Tuesday's tallies: * 8 pm/ET President Barack Obama's news conference spoke to 31.12 million total viewers across the Big Four networks, a 5 percent dip from his previous prime-time address. Though perhaps falling under the category of Too Little, Too Late, The CW 's Reaper seized the opportunity to score a season-high 2.48 million viewers, up 32 percent from its week-ago outing. * 9 pm Airing an hour later than usual, NCIS stepped on Dancing with the Stars ' toes, placing first with 17.54 million viewers. (Think Ducky will ever cough up McGee's vintage LP?) The DWTS results show nonetheless built on last Tuesday's numbers, delivering 15.7 mil. The Biggest Loser averaged 9.78 mil, up 24 percent from St. Patrick's Day. * 10 pm The Mentalist closed out CBS' night with an audience of 17.53 million viewers, up 13 percent week-to-week. The second hour of Biggest Loser bested ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? (8.47 mil). Source here
When a young boy finds a murder weapon, the team must trace ownership of the gun to find who used it last and who was murdered, on NCIS , at a special time, Tuesday, March 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source here
A boxerâs death leads Vance to start up his own investigation, causing a sparring match with Gibbs, on NCIS , Tuesday, March 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click here . Source here
And if push came to shove, yes, it probably would do that. On with Tuesday's tallies! * 8 pm/ET American Idol averaged 24.21 million total viewers, matching last week's sing-off. Placing third behind a not-new NCIS (13.7 mil), The Biggest Loser weighed in with nearly 9 mil over its two-hour run, dropping 700K week-to-week. The CW 's Reaper returned to an audience of 2.36 mil, down 330 thou from its May 2008 freshman finale. * 9 pm A repeat of The Mentalist played also-ran to Idol, delivering 12.76 million viewers. * 10 pm The Bachelor : After the Final Rose Part 2: ABC Likes Ratings made a date with 10.85 million viewers. That was just enough to best a Without a Trace repeat (10.5 mil) and top the hour. Source here
Tonight is a really, truly slow TV night. On the bright side, it's an opportunity to catch up with whatever shows you are behind on. Personally, I'm looking at a Damages marathon. No new episodes tonight of The Mentalist , Scrubs (still), NCIS , Without a Trace , Fringe or 90210 (still). Nip/Tuck - my usual Tuesday night date - has also of course now finished up its season. So what's new? We've got tons of reality with 2 hour shows of both American Idol and The Biggest Loser . There's also a new Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Reaper as well as a new Trust Me on TNT . Anything you'll be watching tonight or will you also be catching up on other shows?
"Tiva" fans, I've got good news for you, and, as the title of this story suggests, bad news -- potentially very bad news. But hey, first the good: NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan tells me that for viewers who are in love with the duo -- and I know there are lots of you -- "the last four episodes of the season are going to be amazing. They will not believe what's in store for these characters. We focus on Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) in a way that we haven't focused on them in six seasons! "I'm very serious," he adds. "They carry the last four episodes in a way that is really, really shocking, and in a way, the audience will not see any of this coming." Okay, you've got my attention. Now tell me more. "It starts with part one of "Legend" on April 28, which is the spin-off episode," Brennan says. "Now, having said that, it doesn't really start in part one. We've been sowing the seeds of this for some time. And the audience is aware there's a character out there called Michael Rifkin (Merik Tadros), because he was introduced in the first episode of Season 6. And they know Tony's aware of Michael's existence. So let's just say, in the last four episodes, Michael makes his appearance in a big way. "You've got what you might want to call a triangle," he continues. "It's a triangle with very, very pointy ends. Someone's going to get hurt." As in, um, dead hurt? "Something tragic will happen to Tony," Brennan confirms. "Something tragic will happen to Ziva as well. It's one of those arcs that has been building and building and building for so long that we decided it really deserved to be featured in a big way. It's emotionally and physically explosive." "Physically explosive" doesn't sound good. But the boss won't reveal whether anyone, much less either of Tiva's portrayers, is on their way out. "Possibly," he teases. "I won't take it any further than that." Source here
untitled " NCIS " spin-off. According to The Hollywood Reporter, O'Donnell will play Callen, the lead undercover agent on a team of naval investigators. O'Donnell joins previously announced cast member LL Cool J in the new show, THR says. The spin-off will debut later this season as a two-part episode of "NCIS". Source here
NCIS is expanding Director Vance's family tree, and in fact had Murder on its mind when casting Leon's missus. Paula Newsome, who last starred on ABC's Women's Murder Club , will guest-star as Jackie Vance on the CBS drama's March 17 episode. Khamani Griffin (All of Us) and China Anne McClain (House of Payne), both age 10, appear in the same episode as Leon's kids. Leon himself, of course, is played by TVGuide.com celebrity blogger Rocky Carroll. What brings on this exploration into Vance's thus far secretive world? According to the CBS logline for the sweeps installment, Gibbs himself will delve into the director's past when Vance "borrows" the NCIS team to investigate the death of a boxer buddy of his. Vance's grief coupled with Gibbs' snooping ultimately leads to "a sparring match" between the two men, though it's unclear if CBS was being figurative or literal. Whatever the case, a source tells me this episode is utterly "awesome." Source here
The status of LL Cool J in the spin-off to " NCIS : Naval Criminal Investigative Service" has been upgraded. If previously he was in talks to nab the role of Sam Hannah, it has now been confirmed that he has secured the part. Hannah is described as tough but charming former U.S. Navy Seal and is "an expert on the Middle East." The pilot to the spin-off will air as one half of a two-part episode of "NCIS" later this season. Behind the new series which is yet to have a title is "NCIS" scribe Shane Brennan. LL's name was linked to the "NCIS" role earlier this month when reports were sprouting on the spin-off development. Another actor that was also in talks is Chris O'Donnell who is eyed for the role as an ordinary guy born to do undercover named Callen. Source here
Take a sneak peek at tonight's episode of NCIS "South By Southwest" airing this Tuesday February 24, at 8pm on CBS.