Happy 2018 from The TV Ratings Guide!

2018 is here for the Eastern part of the US, and all of us here at the TV Ratings Guide wish all of our readers a very happy New Year. We hope that 2018 is even better for you that 2017. And let's hope you don't cheat on your New Year's resolution until at least January 7th!

Thanks again for the great 2017 you all helped The TV Ratings Guide have.

5 Memorable Guests on Wild ‘n Out

MTV’s Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out is still going strong in its tenth season on MTV. Since we cover its ratings on the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database, I thought I would provide a list of five memorable guests who appeared on the freestyle comedy show throughout its ten seasons.

1. Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper came to play in the one hour ninth season premiere and won it all with a Kit Kat commercial and bars to spare.

2. Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart was on Wild 'n Out three times, two during season five (the premiere and the finale), and on the first episode of season seven. Not to mention, he appeared on 21 episodes of the show.

3. Kanye West
Kanye stole the show during season one of the show and freestyled through the whole thing, enough to win for the Black Squad.

4. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg appeared in two episodes of Wild 'n Out. The first appearance was when he slams the Red Team during season four, and the second appearance was in season seven as the captain of the Platinum Squad, slaying Nick's team in the process.

5. Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon's ex-wife showed up to interrupt the party during an episode of season five while the game Let Me Holla commenced. She threatened to shut the whole show down. Nowadays, you can see Mariah Carey as part of a punchline.

There you have it. Five memorable guests of Wild 'n Out in no particular order. In this rate, I'll probably come up with part two.

Saturday TV Ratings, 12/30/17: ’Ten Days in the Valley’ Slips, ’Dateline’ Dominates (UPDATED)


Here are the final broadcast ratings for Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary rating. 

Time
Show
18-49 Rating
Total Viewers  
 (In Millions)
8:00pm
Dateline NBC (NBC)
0.8
4.35

Hawaii Five-0 (R) (CBS)
0.3
2.98

The Bachelor (R) (ABC)
0.2
1.30

The Gifted (R) (FOX)
0.2
0.91




9:00pm
48 Hours (R) (CBS)
0.3
2.30

Match Game (R) (ABC)
0.3
1.56

Lethal Weapon (R) (FOX)
0.3
1.54




10:00pm
SNL Vintage (R) (NBC)
0.7
2.74

48 Hours (R) (CBS)
0.6
3.92

Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
0.2
1.44
(R) = repeat

On an atypical Saturday night, NBC's 'Dateline' (0.8) easily topped the night. It lead into a solid 'SNL Vintage' (0.7).

ABC's 'Ten Days in the Valley' (0.2) inched down from already disastrous ratings and lost to repeats of 'The Bachelor' (0.3) and 'Match Game' (0.3).

CBS had a drama repeat (0.3) and 2 hours of '48 Hours' (0.3/0.6). The latter grew dramatically from 9 to 10. 

FOX had repeats of 'The Gifted' (0.2) and 'Lethal Weapon' (0.3). They were in-line with the non-NBC repeats. 

The Pop Culture Cosmos Guide to the Best (and Worst) Movies of 2017!

Written by Gerald Glassford


Daniel Kaluuya is emotional in more ways than one in Jordan Peele's masterpiece "Get Out" (Universal/Blumhouse Pictures)

This year in film has given us plenty to talk about. Whether it has been the polarizing thoughts on Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the failed implications of Justice League or the promise and creativity of films like Get Outthe year in cinema has brought so many different visions to the screen that has delighted audiences from around the world over the past 365 days. With that being said we here at the Pop Culture Cosmos have our thoughts on what the highs and lows were this year at the movies. If you prefer to hear straight from the horse’s (or whatever you wish to call Josh Pederson and I) mouth then our awesome PCC Multiverse on our Pop Culture Cosmos channel on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Mixcloud and many more outlets has our full detailed discussion (except for Coco which was seen after we recorded the program).

