This week’s “The Walking Dead” bounced back in the Nielsen ratings from last week.
This Sunday’s episode of the AMC series averaged a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers in Live+Same Day viewing. That is up approximately 7% in the key demo and 6% in total viewers compared to last week’s episode, which was a season low 2.6 and 6.3 million viewers.
This week’s episode shifted the focus to Negan and the Sanctuary, with the bat-toting bad guy returning from what his followers assumed was his death. In his absence, second in command Simon stepped in to rule the roost, but he is forced to choose sides rather abruptly when confronted with Negan’s return.
With these latest numbers, “The Walking Dead” is averaging a 3.4 rating and 7.8 million viewers heading into the Season 8 finale this week, down over 30% in both measures compared to the Season 7 average last year.
PARIS — Graced by Uma Thurman, “The Good Doctor” star Freddie Highmore and “Black Mirror” creators-showrunners Charlie Brooker and Anabel Jones, the 10th Series Mania – and second in Lille, north-east France – will kick off March 22 with Netflix prominent, a broader geographical reach and a strong presence of women writers and directors. [...]
Having worked on both sides of the pond, “The Night Of” star Riz Ahmed thinks the U.S. TV biz could learn from the Brits’ “unpretentious” attitude toward the creative process and the U.K. industry could emulate the Americans’ openness to “new voices.” “The British approach to creativity can be really helpfully unpretentious….That sets us apart [...]
“Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24. “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins [...]
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Our Little Island Girl,” the 13th episode of Season 3 of “This Is Us.” It took until the middle of the third season of NBC family drama “This Is Us” to explore Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) backstory, and it turned out she also lost her [...]
The George R.R. Martin drama “Nightflyers” has been canceled by Syfy after only one season. Based on the novella from the mastermind behind “Game of Thrones,” the show was seen as a big gamble for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, as it represented the most expensive series it had ever developed. The network attempted to spark [...]
The CW has added veteran Scottish actor Dougray Scott to its “Batwoman” pilot as well as swapped in Marcos Siega for previous director David Nutter, Variety has learned. The pilot, which stars Ruby Rose as the eponymous caped heroine, is being helmed by DC TV head Greg Berlanti, and was penned by “Vampire Diaries” alum [...]
Jeffrey Wright, the most compelling reason to watch HBO’s new film “O.G.,” is among television’s best actors at switching between codes or manners of being. On “Westworld,” his timeline-toggling android swaps personae so delicately that his performance gains in resonance when recalled in retrospect. (Perhaps that’s why Wright has been so oddly underrated through the [...]