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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).


'True Detective' finale hits ratings high

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson went out with a bang: Sunday’s finale of True Detective posted record ratings for HBO.

The final episode of the anthology averaged a series high of 3.5 million viewers — up over 50% from the premiere (2.3 million). Across three telecasts on Sunday, the series also hit a record 4.9 million viewers.

Season-to-date, the gross audience for the drama was 11 million viewers. True Detective represents HBO’s most-watched freshman series since Six Feet Under’s premiere in 2001 (11.4 million).

True Detective has already been picked up for another season. Creator Nic Pizzolatto told EW that he’s still fleshing out the idea but the basic idea is “hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system. I was well on my way in the writing but there’s been a lot noise and work around the end of the first season that got in the way.”

CBS comedies shine; good night for 'Reign'

The continued strength of The Big Bang Theory and the new comedy The Millers helped CBS to take Thursday in the key demo and viewers. Bang posted a 5.2 rating, up 4% from last week, which provided a sweet lead-in for The Millers (3.0, 11% from last week), according to Nielsen.

Even though The Crazy Ones at 9:30 tied its series low at 1.7, CBS still won the night in 18-49 with a 2.7 and with viewers (10.6 million).

ABC was second in the demo with a 2.1, thanks to the strength of the Shonda Rhimes drama block. Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.6 and Scandal got a 2.8. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, however, tied its series low with a .8. Uffda. READ FULL STORY

'The Little Couple' posts big ratings

The return of The Little Couple on Tuesday scored big for TLC, which finished the night at No. 1 cable net among viewers and women 25-54, Nielsen says.

The premiere of the episode “Zoey Makes 4″ —  in which the couple flies to India to pick up their adopted daughter — was the series highest-rated episode ever among women 25-54 (2.3) and viewers (3.9 million). It was also TLC’s highest-rated telecast among women 25-54 since November 2012.

In the March 11 episode of The Little Couple, Jen realizes how ill she is and is forced to make a difficult decision.

Ellen's post-Oscar talk show breaks records


Did everyone tune in to hear how she pulled off the pizza gig?

Ellen DeGeneres’ first daytime show after the Oscars posted its highest ratings ever, averaging a 4.8 rating/11 share in overnights, according to Nielsen. The show is 11 years old.


That’s a full ratings point higher than the series previous high that DeGeneres earned a decade ago (3.8 on Jan. 26, 2004).

DeGeneres hosted a live Post-Oscar episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and welcomed Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o. She also chatted about the big night and how she pulled off the selfie that broke Twitter records. The star-studded shot that DeGeneres took in the aisle of the Dolby Theater was retweeted 3.14 million times.

She also talked with pizza delivery man Edgar Martirosyan, who received $600 in tips that she collected the night before. She also added another $400. (Lucky dude!) See it below: READ FULL STORY

Seth Meyers boosts 'Late Night' averages

A fair share of lookee-loos are checking out the new host of Late Night on NBC — which has given Seth Meyers some promising ratings for his first two days on the job.

The second telecast of Late Night with Seth Meyers averaged a household rating of 2.2 rating/8 share in 56 metered markets, according to Nielsen ratings, which marks the franchise’s highest Tuesday performance in five years (since Dec. 23, 2008, when it scored a 2.4/7). Meyers saw a bit of a drop from his Monday premiere, when he posted a 2.6/9. Still, an 85% retention rate isn’t too shabby for the ex-SNLer.

Meyers was up 38 percent versus the franchise’s season average (2.2 versus 1.6). Though he only held onto 58% of Jimmy Fallon’s lead-in with The Tonight Show, Meyers still beat Nightline (1.0/3) and Craig Ferguson (1.1/4) combined.

Meyers hosted Kanye West, Russell Wilson and writer Robyn Doolittle. Tonight he’ll have Kelly Ripa and Brad Paisley.

At 11:30, Fallon held strong in the winner’s circle, averaging a household rating of 4.0/10, beating Late Show with David Letterman (2.3/6) and Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.7/4). NBC says Fallon is up 38% versus the franchise’s “non-Olympic” season average, which was at 2.9.

Final ratings for Fallon’s first week on the job will come out later this week.


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