|[05/24/12 - 06:26 AM]
Summer 2011 in Review/Summer 2012 in Preview
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Last year the broadcast networks offered up 35 originals to combat its usual summer doldrums. The result: a half dozen or so posted numbers that would make them proud even during the regular season. This time around another 30 (and counting) are on tap at ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW. Will new franchises be born? Or will most live up to the usual afterthought label given to the coming months? Here's a recap of how last year's shows fared so you can throttle your expectations accordingly.
Plus, be sure to check out our complete list of summer premiere dates - both broadcast and cable.
ADULTS 18-49 RATING
4.25 - Voice, The (NBC)
3.33 - America's Got Talent - Tuesday (NBC)
3.04 - America's Got Talent - Wednesday (NBC)
2.80 - Big Brother - Thursday (CBS)
2.75 - Big Brother - Wednesday (CBS)
2.66 - Big Brother - Sunday (CBS)
2.60 - Hell's Kitchen - Tuesday (FOX)
2.59 - Hell's Kitchen - Monday (FOX)
2.34 - Bachelorette, The (ABC)
2.20 - So You Think You Can Dance - Thursday (FOX)
2.19 - MasterChef - Tuesday (FOX)
2.17 - MasterChef - Monday (FOX)
2.13 - So You Think You Can Dance - Wednesday (FOX)
2.10 - Bachelor Pad (ABC)
2.06 - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC)
1.98 - Wipeout - Thursday (ABC)
1.88 - Wipeout - Tuesday (ABC)
1.68 - 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (ABC)
1.65 - Love in the Wild (NBC)
1.62 - Take the Money and Run (ABC)
1.57 - Expedition Impossible (ABC)
1.50 - Same Name (CBS)
1.34 - Dateline NBC - Friday (NBC)
1.34 - Rookie Blue (ABC)
1.30 - Law & Order: LA (NBC)
1.27 - Minute to Win It (NBC)
1.23 - America's Most Wanted (FOX)
1.22 - It's Worth What? (NBC)
1.22 - Nightline Prime (ABC)
1.20 - Cops (FOX)
1.16 - Flashpoint (CBS)
1.15 - 20/20 (ABC)
1.15 - In the Flow With Affion Crockett (FOX)
1.03 - Buried Treasure (FOX)
1.02 - Marriage Ref, The (NBC)
0.96 - Combat Hospital (ABC)
0.90 - Karaoke Battle USA (ABC)
0.82 - Dateline NBC - Sunday (NBC)
0.80 - Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
0.80 - Love Bites (NBC)
0.77 - Friday Night Lights (NBC)
0.70 - Friends With Benefits (NBC)
0.48 - Chaos (CBS)
TOTAL VIEWERS (IN MILLIONS)
12.27 - America's Got Talent - Tuesday (NBC)
12.11 - Voice, The (NBC)
11.45 - America's Got Talent - Wednesday (NBC)
7.78 - Bachelorette, The (ABC)
7.65 - Big Brother - Thursday (CBS)
7.46 - Big Brother - Sunday (CBS)
7.44 - Big Brother - Wednesday (CBS)
6.66 - Wipeout - Thursday (ABC)
6.59 - Bachelor Pad (ABC)
6.41 - So You Think You Can Dance - Wednesday (FOX)
6.39 - Flashpoint (CBS)
6.23 - So You Think You Can Dance - Thursday (FOX)
6.05 - Hell's Kitchen - Tuesday (FOX)
6.04 - Hell's Kitchen - Monday (FOX)
5.95 - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC)
5.94 - Law & Order: LA (NBC)
5.91 - Wipeout - Tuesday (ABC)
5.38 - Dateline NBC - Friday (NBC)
5.28 - MasterChef - Tuesday (FOX)
5.28 - Expedition Impossible (ABC)
5.22 - Rookie Blue (ABC)
5.19 - MasterChef - Monday (FOX)
5.10 - Love in the Wild (NBC)
5.04 - Minute to Win It (NBC)
4.89 - 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (ABC)
4.89 - Same Name (CBS)
4.85 - It's Worth What? (NBC)
4.35 - 20/20 (ABC)
4.32 - Nightline Prime (ABC)
4.25 - Dateline NBC - Sunday (NBC)
4.22 - Take the Money and Run (ABC)
4.15 - America's Most Wanted (FOX)
3.86 - Combat Hospital (ABC)
3.63 - Cops (FOX)
3.55 - Karaoke Battle USA (ABC)
3.47 - Buried Treasure (FOX)
3.26 - Chaos (CBS)
3.06 - Marriage Ref, The (NBC)
2.96 - Friday Night Lights (NBC)
2.52 - Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
2.49 - Friends With Benefits (NBC)
2.40 - In the Flow With Affion Crockett (FOX)
2.09 - Love Bites (NBC)
Source: Nielsen Media Research (5/26/11-9/18/11, Live +SD Preliminary Fast National Data; original airings only)
|[12/05/13 - 04:00 PM]
It's a Cool Yule on VH1 with the Cable Premiere of the "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Originally broadcast Thanksgiving night by ABC, the special delivers a seasonal twist on the ultimate mash-up of music + pop culture + nostalgia.
