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Topic: Prime Suspect

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…

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…

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…

CBS Freezes Out ‘How to Be a Gentleman’

Frosh comedy relegated to Saturday night

CBS has effectively canceled its freshman comedy How to Be a Gentleman, exiling the show to Saturday night and handing its plum post-Big Bang Theory slot to the veteran sitcom…

Crash and Burn: ABC’s 'Pan Am' Is Another Downer

Three weeks into the new season, dramas are flailing

Heading into the third week of the 2011-12 TV season, the new crop of broadcast dramas appears to be dying on the vine. Programs that got off to a healthy start…

Girls’ Night Out: ‘Angels,’ ‘Whitney,’ and Bello Bow

Lots of lady leads, but ‘Interest’ wins the night

When casting around for a single word to characterize the new TV season, one could do a lot worse than the millennial interjection “meh.” But for a pair of comedies…

Crupi Calls 'Em: NBC

Staff writer Anthony Crupi does a post-mortem on NBC's new shows

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