Freshman grades: Limitless retained all of its premiere week A18-49 audience, according to Nielsen Live+SD data for Tuesday, September 29. The CBS drama averaged 9.58 million viewers and delivered 1.9/7 in the demo. ABC’s The Muppets dropped 31% in week two to 2.0/7 among A18-49, while Fox’s Scream Queens dipped 15% to 1.4/5.
Starz signed Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to an exclusive overall deal. Under the two-year pact with G Unit Film & Television, Inc., Jackson will develop new projects for the network and continue as executive producer on Power. “Starz has been the perfect partner to make ‘Power’ the success that it is and I am looking […]
Nicki Minaj will executive produce and appear in a new scripted comedy for ABC Family. Based on her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’, the show centers on Minaj growing up in Queens and rise to stardom. “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t […]
After airing just one episode, NBC ordered nine additional scripts for Blindspot. The thriller, which debuted a week ago, drew 3.1 million viewers in the A18-49 demo and 10.6 million viewers, which rose to a 4.5 rating and 15.2 million viewers in Live+3. Series airs Mondays at 10p.
Exclusive: Talk about hitting the ground running. Yesterday, the morning he started as GM of Science Channel, Marc Etkind broke into regular programming to take the NASA press conference about Mars live from 11:30-11:45a. Then Etkind added a special block of the net’s “best of” Mars programming for tonight, including an all-new special at 9p, […]
Noah pressure: Tonight’s late night launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in the host seat will be simulcast across Comedy Central’s Viacom cousins, including MTV, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite and VH1, among others. First guest is Kevin Hart.
Thirst, a movie highlighting the global water crisis, is in development at HBO. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will exec produce with director Elliott Lester, Josh Weinstock, Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton.
Targeting millennials longing for the iconic Nickelodeon shows of their childhood, the network on October 5 will launch retro-programmed The Splat as a nightly 10p-6a block on TeenNick and across social media platforms, and a dedicated website. Featured ‘90s shows include Kenan & Kel, Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy and Hey Arnold! “We designed The Splat […]
More murder and mayhem, Beverly Hills style, are on the way from Lifetime. The network gave the go-ahead for a fourth season of Devious Maids, which will return next year. Last season, the show helped Lifetime rank as the No. 2 cable net with scripted programming in the Monday 9-10p time period.
Complaining that Fox News has been treating him unfairly, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump declared via Twitter Wednesday, “I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.” What’s Trump’s beef? Fox News attributed the boycott to the net cancelling a scheduled Trump appearance on The O’Reilly Factor. “When coverage doesn’t go his […]