|[12/05/13 - 03:08 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Survivor" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Mob City," TLC's "Half-Ton Killer: Transformed" and HGTV's "Buying and Selling."
|[12/05/13 - 03:06 PM]
CBS Makes the Holidays Bright with a Very Merry "Millers" Marathon on Thursday, Dec. 26
The episodes featured are "The Mother is In," "Plot Twists" and "Stuff."
|[12/05/13 - 02:40 PM]
Season-to-Date: ABC Is #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 Ratings - "Scandal" Emerges as the #1 Drama in C3
ABC spins the numbers for the first 10 weeks of the season.
|[12/05/13 - 01:46 PM]
Dust Off Your Dinner Jackets! Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live" Welcomes the Cast of "Downton Abbey" to the Clubhouse Tuesday, December 10 at 11PM ET/PT
Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech and Lesley Nicol are all scheduled to visit the series.
|[12/05/13 - 01:30 PM]
"Steve Harvey" Notches Four Consecutive Weeks of Series-High Ratings
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of October 28 through the week of November 18.
|[12/05/13 - 01:22 PM]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Series "HitRecord on TV" Chosen as Sundance Film Festival Official Selection with a "New Frontier" Screening Event on January 17
Pivot will launch the series with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c.
|[12/05/13 - 01:12 PM]
Fuse Sets Premiere Date for New Season of "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street"
Guests this season include Rachel Dratch, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, Lindsay Lohan, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde.
|[12/05/13 - 01:08 PM]
Bravo Media Offers Up a Double Dose of "Shahs of Sunset" Next Week on Sunday, December 8 at 9PM ET/PT and Tuesday, December 10 at 10PM ET/PT
Regular Sunday, 9:00/8:00c time period holder "Thicker Than Water" will return the following week on December 15.
|[12/05/13 - 01:02 PM]
Shhhh! TLC Invites You to a "Secret Wedding" on Friday, December 27 at 10/9c
Cat Deeley hosts the one-hour special, in which a very special bride is surprised with the wedding she's always dreamed of.
|[12/05/13 - 12:12 PM]
National Geographic Channel Finds the "Forrest Gump of Middle Earth" in "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.
|[12/05/13 - 11:57 AM]
CBS Sports Features College Football Championship Doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 7
Highlights include the inaugural Mountain West Championship in primetime beginning at 10:00/9:00c.
|[12/05/13 - 11:23 AM]
Crime Drama Series "Cracked" and "King" Return to Reelz for Second Seasons Starting Monday, January 6, 2014
They'll air back-to-back on Mondays at 11:00/10:00c and midnight/11:00c, respectively.
|[12/05/13 - 11:05 AM]
Brand New "E! Entertainment Special Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Hosted by E! News' Giuliana Rancic Premieres December 18th at 9:00PM ET/PT
She is joined by stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, James Marsden, Meagan Good and Adam McKay as they spill on the long-awaited sequel.
|[12/05/13 - 10:46 AM]
News Flash: "Arrow" Matches Series Highs in 18-34 Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 4.