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Archive for December, 2019

On January 1, the new Netflix series Spinning Out debuts online.

After choking during an important performance, a competitive skater (Kaya Scodelario) dealing with family issues and her own inner demons struggles to revive her career.

The cast includes Willow Shields, January Jones, Will Kemp, Johnny Weir, Kaitlyn Leeb and Charlie Hewson.

Here is a trailer for Spinning Out:

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Messiah is the new drama debuting online on Netflix on January 1.

When a man (Mehdi Dehbi) in the Middle East appears to be performing miracles, a rift breaks out over whether he’s the Messiah or a fraud in this suspenseful drama.

The cast includes Michelle Monaghan, Emily Kinney, Beau Bridges, Jackson Hurst, John Ortiz, Jane Adams and Barbara Eve Harris.

Here is a trailer for Messiah:

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TV ratings are the life’s blood of every series on the major and cable networks. The success or failure of every show is at the mercy of their ratings. As has been the case for FAR too long, the networks put far too much value on the viewing habits of 18-39 year olds, basically ignoring anyone over the age of 40 – and especially overlooking senior viewers, who are the driving force of the buying market, but heaven forbid that those of us older viewers are even considered important when the focus is always on the young.

As has been my preference for a VERY long time, it is my mission for years to focus only on the overall viewership (the millions of viewers who watched each show) of the major and cable network dramas.

Each section below will feature a list of all the dramas (and dramas only) from highest to lowest and an explanation of the time period for which each list covers.

Here we go…

The first list is the major network dramas that aired from January through May, covering the last half of the 2018-2019 TV season:

NCIS (CBS) – 12 million viewers
Chicago Med (NBC) – 8.4 million viewers
Blue Bloods (CBS) – 8.3 million viewers
Chicago Fire (NBC) – 8.2 million viewers
This Is Us (NBC) – 7.7 million viewers
God Friended Me (CBS) – 7.4 million viewers
Chicago P.D. (NBC) – 7.2 million viewers
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – 6.9 million viewers
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – 6.9 million viewers
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 6.7 million viewers
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – 6.7 million viewers
The Good Doctor (ABC) – 6.5 million viewers
Magnum P.I. (CBS) – 6.4 million viewers
Bull (CBS) – 6.3 million viewers
MacGyver (CBS) – 6.2 million viewers
9-1-1 (FOX) – 5.9 million viewers
New Amsterdam (NBC) – 5.4 million viewers
Station 19 (ABC) – 5.4 million viewers
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – 5.4 million viewers
A Million Little Things (ABC) – 5.3 million viewers
Madam Secretary (CBS) – 5.3 million viewers
The Resident (FOX) – 5.1 million viewers
Criminal Minds (CBS) – 4.7 million viewers
SEAL Team (CBS) – 4.6 million viewers
The Enemy Within (NBC) – 4.5 million viewers *
The Village (NBC) – 4.2 million viewers *
Empire (FOX) – 4 million viewers
The Blacklist (NBC) – 4 million viewers
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) – 3.9 million viewers
The Rookie (ABC) – 3.9 million viewers
The Passage (FOX) – 3.4 million viewers *
Lethal Weapon (FOX) – 3.3 million viewers *
Star (FOX) – 3.3 million viewers *
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) – 3.3 million viewers *
The Fix (ABC) – 3.1 million viewers *
Blindspot (NBC) – 3 million viewers
For the People (ABC) – 2.9 million viewers *
The Orville (FOX) – 2.9 million viewers * [the show has moved to Hulu]
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) – 2.7 million viewers
The Red Line (CBS) – 2.6 million viewers *
Good Girls (NBC) – 2.4 million viewers
Gotham (FOX) – 2.4 million viewers *
Ransom (CBS) – 2.4 million viewers *
Proven Innocent (FOX) – 2.1 million viewers *
The Flash (The CW) – 1.7 million viewers
The Gifted (FOX) – 1.7 million viewers *
Supernatural (The CW) – 1.4 million viewers
Supergirl (The CW) – 1.2 million viewers
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) – 1.1 million viewers
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – 983,000 viewers
Legacies (The CW) – 973,000 viewers
Arrow (The CW) – 964,000 viewers
Riverdale (The CW) – 947,000 viewers
Black Lightning (The CW) – 869,000 viewers
Charmed (The CW) – 712,000 viewers
Dynasty (The CW) – 657,000 viewers
All American (The CW) – 644,000 viewers
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) – 404,000 viewers *

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending

The second list covers all of the cable network dramas from that same time period – January through May:

