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Fox Enjoys a Glee-ful Ratings Victory

Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Glee's Christmas episode led Fox to a decisive victory Tuesday night, while even reruns of the reliable NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS pulled in big audiences.

At 8, the fall finale of Glee posted a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 11 million total viewers. NCIS scored a 2.0 rating with 11.8 million, and ABC's A Charlie Brown Christmas posted a 2.6 — down 30 percent from last year's airing -- with 8 million. (The animated holiday special was the most popular show on Tuesday night with kids aged 2-11.) Elsewhere, NBC's Minute To Win It won... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

Glee

Glee
8/7c Fox
With Rachel and Finn in Splitsville, and Will clearly heartbroken about Emma and Carl's quickie wedding, New Directions might need a little Christmas as the show heads into its winter's nap. (Tonight's holiday-themed show is the fall finale.) True, the kids did advance to Regionals last week, along with the Warblers (so we'll still see a lot of Kurt when new episodes resume next year), but the overall vibe could be better. And, of course, there's a Grinch to contend with at McKinley High. You can imagine who she is. — Paul Droesch

Read on for previews of Inside the Actors Studio, College Basketball, Minute to Win It, In Treatment, Detroit 1-8-7 and Warehouse 13. read more

NBC Adds Third Thursday Night Comedy Hour; Unveils Midseason Prime-Time Schedule

30 Rock, Parks and Recreation

NBC is adding a third hour of comedy on Thursday nights, the network announced Monday.

The new lineup, which begins Jan. 20, will feature Community in its same slot at 8/7c, followed by the new comedy Perfect Couples, starring Olivia Munn and Kyle Bornheimer. The Office will remain at 9/8c, with Parks and Recreation returning at 9:30/8:30c. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill
8/7c CW
Some naysayers thought this show would fall victim to the WB-UPN merge; others predicted it couldn't overcome losing core characters Lucas and Peyton. But it did indeed survive and is now entering its eighth season. The action picks up right where May's eventful cliffhanger left off, with Clay and Quinn facing life-threatening injuries after being shot by Katie. Meanwhile, others embrace life-changing events: Brooke and Julian are newly engaged, and Haley and Nathan prepare for a second child.

Read on for previews of Minute to Win It, Life Unexpected, Wipeout, Covert Affairs, Fashion's Night Out 2010 and Big Lake. read more

Ratings: Were Hellcats' Numbers Worth Cheering About?

Ashley Tisdale, Hellcats

The CW's Hellcats kicked off the broadcast networks' fall TV season with a meow rather than a roar.

Fall TV Popularity Contest: What did you think of Hellcats and Terriers?

The cheerleading drama drew a solid-if-not-stellar 3 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, according to overnight Nielsen estimates. Predictably, the show's rating improved to 1.4 among the CW's target demo of adults 18-to-34.

However, the premiere did improve slightly over its America's Next Top Model lead-in, which drew 2.9 million viewers in its lowest-rated premiere ever. Hellcats also doubled the numbers of The Beautiful Life: TBL, the quickly canceled series that debuted in that timeslot last year... read more

Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Gets Off to Fast Start

Sons of Anarchy

The Season 3 premiere of Sons of Anarchy roared out of the gate, according to early Nielsen estimates.

Sons of Anarchy: How will Jax handle his "emotional devastation"?

Tuesday's episode drew 4.12 million viewers, ranking as the series' third most-watched episode just behind the Season 2 finale (4.33 million viewers) and the Season 2 premiere (4.29 million viewers). The show also drew 2.81 million viewers in the coveted adults-18-to-49 demographic, making it basic cable's highest-rated episode of scripted TV in 2010.

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On the broadcast networks... read more

President Obama to Deliver Prime-Time Address on End of Iraq Combat Mission

US President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time Oval Office address Tuesday about the end of the United States' combat mission in Iraq.

The address, which will be broadcast on all four major networks, will be Obama's second from the Oval Office since taking office, following his June address ...
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Cheers & Jeers: Minute to Win It FTW!

Minute to Win It

Cheers to Minute to Win It for finding a winning formula.

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NBC's sleeper-hit summer game show takes the network's current penny-pinching ethos and turns it into a virtue: The show's stars (aside from chef-turned-host Guy Fieri, who adds just the right amount of extra cheese) are cheap, common household objects like Kleenex boxes, paper clips and water bottles. They're used in challenges that must be completed in 60 seconds for players to advance towards the $1 million jackpot.... read more

Top Moments: Shocking Announcements from Kathy Griffin, Nigel Lythgoe and Glenn Beck

Christina Hendricks, Glenn Beck

TV had some announcements to make this week. Kathy Griffin had something to say about cancer prevention. Nigel Lythgoe thinks the So You Think dancers should warm up. Someone on The View has a "girl crush." And Glenn Beck used humor to announce a personal health crisis. Welcome to Top Moments: Hear Ye Hear Ye Edition.

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Ratings: Idol Finale Hits Lowest Rating Ever

Lee DeWyze

American Idol's Season 9 finale delivered its weakest numbers ever for a season-ending show — though it was still strong enough to lead Fox to a Wednesday night ratings win.

Read our recap of the AmericanIdol finale

The finale, which saw Lee DeWyze defeat Crystal Bowersox for the title and marked... read more

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