Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Editor’s Note: With DVR penetration now at 38%, up from 33% last fall, playback continues to have an impact on ratings beyond same day viewing. CBS Research has provided audience estimates below, representing total audiences for each CBS program including live plus DVR playback viewing that occurs within 7 days of the live broadcast.
CBS SWEEPS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
“Survivor: Nicaragua” Wins in all Key Measures with Best Viewer and Adult 18-49 Deliveries with a Regularly Scheduled Program Since 2003
The Season Premiere of “Criminal Minds” is the Night’s Number One Program in Viewers
The Series Premiere of “The Defenders” Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS swept the first Wednesday of the new season in all key ratings measures as the Network won all three hours in viewers and adults 25-54 while the season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS was the night’s number one program in viewers, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sept. 22.
SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (P) was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (12.47m), adults 25-54 (5.0/14), adults 18-49 (4.0/12) and adults 18-34 (2.7/09) at 8PM. Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +3% in households (from 6.8/11), +4% in adults 18-34 (from 2.6/09), even in adults 18-49 and added +240,000 viewers (from 12.23m, +2%).
This is CBS’s best delivery in this time slot with a regularly scheduled program in viewers and adults 18-49 since February 26, 2003 (“Star Search”).
At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS (P), was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (14.08m), adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and second in adults 18-49 (4.0/11). CRIMINAL MINDS was Wednesday’s number one program in viewers.
At 10PM, the series premiere of THE DEFENDERS (P) was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (12.09m), adults 25-54 (4.0/11) and second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08). CBS won the 10:00-11:00PM time slot in viewers and adults 25-54 for the third consecutive night.
For the night, CBS was first in households (7.7/13), viewers (12.88m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10). This was the fourth time in five years CBS won premiere week Wednesday in all these measures.
Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.
CBS RESEARCH LIVE PLUS 7-DAY PROJECTIONS
Estimated Increases in Viewers and Adults 18-49 Versus Live Plus
Same Day Results
Viewer Lift Live +7 A18-49 Lift Live +7
Survivor: Nicaragua 1.86m 14.33m +0.9 4.9
Criminal Minds 1.71m 15.79m +0.7 4.7
The Defenders 1.05m 13.14m +0.4 3.3
Pretty good ratings for Criminal Minds on a very competitive night! Criminal Minds was the most watched show for the night and was second overall in the 18-49 demographics.
"CBS was strong with "Survivor" (4.0/12 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall) which dominated the 8 o'clock hour and provided significant timeslot gains over last year's comedy block. It was followed by the potent "Criminal Minds" (4.0/11 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall), which placed first or second in most categories, and new comedic drama "The Defenders" (2.9/8 in 18-49, 12.1 million viewers overall), which placed second in demos and first in total viewers."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Criminal Minds Premiere: Can Morgan Keep His Promise?
On the Criminal Minds Season 6 premiere, Agent Morgan will cross a very personal line in order to save a young girl's life.
Fall TV: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows Morgan (Shemar Moore) not only has to catch a serial killer (guest star Tim Curry) during a Los Angeles blackout, but he's also driven by a promise to protect the daughter of Detective Spicer (guest star Eric Close), who was murdered in the Season 5 finale.
"We wanted to put a lot of weight on Morgan," executive producer Simon Mirren says. "He's personally invested because in the cliff-hanger, he witnessed this awful thing. He's never had to make a promise before. He's a single guy because of the life he leads and he doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on anybody or to have any demands on him. His teammates feel maybe he's crossing a line, but after what he's witnessed, the lines aren't blurry anymore."
Because of his promise, Morgan will lead the team's efforts to track down Curry's character, which proves to be no easy feat. "With a blackout, what do you do?" Mirren asks. "It's sheer chaos, and this serial killer is using that. The team members have to use their own initiative and figure out the best way to get the guy's attention. They end up relying on an emergency radio frequency to manipulate the situation and get ahead of this killer."
Regardless of what happens in the premiere, Morgan's vow will continue to play out over the first part of the season. "It's actually an arc that we're going to follow for a few episodes," he says. "We don't normally do arcs, but we felt that in the sixth season we could maybe go a little further into our main cast's lives."
That also means will be seeing more of Spicer's daughter, which allows Morgan and single father Hotch (Thomas Gibson) to bond. "There's a very wonderful story ... that involves the little girl from last year and my family and Agent Morgan's connection with the little girl," Gibson says. "All of those threads are brought together ... and intertwine in a really great way." Mirren adds: "Hotch is now a single father and Morgan is trying to be a father figure. So it's about how Hotch can offer Morgan, in an adapted way, advice about those things."
Gibson says he's looking forward to Hotch interacting more with his son, Jack, who remains Hotch's one bright spot after the murder of his ex-wife Haley. "Everything is as good as it can be under the circumstances with Jack," Gibson says. "It's a very difficult balancing act that Hotch has got himself in. ... Having his son is kind of what he's wrapping most of his optimism around. Hopefully we can find some other reasons to lighten up a bit." Perhaps another woman? "I imagine he's not going to completely shut down the idea of finding somebody again, but it's hard," Gibson says. "We're trying to be respectful of what has happened. He's just drawing himself into the work so completely that he doesn't have the time to reflect or even to mourn."
