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Watch our Editors clash over Emmy predictions (video slugfest)

9 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our Editors really come out swinging when Tom O'Neil, Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery take on Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan for refusing to agree that Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent") will win Best Comedy Actor at the Emmys. Bright's betting on a repeat by "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons, who's prevailed four times in the past six years; Galvan foresees an upset by "Shameless" thesp William H. Macy. That is just where the arguments begin. Throughout the rest of the slugfest, these hot-headed pundits also clash over the other top Emmy categories for drama and comedy series. Click the following links to see their individual predictions: Tom O'Neil, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Charles Bright, Ralph Galvan. Disagree with them? Make your predictions here and enter our contest to win $1,000 for best picks for Emmy nominations. -Break- Media Alternative: Listen to the audio podcast version.   »

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CBS 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 5/25/15)

17 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last season, CBS tried to establish new shows but almost all of them were cancelled due to low ratings. No new dramas survived and only two sitcoms did. Which shows will be cancelled or renewed this time? We'll have wait and see.

CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Battle Creek, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, 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 »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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DVR Gridlock 2015-16: Monday Nights

18 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As in years past, this week, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. I'm also probably gonna ignore that I have a fancy new six-tuner DVR that means that I really don't have to make choices anymore. This will assume that I make choices for my own sanity.] Monday Nights 8:00 p.m. ABC: "Dancing with the Stars" CBS: "Big Bang Theory"/"Life in Pieces" (through October) and "Supergirl" The CW: "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Fox: "Gotham" NBC: "The Voice" 9:00 p.m. ABC:  "Dancing with the Stars" CBS: "Scorpion" The CW: "Jane the Virgin" Fox: "Minority Report" NBC: "The Voice" 10:00 p.m. ABC: "Castle" CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" NBC: "Blindspot" What's Changed: The night's biggest change is conceptual, since you may not be a regular "2 Broke Girls" or "Mike & Molly" viewer, but this is the first time since 1949 that CBS has had a comedy-free Monday. Or at least it will be once Thursday Night Football ends and CBS isn't airing "Big Bang Theory" and "Life in Pieces" here. Will "Supergirl" prove to be a family friendly blockbuster return to the comic book world for CBS? We'll see. After "State of Affairs" failed post-"The Voice" and "Night Shift »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Thursday TV Ratings: Red Nose Day, Wayward Pines, 500 Questions

22 May 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: Wayward Pines and 500 Questions. Specials: Red Nose Day. Reruns: Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Mom, Mike & Molly, Elementary, Wayward Pines, iZombie, and The Vampire Diaries.

How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:

ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBC

ABC Family | AMC | FX | HBO | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA (more…) »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Empire, Big Bang Theory & NCIS Among the 50 Most-Watched Broadcast Shows of 2014-15

22 May 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

We’ve come to the end of the 2014-15 broadcast TV season, and unsurprisingly, many of the top ten shows, when it comes to total viewers, did not change this year, with Sunday Night Football, Big Bang Theory, and NCIS all continuing to dominate. However, Fox’s freshman drama Empire, which became a mega-hit this year, also boasts some impressive viewer numbers and was able to crack the top five of the 50 most-watched broadcast shows. For the full rankings of all 50 of the most-watched shows between Sept. 22, 2014 and May 20, 2015, you can check out the list below: 1. NFL Sunday Night Football (NBC) 21.03 million 2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 19.05 million 3. NCIS (CBS) 18.25 million 4. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 17.42 million 5. Empire (Fox) 17.33 million 6. NFL Thursday Night Football (CBS) 16.82 milion 7. NFL Sunday Pre-Kick (NBC) 15.81 million 8. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)…

Empire, Big Bang Theory & NCIS Among the 50 Most-Watched Broadcast Shows of 2014-15 »

- Chris King

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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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Thursday TV Ratings: Red Nose Day Launches Soft, Wayward Pines Makes Gains

22 May 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Thursday TV ratings for May 21st are in; here are some of the highlights: As we settle into the summer schedule, reruns rule the waves, and the numbers are not particularly robust for anyone. Let’s get down to the meager offerings though, such as they are — The second night of ABC’s 500 Questions at 8 p.m. was down 17 percent to a 1.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and pulled 4.59 million viewers. NBC’s first Red Nose Day charity live event didn’t post great numbers, either. It notched a 0.8 rating and 3.19 million viewers, starting at 8 p.m. If you missed out, though, you can check out our rundown of some of the best clips here. It should be noted that everything in the 8 p.m. hour lost out to a rerun of The Big Bang Theory on CBS. Its 1.5 rating and 8 million viewers also gave CBS the win »

- Allison Keene

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’ Grows in Second Week

22 May 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox’s event series “Wayward Pines” gained ratings ground in its second week, standing as the top series in its timeslot among young adults on the first night following the conclusion of the regular television season. ABC’s gameshow “500 Questions” was down a bit in its second night, but did outdraw NBC’s charity-themed special “Red Nose Day.”

