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NFL, This Is Us and Roseanne Top Ratings for 2017-18 Season; The Brave Among Highest-Rated Axed Shows

NBC’s Sunday Night Football and This Is Us placed No. 1 and No. 2 for the 2017-18 TV season, with average ratings of 5.9 and 5.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo, respectively (including any available Live+7 DVR playback data).

ABC’s revival of Roseanne came in third for the season (averaging a 5.0), while CBS’ Thursday Night Football package (4.5) and The Big Bang Theory (4.4) rounded out the Top 5.

In the demo, Roseanne and Big Bang (which was down 10 percent year over year) easily led the comedy pack, with CBS’ Young Sheldon coming in third (averaging a 3.3). On the drama side, This Is Us (up 17 percent vs.
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2017-18 TV Series Ratings Rankings: NFL Football, ‘Big Bang’ Top Charts

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CBSThe Big Bang Theory will finish the 2017-2018 TV season as the country’s most watched series with an average of 18.634 million viewers. NBC’s NFL Sunday Night Football is the season’s highest-rated series in the key 18-49 demographic, with a 6.2 rating; it also takes the No. 2 spot in overall audience (18.285M).

In the demo, NBC’s sophomore series This is Us (5.4) follows football, while Big Bang ranks No. 5 (4.4).

In a TV season that re-defined “new” and “canceled,” Roseanne was the most successful “new” series launch, ranking No. 3 in total viewers (17.815M) and in the demo (5.0). Its mid-March launch made headlines, outstripping every scripted series of the season except the post-Super Bowl episode of This Is Us.

Some say it’s not “new,” being an update of a comedy series; others argue it debuted before some of our current industry execs were born, and went off the air
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NBC Wins 2017-18 Nielsen TV Season in Ratings; CBS Tops Total Viewers

The 2017-18 traditional Nielsen television season is in the books, and NBC can claim its second-straight (and fourth out of the last five years) ratings victory in a row among adults 18-49.

CBS, however, came from behind to win its 10th straight season (and 15th out of 16) among total viewers. That’s damn impressive given the circumstances. With both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics this year, it seemed like ’17-’18 would be the season NBC could unseat CBS in terms of overall eyeballs. Instead, the Les Moonves-led network caught up and passed Bob Greenblatt’s last week, just in time for the victor to gloat at its upfront presentation.

Since we brought up “damn impressive” comebacks, how about ABC? Post-Olympics, ABC was deep in fourth place. Led by “Roseanne,” ABC has been No. 1 in the key demo ever since. All told, the Disney-owned broadcaster finished in a three-way
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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Returns on Top

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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Returns on Top
Roseanne” returned from a two-week break to the top of the delayed viewing charts for week 32 of 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on April 30.

In adults 18-49, “Roseanne” grew from a 2.6 to a 4.6 rating, an increase of 77% in Live+7. Its nearest competition in that measure was “The Big Bang Theory,” which grew 71% to a 4.1 rating for the week. “Roseanne” was also the biggest gainer in total viewers, growing by 5.7 million to 16.2 million total. “The Big Bang Theory” was again number two in the measure, thought it ultimately had the bigger viewership total. “Big Bang” grew to 17.7 million viewers after seven days, up 4.7 million viewers for a 37% increase.

Elsewhere on broadcast, multiple shows doubled their Live+Same Day demo rating, including “Chicago Fire,” “Modern Family,” “Swat,” “NCIS,” “Agents of Shield,” and “Designated Survivor.”

Read the full top 25 lists of the Live+7 ratings below.

Top 25 Broadcast Series Live+7 Adults 18-49

Series Network
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‘The Big Bang Theory’: CBS Brass “Hopeful” Series Would Go Beyond 12 Seasons

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‘The Big Bang Theory’: CBS Brass “Hopeful” Series Would Go Beyond 12 Seasons
CBS’ flagship series, The Big Bang Theory, is heading into its 12th season, the last of the current two-season pickup for the show and new two-year deals for its cast. It was presumed when the two-year renewal was made a year ago that it would likely be the sitcom’s final chapter,

But, as it wrapped its 11th season, Big Bang is not showing signs of slowing down. At the CBS upfront breakfast, the network’s entertainment president Kelly Kahl noted that this season, Big Bang is “zero down” from Season 10, adding that, when all delayed viewing for the highly-rated Sheldon-Amy wedding finale is factored in, the comedy, from comedy star Chuck Lorre, may end up up year-to-year.

