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Ratings: Betty White Kicks Football’s Pigskin

Betty White

The indomitable, irrepressible Betty White is just gaining momentum. While she was winning a Screen Actors Guild award for her work on Hot in Cleveland, her Hallmark Hall of Fame movie was putting up the anthology movie series' best numbers in four years.

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Ratings: American Idol Cuts Its Losses

American Idol - Scott Dangerfield

American Idol may be recovering its land legs, pulling in 25.2 million viewers on Wednesday night, down less than a million from its Season 10 premiere a week earlier, but still more than all of its network competition combined.

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Ratings: 26 Million Watch State of the Union Address

Barack Obama

Some 26.1 million people watched President Barack Obama's prime-time State of the Union address, as the big four broadcast networks each devoted at least 90 minutes to their coverage.

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Skins' Ratings Plummet, Oprah Soars

Skins

Did the Parents Television Council uproar topple Skins?

MTV's racy teen drama drew 1.6 million viewers in its second airing Monday — a staggering 52 percent drop in viewership from the 3.3 million viewers who tuned in for its debut a week before.

Skins creator on U.S. controversy: "Sometimes the truth can be painful"

The American remake of the U.K. hit, which features frank depictions of teen sex and drug use, drew controversy almost immediately after... read more

Ratings: Harry’s Law Rules Over Castle

Castle

After all the buzz about the buss on Castle, the ABC show wound up second in the the 10 o'clock hour to the upstart Harry's Law.

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AFC Title Game Gets Highest Ratings in 24 Years

The AFC Championship game on CBS drew the strongest ratings for the conference's title game in 24 years.

Overnight Nielsen figures showed the game had the highest percentage of households (31.3 percent in the 56 top TV markets) since NBC's 1987 broadcast of the Denver Broncos defeating the Cleveland Browns in the AFC title tilt (31.9 percent).

Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's vice president of communications,  tweeted that Sunday night's 24-19 victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the New York Jets attracted ... read more

Ratings: Fringe Fares Well on Friday; Medium Ends on High Note

Fringe

What death slot? Fringe's Friday debut proved to be a ratings success, helping Fox top the night in the coveted adults-18-to-49 demographic.

Check out photos from Fringe

Fringe delivered 4.9 million viewers and a 1.9 in the demo, slightly above its fall average of 1.8 and up 12 percent from ...
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Ratings: Idol Slides Some More; Parks and Recreation Hits Series High

American Idol

On a more competitive night, the second episode of American Idol fell further in the ratings, while CBS and NBC stood tall against Fox's powerhouse.

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Meanwhile on cable, Jersey Shore set an MTV ratings record for the third week in a row, pulling in... read more

Ratings: American Idol Debut Is Down Again

American Idol

Did Simon get while the gettin' was good? Season 10 of American Idol debuted to 26.1 million people, down 13 percent from last year's 29.9 million.

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Hi, Bob! NCIS with Newhart Leads Ratings

Bob Newhart and Mark Harmon

Four-plus decades after his start in television, Bob Newhart's appearance on NCIS attracted nearly 21 million viewers, just a week after its post-hiatus premiere nabbed a series-high 22 million viewers.

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