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CBS just revealed listings for upcoming “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” episodes. The lineup for the January 25 includes appearances by Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben McKenzie and Thirty Seconds To Mars. Paltrow and McKenzie are slated for interviews, while 30STM will close the show with a performance. Other upcoming “Late Show” guests include James Corden (January 22), Eugene Levy (January 23), Midland (January 23), Willem DeFoe (January 24) and RuPaul (January 24). Official listings follow: *Friday, Jan. 19 J.K. Simmons; Rob Riggle *Monday, Jan. 22 James Corden, host of CBS’ THE LATE LATE SHOW and THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS; Ann ... Read more
A song featuring Ed Sheeran dethrones his own “Perfect” on this week’s Official UK Singles Chart. Up one place, Eminem’s “River (featuring Ed Sheeran)” earns #1 on the listing. A two-place rise brings Ramz’ “Barking” into the runner-up position, while the aforementioned “Perfect” falls to #3. Clean Bandit’s “I Miss You (featuring Julia Michaels)” ticks up one place to #4. Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (featuring Cardi B),” which debuted at #7 last week, improves to #5 this week. Other notables in this week’s Top 40. — Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same” soars twenty-two places to #7. — Jason Derulo’s “Tip ... Read more
From a ratings standpoint, this week was a good one for FOX’s midseason launches. “LA To Vegas” enjoyed gains in adults 18-49 and overall viewership. “9-1-1” posted increases in adults 18-49 and overall viewership. Despite facing competition from the midseason premieres of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” “The Four: Battle For Stardom” rose in viewership. According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “The Four” averaged a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.47 million overall viewers. The viewership figure tops the 3.29 million mark delivered by last week’s broadcast. The adults 18-49 rating is steady with last week’s number ... Read more
Demi Lovato is headed back to “Good Morning America.” ABC lists Lovato as a guest for the January 24 edition of its popular daytime news show. ABC’s lineup suggests Lovato will be an interview/feature guest rather than a musical performer, but further details regarding her appearance are not yet available. The January 24 “GMA” will also feature “Schitt’s Creek” stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. Official “GMA” listings follow: Monday, January 22 – Actress Jane Seymour (“Let’s Get Physical”); boxer and author Laila Ali (“Food for Life”); author and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John (“Rise and Grind: Outperform, ... Read more
ABC’s “TGIT” lineup of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder” returned to the air this week. Each show posted episode-to-episode gains in adults 18-49 and overall viewership. — According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the midseason premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” drew a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.18 million overall viewers. The November fall finale scored a 1.8 in the demo and 7.5 million in viewership. The “Grey’s” viewership number actually represents a season high. The adults 18-49 rating is the best since the season premiere. — “Scandal” kicked off its final half-season ... Read more
Luis Fonsi’s “Echame La Culpa (featuring Demi Lovato)” has already been receiving airplay from a handful of US pop radio stations. Universal Music Latin Entertainment is hoping many more stations will get on board in the near future. According to AllAccess, UMLE has set a January 30 impact date for the song. — “Echame La Culpa” has already established itself as a global streaming sensation. The audio stream holds a Top 10 position on the Global Spotify chart, while the music video boasts nearly 600 million views on YouTube/Vevo. Current US pop radio leaders include Miami’s Power 96, Corpus Christi’s ... Read more
Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” features a very special, very high-profile musical act. Mumford & Sons takes the stage for a performance. The band, which is making its inaugural “Ellen” performance, performs “I Will Wait” on the broadcast. In a teaser for the episode, the official “Ellen” website referred to the performance as a nice early birthday present for Ellen, who considers Mumford & Sons one of her favorite bands. Friday’s “Ellen” also features Dax Shepard and Nicole Richie. It will air this afternoon; check local listings for the specific broadcast time in your market. For now, you can watch ... Read more
Update: To support and celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of RAW, several WWE names appeared on Thursday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and The New Day participated in a special “WWE Tag Team Lip Sync Battle.” The battle aired as part of an episode that also included Jessica Chastain, Ricky Martin and Franz Ferdinand. A video of the WWE Lip Sync Battle follows. Photos from the taping are also embedded: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0805 — Pictured: (l-r) Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods of The New Day perform with host ... Read more
Update: As its new album “MANIA” was launching on digital platforms, Fall Out Boy took the stage on a popular late-night talk show. The band performed “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” on Thursday’s edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The performance closed an episode that also featured Sharon Stone and Rob Riggle. A video of Fall Out Boy’s performance follows. Photos from the taping are also embedded: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Fall Out Boy during Thursday’s January 18, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Late Show with ... Read more
Last week’s “grown-ish” suffered declines from the previous week’s two-part premiere. This week’s episode rebounded. According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “grown-ish” drew a 0.40 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 903,000 overall viewers. Last week’s episode drew a 0.30 in the demo and 661,000 in viewership. The previous week’s premiere drew a 0.40 rating and 950,000 viewers at 8PM. An immediate follow-up episode posted a 0.39 rating and 925,000 in viewership at 8:30PM. Wednesday’s “grown-ish” led into the second episode of “Alone Together,” which scored a 0.17 in the demo and attracted an overall audience of 368,000 viewers. ... Read more