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...
Kara DioGaurdi, Terry O'Quinn
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Gretchen Bleiler is peaking at the right time. The 28-year-old snowboarder "went to a whole other level" at the Winter X Games last month to claim her record fourth superpipe title. "It feels amazing to win that. I finally stepped up to my potential," she tells TVGuide.com. "I know I'm capable of doing more at the Olympics." The Aspen, Colo., native, who nabbed silver in Torino, is back to win gold and is contemplating a never-before-landed trick in the women's competition to help her do it: the 1080 (three revolutions in the air).
Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter
NBC is cozying up to Friends with Benefits.
From (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the comedy pilot was passed on by ABC, which originally developed the project, Variety reports.
The single-camera comedy focuses on...
Another Winter Olympics, another disappointment for Lindsey Jacobellis.
Four years after losing the snowboardcross gold with a showboating move, the American was supposed to turn her 2006 Olympic silver medal into gold and silence her critics once and for all. Only she never got the chance.
Watch Jacobellis' fall at the 2006 Olympics
Overshooting a jump early in the semifinals Tuesday, Jacobellis landed ...
If you were bummed that Louie Vito finished last at the Winter X Games after falling on all three of his superpipe runs, don't be. "I'm just getting it all out of my system," the 21-year-old snowboarder jokes to TVGuide.com. "Now I won't fall in Vancouver." Armed with two versions of the must-have trick of the season — the double cork 1080 — Vito, who finished eighth on Dancing with the Stars last season, is ready to continue the United States' domination in the Olympic halfpipe. Get the scoop on which tricks he's planning to throw, why he will be tweeting throughout the games and what he wants to take from Apolo Anton Ohno.