Topic: Revenge

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…

Data Points: Social Commentary

Which TV shows are getting the most mention on Twitter? Below, SocialGuide Intelligence's snapshot taken over two days in February

Chances are if you're an avid TV viewer, you've tweeted about a show at some point. SocialGuide Intelligence, one of a growing number of companies tracking social response to TV…

Network Report Card Shows a Solid 'C' for ABC

Will the four new shows the network has on deck be enough to pull it out of its rut?

With a dozen weeks to go before the 2011-12 broadcast season wheezes to a halt, ABC is suspended in a nearly airless equipoise between triumph and futility. For every new…

Outlook Murky for ‘The River’

ABC’s paranormal drama bows to so-so ratings

While ABC had anticipated a roaring cataract of GRPs, the series premiere of The River brought forth little more than a lazy, trickling stream. According to Nielsen preliminary data, the two-hour…

Happily Ever After: ABC Goes Long With ‘Once Upon a Time’

Back-nine orders for three Alphabet Net series

After airing just two episodes of Once Upon a Time, ABC is putting in a back-nine order for the fairy-tale drama. Holding down the fort in the Sunday 8 p.m. time…

Moneyball: Game 4 of World Series Tops ‘Sunday Night Football’

Rangers blank Cards, beat Saints-Colts

For the first time in memory, the World Series has outdelivered the NFL in head-to-head competition. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, Fox’s coverage of Game 4 of the Cardinals-Rangers series averaged…

ABC Halts Production on ‘Charlie’s Angels’

Network will burn off remaining four episodes

ABC has clipped its Angels’ wings. A day after committing to full-season orders for Revenge and Suburgatory, ABC has grounded its Charlie’s Angels reboot. A slight improvement in Thursday night’s ratings…

ABC Gives Vote of Confidence to ‘Revenge,’ ‘Suburgatory’

Also orders six new ‘Happy Endings’ scripts

ABC is liking what it sees on Wednesday night, picking up the back nine on the new drama series Revenge and rookie sitcom Suburgatory. Hanging tough at 10 p.m. opposite grizzled…

Emergency Landing: DVR Data May Save 'Pan Am'

Huge time-shifted ratings boost could bail out ABC drama

While a number of new drama series are facing imminent cancelation, newly released Nielsen data tracking time-shifted viewing may offer a new lease on life for shows on the bubble. According…

NBC Clips ‘Free Agents’

Comedy is second new series to get the ax

NBC has canceled its new Wednesday night comedy, Free Agents. In its four-week run leading out of the modest hit Up All Night, the Hank Azaria sitcom never found a…