<p>Tuesday&#39;s &quot;Marvel&#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot; premiere</p>

Tuesday's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiere

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'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premiere, 'New Girl' get Tuesday Live+3 Bumps

'Person of Interest' numbers look at bit less ugly now

The early Live+3 DVR numbers for Tuesday, September 23 are largely about ameliorating the Live+SD numbers for a couple shows that looked like minor disappointments and being reminded that when it comes to DVR numbers, the rich often get richer.

When it comes to the rich getting richer, the premiere of "NCIS" added nearly 3.3 million viewers and went from 18.23 million in Live+Same Day to 21.52 million in Live+3 Day, also picking up a full ratings point among adults 18-49 to end up with a 3.9 rating in the key demographic.

Also growing from an already high position was the series launch of "NCIS: New Orleans," which added 2.82 million viewers to reach 20.05 million in Live+3. The 18-49 DVR growth for "NCIS: New Orleans" was an unremarkable 28 percent, but that just meant it ended up with a 3.2 rating in the key demo, as well as a 4.7 rating in CBS' coveted 25-54 demo.

But we already knew "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" were hits as of Tuesday's Live+SDs. Which Tuesday underperformers got Live+3 bumps? Click through for the details...

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<p>Terry Crews in Sunday&#39;s &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine&quot; premiere</p>

Terry Crews in Sunday's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" premiere

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Interview: Terry Crews on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' superpowers and working with Miss Piggy

And why doesn't Terry Crews spend his Sundays watching football?

I sat down with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews three weeks ago on the opening Sunday of the NFL season and immediately felt guilty for taking the former NFL defensive end away from his TV.

Fortunately, it turns out that Crews is not one of those former jocks who spends his weekends glued to televised football, which will make it a lot easier for him to catch "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" in a new Sunday 8:30 slot that will have his FOX comedy going up against gridiron action on a different network.

Crews proved to be as excited to talk about *missing* NFL coverage as he is to talk about most things, because it will surprise absolutely nobody to learn that Terry Crews is a man of great enthusiasm. Whether discussing his recent TCA Awards hosting stint with Miss Piggy or his Golden Globe-winning FOX police sitcom, Crews is prone to shouting and arm-waving, though to my great regret, Crews didn't make any of his muscles dance during out chat.

It turns out that Crews' "Brooklyn" character, Sergeant Terry Jeffords, was originally conceived of as meek and quiet, before the writers made last minute rewrites to make their Terry more like real Terry. But real Terry insists that he also has a softer, more introspective side, even if he also relishes a player who became more superhuman as the season progressed.

In our chat, Crews admits that he didn't, in fact, lift a car in one of last season's funniest scenes, but he confesses a part of that sequence that actually was authentic.

Click through for the full Q&A with Terry Crews...

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<p>Ben McKenzie of &quot;Gotham&quot;</p>

Ben McKenzie of "Gotham"

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'Gotham,' 'Blacklist,' 'Sleepy Hollow' are early Monday Live+3 winners

'The Big Bang Theory' gets the biggest DVR bump by volume

TV industry reporters are all still exhausted from the 2014-15 season's first week of Live+Same Day ratings, but just in time for the weekend, the Live+3 Day ratings are beginning to trickle in, starting with Monday, September 27.

Not surprisingly, the early Live+3 Day winners are the shows that were already winners, with slightly lower-rated shows posting bigger percentage gains and slightly higher rated shows gaining more volume, but lower percentages. Math is funny like that.

So while "The Big Bang Theory" may have "only" posted 37 percent gains in the 18-49 demo, no Monday show gained more ratings points than the 2.0 gains for both "BBT" episodes. That means that the two episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" went from a 5.4 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+SD numbers to a whopping 7.4 rating in the key demo with Live+3. "Big Bang Theory" also rose from 18.03 million viewers Live+SD to 22.55 million in Live+3, adding 4.52 million viewers, which is really great but only converts to a 25 percent bump.

But if "Big Bang Theory" is your volume leader, your percentage leaders are on FOX, where "Gotham" added a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 to go from a 3.2 in L+SD to a 5.0 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+3. That's a 56 percent bump and it moves "Gotham" ahead of "The Blacklist" for the night. 

Meanwhile, a lackluster 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+SD for "Sleepy Hollow" is a little mitigated by 50 percent Live+3 growth, bringing the drama to a 3.0 rating in the key demo. Even including DVR usage, that's still lower than the Live+SD ratings "Sleepy Hollow" was doing early last season, both in its pre-season premiere, but also in first couple airings against actual competition. FOX probably isn't concerned or even hugely disappointed with these "Sleepy Hollow" numbers, but somebody probably expected more. 

A few more L+3 DVR highlights after the break...

