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Decent Turnout for 24: Live Another Day

After a 4-year hiatus, Jack Bauer may still have legs

Jack Bauer’s return to prime time was met with a reception that hovered somewhere between a bang and a whimper. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, the premiere of Fox’s limited series 24:…

Fox Is Batty for Gotham

Network orders Batman origin story to series

Fire up the Bat Signal, Chief O’Hara, because Fox officially has ordered Gotham to series. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham functions as…

Fox Bursts Almost Human’s Bubble

No second season for J.J. Abrams’ robocop strip

Having earned bragging rights as the season’s fifth highest-rated new drama, Almost Human would seem to be a prime candidate for a renewal. Instead, the J.J. Abrams sci-fi procedural has…

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,…

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…

The Lights Are Out and Everybody’s Home

NBC’s ‘Revolution’ is a powerhouse; Fox’s ‘The Mob Doctor’ is DOA

NBC on Monday night put up its biggest premiere numbers in recent memory, as its lights-out drama Revolution drew 11.7 million viewers and a 4.1 rating in the adults 18-to-49…

What to Learn From 7 Dematerializing Sci-Fi Shows

Here are the proper ways to end your high-concept TV series

To accurately predict how a sci-fi show will do, you'd need either a time machine or a bathtub full of precogs. Sometimes you get Star Trek: The Next Generation; sometimes…

Battle Royale: ‘Voice’ and ‘DWTS’ Square Off

Broadcast TV has 'a case of the Mondays'

Already packed like a rush-hour subway car, Monday night became even more dangerously overcrowded with the return of Dancing With the Stars. Back for its 14th cycle, ABC’s competition series averaged…

'Terra Nova' Extinct

Fox buries pricey dinosaur drama

Terra Nova is as dead as the Diplodocus. Fox has decided not to renew the pricey Steven Spielberg-produced dino drama after an unspectacular 11-episode run. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Terra Nova…

‘Smash’ Stumbles in Second Act

NBC drama down 26 percent after much-ballyhooed debut

A week after knocking off the season’s highest ratings in the 10 p.m. slot, NBC’s Smash fell to earth Monday night, losing more than a quarter of the dollar demo. According…

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