Atlanta-based TBS has renewed its reality show "King of the Nerds" for a second season after averaging 2.1 million viewers for the first three episodes, including a week's worth of DVR usage.
That's hardly a massive hit relatively speaking, but clearly good enough for TBS. In effect, it's proven to be compatible with its many repeats of "The Big Bang Theory."
The Oscars on ABC had its second-best ratings since 2005 with Seth MacFarlane hosting. It drew 40.3 million viewers and a 13 rating among 18-49. He drew more younger viewers than Billy Crystal a year ago. That's up from last year, when the show drew 39.3 million and a 11.7 rating 18-49.
It's typical of what the Oscars has been pulling in over the past deacde.
The New York Times chronicled the massive collapse in ratings for NBC after a strong fall. But stripped of NFL football and "The Voice," the network could not muster good numbers at all over the month of February. The talk show about another show "Talking Dead" (about "The Walking Dead") did better 18-49 (2.2 rating) than any NBC program. The network will rank fifth, behind ABC, Fox, CBS and Univision. "Saturday Night Live" pulled in a better 18-49 rating (2.3) than anything in prime time.
The revival of "Arrested Development" (whose cast includes former Atlanta resident David Cross) will only air one season on Netflix because keeping the cast together would be too difficult, according to the Wall Street Journal.