Game of Thrones (HBO) – 12 million viewers *
The Walking Dead (AMC) – 4.7 million viewers
When Calls the Heart (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) – 1.8 million viewers
Dirty John (Bravo) – 1.7 million viewers
Project Blue Book (History Channel) – 1.7 million viewers
Vikings (History Channel) – 1.7 million viewers
Outlander (Starz) – 1.3 million viewers
If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN) – 1.2 million viewers
I Am the Night (TNT) – 1.1 million viewers *
Ray Donovan (Showtime) – 1.1 million viewers
True Detective (HBO) – 1.1 million viewers
Suits (USA Network) – 786,000 viewers
Billions (Showtime) – 772,000 viewers
Knightfall (History Channel) – 652,000 viewers ^
Killing Eve (BBC America) – 627,000 viewers
Into the Badlands (AMC) – 604,000 viewers *
The Discovery of Witches (AMC) – 562,000 viewers
The Magicians (Syfy) – 541,000 viewers
Siren (Freeform) – 505,000 viewers
Fosse/Verdon (FX) – 432,000 viewers *
Deadly Class (Syfy) – 420,000 viewers *
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform) – 355,000 viewers *
Gone (WGN America) – 333,000 viewers ^
Good Trouble (Freeform) – 351,000 viewers
American Gods (Starz) – 334,000 viewers
Shadowhunters (Freeform) – 304,000 viewers *
Pure (WGN America) – 263,000 viewers (approximately) ^
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform) – 260,000 viewers *
Counterpart (Starz) – 246,000 viewers *
Valley of the Doom (National Geographic) – 244,000 viewers *
Strike Back (Cinemax) – 107,000 viewers
Flack (POP) – 48,000 viewers

Doctor Who (BBC America – 983,000 viewers [New Year’s Day Special]
Being Mary Jane (BET) – 768,000 viewers [2-Hour Series Finale] *

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending
^ denotes those shows that have yet to be renewed

NOTE: The ratings for the following shows could not be tracked down: Berlin Station (EPIX), Call the Midwife (PBS), Les Miserables (PBS), Mrs. Wilson (BS), Private Eyes (ION), Unforgotten (PBS) and Victoria (PBS).

The third list covers the dramas that aired on the major networks over the summer from April through August:

The Code (CBS) – 4.6 million viewers *
Instinct (CBS) – 3.5 million viewers *
Elementary (CBS) – 3.3 million viewers *
Blood & Treasure (CBS) – 3.2 million viewers
Grand Hotel (ABC) – 2.9 million viewers *
The InBetween (NBC) – 2.6 million viewers *
Reef Break (ABC) – 2.5 million viewers *
BH90210 (FOX) – 2.4 million viewers *
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) – 2.2 million viewers
iZombie (The CW) – 739,000 viewers *
The 100 (The CW) – 726,000 viewers
In the Dark (The CW) – 695,000 viewers
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – 685,000 viewers *
The Outpost (The CW) – 660,000 viewers
Bulletproof (The CW) – 648,000 viewers ^
Pandora (The CW) – 591,000 viewers
Burden of Truth (The CW) – 506,000 viewers

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending
^ denotes those shows that have yet to be renewed

The fourth list covers all of the dramas that aired on the cable networks over the summer from the end of April through September:

Yellowstone (Paramount Network) – 2.4 million viewers
Good Witch (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark Channel) – 1.7 million viewers ^
Big Little Lies (HBO) – 1.6 million viewers ^
The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) – 1.6 million viewers
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) – 1.5 million viewers
Animal Kingdom (TNT) – 1.2 million viewers
The Hot Zone (National Geographic) – 1.1 million viewers *
Chernobyl (HBO) – 1 million viewers *
Suits (USA Network) – 988,000 viewers *
Queen Sugar (OWN) – 975,000 viewers
Queen of the South (USA Network) – 853,000 viewers
Ambitions (OWN) – 820,000 viewers
Claws (TNT) – 820,000 viewers
NOS4A2 (AMC) – 716,000 viewers
The Son (AMC) – 604,000 viewers *
Younger (TV Land) – 580,000 viewers
Euphoria (HBO) – 560,000 viewers
Pose (FX) – 541,000 viewers
Pearson (USA Network) – 513,000 viewers *
City on a Hill (Showtime) – 492,000 viewers
The Spanish Princess (Starz) – 478,000 viewers
Scream: The Series (VH1) – 474,000 viewers ^
Preacher (AMC) – 470,000 viewers *
Siren (Freeform) – 441,000 viewers
Krypton (Syfy) – 408,000 viewers *
The Chi (Showtime) – 398,000 viewers
The Loudest Voice (Showtime) – 372,000 viewers *
Killjoys (Syfy) – 316,000 viewers *
Gentleman Jack (HBO) – 314,000 viewers
Good Trouble (Freeform) – 301,000 viewers
Luther (BBC America) – 295,000 viewers ^
Legion (FX) – 268,000 viewers *
The Bold Type (Freeform) – 237,000 viewers
The Rook (Starz) – 225,000 viewers ^
American Princess (Lifetime) – 205,000 viewers *
Pure (WGN America) – 187,000 viewers ^
Years & Years (HBO) – 173,000 viewers *
The Disappearance (WGN America) – 131,000 viewers *
Jett (Showtime) – 126,000 viewers ^
Vida (Starz) – 120,000 viewers
Sweetbitter (Starz) – 93,000 viewers *
The Name of the Rose (Sundance) – 46,000 viewers *

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending
^ denotes those shows that have yet to be renewed

NOTE: Ratings for the following show could not be tracked down: Deep State (EPIX), Endeavor (PBS), Frankie Drake Mysteries (Ovation), Grantchester (PBS), Pennyworth (EPIX), and Perpetual Grace, LTD (EPIX).

