Tv Ratings Friday: Constantine Up, Cristela Down

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NBC

Grimm up from a 1.2 to a 1.3. Constatine up from a 0.8 to a 1.0.

ABC

Last Man Standing down from 1.2 to a 1.1. Cristela down from a 0.9 to a 0.8.

For More on Friday’s Ratings, visit our source TV By The Numbers:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/12/15/friday-final-ratings-the-amazing-race-adjusted-up-no-adjustment-for-constantine-cristela-or-hawaii-five-0/339436/

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TV Show Pilots: NBC Fall 2014 Review Round Up

All fall new shows have premiered, and I have seen the pilot of ALL of them on every broadcast network. Granted, I haven’t had the time to make a review of each of them since it’s really a ton of them so I wanted to summarize my opinion in one paragraph and score of each of them. As well as predict if it will survive or not for a second year.


 

NBC

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Favorite NBC Pilot: The mysteries of Laura
Runner Up: State of Affairs & Constantine

A To Z 7/10

It’s a cute little show on how a couple finally meets and get together and start building their relationship. Unfortunately, once you see the pilot, you pretty much feel you have seen the best part of the show, which is how they meet. Showing how their relationship moves along just doesn’t seem as interesting as the concept of the pilot itself.

Status: Cancelled

Full Review: A to Z (Pilot) Review

Bad Judge 4/10

What I consider the worst pilot I have seen this year, which is a shame because it had so much potential to become something special. Kate Walsh is a good actress, she is just super badly used in here. The comedy relies too much on trashy jokes that simply don’t feel any bit of genuine, instead it gives you the creeps.

Status: Cancelled 

Full Review: Bad Judge (Pilot) Review

Mysteries of Laura 7.5/10

Laura starts off as a funny promising show, which sometimes loses its balance with the introduction of the kids of Laura. The kids behave extremely crazy, and it just doesn’t prove funny, instead it makes Laura look like a terrible mom. However, when the show is focusing on the police cases themselves, it can actually be quite interesting as they manage to combine nicely the serious drama with the craziness of Laura as a character.

Status: Undecided, could be renewed or could be cancelled

Full Review: The Mysteries of Laura (Pilot) Review

Constantine 7/10

The pilot is a bit lost, but it definitely has great production values and the lead in protagonist proves to be quite an interesting one. Unfortunately on this pilot, the important character on the episode feels a bit out of place and not well connected, which is why they removed her on future episodes for an entirely different female character. Still, the show leaves you wanting to see more.

Status: Possible Cancellation

Marry Me 7/10

Suffers from the same problems as A To Z. It establishes a fun little story on how the couple keep trying to propose to one another until they finally do. But after that is done, you really don’t feel compelled to see more of what’s to come. You feel that the fun and interesting part is already done, like if you watched a short movie.

Status: Possible Cancellation

State of Affairs 7/10

The pilot has a very strange format going for it. It tries to put together a lot of stuff in order to appeal to all your senses. The idea of the main lead getting drunk and having casual sex seems out of place for a person who is still thinking about her fiancee that died, are you really doing any favors to him that way? It also makes it very awkward when she is speaking to her would be mother in law (madam president). Katherine is still pretty impressive on this serious role, she really gets very involved with the character. Yet I am still not feeling good chemistry between her and the other characters.

Status: Undecided for now, still too new

TV Show Pilots: FOX Fall 2014 Review Round Up

All fall new shows have premiered, and I have seen the pilot of ALL of them on every broadcast network. Granted, I haven’t had the time to make a review of each of them since it’s really a ton of them so I wanted to summarize my opinion in one paragraph and score of each of them. As well as predict if it will survive or not for a second year.


 

FOX

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Favorite Fox Pilot: Gotham
Runner Up: Gracepoint

Gotham 9/10

Gotham started off very strong as a show, showing a lot of potential, and so far it continues to live that potential. It’s a pilot that finely establishes which characters will be important throughout the show while also keeping the adrenaline moving without going into too much background. The show has had its up and downs, but is still a great quality show so far with an amazing cast.

Status: Certain Renewal

Full Review: Gotham (Pilot) Review

Red Band Society 7/10

It’s a unique kind of show that definitely has a lot of ambition. Sometimes it felt like a cute Disney Channel show, other times it felt like an ABC Family teen show, and that’s when it starts to feel lost the show. It’s never clear what are the intentions of the show,  plus considering Fox’s lineup now, it simply doesn’t fit with the network either. Sadly, it seems barely anyone knew it existed, as it premiered with low ratings to even give it a chance to fulfill its potential.

