Now that HBO‘s wonderfully authorized pseudo-sequel to [REDACTED] and Dave Gibbons‘ celebrated comic book series Watchmen has been unveiled to the world – the world likes what it sees from Damon Lindelof‘s “remix”. Even die-hard Watchmen purists appear to be slowly coming around – as they should. But for those of you who are still […]
It has been a little over a week since freshman cop dramedy The Rookie ended its first season with a gruesome and dramatic cliffhanger episode. Despite respectable ratings, positive word-of-mouth, social media support, and an active, engaging, and diverse cast, ABC has yet to renew The Rookie for a second season. We all know that ratings are everything, […]
With an announcement as “shocking” as a CNN news ticker breaking that water is wet and fire is hot, FOX made it official: righteously popular breakaway celebrity competition series The Masked Singer will be back for a second surreal season. Considering the show sits at the top of the charts for both new series and […]
Following several years of putting on more entertaining shows than its red-brand counterpart, WWE Smackdown Live has finally beaten Monday Night Raw in the ratings. Of course, this feat required the birth of Jesus Christ, the Roman Reigns of Christianity, to make it possible, but that shouldn’t lessen the accomplishment. According to Wrestling Inc., Smackdown pulled in […]
Maybe someone from Animal Planet should come in and consult on next year’s Super Bowl; because unlike its human counterpart, Puppy Bowl XIV not only scored big with viewers but also broke viewership records. Sunday’s 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET premiere broadcast scored a 1.46 rating among adults 25-54, which makes it the highest-rated […]
Lookin’ at my Gucci, it’s about that time — so welcome back to The Weekly Static! Now just hold on, give me a second — I know it’s around here somewhere… here it is! In case you’re new to the neighborhood, let me get you squared away with a heads-up about what this is all about: The Weekly […]
It would appear that the reports of The Walking Dead‘s ratings “death” is at least a little exaggerated. Showing that the popular AMC series still has some life left in it going into its eighth season, The Walking Dead returned for its 100th episode and Season 8 premiere Sunday night as the #1 show on […]
So when the dust settled from the opening salvo of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his army’s attack on Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and The Saviors, our heroes were left with a sense of hope and determination; while Negan and his crew were left reeling and looking to strike back. More importantly for AMC’s The Walking […]
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and kittens! Welcome back to The Weekly Static! But before we get started, it’s time for another… In case you’re new to the neighborhood, let me get you squared away with a little reminder of what we do here: The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the […]
Netflix is very protective of the numbers of just how many people are watching its shows. Shows like Stranger Things, the various Marvel series, Orange is The New Black, and House of Cards are huge properties for them. They are watched in droves, but the company still refuses to release any viewing data for the […]
The superhero bubble has finally burst, according to the ratings for Fear The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Inhumans, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Each of the shows has posted lower ratings than previous seasons, or generally disappointing ratings in the case of Inhumans, which is in its first season. According to my expert opinion […]
To no one’s surprise, following a huge premiere on Monday night, CBS has picked up The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon for a full season order. The pickup extends the series’s initial 13-episode order to 22 episodes, and makes it the first new series of the 2017-18 season to get a back-nine order. CBS […]
It was the Battle of the Summertime Premieres as NBC and ABC pitted a number of their summer premieres against each other on Thursday night. When the dust settled, NBC won that battle on the strength of the season premiere of The Wall and the weakness from an underperforming Boy Band series premiere from ABC. Perhaps […]
Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptations of DC properties has seen a long and bumpy road of both critical and audience reviews. One challenge that they’ve long faced is that they’ve almost always failed what I’ve termed the Aunt Martha Test, but with Wonder Woman, opening June 2nd, it seems like they might have pulled off a passing grade. […]
Donald Trump’s presidency may be little rough for people who enjoy entering the country if they are Muslim, being female, or having a high level of confidence that our government is not secretly controlled by Vladimir Putin, but on the bright side, it’s pretty good for ratings. Just ask Stephen Colbert, whose Late Show beat rival Jimmy […]
Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his pick for Supreme Court nominee in an unconventional way: with a prime time press conference. Running for just seventeen minutes, the press conference preempted regularly scheduled programming on all broadcast networks, except for one. CW chose to air The Flash as planned instead of the Supreme Court nomination reveal […]
The ratings have been released for the opening weekend of A Year In The Life, the Gilmore Girls revival that had all of Twitter buzzing before it was released, and complaining about it after. The four episode Netflix series averaged 4.9 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, the rating most often tracked by TV networked, though it […]
Here’s your quick run-down of the highs and lows of TV ratings from the past week.
Also: a very accurate account of what you did last Monday.Yes, you. Personally.
Of all episodes to be the highest rated Big Bang ever, it's was last week's.