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"The Witcher" Breaks Netflix Viewing Records – But Was Sorcery At Play?

So, it's no secret that Netflix's The Witcher has become a massive success, with loads of people watching it and the streaming service having already smashed the "order season 2" button. Just how much of a succcess has the series been? Netflix reports that over the past four weeks, the show has conjured up viewership […]


Who Watches "Watchmen"? A Helluva Lot of You – But What About Season 2?

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 […]

'The Rookie': After Great Season 1, Why Won't ABC #RenewTheRookie?

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, […]

FOX's 'The Masked Singer' Returning for Second Surreal Season

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 […]

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A Christmas Miracle: WWE Smackdown Finally Beats Raw in the Ratings

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 […]

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XIV Sets Ratings Record, Unlike Super Bowl

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 […]


The Weekly Static S01E11: Gonzo, Guy Fawkes, And George R.R. Martin

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 […]

The Walking Dead Opens As Top-Rated Cable Show For Sixth Year

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 […]

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Ratings: A Mix Of Good, Bad & Unknown

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 […]


The Weekly Static S01E10: Kaepernick, Camp Rock, And 'Keiser' Söze!

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 […]

'Young Sheldon' Gets Full Season Order From CBS

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 […]

ABC's 'Boy Band' Bows To NBC's 'Game Night' And 'Wall'; Fox Wins Demos

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 […]

Trump Presidency Propels Stephen Colbert To Q1 Viewership Victory Over Jimmy Fallon

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 […]