Up, Up and Away! Supergirl Debuts as Fall’s Highest-Rated New Series

Supergirl, CBS' entry into the crowded superhero genre, had a successful liftoff last night with audiences. Monday's premiere drew the largest audience of any new fall show, both among 18- to 49-year-olds (a 3.2 rating) and total viewers (12.9 million). That was enough to edge out NBC's Blindspot, which premiered to a 3.1 rating last month (and 10.6 million viewers) as fall's most watched new series. Both shows are executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who also has three other shows on the schedule—Arrow and The Flash on The CW, and NBC's The Mysteries of Laura—with a fourth due at midseason, D.C.'s Legends of Tomorrow, on The CW. Supergirl's 3.2 rating more than doubled its comic book competition, Gotham. That Fox series, which like Supergirl is based on DC Comics characters, had a 1.5 rating in 18-49 last night.  In addition to marketing the show heavily, CBS gave Supergirl its best possible chance for success by airing the premiere after an episode of The Big Bang Theory, the network's highest-rated series. That drew a 4.2 rating in 18-49 last night, and 15.9 million viewers. Supergirl's true test will come next week, when The Big Bang Theory relocates to Thursdays, now that CBS has wrapped its Thursday Night Football coverage for the season. Supergirl will air at its usual 8 p.m. time, marking the first time since 1949 that CBS won't program comedies on Monday night. The show's late debut this fall was part of CBS's plan to focus on launching new shows Life in... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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Diversion Debuts Nonfiction Podcast Series

Diversion Publishing is launching Diversion Podcasts, a new production unit and podcast studio that will develop and release original nonfiction audio series hosted by veteran nonfiction authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Piccadilly Press snaps up Hannah Peck’s debut series

Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has signed author-illustrator Hannah Peck to its list for her debut three-book series of children’s fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 17:30:10 UTC ]
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BBC to film series based on Sally Rooney's hit debut novel

Conversations with Friends will follow Rooney’s Normal People that will air in April The BBC has commissioned a 12-part series based on Sally Rooney’s hit debut novel Conversations with Friends in the hope that fans of the young Irish author will bring in younger audiences.The BBC is to show its... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Kwei Quartey’s ‘The Missing American’ launches a new detective series. It’s a gem of a debut.

Quartey’s mysteries, set in Ghana, regularly bring a part of the African continent authentically and strikingly to life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Why Fox isn’t sweating the low-rated World Series: Sports Media Brief

Welcome to the another edition of Ad Age Sports Media Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart, including the latest on broadcast/cable/streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, gambling and tech. Rock for Light The World Series tonight returns to the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Chicken House lands MG mystery series by debut author Holly Rivers

Chicken House has struck a three-book deal with debut author Holly Rivers for her middle-grade mystery series, Demelza and the Spectre Detectors.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-08 23:08:40 UTC ]
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Tross signs debut and new Wilkins series for Bookouture

New publishing director Ruth Tross has made her first acquisitions for Bookouture, picking up a dark American suspense debut by Miranda Smith and new police procedural series from Susan Wilkins. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-19 05:48:28 UTC ]
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OUP snaps up QI producer's debut children's series

Oxford University Press has snapped up rights to QI assistant producer Anne Miller's debut children's series, with illustrations by Becka Moor.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-22 05:01:02 UTC ]
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Gollancz signs Martell's 'unmissable' debut fantasy series

Gollancz has signed up debut author Nick Martell’s "unmissable" fantasy series, The Mercenary King. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-14 01:47:30 UTC ]
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Hachette Children’s signs MG series by debut author L D Lapinski

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a magical middle-grade fantasy series by debut author L D Lapinski. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-19 18:47:30 UTC ]
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Amazon imprint signs three-book series from debut crime writer Kane

Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a three-book series from debut crime writer S W Kane. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-02 15:18:44 UTC ]
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Roper's debut optioned for TV series

Headline non-fiction editor Richard Roper’s debut Something to Live For (Orion) has been optioned for TV by Expectation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DC’s new Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen comic-book series will debut in July

Breaking: DC confirms two of the Daily Planet’s finest will be headlining new comic-book series. DC Comics is putting journalists in the spotlight with “Lois Lane,” from writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, and “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen,” from writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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'Walking Dead' Season 9 finale is lowest-rated in series history

The Season 9 finale of "The Walking Dead" was the lowest-rated finale the show has ever had. In the Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings, Sunday's finale averaged a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers. In fairness, that is up over 20% in both measures compared to last week's episode... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Debut fantasy novel optioned for TV series

Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons, to be produced as an epic fantasy television series by Ali Krug and Sue Naegle.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Verso to Debut New Fiction Line in Fall 2019

Verso Books, an independent publisher of works on radical politics, is launching Verso Fiction, a new imprint focused on translated fiction that will release its first two titles in the fall of 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Author Conversation Series Gets Cable TV Debut

Live Talk Los Angeles has launched on Spectrum Networks, turning an author event series into a weekly primetime TV show for 1.8 million subscribers in Southern California. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HCG signs fantasy series by debut author Bex Hogan

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a three-book fantasy set on the high seas by debut author Bex Hogan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Transworld signs debut Scottish police procedural series

Transworld has signed a "tense and compelling" Scottish police procedural series by debut author Deborah Masson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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