2012-13 TV Season

Viewers Have Little Appetite for NBC’s Hannibal

Broadcasters this week squeezed out two of the final scripted series premieres of the 2012-13 campaign, and as has been the case throughout the season, the results were unspectacular.

The Voice Is Music to NBC’s Ears

That muffled turbine noise you hear coming from the vicinity of 30 Rock is the collective sigh of relief exhaled by the NBC executives who just took a gander at the network’s fast national ratings.

Analyst: Nielsen’s Revised Sample Won’t Immediately Impact Ad Market

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, Nielsen’s plans to expand its sample to include non-linear TV deliveries is a bit like lacing up one’s boots before planting one foot in front of the other.

FX Says ‘Da’ to a Second Season of The Americans

Four weeks into its primary run, FX’s ‘80s spy drama The Americans is getting its visa renewed for another season.

Record Lows for NBC’s Tuesday Night Lineup

NBC continues to struggle without its hit musical competition series The Voice, as the lack of a reliable anchor is suffocating the rest of the Tuesday night lineup.

CBS Pink-Slips The Job

CBS has pink-slipped its new unscripted effort The Job after just two episodes.

Broadcast Boom Lifts NBCU in Q4

Hours after Comcast shocked analysts by announcing it would accelerate its buyout of General Electric’s remaining stake in NBCUniversal, Brian Roberts affirmed that “the opportunities for growth and value-creation available at NBC Universal are even stronger and better than we first anticipated.”

The CW Renews 3 Drama Series

The CW has renewed three series for the 2013-14 broadcast season, ordering a fresh slate of newcomer Arrow and veteran performers The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.

The Walking Dead Devours Scripted TV Foes

The Season 3.5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Sunday night tore the viscera out of its scripted-series competition, averaging an all-time record draw of 12.3 million viewers and a 6.1 in the dollar demo.

The Day the Music Died

NBC’s Broadway baby last night toppled off the stage and into the orchestra pit, as Smash delivered disconcertingly tiny ratings.