‘Melissa & Joey’, ‘Baby Daddy’ Winter Premieres Hit Ratings Highs In Key Demos

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 4:30pm PST

abcfamily1Melissa & Joey‘s winter debut hit a nearly one and a half year high of 1.3 million viewers in its 8 PM slot Wednesday night, ABC Family said. The comedy also was up by 35% in total viewers compared to its … Read More »

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ABC Family Sets January Premiere Date For ‘Melissa & Joey’ And ‘Baby Daddy’

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 4:15pm PST

Half-hour comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy are both set to return on January 15, ABC Family announced today. Melissa & Joey is up first at 8 PM, followed by Baby Daddy at 8:30 … Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Melissa & Joey’, ‘Baby Daddy’ Wrap Seasons In Strong Shape

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 4:40pm PDT

ABC Family‘s Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy wrapped their seasons last night, tops in their slots. At 8 PM, M&J finished its season as cable TV’s No. 1-ranked series in the time period in the 18-34 and 12-34d demos, and the No. 1 original cable TV series in 19-49 (TBS’ The Big Bang Theory repeats edged it out in this demo). Of the season finale’s 1.1 million viewers, 704,000 were 18-49, and 590,000 were 12-34. Expect those stats to jump in a week; over its season, Melissa & Joey — Melissa Joan Hart as a politician who hires Joey Lawrence to look after her niece and nephewspiked by 52% in viewers, 61% in 18-34, and nearly 60% in both 18-49 and 12-34. Read More »

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ABC Family Renews ‘Baby Daddy’ For Season 3

By | Friday March 22, 2013 @ 11:12am PDT

The third-season order comes as production has just wrapped on Season 2 of the original series, which won’t premiere until May 29. Baby Daddy, paired with fellow comedy Melissa & Joey, is ABC Family‘s top-rated comedy series ever, … Read More »

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ABC Family Renews ‘Baby Daddy’, ‘Melissa & Joey’ & ‘Switched At Birth’, Gives Back Order To ‘Bunheads’

By | Friday August 17, 2012 @ 12:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a very strong launch, ABC Family’s new comedy Baby Daddy will bypass the standard back order for a full-fledged second season pickup. Fellow freshman, ballet drama Bunheads, is getting a back-order pickup while the network also is renewing comedy Melissa & Joey for a third season and Switched At Birth for a second. “The new series have resonated with our viewers, and the combination of drama, comedy and reality brings great depth to our lineup, said ABC Family president Michael Riley. The dramas will premiere in Winter, with the comedies returning in Spring 2013. ABC Family also just announced a reunion special for its new reality series Beverly Hills Nannies to air on September 4. Baby Daddy, created by Dan Berendsen, launched as ABC Family’s #1 comedy series ever and is pacing as the #1 new cable comedy this summer in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34. It also boosted its lead-in, Melissa & Joey, to its best season to date. Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Bunheads is cable TV’s #2 series on Mondays at 9 o’clock in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34. Here is more on the newly picked up series: Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Baby Daddy’ Up In Week 2

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 7:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Baby Daddy RatingsNo second-week slump for ABC Family‘s new comedy series Baby Daddy, which bucked the normal trend and actually added viewers in its second airing after a strong debut last week. At 8:30 PM last night, … Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Baby Daddy’, TV Land’s ‘Soul Man’ Post Their Nets’ No.2 Comedy Openers

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 4:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Two new cable comedy series, ABC Family’s Baby Daddy and TV Land’s The Soul Man opened solidly last night. Baby Daddy at 8:30 PM drew 1.7 million viewers and ranked as ABC Family’s No.2 comedy premiere in Total Viewers and … Read More »

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