Fast National ratings for Monday, October 27, 2014.
NBC won Monday night among young adults thanks to "The Voice" and "The Blacklist," ABC among total viewers thanks to "Dancing with the Stars," and CBS took a hit as "2 Broke Girls" replaced "Big Bang Theory" in its Monday lineup.
Fast National ratings for Monday, October 27, 2014.
WILMINGTON, NC. We're finally reaching the end of the interviews I conducted during my time on the set of FOX's "Sleepy Hollow."
I've saved Lyndie Greenwood for last not because Jenny Mills is anything less than awesome. Anybody who can pull off a Sarah Connor-style intro is worthy of respect and Jenny has proven to be a valuable, if frequently underused, piece of the Revolutionary War/Apocalypse Scooby Gang.
No, I held my Greenwood chat for last just because it became a little truncated because we were summoned down to a makeshift nightclub to be extras in a "Sleepy Hollow" scene that I'm already apologizing for in advance. Whether I should be apologizing to viewers or to the editors who had to cut around me remains to be seen.
It's still a good conversation as Greenwood discusses Jenny's muscular introduction, her psychological state and some of her genre favorites. It isn't even slightly spoiler-y, so don't worry.
"Sleepy Hollow" avoided any kind of World Series preemption and its next episode airs on FOX on Monday, October 27.
Happy Monday, Boys & Girls!
We had to push things up to Monday this week in order to review "Mike Tyson Mysteries." Or we had to push things up to Monday to be timely with the series finale of "Boardwalk Empire." Or maybe we're posting on Monday because it's another travel week for me and it was either this or no podcast and nobody wanted to miss out on our reviewing "The McCarthys."
The world may never know.
But that's what's in this week's podcast. We have reviews of three new comedies, which you may or may not care about. None of them are great.
But we also talked for more than 45 minutes about the "Boardwalk Empire" finale, the HBO drama's final season and it's general legacy. No, it's not quite a full "Boardwalk Empire" podcast, but it's a LOT of time spent talking about "Boardwalk Empire."
"Mike Tyson Mysteries" (00:00:55 - 00:09:50)
"Benched" (00:09:55 - 00:19:20)
"The McCarthys" (00:19:25 - 00:28:05)
"Boardwalk Empire" finale (00:28:15 - 01:14:25)
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Fast National ratings for Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Live sporting events always make preliminary ratings inexact, and Sunday night was loaded with live sports, including a long football overrun on CBS, Game 5 of the World Series on FOX and a Saints-Packers primetime game on NBC. Most of the numbers you read below will change once the final numbers are figured out, but NBC should win handily among young adults no matter the East/West calculations, while sports-less ABC should be in fourth, getting no help from the low-rated "Star Wars Rebels" special.
It never fails that I get an early "Survivor" exit interview that makes me lament that fate or one wrong move cost us a potentially interesting castaway.
Kelley Wentworth didn't make much of an impact in the season's first three "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" episodes, which made it surprising that Drew felt her to be a big enough threat that he threw an Immunity Challenge in an ill-fated attempt to vote Kelley out. That flawed gambit blew up in Drew's face and in our conversation, he said Kelley had "something evil" about her, but because it was an email interview, I couldn't follow-up.
Kelley didn't show that "something evil" in this past week's episode, but she still found herself a slightly confusing target when Jon & Jaclyn decided to align with Baylor & Missy instead of Kelley and her father Dale.
Between her endearing tendency to start answers with "Gosh," and her willingness to laugh, sometimes spontaneously and unprompted, at Drew, Kelley was a fine interview and showed more personality here than she got to on the show. She couldn't quite explain why Drew thought she was "evil," nor could she explain why she was voted out instead of her less-than-popular father, but she highlighted many of the strategic flaws I've been noticing this season.
Click through for the full Q&A...
Fast National ratings for Friday, October 24, 2014.
Game 3 of the World Series, a low-scoring pitching duel between the Royals and Giants, did the 2014 Fall Classic's lowest numbers to date, but still helped FOX lead Friday night in all measures.
In Friday's other big news, NBC's "Constantine" premiere came in far below last October's "Dracula" launch, though the return of "Grimm" was also well below last season's premiered.
There were a couple good news/bad news situations for other networks.
Over on CBS, after last week's big and inexplicably rise, "The Amazing Race" took a large drop against baseball, though "Blue Bloods" had one of its best overnight performances of the season.
And over on ABC, both "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" were down, though that can be attributable to the World Series and the network can be pleased that no gap is growing between the two comedies.
Remember, again, that the baseball numbers are inexact and time period data.
On to the numbers...
I missed the monkey in Friday (October 24) night's episode of "The Amazing Race."
Before the episode, Phil Keoghan tweeted a picture with a money, so I was excited for a monkey, but rather than being a heavily featured monkey, there was apparently just a single monkey on a leash and I missed him. I caught the monkey in the odd Prego commercial that aired after the episode, but I sat in disappointment not noticing the Moroccan monkey who apparently appeared.
So Friday night was one big disappointment for me.
That's not entirely the fault of the "Amazing Race" episode, mind you. There was a good Detour and a nicely chaotic Roadblock, but is anybody else feeling like this season is slowly devolving into a mixture of unlikable teams and boring teams?
If the main characters on ABC's "Manhattan Love Story" were able to learn the fate of ABC's "Manhattan Love Story," it might be fun to read their thoughts.
Peter: "Oh poop. Boobs."
Dana: "Oh poop. Purses."
Showtime capped off a busy week of pilot casting by landing a pair of Emmy winners to topline its drama pilot "Billions."
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will star in the pilot, which will shoot in New York City in early 2015.