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HBO and U2 cancel live Paris concert special

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, U2 has canceled a concert planned for Saturday that was scheduled to air as a live special on HBO. “As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned,” a statement on the […]

‘Undateable’ scraps live episode in the wake of Paris attacks

NBC and “Undateable” opted to cancel Friday’s live episode of the show in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris that resulted in more than 100 deaths. “To our fans, friends & family: We love you. And we love to make you laugh. Tonight we will not air out of respect for our friends in […]

‘Wicked City’ canceled after 3 episodes

Two months into the 2015-16 TV season, the first outright cancellation has arrived. ABC has pulled the plug on “Wicked City” after three episodes. The show drew a dismal 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 in its last episode on Tuesday, the lowest showing of any original episode on the big four broadcast networks this fall. […]

Cable Live +3 ratings, Nov. 2-8: ‘The Walking Dead’ gets even bigger

A lot of cable channels have switched to Live +3-Day ratings as their primary metric, so starting today you’ll get a weekly look at how the scripted shows on cable look after three days. This isn’t replacing the daily cable ratings posts, which you will still be able to find in the Daily Ratings section. […]

Thursday cable ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ dips but still on top, plus ‘Smackdown,’ ‘Pawn Stars’

“Thursday Night Football” was once again the top program on cable, although its 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.65 million viewers were down from the previous week (3.1 and 8.79 million). “WWE Smackdown” was up 0.2 week to week with a 0.8. “Pawn Stars” drew a 0.6 for History, and a “Real Housewives of […]

Thursday final ratings: ‘2 Broke Girls’ and CBS take NFL hit, ‘Elementary’ below 1.0, ‘Blacklist’ adjusts up

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Adjustments for NFL pre-emptions took a sizable bite out of the early ratings for CBS for the second week in a row, pushing all but “The Big Bang Theory” down by several tenths in adults 18-49. “Life in Pieces” (1.8) “Mom” (1.5) and […]

‘Madoff’ and ‘Scandal’: ABC’s miniseries probably means a longer wait for Olivia Pope’s return

ABC has scheduled a two-night miniseries about convicted investment fraudster Bernie Madoff for Feb. 3-4, 2016. It will run from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT each night It’s an old-fashioned sweeps programming move — but more important, it will also affect the scheduling for two of ABC’s bigger shows, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” Both shows, along […]

TV Ratings Thursday: ‘2 Broke Girls’ premieres OK on a very steady night

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Note: CBS affiliates in New York City and Buffalo carried the NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” telecast, so numbers for the network may be subject to greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals. The numbers for Thursday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s) 8 […]

‘Murder in the First’ renewed for Season 3 on TNT

Terry English and Hildy Mulligan will have a new case to work in 2016. TNT has picked up a third season of “Murder in the First,” starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco homicide detectives English and Mulligan. Each season follows a different case over the course of its full run. Season 2 […]

Wednesday cable ratings: ‘AHS: Hotel’ on top, plus ‘Alaskan Bush People,’ ‘South Park’

“American Horror Story: Hotel” drew a 1.4 in adults 18-49 Wednesday. That was down a tenth vs. last week’s same-day ratings but still good enough to lead the day in the demo. “Alaskan Bush People” posted a 1.2 for Discovery, while a “South Park” that dealt with police brutality Top 100 cable shows among adults […]

Wednesday final ratings: ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Code Black’ adjust down

  Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Wednesday’s final nationals weren’t especially kind to shows with the word “Black” in their titles, but everything else held steady with their early numbers. The only adjustments in the finals were for ABC’s “Black-ish” (1.8) and CBS’ “Code Black” (1.2), both of which […]

Soap opera ratings: ‘The Young & the Restless’ leads week of Oct. 26-30

via Soap Opera Network: Ratings Report for the Week of Oct. 26, 2015 All numbers are live + same-day. (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers “The Young & the Restless,” 4,927,000 (+130,000/+218,000) “The Bold and...Show More Summary

Late-night ratings, Nov. 2-6, 2015: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ sneaks ahead of ‘The Late Show’

There was no change at the top of the late-night ratings last week, but the usual second- and third-place finishers switched spots. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” — which featured presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a guest — finished ahead of CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in adults 18-49 and viewers for the week of […]

‘It’s Always Sunny,’ ‘American Crime Story’ and more FX/FXX winter premieres

FX and FXX have set their winter premiere dates, which includes the return of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the debuts of “American Crime Story” and Zach Galifianakis’ “Baskets” and a to-be-determined rollout for “The Americans.” Season 11 of “It’s Always Sunny” will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT Jan. 6 on FXX. The second season of […]

TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Empire’ slips to season low, ‘SVU’ and ‘Chicago PD’ get a ‘Voice’ bump

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The numbers for Wednesday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s) 8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 2.4/8 10.20 Survivor (CBS) 2.1/7 8.94 The Middle (ABC) 2.0/7 7.57 Rosewood (FOX) 1.4/5 5.21 Arrow (The CW) 0.9/3 2.28   8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 2.1/7 6.99 […]

Tuesday cable ratings: Republican debate sets a Fox Business record

The fourth Republican presidential primary debate drew 13.45 million viewers, the smallest audience yet of the four — but still an all-time record (by a huge margin) for the Fox Business Network. FBN viewership is typically in the five or low six figures — its most-watched program on Monday, for instance, was the 10 a.m. hour […]

Tuesday final ratings: ‘Chicago Fire’ adjusts down, ‘NCIS’ adjusts up

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. “Chicago Fire” adjusted down a tenth in adults 18-49 from Tuesday’s early ratings, which means the show is no longer at an eight-month high. Instead it’s … at a seven-month high, matching its best rating since early April and hitting a season high. […]

New show power rankings, week 3: Does anyone want to be No. 2?

The No. 1 spot in the TV by the Numbers new series power rankings is unchanged. And after the week a couple other contenders had, it’s not really that close. Still, some show has to fill that second spot. Read on to see which one it is, as well as this week’s new cellar dweller. […]

‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ gets the post-Super Bowl spot

CBS is turning the coveted post-Super Bowl spot, usually reserved to spotlight a prime-time show, over to its late-night shows. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air a live episode following Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will also air a special episode that night after the late […]

TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘Chicago Fire’ sparks with ‘Voice’ lead-in, ‘Wicked City’ crashes

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. The numbers for Tuesday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s) 8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.7/9 10.79 NCIS (CBS) 2.2/7 16.43 The Flash (The CW) 1.5/5 3.61 The Muppets (ABC) 1.2/4 3.88 Grandfathered (FOX) 1.0/3 3.08 8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the […]

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