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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘The Taste’ Debuts Solid, ‘Private Practice’ Ends Down, ‘Go On’ & ‘New Normal’ Hit Series Lows

By | Wednesday January 23, 2013 @ 9:10am PST

Tuesday saw the two-hour debut of ABC’s competitive blind-taste cooking reality series The Taste (2.2/6) With chef and soon-to-be CNN host Anthony Bourdain, UK cooking guru Nigella Lawson, Lubo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey as judges/mentors, the show pits teams of professional and amateur chefs against one another. Pulling 6.04 million viewers, The Taste was up 5% from Dancing With The Stars’ Season 15 premiere rating on ABC in the same time slot on September 25. After six seasons, Private Practice (1.5/4) came to its end last night on the network. Although up 25% from last week’s show for a season high, the series finale of the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff was down 17% from the 1.8/5 rating it got for its last season ender May 5.

Private Practice wasn’t the only finale on TV last night. NBC’s Parenthood (1.7/5) wrapped up its fourth season, down 11% from its last winter finale on February 28, 2012.

CBS was all repeats Tuesday with NCIS (1.7/5), NCIS: LA (1.7/4) and Vegas (1.1/3). The long-running series were all No. 1 in their respective time slots, with NCIS the most-watched show of the night with 12.73 million viewers. CBS won the night in overall viewers with 10.466 million; ABC won in adults 18-49. Read More »

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ABC’s ‘Private Practice’ To End Run With 13-Episode Sixth Season, Other Returning ABC Series Get Orders For More Episodes

By | Friday October 19, 2012 @ 6:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Private Practice CancelledABC is closing its Private Practice. The medical drama will end its run this season when it completes the 13-episode order it received in May as ABC has opted not to give it a back 9 pickup. Meanwhile, ABC has given additional episode orders to the series that spawned Private Practice, veteran Grey’s Anatomy (two episodes for a 24-episode order), as well as established comedies Modern Family and The Middle (two episodes each) and mystery dramedy Castle (one episode).

I hear ABC brass and Grey’s and Private Practice creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes recently came to the conclusion that the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff had run its course, and it was time for it to end after five-and-a-half seasons. The final cancellation decision was made this afternoon, and Rhimes just broke the news to the Private Practice cast and crew. (Read Rhimes’ Twitter note to fans below) The decision would enable the series to end by wrapping the storyline of its central character Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh). Private Practice was facing the pending departure of Walsh, who is leaving after Episode 13, which will now be Private Practice’s series finale. Private Practice, which started off as a two-hour planted spinoff episode of Grey’s Anatomy, was built around Walsh’s character on Grey’s. Tim Daly, Private Practice‘s original male lead, left at the end of last season when his option was not picked up. Read More »

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FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Finishes No. 2 At 10 PM

By | Wednesday September 26, 2012 @ 4:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A lot has been written about the decline of broadcast’s 10 PM hour at the hands of cable drama that is starting to catch up with its network competitors in the ratings. The trend was in full force last night when FX’s Sons Of Anarchy beat two broadcast dramas to finish second in the 10 PM time period in adults 18-49 and 18-34. In adults 18-49, SOA averaged a 2.1 rating (2.63 million viewers), down a modest 8% from last week when it faced weaker competition. It finished No.2 in the demo in all of television only behind the series premiere of CBS’ Vegas (2.5/3.15 million) and ahead of the season premiere of Private Practice (1.9/2.37 million) and an original Parenthood (1.8/2.28 million). It also out-delivered the combo of the fourth season premiere of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 (1.3), which finished second among all cable shows last night behind SOA, and the series premiere of Brickleberry (1.0).

