Broadcasting

Strong launch for Shameless in America

The launch of the American remake of Shameless on Showtime provided the broadcast which its highest rated drama premier in seven years.   The launch of the American remake of Shameless on Showtime provided the broadcast which its highest rated drama premier in seven years. The remake of the Channel Four series stars William H Macy, Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum. Shameless launched on Showtime with 982,000 viewers (1.3 million

ABC renews six shows including Grey’s Anatomy

ABC has handed early season renewals to six shows including Castle, Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off series Private Practice.   ABC has handed early renewals to six shows. Unsurprisingly Grey’s Anatomy and spin-off series Private Practice have both been renewed as has Nathan Fillion drama Castle, Modern Family, The Middle and Cougar Town. While Desperate Housewives has not yet been renewed by ABC it’s almost a certainty that it will

Final ratings for Upstairs Downstairs reveal over 8 million watched BBC revival

BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs which reveal each episode was seen by over 8 million viewers.   BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs. Final ratings figures are far more accurate than the overnight ratings which are often reported upon in the press – and often used to

Final ratings for Upstairs Downstairs reveal over 8 million watched BBC revival

BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs which reveal each episode was seen by over 8 million viewers.   BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs. Final ratings figures are far more accurate than the overnight ratings which are often reported upon in the press – and often used to

Eric Sykes criticises BBC Hattie Jacques Drama

Eric Sykes has criticised the forthcoming BBC drama on Carry On actress Hattie Jacques which stars Ruth Jones in the title role.   Eric Sykes has criticised the forthcoming BBC drama on Carry On actress Hattie Jacques which stars Ruth Jones in the title role. The BBC Four drama, titled Hattie, airs later this month and mostly concentrate on the actresses affair with John Schofield while married to Dad’s Army

Eric Sykes criticises BBC Hattie Jacques Drama

Eric Sykes has criticised the forthcoming BBC drama on Carry On actress Hattie Jacques which stars Ruth Jones in the title role.   Eric Sykes has criticised the forthcoming BBC drama on Carry On actress Hattie Jacques which stars Ruth Jones in the title role. The BBC Four drama, titled Hattie, airs later this month and mostly concentrate on the actresses affair with John Schofield while married to Dad’s Army

Has Shameless lost its magic?

As Channel Four’s veteran drama Shameless returns tonight for an eight series we ask – Has Shameless lost its magic?   Eight seasons is an impressive feat for any drama to manage especially in today’s fickle world where so many dramas struggle to make it past the first season. However, there is wisdom about diminishing returns – there’s only so many times a drama can come back before the audience

Strong return for Dancing on Ice and Lark Rise

ITV’s celebrity skating competition Dancing on Ice returned to the broadcaster last night with over 8 million viewers while period drama Lark Rise to Candleford opened its fourth season with over 6 million viewers.   Dancing on Ice returned to ITV1 last night for the latest season of the celebrity skating competition. Amongst this year’s line-up is Kerry Katona, Chloe Madeley, Denise Welch, Sam Attwater and Jeff Brazier (light on

Tina Malone happy with Shameless scripts

Actress Tina Malone has revealed she’s happy with the scripts for the eight series of Shameless. The actress plays Mimi Maguire in the Channel Four drama which returns tonight.   Actress Tina Malone has revealed she’s happy with the scripts for the eight series of Shameless. Malone plays Mimi Maguire in the Channel Four drama and the eight series will see her character looking for the father of her new

Tina Malone happy with Shameless scripts

Actress Tina Malone has revealed she’s happy with the scripts for the eight series of Shameless. The actress plays Mimi Maguire in the Channel Four drama which returns tonight.   Actress Tina Malone has revealed she’s happy with the scripts for the eight series of Shameless. Malone plays Mimi Maguire in the Channel Four drama and the eight series will see her character looking for the father of her new