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TV ratings: 'Survivor' finale steady Sunday, 'Family Guy' rises with NFL help

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013The finale of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" was about even with the show's finale in the spring, but that was only good for third place in Sunday's ratings. NBC and FOX led the way thanks at least in part to NFL games.NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was below average, but it still led its three hours of primetime for the network. FOX's animated shows got a big boost from an afternoon NFL game that ate up nearly an hour of primetime, giving "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy" their best numbers of the season. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" went the other way, dropping some from last week.Numbers for NBC, FOX and CBS will all change some with updates for NFL telecasts (CBS primetime started a few minutes late in some markets). As things stand now, though, NBC (12.2 million viewers, 7.5/12 households) leads the way,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-survivor-finale-steady-sunday-family-guy-rises-with-nfl-help.html

'The Simpsons' Christmas couch gag has Mrs. Krabappel as an angel

"The Simpsons" is covering all of its holiday bases with the next couch gag, which will air before Sunday's (Dec. 15) episode, "White Christmas Blues." The entire opening has been redone with a Christmas theme, though there are shout outs to pretty much every December holiday on the calendar, including Festivus.There's also a nice tribute to those in the "Simpsons" family who died in 2013, star Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel) and writer Don Payne. They both appear as angels, among the citizens of Springfield. It's the second tribute to Wallace, after Bart wrote a single "We'll really miss you, Mrs. K." on the chalkboard during the Nov. 3 episode."The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-simpsons-christmas-couch-gag-has-mrs-krabappel-as-an-angel.html

The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 8 “White Christmas Blues”

The Simpsons  Season 25 Episode 8 “White Christmas Blues” airs Sunday December 15, 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 8 “White Christmas Blues” – Springfield is inundated with holiday revelers after the nuclear power plant springs a radiation leak, causing snow to fall all over town. When the tourists drive up Christmas shopping prices, Marge (Julie Kavner) opens up the Simpsons’ house to boarders in the all-new “White Christmas Blues” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/15/the-simpsons-season-25-episode-8-white-christmas-blues/

The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 7 “Yellow Subterfuge”

The Simpsons  Season 25 Episode 7 “Yellow Subterfuge” airs Sunday December 8, 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 7 “Yellow Subterfuge” – Principal Skinner promises the students that the best-behaved among them can take a ride in a submarine. When Skinner gives all the kids a clean slate, Bart believes even his own past indiscretions will be forgotten if he doesn’t get into any more trouble. Meanwhile Lisa tries to help a cash-poor Krusty to turn things around by suggesting he sell the foreign rights to his shows in the all-new “Yellow Subterfuge” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 8 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/08/the-simpsons-season-25-episode-7-yellow-subterfuge/

The Simpsons Get the White Christmas Blues

  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — but only where The Simpsons live. The long-running Fox series will celebrate the holidays Sunday, Dec. 15 (8/7c) in predictably screwy fashion: Thanks to global warming, there's no snow anywhere in the United States except in Springfield, where a radiation leak at the town's nuclear-power plant has resulted in lots of local white stuff. Cue the price gouging.       http://www.tvguide.com/News/Simpsons-White-Christmas-1074639.aspx?rss=breakingnews

‘Project Runway All Stars’ Meets ‘The Simpsons’ in Upcoming Season 3 Episode

It’s about time Marge Simpson got herself a new dress, and the  Project Runway All Stars  will be the ones designing it this Thursday, December 5th at 9/8c on Lifetime. The crossover will find the designers faced with the task of creating a dress for Marge to wear out on a date with Homer in an upcoming episode of  The Simpson s. The final fashion decision won’t come down to Marge though. Guest judges Anthony Ryan Auld, designer Stacey Bendet and actress Abigail Breslin will be in charge of picking the winning frock. Check out the mini-poster above for a look at the All Star gang  Simpson -ized. Are you excited to see what Marge’s date night dress will look like? Read More...  

TV ratings: 'Amazing Race' finale down, 'Family Guy' up Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013FOX's animation lineup got a boost Sunday from an NFL lead-in as "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and American Dad" were all up from their most recent outings and "The Simpsons" was even.The finale of "The Amazing Race" on CBS, however took a hit in adults 18-49, falling half a point compared to last fall's final episode. (The network's primetime was delayed in a number of markets, so its numbers will change some in the final overnights.) NBC led per usual with "Sunday Night Football," and "Once Upon a Time" was up some for ABC.NBC delivered 13.8 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/13 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (9.9 million, 6.0/9) came in second, beating out FOX's 8.5 million and 5.0/7. ABC (5.7 million, 3.6/5) trailed.The Peacock also led the 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating. FOX came in second... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-amazing-race-finale-down-family-guy-up-sunday.html

'The Simpsons': Itchy and Scratchy go Jamaican and smoke pot - Watch

It turns out the "Krusty the Clown Show" on "The Simpsons" is a very different program in Jamaica. In a sneak peek clip from the next episode of "The Simpsons," someone gets a hold of the show's satellite feed, complete with "The Itchem & Scratchem Show."Instead of attacking each other with mallets, like Itchy and Scratchy, the Jamaican counterparts are wielding a bong and a gigantic joint. "They smoke, they toke. They smoke and toke and smoke," the theme song goes. From there, Itchy rolls up and smokes Scratchy. Sadly, this would be the perfect place for a Poochie cameo, but no such luck."The Simpsons" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-simpsons-itchy-and-scratchy-go-jamaican-and-smoke-pot---watch.html

'The Simpsons': Kelsey Grammer chimes in on major character death

Well, if Sideshow Bob is the major "Simpsons" character that's going to get killed of on the show, the man who voices him certainly doesn't know it. TMZ caught up with Kelsey Grammer to ask him about whether Bob will meet his end or not, and Grammer is none the wiser."Not to my knowledge," he says. The odds on it being Bob are fairly small, because even Kelsey admits that death is something new to Krusty the Clown's former sidekick. "They've already killed him 20 times," he jokes. "He comes back a lot."What has been revealed by executive producer Al Jean is that the character dying has won the actor who voiced it an Emmy Award. The best bet is a guest star, which means Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (Jackie Mason), Princess Penelope (Anne Hathaway) and Sideshow Bob. However, the main characters have also won the award, along with Edna Krabappel and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.Krabappel is off... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-simpsons-kelsey-grammer-chimes-in-on-major-character-death.html

TV ratings: 'The Mentalist' and AMAs rise Sunday but NFL dominates

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013The American Music Awards captured their biggest total audience and best adults 18-49 in four years on Sunday, but that was only good for second place on the night. NBC once again led with "Sunday Night Football," which got big numbers from a highly anticipated game between Denver and New England.Also Sunday, the reveal of Red John on "The Mentalist" gave the show its biggest audience in 10 months, but a character death on "Family Guy" didn't move the needle -- it was even with its performance last week. "The Simpsons," however, was up with an NFL lead-in. NBC averaged 19.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, numbers that will likely rise in the final nationals with its life NFL broadcast. ABC (11.4 million, 6.6/10) came in second. CBS (9.78 million, 6.2/9) and FOX (9.77 million, 5.7/8) are currently in a virtual... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/tv-ratings-the-mentalist-and-amas-rise-sunday-but-nfl-dominates.html