RATINGS RAT RACE: OK Start For ‘Chelsea’

By | Thursday January 12, 2012 @ 9:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Two series on the opposite ends of their runs had premieres last night — rookie NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea and departing CW drama One Tree Hill. The series debut of Chelsea (2.3/6 in adults 18-49, 6.4 million total viewers) did far better than the premiere of NBC’s fall comedy in the Wednesday 8:30 PM slot, Free Agents (1.3/4, 3.9 million), and posted the network’s best 18-49 result in the time period this season. Chelsea also built onto its lead-in, the time-slot premiere of Whitney (2.1/5, 6.1 million), which was down 9% from the debut of Up All Night in the time period in September but up 11% from Whitney‘s most recent Thursday telecast December 8. That is NBC’s best 18-49 result in the Wednesday 8 PM half-hour since October 19. NBC’s relatively good news extended to the 9 PM hour, where Harry’s Law (1.4/3, 8.7 million) featuring Erica Durance as Wonder Woman hit a season high in 18-49 and posted its second-largest audience for the the season. At 10 PM, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2.0/5, 8.4 million) was up 5% from five weeks ago and also posted its second-largest viewership of the season. NBC should enjoy the decent 8-10 PM numbers this week because next week its shows will face the premiere of Fox’s American Idol. Read More »

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CW Announces Midseason Launch Dates

Nellie Andreeva

The CW has set return dates for its original series, which will go on hiatus next month. The network will roll out its lineup on January 5 with the Thursday duo of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle. The final 13-episode season of One Tree Hill will launch on January 11 and will run on Wednesdays in tandem with new reality series Remodeled, which will serve as a bridge between the two cycles of America’s Next Top Model. Because Remodeled‘s order is shorter than that of OTH, the final episodes of OTH are expected to air with Top Model, whose midseason premiere date will be announced early next year. Here is a list of the CW’s midseason premiere dates: Read More »

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UPDATE: CW Renews ‘Nikita’ & ‘One Tree Hill’; ‘Hellcats’ Canceled

By | Tuesday May 17, 2011 @ 1:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Update: CW Picks Up ‘Secret Circle’, ‘Hart Of Dixie’, ‘Ringer’ & ‘H8ER’
As expected, the CW has renewed freshman drama Nikita for a second season and will also bring back veteran One Tree Hill. Struggling freshman Hellcats has been canceled. … 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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RATINGS RAT RACE: Charlie Sheen Is A Hit

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s special Charlie Sheen edition of 20/20 (3.3/10 in adults 18-49, 9.5 million viewers) was the top-rated program among adults 18-49 at 10 PM last night. It almost doubled its lead-in, drama V (1.8/5, 5 million, down 5% in 18-49), … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Veteran ‘NCIS’ Hits Another Viewership Record: 22.7 Million

Nellie Andreeva

It is amazing for a show in its eighth season to post a series high in today’s fragmented TV universe. It is even more amazing for an eight-year-old show to do it twice. That’s what CBS’ NCIS did last night, … 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: CBS’ Lineup Up

Nellie Andreeva

With the biggest show on the night, Fox’s Glee, airing a rerun, CBS’ veteran 8 PM drama NCIS (4.2/12, 19.1 million viewers) got an 8% boost, which the network carried over to 9 PM where NCIS: Los Angeles (3.9/10, 16 … 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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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: 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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