Status: Certain Cancellation

Full Review: Red Band Society (Pilot) Review

Gracepoint 7.5/10

Gracepoint does a fairly well done job in building up a mystery of a murder of a young child in a town that is so rare to see a situation like this. It does well in establishing its mystery and its mysterious characters introduced for the first time. Unfortunately, I just don’t enjoy the fact that I am going to see 10 episodes dedicated to a certain event over and over again, no matter how many clues they find, it’s hard to constantly feel engaged and just want to skip and watch the last episode only.

Status: Certain Cancellation

Full Review: Gracepoint (Pilot) Review

TV Show Pilots: The CW Fall 2014 Review Round Up

All fall new shows have premiered, and I have seen the pilot of  ALL of them on every broadcast network. Granted, I haven’t had the time to make a review of each of them since it’s really a ton of them so I wanted to summarize my opinion in one paragraph and score of each of them. As well as predict if it will survive or not for a second year.


 

The CW

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Favorite CW Pilot: The Flash

The Flash 9.5/10

If there is one show that I could pick as the best pilot from all the Broadcast Networks is definitely The Flash. It delivers a little bit of everything in just one episode. We instantly get introduced to the backstory of the character, we then move to him discovering his powers, learning how to use them properly, and moving forward from there. Instead of going dramatic about his history or what is happening to him, the show is always moving forward, rather than getting stuck. A great new promising show has arrived.

Status: Certain Renewal

Full Review: The Flash (Pilot) Review

Jane The Virgin 7.5/10

It’s a cute fun little show that delivers laughs and a pretty unique storyline along the line. However, I never felt completely engaged in watching the show on more episodes. It just feels that as it continues, it will eventually start losing its touch. At the same time, it sometimes feels a little too similar to Ugly Betty in a lot of ways and it just doesn’t feel right.

Status: Undecided, it depends how the new spring 2015 premieres perform

TV Show Pilots: ABC Fall 2014 Review Round Up

So, all fall new shows have premiered, and I have seen the pilot of  ALL of them on every broadcast network. Granted, I haven’t had the time to make a review of each of them since it’s really a ton of them so I wanted to summarize my opinion in one paragraph and score of each of them. As well as predict if it will survive or not for a second year.


ABC

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Favorite Pilot Episode: How To Get Away With Murder
Runner Up: Black-Ish

List of Pilots/New Shows:

1. Manhattan Love Story 6/10 –  Manhattan Love Story is a good idea but without a good story or plot to move it forward. Audiences were not able to connect with these characters because they were simply not relatable and ultimately faced its demise.

Status: Canceled

Full Review: Manhattan Love Story (Pilot) Review

2. Selfie 7.5/10 – It starts off very weak the episode, but once the two main leads meet, you start to see the magic and potential of the show. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to keep the show running. This show needed a good lead in, instead it was thrown on Tuesday without a chance to get an audience from another comedy show.

Status: Canceled

Full Review: Selfie (Pilot) Review


3. Forever 6/10 – Its a unique show in terms of the story of its lead, but otherwise the rest of the show is a pretty straight forward copy of Elementary and other crime oriented shows where the main lead is super duper smart in crime investigations. I have seen a bit of the other episodes, the show gets a bit better but it still struggles to tell its unique story when it feels the pressure of being a procedural.

Status: Possible Cancellation

Full Review: Forever (Pilot) Review


4. Black-Ish 8/10
– People had a lot of doubts about this show because of its title, but it turned out to be a very unique and fun comedy for the whole family. It has great unique characters that you simply love to see them interact. It’s no surprise that the show has become a great success.

Status: A Certain Renewal

Full Review: Black-ish (Pilot) Review

5. How To Get Away With Murder 8.5/10 – This show’s strength its the drama and curiosity on how its situations unfold. Not only that, but they always make sure that every last minute of each episode keeps you coming back for more. That is why audiences were so intrigued and it became an instant hit.

Status: A Certain Renewal

Full Review: How to Get Away with Murder (Pilot) Review

6. Cristela 7.5/10 – Its a fun quirky show that is more made to appeal to a latino audience, and it works great that way. Cristela definitely has great comedic timing. However, the other characters are not as convincing as she is in the role. Still a fun friday watch.

Status: Undecided, but is doing Ok ratings wise for a Friday


Tv Ratings Friday: Constantine & Grimm Up

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ABC

Last Man Standing down from a 1.5 to a 1.3. Cristela down from a 1.1 to 1.0.

NBC

Grimm up from a 1.2 to a 1.3. Constatine down from a 0.8 to a 1.1.

CBS

Hawaii Five O returns up with a 1.4, same for Blue Bloods with a 1.3.

For More on Friday’s Ratings, visit our source TV By The Numbers:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/11/24/friday-final-ratings-hawaii-five-0-whose-line-is-it-anyway-adjusted-up/330912/