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President Skews Ratings; Off the Map Debuts Weakly

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.

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18 Shows Jersey Shore Crushes (We're Looking at You, Vampires, Zombies and Leno)

Jersey Shore

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!

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The Game Premiere Grabs Huge 7.7 Million Viewers on BET

The Game

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

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Ratings: NCIS Sets Series High; Conan Wins Among Young Demo

Conan

NCIS returned from hiatus to a series-high 22 million viewers on Tuesday, easily helping CBS win the night. read more

College Football Championship Sets Cable Ratings Record

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.

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Showtime's Californication Hits High, Shameless Is Biggest Drama Premiere in 7 Years

Shameless

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... read more

Jersey Shore Premiere Is MTV’s Highest Series Telecast Ever

Jersey Shore

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.

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People's Choice, Live to Dance Ratings Tumble

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner

The 37th People's Choice Awards were not the people's first choice on TV.

The populist awards show, airing 9-11 p.m. on CBS, averaged less than 10 million, down 21 percent from last year.

Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 People's Choice Awards

The Middle took ... read more

Live to Dance Ratings Are High-Steppin'

Live to Dance

Paula Abdul's Live to Dance high-stepped to No. 1 in the ratings. The two-hour premiere (starting at 8/7c on CBS) attracted more than 10 million viewers.

VIDEO: Contestant falls on head during taping of Paula Abdul's Live to Dance

During prime time's first hour Tuesday, Abdul's new show bested the kick-off of The Biggest Loser: Couples, which posted an all-time series low for a spring premiere with ... read more

Enough Viewers Make Bachelor Brad's Second Chance No. 2 in Ratings

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... read more

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