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'American Idol' leads, ABC comedies keep up laughs

Though initially dogged by Ratings are Down! headlines, American Idol kept up the good fight Wednesday and still did what it does best — beat the competition. The third night of the talent show earned a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

The show also ruled in viewers (13.2 million) and the obvious demos like teens (2.5), despite enduring a 13% drop from last week’s premiere in 18-49. For what it’s worth, Fox expects its 18-49 performance to jump at least 20% to a 5.0, once folks start playing back those DVRs. (Make sure to fast-forward to the chick who started her audition with an accent, then lost it, then STILL got to go to Hollywood. An outrage!)

ABC came in second with a nifty 2.0 rating, with all of its comedies showing gains from last week. The Middle was up 22% to 2.2; Suburgatory, up 13% to a 1.8;

  • Modern Family up 9% to a 3.5;

Super Fun Night, up 13% to a 1.7; and Nashville, up 8% to a 1.4.

 

NBC came in third with a 1.7, and also boasted gains across the board. Revolution was up 15% to a 1.5; Law & Order: SVU, up 29% to a 1.8; and Chicago P.D., up 7% to a 1.6. CBS finished fourth with a pair of repeat comedies, followed by Criminal Minds (2.2) and CSI (1.6).

 

Great night for 'Supernatural, not so for 'Killer Women'

Was it the crappy weather back east? Ratings hovered around a 1 on Tuesday night for most broadcast shows. The saddest performance came from Killer Women, ABC’s new drama that only cracked a .7 in 18-49, according to Nielsen. That’s actually flat from last week but a pink slip is sure to come soon, right?

Let’s start with the night’s winner. NBC squeaked to the top with a 1.9, thanks to decent shows by The Biggest Loser (1.9 from 8-10) — up 12% from last week — and the hunks on Chicago Fire (1.8 at 10). The women of our great nation thank you, NBC, for giving me a reason to post the above photo.

Fox was second in the demo with a 1.7, with a decent show by comedies Dad (1.5), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.9), New Girl (1.8) and The Mindy Project (1.5/4).

CBS and repeats of the NCIS shows came in third with a 1.5. ABC trailed with a rerun of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (.9), which ended up sucking for The Goldbergs (1.5, down 17% from last week) and Trophy Wife (1.0, a series low).

But lookee here at Supernatural! Last night’s episode was the series’ most watched (2.7) in more than three years. The boys were also up 22% in viewers from last week, as well as up 10% in women 18-34 (1.1/3) and adults 18-49 (1.1/3). It even out-rated the originals on ABC in the 9 p.m. hour.

'Flowers in the Attic' ratings bloom for Lifetime

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Bad Grandma, good ratings!

The Lifetime movie Flowers in the Attic — which is based on V.C. Andrews’ controversial book about child abuse and incest — averaged an impressive 6.1 million, making it the most-watched original movie since November 2012, according to Nielsen.

It was also cable one’s No. 1 original movie performance since the July premiere of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie. It averaged 2.4 million among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million women 18-49.

Flowers was even big on Twitter, as it was the second-most talked about topic in social media next to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, claims SocialGuide.

Lifetime will repeat the movie this Saturday night at 10, immediately following the premiere of Lizzie Borden Took An Ax.

In the meantime, the network already announced that its developing Andrew’s second novel in the series, Petals on the Wind. Screenwriter Kayla Alpert told reporters at the Television Critics Tour that it takes place 10 years after the first film, “and I’ll just say its a very juicy and compelling revenge drama.”

'Klondike' gives Discovery best-ever Monday

Discovery’s first-ever miniseries Klondike that stars Games of Thrones’ Richard Madden turned into a gold mine for the cabler. The event program that focuses on the last great Gold Rush averaged 3.4 million viewers on Monday — giving Discovery its most watched Monday in prime time ever, according to Nielsen.

Klondike also broke records among men over 18 (2.23 million), and achieved its highest rated Monday in over a decade among persons 25-54 (1.80 million).

