Tate Ellington Cast In ‘Lincoln’, NBC Pilot Based On ‘The Bone Collector’ Books

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Ratings: ‘Empire’ Sinks to Series Lows in Second Episode Since Jussie Smollet Arrest

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“Empire” sunk to series lows on Wednesday, one week after an already-rough midseason premiere. Those episodes marked the first two original hours of the Fox soap since star Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with filing a false police report in Chicago.

Last night, “Empire” managed a 1.1 rating/6 share among adults 18-49 and 4 million total viewers. The drama’s previous series lows came on Halloween 2018, when the show drew a 1.2 demo rating and 4.2 million overall audience members.

The “Empire” midseason return a week ago tallied a 1.3 rating and 4.4 million viewers, per Nielsen, which means this follow-up episode slipped an additional 18 percent in the demo and 9 percent overall. As a result of those declines, CBS was able to tie Fox for first-place in primetime-ratings averages among adults 18-49. The “Survivor” home topped the evening in eyeballs of any age.

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CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 6.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 3.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” from 8 p.m to 10 p.m. posted a 1.3/6 and 7 million viewers. “SEAL Team” at 10 had a 0.7/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

For Fox, after “Empire,” “Star” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.2 million viewers.

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ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 put up a 1.2/6 and 4.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Schooled” had a 0.9/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 got a 1.1/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Single Parents” at 9:30 received a 0.7/3 and 3.1 million viewers. At 10, drama “Whiskey Cavalier” closed primetime to a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/4, but second in viewers with 5.1 million. A “Voice” recap from 8 to 10 averaged a 1.0/5 and 6 million viewers. A Michael Buble special at 10 had a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 692,000. The “Riverdale” musical episode at 8 got a 0.3/1 and 832,000 viewers. At 9, the “All American” season finale received a 0.2/1 and 552,000 viewers.

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Ratings: NBC’s ‘The Village’ Series Premiere Tops at 10PM

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NBC topped Tuesday in demo ratings thanks to “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “This Is Us.” Its series premiere of “The Village” wasn’t as big, but it still won at 10 p.m.

Though Fox’s debut of “Mental Samurai” at 9 o’clock wasn’t great, a “MasterChef Junior” lead-in and the network’s abbreviated primetime hours allowed it to tie for second in the key 18-49 demographic, running neck-and-neck with ABC.

CBS finished first in total viewers despite coming in last among the so-called Big 4 broadcasters in terms of demo ratings.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC and Fox was tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. ABC was third in total viewers with 3.4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.5 million.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3, but first in viewers with 6.4 million.

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The CW, Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.33 million, Univision was sixth with 1.27 million and Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

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Rob Silverstein Exits as Executive Producer of ‘Access Hollywood’ Franchise After 20 Years

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Rob Silverstein is leaving as executive producer of NBC’s “Access Hollywood” entertainment newsmagazine franchise. He will be replaced by Maureen FitzPatrick.

FitzPatrick will now steer both the nationally syndicated daily entertainment news program “Access” and the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show “Access Live.” FitzPatrick has previously worked on Judge Judy’s “Hot Bench,” “Daily Blast Live,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Dating Game.”

“Over the past several months we have been discussing the creative direction of ‘Access’ and ‘Access Live,’” Silverstein said in an internal memo. “My vision of the show moving forward differs from the management team, so we have agreed today will be my final day as EP.”

FitzPatrick has been with both shows since early 2018 as a consultant. She also developed several concepts and pilots for the syndication division and oversaw the development and pilot production of the nationally syndicated series “Judge Jerry,” which is set to debut this fall.  

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“Maureen is an extremely talented and creative producer with extensive experience and a proven track record in navigating many different dayparts and genres,” said Tracie Wilson, executive vice president, creative affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. “We are looking forward to her creative insight and expertise as we build upon the success of these long-standing and iconic programs.”