So without further adieu, let’s weigh in on the good and bad in cinema for 2017:
Josh Pederson’s top 10 movies (in no particular order with quotes from our show if available):
Blade Runner 2049– “Loved it.”
Dunkirk-FWhitehead01Dunkirk-“Liked it more than most.”
baby-driver-promo.jpgBaby Driver– “Loved it despite the Kevin Spacey thing.”
DSC_3663.nefLogan Lucky– “Fantastic movie.”
logan-movie-image.jpgLogan– “A real delight.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming
It-movie-2017-PennywiseIt (2017)
wind_river_-_cat.jpgWind River-“Very startling.”
Beauty-and-the-Beast-2017-after-credits-hqBeauty and the Beast
Thor Ragnarok
Gerald Glassford’s top 10 movies for 2017:
Honorary mention: Beauty and the Beast, The Big Sick, Logan Lucky, Baby Driver
10. Wonder Woman– Gal Gadot’s vehicle for super stardom was a fun movie from beginning to end.
9. Lady Bird– Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf create an on-screen chemistry that was better than any other movie duo in 2017.
8. Dunkirk– Not Christopher Nolan’s best but still a very beautiful and compelling movie based on actual events.
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming– A wonderful homage to the John Hughes teen flicks of the ’80’s, it also creates a solid foundation to come for the web slinger.
6. Logan– If this is indeed Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the Wolverine then it could not have gone out on a better note.
5. The Disaster Artist– James Franco’s brilliant performance helps make this movie almost as great as its cinematic inspiration The Room exists as a truly awful one.
4. John Wick 2– One of the best action movies in years and one of the rare times a sequel surpasses its very solid predecessor.
3. Coco– A truly magnificent animated piece that will tug at your heart (guitar) strings while it inspires with its representations of love, family and the Hispanic culture.
2. Get Out– Brilliant as both a horror movie and a film that sends a message of race relations that hopefully will help teach others about the injustices of our society and how we can learn to be better to each other moving forward.
1. Blade Runner 2049– Dazzling in its presentation and spectacle with great performances and a story that will stand up strong with its infamous 1982 cult hit precursor.
Now onto the films that stunk up the joint in 2017…
Josh’s choices (he had a countdown order for this one):
1. The Dark Tower-“Turned into a flaming pile of garbage.”
2. Alien: Covenant– “The more I thought about it, the more I didn’t like it.”
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi– “Not the Star Wars movie that the true Star Wars fans deserve.”
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales– “Pretty much just Jack Sparrow being an idiot.”
5. Underworld: Blood Wars– “Not a good movie.”
Gerald’s worst five movies of 2017 (again in countdown order):
“Dis” Honorary mentions: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, War for the Planet of the Apes
5. The Mummy– A movie which had the unique ability to single-handily kick-start and kill a movie franchise.
4. Geostorm– After watching the film it’s very apparent that director Dean Devlin went to study at Michael Bay 101 with a film that uses every one of the infamous director’s tropes that we’ve seen in Armageddon, The Rock, and all those God awful Transformer movies (I saved myself the punishment of seeing The Last Knight for now). By the way can Hollywood (except HBO) stop using Ed Harris as the villain all the time please? Once he’s on the screen, the instant reaction of “it’s him, he’s the bad guy” always follows.
3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword– What happens when you mix bad CGI, bad camera work, bad acting, bad comedy, a bad romantic sub plot and a bad story overall? Guess what you get a BAD movie.
2. The Emoji Movie– No amount of product placement can save this turd. Insert poop emoji here thank you.
1. Smurfs: The Lost Village– A movie that almost systematically destroys nearly sixty years of animated prominence.
Well those are our picks for the best and worst on the silver screen in 2017. Agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your own best and worst picks? Let us know by commenting below, e-mailing us at popculturecosmos@yahoo.com or send us a note to Pop Culture Cosmos, Humannequin Media or Game Source on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks so much for reading our thoughts and here’s hoping for another great year in movies in 2018.

Retro Recommendations: I Love Lucy

Welcome to another day of Retro Recommendations. Today we are focused on the 1950s classic, I Love Lucy. The original series ran for six seasons, from 1951 to 1957. It was the most watched show in the United States for four out of the six seasons on the air and it was the first to end at the top of the Nielsen ratings. Then after the sixth season, thirteen hour-long episodes were aired from 1957 to 1960, and the show was known as the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

The series stars Lucille Ball and then-husband Desi Arnaz, with Vivian Vance and William Frawley rounding out the main cast. There were cast tensions behind the scenes, as Vance did not get along with Frawley near the end of the series.

