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TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' gets even bigger; 'X Factor' loses to 'Voice' again

Nothing can stop comedy powerhouse "The Big Bang Theory" which matched series highs in total viewers and a season high in the 18-49 demo on Thursday (Nov. 8) to drive CBS to a decisive victory in both measures.Meanwhile, a special airing of "The Voice" helped give NBC's usual Thursday doldrums a boost. Though the singing competition slipped to a season low, it still easily topped rival FOX's "X Factor" head-to-head in both viewers and 18-49.After a five week hiatus, primarily due to baseball and election coverage, "Glee" returned to a season low in viewers. "Two and a Half Men" (featuring guest star Miley Cyrus), "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" all hit season highs in viewers.CBS averaged 13.6 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/14 share to dominate primetime in households. ABC trailed with 7.1 million viewers and 4.6/7. NBC (6 million, 3.8/6) was third with only the slightest edge over FOX (6 million, 3.6/5). The... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/tv-ratings-big-bang-theory-gets-even-bigger-x-factor-loses-to-voice-again.html

The Office Season 9 Episode 6 “The Boat”

The Office  “The Boat” Season 9  episode 6  airs Thursday Nov 8, 2012 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Andy (Ed Helms) must man up when his Dad blows all the family money. When Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is interviewed on local radio, Jim (John Krasinski) and the office  torture him with bizarre call-ins. Meanwhile, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) discovers a secret about Oscar (Oscar Nunez), and struggles to keep it, while Oscar’s fate hangs in the balance. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Catherine Tate and Jake Lacy also star. Andrew Santino (PUNK’D) also guest stars. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/11/08/the-office-season-9-episode-6-the-boat/

No 'Office' Spinoff, Rainn Wilson Says

Dwight Schrute won't be getting any dirt under his fingernails on "The Farm." "Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show," would-be star Rainnn Wilson tweeted Monday. "Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!" http://www.thewrap.com/music/tv/column-post/no-office-spinoff-rainn-wilson-says-62641

The Office's Kevin, Brian Baumgartner, to Star in New Greg Daniels Show

Brian Baumgartner, better known as Kevin Malone, will move to Greg Daniels's new ABC show after The Office 's final season this year. The untitled single-camera project details "Norman (Baumgartner), a mid-level airline executive fights to experience winning again … at anything." Daniels also has a show with soon-to-be Office  alum Craig Robinson over at NBC. Someone's looking out for his friends. http://www.vulture.com/2012/10/the-office-kevin-greg-daniels-show.html

The Office Season 9 Episode 5 “Here Comes Treble”

The Office  “Here Comes Treble” Season 9  episode 5  airs Thursday Oct 25, 2012 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis :  It’s Halloween in the office and Andy (Ed Helms) invites his college a cappella group to perform, which leads to a confrontation with his frenemy Broccoli Rob (guest star Stephen Colbert). Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) finds evidence that a madman is loose in the office and tries to track him down, and the first meeting of Jim’s (John Krasinski) new job causes a fight with Pam. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Catherine Tate, Clarke Duke and Jake Lacy also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/25/the-office-season-9-episode-5-here-comes-treble/

The Office Season 9 Episode 4 “Work Bus”

The Office  “Work Bus” Season 9 episode 4 airs Thursday Oct 18, 2012 2012 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis :  When Jim (John Krasinski) convinces Dwight (Rainn Wilson) that the building is unsafe; Dwight rents a bus and sets up the office inside. Nellie (Catherine Tate) asks for Andy’s (Ed Helms) help in adopting a baby. Meanwhile, Jim tries to make Pam (Jenna Fischer) happy with some pie. Lesley David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Clark Duke and Jake Lacy also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/18/the-office-season-9-episode-4-work-bus/

The Office Season 9 Episode 3 “Andy’s Ancestry”

The Office  “Andy’s Ancestry” Season 9 episode 3 airs Thursday Oct 4, 2012 2012 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Darryl (Craig Robinson) has a hard time in his new role as assistant regional manager when Andy (Ed Helms) flaunts his bloodlines. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) teaches Erin (Ellie Kemper) the Dothraki language to impress her boyfriend’s educated family. Nellie (Catherine Tate) tries to convince Pam (Jenna Fischer) that Jim (John Krasinski) is having an affair, and Jim reveals his secret in the warehouse. Brian Baumgartner, Clark Duke, Oscar Nunez, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Jake Lacy, Leslie David Baker, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/04/the-office-season-9-episode-3-andys-ancestry/

The Office's New Jim Speaks! Jake Lacy Says Joining the Last Season is a "Win-Win"

As a "super fan" who's seen every episode, Jake Lacy knew when he joined The Office that he would be able to do something he had never done before. "The big special thing is that you can look to the camera," Lacy tells TVGuide.com. "I'm still trying to find a balance because I'm so afraid that every take will look like I'm just staring dead into the camera for 35 seconds. They're like, 'Jake, you can't just look at the camera. You have to look around.' I'm always one foot in, like, this is going really well. And the other foot is, am I completely screwing this up?" Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Office-Jake-Lacy-1053858.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Office Season 9 Episode 2 “Roy’s Wedding”

The Office  “Roy’s Wedding” Season 9  episode 2 airs Thursday September 27 2012 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis :  The wedding toast  of Pam’s ex-fiance Roy causes Pam (Jenna Fischer ) and Jim (John Krasinski) to examine their relationship for buried secrets. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) stubbornly protests Nellie’s (Catherine Tate) mandatory charity initiative by supporting the Taliban and agreeing to live by their severe laws. Clark (Clark Duke) hits on Erin (Ellie Kemper) by dangling a fake newscaster job; Andy (Ed Helms) also takes the bait. Craig Robinson, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery, Leslie David Baker, Jake Lacy also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/27/the-office-season-9-episode-2-roys-wedding/  

TV ratings: 'The X Factor' leads Thursday as 'The Office' and NBC's comedies start slowly

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012FOX scored a ratings win Thursday night with "The X Factor" and "Glee," while NBC's comedy lineup got off to a pretty soft start. "The Office" came in below its season finale in May, and "Up All Night" got trounced by a "Big Bang Theory" rerun on CBS.FOX delivered 8.6 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/8 share in households to lead Thursday's race. CBS (7.4 million, 4.9/8) was a solid second despite airing a full repeat lineup. NBC (4.04 million, 2.7/4) managed to edge ABC (3.98 million, 2.6/4) for third place. The CW scored 1.3 million viewers and a 0.9/1, although those numbers are somewhat inflated because of an NFL pre-emption in New York.In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 3.1 rating was more than a point better than second-place CBS' 1.8. NBC posted a 1.5 to finish third. ABC drew a 1.2 in the demo and The CW... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/tv-ratings-the-x-factor-leads-thursday-as-the-office-and-nbcs-comedies-start-slowly.html
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