Who needs barbecue and fireworks when you've got TV to watch this Fourth of July? Check out a roundup of the day's best marathons below.
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On May 16, Criminal Minds fans will be treated to a special two-hour season finale, CBS announced Thursday. The network also announced finale dates for other fan favorites such as The Good Wife (April 29, 9/8c), The Big Bang Theory (May 10, 8/7c) and How I Met Your Mother (May 14, 8/7c).
Check out CBS' full list of season finales:
The Good Wife
CBS has renewed 15 shows for next season, the network announced Wednesday.
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Maybe because it qualifies as fantasy fare in the Great Recession, Undercover Boss grabbed its biggest audience since January 2011, according to Nielsen overnights. Meanwhile, the implosion of Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries set series records for E!.
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Fox's NFC Championship that saw the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in sudden-death overtime grabbed a huge audience that's becoming typical for the conference championship game that airs in prime time, according to preliminary Nielsen data.
Dan Bell, a Fox Sports vice president, tweeted that the game was the highest rated NFC title game in 17 years (going back to the 1995 game when the 49ers played the Dallas Cowboys).
Viewership for the 69th Golden Globe Awards ceremony declined slightly to 16.8 million vs. last year's 17 million, according to time zone-adjusted, preliminary Nielsen figures.
The show also fell a little in the industry-coveted demo of 18-to-49-year-olds — to 5.0 from 5.2 (last year's final figure).
The 20th season of The Amazing Race will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8/7c, CBS announced Thursday. Also, the new season of Undercover Boss premieres on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8/7c, but will make way for the Emmy-winning Amazing Race by moving to its new berth on Fridays at 8/7c beginning Feb. 17.
CBS replaces Rules with Rob!; set return date for Undercover Boss
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The sitcom with nine lives — CBS' Rules of Engagement — will be moved off the schedule once again to make way for Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider's new series, ¡ROB!, CBS announced Monday.
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Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals tied the record for the highest overnight ratings ever for a seventh Cup game and skated to victory over the competition on network television, averaging 8.05 million viewers for NBC.
The Boston Bruins' 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks was 14 percent higher than the last Game 7 in 2009. It got a 5.7 overnight rating and 10 share, tying the 2003 Game 7 between Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils.