Dancing With the Stars
Dancing with the Stars averaged 20.97 million viewers over its two-hour finale, wrapping up its best ratings season ever. All told, it was up 15 percent in viewership and 18 percent in the demo over last year's season-ender (a record low for the franchise's finales).
Bret Harrison, Christian Slater
Looks like Breaking In is a goner. Given a second chance for a second season to see how it would perform without American Idol's help, the show lost nearly half of its new lead-in's audience.
The Fox sitcom pulled in 3.32 million viewers at 9:30/8:30c after Raising Hope attracted 5.53 million at 9/8c — or some 44 percent less. The show — which Fox moved to Tuesday after axing it last week — also only managed a 1.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. In its previous post-Idol time slot, Breaking In was averaging some 7.7 million — about two-thirds smaller than Idol's audience.
NCIS: LA, Claire Forlani
Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
This week is a smorgasbord of season (and in some cases, possibly series) finales, and Monday is overstuffed with them, including CBS's comedies, a Chuck wedding on NBC, a 90210 graduation on the CW, and a showdown with the legendary villain Wo Fat capping the first season of Hawaii Five-0. But the nicest surprise of this spring has been the resurgence of ABC's comedic crime procedural Castle, which wraps its season by returning to the ongoing mystery surrounding the murder of Kate Beckett's mother. When hitman Hal Lockwood (Max Martini) escapes from...
Vicci Martinez, Carson Daly, Nikki Dawson
The Voice faltered somewhat but still posted solid numbers in prime time's final hour, pulling in 10.29 million viewers and more 18-to-49-year-olds than its two competitors combined.
NCIS: Los Angeles couldn't carry on without Operations Manager Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt), could it? That's just the question creator and executive producer Shane Brennan is prepared to ask in the sophomore CBS drama's final two episodes.
Tuesday's episode (9/8c, CBS) finds the team investigating the death of a Navy SEAL imposter who was set on fire. The investigation uncovers new intel on the whereabouts of a stolen canister of radioactive material that could be used to make a bomb.
Claire Forlani to recur on NCIS: LA as new operations manager
But the real bombshell comes from a woman by the name of Lauren Hunter (Camelot's Claire Forlani), who shows up at the Operations Center and utters the phrase, "I am Hetty's replacement," just as Hetty mysteriously resigns...
Blake Shelton, Tyler Robinson
The Voice not only held its high ratings note; it went up. The two-hour program averaged 12.38 million viewers and gave NBC its highest ratings in the time slot in nearly six years.
In addition to renewing Army Wives for a sixth season and setting a June 19 return for Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime has announced Monday it had ordered an all-stars edition of Project Runway and several new series.
Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass and Clay Aiken appearing on Drop Dead Diva
Project Runway All Stars, which has been picked up for eight episodes, will feature...
NCIS creator Don Bellisario has filed a lawsuit against CBS, seeking unspecified damages for not profiting from the creation of NCIS: LA, Deadline reports.
The complaint, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claims Bellisario was not...
The Voice made itself heard quite loudly in its two-hour debut Tuesday, attracting 11.77 million pairs of ears and winning the important advertiser-coveted demographic.
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Question: I don't understand why more people are not watching Fringe. I admit Season 1 was a bit rocky, but Season 2 was great, and so far this season has been the best, in my opinion. It's the only show that seems to fill The X-Files void for me. Last Friday's "LSD" episode was brilliant. I still crack up every time I picture the "How wonderful!" thought bubble above cartoon Walter. And how hilarious was tripping Broyles? He's the only character I've never liked on the show, because he's so rigid, but it was nice to see him loosen up a bit. Too bad it took a bad trip of LSD to do it. Anyway, I know it was renewed for a fourth season despite the poor ratings, but do you think that will be the end? I mean, how can they afford to keep such a low-rated show around?