20 items from 2014
CBS is still the most-watched network but almost all of their established shows are down year-to-year. Plus, none of their new shows can really be considered hits. Which will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned!
New CBS shows (so far): The Crazy Ones, Hostages, The Millers, Mom, and We Are Men.
Returning shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss.
There's lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing »
The season-to-date primetime rankings may tell a different story, but there’s no question Fox is limping to the finish of the 2013-14 television season.
After good audience response to newcomer “Sleepy Hollow” in the fall, Fox’s start to 2014 was rocky. Reality kingpin “American Idol” took a tumble, and the net’s most promising new shows in recent years, comedy (“New Girl”) and drama (“The Following”), have been placing fourth in their timeslots.
Fox is not alone in its struggles — and next month’s return of “24” should give it a boost — but this is the time of year when, during “Idol’s” heyday, Fox typically dominated and opened up some distance on it rivals. And that’s what makes the net’s performance last month especially eye-opening.
During March, a clean four-week period with no major awards shows or dominant sports programming, Fox placed fourth among adults 18-49 all four weeks. »
- Rick Kissell
In addition to reminding us that the last episode of How I Met Your Mother will air on March 31st, CBS has announced the airdates for the season finales of 2 Broke Girls, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, CSI, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Intelligence, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, and Two and a Half Men.
The network has already renewed most of these shows. Only the fates of The Crazy Ones, Intelligence, and The Mentalist are up in the air and their prospects don't look good.
Here are the dates:
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
"How I Met Your Mother" Concludes With a One-Hour Series Finale on Monday, March 31
"Survivor" Wraps on Wednesday, »
CBS has announced spring finale dates for its 2013-2014 series. Beginning with the series finale of "How I Met Your Mother" on Monday, March 31 and continuing through "Survivor" on Wednesday, May 21. Check out all of the finales below (all times Eastern/Pacific):
Monday, March 31
8 p.m. "How I Met Your Mother" (one-hour series finale)
10 p.m. "Intelligence"
Monday, April 14
9:30 p.m. "Mom"
Thursday, April 17
9 p.m. "The Crazy Ones" (one hour)
Monday, May 5
8 p.m. "2 Broke Girls"
Wednesday, May 7
10 p.m. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Thursday, May 8
9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men"
Friday, May 9
9 p.m. "Hawaii Five-0"
10 p.m. "Blue Bloods"
Tuesday, May 13
8 p.m. "NCIS"
9p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles"
10 p.m. "Person of Interest"
Wednesday, May 14
9 p.m. "Criminal Minds"
Thursday, May 15
8 p.m. "The Big Bang Theory"
8:30 p.m. "The Millers"
10 p.m. "Elementary"
Sunday, May 18
8 p.m. "The Amazing Race"
9 p. »
CBS announced finale dates for a slew of its series including the two-hour Survivor finale and a special one-hour The Crazy Ones season finale. The much-anticipated How I Met Your Mother one-hour, series finale had been previously announced.
Check out the other finale dates and times below:
Monday, March 31
8:00-9:00 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
10:00-11:00 p.m. Intelligence
Monday, April 14
9:30-10:00 p.m. Mom
Thursday, April 17
9:01-10:01 p.m. The Crazy Ones
Monday, May 5
8:00-8:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls
Wednesday, May 7
10:00-11:00 p.m. CSI
- Stephanie Robbins
CBS is apparently no longer afraid of “American Idol.”
After years of scheduling its “Survivor” finale on a Sunday, CBS has slotted the conclusion to the reality adventure show’s 28th edition for Wednesday, May 21. “American Idol” is expected to wrap on May 21, one night after the show’s finale performance episode, so this would be the first time “Survivor” finished opposite “Idol.”
The “Survivor” finale will air from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by its reunion special.
CBS has good reason to feel good about its chances on that night, since “Survivor” has pulled ahead of “Idol” head-to-head in adults 18-49 for the past two weeks, and last night it won out in total viewers for the first time, according to Nielsen.
