Meryl Davis and Charlie White
NBC's ratings for the Winter Olympics dipped below those of the 2006 Winter Games in Torino for the first time Monday night.
The broadcast was watched by 20.9 million viewers, enough to easily win the night. But ratings fell 25 percent from last Monday night and were down 7 percent from the same night during the Torino Games. The 2006 games were the lowest-rated games in recent history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Most of the other networks stuck to repeats, but the "Women Tell All" episode of The Bachelor (11.2 million viewers) performed very strongly, falling only 5 percent from last week's normal episode...
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, the women (minus Tenley and Vienna) reunite to reflect back on the season, and Rozlyn returns to share her side of one of the series' biggest scandals.
The first half-hour is pretty much all filler footage. Let's relive the most dramatic moments of the season viewers have seen too many times already! Aw, look at past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants hanging out in Vegas together and giving back to the less fortunate (gee, I wonder if that's tied at all to the upcoming Bachelor spin-off Bachelor Pad?!).
Harold Perrineau and Cynthia Watros
Sure, Harold Perrineau's character, Michael Dawson, died, but that doesn't mean he can't return to Lost. TVGuide.com sat down with with Perrineau in Hawaii after he shot his return to Lost to find out how Michael will interact with both Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Libby (Cynthia Watros), whom Michael killed, in a way that will surprise even die-hard fans...
NBC's Winter Olympics coverage took the gold medal in the ratings again Sunday night, but CBS' Undercover Boss was far from a loser.
The new hit reality series drew 13.6 million viewers, building on The Amazing Race's lead-in audience (9.1 million viewers) and handily beating ABC's Desperate Housewives (10.9 million viewers) for second place at 9/8c. Housewives also tied its series low in the adults-18-to-49 demographic.
NBC's coverage of the Winter Games averaged 22.4 million viewers throughout prime time, more than doubling the averages of each of the other networks...
On Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives, Robin Gallagher (Julie Benz) is the new stripper on the block, and she's making quite a first impression. At a party to celebrate Katherine's return to Wisteria Lane (that was quick!), the Desperate Husbands ogle and delight at learning Robin's former chosen career path. The Housewives are collectively peeved that Susan brought such an element to their precious cul-de-sac, but little do they know that strippers are magical! Over the course of the hour, each of the Housewives learns to appreciate Robin's special talents. "She can't bring any more crazy to this street than I did," Katherine says. Wanna make a bet?