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Ratings: 90210 Stalls at the (Re)starting Line - Featured

Tuesday's tallies: * 8 pm/ET American Idol 's taste of Top 40 was tops, averaging 23.46 million total viewers over its 85-minute run. NCIS nabbed second with 16.8 mil, dipping 710K week-to-week. The Biggest Loser shed 11 percent of its previous audience, delivering 8.75 mil. Trailing a pair of Better Off Ted repeats, Reaper reaped 2.37 mil, down 100 thou from last week's Obama-stimulated season high. * 9 pm The Mentalist trailed Idol for the first half of the hour, delivering 16.9 million viewers (down 615K). Dancing with the Stars ' double-elimination did 13 mil, plunging 17 percent from its previous results show. 90210 returned from hiatus to 2.04 million viewers, down 15 percent from its last fresh outing. Fox's Osbournes: Reloaded show debuted to 9.33 mil. * 10 pm Without a Trace took first place with 12.7 million viewers, followed by SVU (9.38 mil, down 12 percent). ABC's Cupid felt the love of 7.56 million people, but suffered much tune-out over its debut hour. Source here

Roselyn Sanchez: It'd Be "Ridiculous" for CBS to Cancel Trace

CBS would be crazy to go without its Trace next fall, says Roselyn Sanchez, addressing talk that Without a Trace might get clipped after seven seasons. "The show is still doing amazing when it comes to ratings," Sanchez points out to the New York Daily News. In its last outing, Trace topped its Tuesdays-at-10 time slot with 12 million viewers. "I'm sure everybody is a little scared," adds the actress, "but it would be ridiculous for CBS to let the show go." Without a Trace , which has a half-dozen hours left to air in its 24-episode season, is considered to be on "the bubble" when it comes to a renewal for the fall. Fellow CBS dramas The Unit and Cold Case also are riding the fence. Whatever the Eye is thinking, Sanchez and her castmates are in the dark about Season 8. "I haven't heard anything from the producers," she says. "Nobody has come to us to say anything about that." Storyline-wise, Sanchez offered this tease as to what the immediate future holds for her Elena and beau Danny (played by Enrique Murciano): "There will be a major conflict," she says, "but hopefully they're going to stay together." Source here

TV Tonight (3/24) - What's On? What's Off? - Featured

It's been awhile, so it's time for....another Obama press conference! Don't you all get excited too quickly. As a result, tonight's on-air TV is getting shifted around a little. No new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , Without a Trace or According to Jim , which was finally scheduled to return to ABC tonight. Also impacted are Lie to Me and Bones , which will be airing reruns this week due to the fact that American Idol is airing on Wednesday and Thursday instead of in its standard Tuesday slot. Fringe and 90210 also continue their hiatuses, though 90210 returns next week! Still new at the 8PM hour is Reaper over on The CW.

'Without a Trace' Star's Wedding Dish

CBS Watch magazine flew Roselyn Sanchez to the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida for a cover shoot -- and ET gets all the dish on that and on the "Without a Trace" star's wedding. "Playing dress up for the photo shoot has been amazing. We girls love the opportunity to dress up -- the hair and the makeup is part of the game," Roselyn tells ET of why she was game to do the fashion layout for the magazine. Of course, it didn't hurt that she was dressed to the nines in gowns by Roberto Cavalli, Marquesa and Angel Sanchez, who also designed Roselyn's wedding gown. "I had four dresses," the Puerto Rican beauty admits. "Three dresses from Angel Sanchez and then a fourth -- a white tuxedo." Roselyn married former "Days of our Lives" star Eric Winter in Puerto Rico on November 29, 2008, in front of 250 people. "We had a whole week of events," she continues. "It is so difficult to do the way we wanted. It was like a dream come true. The weather was fantastic. I was praying for good weather, because if it rained...." Roselyn may also get the chance to walk down the aisle a second time. Her character on " Without a Trace " just became engaged to her co-worker. Another CBS star who enjoyed a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, although this time it was in Berlin, Germany, is Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Spencer Reid, a genius FBI profiler on "Criminal Minds." Matthew experienced the new Sleeping Beauty package, a new promotion from the Ritz-Carlton Berlin and the sleep laboratory at Berlin's Charité University, which aims to help guests achieve the perfect night's rest. For more on that story, click here. Source & Video Here