The miniseries also stars Abbie Cornish (RoboCop), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) and Sam Shepard (August: Osage County). Part one will repeat tonight at 7 followed by the premiere of part two at 9.

The third and final installment of the mini-series will air Jan. 22.

'Sleepy Hollow' gives wake-up call to 'Blacklist'

The two-hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow on Fox did a number on NBC’s The Blacklist Monday. For the first time, the Fox drama squeaked by the James Spader series in adults 18-49 (2.4 versus 2.3) and finished the night at No. 1, according to Nielsen results.

The Fox drama also boasted some nice little gains from the week before, like jumping up 5% in 18-49 and 6% in total viewers (6.9 million versus 6.5 million).

In its defense, Blacklist had some particularly weak lead-ins. NBC tried to showcase its (fun!) Jane Lynch-hosted game show Hollywood Game Night and 8 and 9 but the results were disappointing: 1.3/4 and 1.5/4, respectively. Those were better numbers than some previous telecasts but it did no favors to Blacklist, which was down 8% to a series low. NBC, as a result, came in fourth for the night in the important demo (1.7/4).

ABC was a close second to Fox with a 2.2/6. An original of The Bachelor — the first one to air since Juan Pablo Galavais’ anti-gay comments made headlines — averaged a 2.3/6 (even with last week). Castle posted a 2.0/6, which was up 5% from last week.

CBS came in third for the night with How I Met Your Mother earning a lovely 3.0/8, followed by 2 Broke Girls (2.7/7) Mike & Molly (2.1/5) and Mom (1.9/5). And damn, look at this number for Intelligence — a 1.1/3, down 8% from last week. (It averaged 5.5 million viewers). So much for that stellar debut.

 

'The Following' enjoys huge NFL boost (thanks, Richard Sherman!)

A brutal but exhilarating NFC Championship that ended with a crazy diatribe by Seahawks corner Richard Sherman did a serious solid for the return of The Following.

The Kevin Bacon drama that aired from 10:18-11:18 p.m. averaged a 4.4 rating among adults 18-49 — a 38 percent increase from last year’s premiere (2.2/8 on Jan. 21), according to Nielsen. The drama was also up 63% versus the season one finale on April 29 (2.7/7).

That, and the game, and Sherman, gave Fox its highest-rated night in the demo in two years. (Football finals will come later). Here is Sherman’s big moment, in case you didn’t see what ended up exploding on social media: READ FULL STORY

'Chicago P.D.' sets off a few alarms (but not many)

Reception to NBC’s new drama Chicago P.D. wasn’t quite as cold as the temps these days in the windy city: The latest law drama from Dick Wolf only generated a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Still, that’s flat with the debut last January of Deception, that amusing little Revenge ripoff with Victor Garber, Tate Donovan and I can’t remember who else.

It wasn’t the easiest night to premiere: the drama that stars the (still smoking) Jason Beghe and the is-she-seriously-playing-a-detective? Sophia Bush had CBS’ popular People’s Choice Awards for competition. The show that named Sandra Bullock a favorite drama AND comedy movie actress earned a 2.3/7, even though it was down 15% from last year’s telecast on Jan. 9.

But NBC did have two of its shinier dramas as Chicago’s lead-in (even though only one of them performed admirably). Revolution pulled in a mere 1.6/5 (though that was up 14% from its last original on Nov. 20) while Law & Order: SVU earned a 2.1/6, up 31% from its last original on Nov. 20. Still, NBC felt its new drama gave them something to boast about, as it scored the No. 2 debut rating among nine new 10 p.m. dramas so far this season on the Big Three Nets in 18-49, second only to The Blacklist (3.8).

ABC had a good news-bad news night with its comedies. The Middle earned a 2.2/7, up 10 percent from its last original, while Modern Family grabbed a 3.5/10, but Super Fun Night only scored a 1.5/4 in a special time at 8:30 p.m. and a 1.8/5 behind MF at 9:30. Sorry, Rebel. That repeat of David Blaine: Real or Magic hobbled in at 10 with a 1.4/4.

