Off The Map
President Barack Obama's speech at the Tucson, Ariz., memorial for the victims of last weekend's shooting skewed Wednesday's prime-time ratings, throwing people off the trail of their regular shows.
More than 8.4 million viewers tuned in to last week's third-season premiere of Jersey Shore, shattering ratings records and becoming MTV's most-watched series telecast to date.
We thought we'd put that number in perspective and compare it the numbers of some other "popular" shows. See how your favorites stack up!
Looks like BET has a hit on its hands. Tuesday's fourth season premiere of The Game brought in 7.7 million viewers, the network told TVGuide.com.
The big number is a win for both BET and the show, which is getting a second chance at life on the cable network. The CW canceled the half-hour comedy about football players and the women who love them after three seasons in 2008. Tuesday night's debut marked BET's biggest original series telecast.
Comeback kid The Game "at home" on BET
NCIS returned from hiatus to a series-high 22 million viewers on Tuesday, easily helping CBS win the night.
Michael Dyer of the Auburn Tigers
A cable record 27.3 million people watched Auburn's last-second victory over Oregon in the college football national championship game on ESPN.
The fourth season debut of Californication on Sunday brought in 848,000 viewers — the show's biggest audience for a season premiere. Between the first and encore airings, the episode drew 1.12 million viewers.
At 10, the premiere of Shameless drew 982,000 viewers, making it Showtime's biggest drama series debut in seven years. The Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes premiered to...
The Jersey Shore cast's 15 minutes of fame aren't up yet: Thursday's premiere was MTV's most-watched series telecast to date.
Jersey Shore: Do we love them or hate them?
A whopping 8.4 million people tuned in to the Season 3 premiere, which followed the gang back to Seaside Heights, N.J. Season 2, which was filmed in Miami, debuted in July to 5.3 million viewers.
Madison, Brad Womack
About 9 million people were willing to give Brad Womack a second chance and made The Bachelor second during the ABC show's Season 15 two-hour premiere.
The debut (starting at 8/7c) ran behind the CBS comedy block not only in total viewers but also in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic, garnering a 2.9 rating — 12 percent below...