Hawaii Five-0 sputtered to a series-low in the demo as Castle stormed to victory in prime time's final hour — undoubtedly with help from the Dancing With the Stars performance show that preceded it.
Better With You
Only the CW ran a new episode of 90210 up against Dancing with the Stars Monday night; the other networks generally ran up the white flag of reruns.
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ABC's 90-minute Dancing averaged 21.84 million viewers Monday night, up 13 percent compared with...
Zach Levi, Calista Flockhart, Gary Sinise
Will Chuck's luck finally run out? Is Season 8 the end of the road for One Tree Hill? Does Outsourced have a prayer for renewal? Just a few weeks remain before the networks decide which shows will and won't be back this fall. Are your favorites on the chopping block, or can you breathe an early sigh of relief? We offer an analysis of what's to come, so you can brace yourselves (looking at you No Ordinary Family fans, wherever you are) if things aren't looking so hot.
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$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
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The Good News: Despite negative critical response, the show debuted to 12.5 million viewers and held about 80 percent of The Big Bang Theory's audience.
The Bad News: In what is rarely a good sign, the show wrapped up its freshman season in a hurry in February to make room for new comedy (and fellow bubble show) Mad Love. Its final episode...
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With the Stars smoked the ratings competition Monday night, averaging 22.3 million viewers in its second week.
While the two-hour show tripped slightly in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (down 4 percent to a 5.1 rating), its total audience was about the same as last week's 12th-season opener (though that was down from the 24.2 million who tuned in for last spring's debut).
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Cheers to Chris Parnell for his endearing guest turn on Mad Love.
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The SNL veteran guested on CBS' freshman sitcom as a small-town cop, Dennis Barrett, who pulls over Connie (Judy Greer) for speeding. She initially flirts with him to try and get out of the ticket but is eventually charmed by his winning personality. Parnell and Greer have history — they costarred in ABC's underrated gem Miss Guided and both provide voices on FX's animated spy spoof Archer — and they developed a surprisingly potent chemistry in only a few scenes. Thankfully, we haven't seen the last of Parnell on Mad Love — he'll be back for another episode next month.
Simon Baker, Jeff Probst
CBS revealed its finale dates Monday, including two-hour season enders for The Mentalist and the reality competition series Survivor and The Amazing Race.
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Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars trotted back to a formidable average of 22.3 million fans, though that's down from the 24.2 million who tuned in for last spring's debut.
Emily Maynard and Brad Womack
The Bachelor engaged the most viewers during its finale.
Monday night's two-hour culmination of Brad Womack's search for a wife averaged 13.8 million viewers — with 14.9 million watching the end. The show was a steady ratings performer during its 15th season and hit season highs with the finale. However, the season-ender declined 15 percent against last year's conclusion in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic, earning a 4.5 rating.
Calling the two-hour return of The Event a nonevent is too easy, so let's just say it went over like a sumo wrestler trying to pole-vault. The NBC show averaged 5.3 million viewers, about what Chuck pulled in last week.
The Bachelor hit season highs and won its two-hour time slot for the second week in a row as the show got down to two contestants for its finale in two weeks.
The ABC program, starting at 8/7c, averaged more than 11.2 million viewers, and its ratings were tops among women 18-to-34 and 18-to-49 for the ninth straight week, according to Nielsen figures. Besides Brad Womack eliminating one of the three remaining women, the show also included the announcement ...