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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) Up 31% in A18-49
Mulaney (FOX) Up 10% in A18-49
Person Of Interest (CBS) A series low of 1.5 in A18-49
Selfie (ABC) Falls to a 1.0 in A18-49
The Flash (The CW) Down 16% in A18-49
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On Friday 10th October at 8.30pm, ABC launched their new series Cristela. The show, which is created by its star, comedienne Cristela Alonzo, is a family comedy loosely based on her life and stand-up routine. For a tough timeslot the new comedy performed very well in terms of total viewers, with 6.5m and a 1.3 in A18-49. Cristela had Last Man Standing as its lead-in, which garnered 6.6m viewers and a 1.2 in A18-49.
On Sunday night, The Walking Dead returned for its fifth season. The premiere drew record numbers with 17.3m total viewers for AMC, including 11m viewers in 18-49s, giving it a 7% increase over its fourth season premiere last year.
On Monday 13th October, The CW premiered Jane the Virgin at 9pm. The dramedy is based on Venezuela’s telenovela “Juana la virgen.” and stars Gina Rodriguez as a hard working young woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine gynecological exam. The newcomer had a promising start, building on its lead-in from The Originals, which drew 1.3m viewers. Jane the Virgin averaged 1.6m viewers for its debut, and a 0.6 in A18-49, giving the network its best ratings for the 9pm timeslot since the series finale of Gossip Girl.
On Tuesday 14th October, NBC launched a new comedy, Marry Me, produced by Sony Pictures Television. The romantic comedy stars Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, and averaged a 2.3 rating in A18-49 and 7.8m viewers. The show was down 8% from a 2.5 for the first timeslot premiere of About A Boy last season. The Season 2 premiere of About a Boy, however, returned with solid numbers: 6.2m viewers and a 1.8 in A18-49.
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Bravo is developing a new comedy, Odd Mom Out. Produced by Left/Right Films, the show captures the outrageous world of the uber-wealthy momzillas of New York’s Upper East Side.
Comedy Central has I Live with Models. Produced by Roughcut Television, the show centers around everyday guy Tommy who is discovered as a hand model, and then finds himself ‘living the dream’ with three glamorous young models in a Miami apartment. However his dreams don’t quite live up to reality.
Man Seeking Models is an in-house comedy in development at FX. A collaboration between FX Productions and Broadway Video, Inc., the show follows a man after his longtime girlfriend dumps him and as he is forced to enter the dating scene.