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‘Private Practice’s Kate Walsh Signs Up For ‘Scary Movie 5′

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Walsh is about to get scary – Scary Movie 5 that is. The Private Practice star has signed up to do a cameo in the latest installment of the mock horror franchise. She joins the just named Heather Locklear and Molly Shannon in the movie. Malcolm Lee is directing Scary Movie 5 from a script by David Zucker, who wrote and directed 2003’s Scary Movie 3 and 2006’s Scary Movie 4. Besides her Dr. Addison Montgomery role on the ABC series, Walsh appears in The Perks of Being A Wallflower as the mother of Logan Lerman’s Charlie character. Paul Rudd and Dylan McDermott co-star along with Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. The coming-of-age movie debuts this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens on September 27. Walsh is repped by CAA and Evolution Entertainment.

RELATED: Kate Walsh Poised To Depart ABC’s ‘Private Practice’ After 13 More Episodes

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Kate Walsh Poised To Depart ABC’s ‘Private Practice’ After 13 More Episodes

By | Thursday May 31, 2012 @ 3:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It looks like Dr. Addison Montgomery, who left Seattle Grace five years ago to move to Los Angeles, will be packing again. I’ve learned that Private Practice star Kate Walsh plans to leave the medical drama after 13 episodes of the upcoming sixth season.

There had been speculation that Walsh, who has played the character of Addison for 7 years, starting on Grey’s Anatomy before she segued to spinoff Private Practice, had been looking to move on. Her deal was up at the end of last season and, after intense negotiations, she agreed to return but committed to only 13 episodes. That paved the way to ABC’s sixth-season renewal of the series, which also was for 13 episodes. I hear that Walsh is now ready to move onto other things after she completes her contractual obligation.

It is unclear whether Private Practice, which was built around Walsh’s character, would continue without her. When ABC renewed Private Practice earlier this month, speculation was that the sixth season would be the show’s last, but ABC has stopped short of announcing an end date for the series.

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Tim Daly To Depart ABC’s ‘Private Practice’

By | Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 7:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s Private Practice will come back in the fall without its original male lead. Tim Daly tweeted late last night that his option for Season 6 of the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff created/exec produced by Shonda Rhimes was not picked up. “Wonderful fans of PPP,” he wrote. “Shonda informed my agent today that Pete won’t be returning for season 6. It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.” The renewal of Private Practice came down to the wire and is for 13 episodes that could be the show’s last, though no final decision has been made. The series also is undergoing a major change behind the scenes where co-executive producers Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman have been promoted to executive producers/co-head writers, replacing Steve Blackman and Craig Turk. In the fifth season finale, Daly’s character Pete Wilder is sent to jail for euthanizing a patient.

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Jennifer Cecil & Barbie Kligman Upped To Co-Head Writers On ABC’s ‘Private Practice’

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 9:16am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Private Practice co-executive producers Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman have been promoted to executive producers/co-head writers on the ABC medical drama. The duo will run the writers room, working with Private Practice creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes who will continue as showrunner, a role she holds on all three of her series. Cecil and Kligman succeed Steve Blackman and Craig Turk who served as executive producers/co-head writers for the past two years. Private Practice has been renewed for a sixth season with a 13-episode order.

After four seasons on Private Practice, Turk recently segued to an overall deal with CBS TV Studios, with Blackman also moving on after four years on the show. UTA-repped Cecil joined Private Practice midway through the fourth season. She previously served as a co-executive producer on 90210 and Brothers & Sisters. WME-repped Kligman has been with Private Practice since the beginning of Season 4. Before that she was a co-executive producer on Vampire Diaries.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘NCIS’ Ends Up, ‘Private Practice’ Way Up

