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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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Harry’s Law Shows Some Appeal in Ratings

Harry's Law

The premiere of NBC's Harry's Law showed it has appeal, ruling the last hour of prime time with 11 million viewers.

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About 17 Million Watch the Golden Globes

Golden Globes

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... read more

Jersey Shore Sets Ratings Record (Again)

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.

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Beyond Scared Straight Sets Ratings Record For A&E

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.

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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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