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Monday, December 24, 2012 -- New episodes: (none!). Specials: Disney Prep & Landing (repeat), Shrek The Halls (repeat), Shrek The Third (repeat), It's A Wonderful Life (repeat), Christmas Is Here Again (repeat), and Second Star To The Left (repeat). Episode reruns: Raising Hope, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Hawaii Five-0.
Below are the fast affiliate ratings. The "demo" refers to the viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren't given for reruns or specials.) "Millions" refers to the total number of viewers.
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Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012
On a night dominated by holiday specials and a few reruns, NBC scored a soft win with an airing of the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life." CBS repeats and a night of "Shrek" movies on ABC performed well too.
There was no new, regularly scheduled programming on any of the major networks on the night before Christmas, but CBS and Fox did air repeats of their shows, mostly comedies.
NBC led the night overall, with 3.1 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/7 household share. CBS followed with 2.6 million viewers (4.2/5), ahead of ABC (1.8 million viewers, 3.4/4). Fox garnered only 0.9 million viewers (1.6/2), while The CW trailed the pack with 0.4 million viewers (0.7/1).
NBC also got the win in the adults 18-49 demographic at 1.5. ABC and CBS tied for second with a 1.0. Fox followed with 0.6 and The CW trailed down at 0.2.
Monday hour by hour
NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.9 million viewers, »
25 December 2012 9:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It's a Wonderful Life topped total viewers (5.6 million) and the key demo (1.5 adults rating) on Christmas Eve, rising a tenth of a point from its demo score on NBC last year. Photos: Ho Ho Hollywood! Tinseltown's 22 Best Christmas-Themed Movies ABC and NBC split second place with adults 18-49, each posting a 1.0 demo rating. ABC had Shrek the Halls (1.0 adults) and Shrek the Third (1.0 adults), while CBS aired encores of its regular Monday block. The latter won total viewers (4.2 million), edging out ABC's 3.4 million
- Michael O'Connell
8:00 Disney Prep & Landing 8:30 Shrek the Halls 9:00 Shrek the Third 11:35 Nightline 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (repeat, with guests Samuel L. Jackson and the cast of Jersey Shore) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 9:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 9:00 2 Broke Girls (repeat) 9:30 Mike & Molly (repeat) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (repeat) 11:35 One Christmas Story: People Rich in Spirit (new) 8:00 Raising Hope (repeat) 8:30 Raising Hope (repeat) 9:00 Raising Hope (repeat) 9:30 Raising Hope (repeat) 8:00 It's a Wonderful Life 11:35 Christmas Eve at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (new) 8:00 Christmas Is Here Again 9:30 Second Star to the Left More TV to watch when you read more. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Empire has created a list of 12 movie taglines that are either "brilliant, terrible or brilliantly terrible." For example, for Francophiles who appreciate majorly corny linguistic puns, the tagline for the 2010 John Travolta vehicle "From Paris With Love" defies easy evaluation: "Two Agents. One City. No Merci." Full list below. You can vote here for whether the below taglines are "utter genius!" or "utterly terrible!" 1. "Dead Snow" (2009): "Ein! Zwei! Die!" 2. "From Paris With Love" (2010): "Two Agents. One City. No Merci." 3. "Crank 2" (2009): "He Was Dead. But He Got Better." 4. "Shrek The Third" (2009): "The Wait Is Ogre." 5. "Chicken Run" (2000): "Escape, or Die Frying." 6. "Alien vs. Predator" (2004): "Whoever Wins... We Lose." 7. "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993): »
- Beth Hanna
With 20th Century Fox recently picking up the distribution duties for DreamWorks Animation's films (following a profitable relationship with Paramount Pictures that ended somewhat sourly), it was all but a matter of time before the studio announced (via Hollywood Reporter) a fuller slate of movies for the partnership, but this is unprecedented – an ambitious, 12-movie schedule that includes three and sometimes four movies a year, including not one but two "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels and a new paranormal-themed movie starring Seth Rogen. Of the new announcements, "B.O.O: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations" is probably the most high-profile. Starring Rogen, a DreamWorks Animation favorite who has provided voices for "Shrek the Third," "Kung Fu Panda," "Monsters vs. Aliens," "and "Kung Fu Panda 2," the movie is directed by Tony Leondis (who directed the iffy animated film "Igor," which proved »
- Drew Taylor
New distributor Twentieth Century Fox today unveiled DreamWorks Animation Skg, Inc.'s feature film release slate for 2013 to 2016, which includes twelve CG animated films in four years - a major industry first.
