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TV ratings: Giants-Cowboys scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' falls some more

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011A tight game between two marquee teams gave NBC's "Sunday Night Football" some of its best ratings of the season, carrying the Peacock to a big ratings win for the night. The NFL also boosted CBS, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" declined again in its final episode of 2011.The Giants-Cowboys game on "SNF" helped NBC score 18.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, leading CBS (13.2 million, 8.3/13) by more than 5 million viewers as things stand now (numbers for both nets will change some because of live sports in primetime). FOX averaged 6 million viewers and a 3.5/5, beating ABC's 5.9 million and 3.5/5.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.9 rating, more than doubling CBS' 3.2. FOX drew a 2.7 in the demo and ABC a 1.8....

A 'Family Guy' history of the world: Volume 9 DVD exclusive sneak peek

Considering it's that time of year where we spend as much money as possible on presents for our loved ones, it's probably good timing that the latest collection of "Family Guy" episodes, Volume 9, hits stores Dec. 13.Included in that three-disc set are episodes from Season 8 and 9, including the extra-special 150th installment, along with uncensored footage, deleted scenes, side-by-side animatics, commentaries, an episode of "The Cleveland Show" and three featurettes.Check out Zap2it's exclusive sneak peek at one of those featurettes, which shows the history of the world from the "FG" point of view. We're not saying it didn't happen like this, but we have our suspicions....

Family Guy “Grumpy Old Man” Season 10 Episode 9

Family Guy  “Grumpy Old Man” Season 10 Episode 9 airs Sunday December 11 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  It’s winter in Quahog, and Lois’ parents, Carter and Babs, take Stewie for a trip. But when Carter falls asleep at the wheel, the family decides it might be time for him to retire. Peter and Lois take the clan to Florida to check out some fine retirement communities, but Carter refuses to go down without a fight in the “Grumpy Old Man” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Dec. 11 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' slips, 'Sunday Night Football' down but leads the night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011The ratings for "Once Upon a Time" dipped for the second straight week on Sunday after a string of rock-steady performances earlier in the season. It did, however, keep ABC competitive in its hour. "Pan Am's" first episode back after a three-week break was also lower than the last couple episodes.Elsewhere, NBC scored another victory with "Sunday Night Football," although the Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints game drew a smaller audience than last week's contest. FOX's animation lineup got a boost from a late-afternoon NFL game that bled into primetime.NBC drew 13.7 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households for the night, beating out FOX's 12.6 million and 7.4/11. Numbers for both networks will change some with adjustments for their live NFL broadcasts. CBS (10.4 million, 6.6/10) finished third. ABC trailed with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.3/7.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, but not by...

'Simpsons' on the Jury for Peter and the Boys on 'Family Guy' (VIDEO)

After a fun cameo by 'King of the Hill' on 'The Simpsons' earlier in the night, 'Family Guy' (Sun., 9PM ET on FOX) went for a triple crossover. This time, though, it wasn't exclusively with Seth MacFarlane's other shows. Well, not entirely. In a rather blatant attempt to remind viewers about 'The Cleveland Show,' Cleveland and Donna both crossed over to Quahog, with Cleveland reuniting with the boys for a road trip adventure. The adventure itself saw them arrested under false charges and tried before a jury of their peers. "I don't think they see it that way," Joe said after the camera panned across a jury made up entirely of characters from 'The Simpsons.' It's a pretty accurate assessment of the two shows which may share a night and a network, but little else as the people behind making both shows don't seem to get along very well.

FAMILY GUY “Cool Hand Peter” Season 10 Episode 8

FAMILY GUY  “Cool Hand Peter” Season 10 Episode 8 airs Sunday December 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Peter and the guys take a stand against their wives and flee to the Deep South on aroad trip . On the way  there, the men earn a one-way ticket to jail. But when they decide to make a run for it, Joe’s quick planning and Peter’s seductive ways help them escape. Meanwhile, Lois spends some quality time with the girls and they engage in childish antics in the all-new “Cool Hand Peter” episode ofFAMILY GUY  airing Sunday, Dec. 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

Peter Goes to War Against the Amish on 'Family Guy' (VIDEO)

When Meg found herself falling for an Amish boy, it sparked a feud between his father and Peter on 'Family Guy' (Sun., 9PM ET on FOX). When the Amish father actually did Peter's chores for him, to rob him of the joy, it was time to bring out the big guns. Unfortunately, Peter learned that as fast as you can blow up a barn, an Amish community can raise another one in its place. Sure, it was one of the more obvious gags, but it was nevertheless funny watching that same footage play over and over again as Peter tried different ways to blow up the barn.

FAMILY GUY “Amish Guy” Season 10 Episode 7

FAMILY GUY  “Amish Guy” Season 10  Episode 7 airs Sunday November 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  On the return  from an adventurous day at an amusement park, the Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country and they are stranded with no way out. When Meg falls for an Amish boy, the Griffins then find themselves in a crusade against the conservative locals in the all-new episode “Amish Guy” of FAMILY GUY  airing Sunday, Nov. 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

TV ratings: Giants-Eagles leads Sunday, American Music Awards solid for ABC

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011NBC claimed its usual spot atop the ratings Sunday with its NFL coverage, but the game didn't steal viewers the American Music Awards on ABC. The awards were up a little bit in viewers compared to last year's show and held steady in adults 18-49.Thanks to "Sunday Night Football," NBC topped the night with 14.8 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households. CBS, which also had NFL games bleed into primetime, grabbed second with 11.9 million viewers and a 7.4/11. (Because of their live sports coverage, both networks' numbers may change some.) ABC (10.1 million, 5.8/9) finished third, and FOX was pretty far off the pace with 4.6 million viewers and a 2.7/4.NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic as well, drawing a 5.5 rating in primetime. ABC finished second with a 3.5. CBS' 2.8 was good for third, beating out FOX's 2.2....

Joe and Bonnie are Reunited With Their Son on 'Family Guy' (VIDEO)

Thanksgiving on 'Family Guy' (Sun., 9PM ET on Fox) brought a happy family reunion for Joe and Bonnie Swanson. They'd been mourning the death of their soldier son Kevin, but he turned out to be alive. Kevin tells his happy parents that he'd been in a coma ever since his quarters blew up, but a suspicious Joe keeps finding holes in his story and pushes Kevin to admit the whole truth. "I never was in any coma. I bailed. I faked my death and went AWOL." That's when the police officer in Joe takes over: He slaps the cuffs on Kevin and prepares to take him in. Can Bonnie stop him?