You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Nikki’ scores 9 more at WB table

9 p.m. slot improves 10% in adult auds over last year

The WB is rolling the dice on “Nikki,” ordering nine more episodes of the Vegas-set frosh laffer from Warner Bros. Television.

Full-season order brings to 22 the total number of episodes set to be produced this season of the series from creator Bruce Helford and exec producers Helford, Bob Myer and Deborah Oppenheimer.

“Bruce has shown in every series he’s done the ability to take a solid idea, great talent and build upon those assets,” said WB exec VP Jordan Levin. “That’s what we’re seeing again in ‘Nikki.’ ”

While the show’s four-episode average 2.2 rating/3 share in homes is about the same as what the Frog net averaged Sundays at 9 p.m. last season, “Nikki” has improved a solid 10% in adults 18-34 over year-ago Nielsen figures. The increases are even more dramatic with the show’s target aud of young men, with the skein doubling the WB’s slot perf with male teens, men 18-34 and men 18-49.

“Nikki” stars Nikki Cox as a Vegas showgirl who moves to the city with her new husband, an aspiring pro wrestler (Nick von Esmarch.)

More TV

  • Jimmy Kimmel government shutdown

    Jimmy Kimmel Sets Live Classic Sitcom Special for May on ABC

    Jimmy Kimmel’s long-gestating live sitcom special is finally coming to fruition. Kimmel announced Thursday night on his ABC late-night show that the special, which was first announced in May 2017, will air Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 p.m. ET. The special will see a cast of celebrity guests recreating two classic episodes of the sitcoms [...]

  • WGA Agency Packaging Fight Placeholder Writer

    WGA: 92 Percent of Writers Who Signed Statement of Support Have Fired Agents

    The Writers Guild of America estimated that over 92 percent of their members who support a new code of conduct for talent agencies have fired those representatives. Letters announcing formal termination will be delivered on Monday, the guild said in a late-hitting memo on Thursday, as most agencies will be closed tomorrow in observance of [...]

  • The Village

    NBC Swaps Timeslots of Freshman Drama 'The Village,' 'The Voice' on Tuesdays

    NBC is changing the timeslots of Tuesday shows “The Voice” and “The Village.” Up to this point, freshman scripted drama “The Village” has aired at 9 p.m. ET Tuesdays immediately after “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Beginning April 23, “The Village” will air at 8 followed by “The Voice” at 9. The schedule will remain [...]

  • Donald Trump

    HBO Fires Back at Trump's 'Game of Thrones'-Inspired 'No Collusion' Tweet

    HBO is firing back at President Donald Trump after he sent another “Game of Thrones”-inspired tweet in response to the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. “Though we can understand the enthusiasm for ‘Game of Thrones’ now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer [...]

  • Joel Edgerton Headshot

    Joel Edgerton Joins Barry Jenkins' 'Underground Railroad' Amazon Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series “The Underground Railroad,” Variety has learned exclusively. Edgerton will play the part of Ridgeway, a slavecatcher. He joins previously announced cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre. The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content