The following DreamWorks Animation films will be distributed by Fox: The Croods for March 22, 2013, Turbo for July 19, 2013 and Mr. Peabody and Sherman for November 1, 2013; Me and My Shadow for March 14, 2014, How to Train Your Dragon 2 for June 20, 2014 and Happy Smekday! for November 26, 2014; The Penguins of Madagascar for March 27, 2015, Trolls (working title) for June 5, 2015, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations for November 6, 2015 and Mumbai Musical (working title) for December 19, 2015; Kung Fu Panda 3 for March 18, 2016 and How to Train Your Dragon 3 for June 18, 2016.
"We have had the privilege not only to view many of these films in their various stages but also to meet the incredible leadership teams behind each one, and we are very confident »
DreamWorks Animation is often dinged for seemingly valuing quantity over quality, pursuing sequels and spin-offs to get their lovable characters again and again into marketable movies and shorts. And yes, Shrek the Third is essentially unwatchable with a messy story and a groan-inducing amount of pop culture references, but Shrek Forever After was a return to form that offered an engaging story and a fresh and fun take on classic fairy tale characters, so let's not condemn all their sequels right out the gate.especially because there's more in store. Deadline reveals DreamWorks production slate through the summer of 2016, and in the mix there's How to Train Your Dragon 2, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Kung Fu Panda 3 and the inevitable spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar. However, there are also a slew of new titles making their way through DreamWorks development. Coming in the spring of 2013 is The Croods, a comedy »
Get your movie calendars out. Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled DreamWorks Animation’s feature film release slate for 2013 to 2016, which includes twelve CG animated films in four years . a major industry first. For those of you who are keen to the animation genre, below is a look ahead at what you’re in store for. I’m very excited to see what these unique filmmakers produce – some of these lovable characters and movies like Dragon, Panda and Penguins look to be franchises that people will embrace for a long time to come.
The Croods will be released on March 22, 2013. It is being written and directed by Academy-Award® nominee Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps) and produced by Kristine Belson (How to Train Your Dragon »
- Michelle McCue
Total Film has taken a poll and assembled a list of the Top 50 most disappointing movies of all time - films for which there was a certain or even considerable amount of expectation and which, frankly, turned out to be fairly terrible.
Practically every household name filmmaker is on this list - Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, Oliver Stone, Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, Steven Soderbergh, Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, the Wachowskis, M. Night Shyamalan, Ridley Scott, Cameron Crowe, Ang Lee, Zack Snyder, Roland Emmerich, Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith and many more.
Topping the list was Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace" not far behind. Both were returns almost twenty years later to franchises that were the gold standard of many who grew up in the late 70's and 80's, »
- Garth Franklin
TotalFilm magazine put together a list of Top 50 most disappointing movies of all time, taking a look at films that were highly-anticipated, but turned out to be pretty awful. Topping the list is "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," with the magazine stating that it had all the ingredients in place, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford. But in the end, the film was nothing more than some CGI, a nuclear fridge moment, and aliens. Also on the list are "Prometheus," "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "Godfather Part 3." Take a look at all fifty choices below and let us know if you agree with the selection. 50. The Tourist (2010) 49. Congo (1995) 48. Shrek The Third (2007) 47. Speed Racer (2008) 46. The Lovely Bones (2009) 45. The Lady In The Water (2006) 44. The Avengers (1998) 43. Ghostbusters 2 (1989) 42. Alexander (2004) 41. Public Enemies (2009) 40. Jennifer's Body (2009) 39. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen »
Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast for your audio/visual pleasure!
Gcr – Episode 38 – Evolution Of The Digital Age
Digital has taken over our lives. In Episode 38 the Gcr Crew examines the Digital Age we currently live in, and reflects on what life was like before the Digital Age.
From The Command Center – Episode 16
In Ep 16 is here. This time around we are having a Spd Emergency! Scotty and Mike talk about the police force power rangers.
