Total-viewer averages weren’t available, but preliminary Nielsen estimates of some of the country’s biggest markets show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” averaging a 1.2 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 — matching the combined deliveries of NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (0.7/4) and CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” (0.5/3).
The 1.2 matches the show’s top score in the early going this season, set last Thursday on the night of the net’s big “Scandal” season premiere. “JKL” averaged a 0.7 national rating for the first week of the TV season, ahead of Letterman (0.6) but behind Leno (0.9).
In households, a category in which Kimmel typically places behind Leno and Letterman, “JKL” was more competitive Wednesday: It did a 2.5 rating/7 share, putting it slightly behind “Tonight Show” on NBC (2.6/7) and a bit above “Late Show” on CBS (2.4/7).
For its first week of the season, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” averaged 2.4 million total viewers, leaving it third behind NBC’s “Tonight Show” (3.7 million) and CBS’ “Late Show” (3.1 million).
All Elite Wrestling’s Brandi Rhodes is set to deliver a keynote address at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference, which will take place in Miami in January. Rhodes serves as the chief brand officer of AEW in addition to working onscreen as in-ring talent. Her speech is titled “Building a Challenger [...]
Robin Thicke has signed with ICM Partners for representation in all areas. The multi-hyphenate is a featured panelist on Fox’s reality hit “The Masked Singer.” He’s also a busy recording and touring artist who had a smash hit in 2013 with “Blurred Lines,” which topped the pop charts for 12 weeks. His most recent release [...]
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The organization that administers the Peabody Awards has announced six new members joining its board of directors, five on the East Coast, one on the West. The five members joining the East Coast board are journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien, NPR senior vice president of news and editorial director Nancy Barnes, Univision Communications executive vice president [...]
Leave it to the Screen Actors Guild Awards to clean up the Golden Globes’ mess earlier this week. TV performers and shows that were inexplicably missing when the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominees on Monday were given their due when SAG announced its picks on Wednesday morning. Most notably, “When They See Us” star [...]
Quibi has greenlit the development of “Curs_r,” a gaming drama series executive produced by Anton, Stigma Films and Ridley Scott. The series will be directed by Toby Meakins (“Bite Size Horror”) and is written by Simon Allen (“The Watch,” “Das Boot,” “The Musketeers”). Matthew James Wilkinson (“Yesterday,” “Amulet”) is producing. The series centers on the [...]
As the tree was felled on “The Masked Singer” last night, so were the Fox series’ TV ratings. The singing competition scored a series low 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and was watched by 5.8 million total viewers, dropping 11% from last week’s previous low of 1.8 and 6.6 million viewers. “The Moodys” had more [...]