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“Rudolph,” which premiered in 1964, and “Charlie Brown,” which first bowed in 1965, are considered the key staples in a sea of primetime holiday specials, some of which have come and gone over the years. But both specials were overshadowed this year by a newcomer: “DreamWorks Trolls Holiday,” which averaged a 2.4 rating when it aired on Nov. 24, during the Thanksgiving weekend.
But there are plenty of caveats to all of this, since none of the specials actually faced off in the same time slot. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” performed respectably considering it aired in a tough Thursday 8 p.
Leading out of that, Superstore (4.4 mil/1.1) ticked up with its own holiday ep.
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Bookending the sitcoms, The Voice (9.9 mil/1.8) was steady week-to-week, while Chicago Med (6.6 mil/1.1) slipped 16 percent and two tenths without a This Is Us lead-in.
The CW | Versus their last “normal” episodes, The Flash (2.2 mil/0.8) was steady while Legends of Tomorrow (1.6 mil/0.6) is currently up a tick.
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As the special began, a long (read: endless) wait for a table at a restaurant left Will ready to bail on Christmas Eve dinner with Grace, Jack and Karen.
Ireland native Saoirse Ronan made her hosting debut this weekend in one of the better episodes of the still-young season, where she was joined by her fellow Irishmen U2. The two-time Oscar nominee, who is currently promoting the acclaimed indie film Lady Bird, even joked that she was hosting the St. Patrick’s Day episode of SNL — albeit a few months early.
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For the past three years, Brooks, 55, has championed Mitch Rossell’s career, encouraging his songwriting, giving him his first cut, taking him on tour as his regular opener,
The Lost alumna has joined the cast of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular for Season 4, the network announced on Wednesday.
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No details about Grace’s role were disclosed.
Following Lost, Grace had an arc on Californication and guest-starred on Masters of Sex. She was also set to play the lead role of ER residency director Leanne on Code Black before exiting the medical pilot for creative reasons.
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James Franco, currently starring in HBO’s The Deuce, will return to host for a fourth time on Dec. 9 (11:30/10:30c), accompanied by musical guest Sza. Kevin Hart will follow on Dec. 16, marking his third occasion as SNL host; Hart will be joined by seven-time musical guest the Foo Fighters.
As previously announced, Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan will host on Dec. 2, with musical guest U2.
But on Thursday nights, ABC and CBS also have reason to crow in the 8 p.m. hour: “Grey’s Anatomy,” which just hit its 300th episode, remains a potent force. And “Young Sheldon” is developing into a new hit behind “The Big Bang Theory.” (Also in the hour, Fox’s “Gotham” and The CW’s “Supernatural” also perform relatively respectably, although not nearly at the same level).
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During its four previous seasons, The Blacklist put Tom Keen through the physical and emotional wringer time and again — and he somehow survived all of it.
Getting tortured and stabbed in the pilot episode? No problem. Tied up and left to waste away on a boat in Season 2? Piece of cake. Chased by assassins at his own Season 3 wedding? Bring. It. On. (He even survived the cancellation of his spinoff series, which is perhaps the most impressive of all.)
Opening the Peacock’s slate, The Voice (9.6 mil/2.0) ticked up week-to-week, leading the night in the demo.
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The CW | Supergirl (1.87 mil/0.5) was steady, while Valor (1.1 mil/0.3) ticked up.
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CBS | Kevin Can Wait (6.3 mil/1.2) was steady, while Superior Donuts (5.4 mil/1.0) improved 13 and 25 percent
According to Fox, the network averaged 18.9 viewers across all seven games, the second-best audience for a World Series since 2009. The series was down 19 percent from last year’s historic Chicago Cubs win, which also went to seven games (23.4 million), but it topped 2015 by 29 percent (14.7 million) and 2014 by 37 percent (13.8 million).
For the week ending Oct. 29, World Series Game 5 was the most-watched program, at 19.1 million viewers, and second only to “The Walking Dead” in adults 18-49. Among viewers, all five of the week’s World Series games (the final two will be reflected in next week’s ranker), beat the top NFL game of the week.
Directed by Federico Fellini
Starring Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani, Marisa Tomasi, Angelo Orlando, Syusy Blady
A recently released patient from a mental hospital has a series of fantastic adventures amidst a surreal landscape while trying to win the affections of his love.
Federico Fellini’s last film is a jaw-dropping experience. Bringing together a surreal template of dream logic with wry humour and sardonic swipes at society, The Voice of the Moon – or in Italian, La Voce Della Luna – provides the magical realism and wonder of life that the Italian filmmaker is best known for.
Adapted from Ermanno Cavazzoni’s poetic novel, the story follows the recently released mental patient Ivo Salvini (Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful) as he navigates his way around a strange and compelling landscape. He encounters the entrancing Aldina (Nadia Ottaviani) by accident and falls in love immediately.
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