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.
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.
The premiere of NBC's Harry's Law showed it has appeal, ruling the last hour of prime time with 11 million viewers.
Nearly 17 million people watched the three-hour Golden Globes, about the same as last year, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.
The TV/film awards show (8-11 p.m.) would have carried NBC to victory Sunday — a night the network is used to winning by dint of the season's top-rated franchise, Sunday Night Football — if not for the monstrous overrun of...
The Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore has set another ratings record for MTV.
Thursday's episode drew 8.6 million viewers, improving slightly over the Season 3 premiere to become the network's most-watched series telecast ever.
Beyond Scared Straight
The debut of A&E's new unscripted show, Beyond Scared Straight, attracted 3.7 million viewers, making it the network's most-watched series to date.
Based on the Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary Scared Straight!, the series profiles unique approaches to juvenile crime prevention in prisons around the United States. Thursday's premiere was set in a women's prison in Central California.
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