By | Wednesday May 16, 2012 @ 10:01am PDT

NCIS Ratings Tuesday brought more finales, more Howard Stern and a good night for NCIS and Private Practice. The 8 PM season finale of CBS’ NCIS (3.5/11) was up 13% from last week. The end of the police procedural series’s ninth season, which saw Jamie Lee Curtis return, was the No. 1 show of the night. The following two-hour finale of NCIS: LA (3.0/8) was even with last week. The second broadcast of America’s Got Talent (3.4/10) with Stern as a judge was down 8% from Monday’s premeire and last year’s second night. On the upside, Talent scored a season time period high for NBC in the Tuesday 8-10 PM slot; the show was up 48% from season averages, with 10.4 million viewers. The 10 PM Fashion Star (1.6/4) finale was up 23% from last week’s 8 PM show. Over on the CW, the season finale of 90210 (0.5/2) was down from last week. L.A. Complex (0.2/1) matched its series low of last week. CBS won the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers. Read More »

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ABC Eyes 13-Episode Final Season Of ‘Private Practice’

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 5:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I hear that ABC is in talks to pick up Private Practice for a 13-episode sixth and final season. I hear a final renewal decision on the bubble series has not been made yet but the series’ chances have been helped by its strong ratings performance last week. In its second airing in its new Tuesday 10 PM slot, the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff posted a 2.2/6 in adults 18-49, up 29% from its modest premiere on the night the week before, to log its most-watched telecast in more than a year and a half and its best 18-49 result in more than two months. While sources don’t completely rule out an 18-episode or even 22-episode pickup, I hear the conversation has focused on a 13-epsiode order and that star Kate Walsh, whose current deal is coming up, has committed to  13 more episodes. If Private Practice is renewed, creator Shonda Rhimes could potentially have four series on the air next season: veteran Grey’s Anatomy, spinoff Private Practice, her freshman drama Scandal, which has garnered praise and done well enough to earn consideration for fall, and period drama Gilded Lilys, a pilot Rhimes executive produces with creator KJ Steinberg, which is in serious consideration for a series pickup. As for ABC’s two other bubble dramas, the Dana Delany starrer Body of Proof and the midseason soap GCB, both are still in contention. And both are owned by ABC Studios. Body Of Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Private Practice’ And ‘Glee’ Rise, ‘LA Complex’ Debut Disappoints

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 9:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s Private Practice had a strong second week in its new Tuesday 10 PM time slot. With a lead-in and competition on par with last week, the medical drama (2.2/6 in adults 18-49, 8.4 million) shot up 29% in 18-49 from its Tuesday debut. The Grey’s Anatomy spinoff posted its most-watched telecast in more than a year and a half and its best 18-49 result in more than two months. Private Practice‘s lead-in, the Dancing With The Stars results show (2.4/6), matched its fast national from last week, down a tenth from the final. Cougar Town (1.5/4) was up a tenth following a Last Man Standing repeats vs. an original last Tuesday. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Private Practice’ Down In New Slot; ‘Glee’, ‘Last Man’, ‘NCIS’ Hit Lows

By | Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 9:56am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last night featured two season finales and a time-slot premiere. Fox’s Raising Hope, which has already been renewed for next fall, wrapped its second season with a 1.9/5 in adults 18-49, even with last week’s fast national (up a tenth from the final). Its lead-in, New Girl (2.7/7), was down a tenth from last week, while Glee (2.4/7) was down 11% to a series low.

Private Practice TV RatingsABC’s freshman comedy Last Man Standing (1.6/5) also was down 11% from last week to a series low. Cougar Town (1.4/4) was down 7% to match its series low. The Dancing With The Stars results show (2.4/6) bucked the trend, up a tenth from last week. But that didn’t help its new lead-out, Private Practice (1.7/5), which was down 19% from its last Thursday 10 PM telecast behind Grey’s Anatomy and down 11% from Body Of Proof‘s delivery in the Wednesday 10 PM slot last week. Four years ago, Private Practice started off on Wednesdays in a lineup with now-defunct Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money but didn’t take root until it was put behind the series that spun it off, Grey’s. Judging by last night’s numbers, the two series maybe should stay together, like CBS’ NCIS and NCIS: LA. Speaking of NCIS (3.0/9), the veteran procedural was down a tenth from last week to a season low and was the only original on CBS last night.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser (2.2/4) … Read More »

