April 22, 2014 |
James Spader and wannabe pop stars ruled Monday night for NBC, even though "The Voice" fell week-to-week, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "The Voice" earned a 2.9 among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, down 14% from last week. Monday's episode, on which the top 12 contestants faced off, drew 11 million viewers overall. The NBC FBI drama "The Blacklist," starring Spader , earned a 2.8 at 10 p.m., nearly matching its big singing contest lead-in and holding steady with its most recent original episode. "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" were the night's No. 1 and 2 shows, respectively, among key young adults. PHOTOS: Who's still in the running for 'Dancing With the Stars'?
April 21, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men. " The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a pretty eclectic mix of stories today. Not only is there the box-office recap, but also profiles of Comcast insider David Cohen and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In addition, the Washington Post had a very interesting story on "Meet the Press.
April 16, 2014 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES 30 for 30 The late '80s-early '90s heyday of the NBA's Detroit Pistons is revisited in "Bad Boys," featuring interviews with Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman and others. 5 p.m. ESPN Community The quirky campus-set sitcom concludes its fifth season. 8 p.m. NBC Secret Societies of Hollywood This reality series shines a light on the shady doings of Tinseltown wheelers, dealers and scene-stealers.
April 11, 2014 |
ABC and CBS virtually tied in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic Thursday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," the Gordon Ramsay chef show, fell 18% to a 1.4 in 18-49, its lowest number yet for a regularly scheduled episode. After that, the "American Idol" results show that revealed the top seven contestants garnered a 1.7, flat with last week's lowest-ever. The new comedy "Surviving Jack" was also flat, at a 1.2. Meanwhile, it was not a good night for Greendale Community College; Pawnee, Ind.; or the Braverman family on NBC, as "Community," "Parks & Recreation" and "Parenthood" hit or tied their series lows. PHOTOS: WGA's top 101 shows of all time "Community" slipped to a low of 0.8 in 18-49, in which a point equals about 1.3 million viewers.
April 9, 2014 |
A "Voice"-driven NBC had a slight edge over drama-powered CBS among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers Tuesday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "The Voice" was the highest-rated show of the night in the advertiser-desired demographic, earning a 2.8 where a ratings point equals about 1.3-million viewers, though it was the singing contest's lowest number yet this season. The network's new comedies "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" were both down a bit week-to-week to a 1.8 and a 1.5, respectively, while "Chicago Fire" continued to hold strong at a 1.9. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV For the night, NBC scored a 2.1 in 18-to-49, a tenth of a point better than CBS, which had the biggest overall prime-time audience on average (13.2 million)
April 8, 2014 |
In an effort to cast a wider comedy net, NBC is taking things to the online playground. The network announced Tuesday an initiative called "NBC Comedy Playground," a national campaign that the network describes as a way to invest in "new cutting-edge comedy" outside the traditional developement model. Beginning May 1, aspiring comedy writers from across the country can submit their show ideas in video-form presentations, to be considered for digital and network comedy shows.