The fifth list covers the cable network dramas that aired from approximately August to mid-December:

The Walking Dead (AMC) – 3.4 million viewers
American Horror Story: 1984 (FX) – 1.3 million viewers
Power (Starz) – 1.2 million viewers
Greenleaf (OWN) – 1.1 million viewers
Mayans, M.C. (FX) – 1.1 million viewers
Ray Donovan (Showtime) – 887,000 viewers ^
Watchmen (HBO) – 759,000 viewers **
Succession (HBO) – 597,000 viewers
The Purge (USA Network) – 562,000 viewers **
Ambitions (OWN) – 553,000 viewers **
Treadstone (USA Network) – 502,000 viewers **
His Dark Materials (HBO) – 423,000 viewers
The Terror: Infamy (AMC) – 393,000 viewers **
Mr. Robot (USA Network) – 376,000 viewers *
The Affair (Showtime) – 371,000 viewers *
Van Helsing (Syfy) – 296,000 viewers
Catherine the Great (HBO) – 278,000 viewers *
Dublin Murders (Starz) – 238,000 viewers ^
Lodge 49 (AMC) – 198,000 viewers *
Maigret (Ovation) – 130,000 viewers (approximately) **

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending
^ denotes all the shows missing at least one episode aired during the last week of December
** denotes the shows that have yet to be renewed

NOTE: Ratings for the following shows could not be tracked down: Godfather of Harlem (EPIX); Poldark (PBS) and The Durrells in Corfu (PBS).

The sixth and final list covers all of the major network dramas that aired during the first half of the 2019-2020 TV season, covering September to approximately mid-December:

NCIS (CBS) – 11.2 million viewers
FBI (CBS) – 8.8 million viewers
Chicago Med (NBC) – 7.8 million viewers
Chicago Fire (NBC) – 7.7 million viewers
Blue Bloods (CBS) – 7.4 million viewers
This Is Us (NBC) – 7.1 million viewers
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – 6.8 million viewers
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – 6.8 million viewers
Chicago P.D. (NBC) – 6.7 million viewers
God Friended Me (CBS) – 6.6 million viewers
9-1-1 (FOX) – 6.5 million viewers
Magnum P.I. (CBS) – 6.3 million viewers
The Good Doctor (ABC) – 6.2 million viewers
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 6.1 million viewers
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – 6.1 million viewers
Bull (CBS) – 6 million viewers
All Rise (CBS) – 5.4 million viewers
New Amsterdam (NBC) – 5.3 million viewers
SEAL Team (CBS) – 5 million viewers
Madam Secretary (CBS) – 4.5 million viewers *
A Million Little Things (ABC) – 4.4 million viewers
Bluff City Law (NBC) – 3.9 million viewers *
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – 3.9 million viewers
The Blacklist (NBC) – 3.9 million viewers
The Resident (FOX) – 3.8 million viewers
Evil (CBS) – 3.7 million viewers
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) – 3.6 million viewers
Prodigal Son (FOX) – 3.6 million viewers
The Rookie (ABC) – 3.6 million viewers
Stumptown (ABC) – 3.2 million viewers
Emergence (ABC) – 3 million viewers
Empire (FOX) – 2.7 million viewers
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – 2.3 million viewers
Almost Family (FOX) – 2.1 million viewers
The Flash (The CW) – 1.4 million viewers
Batwoman (The CW) – 1.3 million viewers
Supernatural (The CW) – 1.2 million viewers
Supergirl (The CW) – 1 million viewers
Legacies (The CW) – 857,000 viewers
Riverdale (The CW) – 839,000 viewers
All American (The CW) – 786,000 viewers
Nancy Drew (The CW) – 780,000 viewers
Arrow (The CW) – 777,000 viewers
Black Lightning (The CW) – 713,000 viewers
Charmed (The CW) – 707,000 viewers
Dynasty (The CW) – 420,000 viewers

* denotes all those shows that have since been cancelled or came to a planned ending

The final analyses of all these ratings for both the major and cable networks for the entire year are as follows:

1. For the past decade NCIS has been the number one show on TV not just the highest rated series on CBS. CBS still stands as the highest rated network with the most dramas in the top 20. The top new drama is All Rise while the lowest rated CBS dramas for this whole year were Ransom and Elementary.

2. The dramas The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy tied for the top two dramas on ABC this season. Just like last year, the lowest rated dramas for the network were Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and How to Get Away with Murder.

3. Just like last year, 9-1-1 was the highest rated drama on FOX while The Gifted, Proven Innocent and Almost Family are the lowest rated dramas on the network.

4. Chicago Med is now the highest rated drama on NBC, taking the title away from This Is Us with Chicago Fire a VERY close second. The lowest rated dramas on the network were Good Girls and The InBetween.

5. The Flash is the top rated drama on The CW with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Burden of Truth being the lowest rated dramas on the network.

6. Game of Thrones was easily the highest rated cable drama for the entire year with Flack on POP and The Name of the Rose on Sundance TV being the lowest rated cable dramas.

