Topic: Blue Bloods

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot

Live Another Day promises to be May’s biggest event series

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

Fifty Shades of Grey: Broadcast Audience Older Than Ever

Ratings hold up while viewers continue to age out of the demo

Call it déjà view. With three weeks of Nielsen data in the books, the 2013-14 broadcast TV season is shaping up to be a carbon copy of last year’s campaign. Ratings…

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy

Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

CBS’ Poltrack: Demos Don’t Tell the Entire Story of the 2012-13 Season

Research boss says smarter measurement, targeting could usher in 'golden age'

Despite a season that’s been marked by vertiginous ratings declines, CBS research guru David Poltrack believes that broadcast’s slow start “is not indicative of how the season will progress.” Speaking to…

Gray Gardens: Broadcast Audience Older Than Ever

Aging viewership coincides with steep ratings declines

If the low turnout for the new fall TV series weren’t reason enough to start gobbling SSRIs, the early median-age data could find all but the sturdiest broadcast executives scrambling…

Ghost Town: The Vanishing 10 p.m. Broadcast Drama

2011-12 season ends with grim tidings for time slot

The 10 o’clock broadcast drama tottered further down the road to oblivion this season, as not a single series in the time slot finished among Nielsen’s highest-rated programs. Per 33 weeks…

CBS: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Network renews 18 series for 2012-13 season

CBS viewers can expect to see a lot of familiar faces next fall, as the network has locked up all but four hours of its 2012-13 prime-time schedule. The broadcaster announced…

Tough Sledding for Broadcast TV

Nearly three-quarters of returning series face ratings shortfalls

In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience. Eleven weeks into…