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Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Closing in on Idol

Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers -  got as close the reality show as it ever had before.

NCIS Jetlag8pm

  • (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
  • (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
  • (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
  • (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
  • (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
  • * (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/20)

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, Cable, CBS, NBC, Renewals,

Men of a Certain Age

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • The Good Wife (CBS) - Season 2
  • Men of a Certain Age (TNT) - Season 2
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) - Season 2

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Tuesday Ratings: American Idol Back on Top

Were they simply curious to see life on Idol post-Paula Abdul? Were they hoping to get their Simon Cowell fix? Were they dying to see Victoria Beckham crack a smile? Whatever the reason, fans turned out in droves for the premiere of American Idol. The show easily dominated the competition and had its best-rated debut since 2007.

Victoria Beckham on American Idol8pm

  • (11.8/29 in 18-49) had 29.9 million sucked in.
  • Approximately 20.7 million watched the 150th episode of (4.3/11).
  • (8.1 million, 3.2/8) slimmed down by 3.6 million.
  • * (0.8/2) scrapped up 2.6 million.
  • (2.2 milion, 0.8/2) lost 800,000.
  • * (0.3/1) nailed down 770,500.

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Tuesday Ratings: Hefty Numbers for Biggest Loser

Despite the return of NCIS and NCIS: LA, NBC - with help from The Biggest Loser: Couples - managed to outweigh CBS in the demos last night. The Eye network nearly doubled its nearest competitor in viewers though.

The Biggest Loser Season 9premiere8pm

  • (21.4 million, 4.4/12 in 18-49) scored its second biggest audience to date.
  • (11.7 million, 4.6/12) had its best premiere demo in history.
  • FOX’s coverage of The Orange Bowl (3.5/9) rallied 10.3 million sports fans.
  • (1.5/4) scraped up 3.9 million.
  • (1.3/3) turned in 3 million.
  • * (0.4/1) coughed up 900,000.

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2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Better Off Than Everyone Else

A good Day 2 showing for The Sing-Off and a finale for So You Think You Can Dance couldn’t keep CBS from overpowering the competition. The NCIS combo did its thing and gave the network wins in both the viewers and the demos.

Better Off Ted8pm

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This Week on TV (12/14-12/20)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (12/14)
  • The Sing-Off (NBC, 8pm):  Series premiere. “A cappella groups from around the country perform in the first round of this competition series hosted by .” Those who have no groups, host.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie teaches Jake the tricks of infidelity while his girlfriend is away for the holidays.”  Tip #1: Ask your mistress to take your name off her phone. Tell her to just have it as a number on the voicemail.
  • Chef Academy (Bravo, 10pm):  “Chef Novelli’s enrollees get to the root of cooking vegetarian meals. As one particular student begins to annoy the others, the aspiring chefs forge alliances.” Spoiler: The episode will end with a carrot in someone’s back.

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Tuesday Ratings: Loser’s a Winner for NBC

NBC easily outweighed the competition last night. Tuesday’s finale of The Biggest Loser tallied its best ratings since the fall 2005 ender. That meant a double-win for the network. Meanwhile, a new Disney creation was a bright spot for ABC yesterday.

The Biggest Loser's Danny Cahill8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: Season High for DWTS

DWTS’ ending may have divided voters, but it got people watching. Although last night’s showdown marked a finale low in the demos, the series did hit season highs overall.

Dancing with the Stars' Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson8pm

  • (20.3 million, 4.4/13 in 18-49) dominated its hour.
  • The fall finale of (3.1/9) closed with 9.2 million.
  • (8.9 million, 3.5/10) trimmed off 500,000.
  • (5.4 million, 2.1/6) lost 400,000.
  • * (1.2 million, 0.5/2) gave up 900,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Heather Hardly Helps Melrose

Didn’t know Heather Locklear was moving back to Melrose Place? Apparently you weren’t the only who missed that invite. Locklear’s return to the famous address hardly raised an eyebrow last night. The CW program still pulled in under a 1.0 in the rating and trailed behind its lead-in.

Heather Locklear on Melrose Place8pm

  • (20.2 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49) remained steady.
  • (9.3 million, 3.1/8) let another 1.4 million escape.
  • (9.4 million, 3.7/10) lost 300,000.
  • NBC’s Merry Madagascar (2.9/8) entertained 5 million.
  • (6 million, 2.4/7) raised 200,000.
  • (2.1 million, 1.1/3) did the same as last week.

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