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Rick Porter

Television Writer

Rick Porter joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 and covers TV ratings and measurement, deals, renewals and cancellations and other aspects of the business. He was previously editor of TV by the Numbers and associate editor at Tribune Media's Zap2it.

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‘Outer Banks,’ ‘The Last of Us’ Come Up Big in Streaming Rankings

Netflix’s Outer Banks was far and away the most streamed title in Nielsen’s rankings for the week its third season premiered — but viewers’ time wasn’t taken up entirely by the new batch of episodes. The Last of Us also had another strong showing on HBO Max in the week of Feb. 20-26, leading the acquired […]

Robin Thede Scripted Comedy in the Works at HBO

Robin Thede is branching out at HBO. The creator and star of A Black Lady Sketch Show is developing a half-hour comedy series for the premium cable outlet. It’s called Disengagement and will track a prominent family’s fall from grace. The project falls under the overall deal Thede signed with HBO in 2022, under which […]

‘Accused,’ ‘Alert: Missing Persons Unit’ Renewed at Fox

Fox is beefing up its scripted series roster for the 2023-24 season. The network has renewed first-year dramas Accused and Alert: Missing Persons Unit for second seasons. The two shows, which bowed in January, have found decent-sized audiences and get substantial viewing on streaming platforms. Alert will also have a new showrunner in season two, […]

‘Power Book II’ Sets Opening Weekend Ratings Record for Starz

The third season premiere of Power Book II: Ghost drew the biggest opening weekend audience ever for a Starz series, the premium cable outlet says. The show’s March 17 debut brought in 5.8 million viewers across all platforms over its first three days, according to Nielsen and internal data. That makes it the biggest premiere […]

Heidi Fleiss Drama in the Works at HBO Max

HBO Max is delving into the life of one of the more infamous figures in Hollywood’s recent history. The streamer is developing a drama based on the life of Heidi Fleiss, the former “Hollywood Madam” who ran a prostitution ring that had a number of high-profile clients. The project comes from writer and executive producer […]

‘Ted Lasso’: Richmond Scores Thanks to the “Sour Yell”

[This story contains spoilers for season three, episode two of Ted Lasso.] The second episode of Ted Lasso’s third season puts the title character on the sidelines for much of its running time, focusing instead on Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham), Roy (Brett Goldstein) and a couple new additions to the AFC Richmond locker room. One of […]

Julianne Hough Rejoins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ as Co-Host

Following the departure of Tyra Banks, Dancing With the Stars has found a new co-host — one who’s likely familiar to viewers of the show. Julianne Hough, a former pro dancer and judge on the long-running competition series, is rejoining DWTS as a host for its 32nd season. She’ll co-host the Disney+ show alongside Alfonso Ribeiro, […]

‘You’ Repeats Atop Streaming Rankings

Netflix’s You spent a second week at the top of the streaming TV chart — though it fell off a little bit in the week after its fourth season premiered. New Amsterdam also put up more strong numbers on Netflix and Peacock, and The Woman King performed solidly in its streaming debut. You had 1.47 billion […]

Tubi Joins Nielsen Platform Rankings, Overtakes Pluto TV

The Fox-owned streaming platform Tubi made its debut in Nielsen’s monthly platform rankings, becoming the second FAST service to break into the rankings. Tubi captured 1 percent of all TV use in February, moving ahead Paramount Global’s Pluto TV (0.7 percent) in Nielsen’s Gauge snapshot. Pluto was the first FAST offering to make the rankings, […]

‘Monk’ Movie Starring Tony Shalhoub a Go at Peacock

Unconventional detectives are having a moment at Peacock. On the heels of renewing Poker Face for a second season, the NBCUniversal-owned streamer has greenlit a movie reuniting the cast and creative team behind former USA series Monk. Tony Shalhoub — who won three Emmys for the role — will once again play Adrian Monk, a brilliant […]

‘Willow’ Canceled After Single Season on Disney+

The journey of Willow won’t continue on Disney+. The streamer has canceled the Lucasfilm series, a sequel to the 1988 movie of the same title, after a single season. The news comes two months after the eight-episode season concluded its run. Disney+ doesn’t provide viewing data for its programming, but Willow didn’t break into the […]

‘Days of Our Lives’ Scores Two-Season Pickup at Peacock

The streaming era of Days of Our Lives will continue for a while longer. Peacock — which became the home for the long-running soap opera when it left NBC last year — has ordered two more seasons of the series. The pickup will take Days of Our Lives through its 60th season. The show is the second […]