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Dammit! Fox's '24' ratings fall


The second week of Fox’s 24: Live Another Day reboot fell in the overnight ratings. 24 was down almost 24 percent in the adult demo for its hour-long 9 p.m. airing compared to last week’s two-hour kick-off, which returned Jack Bauer to prime-time after a four-year absence.

Also Monday: The CW’s doomed Star-Crossed series finale was up 33 percent, NBC’s Blacklist season finale easily won 10 p.m., ABC’s Castle finale was up  25 percent from last week, and CBS’ Mike & Molly was up 18 percent.  Full chart: READ FULL STORY

'Penny Dreadful' ratings best 'Homeland' series premiere

Penny Dreadful‘s ratings are off to a pretty delightful start.

The Showtime drama debuted last night to 1.44 million total viewers, topping the series premieres of Homeland and Masters of Sex, the network said. That figure does not include the 900,000 who watched the premiere early via Showtime On Demand and the network’s app, where the episode was made available two weeks prior to its debut. READ FULL STORY

NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' in ratings hell


It’s a bouncing baby bomb: Part 1 of NBC’s high-profile Rosemary’s Baby miniseries performed surprisingly poorly in the overnight ratings. The Mother’s Day remake of the classic horror novel and 1968 film  delivered only 3.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 across its two-hour debut. In the 9 p.m. hour, it was firmly beaten by the second half of ABC’s two-hour Once Upon a Time finale and tied by Fox’s Cosmos. In the 10 p.m. hour, Rosemary’s was edged out by both ABC’s Revenge and CBS’ The Mentalist.

Rosemary’s Baby starred Zoe Saldana in the role made famous by Mia Farrow. Though reviews were mediocre (ranking only 53 out of 100 on Metacritic), one would have expected bigger numbers, if only due to its well-known title and receiving a fair amount of promotion. Perhaps between Once being extended across 9 p.m. this week and HBO blowing up its ratings with Game of Thrones in the same hour, it was tough for a new genre program to convince viewers to flip over. Speaking of which: Did Thrones set another ratings record? That number won’t be out until later today or tomorrow.

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'Orphan Black' ratings set DVR record


Orphan Black didn’t only clone more viewers for its season 2 premiere — it’s breaking DVR playback records in the days since.

Saturday’s return of the BBC America thriller nearly doubled its 18-49 viewership in its first three days of time-shifted viewing. The ratings went up 97 percent  compared to its first-night tally. That’s more than any TV drama premiere — cable or broadcast — this season. The first episode is up to 1.6 million viewers and 746,000 in the demo.

When Orphan Black‘s season 2 premiere ratings came out earlier this week, I noted that the show “will likely defer a ton of DVR playback from busy viewers” given its time slot and relatively young target audience. BBC America GM Perry Simon said: “Our viewers are some of the most affluent and tech savvy in television, and clearly a huge number of them set their DVRs to make sure they didn’t miss it.” Of course, the network could just premiere Orphan Black on a day of the week that U.S. viewers are actually home to avoid some of the ratings roller coaster.

Good night for 'Scandal,' bad one for 'Community'

ABC and CBS tied in the 18-49 demo Thursday, with shows like Big Bang Theory and Scandal rustling up most of the viewers, says Nielsen.

The CBS sitcom, with a 4.6 rating and 15.9 million viewers, was not only the most-watched show for the night but it spread its good will the shows that followed: The Millers earned a 2.6 and 10.2 million and Two and a Half Men grabbed a 2.4 and 9.6 million. Eye viewers dispersed from there, however: The Crazy Ones tied its season low by posting a mere 1.7 (even though Mindy reunited with Mork!), the same rating earned by Elementary.

On ABC, Scandal topped Grey’s Anatomy in both 18-49 (3.0 vs. 2.5) and viewers (9 mil vs 8 mil). That was a special run of Shark Tank at 8, which earned a 1.6  down 20% from its last original on April 4. READ FULL STORY

Ratings hoop dreams for CBS; 'Voice' holds steady

The NCAA finals on Monday rocked for CBS, which ended the night with a 4.9 rating in 18-49, according to Nielsen. The game was down 20% from last year but more than enough to give CBS a sizable win in both the demo and viewers (14.6 million).

The Big Bang Theory started the evening with a 3.0 and 9.8 million viewers, followed by the pre-game telecast (2.1). The game earned a 6.0, down from last year’s 8.4.

NBC came in second with a 2.8. The Voice (3.4, 11.7 million) managed to hold steady over last week and averaged 11.7 million. At 10, a special run of American Dream Builders earned a 1.6 and 5.4 million viewers.

ABC was third with a 1.8. Dancing with the Stars earned a 2.1, down 9% from last week. It averaged 13.8 million viewers. The episode of Castle was a repeat.

Fox was fourth with a 1.5. Bones earned a 1.6 and 6.4 million, and The Following, a 1.4 and 4.4 million.


'Shameless' and 'House of Lies' season finales earn record ratings

Showtime comedies Shameless and House of Lies had good Sunday nights: The two shows scored their highest finale ratings ever.