Ratings: O'No! Many Faves Stumble on St. Patty's Day - Featured

Most every broadcast show was dealt a blow by the combo of St. Patrick's Day revelry, daylight savings time and warmer weather. Here are Tuesday's tallies: * 8 pm/ET American Idol 's country croonfest was the night's most watched program, delivering 21.54 million total viewers - a 15 percent drop from last week's sing-off. NCIS placed second with a season-low 15.5 mil (down 13 percent from its last fresh outing). Nipping at the heels of the Dancing with the Stars recap, The Biggest Loser weighed in with 7.9 mil, shedding 15 percent of its previous audience. Reaper (1.88 mil) managed to rid itself of another 290K. * 9 pm' Placing second behind Idol, The Mentalist slipped 15 percent to see its smallest audience ever - 15.4 mil. Dancing with the Stars first results show of the season drew 12.42 mil, a 28 percent plunge from the comparable outing a year ago. * 10 pm Without a Trace won the hour with nearly 12 mil, dipping just 215K from its last new episode. Law & Order: SVU scored second with 10.58 mil, dropping 460 thou. Source here

Tonight's TV Hot List for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

* Dancing with the Stars (9 pm/ET ABC) The first results show of Season 8 features a new element for the series: a dance-off between the bottom two couples facing elimination. But before someone makes the season's inaugural exit, there will be songs from injured contestant Jewel ("Somewhere over the Rainbow") and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ("Calloway Boogie"). Also: Choreographer Michel Rooney takes on the season's first "Stars of Dance" performance with a Busby Berkeley-inspired number. * The Mentalist (9 pm/ET CBS) The fascination in this crime drama is in watching Patrick Jane watch people, and seeing how he sees what most people miss. What happens when you take away his powers of observation? That's the challenge tonight when Jane loses his sight as a result of an explosion and has to rely on his other senses during the murder investigation of a financial adviser. * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 pm/ET NBC) Comedian Carol Burnett does a dramatic turn when she guest stars tonight as Birdie Sulloway, a former dancer. Benson and Stabler arrive at Birdie's penthouse to question her because she owns a strip club where a murdered woman worked. Both Birdie and her doting nephew, Chet (Matthew Lillard), assist the detectives, but the focus of the investigation shifts when the prime suspect dies and the emergence of a vigilante comes to light. * The Real Housewives of New York City (10 pm/ET Bravo ) It's good to be the countess. Yes, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps has had an eventful summer in the Hamptons, swirling in the social scene and penning a book on manners and etiquette. (Although Bethenny questions whether LuAnn knows about such things.) As the summer winds down, we can count on the countess to prepare daughter Victoria for boarding school. LuAnn is also the hot topic of Ramona and Bethenny's dirt-flying dish-a-thon. Later, Bethenny reaches out to the countess during a meal - but the results may be hard to swallow. * Without a Trace (10:01 pm/ET CBS) Vanessa Marcil appears tonight in the first of a multiple-story arc. Marcil plays a New York social worker and a potential love interest for Eric Close's Martin Fitzgerald. Tonight, the agents try to find a trial consultant who vanishes while working on a high-profile civil case. Also: Jack and Sam deal with the presence of Brian, who spends more time with Finn. Source here

Watch a sneak peek of WITHOUT A TRACE ''Voir Dire'' Season 7 Episode 17''

The team searches for a missing trial consultant and tries to narrow down the list of suspects involved with his disappearance. Meanwhile, Samantha and Jack adjust to Brian spending more time with Finn, on Without a Trace , Tuesday, March 17 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Vanessa Marcil (” Las Vegas ”) guest stars as Kim Marcus, a juror on a murder trial on which the victim had recently consulted. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click Here . Source here

Ratings: Idol Would Do Anything for Love

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

Cancellation Buzz: More Bubble Shows - Without a Trace and Cold Case - Featured

EW is reporting that CBS has informed producers of long running shows Without a Trace and Cold Case that both programs are facing the possibility of cancellation come this May. Without a Trace was a Top 10 show back in its heyday 3rd and 4th seasons, but currently in its 7th season and now on Tuesday nights has slipped. Says the network: "They no longer have the type of ratings that justify the massive overhead." That being said, both Case and Trace have averaged over 10 million viewers an episode this season which isn't exactly a failure (at least in my mind). Both shows are rumored to be looking at ways to cut costs. So...would you be upset if these shows sailed off into the sunset? Without a Trace was one of the few procedurals that I've actually ever watched with any regularity, so for that one especially, I'd be a little bummed. Source: EW

Ratings: Idol Would Do Anything for Love - Featured

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
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