Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights of the season, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 8.1/13 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. ABC 6.4/11 (+7%); #3. NBC 6.0/10 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.6/4 (-32%); #5. The CW 0.5/1 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.3 million (+8% from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. ABC 9.84 million (+4%); #3. NBC 9.63 million (-5%); #4. Fox 4.21 million (-32%); #5. The CW 0.86 million (+10%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.6/11 rating/share (+20% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. NBC 2.6/8 (-19%); #3. ABC 2.5/8 (-7%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (-32%) #5. The CW 0.3/1 (even)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/22/14-9/28/14) next Sunday.
We will also have Season to-date (9/22/14-9/28/14)  ratings in 18-49 and total viewers.

Back to week 1, read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:

Week 1 (Sept. 22-28) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sept. 21)(Summer Wk 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL PostCBS7:55PM26,651,00020,714,0005,937,000 10.016.923.09
60 MinutesCBS8:04PM17,875,000
17,875,000 3.45
3.45 premiere
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,945,000
4,945,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,881,000
1,881,000 0.76
0.76 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,429,0005,392,000(2,963,000)0.811.78(0.97)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM2,155,000
2,155,000 0.89
0.89 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:04PM14,751,000
14,751,000 1.99
1.99 premiere
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,197,000
3,197,000 0.77
0.77 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,950,00012,360,000(2,410,000)3.684.68(1.00)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,030,000
3,030,000 1.32
1.32 REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,665,00022,155,000(2,490,000)7.808.54(0.74)
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,830,000
2,830,000 1.25
1.25 REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS10:04PM11,059,000
11,059,000 1.45
1.45 premiere
ResurrectionABC9:00PM3,130,000
3,130,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,054,000
3,054,000 1.42
1.42 REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:00PM3,030,0002,660,000370,000 1.461.320.14 FINALE
CSICBS10:00PM

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- premieres 9/28
Revenge ABC10:00PM2,585,000
2,585,000 0.61
0.61 REPEAT




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,031,000
18,031,000 5.45
5.45 premiere
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,759,00013,643,000(884,000)2.242.44(0.20)vs. premiere
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,948,000
12,948,000 3.93
3.93 premiere
GothamFox8:00PM8,210,000
8,210,000 3.24
3.24 premiere
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:00PM723,0001,097,000(374,000)0.190.38(0.19)REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM18,237,000
18,237,000 5.41
5.41 special time
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:30PM739,000954,000(215,000)0.210.35(0.14)REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM13,833,000
13,833,000 3.21
3.21 premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM5,506,000
5,506,000 1.96
1.96 premiere
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM781,0001,001,000(220,000)0.270.44(0.17)
Under the DomeCBS10:00PM7,519,0007,040,000479,000 1.751.620.13 FINALE
ForeverABC10:00PM8,594,000
8,594,000 1.69
1.69 premiere, special night
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM12,341,000
12,341,000 3.38
3.38 premiere










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,228,000
18,228,000 2.91
2.91 premiere
Dancing w/Stars ResultsABC8:00PM9,962,00012,681,000(2,719,000)1.712.20(0.49)vs. premiere
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,184,000
13,184,000 4.11
4.11 premiere
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,911,0002,420,000(509,000)0.821.00(0.18)
ArrowCW8:00PM670,000914,000(244,000)0.260.30(0.04)REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM17,225,000
17,225,000 2.49
2.49 premiere
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM5,984,000
5,984,000 2.10
2.10
New GirlFox9:00PM2,350,0003,039,000(689,000)1.291.70(0.41)vs. premiere
SupernaturalCW9:00PM680,000830,000(150,000)0.270.30(0.03)REPEAT
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,101,0002,682,000(581,000)1.031.30(0.27)vs. premiere
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,580,000
10,580,000 1.74
1.74 premiere
ForeverABC10:00PM6,854,000
6,854,000 1.83
1.83 premiere
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,144,000
9,144,000 2.61
2.61 premiere










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,754,000
9,754,000 2.74
2.74 90-min premiere
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,587,000
7,587,000 2.19
2.19 premiere
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM10,007,00010,191,000(184,000)1.532.00(0.47)timeslot premiere vs. 10P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,685,0003,961,000(276,000)1.301.42(0.12)vs. premiere
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW8:00PM1,506,0001,583,000(77,000)0.480.55(0.07)FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,314,000
7,314,000 2.44
2.44 premiere
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM

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- premieres 10/1
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM11,378,000
11,378,000 3.91
3.91 premiere
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM10,067,000
10,067,000 2.15
2.15 premiere
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM3,428,0004,095,000(667,000)1.051.34(0.29)vs. premiere
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,921,0006,596,000325,000 2.592.230.36 90-min FINALE vs. 8P
black-ishABC9:30PM11,039,000
11,039,000 3.32
3.32 premiere
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,396,000
1,396,000 0.43
0.43 REPEAT
StalkerCBS10:00PM

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- premieres 10/1
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,797,000
5,797,000 1.49
1.49 premiere
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM8,505,000
8,505,000 1.92
1.92 premiere










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM9,234,0009,114,000120,000 2.952.900.05
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM10,143,000
10,143,000 3.14
3.14 premiere
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,470,0004,618,000(148,000)1.331.34(0.01)vs. premiere
BonesFox8:00PM6,345,000
6,345,000 1.58
1.58 premiere
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM606,000544,00062,000 0.210.21- REPEAT
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM16,289,00011,882,0004,407,000 6.024.531.49
ScandalABC9:00PM12,155,000
12,155,000 3.90
3.90 premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,275,000
2,275,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
The OriginalsCW9:00PM505,000595,000(90,000)0.180.21(0.03)REPEAT
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM14,340,000
14,340,000 3.85
3.85 premiere
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,263,000
4,263,000 1.38
1.38 premiere










