‘MacGyver’ Ratings Down In Week 2 But CBS Still Tops Night, ‘Exorcist’ Falls

Well, Week 2 of the fall season proves once again that there are reboots and then there are reboots – and for CBS, the declining outcome is still a win.
After a strong start on September 23, it was almost certain that the new MacGyver (1.4/6) would see someone downward movement – and it did, 18% among adults 18-49 to be precise. However, with a 17% drop in viewership to 9.09 million, the 8 PM reboot of the Reagan Era action series still snared the title of highest rated…

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TV Ratings: ‘MacGyver’ Hangs Tough for CBS on Friday

“MacGyver” was no flash in the pan for CBS. The reboot of the 1980s actioner help up well in its second week, propelling CBS to win every half-hour of Friday in viewers and adults 18-49. “MacGyver” lassoed 9.1 million viewers and 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 in the lead-off 8 p.m. slot, according to Nielsen’s… Read more »

Watch Drive-By Truckers On CBS This Morning

Drive-By TruckersDrive-By Truckers stopped by CBS This Morning today to discuss the band’s history and promote their new album American Band. After chatting with co-host Anthony Mason, they performed a few songs from the LP, “Surrender Under Protest,” “Guns Of Umpqua,” and “What It Means,” for the show’s Saturday Sessions series. Watch below. More »

‘Miss Peregrine’ Rules With $26M; ‘Deepwater Horizon’ At $20M; ‘Masterminds’ Dumbs Down – Early AM B.O. Update

4TH Write-thru Saturday, 7:47AM: Chart being updated Wait until today’s matinees. That’s what many are saying about the opening weekend for 20th Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which as of this morning is seeing $9M for Friday and a revised projection of $26M over three days.

Lionsgate/Summit/Participant Media’s Deepwater Horizon looks like it has mostly everything working for it: an 81% fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating and an…

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Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Leads ‘Deepwater Horizon’ With $8.9 Million Friday

Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is leading the box office after $8.9 million Friday at 3,522 locations on its way to a $26 million opening weekend. Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon made $7.08 million on Friday at 3,259 locations. Audiences are not lining up to see the oil spill disaster movie, which, with a production… Read more »

Samantha Bee On Debate: Donald Trump Revealed Himself In Small Ways

Covering this election cycle “is certainly a buffet of wonderful things to draw upon to make  a comedy show,” Samantha Bee acknowledged in her visit to fellow The Daily Show alum Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. “I want it to be over so badly. I want America to be happy again.”
Heading into Monday’s debate, Bee confessed she and her Full Frontal staff were “extremely nervous. We had extreme anxiety in our offices all day. We were all very pale, we were all very drawn. We…

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Raindance Winner on Creating a Modern-Day David and Goliath Story

LONDON — Spanish-born, U.K.-based director Jonathan Cenzual Burley was surprised enough to win one award, let alone three, for film, director and actor, and, as a result, didn’t have a speech prepared. “I feel really bad,” he told Variety at the awards ceremony, “because I wanted to thank so many people but it caught me… Read more »