FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/12/15)
AZTECA AMERICA: Escape Perfecto (Premiere) at 7pm
CW: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Jane The Virgin (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Fargo (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Brother VS. Brother (Finale) at 9pm

It’s not a surprise, but it’s official: AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead had the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history across total viewers and all key demos in Live+3 ratings. Fear averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million A18-49 and 7.2 million A25-54. “When we set out to launch a companion series to the #1 show on television, there were truly many things to fear, beyond ‘Fear’itself,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios. “To see this show stand alone, break through and set records as a unique piece of storytelling is very gratifying and a tribute to great creative talent.” AMC is also home to numbers two and three in the ranking, The Walking Dead in 2010 and this year’s Better Call Saul.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is saying goodbye to summer series Extant after two seasons, but not star Halle Berry. “CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion,” said Glenn Geller, President of CBS Entertainment. “Extant played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series and look forward to working with her on our next project together.” That project would be Legalease, a drama in development which Berry will exec produce through her 606 Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC gave Blindspot a full-season, 22-episode order. Averaging a 2.7 rating among A18-49 and 9.6 million viewers in Live+SD, the drama is the top-rated new series in the young adult demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox snipped freshman Minority Report’s 13-episode order to ten. Last week the thriller hit a low of .7 among A18-49. The series, which had been slated for a 10-ep run in the fall with the remaining installments held until later in the season, airs Mondays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Make room for another late-nighter: TLC series Late Night Joy (wt), hosted by The View’s Joy Behar, launches Wednesday, November 4 at 11p. Behar pal Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and others gather in Behar’s NYC apartment for weekly gabfests. True Entertainment and Behar’s JoyBee produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grit acquired and will premiere all five Rocky movies every weeknight this week at 8p, starting tonight with the original. Rocky II airs Tuesday, October 13, Rocky III airs Wednesday…you get the picture. Male-targeting Grit is owned by Katz Broadcasting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a 13-episode order to a comedy co-written by and starring Kevin James (King of Queens). Showrunner for the Sony Pictures Television/Hey Eddie Productions series, slated for the 2016-17 season, is Bruce Helford.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The eye net also gave a 13-episode order to American Gothic, from writer Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane the Virgin) and Extant producer Amblin Entertainment. One-hour murder mystery centers on a prominent Boston family that makes a chilling discovery about a recently deceased patriarch.  Gothic joins comic thriller BrainDead, season two of Zoo and reality show Big Brother on the net’s 2016 summer slate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esquire is spinning off A. Smith & Co. competition series American Ninja Warrior with the production team’s Team Ninja Warrior, hosted by sports analyst Akbar Gbajabiamila and featuring top performers from previous seasons of NBC’s ANW. New show will film this month and premiere on Esquire in early 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production has begun on season two of Cooking Channel’s Dinner at Tiffani’s, with Saved By the Bell star Tiffani Thiessen serving it up again for friends and former castmates in early 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Family hit Pretty Little Liars will return for the second half of season six on Tuesday, January 12, as the net rebrands to Freeform. A one-hour behind-the-scenes special on November 24 will offer a look at the series’ upcoming five-year time jump. New saga series Shadowhunters also debuts on the 12th, with special Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters airing Sunday, December 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bradley Cooper will reprise his guest role on CBS’s Limitless, the freshman drama he also executive produces. Cooper originally played the role in the 2011 movie. Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) landed a semi-regular role in Epix comedy Graves, starring Nick Nolte as a former U.S. President.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Francois Arnaud (The Borgias) will recur on NBC’s Blindspot, airing Mondays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter will include Lotte Verbeek (The Fault In Our Stars), Wynn Everett (The Newsroom), Currie Graham (Pompeii) and Reggie Austin (Devious Maids) as series regulars. Superhero drama returns to ABC during the winter hiatus of Marvel cousin Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second episode of ABC freshman Dr. Ken dipped just 7 percent from last Friday’s preliminary ratings, to 1.3/4 among A18-49, hanging on to all of its Last Man Standing lead-in. In its move to Friday, NBC’s live Undateable drew .8/3 in the demo, versus a series high 1.9 when it followed The Voice.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Against football on CBS Thursday, NBC’s Heroes Reborn was down 25 percent versus last week, to 1.2 among A18-49, and NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 17 percent, to 1.5. ABC’s Shondaland shows suffered single digit dips: Grey’s Anatomy (2.2) and How to Get Away with Murder (2.2) were down one tenth, while Scandal slipped two tenths (2.6). Fox’s Bones (1.3) and Sleepy Hollow (1.0) were steady with last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday’s premiere of CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage was the most watched original series telecast in net history in P2+ (916,000 P2+) and the most-watched original series premiere among P25-54 (272,000). During the 10p hour, CNBC was a top 10 cable network among total viewers and a top 5 network among men.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s inaugural Latin American Music Awards reached a cumulative audience of 3.8 million total viewers and 1.8 million A18-49, ranking number one in its time period in Miami and Houston in the demo, regardless of language.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/8/15)
1) Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 108,689
2) Tamar Braxton – Calling All Lovers – 37,782
3) The Weekend – Beauty Behind The Madness – 31,006 (After 6 weeks – 559,077)

Other Debuts
7) Clutch – Psychic Warfare – 25,856
12) Sevendust – Kill The Flaw – 17,739
13) Trivium – Silence In The Show – 17,460
14) Collective Soul – See What You Started By Continuing – 13,935
15) Queensryche – Condition Human – 13,798
16) Winery Dogs – Hot Streak – 12,712
17) Gateway Worship – Walls – 11,986
18) Avicii – Stories – 11,150
23) New Year’s Day – Malevolence – 9,644
24) Matt Nathanson – Show Me Your Fangs – 9,451

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Martian – $37 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $20.3 million
Pan – $15.5 million
The Intern – $8.7 million
Sicario – $7.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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