It's that time of year again, Reelers... yes, that's right... for better or worse, it's American Idol season! If you're a fan, don't forget to tune in Tuesdays and Wednesdays as Idol takes over your TV schedule as usual, but if you're not a fan, there's still plenty to watch! Check out what's new tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox The Biggest Loser on NBC NCIS on CBS 8:30/7:30c Better Off Ted on ABC 9/8c Scrubs on ABC NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS 9:30/8:30c Better Off Ted on ABC 10/9c The Jay Leno Show on NBC The Forgotten (TV) on ABC The Good Wife on CBS Southland on TNT (Reairing Season 1) Teen Mom on MTV 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
The Season 3 premiere of Chuck pulled its highest ratings since its 3-D episode following the 2009 Super Bowl. Chuck averaged 7.5 million viewers over the two one-hour episodes, a 21 percent increase over Season 2's average. Aside from the 3-D episode, no hour of Chuck has performed as well since 2007. The overrun of the Green Bay Packers-Arizona Cardinals playoff game helped Fox win the night overall. The network averaged 20.4 million viewers throughout the night. The biggest beneficiary was The Simpsons; the 450th episode and 20th anniversary special performed very well. Official numbers were skewed by the football spillover, but the anniversary special drew roughly 12 million viewers, the largest audience for the show since it aired after the Super Bowl in 2005. The Cleveland Show (8.5 million viewers) was also up. ABC placed second for the night, with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition pulling in 10.6 million viewers and Desperate Housewives drawing 14 million viewers. Brothers & Sisters slipped 8 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic and drew 10.5 million viewers. CBS bookended its night with repeats of NCIS: Los Angeles (7 million viewers) and Criminal Minds (9.4 million viewers) while a new episode of Cold Case at 9/8c drew 10.2 million viewers. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of NCIS: LOS ANGELES "Past Lives" Episode 12 airing Tuesday January 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The murder of a recently released convict forces Callen to go undercover solo as an old alias, while Sam and the LA team track him from a distance, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Jan. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
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
Watch a sneak peek of NCIS: LOS ANGELES "Breach" Episode 11 airing Tuesday January 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The death of a Petty Officer leads the NCIS team to a teenager in Sam's life. Meanwhile, Hetty is concerned about the effect that the workload is having on the team, on NCIS:LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Jan. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
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 .
Watch a sneak peek of NCIS: LOS ANGELES "Brimstone" Episode 10 airing Tuesday December 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: As the courtyard is being transformed with holiday decorations, the NCIS team races to solve the murder of a Marine by an exploding cell phone and to find the remaining men of his former EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit before another deadly explosion kills someone else, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Dec. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
The NCIS team will have to solve the murder of a Marine who is killed by an explosive device planted on his cell phone when "NCIS: Los Angeles" returns to CBS next Tuesday, December 15. Titled "Brimstone", the series' upcoming 1.10 episode will, moreover, witness the team races to find the remaining men of the Marine's former EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit before another deadly explosion kills someone else. "NCIS: Los Angeles", which is a spin-off of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", was premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009 and has been given a full-season pickup by the network starting in October. The season was extended again on November 4, 2009, when CBS announced its order for an additional two episodes. In 1.09 episode, the NCIS team had to investigate a top Naval Engineer's murder, which was done by a suspect they called the "Phantom". Source & Preview
As Christmas and a new year approaches, NCIS fans have a possible love interest for Gibbs to look forward to. But what about developments on the West Coast? Shane Brennan, who produces NCIS and its highly-rated spinoff, says viewers can expect 'a shocking arc with a massive twist' in early 2010. This development will reportedly involve LL Cool J's Sam Hanna and not be resolved until May. 'It will involve a man from his past,' Brennan told TV Guide Magazine, offering few other spoilers regarding the storyline. Also ahead on NCIS: Los Angeles: * Callen reopening a cold case that will reunite him with a ex; * Kensi Blye will reveal something about her heretofore unseen father. Source Here
The two-hour Dancing with the Stars finale brought in its biggest audience of the season, helping ABC edge out CBS in the ratings Tuesday night. An average of 19.2 million viewers tuned in to see Donny Osmond claim the Mirrorball trophy for Dancing's ninth season. Dancing also claimed its highest rating in the 18-to-49 demographic. V, which kicked off the night for ABC, held steady compared to its week-earlier numbers with 9.3 million viewers. CBS still had a strong showing, anchored as usual by NCIS, the night's most-watched show with 20.2 million viewers. NCIS: Los Angeles (14.8 million) and The Good Wife (12.7 million) held their audience from a week ago, and The Good Wife grew 8 percent among 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC finished third, with a two-hour The Biggest Loser attracting 9 million viewers and The Jay Leno Show pulling in 6.1 million. Fox's two-hour So You Think You Can Dance was watched by 6 million viewers, while the CW's repeats of 90210 and Melrose Place drew 2.1 million and 1.5 million, respectively. Source here