Fox phoned it in with its telecast of the movie Step Brothers, which averaged a 1.2/3.

 

 

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The biggest TV stories of 2013

It was the mother of all years when it came to major TV stories, which made it difficult to whittle them down for a Top 10. So we went with 15, instead!

In no apparent order (though honestly, does any story top the Duck Dynasty one?) here are the year’s 15 biggest newsmakers.

Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. Journalists loved the scandal; it gave us something to write about during the dog days of winter. Conservatives (and A&E) hated it because of claims that Duck Dynasty’s home network was squashing Robertson’s right to speak his mind. Ultimately, the Bible-thumping patriarch prevailed, order was restored, and the DD news cycle became the gift that kept giving long after Christmas Day.

100 most-watched shows on broadcast TV

With the year almost over, it’s time to take stock over what shows brought the most viewers — and which ones didn’t. The No. 1 show shouldn’t surprise you (who can deny the power of Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly?) but it’s nice to see a newbie in the Top 10 (way to go, James Spader!).

Here are the Top 100 most-watched shows of the fall. (Survey dates are from Sept. 23 to Dec. 15). Remember, Persons 2+ isn’t the coveted advertiser demo, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a show that millions upon millions like to watch. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' finale was second-most watched episode of series

Sons of Anarchy closed its sixth season Tuesday night with one major death and, apparently, some killer ratings.

When both the primary telecast and encore ratings are combined, the show’s season finale, which saw the demise of a series regular, was watched by a total of 6.4 million viewers, 4.3 million of which were in the all-important 18-49 demo, according to figures provided by FX.

It ranks as the most-watched finale in the show’s history and its second-most watched episode ever, coming behind September’s season 6 premiere.

In all, season 6 has been the show’s most-watched season thus far. Season 7 is set to be the show’s last.

Touchdown! Iron Bowl posts massive ratings

The huge finish to Saturday’s SEC West division game between the No. 4 ranked Auburn and the No. 1 ranked Alabama was matched only by the stellar ratings it generated for CBS. The game posted an 8.6 rating/18 share in overnights from 3:30-7:30 p.m., a mind-blowing 291% increase from last year’s match-up between the two rivals when Alabama trounced Auburn 49-0.

It was the second highest-rated college football game to date in the metered markets for the 2013 season, trailing only the 9.0/21 that CBS posted for the Alabama v. Texas A&M game on Sept. 14.

Saturday’s game hit its peak in the final half hour (11.8/23), when Auburn caught Alabama’s missed field goal and returned it 109 yards for a game-winning touchdown. The match-up attracted the biggest ratings in Birmingham (57.3/82), the state’s largest city.

Death rates high (enough) on CBS Tuesday

The death of a major character on Person of Interest helped to top off another swell Tuesday for CBS, which notched a nice little win in the adult demo and viewers. Nielsen says CBS averaged a 2.5 rating/7 share in 18-49 and more than 14 million viewers with its powerhouse trio of NCIS, NCIS: LA and POI.

As for the latter, ratings were flat versus last week (2.0/6 and 12 million) but then, who knew the producers would surprise us with such an unexpected death? (Check out our interview with the show’s producers and the dearly departed). READ FULL STORY

'The Blacklist' tops list on Monday

Can you think of a drama that James Spader hasn’t rocked?

I mention this after having recently watched a few reruns of The Practice, in which Spader first created the role of Alan Shore. Dang, that guy is a Master Smugsman, which is why it’s no surprise to report that The Blacklist posted another winning performance for NBC on Monday. The freshman drama earned a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and averaged 10.7 million, according to Nielsen — enough to dominate the 10 o’clock timeslot by a margin of 58% versus the No. 2 ranked Castle. READ FULL STORY

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