Tuesday, September 18, 2012

'Revolution,' buoyed by 'The Voice' lead in, scores revolutionary ratings for NBC - New York Daily News

REVOLUTION -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson -- (Photo by: Bob Mahoney/NBC)

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Actress Tracy Spiridakos has no reason to be afraid: her new drama series, 'Revolution,' scored a dramatic debut.

"Revolution" could be a revelation for NBC.

The new drama about life in a world where all the lights have gone out debuted Monday night with 11.65 million viewers.

Even better for NBC, it had the highest share of younger viewers, 18 to 49 years old, of any drama debut in three years, since ABC's "V."


"Revolution" stars Billy Burke as Miles Matheson and Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson, two leaders of a band of rebels trying to prevent murderous tyrants from taking over the world.

Among other things, they are wrestling these tyrants for the key to control of the world, which is being able to turn the power back on.

"Revolution," created by J.J. Abrams of "Lost" and "Fringe" and Eric Kripke of "Supernatural," is TV's latest attempt to sell a world-in-peril mystery with a long story arc.


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As Billy Burke shows, there's plenty of fight in the new drama.

Since "Lost," several have failed, including "FlashForward," "Terra Nova" and "V."

"Revolution" looks as if it will focus heavily on week-to-week action dramas while it advances the longer story.

"Revolution" was helped Monday night by its lead-in show, "The Voice," which had 13.36 million viewers, and most shows lose viewers after the initial sampling.

But if "Revolution" holds anywhere near its Monday numbers, especially among younger viewers, NBC could have its first new drama hit in years.


  1. Thank you for sharing this news. I am a great fan of Hollywood movies, seasons and TV shows . It was a worth reading keeping the updates of such stuffs. Revolution is really my favorite and it can't lose viewers.

  2. Tracy Spiridakos is my favorit actress and i have watched numerous dramas of her aired on different channels. she is a verstile actress. Her new show is a difinite hit as the data shows.