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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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Wins, ‘LUX’ Exits

Nellie Andreeva

The quiet before the storm. Not a whole lot happened last night ratings-wise as the networks are focusing on tonight’s return of Fox’s American Idol. CBS (3.2/9 in 18-49, 16.5 million) was once again the top network for the night, … Read More »

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‘Life Unexpected’ Creator Liz Tigelaar Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: As the CW’s sophomore drama Life Unexpected is heading to its season and likely series finale on Jan. 18, the series’ creator/executive producer Liz Tigelaar is ready to move on, signing an overall deal with ABC Studios. The seven-figure, … 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: ‘Biggest Loser” Hits High, ‘Running Wilde’ & ‘LUX’ Show Spunk

Nellie Andreeva

It was the Grinch (as played by Sue Sylvester) vs. Charlie Brown in the mostly Christmas-themed 8 PM time slot last night. Fox’s Glee (4.4/13, 11 million), topped the hour and the night in adults 18-49 but slipped a tenth from last week’s fast national demo rating (It was down … Read More »

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‘Life Unexpected’ Star Kristoffer Polaha Signs Talent Holding Deal With CBS

By | Monday November 29, 2010 @ 11:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Kristoffer Polaha is staying in the CBS family. Polaha, who stars on the critically praised CW/CBS Studios drama Life Unexpected, has signed a rich talent holding deal with CBS and CBS Studios to topline a new project eyed for … Read More »

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No Back Order For CW’s ‘Life Unexpected’

By | Tuesday November 2, 2010 @ 9:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It will be an abbreviated second (and probably final) season for the CW’s drama Life Unexpected after the network today decided not to order additional episodes beyond the show’s original 13-episode order. The writing has been on the wall: … Read More »

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CW Gives Full-Season Orders To Freshmen ‘Hellcats’, ‘Nikita’ & Veteran ‘One Tree Hill’

Nellie Andreeva

Just like its sister network CBS did yesterday, the CW today handed out full-season orders to all of its freshman series. In its case, it’s 2: Hellcats and Nikita. Also getting a full-season order is CW veteran One Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Dramas Inch Up, ‘No Ordinary Family’ & ‘Running Wilde’ Slip

Nellie Andreeva

Things seem to be settling down on Tuesdays, with most series reaching their ratings comfort zones. After across-the-board declines last Tuesday, last night all but 2 shows stayed very close to their last week’s averages and, in some cases, bounced back. That includes the entire CBS lineup as all of … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Glee’ Leads Slew Of Declining Series But Still Tops Tuesday

Nellie Andreeva

Flat seems to be the new up this fall, with only two series last night, CBS’ The Good Wife and NBC’s Parenthood, able to maintain their ratings from last week while everyone else dropped.

With no Britney Spears, Fox’s Glee (4.5/13 in adults 18-49, 11 million viewers overall) suffered the biggest drop (24%) from last week’s record high with one of the show’s most dramatic and poignant episodes. Still, Glee was the highest-rated program of the night in the demo by a wide margin. Glee‘s lead-out, freshman comedy Raising Hope (2.6/7) also was down, by 16%, while Running Wilde (1.8/5) seems to be leveling off, down only a tenth from last week. Fox still won the night in 18-49 with a 3.9/9 but this time it barely edged CBS (3.2/9). Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Season Premieres Down For Returning NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ & CW’s ‘One Tree Hill’ & ‘Life Unexpected’

Nellie Andreeva

The trend of returning series debuting lower this season that started with CW’s America’s Next Top Model, Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, and 90210, continued last night with the season debuts of NBC’s Parenthood and the CW’s One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected. Parenthood (2.7 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall) was down 13% in the demo from its heavily promoted midseason premiere. It was also down 29% from its America’s Got Talent lead-in. It still won the 10 PM by a large margin and logged its second largest audience ever. CW’s One Tree Hill (2.2 million, 1.3/5 in 18-34) was down 12% from last season’s premiere, Read More »

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The CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates

Nellie Andreeva

The CW today became the first broadcast network to announce premiere dates for its fall lineup. As usual, the CW will roll out the bulk of its schedule ahead of the traditional fall premiere week, starting on September 8 with the debut of new drama Hellcats.

cw logo 2On Wednesday, September 8, Cycle 15 of  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (8:00-9:00 p.m.) kicks-off the 2010-2011 season, followed by the series premiere of new drama HELLCATS (9:00-10:00 p.m.).  HELLCATS is a drama about a young pre-law student (Aly Michalka) whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s competitive cheerleading squad. Ashley Tisdale also stars as a young woman who is totally committed to the cheerleading squad to realize her dreams.

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