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<p>&quot;Shark Tank&quot;</p>

"Shark Tank"

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TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank,' 'Blue Bloods' premieres lead Friday, but 'Amazing Race' craters

'Utopia' continues to limp along for FOX

Fast National ratings for Friday, September 26, 2014.

Amidst a sea of premieres, Friday quickly returned to business as usual: "Blue Bloods," returning on the low side led CBS to victory overall, while "Shark Tank" and ABC were easily Friday's best among young viewers.

The news wasn't all good for CBS, though. "The Amazing Race" cratered hard in its Friday debut and may require immediate assistance if CBS hopes to keep the long-running Emmy winner around. 

Let's get straight to the numbers...

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<p>Nadiya of &quot;Survivor: San Juan del Sur&quot;</p>

Nadiya of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur"

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Interview: Nadiya Anderson talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur'

'The Amazing Race' veteran still isn't sure why she was targeted

Following two losses to open the "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" season, the Coyopa tribe was faced with voting out its first member.

Would they boot former MLB closer John Rocker, who the show charitably has been referring to as "controversial"? 

Not a chance. John Rocker proved himself a force in the season-opening Immunity challenge, plus only Wes has figured out who he is and Wes is star-struck.

Would they boot Dale, the season's oldest contestant at 55?

Not a chance. Dale made fire by splitting his glasses in two and that sort of effort apparently had to be rewarded.

But Dale had his own opinions on who should go home first and Dale suggested Nadiya Anderson, who achieved notoriety of her own during two appearances with twin sister Natalie on "The Amazing Race." See, Dale is a big "Amazing Race" fan and he had opinions based on Nadiya's gameplay on that other CBS show and even though nobody else seemed to remember anything about The Twinnies and their two Races around the world -- one a reasonably successful fourth place finish, but more recently a swift opening Leg elimination -- that was enough to turn the votes against her. 

Nadiya didn't exactly help her cause. Attempting to mobilize Josh to her All-Girl Alliance, she took him for granted and effectively told him that she was taking his presence in the alliance for granted due to his sexuality. That, however, didn't exactly explain why Josh ended up voting for Baylor at Tribal Council or why Baylor ended up turning on Nadiya.

In the first of this "Survivor" season's exit interviews, Nadiya tries to clarify her position on Josh's place in her alliance, but remains confused at why the votes ended up going against her. She also seems disappointed she didn't know who John Rocker was and wasn't able to make an ally of him. And, as you'd expect from Nadiya, she calls a lot of people idiots and fools, which she clearly means with love, or at least amusement.

Click through for the full interview...

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<p>Phil Keoghan and the first greeter of the &quot;Amazing Race&quot; season</p>

Phil Keoghan and the first greeter of the "Amazing Race" season

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' Season 25 Premiere - 'Go Big or Go Home'

Emmy-winning drama heads to Fridays and the Virgin Islands

It's going to take a while before this feels normal, isn't it?

Friday (September 28) marked a new time period premiere for "The Amazing Race," which kicked off its 25th installment far from the Sunday 8 p.m. home in which viewers have become accustomed to football/golf/basketball delays throughout the year.

That means that instead of having Sunday come to an abrupt end in the late afternoon as I wait for "The Amazing Race" to start, a normal Friday workday just never ends. So... Yay!

Friday's "Amazing Race" premiere had the disadvantage of following a very good "Survivor" launch on Wednesday. I say it every year, but there's just not enough time in a single hour to properly introduce a full assortment of reality show contestants and also deliver satisfactory and fun challenges. So Wednesday's "Survivor" got to be 90 minutes and, perhaps as a result, I finished the premiere with a good sense of most of the castaways and a rooting interest in many of them. "The Amazing Race" stuck to an hour and I have only a cursory interest in most of the teams and a solid half of the episode seemed to be devoted to almost nothing -- a series of Route Markers and flights -- before the episode's lone task went a fair way toward separating favorites from fodder.

And yet, despite not being a wholly satisfying episode for its entirety, Friday's "Amazing Race" did have a rather awesome ending that left me giggling with glee, even as I was being disappointed on aesthetic levels.

Click through for what will be a quick recap, but then a listing of the remaining teams, with my first impressions...

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<p>Ellen Pompeo of &quot;Grey&#39;s Anatomy&quot;</p>

Ellen Pompeo of "Grey's Anatomy"

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Ratings Analysis: Shonda Rhimes Thursday is off to a strong start

'Scandal' hits series highs, while 'Grey's Anatomy' kicks off the night well

Like Dorothy Gale coming to the conclusion that in order to find her hearts desire she need look no further than her own backyard, ABC has apparently discovered that the secret to Thursday 8 p.m. success was in the network's Thursday lineup all along. 