Espn was expected to win Thursday in most categories with Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals between Houston and Golden State, which averaged a 4.4 overnight household rating, according to Nielsen. It fared nearly 20% better than the comparable game a year ago between San Antonio and Oklahoma City, which aired on TNT.

In Nielsen’s preliminary national estimates for Thursday, Fox’s night opened with a repeat of last week’s “Wayward Pines” premiere (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall), followed by the show’s second episode (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall »

- Rick Kissell

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TV Ratings: 'Wayward Pines' rises in Week 2, 'Red Nose Day' is quiet on Thursday

22 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 21, 2015. The first out-of-season primetime of the summer was predictably sluggish with a "Big Bang Theory" repeat ruling as the night's top show in all measures, followed by an "Odd Couple" repeat as CBS won in most measures. NBC's star-studded "Red Nose Day" represented a great cause, but drew little audience attention. The show's biggest number was $21 million raised for children's charities thus far, so none of the rest of this stuff matters for it. The night's biggest notable was a Week 2 bump for Fox's "Wayward Pines," which was up from last week's premiere in most measures. Meanwhile, the second night of ABC's "500 Questions" didn't deliver great numbers, but it retained much of its audience from Wednesday. Let's get to the ratings... Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.1 rating for Thursday night, tops in the key demographic. Fox was second with a 1.0 key demo rating, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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UK TV ratings: Channel 4's High Class Call Girls titillates 1.2 million

22 May 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

Channel 4's High Class Call Girls documentary excited an average overnight audience of 1.19 million viewers (7.6%), with an added 198,000 (2.4%) on +1.

Earlier, Born Naughty? intrigued 1.35m (7.1%) at 8p (220k/1.1% on +1), followed by Bear Grylls's Born Survivor with 1.33m (6.5%) at 9pm (283k/1.8%).

ITV's coverage of the British Soap Awards topped the night overall with 3.92m (19.8%) at 8pm (274k/1.5%).

On BBC One, Watchdog brought in 3.20m (16.7%) at 8pm, followed by the last Shark episode with 2.59m (12.7%) at 9pm and Question Time with 2.50m (24.3%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's Chelsea Flower Show coverage continued with 2.42m (12.7%) at 8pm, while The Game attracted 1.17m (5.8%) at 9pm. The Clare Balding Show entertained 520k (3.0%) at 10pm.

On Channel 5, The Hotel Inspector interested 1.07m (5.2%) at 9pm, while Big Brother's latest episode was seen by 961k (6.0%) at 10pm.

BBC Three's coverage of the second Eurovision semi-final wowed 619k (3.1%) at 8pm, »

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10 Secret Worst Movie Heroes

20 May 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

The role of a protagonist in your basic mainstream movie is to propel the plot: the story is all about them, and their actions and reactions form the thrust of the narrative. In many cases, the protagonist is also the hero, the moral compass of the tale, capable and strong in all the ways that matter.

This is basic storytelling, Narrative 101. So what happens when your narrative features a traditional hero-protagonist who, over the course of the movie, is revealed to be something altogether different?

On a good day, it’ll be because the movie is engaged in sleight of hand: a magic trick, whereby the audience is deliberately wrongfooted, their expectations confounded in a rewarding and entertaining way. Take The Usual Suspects, for example: the whole point of the film is the revelation that the narrator, one of the main protagonists and the only really likeable person in the story, »

- Ben Cooke

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

20 May 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For a second consecutive year, NBC has come away with the demo win for the 2014-15 TV season — despite slipping from its previous average. CBS meanwhile retained bragging rights as “America’s most watched network.”

RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

Averaging a 2.4 rating during primetime among Adults 18-49, NBC for the 2014-15 TV season was down 11 percent year-over-year. CBS, dipping a tenth to a 2.3 average, placed a very close second, falling just 120,000 Adults 18-49 shy of the Peacock — in a year when NBC had the Super Bowl to boost its numbers.

Rounding out the broadcasters, ABC »

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CBS Comedy Exec Wendi Trilling to Exit After Over 24 Years

19 May 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Longtime CBS comedy exec Wendi Trilling is exiting the network after more than two decades, Variety has confirmed. The head of comedy development for CBS Entertainment will leave at the end of her contract in June. No replacement has been set at this time.