The final list – which is VERY long – covers all of the made-for-TV movies, mini-series, event series and specials that aired during 2019 on both the major and cable networks for which ratings could be tracked down.

Here is the LONG list:

Christmas Town (Hallmark Channel) – 3.9 million viewers
Christmas in Rome (Hallmark Channel) – 3.7 million viewers
Christmas at Dollywood (Hallmark Channel) – 3.6 million viewers
Picture a Perfect Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 3.6 million viewers
Christmas Under the Stars (Hallmark Channel) – 3.4 million viewers
Rent Live (FOX) – 3.4 million viewers
Write Before Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 3.2 million viewers
Christmas at the Plaza (Hallmark Channel) – 3 million viewers
When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 3 million viewers
Winter Castle (Hallmark Channel) – 3 million viewers

A Christmas Love Story (Hallmark Channel) – 2.9 million viewers
Holiday Date (Hallmark Channel) – 2.9 million viewers
Merry & Bright (Hallmark Channel) – 2.9 million viewers
One Winter Proposal (Hallmark Channel) – 2.9 million viewers
Snowcoming (Hallmark Channel) – 2.9 million viewers
Bottled With Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2.8 million viewers
Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (Hallmark Channel) – 2.8 million viewers
Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Hallmark Channel) – 2.8 million viewers
Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (Hallmark Channel) – 2.7 million viewers
Love on the Menu (Hallmark Channel) – 2.7 million viewers
The Mistletoe Secret (Hallmark Channel) – 2.7 million viewers
Valentines in the Vineyard (Hallmark Channel) – 2.7 million viewers
Winter Love Story (Hallmark Channel) – 2.7 million viewers
A Cheerful Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
Love Takes Flight (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
The Christmas Club (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
The Story of Us (Hallmark Channel) – 2.6 million viewers
Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 (Hallmark Channel) – 2.5 million viewers
Double Holiday (Hallmark Channel) – 2.5 million viewers
Flip That Romance (Hallmark Channel) – 2.5 million viewers
Love Under the Rainbow (Hallmark Channel) – 2.5 million viewers
A Summer Romance (Hallmark Channel) – 2.4 million viewers
Easter Under Wraps (Hallmark Channel) – 2.3 million viewers
From Friend to Fiance (Hallmark Channel) – 2.3 million viewers
Love to the Rescue (Hallmark Channel) – 2.3 million viewers
Paris, Wine & Romance (Hallmark Channel) – 2.3 million viewers
All Summer Long (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
Just Add Romance (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
Love, Fall & Order (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
The Last Bridesmaid (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
Wedding at Graceland (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
A Brush With Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
A Feeling of Home (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Rome in Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Sailing Into Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Sister of the Bride (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
True Love Blooms (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million viewers
Forever In My Heart (Hallmark Channel) – 2 million viewers
Love and Sunshine (Hallmark Channel) – 2 million viewers
Over the Moon in Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2 million viewers

A Taste of Summer (Hallmark Channel) – 1.9 million viewers
Check Inn To Christmas (Hallmark Channel) – 1.9 million viewers
Good Witch: Kiss From a Rose (Hallmark Channel) – 1.9 million viewers
Christmas in Montana (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.8 million viewers
Love in the Sun (Hallmark Channel) – 1.8 million viewers
Love Unleashed (Hallmark Channel) – 1.8 million viewers
A Christmas Duet (Hallmark Channel) – 1.7 million viewers
Love, Take Two (Hallmark Channel) – 1.7 million viewers
Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.6 million viewers
Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime) – 1.6 million viewers
Christmas On My Mind (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.5 million viewers
Holiday Hearts (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.5 million viewers
Mystery 101 (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.5 million viewers
Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Aurora Teagarden: A Very Foul Play (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Aurora Teagarden: An Inheritance To Die For (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Mystery 101: Dead Talk (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.4 million viewers
Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (Lifetime) – 1.4 million viewers
A Christmas Carol (FX) – 1.3 million viewers
Aurora Teagarden: A Game of Cat & Mouse (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.3 million viewers
Christmas a la Mode (Lifetime) – 1.3 million viewers
Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.3 million viewers
Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.3 million viewers
Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (Lifetime) – 1.3 million viewers
The Christmas Temp (Lifetime) – 1.3 million viewers
A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
A Homecoming for the Holidays (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Grounded for Christmas (Lifetime) – 1.2 million viewers
Mystery 101: Playing Dead (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Our Christmas Love Song (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Time For You to Come Home for Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million viewers
Twinkle All the Way (Lifetime) – 1.2 million viewers
A Christmas Winter Song (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
Christmas in Louisiana (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.1 million viewers
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Prescription for Murder (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.1 million viewers
Matchmaker Mysteries: Killer Engagement (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.1 million viewers
Morning Show Mysteries: Death By Design (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.1 million viewers
The Magical Christmas Shoes (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
Two Turtle Doves (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.1 million viewers
V.C. Andrews’ Dark Angel: Casteel Saga (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
V.C. Andrews’ Heaven: Casteel Saga (Lifetime) – 1.1 million viewers
A Sweet Mountain Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1 million viewers
A Very Vintage Christmas (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Always & Forever Christmas (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Christmas 9 to 5 (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Christmas Reservations (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1 million viewers
I Am Somebody’s Child (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Matchmaker Christmas (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Merry Liddle Christmas (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers
Staging Christmas (Lifetime) – 1 million viewers

