American Idol delivered another powerhouse win in the ratings Wednesday night, as nearly all its competition suffered ratings declines. Fox won the night overall as Idol's two-hour broadcast drew 23.5 million viewers, handily defeating all competitors among adults 18-to-49. Placing a distant second was CBS, whose The New Adventures of Old Christine (6 million viewers) and Gary Unmarried (6 million viewers) were down 26 percent and 17 percent in the demo, respectively. Criminal Minds (13.2 million) fell slightly, but CSI: NY (12.5 million viewers) was down 9 percent in the demo, most likely due to new competition from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 10/9c. Two hours of SVU, with special guest stars Kathy Griffin and Mischa Barton averaged 8.5 million viewers, helping to lift NBC to third place overall for the second night in a row. Mercy (6 million viewers) was down 11 percent in the demo going head-to-head against Idol. ABC's comedies also took a tumble. Leading out of a Modern Family repeat, The Middle pulled in 6 million viewers, and slid 28 percent in the demo from its last original episode. New episodes of Modern Family (8.8 million viewers) and Cougar Town (5.4 million viewers) declined 15 and 11 percent in the demo, respectively. Oprah's Oscar special pulled in only 4.4 million viewers, and was 19 percent off Ugly Betty 's average mark in that timeslot. Source Here
The ABC Wednesday comedies are back, Oprah brings us an Oscars special, Nip/Tuck has its big series finale, and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox Mercy on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c Modern Family on ABC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC - 2 hour special! Criminal Minds on CBS 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC 10/9c The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special on ABC CSI: NY on CBS Nip/Tuck on FX - Series Finale! Psych on USA Network Real World: D.C. on MTV Shear Genius on Bravo 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
A new episode of Modern Family will be airing on March 3. We have already posted promo photos and one sneak peek for this episode and now ABC has released three additional sneak peeks, which are posted below. FACING ONE'S FEARS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE, ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY". To Read More Click Here .
"The way I see it, 'Modern Family' is the story of these three families that is being told documentary style," co-creator Steven Levitan explained during opening night of PaleyFest 2010 last Friday. "But that is apparently up for debate. The thing is, if I believed these families would allow cameras into their homes, into their children's rooms, for these intimate moments, I wouldn't like them as much!" Funnyman Ty Burrell, who plays hapless dad Phil Dunphy, agreed, adding that he likes that the show hasn't tried to explain the breaking-the-fourth wall elements of the show. He doesn't consider those moments where the characters talk directly to the camera interviews, "The Office" style, but instead as if the family member is turning to another family member to say "Are you seeing this?" "The audience is like a distant relative!" To Read More Click Here .
The perks of being the cast of an excelling series is to be able to travel to beautiful places like Maui. The entire cast of "Modern Family" will go to the Hawaii state soon to shoot an episode for the May sweep. "We're going to show them on a family vacation," said Executive Producer/ Writer Steve Levitan. The episode however will be shot partly in an airport as they set off for the big trip. "Initially, we were just going to do [the airport episode]," Levitan revealed. "And then as we were shooting it we decided that [viewers] would be somewhat disappointed if we didn't follow through on the [actual] trip. So now the entire family is going to Hawaii." Jay, played by Ed O'Neill, happens to have his birthday on the particular episode. The twist is, "Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway, and she surprises him by inviting the entire family," Levitan added. Source Here
Funny lady Judy Grier will be making a guest appearance on the March 3 new episode of Modern Family. I approve of this guest star, as Judy is hilarious (two words: Arrested Development). Although is it just me, or does she look completely different with this new hairdo? In some photos, you have to squint really hard to recognize her. She doesn't look bad just different. Anyway, ABC has released promo photos and a synopsis for the March 3 episode, which you can view below. Source & More Photos
The American Idol men may not have put on a great show last night, but it was good enough to overcome competition from the Winter Olympics on NBC... * 8 p.m. American Idol : 21.7 million viewers XXI Olympic Winter Games : 16.85 million Modern Family rerun: 3.9 million/The Middle rerun: 4 million The New Adventures of Old Christine rerun: 4.4 million/Gary Unmarried rerun: 3.3 million Life UneXpected rerun: 1.05 million * 9 p.m. American Idol: 23.9 million Winter Olympics: 21.15 million Criminal Minds rerun: 7.3 million Modern Family rerun: 4.5 million/The Middle rerun: 3.5 million Gossip Girl rerun: 590,000 * 10 p.m. Winter Olympics: 20.4 million CSI: NY rerun: 7.9 million Cougar Town reruns - two episodes: 3 million Source Here
Funny lady Judy Grier will be making a guest appearance on the March 3 new episode of Modern Family. I approve of this guest star, as Judy is hilarious (two words: Arrested Development). Although is it just me, or does she look completely different with this new hairdo? In some photos, you have to squint really hard to recognize her. She doesn't look bad just different. Anyway, ABC has released promo photos and a synopsis for the March 3 episode, which you can view below. THE TRUTH COMES OUT, ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY". To Read More Click Here .
A familiar fans to TV fans across every genre, Judy Greer guest stars on the March 3 episode of Modern Family. The actress has appeared on such other hit shows as Arrested Development, House and Californication. She'll pop up on the funniest show on television next month as an ex-girlfriend of Phil's. These two reconnect via Facebook and, well, you can imagine how well that goes. Here's your first look at Greer on the Dunphy sofa. To Read More Click Here .
Celebrate season 1 of the year's best new sitcom with EW.com's picks for the show's funniest lines -- so far. Enjoy! EW.com: Modern Family - 15 Quippy Gems Don't miss an all new Modern Family March 3rd on ABC!