ABC has handed "Black-ish" another six episodes in order to give the sitcom "more time to tell current and culturally relevant stories through the end of the season," the network said on Friday. "This season, 'Black-ish' will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, systemic racism and the movement for social justice and equality," ABC said. The back-six order officially makes Season 7 a full season. The seventh season of the Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross-led comedy premiered . . .
Updated at 11:36 a.m. PT: The second (and final) Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden debate just crossed 55 million total viewers, with Fox News Channel leading the way. We're still waiting on viewership from some of the smaller channels that participated in the simulcast, but the all-in TV audience from Thursday's presidential debate will finish well below the first one in September. From 9 p.m. ET to 10:45 p.m. ET, Fox News averaged 14.7 million viewers, ABC was second with 10.7 million. NBC finished in a close third place with 10.2 million viewers and CNN was fourth with 7.2 million. MSNBC was . . .
The price of gold is at an all-time high - $500 more per ounce than it was last year - and so is the risk on "Gold Rush" spinoff "White Water." Discovery Channel has renewed "Gold Rush: White Water" for a fourth season, TheWrap has learned, and is also bringing back after-show "The Dirt" hosted by Christo Doyle. Both return on Friday, Nov. 13. Yes, Friday the 13th. Pretty ominous considering the crazy risks these crazy gold miners take. TheWrap can also first reveal the trailer for "Gold Rush: White Water" Season 4. Get your first look at the insanity via the video . . .
ABC topped the final Trump-Biden debate, just like the first, according to the earliest-available broadcast ratings. Thus far, from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, the second - and final - presidential debate window of the 2020 cycle averaged 21.4 million total viewers across three broadcast networks, according to Nielsen. That is down 6% comparing just CBS, NBC and ABC to themselves for Debate 1 vs. Debate 2. Fox aired the first debate last month, but football last night. All told, broadcast tune-in for the second debate is down 21% if you compare four networks the first time to three the . . .
Political drama is perhaps the highest it has ever been, but don't assume that will mean record TV ratings when Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off Thursday for their final presidential debate of 2020. The first Trump-Biden debate drew 73.1 million viewers late last month, good for third most viewed of all time. (Historically speaking, the debate cycles with high levels of public interest tend to peak with the candidates' first face-off.) The record holder came four years ago, when Trump and Hillary Clinton scored 84 million total viewers. While that huge sum topped 1980's Jimmy Carter . . .