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2008, TV Show


Ratings: Big Bang Beats Idol Overall for the First Time

Big Bang Theory

The ratings keep getting bigger for The Big Bang Theory — and they keep getting smaller for American Idol.

The hit sitcom bested Idol outright for the first time in both viewership and the adults 18-to-49 demo Thursday, drawing 16.1 million and a 5.2, improving a tenth from last week. Idol averaged 15.4 million and a 4.4 (down 14 percent in the demo) for the hour. During the ...
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Ratings: Big Bang Beats Idol Head to Head Again, But Fox Wins Another Low Night

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory continued to dominate over American Idol head to head on Thursday, but it was a down night overall.

The hit sitcom scored 15.5 million viewers and a 5.0 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo, easily trumping ...
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Ratings: Big Bang Scores Its Biggest Viewership Yet

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

The CBS sitcom hit an all-time viewership high Thursday — the first night of February sweeps — with 16.4 million viewers and a 5.4 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. If numbers hold, it would mark Big Bang's second straight win in ...
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CBS’ NYC 22 Gets Premiere Date

Terry Kinney, Adam Goldberg

CBS' new police drama NYC 22 will premiere on Sunday, April 15 at 10/9c, the network announced Wednesday.
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Homeland's Morena Baccarin to Guest on The Good Wife

Morena Baccarin

Homeland's Morena Baccarin has landed a guest-starring role on The Good Wife, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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Ratings: The Big Bang Theory Dominates Over American Idol

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson

The nerds have slain the singers!

American Idol's second Season 11 outing drew 18 million viewers, down from the 21.6 million who tuned in for the season premiere on Wednesday. Fox's reality series bested The Big Bang Theory in total viewers (15.8 million), but the 100th episode of the CBS comedy scored a 5.3 in the coveted 18-49 demo, with Idol trailing at 5.2 during its first half-hour.

Overall, Idol was down 20 percent from the Wednesday telecast, and down 28 percent from last season's first Thursday airing... read more

Ratings: Rob Astounds in Its Debut; The Finder Gets Lost in the Shuffle


The Animal and Deuce Bigelow fans, unite! Rob Schneider's new sitcom delivered astounding numbers, both in viewership and within the industry-standard 18-to-49 demo, according to preliminary Nielsen data.

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Keck's Exclusives: Homeland Hottie Back to The Mentalist

Morena Baccarin

With Homeland on hiatus after completing its hugely successful first season, star Morena Baccarin is free to return to her previous gig. No, she's not hopping back on the V spaceship, but rather picking up her derailed relationship with The Mentalist's Simon Baker.

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It's a Girl For The Mentalist's Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez

Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez

The Mentalist's Eric Winter and wife Roselyn Sanchez welcomed a baby girl Wednesday, People reports.

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Sebella Rose Winter was born at 4 a.m. on Jan. 4, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. "Welcome... read more

Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Final Burn, a Community Classic, and More!

Jeffrey Donovan, Kristanna Loken

Who's getting burned in the eventful season finale of USA Network's Burn Notice (10/9c)? Arch-villain Anson (Jere Burns), who it's now known is trying to rebuild the organization that burned Michael in the first place? Maybe Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile), Michael's CIA handler? Anson's latest scheme in keeping Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) under his sadistic ... read more

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