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Warner Brothers Television Group announces Comic-Con 2012 panels

The world’s leading pop culture convention is set to begin in just over a month, and Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) will be back with a Bang at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2012. With a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series and the Studio’s massive, must-visit booth on the convention floor, WBTVG will once again deliver an unforgettable experience for fans, with a packed schedule of screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The CW announces 2012-2013 Fall schedule

The CW Network presented its 2012-13 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at the New York City Center in New York City. Hip-hop star Flo Rida opened the show with a medley of his top hits, featuring the world premiere of his newest song, “Let it Roll (Good Times).”

“One of our biggest priorities this year at The CW was adding more original programming, and we’ve added 50 original hours to our schedule in 2012,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “With dynamic new dramas for the fall and midseason, and our first-ever summer schedule leading into our October fall launch, this is poised to be a transformative season for The CW.

“The dramas we have for next season are outstanding, with relatable characters and breakout stars. ‘Arrow,’ starring Stephen Amell in the title role, is a bold, edge-of-your-seat action show, based on the popular DC Comics character; ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’ is funny, emotional, and we have caught lightning in a bottle with an incredible lead actor in Mamie Gummer; ‘Beauty and the Beast’ takes a classic love story and adds a procedural element; ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ with the story of a young Carrie Bradshaw set in the 1980s, is perfect for our audience; and ‘Cult’ is a chilling psychological thriller. We have an unbelievable variety of high quality dramas, all speaking to the 18-to-34-year old audience, set for next season.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The CW renews Gossip Girl for 11-episode final season + Nikita and Hart of Dixie Renewed; The Secret Circle and Ringer both canceled

As expected, The CW has renewed Gossip Girl for a sixth and final season. The show’s final season will run just 11 episodes. The CW also announced renewals for low-rated dramas Nikita (season three) and Hart of Dixie (season two).

Meanwhile, freshman dramas The Secret Circle and Ringer were both […]

Warner Brothers TV bringing 16 shows to Comic-Con 2011

Starting on the first day of Comic-Con 2011 on Friday, July 22, Warner Brothers TV will be showcasing 16 of their shows at the event. TV show panels include: Fringe, ThunderCats, Chuck, The Vampire Diaries, Alcatraz and Person of Interest. Full details after the jump.

The schedule follows after the jump.

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The CW announces fall 2011 premiere dates

The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.

Here’s the schedule:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM RINGER (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8:00-9:00 PM H8R (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S Next Top Model (Season Premiere)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

8:00-9:00 PM THE Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE SECRET CIRCLE (Series Premiere)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8:00-9:00 PM Nikita (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8:00-9:00 PM Gossip Girl (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Series Premiere)

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The CW renews Nikita and One Tree Hill; Hellcats canceled

The CW has renewed Nikita for a second season and One Tree Hill for a ninth season. The renewal for One Tree Hill is for 13 episodes (and will premiere at midseason). Although nothing has been made official, it will likely be the show’s final season. James Lafferty remains the final series regular yet to […]

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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The CW gives full season orders to Hellcats, Nikita and One Tree Hill

The CW has given full season orders to HellcatsNikita and One Tree Hill. With full-season orders having already been given out to the network’s remaining programming, Life Unexpected is now the only CW show without a full-season order.

Here are the current season averages for all three shows (all data based on final national Live + SD numbers):

  • Nikita – 1.9/3 HH rating/share, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share, 3.053M viewers.
  • Hellcats – 1.5/2 HH rating/share, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share, 2.388M viewers.
  • One Tree Hill –  1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share, 1.933M viewers.

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.

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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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