Christmas Camp (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 996,000 viewers
A Family Christmas Gift (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 995,000 viewers
Christmas Stars (Lifetime) – 985,000 viewers
Christmas Unleashed (Lifetime) – 981,000 viewers
A Sweet Christmas Romance (Lifetime) – 980,000 viewers
To Have and To Hold (Lifetime) – 976,000 viewers
The Christmas Hotel (Lifetime) – 970,000 viewers
V.C. Andrews’ Fallen Hearts: Casteel Saga (Lifetime) – 968,000 viewers
Family Pictures (Lifetime) – 966,000 viewers
Radio Christmas (Lifetime) – 941,000 viewers
No Time Like Christmas (Lifetime) – 938,000 viewers
Nostalgic Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 936,000 viewers
Random Acts of Christmas (Lifetime) – 934,000 viewers
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO) – 931,000 viewers
A Date By Christmas Eve (Lifetime) – 927,000 viewers
Christmas Love Letter (Lifetime) – 922,000 viewers
Escaping the Nxium Cult (Lifetime) – 916,000 viewers
A Storybook Christmas (Lifetime) – 912,000 viewers
Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 910,000 viewers
V.C. Andrew’s Web of Dreams: Casteel Saga (Lifetime) – 910,000 viewers
A Christmas Miracle (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 909,000 viewers
Tempting Fate (Lifetime) – 905,000 viewers
Ruby Herring Mystery: Her Last Breath (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 902,000 viewers
A Merry Christmas Match (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 899,000 viewers
Rediscovering Christmas (Lifetime) – 897,000 viewers
The Road Home For Christmas (Lifetime) – 895,000 viewers
V.C. Andrews’ Gates of Paradise: Casteel Saga (Lifetime) – 886,000 viewers
Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 886,000 viewers
You Light Up My Christmas (Lifetime) – 847,000 viewers
Morning Show Mysteries: Murder in Mind (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 826,000 viewers
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (Lifetime) – 819,000 viewers
A Christmas Wish (Lifetime) – 790,000 viewers
The College Admissions Scandal (Lifetime) – 719,000 viewers
Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta (Lifetime) – 645,000 viewers
Christmas Belles (BET) – 573,000 viewers
Very Valentine (Lifetime) – 551,000 viewers
Holiday Heist (BET) – 526,000 viewers
Turkey Drop (Freeform) – 463,000 viewers
Banana Splits (Syfy) – 439,000 viewers
The Bobby DeBarge Story (TV One) – 400,000 viewers
Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas (Freeform) – 353,000 viewers
Loved to Death (TV One) – 311,000 viewers
Christmas With a Prince: Becoming Royal (UP TV) – 267,000 viewers
Brexit (HBO) – 261,000 viewers
Baking Christmas (OWN) – 253,000 viewers
Deadly Dispatch (TV One) – 242,000 viewers
A Christmas Movie Christmas (UP TV) – 235,000 viewers
One Fine Christmas (OWN) – 234,000 viewers
Carole’s Christmas (OWN) – 232,000 viewers
In Broad Daylight (TV One) – 201,000 viewers
Sins of the Father (TV One) – 198,000 viewers
Three’s Complicated (TV One) – 185,000 viewers

Ratings for the following made-for-TV movies could not be tracked down or weren’t available in time for this post:

12 Pups of Christmas (ION)
A Beauty & the Beast Christmas (ION)
A Christmas Recipe for Romance (UP TV)
A Christmas Princess (ION)
A Very Country Wedding (UP TV)
Art of Falling in Love (UP TV)
After the Storm (UP TV)
Baby in a Manger (UP TV)
Best Christmas Ball Ever (ION)
Call the Midwife Holiday Special (PBS)
Christmas Chalet (UP TV)
Christmas Crush (ION)
Christmas in Paris (UP TV)
Christmas Matchmakers (ION)
Mistletoe & Menorahs (Lifetime)
Rock N Roll Christmas (UP TV)
Snowbound for Christmas (UP TV)
The One I Wrote For You (UP TV)

What shows, made-for-TV movies, mini-series and/or specials have you enjoyed the most throughout the year? Please share.

TOMORROW: Faces of 2019

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are a few of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in January:

Just Mercy
Opens: January 10

Attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) takes the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman. The cast includes Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall and O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

The Informer
Opens: January 10

Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman), a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, is working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step toward freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he has fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole. On discovering one of his handlers, Montgomery (Clive Owen) intends to let him and his family die in order to use their homicides as hard evidence to ensure convictions, Koslow must turn to Grens (Common), a member of NYPD’s Organized Crime Division, to ensure his loved ones safety as he looks for a way to escape when his cover eventually gets conveniently blown. The film also stars Rosamund Pike and Ana de Armas.

