You Deserve It

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How I Met Your Mother Gets Biggest Audience Since January 2009

Cobie Smulders

The Mother of all Robin-centric How I Met Your Mother episodes brought the series its largest audience in nearly three years, while 2 Broke Girls anted up its biggest viewership since its September premiere in the first hour of prime time, according to Nielsen overnight data. The second half of CBS' two-hour Monday comedy block ran up the numbers too, as Two and a Half Men attracted the night's biggest audience, as well as the highest rating in the industry-coveted 18-to-49 demo.

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The Sing-Off Finale Plummets While CBS Reruns Rule

The Sing-Off

The two-hour finale of The Sing-Off plummeted 37 percent in the coveted demo from a year ago and some 20 percent in viewership. Instead, people got into the holiday spirit by watching the umpteenth showings of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls on ABC in the first hour of Cyber Monday's prime time.

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Dancing Performance Finale Skids to an All-Time Low

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough

Down to the last three contestants, Dancing with the Stars attracted 20.04 million viewers but hit an all-time low in the industry-prized demo for a final performance program, scoring a 3.6 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, preliminary Nielsen data shows.

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Watercoooler: You Deserve It Earns Our Love

Chris Harrison

Maybe it's Thanksgiving week sappiness getting to us, but we're totally grateful for ABC's You Deserve It.

Last night, the well-intentioned game show kicked off with all the emotional fixings: Chris Harrison for our most-dramatic-ever hosting needs, folks in need for the tears, selfless friends for the "it's better to give" message, and of course, mild-to-tricky trivia questions for the fun stuff.

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Critic's Guide to Monday TV: A Mother of an Episode, Bourdain's Layover and More!

Stana Katic

What is it with CBS sitcom stars and Saturday Night Live? First Melissa McCarthy wowed us with her fearless physical comedy earlier this fall, and this weekend Jason Segel delivered another of the season's most winning guest-host performances (with a strong assist from the Muppets). His gangly charms ...
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Chris Harrison Says New Game Show You Deserve It Isn't About the Money

Chris Harrison

The Bachelor host Chris Harrison is getting a refresher course on what it's like to debut a new show.

"I haven't had this in a long time," he says about the Monday premiere of his game show You Deserve It (9/8c, ABC). "I have a brand new show that nobody knows about and I really hope people watch."

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Sweeps Roundup: Nov. 21-27

Katie Couric and Lady Gaga

These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:

Monday, Nov. 21

8/7c
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
It's the final week of performances for the remaining three celebs: Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez. (Sadly, though, no Muppets!)

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Premiered: November 21, 2011, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A trivia-based game show in which contestants try to win money for someone other than themselves.

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