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TV's Worst Prime-Time Debuts, From 2000 to Present

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Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

Elementary makes the cut, outlook for Vegas is unfavorable

It’s Groundhog Day at CBS, as the top-rated broadcast network has booked a return ticket for 18 of its original series—the same number it renewed a year ago. Among the programs…

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 Pink-Slips The Job

Reality series is canned after just two episodes

CBS has pink-slipped its new unscripted effort The Job after just two episodes. The midseason competition series bowed Friday, Feb. 8 to 4.01 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults…

Less Than Zero: ABC Drama Bows to Record Low Ratings

Zero Hour premieres to a 1.4 in the haunted Thursday night time slot

ABC’s Thursday 8 p.m. time slot continues to be a dead spot in the network’s prime-time lineup, as the new drama series Zero Hour premiered to record low ratings. Per Nielsen…

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…

Iger: Lack of Blockbusters Is Putting the Hurt on TV Ratings

Disney exec also cites time-shifting, Olympics disruption for ad market woes

While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular…

Vote of Confidence: CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to Vegas, Elementary

To date, 40 percent of new series have back-nine orders

CBS has gone all-in on its two surviving freshman dramas, giving back-nine orders to Vegas and Elementary. Starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, Vegas premiered Sept. 25 to 14.9 million viewers and…

NBC Puts Animal Practice to Sleep

Whitney returns to the Wednesday 8 p.m. slot on Nov. 14

NBC has euthanized Animal Practice. Effective Nov. 14, the freshman comedy, which stars Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Crystal the capuchin monkey (The Hangover), will be pulled out of NBC’s Wednesday night…

Strong Debuts for ABC’s Nashville, the CW’s Arrow

Both networks hit the mark with new Wednesday night dramas

ABC got a much-needed shot in the arm last night as the premiere of its highly touted drama series Nashville delivered solid ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the country music-inflected soap…

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