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Fox announces primetime schedule for 2012-2013 season

Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group; and Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

“Television continues to be the most vibrant, emotionally rich platform in the world,” said Rice. “FOX has been the No. 1 network for eight seasons by delivering groundbreaking, engaging and culturally relevant shows that connect with our audience, not only on-air, but wherever they are in the digital or social space.”

“With first-year culture-driving hits like New Girl and The X Factor and strong returning tentpoles like American Idol and Glee, we were laser focused on our development and it has really paid off,” said Reilly. “I have no doubt that our two genre-defying new dramas, our new FOX Sports Saturdays, and our three new distinctive, sharp and upscale comedies – all fronted by incredible talent – can propel FOX to even greater success.”

The schedule includes five new series: The Mindy Project; Ben and Kate; The Mob Doctor; The Following and The Goodwin Games. The schedule also includes a couple changes from last seasons, most notably: Glee will be moving to Thursdays following The X Factor in the fall; Touch shifting to Friday before Fringe and a new Thursday night comedy block. Full details over the jump.

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Fox renews New Girl, Raising Hope and Glee

FOX has ordered a second season of freshman breakout hit New Girl, a third installment of the irreverent family comedy Raising Hope and a fourth season of the genre-defying musical sensation Glee, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Over the past season, New Girl has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; Raising Hope has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and Glee has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Reilly. “All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Fox announces 2011-12 season finale dates; House series finale dated for Monday, May 21

FOX is announcing 2011-12 season finale dates for AMERICAN DAD, AMERICAN IDOL, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, THE FINDER, FRINGE, GLEE, NEW GIRL, Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN, RAISING HOPE, THE SIMPSONS and the series finale of HOUSE.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.2/11 11.898M 3.3/9
5.9/9 10.200M 3.5/10
5.6/9 8.907M 3.2/9

4.5/7 6.856M 1.6/4
1.8/3 3.698M 1.7/4
1.0/2 1.413M 0.6/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns follows after the jump.

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FOX announces fall premiere dates

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2011-2012 season will kick off with the biggest night in television, the 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, airing live in all time zones on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00 PM ET / 5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
6.9/12 10.836M 1.9/6

4.6/8 7.959M 3.0/9

4.1/7 6.634M 2.3/7
3.1/5 4.857M 1.3/4
2.3/4 4.352M 1.7/5
0.6/1 0.817M 0.3/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

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FOX renews Raising Hope for second season; Running Wilde and The Good Guys officially canceled

FOX has announced a second season renewal for the solidly performing scripted comedy Raising Hope. The network also officially announced cancellations for The Good Guys and Running Wilde.

The full press release for the renewal of Raising Hope 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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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]

Fox orders full season of Raising Hope

Fox has given a back-nine order to the freshman comedy Raising Hope, putting the first season at a full 22 episodes. Only three episodes of the show have aired thus far, averaging 6.857M viewers, a 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share and a 4.1/7 HH rating/share.

Raising Hope airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. Click over the jump to read the complete press release.

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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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