Finale Ratings: The Middle Holds Steady, Modern Family, SVU and Criminal Minds Down Vs. 2012
Season 4 of ABC’s Critics Choice Award-nominated The Middle graduated with honors on Wednesday, drawing 7.5 million total viewers — the sitcom’s most watched finale in three years — while matching last year’s demo rating of 2.0. Week-to-week, The Middle inched up a tenth.
Elsewhere on ABC, Modern Family‘s season ender did …READ MORE
The Middle Exclusive: Happy Days' Marion Ross Cast As Brick's [Spoiler]
It’ll be a case of “hello grey sky, goodbye blue” for Atticus Shaffer’s Brick Heck during The Middle‘s Season 4 finale.
Happy Days vet Marion Ross has been cast in the season finale of ABC’s Wednesday-night comedy as …READ MORE
Eden Sher Previews Middle Romance Obstacle, Weighs In on Possible De-Geeking of Sue
Finally, The Middle’s indefatigably optimistic Sue has snagged a boyfriend with some staying power — big brother Axl’s pal, Darrin. There’s just one problem — he’s big brother Axl’s pal, Darrin! And the wannabe rock star’s objections to the pairing only get louder when his sib starts interfering in his band, Axl and the Ax Men! READ MORE
Exclusive: ABC's The Middle Recruits 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer for Toothsome Arc
Here’s a reason to show off your pearly whites with glee: Jack McBrayer is about to hang out with the Hecks.
In his first role since wrapping 30 Rock last month, McBrayer will play a dentist who hires The Middle‘s Frankie as his hygienist, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE
Exclusive The Middle First Look: The Hecks Give Thanks With America's Heroes -- 'Two of 'Em!'
The Hecks celebrate Thanksgiving in this Wednesday’s The Middle (ABC, 8/7c), and a pair of U.S. Marines are on hand to witness the family’s cornucopia of craziness. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Ratings: Modern Family Returns Strong, Is Good to Its Neighbors; CSI, SVU and Minds Hit Lows
The Modern Family ties are still strong, as the ABC comedy returned on Wednesday to 14.2 million total viewers and a 5.5 demo rating, dominating the night and dipping just a few percentage points from its year-ago opener.
Alas, that set up ABC’s Neighbors — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “D” — for a solid debut …READ MORE
TVLine Items: Malcolm's Mom Visits The Middle, Once Upon a Time Lands a Liar and More!
Jane Kaczmarek will once more be in The Middle, though this time without Malcolm.
The actress, an Emmy nominee for her role on Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle, has been tapped to appear in a Season 4 episode of the ABC comedy …READ MORE
Fall TV Preview: The Middle Plans a Heck-tic Summer Vacay, Psycho Bunny & Brooke Shields
ABC’s The Middle may have only scored a single Emmy nom this year — losing out to Game of Thrones for Outstanding Makeup for A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) — but executive producer Eileen Heisler says she and her coworkers handle the lack of recognition in major categories with the same optimistic “Midwestiness” exhibited by the show’s Heck family. …READ MORE
TVLine Items: Liza Minnelli Gets Arrested Again, New Middle Teaser, Once Recap Show and More
Vertigo, schmertigo — Lucille Austero is back!
Liza Minnelli will reprise her role as Buster Bluth’s gal pal in Netflix’s upcoming Arrested Development revival …READ MORE
Finale Ratings: American Idol and SVU At All-Time Lows, Revenge Hits a 20-Week High
American Idol‘s Season 11 finale — aka 127 minutes of foregone conclusion — drew 21 million total viewers and a 6.1 rating, marking this cycle’s largest audience since the premiere and best demo number since Week 2.
That said, the coronation ceremony was down 29 and 34 percent from Season 10’s …READ MORE