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Sister Wives-Sister Wives pulled in a record number of voyeurs for TLC on Sunday. The reality series about a polygamist family drew in the network’s largest audience (2.3 million) for a premiere in a year.

-Dexter Morgan saw killer numbers this weekend as well. The Season 5 premiere of Dexter—which also brought in 2.3 million—was Showtime’s best opener in 15 years.

-Drummer Max Weinberg will not be joining Conan O’Brien for his new late-night talk show. Guitarist and keyboard player Jimmy Vivino will take over when Conan debuts on TBS on November 8.

-Joseph Cerniglia, who appeared on a 2007 episode of Kitchen Nightmares, was found dead in the Hudson River last week. He is now the second person connected to a Gordon Ramsay show to have committed suicide. (Hell’s Kitchen contestant Rachel Brown died in 2007.)

Gallery: TV Talk: Big Debut for Sisters Wives, No Max Weinberg for Conan


ABC had Vanessa Williams, FOX had an hour-long Family Guy and CBS had a must-see watermelon mishap – but those three networks were missing one important thing: football. The gridiron action in Miami was hot enough to win both the demos and viewers for NBC.

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Gallery: Sunday Ratings: NBC Tops Premieres with Football

ABC didn’t win the night, but it had what the 18-49s wanted to watch: Modern Family. The Emmy-award winning comedy returned last night to its best demos to date. Unfortunately, that half hour wasn’t enough for the network. CBS wound up taking wins in both the viewers and the demos.

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Gallery: Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family’s Welcome Return

Several shows saw success on Day 2 of the fall television schedule. Glee earned big numbers despite the lack of a lead-in; NCIS remained strong despite being in its eighth season; and DWTS drew a lot of interest for a simple results show. In the end, CBS was a winner with the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.


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Gallery: Tuesday Ratings: CBS and FOX Split Evening

The first official night of the fall television season saw five new shows vying for our attention. Despite good starts from Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly and The Event, Dancing with the Stars remained strong for ABC. Meanwhile, Lone Star proved a position post-House doesn’t necessarily mean ratings gold.

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Gallery: Monday Ratings: Dancing with the Stars a Winner for ABC

Law & Order: Los Angeles-Which new shows are you looking forward to checking out? According to a TiVo poll, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 are the most-anticipated programs of the upcoming season.

-When is an Oscar nominee not considered “famous enough”? When her name is Carey Mulligan. The Wall Street 2 star says she would love to be in Glee, but she’s apparently not recognizable enough for a cameo.

-Has HBO lost some of its appeal? Despite shows like True Blood, Entourage and Hung, the cable channel’s second quarter audience numbers were the lowest in four years. New series Boardwalk Empire begins this Sunday.

-Sunday Night Football, though, is doing just fine for NBC. This weekend’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins scored the best overnight ratings for any opener—on a Sunday or Monday—in 13 years.

Gallery: TV Talk: High Interest in Law & Order: LA, Low Numbers for HBO

This summer is historic in television history: it’s the lowest-rated summer on record for The Tonight Show, which was hosted by Conan O’Brien this time last year.

Conan enjoyed the coveted hosting gig for only seven months before NBC made the well-publicized decision to … the host O’Brien formerly replaced.

is currently pulling in about 3.8 million viewers per episode, only 1 million of which are in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, though he may not be beating O’Brien in ratings, Leno is still getting more viewers than his late-night rival David Letterman - by about 22 percent.

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Gallery: Leno vs. O’Brien: Let the Ratings Decide

Aubrey O'Day-Levi Johnston may be done with Playgirl, but there’s still a family to feed. Now, Johnston and fiancee Bristol Palin are shopping around a reality show. Interested parties have to commit to a full series - not just a pilot.

-Meanwhile, Aubrey O’Day already has another program in the works. The former Danity Kane singer and Making the Band star will now front The Aubrey O’Day Project. The Oxygen show will focus on O’Day’s attempt to make a comeback in the music industry.

-Who’s the hottest guy on Comedy Central? It’s not Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart. It’s Daniel Tosh. Tosh.0‘s second season has been topping both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report in viewers and demos.

-Teen series Degrassi is introducing a new first this school year: the show’s first transgender character. The groundbreaking series began its latest season last night on TeenNick.

Gallery: TV Talk: Aubrey O’Day’s Reality Show, Degrassi’s Transgender Character

Description-MTV might not be about music videos anymore, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have two animated guys laugh while watching them. That’s right - Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back.

-Piers Morgan is reportedly very close to taking over Larry King’s CNN job. He’ll be forced to formally audition for the gig on the season finale of America’s Got Talent.

-Soon-to-be father Mario Lopez and his pregnant girlfriend will soon get their own VH1 reality show. This apparently means Lopez will have to stay with the same woman for at least a whole season.

-A&E’s new series The Glades drew in 3.6 million viewers on Sunday evening. That’s the best number for any drama broadcast in that channel’s history.

Gallery: TV Talk: Beavis and Butt-head Return to MTV, Mario Lopez Heads to VH1

Description-How apropos. Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty will need to undergo alterations before returning. A new season will likely focus more on makeovers and less on travel.

-Will Celebrity Rehab net a former tennis star? The reality series is reportedly interested in nabbing Jennifer Capriati, who was hospitalized for an accidental drug overdose last month.

-The summer has not been kind to Jay Leno or David Letterman. The Tonight Show recently had its smallest audience since 1992. The Late Show had its lowest since 1993.

-Speaking of late night, TLC is about to introduce a new program titled Strange Sex. The six-part series profiling “mysterious conditions, unusual fetishes and the kinky science behind sexual attraction” debuts July 18.

Gallery: TV Talk: Alterations for Price of Beauty, Ratings Drops for Late Night Programs