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Topic: Welcome to the Family

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

NBC Shuts Down The Michael J. Fox Show

Peacock’s third new Thursday night sitcom is a goner

NBC’s beleaguered Thursday prime-time lineup continues to give the network fits, and as of this evening, the night’s lone remaining new show has been pulled from the schedule. Effective immediately, The Michael…

NBC Cancels Sean Saves the World

Another Thursday night comedy succumbs to lousy ratings

In the end, not only did Sean not save the world, he couldn’t even save himself. NBC on Tuesday pulled the plug on Sean Saves the World, making it the network’s…

ABC Unveils Midseason Slate

Net to roll out 4 new dramas and a sitcom

In a bid to make room for its robust slate of midseason newcomers, ABC on Tuesday effectively drew the curtain on one freshman drama and put a second series on…

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

NBC Grounds Ironside, Welcome to the Family

Low ratings doom two freshman series

Ironside is off the case. Effective Oct. 30, Ironside will roll to a halt, freeing up the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot first for a repeat of Law & Order: SVU…

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to 3 Freshman Comedies

Network commits to The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom

CBS today announced that it has given back-nine orders for its three remaining comedy series: The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom.  The seemingly inevitable full-season pickups were made shortly after…

CBS Delivers With Thursday Comedy Block

Big Bang, The Millers Soar; CW’s Vampire Diaries Beats ABC, NBC

With four weeks of data on the books, CBS’ new two-hour Thursday night comedy block appears to be one of the season’s few unambiguous success stories. Anchored by The Big Bang…

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…

NBC’s Thursday Night Comedies Fall Flat

Middle-of-the-road approach may have backfired

Bob Greenblatt’s decision to steer the HMS Funnybones into the mainstream hasn’t prevented NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup from sinking to the bottom. And while it’s too early to call…

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