With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract will keep Lee locked down through spring 2018.
Episode No. 200 of How I Met Your Mother powered CBS’ entire Monday night lineup, as the nine-seasons-in-the-making origin story helped deliver the comedy’s highest ratings in a year.
Fox’s freshman hit Sleepy Hollow wrapped its first season in grand fashion, drawing its biggest ratings in months with a two-part cliffhanger finale.
The return of NBC’s The Blacklist on Monday was undermined somewhat by a softer lead-in, but the season’s No. 1 new series still managed to dominate the 10 p.m. time slot.
Monday night’s biggest broadcast shows are starting to settle into their seasonal troughs … a pattern that unfortunately coincides with the first full week of November sweeps.
In killing off the underperforming We Are Men and shifting 2 Broke Girls to the 8:30 p.m. time slot, CBS appears to have halted its Monday night skid. That said, the year-ago comparisons are a stark reminder of how quickly a prime-time lineup can lose its footing.
NBC once again coasted to an effortless victory Monday night, as The Voice-Blacklist battery thumped the broadcast competition.
Two weeks into the 2013-14 broadcast season and CBS’ Monday night lineup is looking decidedly unsteady, as struggling new and returning comedies are doing little to bolster the 10 p.m. hour.
The echo of the starter’s gun is still reverberating in the runners’ eardrums, and already the 2013-14 network ratings race promises to be a stunner.
Now that the Tetris tiles of the 2013–14 TV schedule have dropped into place, a number of intriguing programming showdowns await. With 51 new scripted series slated to premiere in the coming season, the newcomers will be fighting for their lives against established hits and fellow freshman shows. Here are the five time slots that are likely to kick up the most dust: