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TV ratings: 'Survivor' beats 'American Idol' again; 'Mixology' up, 'The 100' dips slightly

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, March 26, 2014For the second week in a row, "Survivor" beat "American Idol." Last week it was by a slim margin, but this week was by over a million viewers and 0.3 in the adults 18-49 demo. This is the first season where the CBS reality show has beaten the FOX reality show head-to-head.Elsewhere, new CW sci-fi drama "The 100," which had a big premiere for the network last week, stayed fairly solid in its second week, dipping slightly from its debut.There's also good news for "Mixology" fans. The new ABC comedy had been steadily declining since its premiere in mid-February, but last night was back up to 4.9 million viewers, which is just shy of its premiere numbers of 4.98 million.Despite losing head-to-head with "Survivor," FOX did win the night in total viewers, as CBS was in reruns for the two hours following "Survivor." FOX earned 9.15 million with... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/tv-ratings-survivor-beats-american-idol-again-mixology-up-the-100-dips-slightly.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 18 “The Smell”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 18 “The Smell” airs Wednesday, April 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 18 “The Smell” – After being goaded by his friend Bill Norwood into taking an assistant coaching position on the girls soccer team that Sue is now a member of, Bill has to back out of his duties due to work, and Mike becomes the new head coach but discovers that the girls care more about their various personal issues then the game itself. Meanwhile, after discovering that a mysteriously hideous smell in the house is emanating from Brick, Frankie must attempt to introduce her pungent son to better hygiene, and Axl is completely perplexed by a picture Cassidy painted for him as to whether it means they are still together as a couple or broken up, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/04/02/the-middle-season-5-episode-18-the-smell/

The Middle Season 5 Episode 17 “The Walk”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 17 “The Walk” airs Wednesday, March 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 17 “The Walk” – After bumping into some old acquaintances on a walk around the neighborhood, Frankie and Mike realize that they are more interesting and charming with them than they are with each other and search for a way to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom because she is too nice to turn down any of the boys who asked her, and Brick enlists Axl’s aid in preparing an “outside the box” book report, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/26/the-middle-season-5-episode-17-the-walk/

The Middle Season 5 Episode 16 “Stormy Moon”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 16 “Stormy Moon” airs Wednesday, March 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 16 “Stormy Moon” – Frankie is gobsmacked when she is handcuffed, arrested and taken to the police station. But when she discovers that her arrest was over an unreturned library book, she sets her sights on the only person she suspects to be the real guilty party – Brick. Meanwhile, Sue doesn’t know how to express her feelings of disdain to Reverend TimTom over his new partner and girlfriend, Reverend Tammy (Casey Wilson, “Happy Endings”), and Axl and Cassidy reunite during Spring Break but find themselves mostly kissing and not talking to one another, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/12/the-middle-season-5-episode-16-stormy-moon/

TV ratings: 'Mixology' opens modestly Wednesday, 'Chicago PD' scores a series high

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014The premiere of ABC's comedy "Mixology" was the ratings equivalent of a well drink Wednesday: It got the job done, but it was by no means great. The show opened well below where "Super Fun Night" did in the fall and also retained less of its "Modern Family" lead-in than the "SFN" premiere. Elsewhere Wednesday, a crossover with "Law & Order: SVU" pushed "Chicago PD" to a series high in adults 18-49. "American Idol" was even with last week for FOX, and the premiere of "Survivor: Cagayan" improved on last spring's debut and was about even with the start of the fall cycle. "Arrow" was also fairly stedy for The CW.FOX led the night with 10.6 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/10 share in households, beating out FOX's 9.7 million and 6.1/10. NBC (6.8 million, 4.4/7) came in third, followed by ABC (5.9 million, 3.9/6). The CW drew... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/tv-ratings-mixology-opens-modestly-wednesday-chicago-pd-scores-a-series-high.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 15 “Vacation Days”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 15 “Vacation Days” airs Wednesday, March 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 15 “Vacation Days” – After being forced by his work to take a paid vacation, Mike tries to relax but finds his alone time being invaded by Brick, who wants to cash in and implement all of the personal gift coupons he has given his dad for Father’s Day and birthdays over the years. Meanwhile, Frankie is livid when she discovers that Axl has been hanging out at the Donahues for the past few days and didn’t let her know that he was even in town, and Sue is horrified when she discovers that someone has given her service at Spudsy Malone’s a bad review online and overreacts in her efforts to better please the customers, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/05/the-middle-season-5-episode-15-vacation-days/

The Middle’s Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher Talk Joining Hallmark Channel’s Lineup, Syndication and More

The Middle  has passed the 100 episode mark, and with the landmark comes a plum spot on The Hallmark Channel’s primetime lineup as a result.  TV Equals  joined a press call with stars Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher, who have played the Heck siblings Axl and Sue for five seasons (and counting) on ABC’s hit comedy to discuss what it feels like to reach syndication, their favorite memories of the series so far and much more. Beginning tonight, Monday, March 3 at 8pm on The Hallmark Channel, fans and future fans can catch up on  The Middle  week nights between 8pm-10pm. New episodes will continue to air on Wednesdays at 8pm on ABC. Read on below for highlights from the call. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/03/the-middle-interview-charlie-mcdermott-and-eden-sher-share-their-thoughts-on-the-hit-comedy-joining-hallmark/

The Middle Season 5 Episode 14 “The Award”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 14 “The Award” airs Wednesday, February 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 14 “The Award” – Frankie discovers via a local blog that the quarry is presenting Mike with an award during a dinner for his 20 years of dedicated service. But Mike, not thinking it’s that big of a deal, doesn’t want to attend. Meanwhile, after being sat on in class by a guy who didn’t know she was even in the chair, Sue attempts to put together a plan to get the students more connected with each other. Having imbibed a bit too much at a party the night before, Axl tries to track down the mystery girl who left a message on his phone, and Brick thinks he’s totally styling in a purple suit and bolo tie that he found in his cousins’ hand-me-down box, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/02/26/the-middle-season-5-episode-14-the-award/

TV ratings: Olympics up slightly Wednesday, 'American Idol' steady but low

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014The short program in women's figure skating Wednesday helped NBC's Winter Olympics ratings improve some on the previous night, although it was off a bit in adults 18-49 compared to the same night of the 2010 games. Per usual, though, NBC's numbers were far and away the best of the night. "American Idol" was about even with its performance Tuesday but came in below its season average. "Super Fun Night" ended its season on ABC with a series low in the 18-49 demographic, and CBS' "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" dipped as well.NBC delivered 20.1 million viewers and a 12.2 rating/19 share in households in primetime. FOX (9.9 million, 6.0/9) finished second. CBS took third with 8.4 million viewers and a 5.5/9. ABC (2.9 million, 2.0/3) came in fourth, and The CW (888,000, 0.6/1) trailed.NBC scored a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, almost doubling the 2.6 for second-place... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/tv-ratings-olympics-up-slightly-wednesday-american-idol-steady-but-low.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 13 “Hungry Games”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 13 “Hungry Games” airs Wednesday, February 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 13 “Hungry Games” – Excited and hungry over receiving a squatter’s coupon at an all-you-can-eat buffet, the Hecks head off to church with the intent of hitting the restaurant immediately after the service. But much to their dismay, they find themselves being counseled by guest minister Reverend Deveaux (Keegan-Michael Key) when a family squabble takes place during the sermon, and with all of their pent up issues, they may never get out in time to attend their grand feast, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/02/05/the-middle-season-5-episode-13-hungry-games/
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