Nashville's ratings went, uh, south Wednesday, slumping 29 percent from last week.
The ABC drama earned 6.7 million viewers and a 2.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, shedding almost three million viewers and eight-tenths from its already so-so premiere. Fellow new series Chicago Fire (5.9 million, 1.5) also took a big tumble, dropping more than 20 percent.
On the other hand, The CW's Arrow (3.5 million, 1.3) was steady and again beat NBC's ...
Nashville got off to a decent start Wednesday, but it was Arrow that really hit the ratings mark.
The CW superhero series drew 4 million viewers and a 1.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's most-watched series premiere since The Vampire Diaries' debut in 2009. Lead-out Supernatural (2.6 million, 1.0) saw a two-tenths bump.
Arrow also tied NBC's ailing comedy lineup, Animal Practice (3.9 million, 1.1) and Guys with Kids (4.2 million, 1.4), in total viewers in the 8 o'clock hour and in the 18-to-49 and 18-to-34 demos.
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President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off tonight in the first of three presidential debates leading up to the election on Nov. 6. (Vice President Joe Biden and Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, will go head-to-head once, next Thursday.)
Tonight's debate at the University of Denver will focus on the topic of domestic policy and will be moderated by Jim Lehrer.
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Fresh off its third straight Emmy win for comedy series, Modern Family ruled Wednesday night, posting the best premiere rating of the season.
The ABC comedy drew 14.2 million viewers and a 5.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down only 8 percent from last season's premiere.
New series lead-out The Neighbors couldn't hang on to Modern Family's numbers though, dropping to a still-respectable ...
Paget Brewster knows her guest-starring gig on Law & Order: SVU might be met with a few raised eyebrows from Criminal Minds fans.
She just doesn't care.
"Yeah, people do think it's similar and that's OK. I'm 43 now. I've reached the point where I really can't care what anyone thinks," Brewster tells TVGuide.com. "Of course, I do. I'm an actress. I'm totally insecure, but I'm trying to stick to my guns about what is important to me and it doesn't matter what anyone thinks I should or shouldn't do...
Jeanne Tripplehorn just wants you to like her — or her Criminal Minds character, at least.
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"The fan base is huge for this show and I am honestly nervous about what they will think of Alex," she tells TVGuide.com. "A show bringing somebody new in on the ...