Silverstein will continue to develop projects for NBCU under his first-look development deal.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience working with the NBCUniversal development and syndication group this past year and am honored to join the talented and hardworking ‘Access’ and ‘Access Live’ teams,” FitzPatrick said. “The ‘Access’ brand has become the gold standard and I’m excited to take its legacy to the next level with innovative new ideas that give viewers even more ways to connect with all their favorite entertainment stories.”

Read Silverstein’s full memo below:

I wanted to share some news with you.

Over the past several months we have been discussing the creative direction of “Access” and “Access Live.” My vision of the show moving forward differs from the management team, so we have agreed today will be my final day as EP.

I leave behind a legacy of success for which I am immensely proud. As you know, I have been with “Access” for more than two decades, and together we have built a brand that is the gold-standard in entertainment storytelling.

As I move on to my next adventure, I want to thank this extraordinary team that has always been willing to go above and beyond to produce countless hours of quality programming. I wish you all great success.

Rob

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Fix’ Is a Bit Broken in Premiere

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ABC’s “American Idol” made its Monday premiere last night, but the singing competition couldn’t mask the disappointing debut rating for Marcia Clark’s “The Fix.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m posted a 1.7/7 and 9.7 million viewers. “The Enemy Within” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 5.51 million. “The Resident” at 8 received a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” put up a 1.2/8 and 5.9 million viewers.

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ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.49 million. The “American Idol” time slot premiere landed a 1.1/5 and 6 million viewers from 8 to 10. At 10, “The Fix” debut managed a 0.7/3 and 4.4 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 5.3 million. Between repeats, “Man With a Plan” at 8:30 got a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “Bull” at 10 had a 0.7/3 and 6.3 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million and Telemundo sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 937,000 viewers. At 8, “Arrow” got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers. The “Black Lightning” season finale at 9 received a 0.2/1 and 849,000 viewers.

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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ Dips to New Series Low – Not Good

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NBC’s “Good Girls” slipped Sunday in ratings, settling for a new series low. Right, not good.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, a two-hour “American Idol” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.3/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and first in viewers with 7.9 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” put up a 1.1/6 and 9.9 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.8/4 and 7.8 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.9/4 and 8.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 finished primetime off with a 0.5/3 and 5.5 million viewers.

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NBC and Fox tie for third in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 3.2 million, Fox was fourth with 1.8 million.

For NBC, following a repeat, a two-hour “World of Dance” from 8 to 10 averaged a 0.8/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.4 million viewers.

For Fox, following a rerun, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 2 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 got a 0.9/4 and 2.1 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” received a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. Another repeat closed primetime.

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Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 933,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 814,000. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. “Charmed” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 665,000 viewers.

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‘Prism’: Joe Tippett & Alex Neustaedter Cast In NBC’s ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Pilot

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Golden Globes Sets 2020 Date On NBC

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YouTube Star Lilly Singh To Replace Carson Daly In NBC’s Late-Night

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Lilly Singh to Host NBC Late-Night Show, Replacing Carson Daly

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YouTube star Lilly Singh will takeover Carson Daly’s old late-night timeslot on NBC, the network announced on Thursday.

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will air at 1:35 a.m. beginning in September, making Singh the only woman to host a late-night show on any of the four major broadcast networks. The half-hour program will combine in-studio interviews, pre-taped comedy sketches and “signature segments.”

The announcement of Singh’s new show follows last month’s news that Daly’s “Last Call” would come to an end after 17 years and 2,000 episodes. She is set to formally announce the news during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday.

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Singh becomes the latest digital star to make the foray into late-night, with a YouTube channel that boasts more than 14 million subscribers. Her film and TV credits include HBO’s recent “Fahrenheit 451” adaptation, “Bad Moms” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.”

She also previously starred in the Kenya Barris pilot “Bright Futures” for NBC, alongside Emily Ratajkowski, “The Get Down” alum Shameik Moore and “American Vandal” stars Calum Worthy and Jimmy Tatro. The pilot ultimately was not picked up to series.

“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”

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“Lilly is truly a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment. “She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can’t wait to get started.”

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will be produced by Universal Television and Unicorn Island Productions. Singh will executive produce and Polly Auritt will co-executive produce.

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