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Topic: Are You There, Chelsea?

'Bent' Out of Shape

New NBC comedy buckles under the weight of Wednesday night

NBC night found very little to laugh about Wednesday, as the network’s newest comedy offering debuted to historically poor ratings. The premiere of Bent averaged just 2.75 million viewers and a…

NBC Plays Musical Chairs With Winter Schedule

Net sets premiere dates for 3 new comedies

NBC has set premiere dates for the last of its 2011-12 slate, carving out time for two new sitcoms and a hidden-camera series starring Betty White. The Amanda Peet vehicle, Bent,…

Despite Declines, ‘American Idol’ Remains Dominant

Season 11 premiere draws a 7.4 in the demo

Season 11 of American Idol got off to a somewhat rocky start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the…

Midseason Mucker: '¡Rob!' Sizzles, 'The Finder' Fizzles

Premiere ratings misleading in wake of 'Idol' return

Viewers largely turned their noses up at this week’s menu of midseason premieres, although the overnights for the new CBS comedy ¡Rob! were promising. According to Nielsen preliminary data, the Rob…

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