It was almost too easy for CBS last night. The network aired three new episodes of three of its most highly-rated dramas, while most other networks took yet another night off from fresh programming. We run down the ratings below... 8 p.m. NCIS : 21.3 million viewers The Biggest Loser : Couples: 11 million Orange Bowl: 8.9 million Scrubs : 3.9 million/Better Off Ted: 3 million 90210 rerun: 948,000 9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (pictured): 18 million The Biggest Loser : 12.4 million Orange Bowl: 10.6 million Scrubs : 3 million/Better Off Ted: 2.6 million Melrose Place (2009) rerun: 781,000 10 p.m. The Good Wife : 13.8 million The Jay Leno Show : 6.4 million The Forgotten (TV) : 4.4 million Source Here
Rena Sofer isn't having a hard time keeping her character's secrets on her guest stint on NCIS. That's because, according to the 24 and Heroes vet, she doesn't know what those secrets are. Sofer's run on the show involves the investigation of a Navy pilot's death. Aerospace engineer Victor Tillman (guest star Marcus Giamatti) and his prototype jet packs become the focus of the investigation. But before Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team can get any answers from Tillman, they have to go through his hard-nosed attorney, played by Sofer. "She's a high-priced lawyer, and she's not afraid of anybody," Sofer says of her character, Margaret Allison Hart. That includes Gibbs, against whom she holds some sort of mysterious grudge that even Sofer doesn't fully understand. To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek of the NCIS "Ignition" Season 7 Episode 11 airing Tuesday January 5 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: When a Navy pilot is found dead under strange circumstances in a secluded area, the team finds themselves battling a no-nonsense attorney with a hidden agenda, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network . Rena Sofer ("24," "General Hospital") guest stars as attorney Margaret Allison Hart. Marcus Giamatti ("Judging Amy") guest stars as aerospace engineer Victor Tillman. Chris Bruno ("The Dead Zone") guest stars as Navy Captain James "Sandman" Powell. Source & Preview
* The Biggest Loser : Couples (8/7c NBC) After crowning the Season 8 winner in early December, The Biggest Loser keeps chugging along as it kicks off its next season, in which players compete as family teams of two. The new batch of contestants is the show's heaviest cast yet and includes identical twins, a cancer survivor and Tongan cousins who are hoping to help shift their culture's view on obesity. The episode starts with a new twist - the contestants learn they'll have to step on the scale at home in front of family and friends. * NCIS (8/7c CBS) Rena Sofer guest stars as a woman who has a history with Gibbs, and, like most of the women who have a past with him, she has a considerable amount of bitterness. The unhappy reunion comes about during the investigation of a Navy pilot who is found dead in a remote area. The case has the team fighting against attorney Margaret Allison Hart (Sofer), whose grudge against Gibbs isn't helping matters. * Wild Recon (9/8c Animal Planet ) Herpetologist, animal expert and adrenaline junkie Donald Schultz bursts on the scene in a new adventure series. A mix of Bear Grylls and Steve Irwin, Schulz skydives into the wild on a mission to extract bio samples from animals. It's all done in the name of conservation - many of the animals he targets teeter on the brink of extinction - and retrieving DNA samples can help save a species. In the opener, Schultz goes to Australia to collect venom from indigenous lizards that have been endangered by the cane toad, whose natural defenses are extremely toxic. * The Good Wife (10/9c CBS) To say that Alicia despises state attorney general Glenn Childs (Titus Welliver) is an understatement, and their relationship won't likely improve after she agrees to represent his wife in their divorce case. In the process, Alicia learns more about Peter's legal troubles and his swift fall from grace. Meanwhile, Will gets a little too cozy with the attractive opposing counsel in a wrongful-death suit against a sarcastic TV commentator (Craig Bierko). * Britian's Missing Top Model (8/7c BBC America ) Last week British beauty Kelly Knox was crowned the inaugural winner of Britain's Missing Top Model. Tonight's Season 1 finale profiles the aspiring model, who was born without a left forearm, as she tries to launch her career. Cameras follow Kelly on her highly anticipated shoot with famed fashion photographer Rankin. Then, she finally meets with the head of Take 2 Model Management, who will decide whether or not she has a future in the cutthroat modeling industry. Source Here
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 CBS still easily won Tuesday night despite a slate of reruns and the expected softer holiday viewing numbers. The network led the night with 12.2 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/13 share in households, far ahead of second-place finisher NBC, which drew a mere 4.6 million viewers and a 3.0/5. They were followed by ABC (4.1 million, 2.6/4), FOX (4.1 million, 2.5/4) and The CW (856,000, 0.6/1). CBS also led among adults 18-49, scoring a 2.4 rating. NBC had a 1.5, beating out ABC's 1.2, FOX's 1.1 and The CW's 0.4. To Read More Click Here .
