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'Blue Bloods' Will Estes: Guessing about Jamko is 'a good thing'

Zap2it: With "Blue Bloods" having just reached its 100th episode, how do you assess the series' ratings success and staying power?Will Estes: We have elements of a procedural, but I think that at our best, we're a combination of that and character-driven drama. There aren't a lot of scripted one-hour dramas about heroes now that are doing this well, so I think we're a little bit unique in that way.Zap2it: Did you know from the start that the weekly Reagan family-dinner scene would be such a major part of the series?Will Estes: I don't think that initially, I realized what a centerpiece it is for the show and the drama of how their work affects their lives and their lives affect their work. A lot of times, it's the only time we'll be in the episode with another Reagan, so it definitely binds the show together in a way that a lot of the other...

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 12 Home Sweet Home

In Blue Bloods Season 5 episode 12 Home Sweet Home, Jamie gets Danny involved when he finds a homeless teen who claims his aunt was killed by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Erin is angered when McCoy replaces her as the prosecutor on a case involving a corrections officer, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Jan. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, []

TV ratings: 'Glee' opens modestly, 'Shark Tank' leads Friday

The final season of "Glee" opened to modest numbers in the Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 -- not unexpected with the shift to Friday nights. Though it was off significantly from last season's premiere, it did improve on the Season 5 finale.Also Friday, "Shark Tank" retained its usual spot as the top show among adults 18-49. "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" were also up from their last original episodes. "Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" also rose for CBS.CBS led the night in viewers with 10.8 million and a 6.7 rating/12 share in households, easily beating ABC's 7.1 million and 4.4/8. NBC (3.5 million, 2.3/4) came in third. FOX was fourth with 2.35 million viewers and a 1.5/3, and The CW (708,000, 0.5/1) trailed.ABC scored a narrow win among adults 18-49 with a 1.6 rating, edging CBS' 1.5. FOX and NBC tied for third at 0.7, while The CW averaged a 0.2.Friday hour...

'Blue Bloods' hits the 100 episode milestone playing 'the journey, not the result'

Will Estes doesn't dismiss the significance of the number 100.He and his "Blue Bloods" cast mates reach that milestone episode with the CBS police-family drama's new tale Friday (Jan. 9). Patrolman Jamie Reagan (Estes) and his relatives -- including his detective brother Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and their father Frank (Tom Selleck), New York's police commissioner -- are torn on how to deal with a group of military veterans who have turned criminal."It's a big win for the show," Estes tellsZap2itof having completed a hundred stories. "Tom Sellecknever wants to call the show a 'hit' because he doesn't want to jinx it, but he did say it feels kind of good to hit 100." Tales from earlier seasons are now being repeated on WGN America and ION Television, and in syndication on local stations.Estes reports No. 100 wasn't marked in a particularly big way: "The Reagans didn't know it was the 100th episode, so the show...

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 11 Baggage

In Blue Bloods Season 5 episode 11 Baggage, Danny is conflicted when he learns that a group of highly trained Army veterans are responsible for a robbery. Meanwhile, after a bomb scare in a subway turns out to be the work of a famous street artist, Garrett and Gormley argue about how to deal with []

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 10 Sins of the Father

In Blue Bloods Season 5 episode 10 Sins of the Father, Frank pushes to find evidence against a suspected cop killer who shot one of Henrys fellow officers years ago. Meanwhile, Danny and Baez investigate a string of murders involving adult film stars, on Friday, January 2nd (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. []

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 10 Knockout Game

In Blue Bloods Season 5 episode 10 Knockout Game, Danny and Baez investigate when an expectant mother is a victim of a knockout game, in which teenagers punch unsuspecting civilians in the head. Meanwhile, Frank wrestles with promoting an officer when he thinks it can be viewed as favoritism, on Friday, December 19th (10:00-11:00 PM, []

TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods' wins the night, 'Grimm' and 'Constantine' rise

Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014After dropping last week due to a rerun, "Blue Bloods" jumped to 11.1 million, winning Friday night. It was a mixed bag everywhere else."The Amazing Race," "Last Man Standing"and "Cristela" were down slightly, while "Grimm" and "Constantine" ticked up. "The Librarians" outperformed the "America's Next Top Model" finale on The CW, while "MasterChef Junior" reruns couldn't retain FOX's Pac-12 football audience from the week before.CBS controlled the night, earning 8.6 million viewers with a 5.5 rating/10 share in households. ABC landed in second with 6.1 million viewers and a 4.0/7. They were followed by NBC with 5.1 million (3.4/6), FOX with 1.7 million (3.4/6) and The CW with 1.5 million (1.0/2).In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC won the night with a 1.5 rating. They were followed by NBC (1.2), CBS (1.1), FOX (.06) and The CW (034).Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Dateline" (7.1 million, 4.7/8)ABC: "Last Man Standing"...

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 9 Under the Gun

In Blue Bloods Season 5 episode 9 Under the Gun, Danny and Baez investigate the murder of three prominent community leaders who appear to be the causalities of hate crimes, Frank meets with a group who wants to make sure these incidents are not taken lightly. Also, after Linda is mugged, she decides she wants []

Blue Bloods Season 5 Episode 9 Unfinished Business

In Blue Bloods Power of the Press Season 5 episode 9 Unfinished Business Danny and Baez must track down a Marine veteran who Danny thinks is suffering from PTSD. Meanwhile, Frank is caught off-guard during a press conference by a woman who is seeking justice for her murdered daughter, on Friday, December 5 (10:00-11:00 []