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Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish and a new airdate gave MTV Movie & TV Awards a big ratings boost
Monday's pre-taped ceremony was up 21% from last year, when it aired on a Sunday in early May with host Adam DeVine.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
The Proposal has a modest debut on ABC
Three hours of Mike Fleiss dating reality shows may have proven to be too much as about 3.9 million stuck around to watch The Bachelor creator's new show after 5.7 million tuned in for The Bachelorette.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Comedy Central cancels Jordan Klepper's The Opposition, orders him a new weekly series called Klepper
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is ending after one season, but Comedy Central also announced that Klepper will get a new weekly half-hour series. "We are excited to announce Klepper, a new, primetime weekly series created by and starring Jordan Klepper. The new series will premiere in early 2019 with production beginning in July," Comedy Central said in a statement on Friday. "Accordingly, production on The Opposition will cease after its June 28 episode. We thank the cast and crew of The Opposition for their incredible efforts in creating such a bold, provocative show and look forward to the launch of Jordan’s new primetime series next year." ALSO: The Opposition's ratings were mediocre, shedding more than half of The Daily Show's audience.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back does superb in its Fox debut
The newest Gordon Ramsay reality show had the best summer premiere for a Fox series since Wayward Pines in 2015. ALSO: The Ramsay reality format has become stale and noxious.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger delivers Freeform's best series launch in two years
About 1.64 million total viewers watched last week's premiere of the young-superhero drama.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Tony Awards boosted by Bruce Springsteen and Harry Potter
Total viewership for this year's awards show was up 5% from last year, with 6.3 million people watching. ALSO: Here's every key moment from the Tonys that didn't make TV.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Killing Eve wrapped its first season with yet another week of ratings growth
The season finale attracted 1.25 million viewers, up 86% from its premiere. The BBC America spy thriller is one of the rare series to have seen ratings growth every week.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Samantha Bee said last night while being honored by the Television Academy: "Our piece attracted controversy of the worst kind"
The Full Frontal host skipped the red carpet last night in Hollywood as her show was one of several being honored by the TV Academy for advancing social change. “You know, the thing is our show is steeped in passion,” Bee said. “Every week I strive to show the world as I see it, unfiltered. Sometimes I should probably have a filter. I accept that. I take it seriously when I get it right and I do take responsibility when I get it wrong.” She added: "We spent the day wrestling with the repercussions of one bad word, when we all should have spent the day incensed that as a nation we are wrenching children from their parents and treating people legally seeking asylum as criminals. If we are OK with that then really, who are we?" ALSO: Bee can't afford to lose any more sponsors -- her ratings are down 34% in the 18-49 demo and 47% in the 18-34 demo.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
Report: CBS is considering replacing CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor after just six months
Glor, who was largely unknown when he replaced Scott Pelley last December, has lost 1.5 million viewers in the six months since his debut. According to Page Six, CBS News bosses "are already thinking about replacing him" if the ratings trend doesn't reverse.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
America's Got Talent returns to dominant ratings
About 12.1 million watched last night's Season 13 premiere. ALSO: Simon Cowell says he's "genuinely not interested" in American Idol.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Nielsen: 13 Reasons Why returned to 6 million viewers
The Season 2 premiere was watched by an average of 6 million viewers in the first three days of its release, according to Nielsen estimates.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Indy 500's final race on ABC saw yet another ratings low
This year's Indianapolis 500 saw its worst numbers since the race started broadcasting live in 1986. In 2019, the Indy 500 moves to NBC.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette premiere was filled with a "plethroa of weird and awful men"
"Speaking of Becca’s dating pool," says Amy Zimmerman, let’s jump right in—the water is warm and full of semi-professional athletes, sales reps, and a man whose profession is listed as 'social media participant.' Apparently, jilted women are expected to take whatever they can get, which in this case is a guy who has downloaded Instagram on his phone—that’s right ladies, he has a phone!"
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Killing Eve's viewership kept growing for seven straight weeks
BBC America says a scripted TV series hasn't had this kind of weekly growth in more than a decade. The penultimate Season 1 episode of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's spy series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer attracted nearly 1 million viewers. “This show has exceeded our expectations in every possible way, and we came into it with very high expectations,” says BBC America president Sarah Barnett, adding: "On every level, this has been one of the ones you dream about when you get into this business and, luckily for us, the dream continues into this Sunday’s finale and a second season that is already in the works.”
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Roseanne revival finishes its first season with its lowest-rated episode
About 10.3 million tuned in for last night's finale, down from the previous week's 10.7 million. Yet Roseanne was the top show of the night in the demo. The Middle's series finale, meanwhile, attracted 7.1 million viewers.