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30 August 2015

Diorama’s to Puppet theatre a conversation with Rizzoli and Isles Actress Tina Huang

ImageTina Huang has played senior criminologist Susie Chang in Rizzoli and Isles for 30 Episodes, starting back in the season 2 mid – season finale. Her portrayal of Susie has made her a much loved part of the Rizzoli and Isles Fandom. So it comes as no surprise twitter was ablaze and fans where in uproar when the Susie was killed off early in Season 6.

I was lucky to conduct a telephone interview with the lovely Tina Huang while she is over here in the U.K for the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

For those following Tina Huang you will know she has fallen in love with Edinburgh, we chatted for a few minutes about it and the weather before asking her some questions.

Tina is currently performing in a play Fairy tale theatre ‘18 and over’, I asked her to tell me a little bit more about it.

“It’s zany fairy tales with morals for adults if you’re easily offended don’t come which usually means people would want to come”
“We have been pitching on the street as a dirty sexy puppet show”
“The morals are quite deep we have a the tale about the Bio Polar bear and the co dependant Eskimo”
“As adults we know that we have responsibilities, this show frames that idea in such a fun way that really celebrates being a human being”
The show has received rave reviews and Tina told me she would like to take it to London.

 

 

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28 August 2015

Rizzoli & Isles Ratings Update

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Overnight Ratings or EP611

Viewership (000s, Live+SD) - 4589
Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD) - 0.6

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Live +3 for EP609:

Rizzoli & Isles led total viewership increases, adding 1.953 million viewers to its Live + Same Day viewers

For Cable TV Shows August 10-16,2015-

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 3 Viewing :

18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.7
18-49 Rating (L + 3): 1.2
Absolute Increase: 0.4
% Increase: +60%

Largest Total Viewership Increase From Live + 3:

Viewers (000) (L+SD): 4333
Viewers (000) (L+ 3): 6286
Absolute Increase: 1953
% Increase: +45%

Source #2

 

Live +7 for EP608

For Cable TV Shows August 3-9,2015- Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 7 Viewing :

Net Adult 18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.6
Adult 18-49 L+7 Rating):1.4
Post Airdate Increase (Absolute): 0.8
Post Airdate Increase (%): 133%

Largest Viewership Increase From Live + 7 :

Viewership L+SD (000): 4226
Viewership L+7 (000): 6898
Post Airdate Increase (Absolute): 2672
Post Airdate Increase (%): 63%

Source #3

 

TNT's dramas draw significant numbers of viewers through TNT's VOD, digital and on-demand platforms, increasing their reach far beyond the linear viewing, according to the most recent multiplatform reach figures for the summer-to-date:

Rizzoli & Isles – 11.0 million viewers average reach per episode
Major Crimes – 10.3 million viewers
The Last Ship – 8.6 million viewers
Proof – 6.0 million viewers
Falling Skies – 6.0- million viewers
Murder in the First – 5.8 million viewers

Source #4


 

 

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23 August 2015

Gallery Update: Episodic Stills

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Added to the Season 6 Episodic Stills Gallery:

EP611 Fake It Till You Make It

Also added images to the following galleries:

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EP610 Sister Sister

 

 

 


 

 

23 August 2015

Angie and the girls in the newest issue of People magazine

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Updated Magazine gallery with scan from the new issue of People

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20 August 2015

Get tix to see Sasha on WIF panel "The TV Market" moderated by Sharon Lawrence August 24

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WIF Speaker Series presents
"The TV Market"
With Emmy Season in full swing, Women In Film has invited a panel of top women in television to discuss the ins and outs of creating, marketing, and producing successful television programming. For anyone interested in writing, producing, directing or acting for television, this panel will give you an inside look at what’s working in the current market and why. Please join moderator Sharon Lawrence (Rizzoli & Isles, Blunt Talk, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, NYPD Blue) and panelists Sandra Stern, Chief Operating Officer, Lionsgate TV (Orange is the New Black, Mad Men) and Shelby Stone, Producer (BESSIE, Single Ladies) and Sasha Alexander, actress (Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, Shameless) and more to be announced!

Monday, August 24, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
West Hollywood, CA

Get tickets here!

 

 

 


 

 

20 August 2015

Overnight Ratings for EP610

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Viewership (000s, Live+SD) - 4520
Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD) - 0.7

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19 August 2015

Rizzoli & Isles Ratings Update

ImageLive +3 for EP608:

Rizzoli & Isles led total viewership increases, adding 2.033 million viewers to its Live + Same Day viewers

For Cable TV Shows August 3-9,2015-

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 3 Viewing :

18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.6
18-49 Rating (L + 3): 1.2
Absolute Increase: 0.5
% Increase: +83%

Largest Total Viewership Increase From Live + 3:

Viewers (000) (L+SD): 4226
Viewers (000) (L+ 3): 6259
Absolute Increase: 203
% Increase: +48%

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Live +7 for EP607

For Cable TV Shows July 27-August 2,2015- Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 7 Viewing :

Net Adult 18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.8
Adult 18-49 L+7 Rating):1.4
Post Airdate Increase (Absolute): 0.6
Post Airdate Increase (%): 75%

Largest Viewership Increase From Live + 7 :

Viewership L+SD (000): 4403
Viewership L+7 (000): 6946
Post Airdate Increase (Absolute): 2543
Post Airdate Increase (%): 58%

Source #2

 

Rizzoli & Isles, basic cable's #1 summer series, is reaching an average of 11 million viewers per episode across TNT's linear, on-demand, digital and mobile platforms, an increase over last week's reach. The drama drew 8.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for July 14 premiere and encore, along with 2 million adults 18-49 (+5% over the prior week) and 2.5 million adults 25-54 (+4%).

