Posts Tagged ‘ratings’

Yada, Yada, Yada: Seinfeld Reunion in the Works

January 30, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday confirmed that he and Larry David are working on a one-off Seinfeld reunion and that the finished product will be released “very, very soon.” Speaking to the hosts of the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN, the comic fielded a number of queries about a Jan. 13 photo in which he and Jason Alexander were seen walking outside Tom’s Restaurant on 112th and Broadway. The diner was used for establishing shots throughout Seinfeld’s NBC run. While he wasn’t entirely forthcoming, Seinfeld did drop a few hints about what he and his old confreres have been up to. He specifically said that the filming wasn’t related to a Super Bowl spot or an episode of his Crackle series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee . “It’s neither,” Seinfeld said. “But it’s not not those things either. It’s a secret project.” Seinfeld went on to reveal that other characters from the powerhouse sitcom were involved in the project, although he wouldn’t identify a studio or a distributor. When asked if Alexander was surprised to be asked to reprise his role of the “short, stocky, slow-witted bald man” George Costanza , Seinfeld chuckled to himself. “Was Jason surprised? No, he remembers that he played that character for nine years,” he cracked. “He was not surprised that he was asked to play George.” After the fifth question, the comic joked that his interlocutor was “really Mike Wallace-ing me here.” He added that the finished project is “a short-ish form” effort, noting that its running time is longer than 60 seconds. Whatever form the finished product takes, it’s probably a one-shot deal. In any event, Seinfeld fans should keep their eyes peeled, as the project will be released “very, very soon.” In addition to the Tom’s Restaurant exteriors, the shoot spread out to other locations. Jerry’s Upper West Side apartment was not one of them; in all likelihood, the Studio City set was dismantled shortly after the series wrapped in May 1998. Seinfeld first dropped hints that he was working with David on Jan. 6, during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session . “We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can’t reveal what it is at this time,” Seinfeld said during the online Q&A. “All I can do is tell you is that it’s big, huge, gigantic.” At its peak, Seinfeld averaged 34.1 million viewers and a staggering 18.0 in the dollar demo in NBC’s Thursday 9 p.m. time slot

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Yada, Yada, Yada: Seinfeld Reunion in the Works

January 30, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday confirmed that he and Larry David are working on a one-off Seinfeld reunion and that the finished product will be released “very, very soon.” Speaking to the hosts of the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN, the comic fielded a number of queries about a Jan. 13 photo in which he and Jason Alexander were seen walking outside Tom’s Restaurant on 112th and Broadway. The diner was used for establishing shots throughout Seinfeld’s NBC run. While he wasn’t entirely forthcoming, Seinfeld did drop a few hints about what he and his old confreres have been up to. He specifically said that the filming wasn’t related to a Super Bowl spot or an episode of his Crackle series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee . “It’s neither,” Seinfeld said. “But it’s not not those things either. It’s a secret project.” Seinfeld went on to reveal that other characters from the powerhouse sitcom were involved in the project, although he wouldn’t identify a studio or a distributor

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How I Met Your Mother Turbocharges CBS’ Lineup

January 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Episode No. 200 of How I Met Your Mother powered CBS’ entire Monday night lineup, as the nine-seasons-in-the-making origin story helped deliver the comedy’s highest ratings in a year. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, “How Your Mother Met Me” averaged 10.8 million viewers and a season-high 3.8 in the adults 18-49 demo. The overall deliveries were the HIMYM’s most robust since the Feb. 4, 2013 episode averaged 10.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating. Last night’s episode revealed the Mother’s catastrophic backstory and featured Cristin Milioti’s ukulele-accompanied version of “La Vie en Rose.” HIMYM will be shuttered for good on March 31, when CBS airs a special two-part series finale.

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Fox’s ‘Enlisted’ Grows in New Timeslot, ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Hits High

January 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A timeslot swap has helped Fox expose more viewers to its new military-set family comedy “Enlisted,” which took advantage of a strong “Bones” lead-in to post its best scores to date on Friday. After premiering to a low 0.7 demo rating/2 share on Jan. 10 and then dropping to a 0.6/2 one week later, “Enlisted”... Read more

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Disney Channel Takes Gold With ‘Cloud 9′ Movie, New Comedy

January 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney Channel’s competition was snowed under Friday as the cabler’s original movie “Cloud 9″ ruled as the day’s most-watched cable program and helped provide strong sampling for new comedy “I Didn’t Do It.” Nielsen estimates that an average audience of roughly 5 million tuned in for the premiere of inspirational competitive snowboarding movie “Cloud 9,”... Read more

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Golden Globes Rule Sunday Night

January 13, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

NBC on Sunday posted a 10-year high with its presentation of the

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Football Fuels NBC, ESPN to Top of Week’s Ratings Scorecard

January 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As it does every year at this time, football decided the winners and losers in last week’s ratings race. Season leader NBC, whose final NFL game of the season last Saturday was far and away the top primetime program of the Dec. 30-Jan. 5 frame, dominated the week in all demos as well as total... Read more

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Dallas Cowboys Are Tops on TV, if Not in Your Hearts

January 7, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em—and according to a recent poll , most of us fall into the latter camp—the Dallas Cowboys always draw a crowd. So much so that five of the top 10 most-watched regular season NFL games featured Jerry Jones’ minions. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Dallas suited up for the biggest showcase of the 2013 campaign, drawing 31.7 million viewers on Thanksgiving Day with its 31-24 win over Oakland. While that was the regular season’s biggest TV turnout, with a 14.3 household rating, it was not the highest-rated game. That honor went to CBS’ late national game on Dec. 1, a Broncos-Chiefs air war that delivered a massive 16.7 rating. Dallas also put up big numbers with an assist from the NFL’s two other top draws. On Oct. 6, in another CBS late game, the Cowboys hosted the Broncos in front of a national TV audience of 28.3 million viewers. The broadcast, which was available in every market but Phoenix, was the fourth most-watched NFL game of the season and delivered a 16.6 rating. As was the case with Denver, Green Bay appeared in three of the top NFL broadcasts, including the No. 2 (Packers-49ers, 28.5 million viewers) and No. 3 game (Packers-Lions, 28.3 million)

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A&E Ducks Further Controversy, Reinstates Phil Robertson

December 28, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Call it a Christmas miracle, or simply an attempt to limit the collateral damage that comes with a culture war, but the 10-day feud between A&E and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is over. In a statement issued Friday evening by parent company A+E Networks, the cable channel said its has welcomed Robertson back into the fold, with an eye toward resuming production on the hit reality show sometime in spring 2014. The network benched Robertson on Dec. 18 after he made inflammatory remarks about gays in an interview with GQ writer Drew Magary. “After discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family,” the network said, by way of announcing the detente. Over the past several days, fans of Robertson and Duck Dynasty have called for a boycott on everything from A&E to part-owner Walt Disney Co. to the network’s sponsors. Because the controversy raged around the subjects about which Americans are particularly passionate—religion, sexuality and politics—what may have otherwise been a scrap between a reality star and a basic-cable network quickly found itself splashed all over the op-ed pages and across social media. Among the political figures who

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ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Finishes Season at Three-Year Highs

December 26, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Some highly rated December games, including this week’s Atlanta-San Francisco matchup, has helped ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” finish its season with the franchise’s best numbers in three years. Nielsen estimates that “Monday Night Football” averaged 13.68 million viewers for its 17-game slate this season — up 7% from last year (12.83 million) and the best... Read more

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