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Topic: 2012-13 TV Season

Nevermore: The Following Dispels TV’s Freshman Curse

Fox drama becomes first new series to grow demo in Week 2

Fox’s pitch-black new crime drama The Following on Monday night became the first freshman series of the class of 2012-13 to actually improve on its premiere ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

Oh, Brother: Fox Cancels Ben and Kate

Freshman Comedy Fails to Deliver Ratings

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. The amiable sitcom,…

Life's a Bitch and Then You Get Canceled: ABC Evicts Apt. 23

Low-rated charmer a victim of Tuesday night comedy traffic jam

Broadcast’s Tuesday night comedy roadblock has claimed its first casualty, as ABC has canceled its stalled sophomore effort Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23. Following a seven-episode springtime run behind…

Fox Carves Up Big Ratings With The Following

Killer drama scares up a 3.2 in the dollar demo

The series premiere of the Fox serial-killer drama The Following put up strong numbers on Monday night, beating its time slot predecessor by a whopping 113 percent. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

Fox Force Five: A Fistful of Midseason Replacements Awaits

Standout series hope to draw eyeballs back to broadcast, while Netflix goes for broke

For television executives, hope often springs eternal in the dead of winter. While the 2012-13 development slate largely has been forgettable, what with its primate veterinarians, demonic Upper East Siders…

Dead Reckoning: Glen Mazzara Walks Off AMC Zombie Hit

The Walking Dead is without a showrunner as network renews series for Season 4

Fans of AMC’s hit zombie-apocalypse drama The Walking Dead were given a jolt Friday when the network announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season—but will go ahead without…

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle

Currency shift would funnel ancillary ad sales revenue to Black Rock

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more. According to…

Moonves: C7 Switch Only a Matter of Time

CBS boss predicts a currency shift will take place by mid-2014

Weeks after expressing his support for a switch to a new ratings currency that would include seven days of time-shifted deliveries, Les Moonves is now predicting that the change will…

Angusgate: Much Ado About Nothing

Whether he stays or goes, Two and a Half Men star has little impact on show

For those of us quietly hoping that Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones would embark on a Tiger Blood/Bitchin’ Rock Star From Mars media junket following his…

CBS Breaks Up With Partners

Network cancels low-rated Monday comedy after six episodes

The third new series of the 2012-13 broadcast TV season has been given a pink slip, as CBS today canceled its freshman comedy Partners. Over the course of six episodes—the show…

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