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CBS announces renewals for 18 primetime shows for the 2012-2013 season

In a move that renews a large portion of television’s #1 primetime lineup, CBS announced today it has picked up 18 returning series for the 2012-2013 broadcast season.

The renewals include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two newsmagazines. The returning shows encompass every night of the week and every hour, many of which are #1 in their time period and some #1 on the entire night.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, October 10, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
10.2/15 15.056M 2.9/7
7.1/10 11.110M 3.9/9

4.7/7 7.689M 2.7/7
2.5/4 3.842M 1.2/3
1.8/3 3.328M 1.4/3
1.0/1 1.428M 0.6/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns follow after the jump.
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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, October 3, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.7/15 14.859M 2.9/7
7.6/11 12.359M 4.3/10

5.4/8 9.038M 3.4/8
2.9/4 6.126M 2.7/7
2.7/4 4.379M 1.6/4
1.1/2 1.616M 0.7/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.
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CBS renews Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-O, The Good Wife + More

CBS released their schedule this morning. As expected, the network renewed all the shows it previously hadn’t acted on yet. Here are the renewals: 48 Hours Mystery, 60 Minutes, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-O, The, Mentalist, Mike & Molly and NCIS: Los Angeles. The […]

CBS schedules Mike & Molly in Two and a Half Men’s spot

CBS has scheduled Mike & Molly to air Monday, April 11, 2011 at 9 p.m. A repeat of Two and a Half Men will air at 9:30 p.m., which is Mike & Molly’s former time slot.

At the moment this is just a one-week change, but with the future of ‘Men’ uncertain due to Charlie Sheen’s very public firing, it could become a permanent move.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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2010 New Show Ratings: Part 3 [CHARTS]

This is the third part of a continuing column that will look at the ratings and rankings for the new shows that have premiered this season — currently at 21. You can view Part 1 here and you can view Part 2 here. (Ratings through 10/23/2010).

* There have been four new show cancellations thus far this season: “Outlaw” (NBC), “My Generation” (ABC), “Lone Star” (Fox) and The Whole Truth (ABC).

Time for an updated look at the ratings for this season’s new shows. As expected, CBS continues to rate well ahead of the pack.

The network is down only minimally from the last time we looked at the ratings (in terms of HH rating and viewers) and even in the key A18-49 demo.  CBS is currently averaging 11.230M viewers with a 3.0/8 A18-49 rating and a 7.0/12 HH rating/share. Compared to premiere week, the network is down 12.5% in viewers, 12% in A18-49 rating and 12.5% in HH rating (little changed from last week’s look which had the network down 12, 12 and 11 percent, respectively).

CBS’ top-rated new show among viewers and HH rating remains Hawaii Five-O (12.162M / 3.4 A18-49 rating / 7.7 HH rating), but that’s down slightly from last week as the show still hasn’t quite stabilized. Meanwhile, the network’s top-rated new series among A18-49 remains Mike & Molly, which is averaging a a 3.7/9 rating/share (with 11.437M viewers and a 7.1/11 HH rating/share).

NBC seems to have the biggest of problems. The network’s premiere week to current cumulative average is down more than 1/4 among all three key categories. And although only one of its new shows has been canceled, none of the others have really managed to break through. The network’s biggest event, pardon the pun, is the quick decline in audience of The Event. Last week’s episode drew just 6.502 million viewers — which was down 40% from the premiere (10.877M) — and a 2.2 A18-49 rating (down 39% from the premiere — 3.6 rating).

Here are the averages for NBC (6 new shows), ABC (5 new shows), Fox (3 new shows) and The CW (2 new shows), along with their percentage declines from premiere week in parentheses:

  • NBC: 4.3/7 HH rating/share [-26%], 6.722M viewers [-28%] and a 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [-28%].
  • ABC: 4.2/7 HH rating/share [-12.5%], 6.582M viewers [-13%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-14%].
  • Fox: 2.9/5 HH rating/share [-15%], 4.778M viewers [-16%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-17%].
  • The CW: 1.7/3 HH rating/share [-19%], 2.721M viewers [-17%] and a 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [-15%].

Click over the jump for charts for viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share as well as by individual network.

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CBS gives full-season orders to all five of its new series

CBS has had a fairly successful fall season, and nothing proves that more than their announcement today that they’ve given full-season orders to all five of their newly launched series:

CBS has given full season orders to its entire freshman class—Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Mike & Molly, The Defenders and $#*! My Dad Says— which rank as the top five new series of the 2010-2011 season.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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2010 New Show Ratings: Part 2 [CHARTS]

This is the second part of a continuing column that will look at the ratings and rankings for the new shows that have premiered this season — currently at 21. You can view Part 1 here. (Ratings through 10/15/2010).

* There have been three cancellations for new shows so far this season: “Outlaw”, “My Generation” and “Lone Star”.

We’re now into the fourth week for most new shows — and weeks five and six for others, such as “Nikita” and “Hellcats” — so it’s time to check into the ratings for the new shows.

Not surprisingly, CBS holds a clear and basically insurmountable advantage over its competition. CBS new show programming — Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says and The Defendors — is averaging 11.341M viewers with a 3.0/9 A18-49 rating and a 7.1/12 HH rating/share.

Compared to premiere week for the network —  12.839M viewers / 3.4 A18-49 rating / 8.0 HH rating — CBS is down 12% in viewers, 12% in A18-49 rating and 11% in HH rating.

CBS’ top-rated new show among viewers and HH rating is Hawaii Five-O (12.466M / 3.5 A18-49 rating / 7.9 HH rating), while Mike & Molly is the most-watched new show among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/9 rating/share (with 11.571M viewers and a 7.1/11 HH rating/share).

During premiere week, $#*! My Dad Says was the top-rated A18-49 show (4.0 rating), but the William Shatner comedy has dropped to an average A18-49 rating of 3.4 (with an average audience of 10.736M viewers and a 6.5 HH rating).

Here are the averages for NBC (6 new shows), ABC (5 new shows), Fox (3 new shows) and The CW (2 new shows), along with their percentage declines from premiere week in parentheses:

  • NBC: 4.5/7 HH rating/share [-22%], 7.076M viewers [-24%] and a 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [-24%].
  • ABC: 4.3/7 HH rating/share [-10%], 6.694M viewers [-12%] and a 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share [-14%].
  • Fox: 2.9/5 HH rating/share [-15%], 4.870M viewers [-14%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-17%].
  • The CW: 1.7/3 HH rating/share [-19%], 2.744M viewers [-17%] and a 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [-15%].

Click over the jump for charts for viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share as well as by individual network.

Continue reading 2010 New Show Ratings: Part 2 [CHARTS]

2010 New Show Premiere Ratings [CHARTS]

The 21 new shows that have premiered this fall — 6 on NBC, 5 on CBS, 5 on ABC, 3 on Fox and 2 on The CW — have averaged a 5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.638M viewers and a 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share.

Of those new show premieres, CBS holds the top five spots among households and viewers and three of the top spots among Adults 18-49. The top-rated new show premiere this fall among households and viewers is Hawaii Five-O which debuted with an 8.9/15 HH rating/share, 14.199M viewers and a 3.9/11 A18-49 rating.

Hawaii Five-O is tied for second place with Mike & Molly among adults 18-49, with both shows finishing just a tenth of a point behind the A18-49 leader $#*! My Dad Says (4.0/12 A18-49 rating/share).

To put it simply, CBS crushed its competition, averaging an 8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.839M viewers and a 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share for its five series. Here are the series premiere averages for NBC, ABC, Fox and The CW:

  • NBC: 5.8/10 HH rating/share [#2], 9.283M viewers [#2] and a 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2].
  • ABC: 4.8/8 HH rating/share [#3], 7.583M viewers [#3] and a 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4].
  • Fox: 3.4/5 HH rating/share [#4], 5.668M viewers [#4] and a 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3].
  • The CW: 2.1/3 HH rating/share [#5], 3.294M viewers [#5] and a 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5].

Click over the jump for charts for Viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share.

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