RATINGS RATE RACE: ‘Happy Endings’ & ‘Don’t Trust The B’ Open Soft, ‘Emily Owens’ Drops In Week 2, ‘Vegas’ Hits Low

By | Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 10:42am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was the first edition of the “comedy sigalert” three-way Tuesday face-off last night as ABC launched its new comedy block of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 to face NBC’s Go On and The New Normal and Fox’s New Girl and The Mindy Project (Mindy was pre-empted last night for a relocated The X Factor).

Fox’s New Girl (2.7/7) came out the dustup unscathed, on par with its last original two weeks ago. It also topped its now two comedy competitors in the 9 PM slot: NBC’s Go On (2.5/7, down 11% from its fast national two weeks ago, 4% from the final) and Happy Endings (1.9/5), finishing right behind CBS’ NCIS: LA (2.8 from 9-9:30 PM) in the half-hour.

It was a slow start for Happy Endings and Don’t Trust The B— (1.7/4), which have been left to fend for themselves this fall after alternating for a run behind hit Modern Family last season. Not surprisingly, both comedies were down sharply from their most recent season/series debuts behind Modern Family last season: -39% for Happy Endings and -41% from Don’t Trust The B—-, which hit a series low. On the bright side, Happy Endings was up 12% from its April season finale. Of the other comedies last night, Fox’s Raising Hope (1.7/5) was even with last week; Ben And Kate (1.4/4) showed some spark, up 17% from last week, while NBC’s The New Normal (1.8/4) was down 10% from two weeks ago. (The presidential debate pre-empted the networks’ 9-11 PM programming last Tuesday). Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Ben And Kate’ Drops, ‘Hart Of Dixie’ Up, ‘Emily Owens’ Debut Soft

By | Wednesday October 17, 2012 @ 9:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There was an hour of entertainment programming last night, followed by coverage of the second Presidential debate. (Although, with its testiness, the debate did rival such reality staples as the Real Wives franchise in bickering and fighting.) Reliable ratings for the debate won’t be available until later today (check Deadline for updates), but judging by the fast nationals, it seems to have drawn overall audience/demos on par with the first debate, with NBC leading coverage by a wider margin this time due to its big lead-in from The Voice.

The Voice (4.6/13 in adults 18-49) was up two tenths from its fast national last week, leading NBC to another Tuesday demo victory. ABC’s Dancing With The Stars results (2.1/6) matched its fast national last week despite moving from 9 PM to 8 PM to accommodate the debate. Fox’s Raising Hope (1.7/5) was down one tenth but freshman Ben And Kate (1.2/3) stumbled, down 20%. Read More »

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Is ‘Emily Owens MD’ Part Of Procedural Wave At CW?: TCA

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 1:35pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Mamie Gummer Emily Owens MDAt today’s CW panel on its new procedural drama Emily Owens M.D., executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman said that the show starring Mamie Gummer will be a traditional procedural despite its comic elements. “I guess I wanted to do a procedural, I’ve been in a more soapy landscape for a while,” said Urman, whose credits include The Gilmore Girls, Lipstick Jungle and 90210. After the session, she added that the CW wanted to “expand the brand” by adding procedurals, and said she hoped the show would bring together the elements of both procedural and soap with a young characters for the CW’s target audience of adults 18-34. Read More »

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TV Teasers: New CW Series ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Arrow’ And ‘Emily Owens MD’

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 8:25pm PDT

Here are extended looks at three new CW dramas the network has released: the fairy tale-turned-procedural Beauty & The Beast, the Green Arrow superhero tale Arrow and the Mamie Gummer-starring young doctor drama Emily Owens MD. All are set for the fall schedule. Each show off much more than the original clips released immediately after the network’s upfront presentation last month.

Here’s Beauty & The Beast:

Related: The CW Wraps Up Upfront Sales As Others Head Into Home Stretch Read More »

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CW First Look Teasers: 2012-13 New Shows

By | Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 10:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NOTE: The network will release full trailers of all its shows in the next few days. The CW did provide clips of its fall-premiering shows.

Related: The CW’s 2012-13 Schedule: ‘Supernatural’ To Wednesday, ‘Top Model’ To Friday, Fall Launch Pushed To October

CW’s Arrow – Drama
Produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television, based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics. From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and David Nutter, and co-executive producer Melissa Kellner Berman. Directed by David Nutter. Teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim, story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim (pilot):

CW’s Beauty And The Beast – Drama
Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Bill Haber, Paul J. Witt & Tony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Gary Fleder:

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