The Eye on Thursday also announced finale dates for its other primetime series, which will kick off on March 31 with the previously announced one-hour series finale of “How I Met Your Mother. »
- Rick Kissell
On behalf of the three or four people out there who recap both "Survivor" and "American Idol," I can now mark May 21 on my calendar with a malevolent skull-of-dread. CBS announced its Spring 2014 finale dates on Thursday (March 20) morning and the major switch is that for the first time in 10 years, "Survivor" has opted not to go with a Sunday finale and will, instead, wrap the "Cagayan" season on the aforementioned May 21, sticking with the normal Wednesday air schedule. To some degree, the Wednesday finale points to the late start for this "Survivor" season, but it's probably just as much about the newfound lack of intimidation from Fox's "American Idol," which will presumably be airing a two-hour episode that night, whether it's the finale or the finale falls the following week. "Survivor" has now beaten "Idol" on consecutive weeks in the 18-49 demo and may post an overall win this week as well. »
- Daniel Fienberg
CBS this morning announced season finale dates, starting with the previously set one-hour series finale of long-running comedy series How I Met Your Mother on March 31, and ending with the two-hour season finale of Survivor on May 21 followed by the traditional reunion show. Two freshman comedies — Mom and The Crazy Ones — will air their season wrap-ups in April: Monday, March 31 8-9 Pm - How I Met Your Mother (One-Hour Series Finale) 10-11 Pm – Intelligence Monday, April 14 9:30-10 Pm – Mom Thursday, April 17 9:01-10:01 Pm – The Crazy Ones (One-Hour Season Finale) Monday, May 5 8-8:30 Pm - 2 Broke Girls Wednesday, May 7 10-11 Pm – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Thursday, May 8 9:01-9:31 Pm – Two And A Half Men Friday, May 9 9-10 Pm – Hawaii Five-0 10-11 Pm – Blue Bloods Tuesday, May 13 8-9 Pm – NCIS 9-10:01 Pm – NCIS: Los Angeles 10:01-11 Pm – Person Of Interest Wednesday, May 14 9-10 Pm – Criminal Minds Thursday, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
In a sign of the changing times, it was ABC and NBC atop the network demo rankings last week — and Fox’s “American Idol” was nowhere to be found in the top 10.
It was another week of mostly originals (CBS aired repeats of its Tuesday dramas), and ABC prevailed in adults 18-49 in large part due to its strong Monday with the conclusion to “The Bachelor” and Sunday with its “Resurrection”-centered lineup. The new drama about deceased residents in a Missouri town who return to their loved ones held up pretty well in its second week and was again the No. 1 broadcast drama in demos.
Overall, according to Nielsen estimates for the week of March 10-16, ABC led in adults 18-49 with a 1.9 rating/6 share, rising 13% from last year. It was followed by NBC (1.7/5), CBS (1.6/5), Fox (1.4/4) and Univision (1.0/3). The Alphabet also squeaked past CBS and NBC to win in »
- Rick Kissell
CBS is looking to dominate the airwaves again in the 2014-2015 season with its renewals and pilots. The network has announced early renewals for a colossal 18 series after picking up “The Big Bang Theory” for a three season renewal. The network also renewed “Survivor.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS’s 20-show slate includes comedies “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Two and a Half Men,” as well as new comedies “The Millers” and “Mom.” As for dramas, CBS has renewed “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Person of Interest,” “CSI,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary” and “The Good Wife.” Reality TV wasn’t left out of the renewal fever. [ Read More ]
The post CBS Has a Full Plate for the 2014-15 Season appeared first on Shockya.com. »
We give our verdict in a first-look review of Sylvester Stallone's classic boxing tale adapted for stage
Boxing is a fine subject for the stage. As Frank Bruno has contended, the sport is "show business with blood". This musical, which began its run in Hamburg under the inexplicably amusing title Rocky das Musical, deviates little from Sylvester Stallone's 1976 film. Rocky Balboa (Andy Karl), a third-rate club fighter, woos a timid pet-shop clerk (Margo Seibert), then steps into the ring against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed (Terence Archie, charisma personified). Rocky loses the fight, but he gets the girl, the cheque and the feeling of self-worth.
Karl proves himself to be the bravest actor on Broadway, absorbing dozens of punches and singing a plaintive solo to a pair of pet turtles. At the top of the second act, »
- Alexis Soloski
CBS has announced early renewals for a whopping eighteen series following its pickup of both "The Big Bang Theory" and "Survivor". Most of the network's slate including "The Good Wife," "Elementary," "Hawaii Five-o," both "NCIS" shows, "Criminal Minds," etc. are all getting another season.
The only shows still in question are long running procedural "The Mentalist," and current season shows "The Crazy Ones," "Intelligence" and the still to premiere "Friends With Better Lives".