When you're exhausted from family time, wrapping paper, and dirty dishes, there's nothing like a good TV marathon or holiday special to give yourself a break. Check out our roundup of what to watch this holiday season (all times ET/PT unless otherwise noted: To Read More Click Here .
Check out the first photo of Robert Wagner who will guest starring on on the 150th episode of NCIS airing Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The episode will be titled "Flesh And Bone". Wagner will be playing DiNozzo's Father, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. Episode Synopsis: Gibbs questions DiNozzo's ability to do his job when the elder DiNozzo becomes involved in their latest investigation, on the 150th episode of NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Robert Wagner ("Hart To Hart") guest stars As DiNozzo's Father, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. Penny Johnson Jerald ("24") reprises her role as State Department Official Joanne Torrence. Joe Lando ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Women") guest stars as Navy Lieutenant Commander Rob Clarke. Source Here
The guest-starring list for NCIS' 150th episode continues to expand. Weeks ago, Robert Wagner was announced in the key role of Tony's father. Then, yesterday, it was revealed that Penny Johnson Jerald would reprise her role as State Department Official Joanne Torrence. On the January 12 installment, "Flesh and Bone," the team looks into an assassination plot against a prince; a link to Wagner's DiNozzo will be discovered and Gibbs will wonder if Tony can remain impartial or not. Now, TV Guide Magazine reports that the prince is enrolled in a U.S. military flight training program led Lt. Cmdr. Rob Clarke. This character will be played by Joe Lando, best known for his 1993-1998 run on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. He hasn't really been heard from since, having last appeared on a couple TV movies in 2006. Source Here
OK, that's a little misleading right there, but from the looks of it, superficially speaking of course, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) are going on what looks to be a very honeymoon-ish trip somewhere on the January 26 episode of NCIS. This, of course, follows reports that the two are headed out of the country to do some work. Needless, the more enthusiastic (and anxious) Tiva fans are sure they have more than work on their minds. As if that isn't enough, a source tells Entertainment Weekly that not only will Tiva take a trip out of the country together, they will go to no other than the City of Love - Paris! And even more exciting, the hotel will reportedly screw up their reservations and they somehow end up sharing a room together. I don't know how that looks to you, but it seems like the NCIS peeps are really setting these two up. Either for a fall or to flight towards genuine couplehood, that remains to be seen. I bet Gibbs (Mark Harmon) has fond memories of Paris himself. But to the ardent Tiva fans, is this good news or what? Source Here
The Good Wife headed into its winter hiatus on the strength of its largest audience to date, helping CBS land yet another Tuesday night ratings win. The freshman legal drama pulled in 14.1 million viewers, handily defeating The Jay Leno Show (5.2 million viewers) and a repeat of The Forgotten (3.3 million viewers), capping off a characteristically strong Tuesday showing for CBS. New holiday episodes of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles were watched by 20.5 million viewers and 17.4 million viewers, respectively. Putting up the best fight was NBC's The Sing-Off, which averaged 7 million viewers over two hours and improved 13 percent among adults 18-to-49. Leading out of another airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas (6.6 million viewers), ABC's Scrubs (4.3 million viewers) and Better Off Ted (3.2 million viewers) continued to plunge, with the former down 13 percent and the latter hitting an all-time low in the demo. On Fox, the So You Think You Can Dance performance finale pulled in 6.3 million viewers, but only 4 million viewers tuned into Gordon Ramsay's live cooking show. Two repeats of The Vampire Diaries averaged 1.4 million viewers for the CW. Source here