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Positive Results for NBC’s Revamped Tuesday; CBS All Access Renews “The Good Fight”

Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the “Gruen Guild Playhouse”on the DuMont Network in 1952 in an episode titled, “The Tiger”…”The New Mickey Mouse Club” began on Disney Channel in 1989. New episodes were produced through 1996 and the series aired on the cable channel through 2002…In 1998, ABC confirmed it was canceling sitcom “Ellen, headlined by Ellen DeGeneres, after four-and-one-half seasons…Also in 1998: The second of two “Dallas” reunion movies, “Dallas: The War of the Ewings, was telecast on CBS…Biographical movie “The Three Stooges” aired on ABC in 2000…Celebrity Birthdays: Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine (“Terms of Endearment”) is 85; Barbra Streisand is 77; Comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 55; “American Idol” season one winner Kelly Clarkson is 37.

-Did You Know?:
“The New Mickey Mouse Club” featured a number of notable future stars including Britney Spears, Christina AguileraJustin TimberlakeRyan Gosling and Keri RussellShirley MacLaine headlined an ABC sitcom in the 1971-72 TV season called “Shirley’s World.” She played a photojournalist and the series lasted just 17 episodes.

RATINGS BOX                                                           
Tuesday 4/23/19

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.7/ 8, NBC: 3.8/ 7, ABC: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.1/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +12, NBC: -10, Fox: -14, CW: -15, ABC: -26

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC’s revamped Tuesday had positive results, with now 8 p.m. occupant “The Village” on the overnight map with a 3.1 rating/5 share in households. Comparably, and without the lead-in support from “The Voice,” this was a three percent increase week-to-week. Now at 9 p.m., “The Voice” (#1t: 4.5/ 8) built by a considerable 45 percent from “The Village.” But that 4.5 overnight household rating was 12 percent below the 5.1 in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour one week earlier.

With stronger lead-in support, freshman medical drama “New Amsterdam” rose to a 3.8/ 7 at 10 p.m., which was its highest overnight rating since March 15. Comparably, “New Amsterdam” bested the series premiere of ABC documentary series “!969” (#3: 2.4/ 4) by 58 percent. “1969” features interviews with people involved in the 1969 moon landing.

For the remainder of the analysis for Tuesday, April 23, click here

Live+Same Day Data
Monday 4/22/19: Click here

Weekly Ratings Scorecard
What follows are the Live+Same Day rating results for the week of April 15. Change versus the comparable year-ago period appears in parentheses:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.96 million (-11), ABC: 4.38 (- 1), NBC: 3.60 (-25), Fox: 2.48 (-16), CW: 840,000 (-29)

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 0.8 rating/4 share (-11), CBS: 0.7/ 4 (-22), Fox: 0.6/ 3 (-25), NBC: 0.6/ 3 (-25), CW: 0.2/ 1 (-50)

-Adults 25-54:
ABC and CBS: 1.1/ 4 (-15 each), NBC: 0.9/ 3 (-31), Fox: 0.8/ 3 (-27)

-Adults 18-34:
ABC: 0.5/ 3 (-17), CBS: 0.4/ 3 (no change), Fox: 0.4/ 3 (-20), NBC: 0.3/ 2 (-40) CW: 0.2/ 1 (-33)


Netflix Orders Animated “Inside Job”
Netflix has greenlit “Inside Job,” an animated comedy 
from “Gravity Falls” and “Disenchantment” writer Shion Takeuchi. The 20-episode adult series will be produced at Netflix Animation and is described as a workplace comedy set in the shadow government, where every conspiracy theory — from the Illuminati to Reptoids — is true, and one woman struggles to keep the chaos under wraps.

“Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch will co-executive produce the show.

Scott Disick Lands Home Renovation Show on E!
Scott Disick of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will headline upcoming E! home renovation show “Flip it Like Disick.The eight-episode, one hour series, produced by Disick and Kris Jenner, will feature Disick flipping high-end homes. The logline: Fueled by his passion for property development, Disick is teaming up with former pop singer-turned-interior designer Willa Ford; his best friend and business partner Benny Luciano; their all-star short-tempered contractor Miki Moor; and Disick’s assistant Lindsay Diamond.

