NBC Announces ‘Community’ Return and Spring Premiere Dates For New Comedies

NBC has finally announced the return of  Community  to the 8pm Thursday schedule starting March 15. In addition, it also announced the premiere dates for the new comedies “Bent” (March 21) and “Best Friends Forever” (April 4), as well as the comedic hidden-camera series “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers ” (April 4). Bent  will premiere on Wednesday , March 21 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) followed by a second episode (9:30-10 p.m. ET). The series will continue with original back-to-back one-hour blocks onWednesday, March 28 and April 4 (9-9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30-10 p.m. ET both nights). Following the season finales of “ Whitney ” and “Are You There, Chelsea ,” “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on Wednesday, April 4 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) followed by “Best Friends Forever” which also debuts on Wednesday, April 4 (8:30-9 p.m. ET). Read More...  

TV ratings: 'Alcatraz' and Betty White solid Monday, but CBS wins the night

Fast national ratings for Monday, Jan. 16, 2012The premiere of "Alcatraz" on FOX Monday night drew a good-sized audience for FOX, topping the premiere of "Terra Nova" in the fall. Betty White's 90th birthday special also scored well for NBC, drawing far better than the network has on Mondays this season.Neither FOX nor NBC could push CBS out of the top spot for the night, however. The Eye was off a bit in viewers from its last night of originals two weeks ago but improved on its adults 18-49 numbers.CBS averaged 11.1 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/10 share in households for the evening, holding off NBC (10.8 million, 6.9/10) to take the top spot. FOX (10 million, 6.0/9) wasn't far behind in third. ABC finished fourth with a little over 8 million viewers and a 5.5/8, while The CW (1.05 million, 0.7/1) was way off the pace.CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a...