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Topic: Once Upon a Time

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

May 13, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee Disney gives entertainment chief a vote of confidence

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the…

April 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

Resurrection Falls Back to Earth ABC drama down 40 percent in hyper-competitive Sunday night slot

After a splashy debut in which it more than doubled its time slot predecessor’s average deliveries, ABC’s Resurrection has fallen back to earth. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the fourth episode…

March 31, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Resurrection Breathes New Life Into ABC Sunday Premiere is the season’s second-largest ratings draw

ABC on Sunday night got a much-needed shot in the arm, as the series premiere of its supernatural drama series Resurrection put up big numbers at 9 p.m. In an already…

March 10, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

Cory Monteith Tribute Lifts Glee, NBC Comedies Sink No relief in sight for Peacock’s Thursday night lineup

A heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith (Finn) helped rally legions of Gleeks, giving the Fox musical drama its highest rating in over a year. “The Quarterback,” an elegy co-written…

October 11, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Breaking Bad May Have Dented Broadcast's Sunday Dramas ABC's Revenge, CBS' Good Wife slip

While the national cable ratings won’t be in until later this afternoon, the early broadcast numbers suggest that a significant cohort of viewers may have ditched the networks in favor…

September 30, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

The Devil Is in the Details Little fire for demonic ABC drama ‘666 Park Avenue’

ABC’s decision to bundle returning hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge in its Sunday night drama block appears to have paid off, as both series premiered to strong numbers.…

October 1, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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…

May 25, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit Chat show host cracks that annual sales pitch is 'bullshit'

In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition. Speaking at the…

May 15, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

So-So Start for ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Shonda Rhimes drama premieres to a 2.0 rating

ABC’s heavily promoted new political drama, Scandal, bowed Thursday night to unspectacular numbers, delivering 7.33 million viewers and a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo. The Shonda Rhimes project stands as ABC’s…

April 6, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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