Disick successfully flipped his first investment five years ago and has since converted unique home projects for friends and family, including guestrooms, studios and his kids’ playhouse at his ex-girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian’s home.

WE TV Orders “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup”
WE has greenlit a spin-off of its breakout reality series “Love After Lockup” with “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup,” comprised of eight, one-hour episodes, premiering in June 2019 on WE tv. The new series builds on the stories from seasons one and two of the original docuseries that chronicles couples making the complicated transition to love on the ‘outside’ when one partner is released from prison.

The logline: “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” follows five couples featured on the original phenomenon, “Love After Lockup” – Clint and Tracie; Marcelino and Brittany; Megan, Michael, and Sarah; Scott and Lizzie; and Andrea and Lamar – as they build their post-prison relationships and lives. The former inmates will face new challenges and tackle many firsts in their new lives, from raising children to buying first homes to finding work and staying sober, all while living under the restrictions of parole and dealing with the stresses and occasional turmoil of a new relationship.

The series is produced by Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.


PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci
Discussion about the upcoming Disney+ streaming service and its featured series: “The Mandalorian” (Star Wars), untitled Cassian Andor drama (Star Wars), “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”, “Diary of a Female President”, “WandaVision” (Marvel), “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Marvel), “Loki” (Marvel), “Hawkeye” (Marvel), “Monsters at Work” (voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman), and the entire episode library of “The Simpsons”. With Scott Nolte of Northwest Iowa’s Y100.1 FM (KUYY). To listen, click here

Nexstar Media Group Picks Up Talker “The Mel Robbins Show”
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has announced that “The Mel Robbins Show,” its upcoming new one-hour syndicated talk show with Mel Robbins as host, has been picked up by Nexstar Media Group. Last fall, SPT aligned with Tribune Media to launch the program, and with the addition of Nexstar Media Group, the show will clear 90 percent of US television households. The list of station groups joining Nexstar Media and Tribune Media in carrying the show includes CBS, Cox, Hubbard Broadcasting, Meredith Corporation, Scripps and Weigel Broadcasting Company. 

The scoop: Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world and an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 36 languages. In 2017, Robbins broke self-publishing records with “The 5 Second Rule,” which was named the #1 audiobook in the world and the fifth most read book of the year on Amazon. She is the creator and host of three #1 audiobooks on Audible and the co-founder and CEO of 143 Studios, a digital media company that produces content in partnership with Fortune 500 brands. This January, a quarter of a million people took part in her free 30-day Mindset Resetprogram online. Robbins will now bring her distinctive brand of inspiration into households across America.

“The Mel Robbins Show” will debut in first-run syndication on September 16, 2019.

Pluto TV to Launch CNN
Pluto TV has announced the launch of cable news network CNN as the latest premium news brand to join the PlutoTV platform. The CNN channel on PlutoTV will feature a curated playlist of short-form digital content from CNN’s anchors and story-tellers.

The channel will showcase CNN’s award-winning original feature content to viewers, with programming focused on lifestyle and culture, climate change, and the environment, along with original investigations and revealing interviews.  

A Very Brady Upfront – Click here


CBS All Access Renews “The Good Fight” for Season Four
CBS All Access has greenit “The Good Wife” spin-off “The Good Fight” for a fourth season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes. The logline: The world went crazy in the “The Good Fights” second season, and now, in season three, the resistance does. Diane Lockhart tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman and Liz Reddick-Lawrence struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum, a lawyer who is corruption incarnate.

The cast of “The Good Fight” includes Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Sheen and Delroy Lindo.


2019 NFL Regular Season Weekly TV Schedule on Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network
The National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday, April 17 its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2019, which runs from September 5 through December 29, 2019. For the complete breakdown, click here


Season three of culinary competition “Nailed It!” will be available for streaming globally on Netflix on Friday, May 17. Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, this competition sees  homne  bakers with a terrible track record take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize.

Season two of FX drama “Pose” will debut on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET. Pose” explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society: the underground ball culture, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene that came to define New York in the 1980s. The logline: Season two flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside, Tony Award® winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Series premieres: “Bonding” on Netflix; “Skyscrapers” on Science Channel…“Kobra Kai” opens season two on Netflix…“Beyond the Unknown”concludes for the season on Travel…For the listing of programming options for Wednesday, April 24, click here