CBS' Monday lineup continues to struggle.
Hostages slid even further Monday to a dangerously low 5.2 million viewers and 1.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, dropping 20 percent. Save for How I Met Your Mother (7.4 million, 2.9), the rest of CBS' comedies ...
Until CBS stops going for Broke, it may be hard for Mom, one of the season's more promising and pungent new comedies, to get the break it, and the title character, deserves. What's happening to CBS on Monday with its once-dominant comedy lineup is a slow-fade version of the freefall NBC experienced with its Thursday lineup in the wake of Friends. Holding on to shows too long (How I Met Your Mother, which could have wrapped this whole thing way earlier), promoting shows too soon with too little to offer (the shrill and increasingly charmless 2 Broke Girls), making odd decisions like keeping the award-winning Mike & Molly on the shelf in favor of an insta-dud like the abysmal We Are Men, this is one of those rare nights when CBS's programming acumen has mostly crapped out. (Monday's loss is, of course, Thursday's gain, with former Monday anchors The Big Bang Theory and, to a lesser degree these days, the played-out Two and a Half Men helping get early sampling for newbies The Millers and The Crazy Ones.)
Megan Boone, James Spader
The Blacklist looks like it's on its way to the pickup list.
The NBC drama drew 12.1 million and a 3.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday, slipping a mere 5 percent from last week's series premiere. Lead-in The Voice (14.2 million, 4.6) dropped 10 percent.
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Fellow freshman series Sleepy Hollow (7.9 million, 3.0) also performed well ...
James Spader, Jamie Jackson
NBC topped the first official night of the new season, led byThe Voice and The Blacklist.
Fresh off its Emmy win, The Voice returned Monday to 14.7 million viewers and a 4.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, improving 17 percent from last fall's debut.
James Spader's new drama The Blacklist, one of TVGuide.com users' most anticipated new dramas, followed with ...
CBS has announced premiere dates for its new and returning fall shows, including How I Met Your Mother, The Crazy Ones and NCIS.
CBS announced its new fall schedule Wednesday, moving drama Hawaii Five-0 to Fridays, Person of Interest to Tuesdays, and introducing a two-hour comedy block on Thursdays.
New comedies We Are Men and Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, will follow How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls, respectively, on Mondays. New drama Hostages will take over Hawaii Five-0's Mondays-at-10 berth in the fall, with Intelligence, starring Josh Holloway, replacing it midseason after Hostages concludes its run. Hawaii Five-0 heads to Fridays at 9/8c.
How I Met Your Mother met huge ratings Monday with its reveal of the titular Mother.
The Season 8 finale drew 8.4 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up eight-tenths from last ...
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs
Earlier this season on 2 Broke Girls, Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) realized their dream of owning a cupcake shop. That dream quickly became a nightmare when they ran out of cash and couldn't pay the rent. The cherry on top? A car came careening through the store's front window. But in Monday's season finale (9/8c, CBS) the girls may get a second chance. That's if they're still speaking to each other.
Nathan Fillion, Stana katic
Time for some serious soul-searching on the usually glib Castle, so it must be the end of another season. "With any luck, this could be your last case," crows the tone deaf-as-usual Capt. "Sir" Gates as the boss lady celebrates the prospect of Kate Beckett being "headed for bigger things" — or so promises the FBI Deputy Director (guest star Kyle Secor) who recruits the sultry homicide pro for a federal task force based in Washington, D.C. And what would that mean for Beckett's still budding but not quite defined romance with Castle? "I think our plot just thickened," quips the mystery writer-turned-crime solver — though he's talking about the week's murder case, not yet aware of his squeeze's big opportunity. With Castle fuming over trust issues that expose doubts in both parties, Beckett is left at an emotional crossroads: "What happens when the music stops? What if all we were in love with was the dance?" ABC dropped the last minutes of the episode (Monday, 10:01/9:01c) from the advance screener, so it's anyone's guess what their next step will be.
Amber Carrington, Sarah Simmons, Judith Hill, Caroline Glaser
The Voice began its live shows Monday, but dropped to a season low.
The two-hour episode drew 11.9 million viewers and a 3.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down four-tenths from last week. Lead-out Revolution (6.3 million, 2.1) rose three-tenths.
On ABC, Dancing with the Stars (12.9 million, 1.9) dipped a tenth ...