Cameron Monaghan, Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon
If it's Tuesday night, it must mean another sweep for CBS. NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife were back with new episodes, considerably boosting the size of their audiences compared with recent reruns.
It was yet another week of reruns for NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife on CBS — and yet another week they all won their time slots, albeit with much smaller audiences.
Fox's summer lineup is missing something: New series.
Back are the standard summer favorites, including new seasons of So You Think You Can Dance and Masterchef, but otherwise, the network's schedule will be filled with repeats of...
Naya Rivera, Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Morris
The tough tandem of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles still took their time slots, though with substantially lower numbers because of repeats, while the return of Glee was greeted by a bigger audience than its last original airings.
The gals did better than the guys on American Idol. In the ratings, at least.
Wednesday's 90-minute show spotlighting the top 12 female competitors attracted an average audience of 22.6 million viewers. Tuesday's 90-minute edition of the Fox network's singing competition — in which the top 12 male semifinalists performed — lured nearly 21.3 million.
Ratings behemoths NCIS and American Idol went head to head — and Idol won. And the self-proclaimed biggest "winner" of all, Charlie Sheen, helped ABC win a lot more viewers than usual.
Charlie Sheen on 20/20: I have a billion fans ... I expose people to magic
The CBS procedural attracted 19.2 million viewers (the low end of its range), while a 90-minute edition of the Fox network's singing competition — in which the top 12 male semifinalists performed — lured nearly 21.3 million. Idol's rating among 18-to-49-year-olds declined ...
Nelson Franklin and Kris Marshall
Traffic Light signaled an increase this week to 4.1 million viewers — up from last week's 3.6 million, but still well below the premiere's 4.6 million two weeks ago. Fox's relationship comedy also leapt 21 percent to a 1.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic.
People continued to turn away from Traffic Light. After scathing reviews, Fox's relationship comedy premiered to 4.6 million viewers last week. This week, that number dropped to 3.6 million — while also plummeting 21 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic. Have those green/yellow/red jokes on stand-by.
OK, NCIS can't set a series high every week. Still, the CBS procedural nabbed 20.3 million viewers Tuesday night.
Sorry to put the brakes on Fox's post-Super Bowl momentum, but the network's new relationship comedy Traffic Light is a no-"GO" for me. Or, as I tend to think of it after having watched four derivative episodes: "STOP" me if you've heard this before.
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