‘Michael J Fox Show’ Pulled; ‘Hollywood Game Night’ Joins NBC Thursday Lineup

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 5:36pm PST

MichaelJFoxShowUPDATED: NBC has decided to pull The Michael J. Fox Show from the schedule a week after doing the same with its companion Sean Saves The World. Starting this Thursday, NBC will have Olympics coverage in primetime. … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Wins Night Amid NFL Pre-Emptions, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ & ‘Motive’ Finales Rise

By | Friday August 30, 2013 @ 9:05am PDT

The end of summer saw the end of the two summer series last night with freshmen Hollywood Game Night (1.5/5) and Motive (1.4/4) wrapping their seasons. With NFL pre-season football pre-emptions across the country, expect the inflated ratings for the broadcast networks to be adjusted downward in the final numbers later today. Having said that, with Terry Crews, Tom Arnold, Emilie de Ravin, David Giuntoli, Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara and morning-show host Hoda Kotb in the mix, NBC’s 10 PM Jane Lynch-hosted Game Night was up 25% over last week. That number will come down to Earth later, but Hollywood Game Night has already won the prize of another season with its renewal by NBC on August 20.

Last night’s live one-hour Big Brother (2.6/8) elimination episode saw an appearance from Season 10 winner Dan Gheesling and addressed some of the racial slurs that had stained this season. It also saw the veteran reality series rise 24% from its Thursday season low of August 22. Big Brother was not only the highest-rated show of the night but, with 8.36 million viewers, it also was the most watched. Otherwise, CBS was all repeats with a double of Two And A Half Men at 8 PM (1.8/6) and 8:30 PM (1.9/6) plus an Elementary (1.4/4) encore at 10 PM. CBS had NFL pre-emptions in 40% of the country, but in fast nationals it won the night with a 2.0/6 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.219 million viewers. CBS is of course still blacked out to 3.2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the LA, NYC and Dallas markets going on nearly a month. NBC was second in the key demo last night with a 1.5/5 and ABC was No. 2 among viewers with 6.264 million watching. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ and Comedy Keep CBS Out Front Thursday

By | Friday August 23, 2013 @ 8:58am PDT

Comedy repeats and badly behaved Big Brother residents put CBS on top in the ratings Thursday night, in the demo and overall crowd. CBS’ lineup is still being blacked out by Time Warner Cable in three … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: NBC First In Key Demos Tuesday With ‘America’s Got Talent’ And ‘Hollywood Game Night’

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 8:47am PDT

NBC finished in first place for the night in every key ratings category Tuesday among English-language broadcast networks. America’s Got Talent was top of the pile by a 69% margin in 18-49 (2.2 rating) … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 3:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has given a second-season, 10 episode-renewal to summer alternative series Hollywood Game Night, the first broadcast freshman unscripted series this summer to get a pickup. The game show, hosted by Jane Lynch and executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, will return for a second cycle next summer or sooner. Based on Hayes’ real-life game nights, Hollywood Game Night airs on Thursdays where “it has done pretty respectably,” NBC president of alternative and late-night programming Paul Telegdy said. The inexpensive series has exceeded what incumbent repeats had done in the time slot. “Not only is it a show we’re very proud of, it is easy watching and fun, and the repeats have been holding up quite well, retaining 85% of the premiere ratings, a quality we’re looking for”, he said. Also playing a major part in the renewal decision was host Lynch. “We think we’ve found something really special with Jane Lynch,” Telegdy said. “She is someone who beyond fits the NBC family of talent on personal level and in terms of who she is and what she stands for; she is all kinds of awesome.” Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Wins Night, ‘The Winner Is…’ Finale Rises, ‘Wipeout’ Dips, ‘Motive’ Up

By | Friday August 9, 2013 @ 9:05am PDT

The elimination votes came last night on Big Brother (2.5/8) and they doubled everyone’s expectations. The live one-hour airing of the veteran reality series saw not one but two contestants given the boot on Thursday. The other change of the night was NFL Pre-season football pre-empting the Big 4’s primetime in approximately 15% of the country. That means that last night’s likely inflated fast nationals will probably see a larger adjustment than usual later today. However, with that and the continuing blackout on Time Warner Cable in NY, LA and Dallas in mind, Big Brother remained even with last week’s season high show among adults 18-49. The show also had its second highest viewership of Season 15 so far with 7.08 million watching. Besides BB, CBS was all encores last night. The network won the night both among the key demo with a 1.9/6 and in terms of total viewers with 6.637 million watching. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Hits Viewership High, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ Ties Low, ‘Wipeout’ Rises

By | Friday August 2, 2013 @ 8:54am PDT

It was elimination night on Big Brother (2.5/8) on Thursday and the fifth house guest of the reality show’s 15th season was evicted. All of which meant a good night for the live one-hour show as Big Brother garnered its biggest viewership of the season with 7.04 million watching. The highest-rated show of Wednesday’s primetime, Big Brother was even with last week’s show to match its July 21 and July 25 shows for its best result of this cycle among adults 18-49. It could end up as the highest-rated show of the season among the key demo; as is typical of live shows, expect an adjustment in the final numbers later on today. Otherwise, CBS showed encores of The Big Bang Theory (2.1/8), which was the most-watched show of the night with 7.84 million viewers, and Two And A Half Men (1.7/6), with an Elementary (0.9/3) repeat ending the night. CBS won the night in total viewers with 6.267 million and in the demo with a 1.8/6. Univision was second in the demo with a 1.2/4, and ABC took the No. 2 spot in overall viewers with 4.662 million. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ Debuts Soft, ‘Big Brother’ & ‘The Winner Is’ Down, ‘Wipeout’ Hits Low

By | Friday July 12, 2013 @ 9:06am PDT

There was a lot of talk about Syfy’s Sharknado on social media on Thursday night but on NBC it was game night. Hollywood Game Night (1.3/4) actually. Hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch, the Sean … Read More »

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NBC Sets More Summer Premiere Dates

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 2:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has set a few more pieces in its summer schedule puzzle, slotting new unscripted series The Winner Is … and Hollywood Game Night and acquired drama Crossing Lines. The Nick Lachey-hosted The Winner Is …, Read More »

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Jane Lynch To Host NBC’s Game Show Series ‘Hollywood Game Night’

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 1:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jane LynchGlee co-star Jane Lynch has been named as host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, a new game show series executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner that features A-list celebrities hanging … Read More »

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NBC Orders Game Show Series ‘Hollywood Game Night’ Produced By Sean Hayes

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 11:02am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has given the green light to Hollywood Game Night, a new hourlong game show series executive produced by Sean Hayes. The series, which has received an eight-episode order, is based on the actor-producer’s real-life “game nights,” featuring A-list celebrities hanging out and living it up in a cocktail party atmosphere. In each episode, two contestants will be transported from their everyday lives into a night of fun and celebration where they get to rub shoulders with the celebrity crowd. At the end, one of the contestants will walk away with a cash prize and a night of stories and memories. Part Hollywood club and part casual game night, the series will feature well-known names from the world of television, film, sports and politics, among other areas. “We are proud to be in business with Sean Hayes, who creatively brings so many good ideas such as this new game show romp that will be raucous and entertaining,” said NBC’s president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy. “Our audience will feel as if they are part of the party as we pull back the curtain on how today’s Hollywood stars play at home while our contestants can earn big money.” Read More »

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