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Wednesday TV Overview: SVU, Idol Goes to Hollywood, Revenge Is Back, and More

Mariska Hargitay

One of the better things about a good episode of NBC's stalwart Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is that you can rarely tell where it's headed. Is tonight's cameo-heavy hour (10/9c) the latest condemnation of reality TV's sordid excesses? Sure looks that way at the start, as we encounter an especially slimy Michael McKean (relishing his repulsiveness) as the predatory producer of a crap-tastic train wreck titled Showgirls, featuring young hopefuls who would do "whatever it takes" to land the starring role in a Broadway musical. (No small irony this is airing the week of the all-important-to-NBC Smash premiere, where such things could never happen!) As he liquors up a nervous contestant for her "audition," he leers for her to "seduce the audience. Let them know you want this." Doesn't take a genius to know where this is going.

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Ratings: Smash Opens Strong, The Voice Doesn't Falter

Smash

Smash lived up to its title, winning the final hour of Monday's prime time, and fresh off The Voice's Season 2 debut after the Super Bowl, it posted formidable numbers, making for a huge night for NBC.

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Ratings: Housewives of Atlanta Hits Season High; Fox News Channel Marks 10 Years at No. 1

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Bravo is crowing about The Real Housewives of Atlanta scoring a season high, as well as the second-biggest audience in the franchise's history — 3.95 million viewers — on Sunday night. Season 4 of the series so far is up 14 percent in average viewership too.

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Ratings: Alcatraz Has a Solid Showing in Week 2

Sam Neill

Alcatraz — which last week made Fox's strongest dramatic series debut in three years — didn't have too many escapees, losing just about 10 percent of its audience in its second week, according to Nielsen overnights.

It also fell just to 3.0 from 3.3 among 18-to-49-year-olds from the two-hour debut — making it the season's third new drama series to post a rating of at least a 3.0 in its second week (after Terra Nova and Once Upon a Time).

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Ratings: Betty White Wins the Night!

Betty White

Four words: The indomitable Betty White.
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Ratings: Downton Abbey Debuts Strong; The Bachelor Down Again

Downton Abbey

What's this?!? There is some accounting for taste?!? Downton Abbey's Season 2 premiere averaged 4.2 million viewers.

Nielsen data on Tuesday showed that the Emmy-winning series' return Sunday night doubled the average PBS prime-time rating, and marked an 18 percent jump over the show's first-season average — which made PBS ecstatic.

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Viewership for The Bachelor Premiere Declines 13 Percent

Rachel and Ben

The Bachelor's Season 16 premiere averaged some 7.74 million viewers, down about 13 percent compared with a year ago, and its 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds marked a 17 percent decline, preliminary Nielsen data shows.

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Critic's Guide to Monday TV: Fear Factor, a Hawaii Five-0 Wedding and More!

Fear Factor

On the 12th day of December, with only 12 days (gulp) until Christmas Eve, here's a dozen topics of interest — or possibly disinterest — regarding today's unusually busy, for mid-December, TV lineup.

Mother's Day: On CBS's biggest Monday hit, Two and a Half Men (9/8c), Mimi Rogers drops by the Malibu manse as Walden's mom. Alan, naturally, is smitten (ewwww), but in the opposite-of-nurturing tradition of mothers ...
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How I Met Your Mother Gets Biggest Audience Since January 2009

Cobie Smulders

The Mother of all Robin-centric How I Met Your Mother episodes brought the series its largest audience in nearly three years, while 2 Broke Girls anted up its biggest viewership since its September premiere in the first hour of prime time, according to Nielsen overnight data. The second half of CBS' two-hour Monday comedy block ran up the numbers too, as Two and a Half Men attracted the night's biggest audience, as well as the highest rating in the industry-coveted 18-to-49 demo.

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Chelsea Clinton to Make NBC News Debut This Month

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton will make her NBC News debut Monday, Dec. 12, on Rock Center with Brian Williams, The New York Times reports.

Clinton, 31, will report on a nonprofit organization based in her home state of Arkansas. The piece will be part of NBC's recurring "Making a Difference" feature. Clinton was hired last month, but the... read more

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