ToonCast Beyond – Episode 37 – Shrek Franchise Part II
Get your fairytale hats on folks, because this August you can watch any one of the Shrek films on Sky Movies plus the super funny spin-off Puss in Boots, from 17th August. Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After will all be scheduled throughout this month, with Puss in Boots coming to Sky Movies Premiere/HD later on. It's the first time ever that all the Shrek films have been available to view all in one place on UK TV. »
HollywoodNews.com:This was edited from a phone, so pardon any formatting errors. When a heavily-anticipated film debuts alongside a mass murder that takes place during a midnight showing of said film, it’s difficult to know how to analyze the opening weekend figures. I don’t mean morally speaking (all due respect, anyone offended by number crunching after such a tragedy shouldn’t be clicking on a link entitled ‘Weekend Box Office’), I mean practically. Under normal circumstances, the fact that The Dark Knight Rises debuted with $160 million over the weekend would lend itself to the usual analysis, dealing with weekend multipliers, midnight-percentages, comparisons to The Dark Knight and other recent blockbusters, and a guesstimate in regards to final domestic outcome. But it is impossible for now to know what the effect of the shooting had on the film’s short term or long term box office performance, so for the sake of this calculation, »
- Scott Mendelson
It wasn't a great opening by any stretch, but Ice Age: Continental Drift did at least prove that there's still life left in this lucrative prehistoric animated franchise. The fourth installment in the Ice Age series debuted to $46.6 million this weekend. That's noticeably off from 2012's previous animated efforts The Lorax ($70.2 million), Brave ($66.3 million) and Madagascar 3 ($60.3 million). It is at least on par with the first Ice Age ($46.3 million), though it's much lower than 2006's Ice Age: The Meltdown ($68 million). The most recent franchise title, 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, opened on a Wednesday and therefore doesn't provide a great apples-to-apples comparison: Continental Drift topped its three-day start ($42.2 million) and its opening weekend ($41.7 million), though it has zero chance of matching that movie's $66.7 million five-day start. Still, to be in the same league as the third installment is pretty impressive. For comparison, Shrek Forever After's debut »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
HollywoodNews.com: As the initial reviews for Pixar’s Brave roll in (again, I’m waiting till opening day to take the kid), it’s clear that the film is both pretty solid and somewhat disappointing considering the uber-high standards that Pixar has set for itself. I personally think it’s almost dangerous to go into a Pixar film expecting each one to be as good as Up, but I digress. One of the running themes of said reviews is that the film is merely ‘Dreamworks good’.
If you think that’s supposed to be an insult, it is. The meme for the last decade or so is that Dreamworks is not just inferior to Pixar (probably true over all), but a genuinely mediocre producer of mass-market animated films that constantly engages in some of the worst practices of mainstream animation. But as we examine the last fourteen years of Dreamworks Animation, »
- Scott Mendelson
DreamWorks Animation Skg, Inc. today announced that Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Californication, Dr. Seuss' the Lorax) have joined previously announced cast members, Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Three Stooges) in the studio's Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which is now scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013. The film had previously been slated for March 14, 2014, a release date now planned for the studio's Me and My Shadow.
"These incredible casting additions have elevated Mr. Peabody and Sherman to a new level of excitement and we are truly fortunate to work with so many talented actors," said DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke. "I'm certain that their collective passion and enthusiasm for the film will bring the classic characters of Mr. »
DreamWorks Animation has announced that Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Emmy Award® winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Californication, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax) have joined previously announced cast members, Emmy Award® winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Three Stooges) in the studio’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which is now scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013. The film had previously been slated for March 14, 2014, a release date now planned for the studio’s Me & My Shadow.
“These incredible casting additions have elevated Mr. Peabody & Sherman to a new level of excitement and we are truly fortunate to work with so many talented actors,” said DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke. “I’m certain that their collective passion and enthusiasm for the film will bring the classic characters of Mr. Peabody »
- Michelle McCue
Box office: Snow White and the Huntsman trailed both Ridley Scott / Michael Fassbender / Noomi Rapace’s horror sci-fier Prometheus and the Ben Stiller / David Schwimmer-voiced 3D animated feature Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted this past weekend at the North American box office. Directed by feature-film newcomer Rupert Sanders, Snow White and the Huntsman scored $23.05m according to box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. That’s down a hefty 59% from last weekend. [See also Box Office: Madagascar 3 Movie Beats Prometheus and Prometheus: An Unqualified Domestic Box-Office Hit?.]
Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin, Snow White and the Huntsman was expected to reach $26-$28m over the weekend according to predictions and early Friday estimates. The fantasy adventure would thus pass the $100m milestone in North America after only 10 days. As a result of its steep attendance drop, that didn’t happen. Swath‘s cume after 10 days reached $98.53m. »
- Zac Gille
Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart Snow White and the Huntsman, which "premiered" last Friday in North America, has already passed the $100 million milestone at the worldwide box office. Directed by feature-film first-timer Rupert Sanders, the period fantasy adventure stars The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2‘s Kristen Stewart, The Avengers‘ Chris Hemsworth, Prometheus‘ Charlize Theron, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides‘ Sam Claflin. According to Box Office Mojo, as of Tuesday Snow White and the Huntsman‘s partially updated worldwide box-office cume stood at $106.45m. I say "partially" because although domestic box-office figures have been updated daily, international figures are estimates up to Sunday. For the record: Snow White and the Huntsman has taken in $67.15m in the Us/Canada and (as of Sunday) an estimated $39.3m in 45 markets. Swath easily topped the North American box office last weekend, though, screening at fewer theaters (and in »
- Zac Gille
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