All of the characters' personal lives will be explored more fully this season, as each team member will have a major secret revealed to his or her colleagues, Mirren says. "Some of them are very emotional, and some of them are very simple," he says. "They are things that they have held to themselves outside of the dark job that they share."
As expected, the secrets will present the team with some challenges. "When you find out something about someone you thought you knew, it can be, on the one hand, a really impressive thing that offers a whole different kind of perspective," Gibson says. "At the same time, it could possibly undermine the relationship and cause conflict or some sort of mistrust. ... I think audiences are going to find them interesting. They're going to be organic to the characters and things that will have made sense all along."
Criminal Minds returns Wednesday at 9/8c on CBS.
THE BAU TEAM CLOSES IN ON THE SERIAL KILLER AS HE CONTINUES HIS MURDER SPREE — WITH DETECTIVE SPICER'S KIDNAPPED DAUGHTER AS HIS HOSTAGE — IN THE CONCLUSION OF LAST SEASON'S CLIFFHANGER, ON THE SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") Returns as Serial Killer Billy Flynn and Robert Davi ("Profiler") Returns as Detective Adam Kurzbard
"The Longest Night" — The BAU team closes in on the serial killer as he continues his murder spree throughout Los Angeles — with Detective Spicer's kidnapped daughter as his hostage — in the conclusion of last season's cliffhanger, on the sixth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") returns as serial killer Billy Flynn and Robert Davi ("Profiler") reprises his role as Detective Adam Kurzbard.
David Rossi -- Joe Mantegna
Aaron Hotchner -- Thomas Gibson
Emily Prentiss -- Paget Brewster
Derek Morgan -- Shemar Moore
Dr. Spencer Reid -- Matthew Gray Gubler
Jennifer Jareau -- A.J. Cook
Penelope Garcia -- Kirsten Vangsness
Billy Flynn Tim Curry
Detective Adam Kurzbard Robert Davi
Kristin Austin Highsmith
Ellie Spicer Isabella Murad
Larry Simmons Joseph A. Garcia
Annette Simmons Susan Papa
Detective Stansfield Ronald William
Paramedic One Zenja Dunnm
Paramedic Two Randolph Adams
Police Captain Joe Gandurski
Tire Changer Matt Taylor
Paul Farraday Jim Wisniewski
Joshua Farraday Grant Venable
Nora Flynn Michelle Josette
Young Flynn Stone Eisenmann
Uniform Kris Campbell
Uniformed Sergeant Donald Agnelli
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Edward Allen Bernero
DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Edward Allen Bernero
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
'Criminal Minds' is Syndication's New Top Weekly Hour
CBS Television Distribution's rookie weekly hour, Criminal Minds, jumped into the genre's top-spot right off the bat, scoring a 2.9 live plus same day national household rating according to Nielsen Media Research. That beat all other weekly hours over the Labor Day holiday week that ended Sunday, Sept. 12.
The two previous leaders, CTD's CSI: New York and CSI: Miami, each ended their broadcast runs, moving exclusively to cable.
NBC Universal's Law & Order: Criminal Intent took second place among the weekly hours with a 2.7, down 7% from the prior week. Another new entry, CTD's Numb3rs, was third, opening its season at a 2.0. Twentieth's Bones improved 6% to a 1.9 and NBCU's House, also climbed 6% to a 1.8.
to read more: Broadcastingcable.com
Mary Beth Evans to guest start on Criminal Minds!
Wednesday October 13 at 9 PM EST, fans will be treated to Days of Our Lives
The episode is called "Remembrance of Things Past." David Rossi revisits a cold case that has haunted him for 25 years and Evans plays Candace DeLilly, mother of one of the victims murdered. The show also stars Shemar Moore
He ain't afraid of no ghosts, and now Ernie Hudson of 'Ghostbusters' fame ain't afraid of no criminals either.
AOL TV was on the L.A. set of 'Criminal Minds' today, where we learned exclusively that Hudson will appear in the sixth episode of Season 6 (premieres Wed., Sept. 22, 9PM ET on CBS). How? Because he was sitting right next to me, in full uniform, between scenes.
Hudson will play Lt. Garner, a tough fire department chief helping the BAU track a pyro-happy criminal in Detroit. From the scene we watched, it seems there are a ton of victims and everyone's a suspect.
"Half the city is set on fire, and he's got a dwindling fire force and fires everywhere. But we have this serial killer who's working under the guise of Devil's Night. Garner knows the Detroit police can't do it, so he calls in the FBI to give him a hand," Hudson explains. "He's been there for a long time ... he's just feeling less and less effective."
Source : spoilertv
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Voice Cast Revealed For DC's Next Animated Feature: All-Star Superman
THR have exclusively revealed the voice actors for DC/WB's upcoming animated adaptation of the critically acclaimed Grant Morrison run, All-Star Superman...
All-Star Superman is an amazing read I thought. Now we get to see it come to life in animated form. According to THR, James Denton, Christina Hendricks and Anthony LaPaglia will add their voices to the project as Supes, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. Also in the cast are Ed Asner as Perry White and Frances Conroy as Ma Kent along with Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo and Matthew Gray Gubler. Bruce Timm will exec producing, and Sam Liu(Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) is directing.
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