTHOOD Scores Again, BEN AND KATE Rises

by     Posted 1 year, 363 days ago

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The ratings for Tuesday evening’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s ensemble comedy Happy Endings finally returned last night, and though the season premiere’s 1.9 rating and 5.9 million total viewers topped last year’s finale (1.7 rating), the numbers were way down from last season’s premiere which scored a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • The third season of NBC’s highly underrated drama Parenthood continues its impressive rise, as last night’s episode earned a 1.9 rating and 4.8 million viewers.  Though that’s down from last week’s 2.0 rating, last night’s emotional episode beat both Vegas and Private Practice in the timeslot.
  • Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate—which has been struggling a bit in the ratings race—saw a nice uptick last night as it earned a 1.4 rating and 3.05 million viewers for a rise of two tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 23rd, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B—in Apt 23, Hart of Dixie, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

CBS Gives Full Season Orders to VEGAS and ELEMENTARY

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In news that probably doesn’t surprise anyone, CBS has given the green light to its 1960s Western Vegas as well as the Sherlock-retold Elementary to complete their first seasons fully and without fear of canning.  Both series have performed very well, usually winning their time slots (10pm on Tuesdays for Vegas, 10pm on Thursdays for Elementary), and both have a steady procedural foundation which is the core of CBS’ drama wheelhouse.

Elementary may have bored some and outraged others (with the casting of a female Watson), but on the whole it’s a watchable series that will likely have enough staying power and a devoted fanbase to survive another season (I reviewed its first two episodes and found it decent but not comparable to the BBC’s excellent modern Sherlock series).  For more on Vegas and what CBS has to say about both shows, hit the jump.

Tuesday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Way Up, GO ON Hits Three-Week High, HART OF DIXIE Stumbles

by     Posted 2 years, 12 days ago

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Tuesday’s TV ratings are in and it was a big night for NBC.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A particularly emotional episode (aren’t they all?) of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood scored the show’s best ratings in nearly a year as the Tuesday’s ep netted a 2.0 demo rating and 5 million viewers.
  • The new Matthew Perry-fronted NBC comedy Go On hit a three-week high as this week’s episode garnered a 2.8 rating and 7 million viewers.
  • Fresh off full-season pick-ups, Fox’s Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project were down a tad and even, respectively, compared to last week’s episodes.
  • The CW’s Hart of Dixie took a drop again, earning a 0.4 rating down from last week’s 0.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 9th, including New Girl, Vegas, Raising Hope, The New Normal, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Steady as MINDY PROJECT, NEW NORMAL, and GO ON All Drop

by     Posted 2 years, 19 days ago

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Tuesday night’s comedies took another hit this week in the ratings.  Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:

  • Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s premiere, earning a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo for a solid hold.
  • Elsewhere on Fox the results weren’t quite as promising, as both The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate were down from their series premieres last week with a 1.9 rating and a 1.6, respectively.
  • NBC didn’t fare much better, as The New Normal and Go On were also down with a 1.7 and a 2.2 rating in the demo, respectively.  Nevertheless, both series were picked up for full season orders yesterday.
  • The second season of The CW’s Hart of Dixie came back strong, earning a 0.7 rating in the demo which is up from the 0.6 rating for the season one finale.

Hit the jump for all the ratings results from Tuesday, October 2nd, including Raising Hope, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.

TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY Starts Strong, BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Premiere High, HAWAII FIVE-0 Way Down

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The Fall 2012 TV season began in earnest this week, with most shows having their series/season premieres.  Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:

  • CBS’ Sherlock Holmes update Elementary debuted strong with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for 13.41 million viewers.
  • Also at CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored its highest rated season premiere ever with a 5.0 rating and a solid 15.66 million viewers.
  • Things weren’t all rosy at The Eye, however, as Hawaii Five-0 was way down with a 1.8 rating.  That’s a significant drop from last year’s season premiere rating of 3.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo.
  • NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution saw an unsurprising drop in viewers from last week’s season premiere, though the 3.4 rating with 9.21 million viewers shows a healthy hold from last week’s 4.1 rating.
  • Unfortunately, ABC’s excellent pilot for Last Resort debuted to a slightly disappointing 2.2 rating with 9.31 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the TV ratings for the week of September 23 – 29, including New GirlParks and RecreationGrimmFringeSouth ParkSons of Anarchy, Castle, and much more.

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