With performance like that, “we are hopeful that there will be more” seasons of Big Bang beyond the upcoming 12th,” Kahl said.

“As long as Chuck and his team have stories to tell,
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TV Ratings: ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Superior Donuts’ Pop With Series Finales

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TV Ratings: ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Superior Donuts’ Pop With Series Finales
Both Fox’s “Lucifer” and CBS’ “Superior Donuts” were up week-to-week in the overnight ratings, with both shows airing their series finales due to being canceled within the past week.

Airing at 8 p.m., “Lucifer” drew a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers, up from a 0.7 and 2.9 million last week. “Superior Donuts,” meanwhile, drew a 0.9 and 4.6 million viewers at 9 p.m. on CBS. That is up from a 0.7 and 4.3 million last Monday.

On NBC, “The Voice” held steady and was the top show of the night. A new episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” ticked down in the demo.

On ABC, “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” and “The Crossing” were both even.

CBS opened with a repeat of “Big Bang Theory,” followed by a slightly-improved “Man With a Plan”. After “Superior Donuts” and another “Big Bang” repeat, “Elementary” was even.

After “Lucifer,” the season finale of “The Resident” ticked up.
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Ratings: Lucifer Rises With Finale

Fox’s Lucifer wrapped Season 3 — and possibly its entire run — on Monday night with 3.23 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, ticking up to its largest audience since March 19 and its best demo number in five episodes.

TVLine readers gave the season ender an average grade of “A.”

Leading out of that, The Resident (4.3 mil/0.9) also ticked up with its own finale.


ABC | DWTS: Athletes (7.6 mil/1.0) and the recently cancelled The Crossing (3.7 mil/0.5) were flat.

The CW | Supergirl (1.55 mil/0.5) and iZombie (730K/0.3) were steady.

NBC | The Voice (8.6 mil/1.6) ticked up, while Running Wild (3.2 mil/0.8) dipped.

CBS | Leading out of Big Bang reruns,
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New Faces of French Cinema Making Waves at Cannes

UniFrance hosts talks 9:30 a.m. May 13 with New Faces of French Cinema at the UniFrance Terrace.

Leïla Bekhti

“Sink or Swim”

After debuting with supporting roles in such films as the gonzo-horror pic “Sheitan” and offering the sole female presence in macho juggernaut “A Prophet,” actress Bekhti became movie star Bekhti with the release of her 2010 comedy “All That Glitters.” Though that breakthrough role landed her a César and increased her box-office clout, the Parisian has not allowed herself to get too comfortable in any one gear.

“All my roles have to scare me,” she says. “Fear is reassuring; if one day I arrived on set and didn’t feel a bit afraid, that would be the end. Being afraid doesn’t stop me, it pushes me forward.”

So she has continually sought out first-time filmmakers, and is trying her hand at producing, developing a feature with theater director Julie Duclos.
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Big Bang Theory Finale: Watch the Cut Stephen Hawking Tribute

Big Bang Theory Finale: Watch the Cut Stephen Hawking Tribute
The Big Bang Theory is giving Professor Hawking his due. A tribute to the late physicist (and frequent Big Bang guest star) that was initially intended to air at the end of Thursday’s wedding-themed Season 11 finale is being made public by CBS. The scene, which was cut for time, finds Sheldon and Amy opening a posthumous gift from the science icon (scroll down to watch).

Hawking appeared in a total of seven Big Bang episodes, including last September’s season premiere. He died in March after a decades-long battle with Als. He was 76.

The Hawking sequence was one of
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Elementary Season 6 Episode 2 Review: Once You've Ruled Out God

This episode's enjoyable case of the week had many twists and turns, with each resolution leading another threat.

Also, Joan had to endure a family tragedy on Elementary Season 6 Episode 2.

It's hard to top an inspector for the Energy Department being struck down by lightning as the beginning of a case.

In any other case, a wife who is having an affair would be a logical suspect. But she was a cosmologist and the husband wasn't slain by the Big Bang but an experimental lightning gun. Also, she was having dinner with her cosmologist lover at the time, so she was quickly cleared.