ABC premiered "Shonda Rhimes Presents: Thursday Primetime" on Thursday (September 25) night and the results presumably exceeded all expectations, as "Scandal" hit series highs, "How To Get Away With Murder" delivered powerhouse 10 p.m. numbers and, even in its 11th season, "Grey's Anatomy" proved it still has plenty of ratings juice.

And as well as the three ABC dramas performed in preliminary Fast National numbers, all three dramas rose in Final Live+Same Day ratings.

So for one week, at least, ABC has found a Thursday 8 p.m. hit and seemingly successfully launched a Wednesday 9:30 success in "Black-ish." And although "Forever" doesn't look like it's a blockbuster, the network's standards for Tuesday at 10 p.m. are so absurdly low that the new drama looks like a lock for improvement if not success.

ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee, who looked like he might be on the ropes last spring before a positive launch for "Resurrection," is having a pretty good Premiere Week. How about you?

Let's look at some numbers...

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<p>&quot;How To Get Away With Murder&quot;</p>

"How To Get Away With Murder"

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TV Ratings: Big 'How To Get Away With Murder' premiere upstages Thursday Night Football

'Scandal' also delivers big numbers in its 9 p.m. premiere

Fast National ratings for Thursday, September 25, 2014.

ABC's Shonda Rhimes Thursday got off to a terrific start in its first week, edging out CBS' Thursday Night Football overall and putting up strong key demo numbers as well. 

The biggest success for ABC was the tremendous launch for "How To Get Away With Murder," which comfortably outdrew its "Scandal" lead-in and tied with the Kerry Washington smash in the key demo. But even "Grey's Anatomy" seemed rejuvenated in its new time period.

CBS' coverage of the Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and Washington still led the night among young viewers, of course, and although ABC had a slim overall win, football tends to tick up in Finals, so there's a good chance CBS will come out on top overall as well when Live+Same Day analysis takes place.

Meanwhile, "Parenthood" and "Bones" did standard numbers in their latest premieres, while getting upstaged by ABC and CBS.

On to the numbers...

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<p>The premiere of ABC&#39;s &quot;Black-ish&quot;</p>

The premiere of ABC's "Black-ish"

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Ratings Analysis: 'Black-ish' debuts strong, 'Laura' audience is big and old

'The Goldbergs' gets a big bump, 'Red Band Society' struggles again

So you spend your morning at temple for Rosh Hashanah and you miss Fast National ratings and then you pull up Final Live+Same Day ratings for Wednesday, September 24 and...

Stop it with the "Mysteries of Laura," America! Although the Debra Messing dramedy took a drop from last week's post-"AGT" sneak among young viewers, it still drew over 10 million viewers in its first Wednesday 8 p.m. airing, which is a success of almost mind-boggling magnitude. 

It's such a big success that it thoroughly distracts me from nearly all of Wednesday's other notables, which include a terrific premiere for "Black-ish," an impressively consistent return for the new season of "Survivor" and a solid time period transfer for "The Goldbergs."

Things weren't all entirely positive. "Modern Family" and "The Middle" were both down from last year's premieres, while "Red Band Society" remains unable to attract an audience beyond young female viewers.

Let's get down to some analysis, starting with...

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<p>John Rocker</p>

John Rocker

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Recap: 'Survivor: San Juan Del Sur' Premiere - 'Suck It Up and Survive'

'Survivor: Anybody Other Than John Rocker' premieres with a 90 minute episode

Arrivals. Welcome to the start of "Survivor: Seriously Anybody Other Than John Rocker" or, as CBS seems to want to call it, "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur," or "Survivor: Blood vs Water - Newbies Edition." As usual, Jeff Probst arrives via helicopter, scaring the nine pairs of loved ones down on the beaches. Once again, each pair is in isolation, where they've been given flint and told to prepare and enjoy a night together. Jaclyn is Ms Michigan, while Jon played football at Michigan State, but they don't want to be viewed as threatening. And speaking of "threatening," Veteran media-blamer (and current member of the media) John Rocker blames the media for labeling him a bigot, while Julie doesn't want to be judged for her boobs. [Oh yeah! We've got monkeys!] Missy and Baylor are the first to experience my new favorite simian characters. Missy is frequently divorced and Baylor stands behind her, especially when it comes to avoiding monkeys. Brothers Drew and Alec have a rivalry, with Alec wanting to beat his big bro. Farmer Dale and daughter Kelly have had an up-and-down relationship, but they're hoping to get close again. Josh and Reed are already making fire and catching crabs, which may stem from Reed's first Valentine's Day gift of flint. Married Val and Jeremy are competitive about their emergency professions and the game. And as for Nadiya and Natalie? They're praying. It appears Natalie had bleached the end of her hair so that I can recognizer her. And then there are amusingly bickering Louisiana firefighters Keith and Wes, who are having trouble with getting fire going. 

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