Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn
On Monday night, Terra Nova attracted 7.67 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, up 16 percent in viewers and an impressive 24 percent in the demo, Nielsen's fast overnights show.
But the real winner Monday night was Dancing with the Stars, averaging 18.02 million and 3.3 demo rating — up 18 percent over last week's series low — over two hours starting at 8/7c. Over the same span, NBC's The Sing-Off pulled in 4.20 million (1.5).
By the time you read this, Today's well-traveled Matt Lauer may well already be on his way to his next destination. This is the 10th anniversary of his "Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?" stunt (airing all week, starting at 7am), and as he tells our Stephen Battaglio, this could be ...
The Walking Dead
Question: I am currently enjoying The Walking Dead and Homeland, both cable shows and therefore both with shorter seasons. However, after a couple of fast-moving episodes at the start, they've both come to a bit of a standstill. The Walking Dead has basically been stuck at the same place for the last couple of episodes, and Homeland now feels like they don't ...
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Brian Williams, Jon Stewart
NBC kept ratings expectations low for Rock Center with Brian Williams — and met them. Well, maybe they surpassed them a little bit.
Ed Helms, Amber Riley, Michael C. Hall
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Got any scoop on The Office? — Matt
NATALIE: Someone (who may or may not be depicted above — Andy's da boss now, so he gets the photo) has a secret girlfriend! We have to admit we're a little saddened by the development, as it dashes the hopes — perhaps temporarily — of a hookup we thought was in the makings. Guesses?
On Glee, how can McKinley High have two glee clubs? They can't send them both to sectionals, right? — Jessica
ADAM: Did you not watch The Glee Project? Sometimes everybody wins! That said...
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing with the Stars stomped Game 5 of the World Series, averaging 17.17 million fans vs. 14.32 million.
In the 18-to-49 demographic, though, Fox's baseball coverage beat ABC's program, which was spiced up Monday night by a spat between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and judge Len Goodman, 4.2 to 3.2. NBC's The Sing-Off pulled in 4.18 million (1.6) over two hours, Nielsen data shows.
Ashton Kutcher, Ted Danson, James Spader
Ever feel like your favorite TV shows are sharing the same brain? Thanks to contract negotiations, pilot trends and similar cliff-hangers, we've seen several shows treading similar story line territory already this fall. CSI, Law & Order: SVU, The Office and Two and Half Men all replaced lead characters while NCIS and Castle both saw characters on a shrink's couch. But which shows did it better? Below, we pit them against one another and pick a winner...
Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Dina Meyer is returning to her old stomping grounds.
Meyer, who portrayed Lucinda Nicholson on the original series, will play a new character on the 90210 reboot, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The 42-year-old actress will play...
Castle nabbed the most viewers in the final hour of Monday's prime time for the fifth straight week — 11.50 million vs. 10.87 million for CBS' Hawaii Five-0, which nonetheless won in the 18-to-49 demographic, 3.1 to 2.6. NBC, meantime, again ran a repeat of Prime Suspect in the former time slot of the canceled The Playboy Club, which 2.74 million people (0.8) watched.