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    Forecaster: Can ‘MacGyver’ and ‘The Exorcist’ give Fridays a boost?

    A pair of new shows hit the air Friday, but chances are you’ve already heard of both of them. CBS unveils a new version of “MacGyver” at 8 p.m. ET/PT, while FOX debuts with a TV version of “The Exorcist” at 9 p.m. “MacGyver” stars Lucas Till in the title role, first played by Richard Dean Anderson from 1987-95. The new MacGyver lacks a mullet but retains an affinity for on-the-fly problem-solving; “CSI” veteran George Eads and Sandrine Holt also star. […]

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    The 17 kinds of shows on network TV: Where every show fits

    Here is the list of where every series on ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC fall into the 17 kinds of network shows. Crime dramas Total in 2015-16: 21 – “Blue Bloods,” “Bones,” “Castle,” “Chicago PD,” “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “CSI: Cyber,” “Elementary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Houdini & Doyle,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Limitless,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Person of Interest,” “Rosewood,” “Rush Hour,” “Scorpion,” “Shades of Blue.” Average same-day rating in […]

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    Final CBS same-day vs. DVR rankings for 2015-16

    Here are the same-day, Live +3 and Live +7 adults 18-49 ratings for every non-sports show that aired on CBS in 2015-16. Same-day ratings are for all new episodes aired in-season (Sept. 21, 2015-May 25, 2016), including those coded as specials. DVR ratings include only regularly scheduled episodes not coded as specials. Summer shows that aired one or two episodes in season aren’t included. Top-rated show: “The Big Bang Theory.” Same-day, 3.7; Live +3, 5.4; Live +7, 5.8. Biggest rise in […]

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    Final Live +7 viewer averages for 2015-16: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ moves ahead of ‘NCIS,’ NFL stays No. 1

    The NFL remains in the top spot in the final Live +7 viewer rankings for the 2015-16 TV season, but its lead is a little smaller than in the same-day and Live +3 tallies. “Sunday Night Football” on NBC averaged 21.39 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing, a scant 91,000 more than its same-day average. “The Big Bang Theory” (20.59 million) finished second, moving ahead of “NCIS” (20.54 million), which was the top non-sports show in the same-day […]

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    Final Live +7 adults 18-49 ratings for 2015-16: ‘Empire,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ stay in front

    The final Live +7 ratings for the 2015-16 TV season tell much the same story that the  and Live +3 charts did. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” remains No. 1 with a 7.5 rating among adults 18-49, the same as it had in the previous rankings. Live sports programming tends to receive, at best, a negligible boost from delayed viewing. “Empire” (6.6) remains the No. 1 entertainment show and closes the gap with “SNF” from 1.3 points in Live +3 to […]

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    TV shows canceled or ending in 2015-16

    A list of TV shows canceled during the 2015-16 season. Check back for updates

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    Final Live +3 adults 18-49 ratings for 2015-16: ‘Empire’ and ‘Sunday Night Football’ rule

    The final Live +3 ratings for 2015-16 are now locked in, and the top of the chart looks pretty similar the same-day rankings. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” remains the No. 1 show with a 7.5 rating in adults 18-49. FOX’s “Empire” (6.2) moves ahead of “Thursday Night Football” (5.7) on CBS for the No. 2 spot. “The Big Bang Theory” (5.4) and “The X-Files” (4.3) also move up a little. See also: Final Live +3 viewer averages for 2015-16 The chart […]

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    Final Live +3 viewer averages for 2015-16: NFL, ‘NCIS’ remain on top

    The final The final Live +3 ratings for 2015-16 are now locked in, and the viewer chart features the same shows at the top as those in the same-day rankings, just in a slightly different order. “Sunday Night Football” remains No. 1 with 21.38 million viewers, a scant 81,000 more than its same-day number (which makes sense, since live sports telecasts don’t get DVR’d that much). “NCIS” (19.58 million) and “The Big Bang Theory” (19.49 million) moved ahead of “Thursday Night Football” […]

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    Thursday cable ratings: NHL Conference Finals tick up, WWE Smackdown dips

    TNT’s broadcast of the Oklahoma City vs. Golden State NBA playoff game dominated over the rest of the shows in last week’s Thursday cable ratings after scoring a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 for the night. An “Inside the NBA Playoffs” special came in second for the network as well after raking in a 2.0. “WWE Smackdown” dipped one tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6, while the NHL Conference Finals on the NBC Sports Network experienced a noticeable bump […]

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    Final adults 18-49 same-day ratings for 2015-16: NFL and ‘Empire’ on top

    The 2015-16 TV season is (mostly) in the books — DVR data will straggle in over the next couple weeks, but the same-day numbers are finalized and below. For the fifth straight year, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was the No. 1 show in adults 18-49, averaging a 7.5 rating for the official Nielsen-measured season. (Shows with an asterisk next to their name in the chart below include ratings for in-season airings only, not those before Sept. 21 or after May […]