J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life

2009, TV Show

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Ratings for Dark Blue, Leverage, Big Brother and More

Some recent ratings highlights:

Wednesday

America's Got Talent topped the night with 11.38 million total viewers, up 9 percent over last week. Lead-out The Philanthropist dropped another 15 percent, to 4.34 mil.

• The premiere of TNT's Dark Blue copped 3.5 million viewers, retaining an impressive 90 percent of its Leverage lead-in. Leverage's Season 2 premiere garnered 3.8 mil, a 24 percent gain over its series debut.

Thursday

Big Brother 11 won the 8 o'clock hour with 5.57 million viewers, down 17 percent from last week. ABC News' special on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling placed third (behind a Bones repeat) with 4.38 mil.

So You Think You Can Dance's results show drew 7 mil, down 750K from last week. NBC's The Listener (3.86 mil), in its second-to-last broadcast airing, gained 620 thou. (Following the July 23 airing, NBC.com will stream the final five episodes in August.)

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com and follow TV Guide on Twitter.  Read Full Article

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Ratings for Dark Blue, Leverage, Big Brother and More

Some recent ratings highlights:

Wednesday

America's Got Talent topped the night with 11.38 million total viewers, up 9 percent over last week. Lead-out The Philanthropist dropped another 15 percent, to 4.34 mil.

• The premiere of TNT's Dark Blue copped 3.5 million viewers, retaining an impressive 90 percent of its Leverage lead-in. Leverage's Season 2 premiere garnered 3.8 mil, a 24 percent gain over its series debut.

Thursday

Big Brother 11 won the 8 o'clock hour with 5.57 million viewers, down 17 percent from last week. ABC News' special on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling placed third (behind a Bones repeat) with 4.38 mil.

So You Think You Can Dance's results show drew 7 mil, down 750K from last week. NBC's The Listener (3.86 mil), in its second-to-last broadcast airing, gained 620 thou. (Following the July 23 airing, NBC.com will stream the final five episodes in August.)

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com and follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, July 16, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance
9 pm/ET Fox
We've reached the point that viewers will now decide which two of the remaining 10 contestants are going home, so the pressure is on like never before. And if you've "gotta feeling" who will be moving on, your sentiments may take on a new meaning when the Grammy-winning, hip-hop quartet Black Eyed Peas perform their new single, "I Gotta Feeling," from their fifth studio album, The E.N.D.

Read on for previews of Burn Notice, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Big Brother 11 and Penn & Teller: Bull!. read more

VIDEO: Inside the World of Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

The ABC special J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, premiering Thursday at 8 pm/ET, sheds light on the beloved Harry Potter author's world and work by chronicling the 12 months leading up to the release of the seventh, final entry in the bestselling series: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows.

ABC's inside look at Rowling's origins and career comes as the latest big-screen adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is enchanting fans in theaters, conjuring up $22 million in its first night at the box office.

Elizabeth Vargas, the host of A Year in the Life, sat with TVGuide.com to share a peek at its many revelations. Among the topics covered ... read more

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Premise: Profiling the author of the Harry Potter novels. The report, based on a 2007 British documentary, follows Rowling during the year before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final novel in the series, was published. Rowling is seen visiting her hometown in Gloucestershire and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she began writing the Potter books. She also discusses how she came up with major characters in the books. Correspondent: Elizabeth Vargas.

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