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Fox 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 5/22/15)

22 May 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.

How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.

Fox shows this season (so far): American Idol, Backstrom, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, New Girl, Red Band Society, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, Utopia, Wayward Pines, and Weird Loners.

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Jason Derulo on His Breakup With Jordin Sparks: "I Do Get Tired of Playing Nice"

22 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

He penned a song called "Marry Me" about Jordin Sparks, so when Jason Derulo and the American Idol winner broke up, it was a huge surprise. Landing the cover of Billboard magazine, Derulo opens up about his fitness regimen, career dreams and his former relationship with Sparks, which ended last fall after three years together. According to the "Want to Want Me" singer, he was "gentlemanly" about the breakup, despite Sparks claiming he leased a BMW he gifted her with instead of buying it. "I do get tired of playing nice," he tells the magazine. "Especially when people think I did something wrong, or that she broke up with me. But it's so behind me." He later posted »

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HitFix Daily Snap: The 'Survivor' season that deserves more love

22 May 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some shows just don't need to be canceled. Why ever cancel 'Survivor'? We don't tire of the conceit. It's not like "American Idol" where the glory of winning depends on our investment in an artist's market potential. "Survivor" is about "Survivor" and that''s that. Though quality may vary from season to season, we're never bored of the ludicrous machinations and maddening puzzle challenges.  As we process the "Worlds Apart" finale, let's pick an underrated season to spotlight: I think "Survivor: Philippines" deserves a bit more credit -- not only because Denise Stapley was a valiant and cool winner, but because Lisa Whelchel's arc on the show was, um, astounding? She went from being a self-assigned, miserable hermit to a real player and pseudo-philosopher who was both sincere and successfully manipulative. A rare kind of character, even for "Survivor." Here's what else is going on at HitFix today. »

- Louis Virtel

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What Kelly Clarkson Actually Thinks Of From Justin To Kelly

22 May 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Remember From Justin to Kelly, the film that put the "hor-" in "horrendous" and starred Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini? For those needing a refresher, it was released in 2003 after Clarkson won the first American Idol. Fox wanted to capitalize on all the hype, even after the 25-episode first season, so they stuffed Clarkson into a movie with the runner-up. Nearly 12 years after the film debuted, Clarkson revealed what she really thinks about From Justin to Kelly.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, the magazine asked if it was time for her to burn all copies of the film, which made her laugh. She replied: No, I think I would have to own it first. But that is something I will look into. I have a little joke with our nanny, because she told me she loves that movie. She was like, "My roommate and I used to watch it »

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Sunday Night Football, Empire Top Ratings for 2014-15 Season; Forever Among Highest-Rated Axed Shows

22 May 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Fox’s Empire placed No. 1 and No. 2 for the 2014-15 TV season, with average ratings of 7.3 and 7.1 in the coveted 18-49 demo, respectively.

As reported this week, NBC won the season in the demo, while CBS remains the most watched net.

RelatedRatings: NBC Wins 2014-15 TV Season; CBS Is Still Most Watched Network

In the demo, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory — averaging a 6.5 rating this season, including any available Live+7 DVR playback data — easily led the comedy pack, while ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (5.0) and Scandal (4.5) placed a distant second and »

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Wayward Pines Sneak Peek: Sheriff Pope Gives Ethan's Wife Some 'Help'

22 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Theresa Burke went looking for her missing husband, but instead is about to find a weird flavor of trouble.

RelatedWayward Pines Episode 2 Recap: Rules Are Rules!

As Episode 2 of Fox’s Wayward Pines came to a close this week, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke’s wife, with son Ben in tow, had decided to trek to Boise. There, Theresa (played by Shannyn Sossamon) hopes to track down Ethan — and hopefully not in the arms of his onetime mistress, Kate (Carla Gugino).

RelatedWayward Pines Boss: Uncovering the ‘Gargantuan’ Twist Is Only Half the Fun

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Wayward Pines Recap: Rules Are Rules!

21 May 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s Wayward Pines this week laid out the “rules” for living peacefully in the unusual Idaho town — as well as made clear the ramifications of running afoul of same.

