Splash made a huge, uh, splash Tuesday.
ABC's diving competition series premiered to 8.8 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's biggest unscripted series debut in more than two years and the highest-rated reality premiere since The X Factor in 2011. Splash was also up 13 percent from Celebrity Wife Swap's premiere in the timeslot. Lead-outs Dancing with the Stars recap show (9.6 million, 2.1) was up from last spring's ...
Howard Stern, Mariska Hargitay
NBC giveth — and NBC taketh away. On Tuesday, the network announced season finale dates for scripted shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Parks and Recreation, and also announced the premiere date for the new season of America's Got Talent. The reality series will welcome new judges Heidi Klum and "Scary Spice" Mel B when it returns for Season 8 on Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7c.
Returning spring shows: Where we left off
Law & Order: SVU will wrap its 14th season with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, May 22 at 9/8c. Parks and Recreation will close its fifth season on Thursday, May 2 at 9:30/8:30c. As previously announced, both comedies Whitney and The New Normal will...
The New Normal
Here's one wedding that doesn't go off without a hitch. As The New Normal's Bryan and David (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) are about to say "I do" on the NBC comedy's April 2 finale, Goldie goes into labor. "It was very important to...
Necessary Roughness has recruited a true TV MVP for its upcoming third season.
John Stamos is joining the USA drama for a season-long arc, the network announced Wednesday. Stamos 49, will play...
Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty
And so the death march begins. NBC is moving the ratings-challenged Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6, the network announced Wednesday.
NBC, however, emphasized that it will air...
Fox topped Tuesday with a special American Idol, while Smash continued its precipitous slide.
Idol's two-hour episode averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. NCIS did, however, edge it out by a tenth in the 8 o'clock hour (20.3 million, 3.3 vs. 10.9 million, 3.2).
The best "very special" episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles (15.9 million, 2.8) and Golden Boy (9.3 million, 1.6), in its last Tuesday ...
Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Second-Place Finish: While donating baby goods to the local children's orphanage, Bryan and David quickly fall in love with a baby girl named Nikki on The New Normal. Although their own baby is less than two months from being born, the couple decides they want to foster Nikki anyway. But when they go back to get the paperwork started, they are...
Mary Kay Place
The birth of Bryan and David's baby on The New Normal isn't too far away, but first fans will get to meet another special someone in their life — Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) mom!
Veteran TV actress Mary Kay Place has been cast in...
Golden Boy's premiere wasn't exactly golden, but the CBS drama easily topped its hour.
Debuting on Tuesday before moving to its regular Friday slot, Golden Boy drew 10.5 million viewers and a 1.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. That's up three-tenths from Vegas' performance last week, but below the 14.9 million and 2.5 Vegas pulled for ...
Megan Hilt, Katharine McPhee
Smash hit another low note Tuesday.
Two weeks after its feeble premiere, the musical drama drew 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, plummeting 25 percent to a series low. Lead-ins Go On (3.3 million, 1.1) and The New Normal (3.5 million, 1.0) also ...