King of Queens was king of the night.
The CBS sitcom, returning with its ninth season premiere with two back-to-back episodes, scored a 3.2 rating with 9.5 million at 8 p.m. The 8:30 p.m. episode went even higher, with 10.2 million viewers and a 3.6 rating in 18-49s, according to Nielsen overnights. The numbers, while good, were down 11 percent from the show's eighth season premiere.
The finale of America's Next Top Model, with a 3.0 rating and 6.5 million viewers overall, helped the fledgling CW net to its highest ratings ever. The network actually outpaced the other nets in the 18-34-year-old demographic for most of the night, aided by season-high ratings for One Tree Hill.
At 8 p.m., CBS earned a combined 3.4 for the two The King of ...Read more
The eye sees change as good.
CBS has announced it will shift around its Monday-night comedies to make room for midseason show Rules of Engagement. Rules, produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, will take the 9:30 p.m. post-Two and a Half Men time slot starting Monday, February 5.
The current series running in the 9:30 p.m. slot, The New Adventures of Old Christine, will return from a February hiatus and move to 8:30 p.m. starting March 12. The Class, which airs at 8:30 p.m., will end its first season March 5.
On January 3, the venerable King of Queens goes on haitus, returning after Rules' run of seven episodes. KOQ will then return April 9 to finish out its ninth and final season.
Rules of Engagement stars Patrick Warburton ...Read more
Leah Remini of The King of Queens will star in a new Web series about motherhood that will incorporate consumer-generated stories from moms into each episode.
Created by branding firm Mindshare Entertainment, In the Motherhood will premiere on MSN on May 11 at inthemotherhood.com. The five-episode series profiles the "ever-hectic but always humorous" lives of three mom girlfriends.
Hollywood screenwriters will develop the characters and storylines for each episode of Motherhood, based on the real-life stories submitted over the Internet and voted on by the online community. Visitors to the site will nominate the best entries on such topics as your child's worst public meltdown, funniest potty training story, and the funniest child-rearing advice from your mother-in-law.
In addition to MSN, the webisodes can be viewed on the Web sites of sponsors Suave and Sprint. On broadcast TV, Motherhood will be publicized, and clips or whole episodes--which run ...Read more
Marriage has been very good for TV producers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith.
Their 10 years as writing partners and four years of wedded bliss have inspired (loosely, they emphasize) two comedies in the upcoming season, Fox's 'Til Death and ABC's Big Day. Yuspa and Goldsmith established themselves as writer-producers and later showrunners on CBS's The King of Queens, but fall will mark their first solo flight as series creators.
"It's a lot of coffee, a lot of hours," Goldsmith says of birthing two very different half-hour series. "We have great teams on both shows."
For most of the summer, Yuspa and Goldsmith were even girding for their shows to face off at 8 p.m. Thursdays, the toughest night of the week. ABC gave them a little relief this month by shifting Big Day and ...Read more
It was more of the same for Fox last week, as the network had the three highest rated shows of the seven-day period ending April 29. The Wednesday edition of American Idol held the attention of 26.9 million viewers, just edging the program's Tuesday edition (26.6 million), according to Nielsen Media Research numbers.
A photo finish for third place was won by Hugh Laurie's House (20.8 million), followed by CSI (20.2 million) and Grey's Anatomy (20.0 million). Sixth, seventh, and eighth went to Monday's Dancing with the Stars (18.9 million), Desperate Housewives (17 million), and CSI: Miami (17.0 million).
Sitcoms continue to struggle, with Kevin James' The King of Queens the top-rated comedy for the week at 14. The CBS show managed 12.6 million viewers, just beating another CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, which was watched ...Read more
ABC ran away with Monday's prime-time ratings crown thanks to Dancing With the Stars.
Dancing averaged 18.7 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/13 share in adults 18 to 49, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. That was about even with last week (18.8 million, 4.8/13). It reached a peak at 9 p.m. with 19.6 million viewers and a 5.4/13 in the demo.
An hour later, CSI: Miami (15.2 million, 4.7/12) dominated at 10 p.m., though it hit a season low in viewers and tied for the lowest ratings in adults 18 to 49 with last week. But The King of Queens (12.3 million, 4.5/11) outdistanced everything between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., including 24 and the first half hour of The Bachelor. It even built ...Read more
The King of Queens revolves around Doug Heffernan (Kevin James, Everybody Loves Raymond), a Queens, N.Y., parcel delivery man with simple desires. Among his prized possessions is a 70-inch television that his lovely wife, Carrie (Leah Remini, Fired Up), provided for him. However, now that Carrie's widowed father, Arthur (Jerry Stiller, Seinfeld), lives with them, Doug's television room has become Arthur's bedroom. Doug and his sports-watching buddies, Spence (Patton Oswalt, Crank Yankers) and Deacon (Victor Williams, The Animatrix)--and the beloved television--have been relegated to the garage, and Doug now shares his castle with a very eccentric father-in-law and his very unusual habits.
Theme Song "My eyes are gettin' weary, My back is gettin' tight, I'm sittin' here in traffic, On the Queensborough bridge tonight, But I don't care cuz all I wanna do, Is cash my check and drive right home to you, Cuz baby all my life I will be driving home to you."