RelatedWayward Pines Boss: Uncovering the ‘Gargantuan’ Twist Is Only Half the Fun

Picking up right where the pilot left off, Pope had pulled over Ethan, ostensibly for the theft of a townsperson’s car — and no amount of declaring his credentials as a federal agent wins Ethan any favor with the sheriff. Heck, even a rando kid pedaling by on a bike warns Ethan: “Don’t try to leave — Rule No. »

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Reality TV Fights Back Against Decline

21 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The cancellation of "American Idol" was not exactly shocking, but it does signal the end of a certain era. Reality television is in decline on broadcast networks during their non-summer season. Yet this does not mean the end of reality TV. Sorry, those who love to drag out and wave around old, decomposing arguments. Here's how the reality TV week will break down in the fall on the five broadcast networks: —Sundays: one hour, counting "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 p.m. on ABC, which I am only because it's there. —Mondays: four hours, with each ABC and NBC giving the 8 to 10 timeslot to a competition series. —Tuesdays: two hours, "The Voice"'s results show and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. —Wednesdays: one hour: "Survivor." —Thursdays: zero hours. —Fridays, five hours, though one of those is "World's Funniest Fails," and that barely qualifies as television. That's 13 hours of »

- Andy Dehnart

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Kelly Clarkson Jokingly Threatens to Fire Her Nanny If She Shows River Rose From Justin to Kelly

21 May 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Every star has some career regrets, but it seems like no one is more passionate about hating something than Kelly Clarkson. What did the American Idol winner do that haunts her every single day? She filmed From Justin to Kelly alongside fellow alum Justin Guarini. She regrets the project so much, in fact, that she has joked with her nanny that she would fire her if she ever showed the movie to her daughter River Rose.  When asked by Rolling Stone if she would "burn all the existing copies" of it, she responded, "No, I think I would have to own it first. But that is something I will look into." She added, "I have a little joke with our nanny, because she told me she loves that movie. »

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' Finale - The Winner Is...

20 May 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pre-credit sequence. It's Night 35 and the Top 5 castaways return to camp. Carolyn is giddy. Mike is incredulous. Rodney is offended that Carolyn didn't tell him about the Idol, which is funny since Carolyn's offended that Rodney voted for her. They agree that without Idols or advantages remaining, everybody wants Mike out, which is especially funny since Mike was the only person to support Carolyn at the previous Tribal. But loyalty doesn't go very far when you're this deep into "Survivor." Mother-Lover. Tonight's Reward is an individual challenge and it's really only worthwhile if Rodney loses. No Rewards for Rodney! It's a complicated challenge involving tiles, a number puzzle, shuffle board and other stuff. Wanna know what they're playing for? Love! Carolyn's husband comes out and she cries. It's a fairy tale marriage. Everybody cries. Mike's mom comes out and he cries. It's a fairy tale mother-son relationship. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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TV Ratings: 'Voice' Logs Finale Low, 'Dancing' Ender Steady on Tuesday Night

20 May 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Voice may have been up week over week, but the NBC competition hit a finale low on Tuesday night — averaging a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. Hardly as dramatic a drop as the ones that have afflicted American Idol in recent years, the newer series was still off half a point from the last two cycles. Dancing With the Stars, on the flip side, was steady with its last spring-cycle finale with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. That two-hour ender followed a special Tuesday outing of The Bachelorette (1.9 adults), off just

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- Michael O'Connell

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‘Entourage’ Debuts Atop Reshuffled Weekly Ad Spend Chart

20 May 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, two new movies made their debut, two incumbents stuck around, and one returned to the list after falling off last week.

Newcomer “Entourage” made its debut at the top of the list on the strength of $9.8 million spent on 1,093 national airings across 41 networks led by MTV and VH1. Nearly half its budget went to broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox with over $1 million each. The other new movie to make the list for the first time was “Spy,” debuting at third with $7.8 million spent on 974 national airings across 37 networks led by MTV and VH1. MTV also captured the bulk of this budget, with just under $1 million.

Meanwhile, “Mad Max: Fury Road” moved up a spot to second, with $7.9 million spent on 1,078 national airings across 42 networks led by Comedy Central and MTV, with CBS capturing »

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Jennifer Lopez Oozes Sex Appeal in Cutout Swimsuit on Us Weekly's Best Bodies Cover: Go Behind the Scenes of Her Shoot!

20 May 2015 5:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

This Fly Girl is all woman! Jennifer Lopez is proof-positive that age is just a number. At 45, the "Booty" singer looks and feels better than she ever has — and it shows. Flaunting her fab figure in a series of sexy swimsuits during a photo shoot for the cover of Us Weekly's "Best Bodies" Issue, Lopez practically oozed confidence and sex appeal. "I embrace who I am," the American Idol judge told Us between setups. "I feel sexy, I feel youthful, I feel pretty sometimes." On days [...] »

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New Wave of Game Shows Hit TV as Reality Looks to the Post-'Idol' Landscape

20 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the May 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. As Fox abruptly yanked American Idol offstage with an invisible vaudeville hook during its May 11 upfront, the show's expiration date (it's been renewed for a final season) signaled more than just the end of a behemoth. Singing competitions (save anomaly The Voice) officially are done, and unscripted executives are salting the earth. Many in the industry now suggest the next great reality hope could be a game show, and summer sees a slew of

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- Michael O'Connell

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The Following season 3 episodes 14 & 15 review: Dead Or Alive & The Reckoning

20 May 2015 1:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Farewell Ryan Hardy. The Following has left the building. Here's our review of its dizzying final two episodes...

