Who did it? TV viewers intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'
It was a good story.”It was the most-watched night for HBO since the finale of “Big Little Lies” last year, which also featured Kidman and creator David E. Kelley. “The Undoing” has generated more conversation on social media than any other new scripted television series this year, Nielsen said. NBC was the top-rated broadcast network in prime time for Thanksgiving week, averaging 3.64 million viewers. CBS had 3.55 million, ABC had 2.4 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 930,000, Univision had 890,000 and Telemundo had 530,000. Hallmark hit 2.53 million, Fox News Channel had 2 million, MSNBC had 1.59 million and CNN had 1.41 million.
HBO's controversial 'Confederate' is likely dead after 'Game of Thrones' creators Benioff and Weiss sign Netflix deal
"Confederate," which would have depicted an alternate universe in which the Confederacy successfully seceded from the Union, is likely dead in the water at HBO now that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a $200 million deal with Netflix. "Confederate" was initially expected to launch in 2018 or 2019, after Benioff and Weiss were done with "Game of Thrones." However, the project was shelved and this new deal between Benioff, Weiss and Netflix likely wipes it off the books completely. Benioff and Weiss have been in high demand after their success with "Game of Thrones."cnbc.com
HBO exec responds to 'Game of Thrones' blowback
(CNN) - The final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" was a ratings juggernaut that helped the network receive a record-setting number of Emmy nominations. It was also poorly reviewed by viewers and critics, particularly with regards to the series finale. He said that, despite online petitions suggesting so, HBO has no plans to re-shoot the finale and, frankly he "can't imagine any other network would" either. Bloys also denied that network executives had meddled with the series through copious notes to creators David Benioff and D.B. In response to whether the criticism has changed how HBO will approach its planned prequel to the medieval-style fantasy series, Bloys said, "It has not at all."
Viewers demand third season of 'Big Little Lies'
The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. (CNN) - The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. Earlier this year HBO president Casey Bloys didn't sound hopeful regarding a third season in an interview with TVLine.