Topic: The Firm

Sunday Night Ghost Town: Soft Launch for ABC’s Red Widow

No quick fix for troubled 10 p.m. time slot

Like a strip mall that houses an endless succession of failed take-out restaurants, some time slots are seemingly doomed to failure. And unfortunately for ABC, its Sunday 10 p.m. hour…

Doc Drama Do No Harm on Life Support

NBC series is lowest-rated debut in Big Four history

The series premiere of NBC’s schizoid doctor drama Do No Harm died on the table Thursday night, posting a miserly 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Per Nielsen preliminary fast national…

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…

NBCU's Burke: We'd Love to Be Average

NBC makes headway in Q1, but CEO admits it has 'a long way to go'

Steve Burke on Wednesday echoed a familiar refrain, telling investors that NBC has “a long way to go” before it truly can be said to have regained its standing with its…

Information Diet: Dulé Hill

The 'Psych' star lives for Twitter (he's no slouch, at nearly 14,000 tweets)

Specs Age 36  Accomplishments Stars as Gus on USA’s Psych; played presidential aide Charlie Young on The West Wing; accomplished tap dancer Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? Actually, it is my Bible. I use that…

Snoozy Start for NBC's 'Awake'

Thursday night drama premieres to a 2.0 rating in target demo

Despite premiering against two repeats, NBC’s Awake got off to a sleepy start. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the psychodrama/procedural bowed Thursday at 10 p.m. to 6.24 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in…

'Smash' Strikes a Chord With Viewers

NBC's Broadway baby puts up big numbers in its debut

NBC’s dogged promotional push for its new Broadway drama, Smash, appears to have paid off, as Monday night’s premiere delivered the season’s highest ratings in the 10 p.m. slot. According to…

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…