The New York Yankees, Desperate Housewives
Fox's coverage of the American League Championship series Sunday night was the big winner, according to Nielsen's estimates.
The New York Yankees pennant-clinching win over the Los Angeles Angels averaged 15.5 million viewers, making it the night's most-watched show.
Baseball also loosened NBC's stronghold on Sunday nights, as the network's football coverage fell to 12.8 million viewers and second place among adults 18 to 49.
ABC fared best against the sports coverage, as Desperate Housewives (13.8 million viewers) and Brothers & Sisters (10 million) both hit their averages. For CBS...
Another week, another two dances on Dancing with the Stars. Following last week's group hustle, the remaining nine couples will face off in a mambo marathon on top of their main dance. How did they fare? Find out below!
I hope you had a great week. Thanks for your comments about the Michael Jackson dance! I had a blast doing it. To do it in front of his mother and most of his family was the most amazing thing I could've ever done in my life. I've gotten to do so many things in the past five years that would make me say, "I can die right now and I'm good to go," and then something else comes up and something else comes up. It's quite incredible.
The performance was pre-taped because it was such a big production and the whole cast was involved. We taped it about 15 minutes ...
Dancing With The Stars, Mya
Mya is "excited" Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman has finally lavished praise on her ballroom skills, but she's still feeling black and blue. "I have bruises all over my legs [from the Argentine tango]," she tells TVGuide.com. "My legs, I couldn't even expose on Monday. I had to wear fishnets because they were so bad makeup couldn't cover them up!" But the pain probably paled in comparison to what partner Dmitry Chaplin felt when she hit ...
On Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives, Mary Alice tells us that it's in our nature to judge. Bree has to defend her infidelity when a judgmental on-looker discovers her affair with Karl. Roy judges the way Lynette treats Tom. Everyone (rightly?) judges Gaby's parenting skills. And Susan and Katherine's already-tiresome catfight over Mike reaches a fever pitch when Danny makes a major misstep, and Angie appeals to Katherine's questionable judgment in order to cover his tracks.
Sons of Anarchy, The Jay Leno Show
Sons of Anarchy isn't taking its hand off the throttle.
The FX biker drama has been averaging around 4 million viewers all season, but Tuesday's episode — which pulled in 3.7 million viewers to handily win the night among cable channels — was competitive with the major networks in the adults 18-49 demographic. More significantly, Sons' 2.2 rating outperformed both The Jay Leno Show (1.8) and ABC's The Forgotten (2.0) in the demo.
NBC stands behind Leno's numbers. "The Jay Leno Show continues to top our expectations," a network spokesman told TVGuide.com. "And, as always, we are looking at this on a 52-week basis."
Calls to ABC for comment were not immediately returned.
Sons creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter wrote in his blog that networks have opened themselves up to being beaten by cable by producing the same shows over and over...
Do you dig reptilian aliens who masquerade as beautiful humans? Do you love Elizabeth Mitchell and Scott Wolf? Are you looking for a new sci-fi influenced show to fill the void that Lost will soon leave? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should watch the first nine minutes of ABC's remake of the 1980s miniseries, V, below...
House, Mad Men
There were a lot of dirty tricks on TV this week. Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) cajoled poor Riley into posing topless on Melrose Place. House and Foreman conducted an autopsy on a living person. Gossip Girl's Chuck kissed a guy because of Blair's deception. CSI: Miami's Eric Delko tricked us all by slinking off into the night with barely any explanation. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Dirty Tricks Edition.
The fifth episode of FlashForward starts off ominously, as we see Benford and Wedeck's car and another collide head-on. Before anything more can be revealed, the episode jumps back a few days to show the FBI gang is on a road trip to the nation's capital to get more funding for the MOSAIC program. Early on, we see Wedeck playing hoops with an influential politician and ask him for his help in getting the team more funding for their efforts in investigating the flash forwards. This someone is obviously an old friend in a high place. Turns out, the man in question is President Segovia (played by the always wonderful Peter Coyote), who holds a press conference detailing the Senate Intelligence Committee Hearings are supposed to start about which groups should get what funding for their work on the flash forwards. Nothing too exciting here — except when we get a glimpse of the President's secret flash forward — when we discover that something very bad is going to happen come April.