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Shonda Rhimes Talks ‘Grey’s’ Finale, Teases ‘Practice’s Return & ‘Scandal’s Potential

By | Monday April 2, 2012 @ 11:38pm PDT

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Shonda Rhimes, whose new series Scandal premiers on Thursday, was flooded with questions about her old ones – Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice — at tonight’s panel “Welcome to ShondaLand: An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends” at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Questioners eager to find out how the seasons will end for two key couples: Meredith and Derek of Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey) and Charlotte and Cooper of Practice (KaDee Strickland and Paul Adelstein), weren’t able to drag much information out of Rhimes, Pompeo or Strickland (the panel also included Grey’s Sandra Oh, Private Practice cast member Taye Diggs and, from Scandal,Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn and Katie Lowes). “I don’t know,” said Pompeo. “I know that Shonda usually writes the [season] finale, so it’s going to be good. So who cares? Let’s just wait.” Rhimes confirmed that she is writing the episode, but wouldn’t say whether it will see Meredith and Derek in their “dream house”. “I would have said yes three days ago, but I went into the writer’s room and totally dismantled the finale again, so I don’t know,” Rhimes said, to laughter. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ends Fall Run With A Bang, ‘Big Bang’ Tops Night

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s veteran medical drama Grey’s Anatomy (4.0/10 in adults 18-49) had its fall finale last night. The series ended on a high note – Grey‘s was up 14% from its fast national rating last week. Private Practice (2.9/8), which is heading into its two-hour fall finale next week, was up 12%. On a low note, ABC’s canceled drama Charlie’s Angels (1.1/3) at 8 PM was down a tenth to a series low in its final airing. It dragged down ABC’s nightly average, so the network (2.7/7, 8 million) finished third in both 18-49 and total viewers.

CBS aired a new The Big Bang Theory (5.2/15, 15.7 million) and Rules Of Engagement (3.6/9), followed by drama reruns of Person Of Interest (2.0/5) and The Mentalist (1.9/5). For a third straight week, Big Bang went up in the fast nationals vs. the previous Thursday. The last two times, the comedy posted a new Thursday high in 18-49 and may again tie or surpass its current Thursday best (5.4) when the Live+Same Day ratings are released this afternoon. Big Bang once again topped the night in both 18-49 and total viewers. Rules was down a tenth from last week. CBS (2.8/7, 10.9 million) topped the night in viewers and finished second in 18-49 to Fox.

The second results edition of Fox’s The X Factor (3.3/9) was down 8% from last week. Bones (2.7/7) was down 18% from its season premiere last week. Fox (3.0/8, 9.5 million) still won the night in the demo. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS, NBC Comedies Rebound, ‘Bones’ Debuts, ‘Big Bang’ Rocks

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 2 PM: Big boost in the finals for Big Bang, which indeed posted a new 18-49 Thursday with a 5.4 rating, up from 5.1 in the fast nationals. Going up a tenth are ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, NBC’s The Office and Parks & Recreation, Fox’s The X Factor and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, which hit a season high.

PREVIOUS: All series that were pushed down by Game 6 of the World Series last Thursday bounced back last night. CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (5.1/15 in adults 18-49, 15.5 million) was up 13% from its fast national 18-49 rating last week. The hot comedy posted a new Thursday high in total viewers and will do the same in adults 18-49 when the finals are released later today. (It currently runs tied with the Thursday demo high it logged just two weeks ago but will be adjusted up as it always does.) Big Bang once again ranked as the highest-rated program of the night in 18-49 and total viewers. Rules Of Engagement (3.7/10, up 12%, 11.9 million) also posted new Thursday highs in total viewers and 18-49. Person Of Interest (2.7/7, 11.7 million) was flat, while The Mentalist (2.9/8, up 16%, 13.6 million) hit a season high in 18-49 and drew its largest audience since the season premiere.

