RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘American Idol’ Pulls Even With Last Season

Nellie Andreeva

Fox’s hourlong American Idol (8.9/24 in adults 18-49, 24.9 million) once again held steady, down 3% in the demo from last Wednesday’s two-hour episode and up 3% vs. that episode’s comparable 8-9 PM hour. What is probably even more important … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bachelor’ Up, ‘Harry’s Law’ Steady While ‘Human Target’ Pops

Nellie Andreeva

This is a good way for a bubble show to finish the season. Fox’s Human Target popped up on Monday last night and drew a 2.1/6 in 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers at 8 PM, up 75% in the demo … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Scripted Shows Up, Reality And People’s Choice Awards Down

Nellie Andreeva

Viewers went out looking for fresh scripted programming last night, with all scripted series posting double-digit gains in their return to originals. Topping the gain list (although off a small base) was Fox’s drama Human Target, whose 2 back-to-back episodes … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Fox Tops Slow Night, Univision Edges English-Language Rivals

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: With Christmas fast approaching,  viewers stayed largely away from TV last night with all originals posting double-digit declines. The highest-rated program of the night in 18-49 was a rerun of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family (2.0/6).Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Wins, ‘Modern Family’ & ‘Cougar Town’ Hit Season Lows

Nellie Andreeva

After taking a break on Tuesday where it would’ve clashed with Glee, the scripted series that helped it get on the air, NBC’s reality series The Sing-Off returned last night for its second airing. It averaged a 2.6/7 in adults … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Law & Order’ Series And ‘Top Model’ Finale Up

Nellie Andreeva

CBS won a third consecutive night this week with a lineup that featured repeats. With ABC’s comedy block in reruns, CBS’ Survivor: Nicaragua (3.6/10, 12.2 million) was up a tenth from its last original 2 weeks ago to rank as … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC Tops Wednesday

Nellie Andreeva

With CBS assured of its first top November sweep win among 18-49 in 5 years (tied with Fox), the network put on repeats and a Survivor clip show on the final night of the sweep. That allowed ABC to … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Dramas Up; Fox’s ‘Human Target’ Debut Soft

Nellie Andreeva

Fox’s Human Target (1.8/5) had a quiet second season premiere last night in the Wednesday 8 PM slot it was upgraded to after Lie to Me was summoned to Mondays. It is unfair to compare the premiere to the show’s … Read More »

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Fox’s ‘Human Target’ Moves To Wednesdays

Nellie Andreeva

In the fallout of the Lone Star cancellation, Fox’s drama Human Target will move from Fridays to Wednesdays, taking over the slot originally given to Lie To Me. Lie to Me was to premiere on Nov. 10 and run in the Wednesday 8 PM slot, leading into an one-hour Hell’s Read More »

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Fox’s ‘Human Target’ Taps Female Lead

Nellie Andreeva

indira-varmaI hear Fox’s action drama Human Target is adding a female lead for Season 2 and has cast British actress Indira Varma for it. The series, based on the DC Comic about unorthodox bodyguard Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), stood out in its first season with an all-male regular cast of 3, Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley, probably the smallest core cast I’ve seen on a drama series in a long time. Now the show is adding a fourth regular, Varma. Read More »

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