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Topic: The Neighbors

Viewers Have Little Appetite for NBC’s Hannibal

Cannibal drama draws a 1.6; ABC sees decent returns with new sitcom

Broadcasters this week squeezed out two of the final scripted series premieres of the 2012-13 campaign, and as has been the case throughout the season, the results were unspectacular. ABC on…

ABC Strikes Gold With the Oscars

Network sells out broadcast, fetching $1.7 million per :30

With just under three weeks to go before the film world descends on Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, ABC has sold the last available inventory in its broadcast of the 84th annual…

Oh, Brother: Fox Cancels Ben and Kate

Freshman Comedy Fails to Deliver Ratings

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. The amiable sitcom,…

Steady as She Goes: Night 2 of Idol Holds Up

Fox takes full advantage of hobbled prime-time field

The second installment of the new cycle of American Idol dominated the Thursday night ratings race, drawing 16.3 million viewers and a 5.6 in the dollar demo. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

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…

Nashville Hits a Sour Note in Week 2

ABC musical drama falls 29 percent in the dollar demo

A week after hitting all the high notes in its network television debut, ABC’s country music drama Nashville is singing a slower, sadder tune. According to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day ratings data, Nashville…

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…

ABC Wins Hump Day Comedy Showdown

Network earns some chuckles in a night dominated by presidential debate

Viewers didn’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon for ABC’s The Neighbors, as the absurdist aliens-among-us comedy was given the cold shoulder in its time-period premiere. After getting a huge rocket…

Tears of a Clown: NBC's Wednesday Night Comedy Premieres Flop

Poor showing for 'Animal Practice,' 'Guys with Kids'

Broadcasters last night took the wraps off of three new comedy series, but if the preliminary ratings are anything to go by, viewers were more inclined to mutter “huh?” or…

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