Fox’s The X Factor (3.6/10, 11.3 million) aired its first-ever result show, which also was the series’ first hourlong edition. For those reasons, there is no apples-to-apples comparison to previous episodes, but X Factor grew nicely half-hour to half-hour, from a 3.3 to a 4.0 in the demo. At 9 PM, Bones opened its seventh season with a 3.3/8 in adults 18-49 and 10 million viewers. In 18-49 that was up 22% from the show’s debut last season, but this year Bones had a lofty X Factor lead-in vs. being a self-starter at 8 PM last year. Additionally, there was a significant half-hour-to-half-hour drop-off, from a 3.5 to a 3.1, which you don’t want to see in a 9 PM drama. Still, Fox (3.4/9, 10.6 million) edged CBS (3.3/9, 12.9 million) for the top spot in 18-49 to post a seventh consecutive Thursday demo win this season. Read More »

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Disney-ABC Strikes New Streaming Deals With Netflix And Amazon

Disney’s announcement with Netflix this morning extends and expands a current deal, giving the streaming service rights to several shows 30 days after the last episode of the season airs. The one with Amazon is new and includes more than 800 library episodes. Both include prior seasons of Grey’s Anatomy and all episodes of Lost. They also both landed ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager and Phineas and Ferb. Beyond that there are a lot of differences, with Amazon landing prior seasons of Marvel’s animated shows including X-Men Evolution and Netflix getting ABC Studios’ Army Wives. Here’s the release for Netflix:

BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Disney-ABC Television Group today announced that they recently entered into an extension of their previous existing licensing agreement. The extension allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet. As part of the deal, Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

The agreement adds to the growing selection of content that can be streamed from Netflix in the United States. Episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be made available to Netflix 30-days after the last episode of each season airs. Among the series and TV movies extended as part of the deal include:

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Epic Game 6 Boosts Fox, ‘Prime Suspect’ Hits Low

Nellie Andreeva

After a lousy ALCS championship series and a slow start to the World Series, Fox got cooking last night with a thrilling 11-inning Game 6, which forced a rare World Series Game 7 (we hadn’t had one in nine years). It’s a dream come true for Fox executives and a nightmare for NBC ones whose Friday premieres of Grimm and Chuck tonight will have to face that game. (CBS has opted to sub its originals with repeats at the last minute.) The big game last night, which will propel Fox to an easy nightly win in 18-49 and total viewers when time-adjusted ratings are released, impacted the competition in a typical pattern, pushing down male-skewing shows like CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Person Of Interest and NBC’s Community and The Office, while boosting female-oriented series such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, NBC’s Whitney and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle.

Maybe ABC should’ve tried a Charlie’s Angels series with Charlie Brown as the boss. Last night, a rerun of the 45-year-old cartoon It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 8 PM drew a 2.3/6 among 18-49, which was higher than any episode of the canceled Charlie’s Angels in the slot. Vs. last year, the Charlie Brown animated special was up 5%. Grey’s Anatomy (3.7/9) was up 3% from last week, and Private Practice up 4%. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Dives, ‘Suspect’ Steady, ‘Office’, ‘Grey’s’ Hit Low

Nellie Andreeva

Fox got some really bad news last night when the Yankees get eliminated from the playoffs, leaving the network’s post-season baseball coverage without its 2 biggest draws – the Yankees and the Red Sox, which bowed out a week ago. Softening the blow was the fact that the network won its third Thursday in a row among adults 18-49 with The X Factor (3.8/10), which still refuses to grow but has been extremely persistent in its ratings performance. The reality series matched its fast national rating from last week, just as it did on Wednesday. (X Factor always gets adjusted up in the ratings.) Keeping steady was actually a major accomplishment last night as the big Yankees-Tigers game on TBS pushed most broadcast series down.

