October 25, 2013 |
As expected, Fox ruled Thursday night in the television ratings with the World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a sloppy Game 1 to tie the series with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. According to early numbers from Nielsen, Fox was the top network of the night, with a rating of 3.4 in the key 18-49 age demographic and an average viewership of 12.7 million. Against the heavy competition, CBS came in second with a 2.7 in the advertiser-coveted demo and a total audience of 10.3 million, with "Big Bang Theory" the most-watched telecast, bringing in 16.5 million people. "Big Bang Theory" fell a bit in 18-49 to a 4.9, while the first-season Will Arnett comedy "The Millers" fell 13% compared with last week, drawing 10.9 million viewers.
October 16, 2013 |
What do the wealthy young people watch? Apparently, a lot of "Modern Family," "Big Bang Theory" and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " Counting the first three weeks of the fall TV season, those are the top-rated broadcast shows among upscale young adults, according to data from Nielsen. In this context, "upscale young adults" are people in the key 18-49 age demographic in homes with a yearly income of $100,000 or more. With shows including "Modern Family" and the new "S.H.I.E.L.D.," ABC is leading among the major broadcast networks in a demographic that is attractive to advertisers.
October 15, 2013 |
"The Walking Dead" is the kind of show every network wishes it could have. AMC's zombie smash is the No. 1 series on all TV in the key demographic of viewers ages 18 to 49, according to Nielsen. And with Sunday's Season 4 premiere, it stole the thunder from broadcast networks as they continued trying to build traction for new fall shows, including NBC's crime drama "Blacklist" and ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " Sunday's "Walking Dead" delivered 16.1 million total viewers.
October 1, 2013 |
Broadcasters spent millions of dollars promoting their new fall shows, but it was CBS' returning sitcom smash "The Big Bang Theory" that came out on top. The comedy about the dating travails of CalTech nerds hit its all-time highest audience ever with a special episode at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that drew 20.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That made it the top-performing entertainment program of the week that ended Sunday, a period that saw the networks unveil many of their latest shows.
September 23, 2013 |
Kaley Cuoco has made her new man red-carpet official. "The Big Bang Theory" star stepped out with boyfriend Ryan Sweeting at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday and its related events throughout the weekend. Cuoco, 27, had been posting photos of herself and her tennis-player beau all summer long. And over the weekend he passed the red carpet test - twice. The pair made their initial appearance Friday at Entertainment Weekly's pre-Emmys party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, E!
August 30, 2013 |
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth , have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady . The Paul Williams-designed traditional house, built in 1937, has a long Hollywood history. It was once the home of country singer and actor Tex Ritter and the childhood home of his son, the late actor John Ritter . Enlarged since Williams' day and renovated, the house has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 8,416 square feet of living space.