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TV ratings: 'Talent' tops Wednesday, 'So You Think You Can Dance' rebounds

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 6, 2011"America's Got Talent" gave NBC another victory in total viewers Wednesday, but the Peacock missed out on a demographic victory. Those honors went to FOX and "So You Think You Can Dance," which improved significantly after a down week last week.NBC delivered 7.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households in primetime. FOX (6.3 million, 3.7/6) came in second, beating out CBS (5.8 million, 3.8/7). ABC took fourth with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.8/5. The CW trailed with just under 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX scored a 2.4 in the adults 18-49 demo to lead the night, edging out NBC's 2.3. CBS finished a fairly distant third at 1.2, followed by ABC, 1.1, and The CW, 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-talent-tops-wednesday-so-you-think-you-can-dance-rebounds.html

TV ratings: 'Wipeout,' CBS reruns lead a quiet Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, June 30, 2011CBS' lineup of repeats grabbed the most viewers Thursday night, while ABC's "Wipeout"-led set of originals snagged the top spot in the adults 18-49 demographic. It wasn't an especially auspicious night for anyone, though.CBS averaged 6.75 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households, beating out ABC (6 million, 3.6/6) for the top spot overall. FOX (4 million, 2.5/5) came in third. NBC was fourth with just over 2 million viewers and a 1.3/2, while The CW trailed with 861,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.No network managed to break the 2.0 mark in adults 18-49. ABC's 1.7 was good enough to finish in first place, followed by FOX at 1.3 and CBS at 1.2. NBC drew a scant 0.7, and The CW came in at 0.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-wipeout-cbs-reruns-lead-a-quiet-thursday.html

TV ratings: 'The Voice' finale dips, but NBC still rules Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 29, 2011The inaugural season of "The Voice" ended on a lower ratings note than its season average and was down by almost 2 million viewers from Tuesday's performance show. Still, it was better than anything NBC has aired in its timeslot in some time and helped the network to a big win Wednesday, even though the premiere of "Love in the Wild" pulled only modest numbers.NBC averaged 10.2 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households for the night. CBS was the best of the rest with 6 million viewers and a 3.9/7, beating out FOX (5.35 million, 3.2/6). ABC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) came in fourth. The CW trailed with a little under a million viewers and a 0.6/1.In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 3.2 rating was by far the night's best. FOX took second with a 1.9, while ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.2. The... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-the-voice-finale-dips-but-nbc-still-rules-wednesday.html

Who Should Replace Laurence Fishburne on 'CSI'?

There have been quite a few TV departures lately -- some more shocking than others. Somewhere in the middle there is Laurence Fishburne's announcement that he's leaving his post at 'CSI' after only two and a half years. Fishburne, who played lead investigator Raymond Langston, replaced series star William Petersen, who started as Gil Grissom when the series premiered 11 seasons ago. Those were some pretty big shoes to fill at the time -- and Fishburne didn't always seem too thrilled at the comparisons -- but now who will be the third person to take the job? And how will the show look with lead actress Marg Helgenberger taking a lesser role next season, too? We've brainstormed some good men -- and one lady -- for the position. Keep reading and share your own casting thoughts in the comments. //www.aoltv.com/2011/06/21/who-should-replace-laurence-fishburne-csi/

TV ratings: 'Mentalist,' CBS reruns lead Thursday, 'SYTYCD' results fall

Fast National ratings for Thursday, June 16, 2011With the NBA Finals done, Thursday night's ratings returned to more normal summertime levels. CBS ended up leading the night in total viewers, while FOX led the 18-49 demographic even though "So You Think You Can Dance" declined for the second week in a row.CBS delivered 7.2 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households in primetime, winning comfortably over ABC (5 million, 2.8/5). FOX (4.8 million, 3.0/5) took third. NBC came in fourth with 2.6 million viewers and a 1.7/3, and The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.None of the networks managed to get over the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49. FOX was at the top of the standings with a 1.6, edging ABC's 1.5 and CBS' 1.4. NBC averaged 0.9 in the demo and The CW 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-mentalist-cbs-reruns-lead-thursday-sytycd-results-fall.html

Is It the End for These Primetime Dramas?

If you believe all of those doomsday predictions, the world is set to end in 2012. But the broadcast networks are bracing for a different kind of apocalypse next year, as several prime-time staples appear ready to call it quits. Aging favorites like House , CSI , Desperate Housewives , Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU are all nearing the end of their lifespans, with ratings declining and costs rising. Furthering these shows' slides are the seismic casting shifts that rocked the industry in recent weeks. CSI 's Laurence Fishburne, SVU 's Christopher Meloni and... //www.tvguide.com/News/End-Primetime-Dramas-1034202.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Police Arrest Former 'CSI' Star Gary Dourdan For Drug Possession

Former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star Gary Dourdan has been arrested and charged with drug possession. Police found ecstasy pills in his possession while investigating a car crash involvin... //www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/06/14/police_arrest_former_csi_star_gary_dou

'CSI' Is the Most-Watched Show In the World

It appears the inability to change the channel during daylong procedural cable marathons isn't just an American phenomenon -- how else can you explain the news that 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' is the number one most-watched TV show in the entire world? For the third time in the past four years, 'CSI' received the International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, Zap2It reports. That means the CBS series had the highest ratings across five continents and 68 countries in 2010 for an astounding 73.8 million viewers, according to Eurodata TV Worldwaide statistics. //www.aoltv.com/2011/06/13/csi-most-watched-show-in-the-world-monte-carlo/

TV ratings: NBA Finals Game 5 dominates Thursday, 'SYTYCD' dips

Fast National ratings for Thursday, June 9, 2011The Dallas Mavericks' 112-103 win over the Miami Heat Thursday night gave ABC its best ratings of the NBA Finals so far and led the network to a big win. The game may have siphoned some viewers from "So You Think You Can Dance," which was down some from last Thursday's numbers.ABC had 12.9 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/13 share among households in primetime, numbers that will likely change some in the final nationals because of the live NBA broadcast. CBS (7.2 million, 4.6/8) came in second, a little ahead of FOX's 6.9 million viewers and 4.2/7. NBC managed only 2.2 million viewers and a 1.5/3, but that was good enough to beat The CW, which drew just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC's 5.1 rating was better than the combined total of the other four networks. FOX was the best... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-nba-finals-game-5-dominates-thursday-sytycd-dips.html

Laurence Fishburne exiting 'CSI'

Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne is leaving 'CSI' after two-and-a-half seasons, Deadline reports.Fishburne opted not to renew his deal which expired this season. "The Matrix" star is said to be looking to return to film full-time.Sources say CBS and the "CSI" team haven't began discussions about the show's future without the actor.Fishburne, who plays Dr. Raymond Langston, was brought onto the successful CBS series after original star William Petersen left in Dec. 2008. After he joined the show, executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar said, "CBS asked us, 'Who's at the top of your dream list?' Without hesitation, we said Laurence Fishburne. He is a powerful and intense actor, with an incredible range. For all of us at CSI, this is truly a dream."Are you bummed to see Fishburne exit "CSI," Zappers? Who do you think should be his replacement? Sound off in the comments.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/laurence-fishburne-exiting-csi.html