The season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" scored the show's best ratings of the summer Thursday, but "Big Brother" and "The Mentalist" were up as well, keeping CBS in the overall lead. CBS averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/9 share among households for the night, beating out FOX's 7.2 million and 4.3/8. ABC (5.7 million, 3.5/6) came in third. NBC (3.2 million, 2.2/4) finished fourth, while The CW came in at 1.4 million viewers and a 0.9/2. (Note: Some local markets aired NFL preseason games, which will be subtracted from the final numbers.) FOX and "SYTYCD" did lead the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. CBS took second with a 2.0. ABC, 1.5, came in third, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.6. To Read More Click Here .
As ABC's poignant documentary series Boston Med (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC) has unfurled, we've witnessed the treatment of a wounded police officer, an infant heart procedure and a risky brain surgery. While all were undeniably remarkable, none are as mesmerizing as the case that makes up tonight's finale - a partial face transplant. Only the second such procedure attempted in the United States, the April 2009 operation lasted 17 hours and was overseen by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, a facial reconstruction expert at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. "It started at midnight and ran throughout the night. I took two 15-minute breaks to go to the bathroom, but I was hands-on the whole time," recalls Dr. Pomahac, who says he practiced for the marathon transplant on cadavers. "The tricky part is that you have to be confident that what you've been preparing for will really work. It's always a little different when you do dry runs and then the real thing. But fortunately, things worked out very, very well." To Read More Click here .
Well, SideReelers -- the night has arrived. It's time to take a break from that rigorous GTL routine, towel off from your dip in the hot tub, and tune into tonight's premiere of Jersey Shore on MTV ! But in your excitement over the new Miami-based season, don't forget the new super-sized season (90 minute episodes!) of Project Runway on Lifetime Television ! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Big Brother 12 on CBS 9/8c So You Think You Can Dance on Fox Rookie Blue on ABC Burn Notice on USA Network Project Runway on Lifetime Television -- season premiere! Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV 10/9c Boston Med on ABC Jersey Shore on MTV -- season premiere! Royal Pains on USA Network Futurama on Comedy Central Bethenny Getting Married on Bravo 10:30/9:30c On the Road With Austin & Santino on Lifetime Television -- series premiere!
There are plenty of fake dramatic "doctor"-based shows on TV. But 'Boston Med' (Thu., 10PM ET on ABC) is the real thing -- an actual documentary, dealing with three hospitals in the greater Boston area. Real patients, real emotion, real tragedy. ... This ain't no 'Grey's Anatomy,' is all that we're saying. The sad thing about watching an actual documentary about hospital life is that often, things don't work out. On the latest episode, cardiologist Kimberly Parks deals with a patient named Marvin, who needs a heart transplant. Unfortunately, Marvin gets delayed in reaching her hospital, due to some troubles with his insurance company. In fact -- it takes three weeks for Marvin to get to where he needs to go. And due to his lack of a transplant, Marvin ... dies. We're sorry. We don't have anything particularly clever to say here. It's just all incredibly depressing. And it helps to indicate the wide gulf between fictional medical shows ... and actual reality. Source & Video
Thanks to "Wipeout" and the saboteur revealed on "Big Brother," ABC and CBS split the night. CBS averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. ABC came next with 6.3 million and 3.8/7. Next came FOX (4.6 million, 3.0/5), NBC (2.9 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/2). ABC declared victory among the 18-49 adult demo with a 1.8 rating, just ahead of CBS' 1.7. FOX had a 1.5, NBC a 1.0 and The CW only a 0.5. To Read More Click Here .
Tonight the much-anticipated premiere of Big Brother 12 kicks off at 8/7c on CBS, followed by this week's results show of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox. Sadly, no new Burn Notice or Royal Pains tonight, but Rookie Blue and Boston Med continue on ABC! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Big Brother on CBS -- season premiere! Wipeout on ABC 9/8c So You Think You Can Dance on Fox Rookie Blue on ABC 10/9c Boston Med on ABC Bethenny Getting Married on Bravo Futurama on Comedy Central
ABC's new lineup still couldn't quite beat CBS' reruns in total overall viewers. CBS won the night with an average of 7.1 million viewers and a 4.7/9 share in households. ABC came in second with 6.95 million and 4.1/8. FOX was third with 4.7 million and 3.0/6, NBC took fourth with 2.3 million and a 1.5/3 and the CW was last with 1.4 million, 0.9/2. However, ABC did win the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 and FOX followed with 1.7. CBS fell to third with a 1.3, NBC in fourth with 1.0 and the CW last with 0.6. To Read More Click Here .
It was a big night for ABC, with the season premiere of "Wipeout" and the series premieres of "Rookie Blue" and "Boston Med." Though "Rookie Blue" performed well against the "So You Think You Can Dance" results show, "Boston Med" couldn't draw viewers away from CBS's rerun of "The Mentalist." Pending updates for the live telecast, CBS won the night with 7.3 million viewers and a 4.8/9 share in households. ABC (6.7 million, 4.0/7) finished second, with FOX (5.1 million, 3.3/6) rounding out the top three. NBC's sitcoms drew only 2.1 million viewers and a 1.5/3, and vampire night on the The CW (1.0 million, 0.7/1) came in fourth. ABC won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating. FOX was second with a 1.8, with CBS at 1.4. NBC averaged only 0.8 and The CW 0.4. To Read More Click Here .
It's a full Thursday night of summer TV including the series premieres of ABC's Rookie Blue and Boston Med ! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Wipeout on ABC 8:30/7:30c 100 Questions on NBC 9/8c Rookie Blue on ABC - Series Premiere! So You Think You Can Dance on Fox Burn Notice on USA Network MythBusters on Discovery Channel The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo 10/9c Boston Med on ABC - Series Premiere! Royal Pains on USA Network Bethenny Getting Married on Bravo Penn & Teller: Bullshit! on Showtime 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?