Fox's one-two punch of American Idol and Glee led the network to another Tuesday night ratings win.
The Madonna-themed episode of Glee expressed itself to 13.5 million viewers and was the night's highest-rated scripted series among the adults-18-to-49 demographic. The show only lost 5 percent in the demo compared to its record-setting return last week, and it did it following a weaker American Idol (19.1 million viewers), which was down 8 percent from the previous week...
NBC has picked up Parenthood for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.
"It's gratifying that Parenthood continues to garner critical acclaim and is generating highly positive reaction from viewers, thanks to the fearless creativity ...
Glee returned from a long hiatus with the most-watched and highest-rated episode in the series' history.
Glee drew 13.6 million viewers, retaining 78 percent of American Idol's audience (20.2 million viewers), according to Nielsen overnight estimates. The show also claimed...
Dancing with the Stars
For the first time, Dancing with the Stars topped ratings powerhouse American Idol, according to weekly Nielsen numbers.
For the week of March 29, ABC's Dancing's Monday installment pulled in nearly 23 million viewers, making it the week's most-watched show. Although Idol's viewership slipped (21.8 million Tuesday and 20.5 million Wednesday), the show performed...
Maura Tierney is returning to television: The former ER star will reprise her role on Rescue Me, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Maura Tierney joins bicoastal play
Tierney's character, Kelly McPhee — a love interest for Denis Leary's Tommy Gavin in Season 5 — memorably ran into her burning apartment to retrieve an important box. Tommy and Kelly's budding romance also put Tierney's character in the middle of a love quadrangle that included Tommy's ex-wife, Janet (Andrea Roth), and his lover, Sheila (Callie Thorne). But don't look for more catfights this time around.
"When Maura comes back, it's a slightly different situation," said Leary, also the show's co-creator and executive producer. "She doesn't really get involved in the way that she did the last time...
NCIS: Los Angeles
Several MMA fighters — Dan Henderson, Frank Shamrock, Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, K.J. Noons, and Cung Le — have cameos in an episode that has one of the agents going undercover as a fighter. Of course, it's Eric. Kidding. Seriously, the series has already lost Dom, so they can't afford to take another hit. Sam is the obvious choice, as he battles the fighters when the murder of a marine is connected to a mixed-martial-arts gym.
Read on for previews of Lost, Justified, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Parenthood and Dancing with the Stars.
USA Network is upping their original content with seven new pilot scripts for the 2010-2011 TV season, including projects from Steve Carell, John Michael Higgins and Anthony Edwards.
Carell (The Office) is teaming up with Higgins (Best in Show) to produce an untitled dramedy about...
American Idol continued its Tuesday night dominance, while NBC's newcomer Parenthood and ABC's Lost both showed improvement with CBS airing repeats.
A two-hour Idol drew...
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Justified drew 4.2 million viewers Tuesday night, making it FX's biggest series premiere since The Shield debuted to 4.8 million viewers in 2002, the network said. The new drama ranked No. 1 on cable for the night in overall viewers and even beat the broadcast networks at 10/9c among men 18-to-49.
Fox won a slow night for the networks as American Idol's two-hour top 12 performance program drew 22.6 million viewers and continued its dominance among all 18-to-49-year-olds, according to Nielsen overnight estimates.
CBS placed second for the night, but saw all its shows fall in the demo versus their last new episodes...
Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham
American Idol continued its winning ways Tuesday, while NBC's heavily promoted Parenthood had a modest debut.
Idol drew 23.5 million viewers over its two-hour broadcast and more than doubled its competition among adults 18-to-49, pushing Fox to another overall Tuesday win.
Parenthood, meanwhile, drew 8.1 million viewers, despite NBC's continuous promotion during the heavily watched Winter Olympics. The show retained most of its Biggest Loser lead-in (8.3 million viewers), which wasn't much of a boost, considering Loser was down 11 percent from its last episode before the Olympics.
The silver lining for NBC, however, is that Parenthood won the 10/9c timeslot in the demo, which was good enough to move the network to third place overall for the night...