This review contains spoilers.

3.14 Dead Or Alive & 3.15 The Reckoning

It's amazing to think of where The Following would have ended up going in its fourth season, but it looks as though it won't get the chance. Since the Lilly Gray season, I've had a vague idea in which Ryan Hardy becomes a killer, determined to hunt down the other killers. Of course the show manages to spring that on the viewing audience at the end of the third season, when it's already buried in some creepy basement under a serial killer's house. Still, it makes for a thrilling final episode, and even knowing that it's done (barring a reprieve from Netflix or Hulu, which I doubt will happen), the final moments of The Following on Fox offer a thrilling vision of what »

- louisamellor

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The Voice Recap: And the Winner Is... Plus — Season 8 Finale Awards!

19 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There were three losers and only one winner on The Voice‘s Season 8 finale — that is, if you chose to look at the Starbucks-sponsored plastic cup as half full.

VideosAmerican Idol Champ Nick Fradiani Talks Agt Past, Thwarted Rap Covers, ‘Give and Take’ With New Boss Borchetta

If, however, like Blake, your glass had even a splash of moonshine left in it, maybe there were no losers at all.

After all, as Joshua “My Infant’s Fave Toy Is a Pair of Noise-Cancelling Headphones!” Davis, Koryn “My Ad-Libs + Pharrell’s Face = Magic” Hawthorne, Sawyer “Mortal Enemy of Men Without Hats »

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Kimberly Caldwell Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Jordan Harvey — See Her Bump!

19 May 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Baby bumpin’! Kimberly Caldwell is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Jordan Harvey, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The American Idol alum took to Instagram to announce the happy news herself, even revealing she’s picked out a name for her future daughter. “So thrilled to finally announce our baby girl to the world at 12 weeks along! @jordancharvey #firsttimesacharm #HappyEaster,” the songstress shared on Instagram two months ago, before revealing her soon-to-be mini-me’s name with a sonogram video on April 26. Meet Harlow Monroe Harvey. Had [...] »

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Ratings: NBC, CBS Win Season Titles; ABC Comes On Strong

19 May 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC and CBS were the season’s ratings winners in key demo categories, and Fox had the hottest new show in years, but the best story of the 2014-15 television season just might have belonged to ABC.

The Alphabet emerged as the only major network to draw a larger young-adult audience this season than last, thanks in large part to a strong rookie class that included hits “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Black-ish” as well as other solid newcomers like “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Secrets and Lies.” “The Goldbergs” blossomed in in its second year, while veterans like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family” and “Shark Tank” also continued to produce.

CBS introduced new drama hit “Scorpion” and renewed four other first-year shows, while Fox launched megahit “Empire” and solid newcomer “Gotham” and the CW discovered its biggest hit to date, “The Flash.” NBC, on the other hand, »

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Idol Champ Nick Fradiani Talks Agt Past, Thwarted Rap Covers, 'Give and Take' With New Boss Borchetta

19 May 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nick Fradiani is a smart guy — and not just because he’s got a master’s degree in education.

The American Idol Season 14 winner, who’s been trying to make a living through music since he turned 18, says he’s excited to write and/or co-write the music for his solo debut on Big Machine Records, but if label chief Scott Borchetta hands him a hit song by an outside writer, “I’m gonna sing it. I’m not that stupid.”

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull »

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Scream Queens' Full Trailer Reveals the Show's First Murder — and It's Twisted

19 May 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After watching the extended trailer for Fox’s upcoming horror-comedy Scream Queens, you’ll never look at mowing your lawn the same way.

RelatedFox Fall Schedule: Scream Queens Takes Tuesday Crown, Sleepy Rises on Thursday, X-Files Held ‘Til January

The three-minute video, originally screened during the network’s upfront presentation last week, gives an in-depth look at more of the series’ main players, include Skyler Samuels’ intrepid Grace, Abigail Breslin’s sassy Chanel No. 5 and Keke Palmer’s bewildered Zayday.

Additional highlights include:

Nick Jonas wearing his Kingdom uniform (aka no shirt).

* Niecy Nash’s unsurprisingly hysterical turn as an over-the-top police officer. »

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