Ratings Rat Race: ‘Breaking In’ Fades Away

NBC’s The Voice was the top show in the adults 18-49 demographic on Tuesday in primetime, earning a preliminary 4.5 rating and 9.9 million total viewers to give the network the nightly demo win. It wasn’t such good news for … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘The Voice’ Dips, ‘Raising Hope’ Rises

Nellie Andreeva

After stellar first two weeks, NBC’s new reality series The Voice (4.6/6) dropped 19%, but this is not an apples-to-apples comparison as the show aired a two-hour episode from 9-11 PM last week and an hourlong show last night at 10 PM, losing some of the younger potential audience. Still, The Voice topped the night in 18-49 by a wide margin and posted a rare 4-plus demo rating in the 10 PM hour. With The Voice abbreviated to an hour, NBC’s The Biggest Loser: Couples (2.6/7) expanded to its regular two-hour length from 8-10 PM but was down 4% from last week’s 8-9 PM episode. NBC (3.3/9 in 18-49, 8 million) topped the night in 18-49 for a third straight week.

The big beneficiary from The Voice‘s retreat from the 9 PM hour was Fox, whose comedies Raising Hope (2.2/6) and newly canceled Traffic Light (1.4/4) shot up by 22% and 27%, respectively, to post two-month highs. Glee (3.6/11) was down a tenth but is expected to end up even with last week when the finals are released this afternoon. Also getting a bounce from not facing The Voice was ABC’s Dancing With the Stars result show (3.2/8), up 7%. Freshman Body of Proof (2.1/6) was up 5%, finishing second in the 10 PM hour behind the NBC singing competition series. Read More »

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CW Renews 5 Series: ‘Top Model’, ‘Vampire Diaries’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ’90210, ‘Supernatural’

Nellie Andreeva

The CW Network just gave early pickup to almost all of its returning series, including reality veteran America’s Next Top Model, which has been renewed for 2 more cycles, including its first ever All-Star edition in the fall. … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Tops State Of The Union Tuesday With ‘Loser’, CW Shows Back

Nellie Andreeva

The coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was the main attraction on the Big 4 networks last night, which also marked the return to originals for the CW’s series after a long winter hiatus … Read More »

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CW Unveils Midseason Schedule, ‘Hellcats’ Moves To Tuesdays

Nellie Andreeva

The CW today became the latest network to release its midseason schedule. With only one hole to fill, that of departing sophomore Life Unexpected which did not receive a back order, and one midseason series on deck, reality competition Shedding for the Wedding, the network is moving freshman drama Hellcats to LUX‘s Tuesday 9 PM slot behind One Tree Hill to form an all-reality Wednesday lineup with America’s Next Top Model and Shedding for the Wedding. The rest of the schedule will remain intact. The majority of the CW’s primetime schedule will return with originals the week of January 24, with the season (and probably series) finale of LUX slated to air in back to back episodes on Jan. 18.  Following are the CW’s midseason premiere dates: Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC Wins With CMAs As The Big 4 Hit Lows, CW’s ‘Hellcats’ Up

Nellie Andreeva

It was a tough night all around. ABC did the best with the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards (4.7/13 in adults 18-49, 16.5 million viewers overall), winning the night in total viewers and all key demographics by a wide … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Defenders’ Rebounds While ‘Law & Order: LA’ Drops Big Again

Nellie Andreeva

There were big swings at 10 PM on a otherwise pretty uneventful Wednesday night. After declining for 2 consecutive weeks and last Wednesday logging CBS’ lowest-rated original telecast in the hour in 7 years last week, the network’s new light … Read More »

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Rookie ‘Hellcats’ & Veteran ‘One Tree Hill’ Get Additional Scripts At CW

By | Thursday September 23, 2010 @ 3:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The CW has picked up 6 additional scripts each of Hellcats and One Tree Hill. While short of a full-fledged pickup, a script order is usually a good indication of a network’s faith in a show and often … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Survivor’ Up In Return And ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finishes Strong

Nellie Andreeva

After a string of returning series on the CW and NBC premiered lower this fall, CBS veteran Survivor bucked the trend in its new Wednesday 8 PM slot. (Actually, that was Survivor’s original slot when it launched in the summer of 2000 before moving to Thursdays in Season 2.) Survivor: Nicaragua (3.9/12 in adults 18-49, 12 million viewers) was up 8% in the 18-49 demo and 3% in total viewers from the premiere of Survivor: Samoa cycle last fall, an encouraging sign as scheduling moves late in a series’ lifespan most often lead to audience erosion. Against the February debut of the all-star Heroes vs. Villains, the new Nicaragua was down 13%. Survivor boosted the two-hour season finale of Big Brother (2.9/8), which was renewed for another cycle yesterday. The summer reality series was up 7% Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Promising Start For CW’s ‘Hellcats’ But ‘Top Model’ Hits Low

Nellie Andreeva

The CW kicked off the unofficial start of the fall season last night with its premieres of America’s Next Top Model and new series Hellcats. For CW, it is a challenge to turn on the lights and bring viewers in right away as the network pretty much checked out all summer with repeats and the modestly rated reality series Plain Jane. In its 15th cycle, veteran reality series Top Model (2.9 million viewers, 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 18-34) had its lowest-rated premiere ever Read More »

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Medical Drama Pilot ‘HMS’ Still In Contention At The CW As Actors’ Options Expire

Nellie Andreeva

Medical drama presentation HMS is not flatlining just yet even though the options on its cast have expired. The options on the actors originally expired on June 30 but were extended by 7 days to give the network more time to make a decision on a possible midseason order. After … Read More »

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