22:50 - The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story - Highest Rated Show in L+3 for Second Consecutive Week
THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY IS TV’S #1-RATED SHOW IN DELIVERY OF ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 18-34 TUESDAY FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK (L+3)
Adults 18-49 More Than Doubles With Inclusion of Time-Shifted Viewing,
Further Illustrating the Irrelevance of Live+Same Day Ratings for Scripted Programming
Best Week Two Retention of Any Recent FX Drama or Limited Series
All-New Episode Tonight at 10
LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2016 – For the second consecutive week, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ranked as television’s #1-rated show in delivery of Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 on Tuesday inclusive of all broadcast networks and basic and premium cable network programs according to The Nielsen Company (Live+3, Total U.S., 2/9/16 and 2/2/16, 8-11 PM –see attached files).
The first-run of the second episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story delivered 3.9 million Adults 18-49, an astounding +104% Live+3 ratings increase over its delivery in Live+Same Day. The 1.87 million Adults 18-34 delivery for episode two was equal to that of the series premiere episode in Live+3 and a +96% Live+3 increase from Live+Same Day. Episode two delivered 7.4 million Total Viewers, posting a Live+Same Day to Live+3 lift of +91%. In addition in Live+3, the second episode of the new FX limited series gained audience over the premiere in all three men demographics: Men 25-54 (2.03 million, +4%), Men 18-49 (1.92 million, +3%) and Men 18-34 (920,000, +13%). The significant time-shifted viewing resulted in excellent week-to-week audience retention, holding 94% of Adults 18-49 and 89% of Total Viewers. The minimal week-to-week declines in those categories should narrow further – even possibly flip to the plus column – when all viewing is registered approximately 60 days from now.
The Live+3 delivery for the first two episodes of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story illustrates the increasing irrelevance and incomplete picture of Live+Same Day ratings compared to the ultimate viewership of an FX original series and most scripted entertainment programs.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story returns with an all new episode tonight, February 16 at 10PM on FX: “The Dream Team” - Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) announces that O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been charged. Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together “The Dream Team”, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance). Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
From Executive Producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood. The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has garnered universal acclaim from critics and currently ranks #1 of all series in 2016 on Metacritic with an average score of 90, and is 97% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
21:40 - The Simpsons - Season 27 - To Feature Live Segment
“The Simpsons” will feature a live segment with the favorite animated character on the May 15 episode, during which Marge, Lisa and Bart will turn the show over to Homer who will take a break from stuffing his face to comment on the events of the day live during both east and west coast broadcasts.
The episode will mark the first time Homer has ever addressed his fans live. Ahead of the episode, viewers can tweet their questions to Homer from Sunday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 4 using the hashtag #HomerLive.
The special live episode airs Sunday, May 15 at 8/7c on Fox.
21:40 - SXSW 2016 - HBO Announces Vice Principals, Outcast and Silicon Valley to Feature
HBO AND CINEMAX BRING THREE SERIES TO 2016 SXSW MUSIC, FILM AND INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH
HBO’s VICE PRINCIPALS And CINEMAX’s OUTCAST To Make World Premieres; Panel For HBO’s SILICON VALLEY To Spotlight Upcoming Season
The new HBO series VICE PRINCIPALS and the new Robert Kirkman CINEMAX series OUTCAST will make their world premieres at panels of the 2016 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival this March, while the panel for HBO’s SILICON VALLEY will spotlight the upcoming third season of the hit new comedy series.
For VICE PRINCIPALS, fans can follow @HBO and #VicePrincipals for updates.
For OUTCAST, fans can follow @OutcastCinemax and #Outcast for updates.
For SILICON VALLEY, fans can follow @SiliconHBO and #SiliconValley for updates.
Below is information on the panels:
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
VICE PRINCIPALS, the upcoming HBO comedy series starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, will make its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Festival. At 8:45 p.m. in the Alamo Ritz Theater 1, a screening of the first two episodes will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast. On stage for the Q&A will be cast members Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Kimberly Hébert Gregory, and executive producers Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who also created HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” VICE PRINCIPALS is a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. The half-hour show is slated for 18 episodes over two seasons.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
SILICON VALLEY executive producers Mike Judge & Alec Berg join cast members Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods for a discussion, “SILICON VALLEY: Making the World a Better Place.” The session will be in Room 18ABCD at the Austin Convention Center at 5:00 p.m. The Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The show returns for its third season April 24.
MONDAY, MARCH 14
OUTCAST, the upcoming Robert Kirkman series based on the Skybound/Image comic, will make its world premiere. Following the screening at the Vimeo Theater at 1:15 p.m., a panel will be moderated by Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”). Panelists include: creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, showrunner and executive producer Chris Black, cast member Patrick Fugit and pilot director Adam Wingard. OUTCAST follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. OUTCAST has been featured at both San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con and is slated to debut this summer. The series is produced for CINEMAX by FOX International Studios (FIS). Additional executive producers include David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle.
PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.
20:00 - MOVIES: Midnight Special Trailer 2 feat Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst & Adam Driver
20:00 - MOVIES: Mother's Day Trailer feat Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Shay Mitchell, Kate Hudson & Jason Sudekis
20:00 - American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson - Episode 1.07 - Conspiracy Theories - Press Release
Chapter 7 / Production #107 – “Conspiracy Theories” (Airs March 15, 10:00 pm e/p) – Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) try on the gloves in court. Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Anthony Hemingway.