The last episode of the complete series, "Lucy Meets the Moustache" was poignant. Filming was completed on March 2, and the day after that, Ball filed for divorce from Arnaz. We can look at the complete series chronologically and decipher the breakdown of a Hollywood love story and marriage.

And with that, ends this installment of Retro Recommendations. Stay tuned for more shows!

Thursday Cable Ratings 12/28/17: Movie Night with Karlie Kloss Strong for Freeform, Top Chef & Syfy Shows Tick Up

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 12/28/17. Items of note include Movie Night with Karlie Kloss on Freeform, Top Chef on Bravo and Ghost Wars on Syfy.
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
College Football: Stanford v. TCUESPN1.174.33
College Football: VA Tech v. OKESPN1.044.32
NBA: Rockets v. CelticsTNT0.631.74
College Football ScoreboardESPN0.542.12
NBA: 76ers v. TrailblazersTNT0.541.31
College Football: VA v. NavyESPN0.482.05
Holiday Bowl: WA St. v. MI St.FS10.421.61
SportscenterESPN0.41.23
NBA Pre-GameTNT0.361.11
Top ChefBravo0.320.99
Movie Night with Karlie KlossFreeform0.320.79
Million Dollar Listing LABravo0.311.15
Tamar's TakeWe0.30.84
Inside the NBATNT0.290.67
Tamar & VinceWe0.290.80
The Perfect SuspectInvest. Discovery0.291.26
American Pickers: Best OfHistory0.281.51
OTL - First ReportESPN0.250.67
Two and a Half MenNick-At-Nite0.250.58
Nick Cannon's Wild 'n' OutMTV0.250.45
Beat Bobby FlayFood0.240.87
I Catfished My KidTLC0.240.64
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.242.01
Two and a Half MenNick-At-Nite0.220.51
DamnationUSA0.210.67
Off the chart, Ghost Wars was up to 0.11, with lead-in Van Helsing at 0.16 and Superstition at 0.08. MSNBC's The Last Word was at 0.17, with Morning Joe at 0.1 and Velshi & Ruhle at 0.1. Fox News's Hannity was at 0.17 and The Ingraham Angle was at 0.15. CNN's At This Hour was at 0.12. Wolf was at 0.14, with Erin Burnett OutFront at 0.15 and The Lead at 0.13.

Thursday TV Ratings 12/28/17: Great News Stays Steady and Horrible Behind Low-Rated Repeats

It was a low-rated Thursday for NBC, which had one of the only originals in town. But based on ratings, you absolutely would not know that. Great News stayed steady at horrible, no good, very bad ratings with a 0.4, tying preceding and succeeding repeats of Will & Grace and Chicago Fire, but below Superstore. It's horrid for the show, even worse than when it was getting 0.6s last year, but it somehow looks better this week than last week, as at the very least, it didn't lose 33% of itself. CBS crushed everyone else with numbers above 1.0 for the first two hours (posting Big Bang's best repeat ratings all season) and a near-original repeat number for SWAT. Fox had a special that didn't do well at all, and with 0.6/0.5 halves, it may end up matching Superstore (R) in the finals. Meanwhile, ABC had decent repeats for its game shows, with TTTT and Pyramid at 0.7 and Match Game at 0.6. None of the shows did all that much better than this in their original ratings, so the network is probably pleased with these results. The CW aired a repeat of the iHeartRadio Music Festival to similar results as the original airing.

RB's Ratings Winner: The Big Bang Theory (R) (9 PM)
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)1.4/68.61CBS

To Tell the Truth (R)0.7/33.96ABC

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story0.6/21.50Fox

Superstore (R)0.5/22.78NBC

iHeartRadio Music Festival (R)0.3/11.24The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)1.4/68.54CBS

Will & Grace (R)0.4/22.15NBC
9 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)1.5/68.32CBS

Will & Grace (R)0.4/22.27NBC

The $100,000 Pyramid (R)0.7/33.74ABC
9:30 PMMom (R)1.1/56.49CBS

Great News0.4/11.70NBC
10 PMSWAT (R)0.8/34.69CBS

Match Game (R)0.6/33.11ABC

Chicago Fire (R)0.4/22.39NBC