There were only 2 other series not to drop week-to-week last night and one of them was a show that needed good news — NBC’s Prime Suspect (1.5/4), which matched its performance last week even as its lead-in, Whitney (2.3/6) was down 8%. Prime Suspect is the only new NBC series whose fate is undecided but the network’s brass are rallying behind it, and its hold last night is encouraging thought it needs to eventually grow to earn a pickup. That could happen next week when the network will start airing reruns of the show in the Monday 10 PM slot vacated by cancelled Playboy Club to give the crime drama starring Maria Bello additional sampling. Prime Suspect was not the lowest-rated NBC series on Thursday this time – it was tied with Community (1.5/5), which was down 17%. Parks & Recreation (1.9/5) was down 10%, while The Office (3.1/8) was down 11% to log its lowest-rated episode in 6-and-a-half years, since the finale of its poorly rated 6-episode first season in the spring of 2005. While baseball was a factor, it is still disconcerting for the veteran comedy to drop so much as it raises concerns about the show’s viability without star Steve Carell. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Gentleman’ Debuts Low, ‘Angels’, ‘Whitney’ & ‘Suspect’ Drop

Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Not Rushing To Cancel Low-Rated ‘Playboy Club’ Or ‘Free Agents’

CBS’ decision to put two unproven new series back-to-back on lucrative Thursday night — comedy How To Be A Gentleman and drama Person Of Interest — was quite a gamble for a risk-averse network like CBS. And now, the tandem starts to spell trouble for the network in their first airing together. In its premiere, How To Be A Gentleman (2.7/8) was down 33% from the debut of the now-defunct $#*! My Dad Says in the 8:30 PM slot last year but still did better than anything but X Factor in the half-hour. Gentleman dragged down Person Of Interest (2.7/7, 12.4 million), which slid a modest 13% from its premiere last week directly behind The Big Bang Theory. The ripple effect continued with The Mentalist (2.5/7, 12.7 million), down 11%. The only good news for CBS last night came at 8 PM, where Big Bang (4.8/15, 14.5 million) matched the fast national 18-49 rating for its season premiere last week and was once again the top program of the night in viewers and the 18-49 demo. CBS (3.0/8, 12.3 million) was No. 1 for the night in total viewers and second in 18-49.

How quickly they fall. After a disappointing start last week, ABC’s Charlie’s Angels (1.5/4) took a 29% dive in Week 2 and is facing likely early cancellation. Grey’s Anatomy (3.5/9) was down 15% from its two-hour opener last week. At 10 PM, Private Practice launched its fifth season with a 2.8/8, down 15% from last season’s debut and its lowest-rated premiere ever, but it still won the 10 PM hour in 18-49. ABC (2.6/7, 8.4 million) finished third for the night in viewers and 18-49. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Office’, ‘Bones’ Finales Up From Last Year, All Other Closers Down

Nellie Andreeva

The suspense surrounding Michael Scott’s successor as boss on The Office boosted the season finale of the veteran NBC comedy series (3.8/10), which was up 12% from last season’s finale and ranked as the highest-rated scripted show of the night in adults 18-49. The hourlong finale of Parks and Recreation (2.2/6) was flat with last year’s season ender at 8:30 PM. (NBC aired Office reruns in the 8 PM hour.)

The penultimate results show of this season’s American Idol (6.2/19) was flat with the fast national for last week’s show (it was down 5% from the final but is expected to rebound again in the finals this afternoon.) The season finale of Bones (3.2/8) was even with last week and up 14% from the dramedy’s season finale last year. Bones edged the season finale of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in total viewers (10 million vs. 9.6 million). Fox once again dominated the night in 18-49 and total viewers.

Grey’s Anatomy (3.4/9) was down a whopping 34% from last season, with the season finale of Private Practice (2.5/7) down 22%. Both were the series’ lowest-rated finales ever but were actually up two tenths each from last week. Wipeout (1.7/5) at 8 PM was flat.

The CBS series also posted declines vs. last year in their season finales. Read More »

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