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Ratings: Grammy Awards most viewed since 2001

Fast National ratings for Sunday, February 13, 2011.CBS's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was the most-viewed Grammys telecast since 2001, with 26.55 million people tuning in to see all the madness. The Awards secured a win for CBS, of course, with ABC in second place with a very strong night considering its Awards competition.With the show, CBS' Sunday averaged 23.7 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/22 share in households. ABC followed with 7.4 million (4.6/8). NBC was watched by 4.7 million viewers (3.2/5), and FOX had 4.5 million (2.6/4)In the key 18-49 demo, CBS had an 8.2, followed by FOX with 2.3, ABC with 2.0, and NBC with 0.9.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.2 million, 7.6/13) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.7 million, 4.4/8) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.7 million, 3.3/6) FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.9 million, 1.6/3) / "American Dad" (3.9 million, 2.2/4)18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (2.1)8 p.m.CBS: Grammy Awards (27.0 million, 15.0/24) ABC:... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/ratings-grammy-awards-most-viewed-since-2001.html

'Desperate Housewives' 7.15 Preview: Susan Collapses

If   Teri Hatcher   has a plan to leave " Desperate Housewives ", next week's episode could be the exit story. Susan uses her kidney ailment to garner special treatment in public places. The new condition may gain her some privileges but when the real thing kicked in, Susan is at a very dangerous state.   Talking about the episode,   Vanessa Williams   who plays Renee dished out, "Well Susan is still working on her Kidney issue because she has to get a donor and she's on dialysis. We're about to shoot an episode where I try to make her use her ailment to get us into a fashionable restaurant in town and it kind of backfires." //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00038485.html

'Desperate Housewives': Larry Hagman knows who's the boss

"Dallas" legend,  Larry Hagman, returns to his role as the abrasive Frank on Sunday's (Feb. 13) episode of "Desperate Housewives." When we last saw Frank, he married Lynette's mother, Stella (played by Polly Bergen) and peeved off Lynette (Felicity Huffman)."It's just one of those characters you learn to hate," Hagman tells Zap2it. "In 'Dallas' you love to hate this guy. This one, you learn to hate him and you really do. He's just a jerk."In the next episode, Frank and Lynette bump heads again over his inclusion in a family portrait. And according to Hagman, things won't turn out well."He's a very abrasive guy and she rightfully doesn't like him," he says. "You'll see there are repercussions."We spoke to Hagman about what it's like to play Frank, how he found himself on the show and getting direction from creator and executive producer, Marc Cherry.Frank is abrasive, but isn't his love for Lynette's mom a redeeming... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/desperate-housewives-larry-hagman-knows-whos-the-boss.html

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES “Farewell Letter” Season 7 Episode 15 Photos

Check out photos from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Season 7 Episode 15 titled "Farewell Letter" which airs Sunday February 20, at 9pm on ABC.  Episode Synopsis: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES "Farewell Letter" Season 7 Episode 15 – Lynette and Tom feel that it’s time for twins Porter and Preston to move out on their own and learn how to become responsible adults… but the boys end up moving out to a pad that’s a little too close to home. Meanwhile, as part of Gabrielle’s therapy, she and Carlos pay a visit to her hometown to confront her past and discover that she has left a lasting impression on the town. Keith (guest star Brian Austin Green) asks Bree to move to Florida with him to be closer to his son, whereas Susan uses her kidney ailment to garner special treatment in public places, and, after sending son Zach (Cody Kasch) to rehab, Paul makes a decision about his life with Beth (guest star Emily Bergl). Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/NJeobzqbbNQ/

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES “Flashback” Season 7 Episode 14 Photos

Check out photos from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Season 7 Episode 14 titled "Flashback" which airs Sunday February 13, at 9pm on ABC.  Episode Synopsis: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES "Flashback" Season 7 Episode 14 – Lynette fights back when her mother (guest star Polly Bergen as Stella) tries to force the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband, Frank (guest star Larry Hagman). Meanwhile, Susan is presented with a kidney donation from an unlikely source, Gabrielle refuses to confront her past while undergoing therapy to discover what’s causing her underlying obsession with her doll, Bree continues to keep the existence of Keith’s (guest star Brian Austin Green) son a secret from him, and Mike reaches out to biological son Zach to see if he was involved in adopted father Paul’s shooting. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/8CFZGVjVyws/

Desperate Housewives to End In 2013?

When ABC announced in early January that such network hits as Grey's Anatomy , Private Practice , Castle , Modern Family , Cougar Town and The Middle would be back for the 2011-12 season, one fan fave was conspicuously missing from the rescue boat. At a presentation of ABC's winter programming, new ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee told reporters he "wasn't quite there yet" regarding a renewal for Desperate Housewives , leaving fans to fret that they were about to spend their final months with Susan, Lynette, Bree and Gaby. Now in its seventh season, the primetime soap continues to be a lucrative international ratings winner...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Exclusives-Desperate-1028895.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV Ratings: Pro Bowl scores for FOX on Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 30, 2011.Football fever continues, as the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl lifted FOX to a win on a night usually dominated by CBS. The NFC defeated the AFC in Honolulu, Hawaii, while an average of over 12 million people watched at home.Meanwhile, CBS ran "The Lost Valentine," a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which built its audience throughout the night. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" hit a season high.The Pro Bowl helped FOX win the night with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. CBS followed with 11.8 million (7.5/12). In third was ABC (7.5 million, 4.2/7), followed finally by NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/4).In the key 18-49 demo, FOX led with 4.4, followed by ABC (2.1), CBS (1.9), and NBC (1.3).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (13.1 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million, 6.5/11)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/tv-ratings-pro-bowl-wins-sunday-for-fox.html

'Desperate Housewives' 7.14 Preview: 'He's Dead'

Somebody is dead on the next "Desperate Housewives" but it's not a lovable character. Lynette fights back when her mother, Stella, tries to force the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband, Frank. "He's dead," Stella said, followed by Lynette saying, "Of course".  The character Frank is played by Larry Hagman. "He's a real pr**k, and I sure know how to play that," said the 79-year-old actor who played such character in "Dallas". "But this guy's a lot more blatant than J.R."   Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00038230.html

Desperate Housewives' Brenda Strong Files for Divorce

Desperate Housewives ' Brenda Strong has filed for a divorce, her rep tells TVGuide.com. "It is with great difficulty that we have decided to file for dissolution of our marriage. We are grateful for the years we've shared and our beautiful son," Strong said in a statement. "We hope that the media will respect our privacy during this transition." Strong, who stars as the series' narrator Mary Alice Young, filed a divorce petition from husband Tom Henri in a L.A. County Superior Court ... //www.tvguide.com/News/Desperate-Housewives-Brenda-1027729.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Desperate Housewives' Stars Want Higher Paycheck

ABC starts to figure out how it's going to be for "Desperate Housewives". It looks like everybody is on board for another multi-year deal but some of them want a raise first which reportedly could cost the network quite a leg.  Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria are demanding a higher paycheck. Back in August TV Guide listed their salary at $400,000 each per episode. But details are not immediately available for the talks are private. "We are currently in talks and hope to reach agreement soon," Amber Woodward, an assistant to Huffman, told Bloomberg. Read More...   //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00037923.html