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TV ratings: Olympics up slightly Wednesday, 'American Idol' steady but low

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014The short program in women's figure skating Wednesday helped NBC's Winter Olympics ratings improve some on the previous night, although it was off a bit in adults 18-49 compared to the same night of the 2010 games. Per usual, though, NBC's numbers were far and away the best of the night. "American Idol" was about even with its performance Tuesday but came in below its season average. "Super Fun Night" ended its season on ABC with a series low in the 18-49 demographic, and CBS' "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" dipped as well.NBC delivered 20.1 million viewers and a 12.2 rating/19 share in households in primetime. FOX (9.9 million, 6.0/9) finished second. CBS took third with 8.4 million viewers and a 5.5/9. ABC (2.9 million, 2.0/3) came in fourth, and The CW (888,000, 0.6/1) trailed.NBC scored a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, almost doubling the 2.6 for second-place... //

TV ratings: Winter Olympics fall, 'American Idol' best of the rest Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014NBC's Winter Olympics coverage recorded some of its lowest ratings of the 2014 games Wednesday night, falling sharply both from Tuesday's prime-time telecast and from the comparable night four years ago.Nonetheless, NBC led the night by a wide margin. "American Idol" dropped some for FOX but was the night's top non-Olympic show. ABC, CBS and The CW largely took the night off.NBC averaged 20.8 million viewers and a 12.1 rating/19 share in households in primetime. FOX (11.4 million, 6.7/10) finished second, comfortably ahead of CBS (5 million, 3.1/5). ABC (3.6 million, 2.4/4) came in fourth, and The CW (924,000, 0.6/1) trailed.In the 18-49 demographic, NBC's 5.6 rating led the way, beating out FOX's 3.4. ABC took third with a 1.2, followed by CBS, 0.9, and The CW, 0.3.Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: Winter Olympics (18.7 million viewers, 10.9/17 households)FOX: "American Idol" (11.1 million, 6.6/10)ABC: "The Middle" rerun (5... //

Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 4 “The Birds and the Biederman”

Suburgatory  Season 3 Episode 4 “The Birds and the Biederman” airs Wednesday, February 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 4 “The Birds and the Biederman” – When Dallas sees George at the dog park, she recruits Dalia to negotiate her territory in Chatswin, while Tessa has to represent George’s interests. Tessa notices that Lisa is spending a lot of time with Ryan’s girlfriend, June, and Fred is worried that Sheila is distancing herself, on “Suburgatory,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Suburgatory,’ ‘Super Fun Night’ Hit Lows

Fox topped Wednesday with “American Idol,” which almost surely helped hand lows to ABC’s “Suburgatory” and “Super Fun Night.” NBC’s “Revolution” also tied a low. Fox was first in ratings with a 3.8 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 12.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. More to come…   //

SUBURGATORY: Emily Kapnek Teases Season 3

SUBURGATORY fans had to wait a little bit longer than usual for the comedy to return, but now the charming show is back and as hilarious as ever. (Plus, tonight’s episode features the return of Parker Young’s Ryan Shay!) I spoke with SUBURGATORY boss Emily Kapnek about the season’s delay, and what’s to come… This […] //

Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 3 “Open Door Policy”

Suburgatory  Season 3 Episode 3 “Open Door Policy” airs Wednesday, January 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 3 “Open Door Policy” – Tessa becomes concerned when George lets himself go after his break-up with Dallas and she calls on George’s dad to help him move on. His father’s advice and blatant attempts rub George the wrong way. Meanwhile, Tessa discovers that Ryan is coming home to visit and that he’s bringing home his new girlfriend, on “Suburgatory,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //

'Suburgatory' Season 3 Spoilers: Family Reunions, Dalia's New Love, Noah's Whereabouts and More

Suburgatory Season 3 premiered on ABC last week and there were a lot of changes from the second season. At the Television Critics Association press tour last week the cast, including Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Carly Chaikin, Ana Gasteyer, Allie Grant and Chris Powell, along with executive producers Emily Kapnek, Patricia Breen and Andrew Guest were on hand to talk about the show's new direction and spill some spoilers about what's coming up this season.  //

Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 2 “Victor Ha”

Suburgatory  Season 3 Episode 2 “Victor Ha” airs Wednesday, January 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  Suburgatory Season 3 Episode 2 “Victor Ha” – When empty nest syndrome hits the Shay household, Sheila and Fred take in a foster kid named Victor who they believe to be a mini-Ryan. Jealous of the new Ryan, Lisa decides to make his life difficult and reveal him as a con. Meanwhile, Tessa puts the breaks on George’s friendship with Dalia, on “Suburgatory,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //

Suburgatory Team Talks About "Leaner" Cast, and the Shays' New Addition

  Suburgatory returned this past Wednesday after a 10-month hiatus and down two cast members — three if you count fan-favorite recurring guest Parker Young — but creator Emily Kapnek insists that fans shouldn't be worried about the future of Chatswin. "From a scheduling standpoint, there was a little bit of shuffling that goes on, but I will say that [ABC President Paul Lee] has been incredibly supportive of our show," she told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews. "I know that some of the scheduling stuff was hard and they're in the midst of trying to figure out what works where and we're very happy to be .... //

'Suburgatory' Season 3: Tessa and George 'have taken the leap' to trust each other again

The end of "Suburgatory's" second season left Tessa Altman and her dad, George, in a pretty rough place. Each had broken up with a significant other, and they were on the outs with each other as well.Wednesday's (Jan. 15) season premiere brought them back together, but not under ideal circumstances. Tessa's (Jane Levy) mom, Alex, leaves again, calling George (Jeremy Sisto) but not saying anything to Tessa. Father and daughter aren't exactly over what they felt, but they need each other, creator Emily Kapnek says."I think George showed up at a time that made it easy for Tessa to let go of what she's been angry about," Kapnek says at the TCA winter press tour on Friday. "But we do kind of move past that. I think George walking in when her mom walked out is very meaningful and sort of the story of Tessa's life. Her dad has always been there for her, and... //