'The Walking Dead' sets new finale ratings record

Viewers cannot stop feasting on The Walking Dead as the season 4 finale nabbed 15.7 million viewers, with 10.2 million of them coming in that coveted 18-49 demo. Both of those marks shatter the previous finale records for the show, which were set with 2013’s season 3 ender, which scored 12.4 million total viewers and 8.1 million in the 18-49 range. However, the finale just missed becoming the most-watched episode in the series’ history, falling short of the 16.1 million that took in the season 4 premiere, 10.4 million of which were ages 18-49.


'Good Wife,' good viewership for CBS

The final episode for Josh Charles on The Good Wife Sunday was a boon to CBS, which was already poised hit a slam dunk with viewers thanks to the NCAA. CBS finished the night with a 2.3 rating in 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers, Nielsen says — with the Good Wife on track to post its second largest audience and second best 18-49 performance of the season.

From 9:30-10, Good Wife averaged 10.3  million viewers, a 1.7 in 18-49 (up oh-so-slightly from last week) and an impressive 2.6 in 25-54. It was CBS’ most watched series for the night, save what was achieved by 60 Minutes — which lured 13.25 million viewers because it came on late and right after college basketball. The Amazing Race averaged 9.8 million and a 2.0 rating. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' ratings up for Huntress return


The return of The Huntress to The CW’s Arrow coincided with an uptick in the ratings Wednesday night for its “Birds of Prey” episode. Arrow was up 12 percent in the adults 18-49 demo and beat NBC’s Prince Harry special. But The CW’s newest drama, The 100, dipped 22 percent in the demo for its second episode. (Hang in there: I’m told the freshman sci-drama picks up considerably with some game-changing twists in the next couple weeks.)

Over on CBS, Survivor had the most-watched episode of its current Cagayan cycle Wednesday night and also beat Fox’s American Idol. Yet Survivor actually fell two tenths in the demo despite hitting a viewership high, which is a little odd. Idol was down a notch.

On ABC, new comedy Mixology jumped up 42 percent since it had an original Modern Family fueling its slot this week instead of a repeat. The Middle and Suburgatory were down slightly, as was Nashville. The rest of the grid was a lot of repeats. Full chart: READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' ratings solid for Scott Bakula spin-off debut

CBS gave NCIS fans a first look at its Louisiana-based-based spin-off Tuesday night. The Nielsen ratings show a small rise — up 4 percent — for part 1 of the implanted spin-off, which stars Scott Bakula leading a new crew of crime solvers. That’s good news for CBS. (It’s always disheartening when ratings go down when previewing a backdoor pilot.) The network will almost certainly look at fan reaction and next week’s numbers before deciding whether to move forward with a full series order .(Let us know what you thought and see the results of our poll.)

Also Tuesday:

– NBC’s The Voice topped the night despite dipping 8 percent to a season low. There was some slippage from NBC’s new comedies, too: About a Boy fell 5 percent and Growing Up Fisher dipped 6 percent.

– Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine ended its first-season run growing 18 percent from last week. (Here’s our take on the first season’s highs and lows.)

– ABC had mostly repeats (and hasn’t pulled Mind Games from the schedule … yet).

– Fox’s Glee was even, while New Girl was down — what’s happened to this show? A couple seasons ago, New Girl was one of TV’s better-rated comedies.

– This is interesting: A repeat of The CW’s The 100 pilot delivered a 67 percent higher 18-49 rating than the network’s original Monday block of Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People.

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'Dancing With the Stars' star-free premiere ties lowest ever


The spring premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars tied its lowest-rated premiere ever Monday night. The low-star-wattage 18th series debut, which also marked the replacement of host Brooke Burke-Charvet with Erin Andrew, delivered an adults 18-49 demo rating that tied the show’s fall 2012 premiere as an all-time low (see Annie Barrett’s recap for more) and was down 22 percent from last year’s opener.

Dancing was crushed by NBC’s The Voice, which rose 8 percent in the demo this week to win the night, then led into The Blacklist which easily topped 10 p.m.

Otherwise, some downbeat news for broadcast. Every CBS comedy (except How I Met Your Mother, which is on its home stretch) tied or marked a series low. Fox had low-rated outings of Bones and The Following. See full chart for details: READ FULL STORY

'Believe' tops year-ago 'Hannibal' premiere

The omnipresent posters of the little blonde girl definitely helped to launch the Monday premiere of Believe, which gave NBC a huge boost in the timeslot versus what Hannibal did in April of 2013, according to Nielsen.

The drama earned a 2.7 rating in 18-49 — up 69 percent from Hannibal — and 10.7 million viewers after The Voice, which posted a 3.7 and 13.5 million viewers. It wasn’t enough, however, to help NBC (3.3) win the night. That pleasure went to ABC (3.4) and Juan Pablo.

The season finale of The Bachelor earned a 3.2/9 and 9.6 million, which was actually down 9% from last spring’s season finale. The real winner of the night was Bachelor: After the Final Rose, which posted a 3.8/11 and 11 million viewers. It also won the night in all of the female demos, mostly due to the fact that the next Bachelorette was announced. Yippee?

CBS and Fox tied for third. The Eye net aired How I Met Your Mother (2.7) followed by a repeat of 2 Broke Girls, an original of Mike & Molly (1.8), a repeat of Mom, and an original of Intelligence (1.3). Fox aired Bones (1.7) and The Following (1.5).


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