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Tuesday Ratings: Lost Raises Its Game

Okay, so it didn’t make a significant jump. But given the music and sports competition, Lost should be happy with its slight bump last night. It’s all about the little things, right?

Joannie Rochette at the Vancouver Olympics8pm

  • Approximately 24 million watched ladies’ night on (8.9/22 in 18-49).
  • The (6.1/17) had 22.1 million doing triple Axels.
  • * (11.5 million, 2.3/6) did about the same.
  • * (4.4 million, 1.6/4) added on 200,000.
  • * (0.3/1) settled for 780,500.

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Tuesday Ratings: Idol Wins the Gold Medal

High-flying snowboard action on NBC couldn’t keep the singing voices at FOX quiet. Last night’s American Idol managed to beat the Winter Olympics coverage at its own ratings game.

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  • Approximately 23.6 million watched the nail-biting drama on (9.1/22 in 18-49).
  • coverage (5.4/14 in 18-49) pulled in 20.4 million.
  • * (2.3/6) scored 11.6 million.
  • * (1.5/4) recapped 4.2 million
  • * (900,000, 0.4/1) did about the same.

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Tuesday Ratings: Past Life Can’t Pass Competition

Last night’s premiere of Past Life did what few post-Idol debuts have done before: Disappoint. Despite a huge lead-in, the series opener came in fourth in its hour in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • Approximately 27.9 million saw Ellen DeGeneres’ first day on (10.1/26 in 18-49).
  • (19.8 million, 4.1/11) picked up 700,000.
  • (3.5/9) averaged 8.9 million over two hours.
  • * (1.7/4) helped 4.9 million get caught up.
  • * (0.4/1) scraped up 910,000.

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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.

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  • (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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Casting Corner: True Blood, Lie to Me and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

True Blood: A list of men have been added to the vampire drama’s third season. Theo Alexander has been cast as Talbot, the vampire king of Mississippi’s boyfriend. Ugly Betty‘s Grant Bowler (Connor Owens) will climb on the bike to portray Coot, a werewolf and biker gang leader. Meanwhile, Marshall Allman (Prison Break) will guest star as Tommy Mickens, Sam’s long-lost sibling.

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Tuesday Ratings: ABC was the Forgotten

Last night’s presidential address did little for ABC but a lot for NBC. Yesterday’s episode of The Biggest Loser gave its network a win in the demos. (An absent Jay Leno also helped in that matter.) Meanwhile, a post-DWTS ABC placed fourth in both the viewers and the demos.

The Forgotten's Christian Slater8pm

  • The presidential address (1.9/6 in 18-49) pulled in 10.2 million for CBS.
  • NBC’s political coverage (2.1/6) raised 8.1 million.
  • Approximately 7.5 million watched President Obama on ABC (1.7/5).
  • FOX (1.8/5) catered to 4.6 million.
  • (1.1/3) settled for 2.2 million.

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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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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/11)

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

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Dollhouse (FOX) - All 13 episodes will make it to air.
  • Eastwick (ABC) - All 13 episodes will make it to air.
  • Hank (ABC) - Already pulled from schedule.

 

EXTENSIONS
  • The Forgotten (ABC) - Five more episodes ordered

 

RENEWALS
  • She’s Got the Look (TV Land) - Season 3
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo) - Season 6

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

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Tuesday Ratings: Americans Welcome the Visitors

Where were you when the visitors arrived last night? Yesterday’s highly-anticipated debut of V had the best 18-49 performance for any new series this season. Its audience numbers also came in right behind the premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles for freshman programs. Unfortunately, that one show couldn’t carry the whole network. CBS still won in the viewers and had a tight victory in the demos.

V's Morena Baccarin8pm

  • (19.4 million, 4.2/11 in 18-49) was the most-watched program last night.
  • (13.9 million, 5.0/13) had the best demos of the evening.
  • (9 million, 3.4/9) hit its lowest 18-49 mark this season.
  • (6.1 million, 2.4/6) lost 400,000.
  • (1.1/3) clocked in 2.1 million.

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