Underwater
Opens: January 10

This sci-fi/horror flick focuses on a crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. The cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller and Jessica Henwick.

Bad Boys for Life
Opens: January 17

The once inseparable duo of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Michael “Mike” Lowery (Will Smith) is coming apart: an aging Burnett has become a police inspector while Lowery, suffering a midlife crisis, is assigned to head up AMMO, a “young guns” group of millennial cops with whom he has nothing in common. Both of them reunite once again when a fierce Romanian mob boss, whose brother they defeated years earlier, makes a retaliation effort on Mike just as both he and Marcus are about to officially retire. The film also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Kate del Castillo and DJ Khaled.

Dolittle
Opens: January 17

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.), famed doctor and veterinarian of Victoria, England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of animals for company. But when Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and encounters wondrous creatures. The cast includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett as well as voices provided by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo and Frances de la Tour.

The Gentlemen
Opens: January 24

The film follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he is looking to cash out his business, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.

The Last Full Measure
Opens: January 24

The true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of soldiers of the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt, played by Ethan Russell as a young man) and his parents (Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger’s extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson play by Ser’Darius Blain as a younger man), Burr (Peter Fonda played by James Jagger as a young man) and Mott (Ed Harris play by Zach Roerig as a young man). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman. The film also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Michael Imperioli, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, Bradley Whitford, Alison Sudol and John Savage.

Movies coming out in February will be posted at the end of January.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

NOTE: Check for a marathon of Doctor Who episodes on BBC America all day today.

5:18 PM:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie on USA Network

5:40 PM:
Iron Man movie on Freeform

5:45 PM:
Shazam! movie on HBO

6 PM:
Picture a Perfect Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Guardians of the Galaxy moive on Syfy

6:10 PM:
Sing (animated) movie on Disney

7 PM:
A Bramble House Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Ocean’s Eleven movie on Sundance TV

8 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)
9-1-1 on FOX (Reair)
Crazy, Stupid, Love movie on HBO 2
The Help movie on Showtime 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie on TNT

8:45 PM:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on FX

8:46 PM:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie on USA Network

9 PM:
S.W.A.T. on CBS (Reair)
The Resident on FOX (Reair)
Winterfest Preview movie on Hallmark Channel (Special)
A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

9:13 PM:
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)

9:45 PM:
His Dark Materials on HBO (Encore)

10 PM:
Bohemian Rhapsody movie on HBO2

10:35 PM:
Miss Bala movie on Starz

Enjoy!

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The following industry personalities (listed in alphabetical order) passed away in 2019 and heartfelt condolences are extended to their families, friends and fans:

Julie Adams (Actress, Creature From the Black Lagoon)
Danny Aiello (Actor, Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck)
Fatima Ali (Renowned Chef)
Jed Allan (Actor, Beverly Hills 90210)
Carmen Argenziano (Actor, Stargate franchise)
Rene Auberjonois (Actor, Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Claudine Auger (Actress, Domino in James Bond movie Thunderball)

Ginger Baker (Drummer for Rock Trio Cream)
Kaye Ballard (Legendary Actress, Singer and Comedian)
Kevin Barnett (Comedian)
Frank Biondi, Jr. (Former Viacom and Universal Studios Head)
Cameron Boyce (Actor, Descendants franchise) [He was only 20]
Chuy Bravo (Talk Show Sidekick, Chelsea Lately)

Carmine Caridi (Actor, Murder She Wrote and Starsky and Hutch)
Diahann Carroll (Actress, Singer and Tony Award winner)
Seymour Cassel (Veteran Character Actor)
Carol Channing (Tony-winning Broadway Star)
Beth Chapman (Bounty Hunter)
Martin Charnin (Creator and Director, Annie the Broadway Musical)
John Clarke (Actor, Days of Our Lives)
Larry Cohen (Director and Screenwriter)
Jessi Combs (Experimental Car Driver and TV Host)
Earl Thomas Conley (Country Singer)
Tim Conway (Legendary Comedian and Actor)
Chris Cotton (Comedian)
Elijah Cummings (U.S. Representative)

Dick Dale (King of the Surf Guitar)
Paul Darrow (Actor, Blake’s 7)
Doris Day (Lengedary Actress and Singer)
Gabriel Diniz (Latin Pop Star)
Stanley Donen (Legendary Hollywood Director)
Dr. John (New Orleans Music Legend)
Daryl Dragon (of Captain and Tennille, Former Husband of Toni Tennille)

Aron Eisenberg (Actor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Georgia Engel (Comedianne and Actress, The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Robert Evans (Legendary Movie Producer)

Albert Finney (British Actor)
Peter Fonda (Actor, Easy Rider)
David Foster (Producer, The Getaway and The Thing)
Robert Forster (Actor)
Marie Fredriksson (Singer, Pop Duo Roxette)

Godfrey Gao (Taiwanese-Canadian Model and Actor, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) [He was only 35]
Rob Garrison (Actor, Tommy in The Karate Kid)
Leonard Goldberg (Veteran Film and TV Executive, Blue Bloods and Charlie’s Angels Creator)
Edith Gonzalez (Telenovela Star)
Laurel Griggs (Broadway Actress, ONCE, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) [She was only 13]
Grumpy Cat (Internet Sensation)