Related: Elementary Season 6 Episode 1 Review: An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains

At least she was able to steer Sherlock and Marcus to Sparky the Wonder Cannon, which had to be the most colorful name ever for a murder weapon.

When the fact that Sparky's van had been
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New Infinity War Fan Theory Is So Crazy It Might Be True

New Infinity War Fan Theory Is So Crazy It Might Be True
There are major Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below, so read ahead at your own risk. Now that Infinity War has been in theaters for a week, many devoted fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have started to speculate about what the ending means and how it sets up the upcoming Avengers 4. There have been some pretty good fan theories that seem to make sense, but a new theory blows them all out of the water. It's just so crazy that it might work in setting up Avengers 4.

Thanos is able to obtain all of the Infinity Stones by the end of Infinity War and snaps his fingers as Thor impales him with the Stormbreaker axe. Nobody knows what exactly is happening and neither does Thanos, who uses the Space Stone to teleport to safety. Meanwhile back in Wakanda, half of the McU literally turns to dust as Thanos finishes
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CBS’ Leslie Moonves Touts Broadcast Model’s Visibility & Back-End In Battle For Talent With Deep-Pocketed Svod Players

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As Silicon Valley continues its quest to conquer television — with companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google/YouTube and Facebook spending billions of dollars on original content, driving up prices — how does traditional media company like CBS compete? The question came up during CBS Corp.’s quarterly earnings call today.

While CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves acknowledged the issue with comments including “There is a lot more competition out there” and “The cost of poker, in most cases, has gone up,” he did not seem too concerned about the recent talent raid launched by the deep-pocketed digital newcomers, illustrated by the blockbuster overall deals at Netflix for mega creator/producers Ryan Murphy (as much as $300 million) and Shonda Rhimes (at least $100 million).

“We are pretty competitive,” Moonves said. “On broadcast, we offer creators visibility and something called back-end. There’s a guy called Chuck Lorre who’s made more than
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‘Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman – Deluxe Edition’ Review

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Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics

To paraphrase John Lennon, before Action Comics there was nothing. Action Comics was the comic book industry equivalent of the Big Bang. Prior to Action Comics you had comic books, but these were usually collections of previously published newspaper strips, repackaged to encourage people to double dip, or newspaper style strips with Flash Gordon type characters. In fact Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, Superman’s creators and effectively the fathers of the superhero comic book industry (Stan Lee can be a honorary uncle) originally conceived of Superman as a newspaper strip, and had tried to shop it around but no newspaper syndicate would touch it. Their loss was most certainly our gain.

Action Comics issue 1, dated April 1938, was rushed out by National Periodicals (DC) to capitalise on the growing fad for comic books. Their Detective Comics book, still a year
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Which ‘Will & Grace’ guest star should earn Emmy for revival season: Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Jordan, Molly Shannon … ? [Poll]

Which ‘Will & Grace’ guest star should earn Emmy for revival season: Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Jordan, Molly Shannon … ? [Poll]
Will & Grace” was well-known for its cavalcade of guest stars during its original run, gobbling up double-digit Emmy nominations, and even wins for Bobby Cannavale (2005) and Leslie Jordan (2006). The NBC sitcom hasn’t missed a step in this revival season, bringing back many old favorites while also introducing multiple memorable characters from new guest stars. But which guest stars should be singled out for Emmy nominations this year? Vote in our poll below.

Cannavale and Jordan, who play Will’s (Eric McCormack) ex-boyfriend Vince D’Angelo and Karen’s (Megan Mullally) nemesis Beverley Leslie, respectively, won Emmys for their roles in the original series and are now eligible again this year. Both have great showcase episodes in the revival, with Will reevaluating how things went wrong with Vince in “The Wedding” and Beverley revealing his very obvious truth to Karen in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying.
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Does CBS Have a Big Monday Shake-Up Ahead? Murphy Brown to the Rescue?

Every May, at its Upfronts presentation to advertisers, CBS touts the “stability” of its schedule, and rightly so. This year, though — after handing Thursday Night Football off to Fox and with much of its Monday slate struggling — the Eye may need to eye significant moves.

