TV quick hits: ‘Heroes: Reborn’ DVR ratings, Bill Clinton on ‘The Late Show’; possible ‘Girls’ end date
We are living in the age of the DVR, and with that in mind, live+3 ratings are becoming increasingly important to gauge whether or not a show has the potential to go on past its original episode order.
The ratings are in now for “Heroes: Reborn” in this measure, and the two-hour premiere surged all the way from a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic to a 3.1. This is one of the biggest increase for any freshman series in its first episode; only “Blindspot” so far this season has topped this show in demo gains. Of course, a few other returning shows like “Empire” also continue to be dominant in live+3 viewing.
Bill Clinton on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – Remember when Colbert created a Twitter account for the further President on “The Colbert Report”? That was one of our favorite memories from that show. Now, we know for sure that there is a happy reunion coming on CBS, as Clinton will be visiting “The Late Show” on October 6, which also going to feature an interview with Billy Eichner and a performance for Florence + the Machine. Glorious news.
Lena Dunham on “Girls” ending – We figured that Dunham had an end date in mind for the HBO show, mostly because of the title! This is “Girls,” after all, and it would be strange to continue to tell Hannah’s story into her thirties.
Speaking on “Elvis Duran in the Morning,” Lena did not necessarily confirm that season 6 would be the end, but this is what is currently being considered among her and the production staff:
“Never say never, but that is the way that we’re thinking about it right now and we’re starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women … I started working on this show when I was 23, and now I’m going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world!”