Sid Haig (Horror Genre Actor)
Goo Hara (K-Pop Star) [She was only 28]
Valerie Harper (Actress, Rhoda)
Kylie Rae Harris (Country Singer)
Rutger Hauer (Actor, Blade Runner)
David Hedison (Actor, Another World)
Rachel Held Evans (Popular Christian Author)
Katherine Helmond (Actress, Who’s the Boss)
Nipsey Hussle (Rapper)

James Ingram (Grammy-winning R&B Singer)

Larry “Flash” Jenkins (Actor, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
Arte Johnson (Actor-Comedian, Laugh-In)
Eddie Jones (Actor, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
Freddie Jones (British Actor)
Juice Wrld (Rapper) [He was only 21]

Ken Kercheval (Actor, Dallas)
Gabe Khouth (Actor, Sneezy on Once Upon a Time)
Bob Kingsley (National Radio Hall of Fame Broadcaster)
Judith Krantz (International Best-Selling Author)

Karl Lagerfeld (Legendary Fashion Designer)
Michel Legrand (Oscar-Winning Composer)
Ron Leibman (Actor, Norma Rae and Angels in America)
Peter Lindberg (Famed Fashion Photographer)
Peggy Lipton (Former Model and Actress, Mod Squad)
Carol Lynley (Actress, The Poseidon Adventure)

Bill Macy (Actor, Maude)
Peter Mayhew (Actor, Chewbacca in Star Wars franchise)
Philip McKeon (Actor, Alice and real-life brother of Nancy McKeon)
Dick Miller (Actor, Terminator and Gremlins)
Eddie Money (Singer)
Shelley Morrison (Actress, Will and Grace)
Toni Morrision (Nobel Prize winning Author)
Harry Morton (Founder of L.A.’s Pink Taco) [He was only 38 years old]

Art Neville (Singer-Songwriter, The Neville Brothers)
Denise Nickerson (Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
Stephanie Niznik (Actress, Everwood)

Beverley Owen (Actress, The Munsters)

Karen Pendleton (Original Mouseketeer)
Ross Perot (Businessman and Former Politician)
Luke Perry (Actor, Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale)
Joe Pilato (Actor, The Day of the Dead)
Michael J. Pollard (Actor, Oscar-Nominated Bonnie and Clyde)
Linda Porter (Actress-Scene Stealer, Superstore)
Andre Previn (Oscar-winning Composer and Conductor)
Harold Prince (Broadway Producer and Director)

Leon Redbone (Singer-Songwriter and Actor)
Cokie Roberts (Pioneer Journalist and Political Commentator)
Carl Ruiz (Food Network Star and Chef)

Alvin Sargent (Oscar-winning Screenwriter)
Lisa Sheridan (Actress, Invasion and The 4400)
Stefanie Sherk (Canadian Model, Actress and wife of actor Demian Bichir)
Tyler Skaggs (Los Angeles Angels Pitcher)
Kim Shattuck (Lead Singer and Bassist for The Muffs)
John Singleton (Oscar-nominated Director)
Caroll Spinney (Puppeteer, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Sesame Street)
Kristoff St. John (Actor, The Young and the Restless)
Joan Stanley (Actress, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken)
Sulli (Korean Pop Star) [She was only 25]

Brian Tarantina (Actor, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Rip Taylor (“Zany” Comedian)
Russi Taylor (Voice of Minnie Mouse)
Peter Tork (Singer-Songwriter, Member of The Monkees)
Rip Torn (Actor, The Larry Sanders Show and Men in Black)

Gloria Vanderbilt (Heiress, Socialite, Fashion Icon and Mother of Anderson Cooper)
Jan-Michael Vincent (Actor, Airwolf)

John Wesley (Actor, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Suzanne Whang (House Hunters Host)
Richard Williams (Animator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Allee Willis (Songwriter, “September” and “I’ll Be There for You”)
William Wintersole (Actor, The Young and the Restless)
John Witherspoon (Actor, Friday franchise)
Gene Wolfe (Sci-Fi Author)
Max Wright (Actor, ALF)

Franco Zeffirelli (Italian Film Director)

NOTE: This list, in no way, covers all the industry talent who passed away this year. Again, condolences are extended to one and all.

Out of respect, please take a moment of silence.

TOMORROW: Ratings

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

NOTE: Check for a marathon of Doctor Who episodes on BBC America all day today.

5:30 PM:
Taken 3 movie on FX

6 PM:
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

6:05 PM:
Bumblebee movie on EPIX

6:30 PM:
Road House movie on VICE
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Paramount Network

7 PM:
A Homecoming for the Holidays movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

7:02 PM:
Men in Black: International movie on Starz

8 PM:
Mingle All the Way movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Thor movie on EPIX
American Made movie on FX
A Star is Born movie on HBO
The Bodyguard movie on Lifetime
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie on Paramount Network
Divergent movie on TNT

9 PM:
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)
Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

10 PM:
A Shoe Addict’s Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

10:30 PM:
American Made movie on FX

Enjoy!

