Lost's sixth and final season premiere was up 12 percent over last year's opener, but American Idol continued to dominate Tuesday nights.
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Lost's two-hour premiere averaged 12.1 million viewers and dominated the adults-18-to-49 demographic in both timeslots. It was the ABC's best two-hour performance since November 2007. ABC kicked off the night with a Lost clip show, which pulled in a decent 10 million viewers.
Fox dominated at 8 o'clock, however, as American Idol's Denver auditions drew 24.4 million viewers...
During a recent interview to promote his new film, Mel Gibson called an entertainment reporter an "a--hole."
Gibson, who was making an early morning satellite interview with Chicago's WGN-TV to promote his new movie Edge of Darkness, began his exchange with entertainment reporter Dean Richards cordially. But things became tense when ...
Change is good for American Idol, according to Danny Gokey. While many fans are dreading Simon Cowell's impending exit, the Season 8 third-place finisher tells TVGuide.com that playing musical judging chairs is necessary for the aging Fox juggernaut. "I think in order for Idol to stay alive, they need to reinvent the wheel," he says. "He is irreplaceable, and when you bring someone new on, you don't want them to copycat exactly what Simon did. But you should let their qualities take over and start fresh." Gokey, who will release his debut album, My Best Days, on March 2, already has some people in mind to take Cowell's seat. Find out who he'd nominate for the judges' table, how he hopes to give back through his organization, Sophia's Heart Foundation, and more.
TVGuide.com: Have you been watching Idol?
Gokey: A little bit. I've been on the road ...
Lisa Edelstein (House), Mark Harmon (NCIS), Josh Holloway (Lost)
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Should House fans hold out any hope for more Huddy? — Maureen
MICKEY: Right now, the best I can promise you is that Dr. Crankypants will experience something of a thaw when it comes to Cuddy in next week's episode. There will still be scads of ice floes between them, but they'll look smaller, like in An Inconvenient Truth, except without all the dead polar bears and with Lucas.
I know it's a little early, but any scoop on what to expect from this year's NCIS finale? — Jackie
ADAM: It's never too early, Jackie! Especially not for executive producer Shane Brennan. "I'm a great believer in planning it out and knowing where we're going to land," he tells me. "The audience has already seen...
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men's continued ratings success led CBS to a Monday night win, according to Nielsen estimates.
Bang Theory (15.4 million viewers) scored the night's highest rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, while Men (16.5 million) was the night's most-watched program. The strong lead-in helped...
Matthew Fox and Terry O'Quinn
What's old is new again: Tuesday's episode of Lost answered several questions, but it also raised several others. We learned what happened when Juliet bashed Jughead with such purpose, who's still alive, who died and who — spoiler alert! — rose from the dead. We finally got confirmation on those rumors that Season 6 would show us what happened if Oceanic 815 landed safely in Los Angeles. We even got to see a glimpse of the long-missing Claire. But we also met some new characters, whose roles in the big picture are intriguing, but are, naturally, as yet unclear. It's a heady brew, as usual, and I'm already half in the bag.
Namaste, y'all! Can you believe we're finally here — on the verge of the beginning of the end? Mickey O'Connor here, ready to plunge back into the crazy hot tub called Lost (clothing optional!) — won't you join me? The water's warm!