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,519,000
5,519,000 1.10
1.10 premiere
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,884,000
6,884,000 1.60
1.60 premiere
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM4,768,000
4,768,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,859,0001,521,000338,000 0.700.480.22 vs. 9P
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,102,0001,478,000(376,000)0.300.41(0.11)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM902,0001,235,000(333,000)0.300.40(0.10)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,930,000
8,930,000 1.30
1.30 premiere
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,387,000
7,387,000 2.00
2.00 premiere
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,865,0005,306,0001,559,000 1.401.200.20 9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM594,000631,000(37,000)0.200.21(0.01)REPEAT
GothamFox9:00PM2,497,000
2,497,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,639,000
10,639,000 1.20
1.20 premiere
20/20ABC10:00PM6,439,000
6,439,000 1.60
1.60 premiere
ConstatineNBC10:00PM

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- prem 10/24










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
College FootballFox7:35PM1,590,0003,220,000(1,630,000)0.501.00(0.50)
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM3,920,000
3,920,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,860,0007,336,000(3,476,000)1.102.62(1.52)
The Voice NBC8:00PM2,760,000
2,760,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM4,610,000
4,610,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Music for ChangeNBC9:00PM1,830,000
1,830,000 0.40
0.40 special
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,490,000
5,490,000 1.00
1.00 premiere
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,210,000
3,210,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 1 (Sept. 22-28) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon18,031,0005.45premiere
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon18,237,0005.41special time
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed11,378,0003.91premiere
black-ishABC9:30PMWed11,039,0003.32premiere
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,314,0002.44premiere
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,587,0002.19premiere
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun3,030,0001.46FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,054,0001.42REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,030,0001.32REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,359,0001.29
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,830,0001.25REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,101,0001.03
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun2,155,0000.89REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,881,0000.76REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat


Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat


Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun


Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun


MomCBS8:30PMMon

premieres 9/29
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

premieres 10/3
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

premieres 10/10
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

premieres 10/7
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 10/7
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

premieres 9/30
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

premieres 9/30
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

premieres 10/2
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

premieres 10/2
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun

premieres 10/5
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

premieres 9/28
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

premieres 10/27
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 10/30
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

premieres 10/30
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

premieres 10/30

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

05/25 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Late Night Tops Ratings for the Season; FXX Announces Archer After Hours
05/24 - Fri-Yay: Live in Front of a Studio Audience Recap; Mario Lopez Produced Sitcom Coming to Netflix
05/23 - Orange Is the New Black Returns for Final Season in July; Lifetime Gets More Book to Screen Movies This Summer
05/22 - Los Espookys Premieres June 14 on HBO; NBC's 5th Annual Red Nose Day Special Brings Out the Stars
05/21 - Nightline Primetime Special Profiles All in the Family & The Jeffersons; Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Premieres June 10 on Nick
05/20 - Comedy Central Heads to the South Side This July; Catch the Big Bang Finale Again Tonight
05/19 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 20, 2019)
05/18 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Broadcast Network Fall Lineup at a Glance; Rick & Morty Returns in November
05/17 - Fri-Yay: Big Bang Ends With No Hype?; ABC to Air Farrah Fawcett Documentary
05/16 - The CW Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Notes from TBS and TNT Upfront
05/15 - CBS Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Remembering Doris Day and Tim Conway
05/14 - ABC Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Disney Channel Sets Premiere Dates for Raven's Home and Bunk'd
05/13 - Fox Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Antenna TV's Father Knows Best Father's Day Marathon
05/12 - NBC Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 13, 2019)
05/11 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Looking at Sitcom Cancellations Ahead of Upfronts; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returning for Interactive Special
05/10 - Fri-Yay: Upfronts 2019: Questions for Sitcoms; getTV Celebrates All in the Family Ahead of ABC Live Special
05/09 - More Pre-Upfront Pick Ups from NBC, ABC and The CW; Fox Schedules BH90210
05/08 - NBC Picks Up 2 Series Before Upfront; FX Gets 2nd Season of What We Do in the Shadows
05/07 - AXS TV's The Very VERY Best of the 70s; Who Do You Think You Are? Returns to NBC with More Celebs
05/06 - Kevin Hart Bounce Series Debuts Tonight; Set Sail with Kimmy Schmidt
05/05 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 6, 2019)
05/04 - Pluto TV Adds Special Versions of Popular Viacom Channels; Perfect Strangers to Finish on DVD
05/03 - Fri-Yay: Ramy Gets 2nd Season on Hulu; ABC Orders black-ish and Spinoff mixed-ish for 2019-20
05/02 - Hulu 2019 Upfront; Suits and Spinoff to Air Back-to-Back
05/01 - Fox Gets Unique Fred Savage Series; BH90210 Gets Shannen Doherty for Revival
04/30 - CBS Announces Big Bang Special on Finale Night; Showtime Gets 2nd Season of Black Monday with Don Cheadle
04/29 - Disney Channel's Just Roll With It Premieres in June; Alyssa Milano Launches Podcast
04/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 29, 2019)
04/27 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Santa Clarita Diet and Wrecked Both Cancelled; Remembering Dallas Actor Ken Kercheval
04/26 - Fri-Yay: Status of Sitcoms on Disney+; Gabriel Iglesias Sitcom Launches June 21 on Netflix
04/25 - Lifetime's Book to Screen Titles in June; The CW Renews Four More for 2019-20