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!.
Eli Manning of the New York Giants
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
Undercover Boss' Friday move will then push back...
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.
¡ROB!, which follows...
Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron
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.
Donald Trump, David Caruso
President Barack Obama's address about the killing of elusive terrorist Osama bin Laden late Sunday night interfered with prime-time programming on both coasts.
U.S. military operation kills 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, President Obama announces
Although the President didn't speak until around 11:35 p.m. ET, most networks cut into their programming...
Osama bin Laden
After taking a shellacking at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Donald Trump and Celebrity Apprentice was short-circuited by President Barack Obama's announcement that U.S. special forces had killed Osama bin Laden.
The Voice made itself heard quite loudly in its two-hour debut Tuesday, attracting 11.77 million pairs of ears and winning the important advertiser-coveted demographic.
Shameless' Season 1 conclusion attracted 1.51 million people over two airings, hitting a series high.
The record numbers also gave Showtime its largest viewership for a freshman show's finale in a decade. (Queer as Folk got 1.49 million in 2001).
Army Wives on Lifetime also posted a series high in its fifth season — 4.8 million viewers. The ensemble drama, starring Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell, is the No. 1 drama on...