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    The myth of the Super Bowl halo: Lasting ratings bumps for lead-outs are the exception, not the rule

    The good news for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” is that they’ll almost certainly have their highest-rated episodes ever after Super Bowl 50. The bad news is that those extra viewers aren’t likely to stick around much, if recent history holds. In seven of the past […]

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    TV Ratings Friday: ‘Undercover Boss’ and ‘Shark Tank’ fall, ‘Grimm’ rises

    Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 The numbers for Friday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. Undercover Boss (CBS) 1.2/4 6.8 Last Man Standing (ABC) 1.2/4 6.73 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC) 0.9/3 3.64 Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 0.9/3 3.13 The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 0.4/1 […]

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    ‘Shades of Blue’ renewed for Season 2 on NBC

    Jennifer Lopez and “Shades of Blue” will be back undercover in 2016-17. NBC has picked up a second season of the show, which stars Lopez as a corrupt NYPD detective-turned-FBI informant. Fellow star Ray Liotta has also signed on for Season 2. We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest-working woman we know, for her […]

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    Thursday cable ratings: ‘WWE Smackdown’ falls, ‘Lip Sync Battle’ holds

    “Family Guy” and “American Dad” reruns grabbed the top spots in Thursday’s cable ratings with 1.0 and 0.9 ratings in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, “WWE Smackdown” fell one tenth from its 0.9 rating last week to a 0.8, but still managed to claim the top non-rerun spot in the rankings. The Democratic Presidential debate on MSNBC managed […]

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    Thursday final ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ adjusts up, ‘Life in Pieces’ and ‘Mom’ adjust down

    Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 The adjustments from Thursday’s early ratings to the finals only affected CBS comdies — one positive and two negative. “The Big Bang Theory” adjusted up a tenth of a point to a 3.8 in adults 18-49. “Life in Pieces” (2.2) and “Mom” (1.7) […]

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    ‘Last Man on Earth’ returns in March, bumps ‘Bordertown’ to earlier spot

    “The Last Man on Earth” has a return date on FOX, and it’s reclaiming its spot in the network’s Sunday lineup. The show will return at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, March 6, picking up where its fall finale left off — with Phil/Tandy’s (Will Arnett) astronaut brother Mike (Jason Sudeikis) plunging toward Earth from space. The […]

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    TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Big Bang Theory’ dips but still leads, ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ down

    Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 The numbers for Thursday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.7/13 15.17 American Idol (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 2.2/7 8.90 Madoff (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/3 6.66 You, Me and the Apocalypse (NBC) 0.9/3 3.56 Legends of Tomorrow […]

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    Wednesday cable ratings: ‘Duck Dynasty’ stays strong, ‘The Challenge: Bloodlines’ rises

    Reruns ruled the rankings in this week’s Wednesday cable ratings, with several “Family Guy” and “Big Bang Theory” reruns grabbing 1.0 ratings in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors vs the Washington Wizards NBA game scored a 0.9 rating for ESPN last night. A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” kept its 0.6 rating from last week with “Jep […]

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    Wednesday final ratings: ‘2 Broke Girls’ adjusts up

    Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 There was only one adjustment from Wednesday’s early ratings to the finals: CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” adjusted up 0.1 to 1.6, making it even with last week’s outing. Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.   Time […]

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    ‘Colony’ renewed for Season 2 on USA

    Whatever is occupying Los Angeles on USA’s “Colony” will continue doing so for another season. The channel has picked up a second season of the series, which stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies as a married couple living life under alien occupation. Season 2 will run for 13 episodes, up from 10 for its […]