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Every year there are lots of awards shows, some important, some just fun and numerous just plain silly or nonsensical, but the following list is just some of the top winners over the course of the year:

GOLDEN GLOBES (January)

Best Drama Picture – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Musical or Comedy Picture – Green Book
Best Animated Picture – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Picture – Roma
Best Original Song – “Shallow” from A Star Is Born
Best Actress, Drama – Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Best Actor, Drama – Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Best Actress, Limited Series – Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series – Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

CRITIC’S CHOICE (January)

Best Young Actress – Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Best Acting Ensemble – The Favourite
Best Adapted Screenplay – Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Costume Design – Ruth Carter, Black Panther
Best Action Movie – Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Best Comedy Film – Crazy Rich Asians
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie – A Quiet Place
Best Score – Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Best Drama – The Americans (FX)
Best Supporting Actress, Drama – Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Best Actress, Comedy – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Best Movie Made for TV – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)

SAG AWARDS (January)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Drama – This Is Us (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by Actor, Drama – Jason Bateman, Ozark
Outstanding Performance by Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries – Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actress, Film – Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

GRAMMY AWARDS (February)

Album of the Year – “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves
New Artist – Dua Lipa
Pop Vocal Album – “Sweetener” – Ariana Grande
Rock Album – “From the Fires” – Greta Van Fleet
Gospel Album – “Hiding Place” – Tori Kelly
Compilation Soundtrack – “The Greatest Showman” – Various Artists
Score Soundtrack – “Black Panther” – Ludwig Goransson, Composer

RAZZIE AWARDS (February)

Worst Picture – Holmes & Watson
Worst Actress – Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Worst Screenplay – Fifty Shades Freed by Niall Leonard

OSCARS (February)

Best Picture – Green Book
Lead Actress – Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Lead Actor – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Original Score – “Black Panther” – Ludwig Goransson
Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Supporting Actress – Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

SATURN AWARDS (September)

Best Comic-to-Motion-Picture – Avengers: Endgame
Best Science Fiction Film – Ready Player One
Best Fantasy Film – Toy Story 4
Best Actor – Robert Downey, Jr., Avengers: Endgame
Best Actress – Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween
Best Performance by a Younger Actor – Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From HOme
Best Film Music – Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
Best Film Costume – Michael Wilkinson, Aladdin
Best Superhero TV Series – Supergirl
Best Fantasy TV Series – Game of Thrones
Best Actor in a TV Series – Sam Heughan, Outlander
Best Actress in a TV Series – Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Best Streaming Superhero TV Series – Marvel’s Daredevil
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a TV Series – Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

EMMY AWARDS (September)

Comedy Series – Fleabag (Amazon)
Limited Series – Chernobyl (HBO)
Lead Actor, Drama – Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
Lead Actress, Drama – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Lead Actress, Comedy – Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Lead Actress, Limited Series – Michelle Willaims, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Supporting Actor, Comedy – Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (November)

The Movie of 2019 – Avengers: Endgame
The Family Movie of 2019 – Aladdin
The Drama Movie Star of 2019 – Cole Sprouse
The Female Movie Star of 2019 – Zendaya
The Comedy Movie Star of 2019 – Noah Centineo
The Comedy Star of 2019 – Kristen Bell
The Bingeworthy Show of 2019 – Outlander
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2019 – Shadowhunters
The Male Artist of 2019 – Shawn Mendes

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (November)

Artist of the Decade – Taylor Swift
New Artist – Billie Eilish
Country Female Artist – Carrie Underwood
Soul/R&B Male Artist – Bruno Mars
Favorite Soundtrack – Bohemian Rhapsody

Congratulations to all of the above winners (and the countless others who won awards) this year. Are any of the above your favorites? Do you think there was an actor or actress who was overlooked this year? Please share your thoughts.

TOMORROW: Rest in Peace

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

NOTE: Check for a marathon of Doctor Who episodes on BBC America all day today. The second season of You will premiere on Netflix.

6 PM:
Double Holiday movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Minions (animated) movie on FX
Black Hawk Down movie on VICE

6:20 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on FXM

6:30 PM:
Coyote Ugly movie on E!

7 PM:
His Dark Materials on HBO (Encore)
Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Green Book movie on Showtime 2

7:30 PM:
The Help movie on Showtime

8 PM:
9-1-1 on FOX (Reair)
Reunited at Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
50 First Dates movie on Lifetime

8:45 PM:
Coyote Ugly movie on E!

9 PM:
A Family Christmas Gift movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Despicable Me 3 (animated) movie on FX

9:15 PM:
Road House movie on Showtime 2

9:25 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on FXM

10 PM
Let It Snow movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Despicable Me 3 (animated) movie on FX

Enjoy!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, Outlander Fans!!

The folks over at TV Line posted two new pictures from season 5 of Outlander, which will return for its fifth season premiere on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

You can check out the new pictures below:

[Photo Credit:  Starz/TV Line]

AND, the new opening credits for season 5 were just released as well.

You can see that video below:

Mark your calendars for February 16!!

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