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
CBS has once again done a mass renewal of most of its lineup. The network on Thursday (March 13) announced it's picking up 18 shows for 2014-15 to go along with previous renewals for "The Big Bang Theory" and "Survivor."
The 20 shows for next season represent 17 hours of prime-time programming, or nearly all of the original hours it airs each week. (CBS has 22 hours of primetime real estate, but two of those hours on Saturday nights are repeats.)
On the comedy side, CBS has picked up "2 Broke Girls," "Mike & Molly," "The Millers," "Mom" and "Two and a Half Men." Unscripted shows "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" will also be back, as will newsmagazines "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours."
So what's left? "The Mentalist," "The Crazy Ones," "Hostages" and "Intelligence" have »
“With the addition of the NFL on Thursday night our schedule is pretty darn tight,” CBS’ CEO Les Moonves told investors this week, indicating the network planned to only add two new drama and two new comedy series for next season. Here is the proof of just how tight the network’s 2014-15 schedule is shaping up to be. As it does every year, in one fell swoop the network has renewed the bulk of its lineup. That includes nine drama series — flagship NCIS, NCIS: La, Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest, Elementary, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and critical darling The Good Wife — and five comedies: 2 Broke Girls, freshman The Millers and the three Chuck Lorre series, veteran Two And A Half Men, Mike & Molly and freshman Mom. They join Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory, which was just given a big three-season pickup. On the reality side, The Amazing Race »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Big Four's most consistent schedule won't be changing too much for the 2014-15 season. CBS has announced early renewals for a whopping 18 series after previously picking up The Big Bang Theory (three-season renewal) and Survivor. CBS' 20-strong returning slate includes comedies 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Men -- as well as freshmen The Millers and Mom. On the drama side, NCIS, NCIS: La, Person of Interest, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, Elementary and The Good Wife will all be back for additional seasons. Story: 'Big Bang Theory'
- Lesley Goldberg, Michael O'Connell
CBS and NBC drew the most young adults in primetime last week, as the Peacock continues to make big ratings strides.
The first week after the Olympics, with everybody back in originals and with no major sports or awards shows skewing the results, provided a good indicator of each net’s strength — and there was good news for three of the four nets. Fox, though, took a tumble from its first-place perch of a year ago.
NBC went from a deep-fourth place standing at this time a year ago — when it was still going through a very ratings-challenged period between cycles of “The Voice” — to tying with CBS for the lead among adults 18-49. And the Peacock remains on track to win the season in the demo for the first time in the 10 years since “Friends” left the air in 2004.
ABC was up a little in 18-49 from last year, »
- Rick Kissell
It didn’t get much help from its two new shows to bow last week — “Mind Games” and “Mixology” — but an extra night of “The Bachelor,” the return of “Scandal” and a big finish from Sunday’s Oscars has lifted ABC to a rare weekly victory.
Overall, the first week following the Olympics brought out premieres across the dial. In addition to the ABC pair, NBC launched comedies “About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher,” and there were the season openers for returnees including CBS’ “Survivor,” NBC’s “Hannibal” and cable dramas “Dallas” on TNT, “The Americans” on FX and “The Vikings” on History.
Looking at the Nielsen numbers, ABC cruised in the Feb. 24-March 2 frame with a 3.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, followed »
- Rick Kissell
Wondering how your favorite TV shows are doing in the ratings? Which series are doing the best? The worst? Here are the season average ratings of the 2013-14 network TV shows -- through the end of week 23 (Sunday, March 2, 2014).
The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I've included two for more accurate ranking. Shows include:
CBS shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss, and We Are Men. »
Watch a clip from the new superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, visit an ice castle, join a rabbit chase – and get lucky
We start this week's video countdown with a rip-roaring ride through the snowy streets of New York City with snowboarder Casey Neistat. And if that has got your pulses racing, chill out with a visit to the Ice Castle in Midway, Utah. This is the setting for an Africanised version of the Disney theme from Frozen, Let It go. It features Alex Boyé and the One Voice Children's choir.
Feeling mellow now? Time to up the pace with a new trailer from Game of Thrones and a sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy – an American film based on the Marvel superhero team. The cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, »
- Janette Owen
Below, you'll find a list of CBS' recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column (where applicable).
Shows include 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Extant, Friend Me, Golden Boy, The Good Wife, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, The Mentalist, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Paerson of Interest, Reckless, Rules of Engagement, Survivor, Two And A Half Men, Under The Dome, Undercover Boss, Unforgettable, Vegas, We Are Men »
20 items from 2014
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