I Hate My Teenage Daughter
I Hate My Teenage Daughter, which didn't get a lot of love critically, also didn't get a lot of love from viewers, as the show lost some 37 percent of its lead-in's audience, Nielsen overnights show. Muppets and models, meanwhile, gave The CW its most-watched Wednesday in a year.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The annual parade of sexy women in sexy Victoria's Secret lingerie won the final hour of Tuesday's prime time for CBS. Hard to believe! It also posted its largest demo rating ever in the nine years that it's aired. On a more wholesome note, Rudolph with his nose so bright and his venerable TV special (with Burl Ives' narration) led off a night that the network easily won in both viewership and 18-to-49-year-olds. But it was a rerun of NCIS — the current season's No. 1 show after 10 weeks — that snared the night's most viewers.
The two-hour finale of The Sing-Off plummeted 37 percent in the coveted demo from a year ago and some 20 percent in viewership. Instead, people got into the holiday spirit by watching the umpteenth showings of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls on ABC in the first hour of Cyber Monday's prime time.
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing with the Stars determined the winner of its Mirrorball trophy to an audience of 19.45 million, but its 4.1 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, down some 20 percent from a year ago, was its lowest-rated fall finale of all time, according to Nielsen overnights.
Ricki Lake, Derek Hough
Down to the last three contestants, Dancing with the Stars attracted 20.04 million viewers but hit an all-time low in the industry-prized demo for a final performance program, scoring a 3.6 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, preliminary Nielsen data shows.
The 2011 American Music Awards entertained 12.04 million fans — a 3 percent increase over last year — and posted a 4.3 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen overnights.
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.
Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
ABC's Wednesday lineup came back after making way for the 45th annual CMA Awards last week. All its shows declined from their previous outings, according to Nielsen overnight figures. Modern Family, while reaching its usual night-leading numbers in viewership (12.88 million) and demo rating (5.5), declined to a season low in the industry-standard 18-to-49 crowd. NBC's Harry's Law also hit a season-low in the demo (1.1). And without the CMAs as competition, CBS' lineup rose.
Man Up! remained virtually even with its series-low numbers from last week, reaching 6.27 million viewers and 1.7 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, and Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, which precedes it at 8/7c, declined from a week ago, attracting 8.97 million people (2.6 demo rating), according to Nielsen overnights. So it's not getting easier for these guys — and it looks like Allen will indeed be the last man standing from this time slot.
That wacky grade-school quartet of South Park will be stirring up trouble for at least three more seasons. MMM-kay?
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal to continue cable's longest-running animated series, Comedy Central announced Wednesday.