Upfronts 2018: Network Ownership Peaks, Digital Rights Demands Increase As Volume & License Fees Slide

A week before ABC made its official new series orders, the network had not screened two high-profile pilots, the light action drama Whiskey Cavalier from producer Bill Lawrence, and comedy Most Likely To from Berlanti Productions. The holdup was due to…

A week before ABC made its official new series orders, the network had not screened two high-profile pilots, the light action drama Whiskey Cavalier from producer Bill Lawrence, and comedy Most Likely To from Berlanti Productions. The holdup was due to new expanded digital rights deals ABC had put forward a few weeks before it was to make pickup decisions. I hear the new template — which varied slightly from show to show and studio to studio — called for expanded stacking…

‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale: Mystery Of The Bones Revealed, With Surprise Visits

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s season finale of The Blacklist.
So about those bones…
That duffle bag of skeleton parts that’s been at the center of NBC’s The Blacklist throughout Season 5 has been m…

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s season finale of The Blacklist. So about those bones… That duffle bag of skeleton parts that’s been at the center of NBC’s The Blacklist throughout Season 5 has been much debated by fans in the build-up to tonight’s season finale, and viewers can rest easy (or not) in the satisfaction of knowing that the bones belong to… Really, stop reading here if you don’t want to know. In an episode that included more than…

‘The Blacklist’ Renewed For Season 6 By NBC

It came down to the wire but NBC just picked up a 22-episode sixth season of The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures TV. There is no final decision yet on the studio’s other bubble drama series, Timeless.
The Blacklist was a massive hit when it debuted…

It came down to the wire but NBC just picked up a 22-episode sixth season of The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures TV. There is no final decision yet on the studio’s other bubble drama series, Timeless. The Blacklist was a massive hit when it debuted in 2013 behind The Voice on Monday. It took a hit when the network in Season 2 relocated it to shore up Thursday night, using a post-Super Bowl airing to give it a pop. While The Blacklist never came close to the ratings heights…

‘Blacklist’ Renewed for Season 6 at NBC

“The Blacklist” will return for Season 6 at NBC. The series stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives who suddenly turns himself in without explanation. He reveals that he has compiled a list of …

“The Blacklist” will return for Season 6 at NBC. The series stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives who suddenly turns himself in without explanation. He reveals that he has compiled a list of the worst criminals the world over that even the FBI doesn’t know about and […]

Ratings: NBC’s ‘Chicago PD’ Season Finale Triumphs in Time Slot – ‘The Blacklist,’ Not So Much

Wednesday was not a particularly high-rated night on broadcast television, but even the lightly watched evenings have a winner. Primetime’s top TV show was “Empire,” despite the hip-hop drama hitting a series low, something NBC’s “The Blacklist” (and numerous other series) also did.

Fox finished first last night among adults 18-49 and CBS drew the most total viewers, on average. At 10 p.m., the night’s lone season finale, NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” took its time slot outright.

Here’s a fun fact: The two Spanish-language networks were separated by just 5,000 overall audience members last night.

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Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 posted a 1.6/7 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.3 million, NBC was second with 5.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. “Code Black” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers.

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For NBC, “The Blacklist” at 8 managed a 0.7/4 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” had a 1.1/5 and 5.7 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 got a 1.2/5 and 6.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 saw a 1.2/6 and 4.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Alex, Inc.” settled for a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 got things back on track with a 1.3/5 and 4.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 limped to a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.297 million.

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Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.292 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 885,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1 million viewers. At 9, “The Originals” got a 0.3/1 and 762,000 viewers.

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Ratings: Steady ‘Empire,’ ‘Star’ Grab Fox Another Wednesday Demo Crown

Wednesday was not a particularly high-rated night on broadcast television, but even the lightly watched evenings have a winner. Primetime’s top TV show was “Empire,” despite the hip-hop drama hitting a series low, something NBC’s “The Blacklist” (and numerous other series) also did.

Fox finished first last night among adults 18-49 and CBS drew the most total viewers, on average. At 10 p.m., the night’s lone season finale, NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” took its time slot outright.

Here’s a fun fact: The two Spanish-language networks were separated by just 5,000 overall audience members last night.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 posted a 1.6/7 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.3 million, NBC was second with 5.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. “Code Black” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers.

For NBC, “The Blacklist” at 8 managed a 0.7/4 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” had a 1.1/5 and 5.7 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 got a 1.2/5 and 6.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 saw a 1.2/6 and 4.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Alex, Inc.” settled for a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 got things back on track with a 1.3/5 and 4.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 limped to a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.297 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.292 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 885,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1 million viewers. At 9, “The Originals” got a 0.3/1 and 762,000 viewers.

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Déjà Vu – Sony Pictures TV & NBC In Another Four-Show Upfront Negotiation

In May 2013, Sony Pictures TV was behind NBC’s most buzzed about pilot, drama The Blacklist, at the time the highest testing NBC drama pilots in 10 years. And yet, The Blacklist was one of the last pilots to be picked up to series by the network …

In May 2013, Sony Pictures TV was behind NBC’s most buzzed about pilot, drama The Blacklist, at the time the highest testing NBC drama pilots in 10 years. And yet, The Blacklist was one of the last pilots to be picked up to series by the network on Friday evening, just hours before NBC was to unveil its fall schedule on Sunday ahead of its Monday upfront presentation. That was because NBC and Sony TV had been embroiled in intense and complex negotiations involving four…

‘The Blacklist’ Boss on Latest Reddington Reveal, The Return of a Big Bad and Liz’s Dark Descent

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Zarak Mosadek,” the 18th episode of the fifth season of “The Blacklist.” A bag of bones, a time jump and a brutal character death — ever since the midseason finale of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” viewers have been waiting to see how the story of Ian […]

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