“After more than 24 years at CBS, it’s time to take a breath and look toward a new challenge,” Trilling said in a statement.

Trilling is leaving to explore the next chapter in her life and career. Variety has learned she does not have a new job set up and is expected to take time off, after her tenure at CBS.

She added, “I have been beyond fortunate to work for an incomparable leader and creative force in Leslie Moonves, and to have had a boss and mentor like Nina Tassler. I’ve had the singular experience of working with the very best writers, producers and »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Longtime CBS Comedy Exec Wendi Trilling Exits

19 May 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After more than 24 years with the network, Wendi Trilling is exiting CBS. Trilling will exit her position as executive vp comedy development at CBS Entertainment when her contract expires in June, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Trilling, who joined CBS in 1990 as an assistant in current programs before transitioning to comedy/drama development in 1993, has served in her current role since 2004. During her career, she has developed series including How I Met Your Mother, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, The New Adventures of Old Christine and, most

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- Lesley Goldberg

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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, »

- Rick Kissell

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8 Reasons Why We Still Love 'I Love Lucy'

16 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This Sunday's "I Love Lucy Superstar Special" on CBS may just be an elaborate repackaging of two 60-year-old black-and-white sitcom episodes, now meticulously colorized and shown back-to-back without a pause. But anything Lucy-related remains a gold mine for CBS, even six decades later, and the May 17 special will probably not be an exception.

The two "I Love Lucy" episodes show a couple of Lucy Ricardo's (Lucille Ball) typically frustrating brushes with fame. In "L.A. at Last!", Lucy's bandleader husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) is cast in a movie, which means a Hollywood road trip for the Ricardos and their friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vivian Vance and William Frawley). Lucy and Ricky each make the acquaintance of movie icon William Holden, playing himself, and gamely taking a pie in the face. (The colorized version CBS is airing contains footage not seen on TV since the episode first aired 60 years ago. »

- Gary Susman

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Thursday TV Ratings: Wayward Pines, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy, The Blacklist, Vampire Diaries

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Bones, Wayward Pines, The Blacklist, Dateline NBC, The Odd Couple, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and American Crime. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:

ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBC

ABC Family | AMC | FX | HBO | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA (more…) »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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17 Most Exciting New TV Shows You Need To Watch This Fall

15 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The CW

We’ve been living in this so-called ‘Golden Age’ of TV for some time now, but the shine shows no signs of wearing off anytime soon.

The big-hitters have already delivered this some great new programmes this year, with Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil, AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, and Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude proving to be fairly big hits, while there’s also been the continuation of a couple of little shows called Mad Men and Game Of Thrones.

Even summer is increasingly getting in on the action. Whereas once considered something of a dead-zone for TV shows, networks are now adding more big shows to their lineup in June and July, because why go outside when you can stay in and watch TV, and it’s probably raining anyway.

Fear The Walking Dead, Orange Is The New Black S3, Sense8, True Detective S2 are »

- James Hunt

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Ratings: ‘Scandal,’ ‘Blacklist’ Finales Down Sharply From Last Year

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

Fox’s “Wayward Pines” opened modestly on Thursday opposite a pair of season finales — ABC’s “Scandal” and NBC’s “The Blacklist” — that finished with upticks but were down sharply from last year. Overall, it was fairly sluggish for a final Thursday of the television season, with a high-rated NBA playoff game on Espn at least partly to blame.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ABC’s season finales of “Scandal” (2.3 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, 8.1 million viewers overall) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.2/8 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) stood as Thursday’s top two series in 18-49. While each was up a tick from last week, they were down 32% and 15% respectively vs. last year’s season-enders. “Grey’s,” for a show in its 11th season and in an earlier timeslot, is still performing admirably, but anchor “Scandal’s” decline this spring and must be sending off some alarm bells at the Alphabet. »

- Rick Kissell

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Jim Henson Remembered: ‘Muppets’ Producer Bill Prady Pays Tribute to His Legendary Mentor

15 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of Jim Henson’s untimely death at age 53. Bill Prady, co-creator of “The Big Bang Theory” and exec producer of ABC’s new primetime comedy “The Muppets,” began his career at Jim Henson Co. Here he shares his memories of working with the innovative producer and puppeteer whose legacy lives on through the Muppets and other groundbreaking creations.

Those of us who’d flown in from out of town for the memorial were caught short. There were instructions for the service, one of which was a request that no one wear dark clothing. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who would soon learn that he’d been chosen to take over the performance of Kermit, went and bought a white suit. He took it to the Muppet workshop on 67th Street and had them dye it green. That green.

We gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. »

- Variety Staff

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