Source #3


 

 

17 August 2015

Gallery Update: Episodic Stills for EP 610

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Added to the episodic gallery:

EP610 "Sister Sister"


 

 

14 August 2015

Updated Season 6 Episode Guide - Summer Finale Info

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The Season 6 Episode Guide updated with synopsis for the summer finale:

EP612 "5:26" - When an old watch is found inside a balloon of cocaine in a dead woman's stomach, figuring out its significance becomes the key to protecting Jane and the people she loves.


 

 

14 August 2015

Overnight Ratings for EP609 and Live+3 for EP607

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Overnight ratings for EP609

Viewership (000s, Live+SD) - 4333
Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD) - 0.7

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Live +3 for EP607:

For Cable TV Shows July 27- August 2,2015-

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 3 Viewing :

18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.8
18-49 Rating (L + 3): 1.2
Absolute Change L+ 3 vs. L+ SD Ratings: 0.5
% Increase: +60%

Largest Total Viewership Increase From Live + 3:

Viewers (000) (L+SD): 4403
Viewers (000) (L+ 3): 6353
Absolute Increase: 1950
% Increase: +44%

Source #2


 

 

12 August 2015

Gallery Update: EP609 Episodic Stills

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Added episodic stills from EP609 "Love Taps" to the gallery.

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6 August 2015

Overnight Ratings for EP608

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Viewership (000s, Live+SD) - 4226
Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD) - 0.6

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6 August 2015

Auction to Benefit the Lee Thompson Young Foundation

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AUSXIP will be holding a charity auction to benefit the Lee Thompson Young Foundation August 25- September 1. Items in the auction include signed items from Sasha Alexander, Angie Harmon, Tess Gerritsen and more.

Register here to bid on items when auction is live.

Check out our Charity Auction FAQ page for all the general details.


 

 

5 August 2015

Rizzoli & Isles Ratings Update

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TNT's summer lineup continued to top the charts, as the network once again claimed basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week: Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and The Last Ship. TNT also claimed six of the Top 10 scripted programs for the week, with those three shows joined by Falling Skies, Murder in the First and Proof. In addition, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship and Major Crimes ranked among the Top 10 scripted programs for the week among adults 18-49 and among the Top 5 scripted programs with adults 25-54, with The Last Ship and Rizzoli & Isles winning the latter demo.

 

Rizzoli & Isles, basic cable's #1 summer series, is reaching an average of 11 million viewers per episode across TNT's linear, on-demand, digital and mobile platforms, an increase over last week's reach. The drama drew 8.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for July 14 premiere and encore, along with 2 million adults 18-49 (+5% over the prior week) and 2.5 million adults 25-54 (+4%).

Source #1

 

Live +3 for EP606:

Rizzoli & Isles led total viewership increases, adding 2.030 million viewers to its Live + Same Day viewers.

For Cable TV Shows July 20-26,2015-

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From Live + 3 Viewing :

18-49 L+SD (Rating): 0.6
18-49 Rating (L + 3): 1.0
Absolute Change L+ 3 vs. L+ SD Ratings: 0.4
% Increase: +75%

Largest Total Viewership Increase From Live + 3:

Viewers (000) (L+SD): 4156
Viewers (000) (L+ 3): 5982
Absolute Increase: 1582
% Increase: +37%

 

Source #2


 

 

4 August 2015

New images of Sasha from The Wrap

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The Wrap posted a couple of new images of Sasha taken at their 2nd Annual Emmy Party in June.

 

 

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2 August 2015

Angie attends Chaz Dean Summer Soiree And WEN New Product Launch

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2 August 2015

Sasha will on The Talk August 7

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Sasha will be a guest on CBS' The Talk on August 7!


 

 

2 August 2015

Angie attends Liongate's "Shaun the Sheep" screening

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2 August 2015

Emmy.com interviews Idara Victor

ImageIt’s been a year since Idara Victor, a richly gifted and poised young actress, joined the close-knit crime-busting team of TNT police series Rizzoli & Isles.

Playing the tech-savvy crime-scene analyst Nina Holiday, Victor displayed grace under pressure as a mid-series replacement for actor Lee Thompson Young, following his unexpected death.

In an unusual primetime-t.v. balancing act, Victor concurrently appears on the Revolutionary War period drama, Turn: Washington's Spies, just renewed on AMC.

A graduate of the Wharton School’s undergraduate business program at the University of Pennsylvania, Victor parlayed an acting avocation into gigs at serious New York City addresses: Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, and the Roundabout Theatre.

Her coloratura vocal prowess earned high critical marks in the Scott Joplin ragtime opera, Treemonisha. Chatting with TelevisionAcademy.com, Victor imparted her values and aspirations.

Your Rizzoli character, Nina Holiday, mashes the names of two legendary jazz singers.

[laughing] I noticed it immediately! Nina Simone and Billie Holiday are both artists I admire. When I read any script, my first stop is the character’s name—sometimes it gives an essence. I asked [Rizzoli executive producer] Jan Nash about it when I started working. She said they were looking for a grounded force, a certain quality of soul ... and that I brought that at my audition..

Nina is an analyst; she’s a brainiac. She has the facts and information. But she also has an innate understanding of the group; she feels the undercurrent.

Starting this season [season 6], you’ll see her interact more with people personally. Jane and Maura [Rizzoli leading characters played by Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, respectively] call attention to each other when they are not completely present or are emotionally challenged. That is rooted in their characters’ close friendship. Nina finds clever ways of doing this through work.


- Read the complete interview at: http://www.emmys.com/news/feature-story/new-riff-squad-room#sthash.Oz7MVWzR.dpuf


 

 

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