For the past four falls, CBS has had or shared dibs on Thursday Night Football, affording it the plum opportunity to air its top-rated series, The Big Bang Theory, on Monday for several critical weeks. Then, after bolstering that year’s start-up sitcom — Life In Pieces in 2015, Kevin Can Wait in 2016 and (well, theoretically) 9Jkl
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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 20 Review – ‘A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish’

Martin Carr reviews the twentieth episode of Young Sheldon

Besides the physics lesson and inclusion of Sheldon Cooper phobias, episode twenty is all about adults, young adolescents and religious intervention. There are Big Bang references, more subtle side swipes and character jibes, but ultimately Sheldon plays second fiddle. If anything he enables more interaction between neighbours and an expansion of the community within the time constraints.

Competitive streaks between rival parents, mediation instigated by Pastor Geoff and Annie Pott’s Mee-Maw getting physical, all feed into the situation. What Lorre and Molaro continue doing is focusing on the little things, knowing that a purely Sheldon centric show has limitations. What they have in Armitage is a great foil, surefooted comedian and subtly dramatic actor. Alongside the other seasoned professionals this gives these showrunners so many options that situations become more fluid as a result.

Neighbours Hershel and Brenda are cut
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Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Annie Potts found inspiration for the look of her character, Meemaw, on the hit CBS comedy “Young Sheldon” from one of the biggest guest stars she worked with on “Designing Women”: Dolly Parton. As she explains in our exclusive video interview (watch above), Connie Tucker may be a grandmother but she is not ready for a rocking chair just yet. She thinks the tough-talking Texan would have modeled herself on Parton who was starring in “Steel Magnolias” in 1989, the year that this prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” is set.

SEEEmmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

To get a sense of who Meemaw was to Sheldon (played by Iain Armitage as a boy and Jim Parsons as a man), the actress binged on “Big Bang.” But as she explains, “all of that is just a departure point.” She does
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‘The Big Bang Theory’: Mark Hamill & Kathy Bates Among Guest Stars For Wedding-Themed Season Finale

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Another star from a galaxy far far away will be making an appearance on CBS’ hit comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill will be among the guest stars confirmed for the upcoming Season 11 finale of Big Bang, which will feature the wedding of Sheldon and Amy. It is unclear whether, like fellow Star Wars icons Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones who had appeared on the show before him, Hamill will play himself.

Also guest starring in the finale, airing on May 10, is Kathy Bates. Sheldon’s family will be well represented, with Laurie Metcalf, Courtney Henggeler and Jerry O’Connell, who play his mother Mary, twin sister Missy and older brother Georgie, respectively, all in attendance.

Also on the guest list for the finale are recurring Big Bang actors John Ross Bowie and Wil Wheaton as well as Lauren Lapkus, Brian Posehn and Teller.
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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Premiere Handily Tops Competition

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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Premiere Handily Tops Competition
Unsurprisingly, the premiere of “Roseanne” beat out all its competition in the delayed viewing ratings for week 27 of the 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on March 26.

As previously reported, the one-hour premiere on March 27 rose to 27.3 million viewers in Live+7, an increase of 8.8 million viewers over the Live+Same Day haul of 18.5 million. That is the largest-ever seven day lift for any show on any network, topping the the previous record of 7.9 million set by the debut of fellow ABC show “The Good Doctor” back in September. In addition, “Roseanne” rose to an 8.1 rating in adults 18-49, an increase of 2.9 rating points over the Live+Same Day rating of a 5.2.

Now, with the full week’s numbers in, it is clear just how badly “Roseanne” beat its broadcast competitors. It’s nearest competition in total viewers was fellow ABC series “The Good Doctor,” which grew by 6.3 million to 15.8 million total.
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‘Mom’ Renewed for Season Six at CBS

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CBS has renewed comedy series “Mom” for a sixth season.

The comedy starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney has logged solid numbers during its fifth season in the 9 p.m. Thursday slot behind “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” “Mom” hails from Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre Prods. News of the renewal was revealed Saturday night at the series’ wrap party.

“’Mom’ has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed. With gifted talents like Anna and Allison leading a great ensemble cast, and a production team headed by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay and Gemma Baker, this series just keeps getting better.”

“Mom” revolves around the lives of a woman and her adult daughter who
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