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‘This Is Us’ gets full season order at NBC

Following its series premiere last week, NBC has given “This Is Us” an extended full season order, the network announced today. The series will be receiving a total of 18 full episodes in its first season, with the added five episodes coming today from NBC after its initial pickup. Show More Summary

‘Monday Night Football,’ ‘American Horror Story’ and … ‘Star Wars’? Cable weekly Top 25

The two top shows on cable for the week of Sept. 19-25 were “Monday Night Football” and “American Horror Story: Roanoke.” Nothing out of the ordinary there. Further down the rankings, however, is something of a surprise: A couple of 30-year-old (and then some) movies in the Top 25 among adults 18-49. Show More Summary

Monday final ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ adjusts up, ‘Voice’ adjusts down, final debate numbers

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 Note: The networks’ telecast of the presidential debate aired commercial-free from 9-10:39 p.m. ET/6-7:39 p.m. PT. Final ratings are noted below but aren’t included in the network averages. Show More Summary

Monday cable ratings: Presidential Debate lands on top

Predictably, CNN’s coverage of the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored the top spot in the Monday cable ratings this week with a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49. Fox News’ broadcast of the debate meanwhile,...Show More Summary

‘The Strain’ renewed for fourth and last season on FX

The vampire pandemic of “The Strain” will come to end next year on FX. That’s not a prediction about what will happen creatively on the series. Rather, FX announced Tuesday that it has picked up the show for a fourth and final season to air in 2017. Show More Summary

Clinton-Trump presidential debate is the most-watched in history

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke viewership records, topping the previous mark set in 1980. The commercial channels carrying the debate (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision,...Show More Summary

‘Empire,’ CBS and NBC lead premiere week: Broadcast Top 25 and network rankings

The first week of the 2016-17 TV season is in the books — and the top of the rankings look a lot like they did last fall. Live NFL games on NBC and CBS hold the Top 2 spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers. “Empire” held its No. 1 spot...Show More Summary

Sunday cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Power’ finale lead originals

“Fear the Walking Dead” and “Power” were the two top-rated original shows on cable Sunday. “Fear” was down a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 week to week, but its 1.5 was still easily the day’s best performance. “Power” ended its third season with a 0.9, even with the previous week. Show More Summary

Saturday cable ratings: College football rules again

A pair of prime-time college football games on ESPN topped the cable rankings for Saturday. The Arkansas-Texas A&M and Auburn-LSU games each scored a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, with the latter drawing slightly more total viewrs (4.10 million to 3.87 million). Show More Summary

TV Ratings Monday: First presidential debate draws huge audience

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 Note: Live coverage of the presidential debate on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will mean greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals. The numbers for Monday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. Show More Summary

NBC Renew/Cancel standings, week 1: ‘This Is Us’ is in the good place

NBC’s renew/cancel standings for week 1 of the 2016-17 season feature premiere week’s top-rated new show, a pretty good start for another new series and a mostly good outlook for now. Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the new methodology. Show More Summary

FOX Renew/Cancel standings, week 1: ‘Pitch’ is going to need some relief

FOX’s renew/cancel standings for week 1 of he 2016-17 season show some trouble spots already — which, oddly enough, could end up helping a new drama that got off to a shaky start. Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the new methodology. Show More Summary

CBS Renew/Cancel standings, week 1: ‘MacGyver’ doesn’t need duct tape yet

CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 1 of the 2016-17 season includes several solid starts for new shows, including one that surpassed expectations on Friday night. Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the new methodology. Show More Summary

ABC Renew/Cancel standings, week 1: ‘Notorious’ is already in trouble

ABC’s renew/cancel standings for the first week of the 2016-17 season show a few bright spots, particularly with its new shows, but also some troublesome areas. Here are the standings, and here’s an explanation of the new methodology. Show More Summary

Sunday final ratings: ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘NCIS: LA’ adjust up, FOX shows adjust down

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 Per usual, football scrambled the ratings for Sunday, with multiple adjustments. CBS’ “60 Minutes” (2.6) and the premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.5) each adjusted up in adults 18-49 from their preliminary ratings. Show More Summary

Friday cable ratings: ‘Rap Game’ season finale holds steady

With its season finale, Lifetime’s “Rap Game” broke above the pack and grabbed the top non-rerun spot in the Friday cable ratings last week, scoring a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 for the second week in a row. “Bring It!” also kept its 0.5 streak going for the network. Show More Summary

Friday final ratings: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ adjusts up, ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Exorcist’ hold

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 Friday’s two new series carried their early ratings through to the finals, while one veteran show saw its ratings tick up. “Hawaii Five-0” adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a 1.4 rating. Show More Summary

The first Clinton-Trump debate will be big … but how big?

The first head-to-head debate between the major-party nominees for president takes place Monday night, and the phrase “possibly the most-watched ever” is getting thrown around pretty regularly on cable news and inside political circles. Show More Summary

‘Designated Survivor’ gets a big DVR bump, ‘Empire’ stays No. 1 for Wednesday

ABC’s “Designated Survivor” had a pretty good premiere based on the overnight ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 21, and early indications are it’s going to be a strong DVR performer as well. The show grew by 1.5 points in adults 18-49 (2.2 to 3.7) and by more than 5.2 million viewers (10.04 million to 15.28 million) after three days of delayed viewing. Show More Summary

TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Quantico’ open lower, ‘Son of Zorn’ slips

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 Note: Live NFL coverage on NBC and CBS will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the final nationals. The numbers for Sunday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 7 p.m. Show More Summary

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