Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Good Wife, Quantico & Blood & Oil

THE ANSWER TO MONDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: Luke Perry, aka Dylan Mckay was the only original cast member who was NOT in the premiere of 90210. 
FIRST FIVE:Mike O'Dea, Kathy Connelly, Kelly Rogers, Karen Feldman & Andrew Werts
Friday's Broadcast Top 5
Shark Tank-ABC 1.7/6.7
Dr. Ken-ABC 1.4/6.6
Blue Bloods-CBS 1.3/11.0
Last Man Standing-ABC 1.2/6.4
The Amazing Race-CBS 1.2/6.0

Friday's Cable Top 5

Friday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Shark Tank-ABC 10,000 Tweets
America's Next Top Model-CW 7,000
Dr. Ken-ABC 5,000 Tweets
Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon-NBC 4,000 Tweets
Skee TV-Fuse 1,000 Tweets

Sunday's Broadcast Top 5
Sunday NIght Football-NBC 7.2/20.1
The Simpsons-FOX 2.6/6.0
Quantico-ABC 1.9/6.9
Brooklyn Nine-Nine-FOX 1.9/4.1
Once Upon a Time-ABC 1.8/5.3
Sunday's Cable Top 5

Sunday's Top 5 Nielsen Twitter Ratings
Fear the Walking Dead-AMC 85,000 Tweets
Once Upon a Time-ABC 73,000 Tweets
Quantico-ABC 19,000 Tweets
Keeping Up With the Kardashians-E! 12,000 Tweets
Homeland-Showtime 9,000 Tweets

Final Sunday cable numbers aren't in yet but Homeland and The Affair had a decent premiere Sunday night. 1.66 million viewers watched the first airing of Homeland at 9pm. With the additional airings, a total of  2.1million viewers checked in on Carrie & Saul. Not much of an increase vs last year but an increase nonetheless. 1.61 million viewers for the first airing and 1.9 million total.  

The Affair was up vs last years premiere. From 815,000 viewers for the first airing and a total for the night of 1.05 million viewers. When you add in the early on-demand and streaming views the premiere delivered a total of 1.54 million viewers. This show is so interesting to me. Some people LOVE it and some people hate it. I'm a hater, only lasted 4 episodes of the first season. I hear it got better but I'm never going back. She does nothing for me and I hate the 2 perspective concept. I was bored by it.


The Good Wife
Ya know what's awesome about The Good Wife? It just keeps reinventing itself season after season in a very believable way. In this new season, after everything Alicia's been through, she's sort of starting all over...again. She's working out of her apartment, her daughter's her assistant, she's getting clients at bond court who can barely afford the $135 bucks a pop she's supposed to get paid. Obviously this has resulted in an apparent change hair salons this season. The hair was a bit off, but sometimes ya gotta make some cutbacks. Lot's of interesting storylines about to unfold, we can see it happening right? Peter's running for VP and he dumped Eli Gold, but guess who took him on? Alicia! LOVE THAT! Peter's a tool. Of course, he did choose Margo Martindale as his new campaign manager which is a great casting decision. Margo's agent can finally put in that in ground pool he's been waiting for now that Margo's so hot! She's finally generating some major coin. Michael J. Fox is back and it looks like Alicia will be working with him. She knows he's the devil but what's the saying? The devil you know...blah, blah, blah. I see something big for Cary too. The new firm isn't so new, in fact it's basically back where he started and you can see Cary's uncomfortable. I like it already. I like where this is all heading, I like seeing Alicia continue to figure herself out and it looks like soon, she'll be figuring out how to roll around in bed again too. Bravo to the writers here, they've really kept things interesting and fresh. If the Homeland writers don't do the same, I'll be choosing TGW on Sunday's at 9pm.

Blood and Oil
There isn't anything new and different in Blood and Oil but everyone is really easy on the eyes which makes for an enjoyable 42 minutes. I know, I know I admit I'm superficial but at least I own it. Who'd have thought that I'd be saying I enjoy Don Johnson more than Chace Crawford, but I'm typing it so it must be true. Don's looking good. He had a great line about the 80's in Sunday's episode. I should have written it down. There's a weird thing about this show. Everyone keeps warning Chace Crawford, aka Billy, that Hap (Don Johnson) is a horrible person. I have yet to see why he has this reputation. Seems to me his son, Wick, is the villain but there must be a reason he hates his Daddy so much. I wonder if Amber Valetta's just happy to get any acting job? She plays the same older-eye-candy-2nd-wife/mistress in every show she's cast in. Maybe she needs to hire Margo Martindale's agent. The ratings for Blood and Oil aren't great, so I'm not getting too hooked on this one, but for now, it's fun. Maybe Don and Chace should both take meetings at the gym. That could get ratings up a bit. 

Such an interesting show and I love Alex Parrish already. I have no idea if the FBI really makes its trainees wear those matching outfits but I can't imagine that our government would order so many different tops for the women with all of our deficit issues. Have you noticed that the women with the smaller boobs don't wear the super tight plunging V-neck that Alex wears. She's the only one sporting that option out in the field. I like the flashbacks to the training, as that's what I thought the entire show was about. Now we're learning more and more about everyone. I knew the twins couldn't have been a secret but all of the trainees do seem to have some skeletons in their closets, we just don't know about them all yet. Even the agents have secrets. Ryan's undercover and that dude Matt who sucked as a trainee, is now back as an analyst. Grayson from Cougartown's a mess on his second or third chance to turn his FBI career around.  I feel like we're going to find out that the entire season was one big super test for Alex and that if she not only proves her own innocence, but finds the actual terrorist in her class, she gets a huge new gig next season and becomes a super FBI agent with super security clearance and will get assigned super secret missions all over the world like Sydney Bristoe from Alias. Maybe she'll even get some new tighter FBI t-shirts too. I wonder how that all goes down with the directors and the producers and the costume people. "No...that's not tight enough, no that's not showing enough cleavage, no...TIGHTER!!!"

-Les must think Supergirl's going to win with those Millenial's he's so desperate for. He's going crazy with a new OLD idea. Bring back Nancy Drew. Honestly, it could work. The CBS old people audience, loves a good mystery to solve and will take it in any form they can get it. If Nancy's hot and wears a plunging V-neck like Alex from Quantico it could be the new formula for ratings dominance Les is looking for. We have no numbers for Supergirl yet, lets see how it does and see if Les has done it again. One question...does anyone read Nancy Drew anymore?

-Before either of the CW's shows iZombie and My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend have even premiered, the network's given them additional episode orders. I'm a bit suprised by this decision for MCEG because it's an odd show, but maybe the network has some inside info? We'll see next week when it premieres how it does. Hope you're right, Mark.

Tuesday's Trivia Question: It's still 90210 week…What was Kelly Taylor's little sister's name? 

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