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Monday Ratings: NBC Actually Improves

Yes, yes - you heard me right: NBC showed signs of life yesterday. But let’s not get too excited now. It’s not like the network won anything. (The Peacock was still in fourth place.) It just didn’t suck as badly as it has been.

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Tuesday Ratings: Solid Return for Fringe

Okay - so Fringe might have had a little help from Adam Lambert. But FOX would have won anyway right? Despite its long absence, the freshman series returned last night to stronger numbers than when it left.

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Monday Ratings: Suburbia Survives the Evening

Yesterday’s premiere of Surviving Suburbia did well despite NCAA competition. The program had the best numbers for a comedy debut since the opener of Samantha Who? in October 2007. (A Dancing with the Stars lead-in being the common denominator.)

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Monday Ratings: FOX and ABC Divide the Night

Despite all the 10’s issued on Dancing with the Stars last night, ABC narrowly lost the demos to FOX yesterday. Hot ballroom action did stir up the evening’s biggest audience though.

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Holly Madison: Another Injury for DWTS

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Could Jewel’s replacement soon find herself sitting on the sidelines?

Although she was relieved to see Denise Richards go home last Tuesday, might have been spared some pain had she been eliminated instead. Yesterday, Holly became the latest Dancing with the Stars contestant to chalk up some medical bills.

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Man Charged with Stalking DWTS’ Shawn Johnson

Dancing with the Stars' Shawn Johnson and Mark BallasA 34-year-old Florida man has been charged with stalking a contestant on .

Earlier this week, Robert O’Ryan was caught jumping over a fence at the CBS studio lot in LA. After he was confronted by security, O’Ryan first said he was there to visit 17-year-old . Since the gymnast denied knowing the man, he then claimed he was there to see Steve-O.

When asked if he was was carrying any weapons, the suspect - who had an expired concealed weapons permit on him - admitted having two guns in his car. A follow-up investigation by the LAPD determined that O’Ryan possessed “a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun, and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties, and a map to the victim. Also found were love letters, clippings and other information on [Shawn Johnson].”

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office charged Robert on Thursday with one count of felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle. Although he is currently being held on $35,000 bail, prosecutors are expected to ask that the amount be raised to $220,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Reaper Reaps the Benefits

Yesterday’s Obama presser may have been a nuisance for some networks, but it worked out well for one. Those not interested in another news conference brought Reaper to season-high numbers. Meanwhile, the back half of the evening was owned by CBS.

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  • Approximately 9.9 million (2.0/6) in 18-49) watched President Barack Obama on CBS.
  • ABC saw 8.7 million (2.0/6) tune in for their coverage.
  • NBC (2.2/6) chalked up 8.3 million for their broadcast.
  • FOX (1.6/5) pulled in 4.3 million for its newser.
  • (2.7 million, 1.1/3) rose by 800,000.

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Monday Ratings: New Lows for Heroes, Medium

If you thought a repeat of Two and a Half Men might help Heroes’ chances, you were wrong. Last night, the wilting NBC program once again saw its smallest audience to date. That poor performance led into a series low for Medium as well.

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  • (20.2 million, 4.9/13 in 18-49) stumbled by 900,000.
  • * (7.7 million, 2.6/7) sent 5.1 million home.
  • A original (7.4 million, 2.9/8) didn’t do as well as The Big Bang Theory; a HIMYM repeat (2.6/7) turned in 6.9 million.
  • (2.1/6) registered 6.1 million.
  • (2.2 million, 1.0/3) remained steady.

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DWTS’ Holly Madison Calls Rycroft’s Background “Unfair”

Dancing with the Stars' Holly MadisonIs she just a jealous, uncoordinated dancer…or does have a point? (Or both?)

From the minute she took over for Nancy O’Dell, it was clear would go far on Dancing with the Stars. And though many were glad to see Jason Mesnick’s dumpee given a chance to rise above the ashes, did she bring too much momentum - and experience - to the competition?

While speaking to Us Weekly last weekend, Madison said her biggest threat was Rycroft. “She is an amazing dancer and everybody loves her, including me.”

But when asked how she really felt about her rival’s ballet and cheerleading background, the former Playboy bunny admitted that she thought it was “unfair.” She added, “I wish I had that advantage.”

Well, as Simon Cowell might say, it probably wouldn’t make a difference if Melissa was there or not. If you don’t bring coordination to the table, you’re not going to win anyway.

(You can find all the Dancing with the Stars: Season 8 posts here.)

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DWTS’ Steve Wozniak Injured Again

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak’s problems have just moved up his leg.

According to E! Online, the Apple co-founder is now dealing with more than just a foot fracture. Earlier this weekend, Wozniak pulled a hamstring during rehearsals.

Although host Tom Bergeron says Steve is “determined to be there on Monday and dance,” one source claims the injured celebrity has been “limping pretty badly.”

So what would this mean for should her partner be permanently sidelined? “The only thing it will impact is if there is one week we were going to have a double elimination and we wouldn’t do that. But we’d still eliminate someone. So if [he] can’t dance this week, we’re still going to knock somebody else out anyway because that’s the way we roll,” Bergeron explained.

(You can find all the Dancing with the Stars: Season 8 posts here.)

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