"America's Got Talent" was the most-watched show on TV Tuesday night, but NBC didn't win the night because the rest of its lineup was pretty soft. The total-viewer title went to CBS, which drew 7.9 million people and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households for the night. NBC (6.4 million, 3.9/7) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (6.2 million, 3.6/6). ABC finished fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.0/5, and The CW (1.05 million, 0.7/1) was at the back of the pack. FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, beating NBC's 2.0. ABC took third with a 1.7, followed by CBS, 1.2, and The CW, 0.4. To Read More Click here .
The season premiere of "Wipeout" drew solid ratings for ABC Tuesday, but "America's Got Talent" helped NBC win the night overall. A double shot of "Hell's Kitchen," meanwhile, scored a demographic win for FOX. NBC drew 8.85 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating second-place CBS (7.8 million, 5.1/9) by about a million viewers. ABC (6.4 million, 3.6/6) came in third, a little ahead of FOX (6.1 million, 3.7/6). The CW was a non-factor with just 767,000 viewers and a 0.4/1. FOX led the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.9 rating. NBC finished second with a 2.6, followed by ABC at 2.1. CBS scored a 1.3 and The CW a 0.3. To Read More Click here .
The NCIS team is sticking together. Sean Murray has signed a new contract for next season of the CBS procedural, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 32-year-old actor, who plays Special Agent Timothy McGee, was the last remaining series regular without a new contract for Season 8, following recent deals for David McCallum, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly. Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo already had deals in place for Season 8. Are you excited Murray will be back? Source Here
Tony is officially staying put. Michael Weatherly is the latest NCIS regular to ink a new multi-year deal with the show, sources confirm to me semi-exclusively. For those keeping track at home, hereâs where the 2010 NCIS Contract Renegotiation Saga stands as of this evening: Of the five actors in limbo, Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum have all reached new deals to return. Sean Murray is the sole cast member still in negotiations. Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo already had deals in place for next season. Relieved Tony is sticking around for season 8 and beyond? Source Here
The finale of " Glee " posted the show's best ratings ever without an " American Idol " lead-in, but Game 3 of the NBA Finals still gave ABC an overall win Tuesday night. ABC averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share in households for the night -- numbers that will probably rise some when the live NBA telecast is figured in. CBS (9.2 million, 6.2/10) finished second overall. FOX (8.9 million, 5.1/8), came in just ahead NBC (8.8 million, 5.2/9) for third. The CW was, per usual, a non-factor with 660,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. ABC led among adults 18-49 as well, its 4.3 rating beating FOX's 3.9. NBC, 2.6, took third in the demographic, followed by CBS at 1.6. The CW mustered only a 0.3. To Read More Click Here .
Joe Spano, who currently plays FBI Agent Tobias Fornell on NCIS, will be trading off his uniform for a chance to play a man of cloth on USA Network's In Plain Sight, which will conclude its third season on June 30. According to Fancast, Spano will guest-star as Gabriel Andrews, a priest who decides to enter WitSec after witnessing the murder of a parishioner's daughter in the season finale of In Plain Sight. Consequently, this means he'll be giving up his higher calling. Moreover, Gabriel finds himself in a somewhat unexpected line of work--"one that ultimately could bring his way the same sort of danger he is trying to escape." Spano, who is also credited for his roles on Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, and Murder One, is just one of the many guest stars this season on In Plain Sight. Past guest actors include Laura San Giacomo, Keith Nobbs, Joshua Malina, Steven, Weber Donnie Wahlberg, Lesley Ann Warren, and Cristian de la Fuente. Source Here
Pauley Perrette has signed a new multi-year deal for NCIS, CBS said. The 41-year-old actress was one of five of cast members who had yet to sign a new contract for the CBS procedural. Since negotiations began, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum have also inked deals, while Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly are still negotiating, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported Perrette's deal. Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo were already contracted to return for the series' upcoming eighth season. Are you glad Perrette will be back on NCIS? Source Here
For the seventh time in the last eight years, CBS won the 2009-2010 television season in viewers. It averaged 11.77 million for the season, which ended May 26, and had seven of the 10 most watched shows this year, including NCIS , The Mentalist , NCIS: Los Angeles , Criminal Minds , The Good Wife , and CSI: Miami . Fox was the second-most watched network with 9.98 million, followed by ABC (8.54 million), NBC (8.21 million), and the CW (2.02 million). CBS was flat versus last year in viewers, while NBC and Fox were up 4% and 1%, respectively, while the CW and ABC were down 2% and 4%, respectively. Fox finished the season in the top spot among adults 18-49 (3.7 rating/10 share), and had five of the top 20 programs in the key demographic most desired by advertisers. They include American Idol, Glee, House, and Family Guy. CBS finished second in the demo with a 3.2/9, while NBC and ABC tied for No. 3 with a 2.7/7. CW earned a 0.9/3. Fox, CBS and the CW were flat in the demo versus last year, while NBC and ABC were down 4% and 7%, respectively. Fox also was tops for the year among adults 18-34. Also check out which series is the most watched in the 2009-2010 season: A few fun facts from the lists: The highest-rated new series this past season: CBS' Undercover Boss . The highest-rated new scripted series: Fox's Glee (in 18-49) and CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles (in total viewers). The highest-rated series to get cancelled: Fox's 24 . The lowest-rated scripted series to get renewed on the Big 4 networks: CBS' Medium (in 18-49) and NBC's Parks & Recreation (in total viewers). Full Series Rankings For The 2009-10 Broadcast Season
As "American Idol" enters the home stretch, it continues to pull in stronger ratings than it had been previously, and Tuesday's performance brought FOX the total viewers crown, barely edging its chief rival CBS. FOX nabbed 14.9 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/13 share, just ahead of CBS' 14.3 million and 9.0/15. ABC followed with a 9.8 million, 6.1/10, then NBC with 7.6 million, 4.6/7 and then The CW in last with 1.3 million, 0.8/1. The adult demo flocked to FOX, which led with a 5.7. ABC and NBC tied for second with a 3.0 each, then CBS, 2.9 and The CW, 0.6. To Read More Click Here .
Below is a two-minute clip from "Patriot Down," Tuesday's all-new episode of NCIS and the penultimate installment of the seventh season. We pick up where "Borderland" left off. After Vance approves the return of Pedro Hernandez's body to Mexico, their DOJ counterpart south of the border, Alejandro Rivera, praises Abby for her work on the case. But for obvious reasons, "Miss Scuito" is doing all she can to stall. What will she do with the evidence that incriminates Gibbs? What is the Reynosa drug cartel's role, and how does Rivera's liaison, the infamous M. Allison Hart, fit into all this? Source & Preview