Ratings highlights from the weekend:
The series finale of NBC's Kings commanded 1.81 million total viewers, gaining 15 percent week-to-week. ABC's Dirty Sexy Money played to 1.83 mil, dropping 15 percent from its first (questionable) episode back.
With an audience of 6.17 million viewers, Big Brother 11 was up 590K from its previous nomination ceremony and was the night's second-most watched program, trailing only its lead-in, 60 Minutes.
NBC's Merlin held steady at 4.2 mil, while lead-out The Storm (starring James Van Der beek and David James Elliot) premiered Part 1 to 4.9 mil, which is on par with the debut of time-slot predecessor Meteor.
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James Van Der Beek
Cool off from the summer heat with NBC's The Storm (Sunday, July 26, 9/8C), a dark weather-disaster miniseries. Among the familiar TV faces in the cast is Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek.
Van Der Beek plays scientist Kirk Hafner, who's tasked with saving the world when an eccentric billionaire (Treat Williams) tests a weather-creation machine with catastrophic results.
See how Hollywood has depicted natural disasters and the apocalypse