'America's Got Talent': Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon on Howard Stern's debut

Howard Stern was certain to shake up the "America's Got Talent" judging panel, but when Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon spoke with Zap2it just before the "AGT" debut on Monday, May 14, the pair said Stern was not nearly as insensitive and blunt as you'd think he'd be.Stern has adjusted "very quickly and rapidly," Cannon says. "He's doing great."Mandel is excited just by the fact that Stern signed on in the first place. "The fact that he said okay to this," he says, "it's exciting, it's thrilling, people are coming out in throngs."As a judge, Cannon says Stern is top-notch. "He's every emotion you could imagine. I think that's what actually makes him a great judge," he says. "You're going to see him be extremely compassionate. Howard Stern has to tell a 6-year-old they weren't good, [and] he handles it brilliantly.""And then he comes to work and does the show," deadpans Mandel.Check out the full...

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' strong but not enough to beat ABC and 'Dancing with the Stars'

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 14, 2012Curiosity about Howard Stern on "America's Got Talent" was not enough to knock "Dancing with the Stars" from its perch atop the Monday ratings heap. The dancing competition, combined with the newest round of "The Bachelorette" propelled ABC to winning the night.Other ratings of note include a nice bump for the season finales of "Mike & Molly" and "Gossip Girl." The Upper East Side drama returned to the positive side of one million viewers after dipping well below last week.ABC won the night in total viewers with 11.9 million and a 7.7 rating/12 share in households. CBS came in second with 10.4 million, 6.4/10. NBC (8.9 million, 5.3/8) finished third. FOX landed in fourth spot with 6.7 million viewers and a 4.2/6. And The CW brought up the rear with 1.3 million viewers and a 0.9/1.CBS won the 18-49 battle with a 3.3. NBC finished second with 3.0....

Howard Stern's America's Got Talent Debut: How Did He Do?

It didn't take long for us to realize that there would be very little talent on Monday's America's Got Talent premiere. So instead, we focused our attention on the newest addition to the judges' panel — Howard Stern — the man who has managed to make this season of NBC's talent competition show more relevant and talked-about than any of the six seasons before it.

Howard Stern Premieres On 'America's Got Talent'

For the seventh season premiere of " America's Got Talent " (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) all eyes were on the newest member of the judging panel, Howard Stern. Replacing the outgoing Piers Morgan, Stern proved to be somewhat less grouchy, while at the same time far more enthusiastic about a few of the acts. In fact, at times he was downright nice. Entertainment Weekly thought Stern was well within the expected parameters of the show, but that the show itself quickly became tiresome. But Stern was still himself, commenting at one point to a stripping magician, "As a stripper you can't have man-boobs." He even went so far as to tell the man he had a "rather small package." But was it enough to impress Stern's fanbase? Was he tame enough to not alienate the family-friendly segments of the "AGT" audience? And more importantly, did he have a good eye for talent? The jury's still out on that last one. "America's Got Talent" continues on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.