According to Nielsen’s Live+ 3 estimates, the July 13 episode “A Tale of Two Stans” averaged 2.319 million viewers — the largest audience for a regular Disney XD series telecast in the network’s six-year history. In addition to total viewers, it also set a network record in kids 2-11 (1.036 million), boys 2-11 (686,000), boys 6-11 (574,000), kids 6-14 (1.279 million) and boys 6-14 (856,000).
“Gravity Falls” now accounts for Disney XD’s top seven regular animated series telecasts of all time in kids 6-11.
Last week’s “Gravity Falls” was the top-rated program in its 8:30 p.m. timeslot across all kid and boy 2-11, 6-11 and 6-14 demos and was cable TV’s No. 1 scripted telecast in total viewers, according to Live+3 estimates from Nielsen.
The series, which follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and twin sister Mabel, premiered on Disney Channel in 2012 and moved over to Disney XD about a year ago. Last week’s episode answered a long-running question about a journal that turns out to be written by their Uncle Stan’s twin brother.
Berlanti Productions has set up the one-hour drama “Spoonbenders” at Showtime with a pilot production commitment, Variety has learned. The project is based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Daryl Gregory. It is about The Amazing Telemachus Family, a traveling family magic act that happened to be made up of people with actual magic [...]
Amid longstanding complaints from many viewers that the BBC is too London-centric, the boss of the world’s most famous pubcaster hinted Thursday that it could move more of its operations and programming outside the British capital. Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, said the organization had already made “enormous strides” in geographical diversity. “A decade [...]
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are keeping their Color Force production banner at FX Productions, with the producers signing a new four-year overall deal with the company. “Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, [...]
Amid a restructuring, another round of layoffs are set to impact NBCUniversal’s E!, Bravo, Oxygen, USA and Syfy networks Thursday, a source familiar with the situation tells Variety, not long after the E! network laid off around 20-25 staff in August. This round of layoffs is likely to impact fewer than 45 employees, more than [...]
Cinematographer Si Bell was thrilled to learn he and director Anthony Byrne had been tapped to shoot the fifth season of BBC’s “Peaky Blinders,” but surprised to find out how free a hand executive producers Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook were giving them to determine the scheme of their six-episode run. “I expected to meet the [...]
“Schitt’s Creek” breakout Dan Levy has signed a multi-year overall deal at ABC Studios. Under the deal, Levy will develop and produce scripted projects for the studio. “Dan Levy has proven himself as one of the most creative people in the TV business,” said Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Studios. “His writing, acting and producing [...]
If this felt like the longest, most expensive Emmy campaign in history, you might be right. For one thing, the 2019 Primetime Emmys will be held Sept. 22, which is the latest the ceremony has taken place since 2013. That also happened to be the last year of TV’s quaint, pre-streaming era, before outlets like [...]