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TV ratings: Tony Awards down for CBS Sunday, ABC reality shows lead demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 10, 2012CBS' broadcast of the Tony Awards didn't live up to last year's ratings, even though the show didn't have to compete with the NBA Finals this time around. It was a pretty quiet night all around on the broadcast networks, in fact, particularly in the adults 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Secret Millionaire" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" grabbed the top demo numbers for the night.CBS did lead Sunday in viewers, averaging 6.5 million and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/6) came in second, beating out ABC's 4.9 million viewers and 3.1/5. A night of reruns on FOX averaged 2.75 million viewers and a 1.6/3.ABC topped the 18-49 rankings, albeit with a scant 1.4 rating. NBC, 1.3, and FOX, 1.2, were close behind, and CBS brought up the rear at 1.0.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-tony-awards-down-for-cbs-sunday-abc-reality-shows-lead-demo.html

America’s Got Talent Contestant Timothy Poe Says He May Have Been Mistaken About His Accident in Afghanistan

He auditioned for America’s Got Talent with a stutter, a cowboy hat, and a sad story about getting injured in Afghanistan. Country singer Timothy Poe won over hearts with his rich voice and heroic tale, but now soldiers from his unit claim his story is inaccurate. "I spent 14 years in the military," he said during his audition, and the crowd cheered. "But my career was ended in 2009. I had gotten hit by a grenade in Afghanistan and it broke my back and gave me a brain... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/_T-rlvddtao/americas-got-talent-contestant-timothy-poe-says-he-may-have-been-mistaken-about-his-accident-in-afghanistan

'America's Got Talent': Tim Poe 'deserves to be publicly humiliated,' says Howie Mandel

"America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel is as outraged as anyone that Tim Poe, wildly exaggerated his military service and outright lied about being a hero."On so many levels it is so irritating," Mandel tells Zap2it. "The truth is, especially at this time in our lives, in this country, I am so thankful for anybody, in any service, for whatever they are doing, and wherever they are stationed. And when he showed up with this story that he never sang before and the stuttering was part of a brain injury, he captured the hearts and minds and ears of all of America. It certainly helped him in this competition."Beyond this competition it is so wrong to do," Mandel continues, on a tear. "It is just an out and out lie. I feel violated. Other service people feel violated. He used someone else's picture. That man is angry and he should be angry."When Poe walked on... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/americas-got-talent-tim-poe-deserves-to-be-publicly-humiliated-says-howie-mandel.html

'America's Got Talent' Contestant Tim Poe Apologizes for Misleading on Afghan Injury

Stuttering "America's Got Talent" contestant Tim Poe, who's been accused of exaggerating his military record during his audition for the show, has apologized for misrepresenting himself -- but claims that he did not intentionally deceive anybody. http://www.thewrap.com/media/tv/article/americas-got-talent-contestant-tim-poe-apologizes-sort-military-controversy-43336

'America's Got Talent' -- Timothy Michael Poe Tries To Save His Sinking Ship Of Lies

America's Got Talent contestant Timothy Michael Poe is digging a bigger hole with his fake sob story about combat injuries received while serving with the National Guard in Afghanistan. Now, U.S. A... http://www.starpulse.com/news/SheKnows_Entertainment/2012/06/08/timothy_michael_poe_tries_to_save_his_

'America's Got Talent': Tim Poe will not be kicked out of the competition - report

Tim Poe has been making headlines this week after his beautiful audition for "America's Got Talent," which included his video package of his war-time heroism serving in Afghanistan. Which now may have been partially a lie, as the Minnesota National Guard says he was not injured while serving, plus a photo he gave to "AGT" was not actually of him. Now producers for the summer talent competition show tell TMZ that they received the errant photo from Tim and aired it without question. Moving forward, sources say there will "definitely be edits" regarding Poe, but did not specify exactly what that means.Judge Howie Mandel tells TMZ, "I was blown away that I was totally taken in. I'm really angry with the guy."But Mandel doesn't believe Poe will be removed from the show. He believes producers will continue to let Poe perform, though now there will be a lot of talk about him being a liar... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/americas-got-talent-tim-poe-will-not-be-kicked-out-of-the-competition---report.html

'America's Got Talent' Contestant Timothy Poe: More Evidence of Military Lies?

The evidence that "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe failed to tell the truth about his military service continues to mount. As TMZ reports, a photo of a soldier shown during Poe's audition is not Poe at all, but rather a different soldier altogether. http://www.thewrap.com/movies/tv/article/americas-got-talent-contestant-timothy-poe-more-evidence-military-lies-43216

'America's Got Talent': Is Tim Poe a fraud?

On Monday's (June 4) "America's Got Talent," country crooner Tim Poe wowed judges not just with his performance of Garth Brooks' "Tomorrow Never Comes," but with his story of having been injured while serving in Afghanistan. But reports are surfacing that Poe may have made up the whole story.Poe drew sympathy when he recounted the brain damage he suffered in a rocket-propelled grenade attack and explained that it left him with a stutter that he can only overcome when he sings. But Rickey.org reports that military records don't match his story. "Sgt. Poe's official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, as he reports," the Minnesota National Guard said in a statement to Yahoo! TV.The Associated Press, too, couldn't find anything to substantiate Poe's claims that he'd served for 14 years. Records show he has been a supply specialist for just nine... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/americas-got-talent-is-tim-poe-a-fraud.html

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' leads NBC past Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee concert

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 5, 2012The Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II was no match for "America's Got Talent." The talent competition helped lead NBC to win the night in both total viewers and among adults 18-49. FOX also scored big with its cooking show line-up. The season premiere of "Hell's Kitchen" followed by "MasterChef" gave the network a nice boost in the 18-49 demo. As for the QE2 special concert, the musicfest drew stronger ratings as the night progressed.NBC led the evening with 7.4 million and a 4.5 rating/7 share in households. CBS came in second with 7.2 million, 4.8/8. ABC landed in third place with 5.6 million viewers and a 3.7/6. FOX (4.8 million, 2.8/5) came in fourth. The CW trailed with 735,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.NBC led the 18-49 demo with a 2.2. FOX closely followed with a 2.1. ABC and CBS tied for third with a 1.2. The CW... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-leads-nbc-past-queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee-concert.html

"America's Got Talent" Is #1 for the Night, Jumps 14% Week to Week

NBC spins the numbers for Monday, June 4. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/06/05/americas-got-talent-is-number-1-for-the-night-jumps-14-percent-week-to-week-791001/20120605nbc01/