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TV ratings: Pro Bowl gives NBC a Sunday ratings win while 'The Good Wife' falls

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013The NFL's annual all-star game, the Pro Bowl, wasn't much of a contest on the field, and its ratings were off some from last year. It did, however, put NBC on top of the ratings heap Sunday night.Elsewhere, "The Good Wife" started 2013 with a series low among adults 18-49, and ABC's movie "The Makeover" fizzled. FOX's animation block finished second for the night in the 18-49 demographic.NBC averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/9 share in households for the night, narrowly winning the total-viewer crown over CBS (9.7 million, 6.4/10). ABC (5.2 million, 3.3/5) came in third, and FOX (3.95 million, 2.2/3) trailed.NBC's lead among adults 18-49 was wider. The Peacock posted a 3.3 rating in the demographic, well ahead of FOX's 1.9. CBS drew a 1.5 and ABC a 1.2.... //

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 11 “Changing of the Guardian”

The Simpsons  "Changing of the Guardian" season 24  episode 11 airs Sunday Jan 27 2013 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  After surviving a tornado, Marge and Homer  seek out guardians for the kids, in case the worst should happen. They first turn to friends and family, including Homer’s half-brother, Herb Powell (guest voice DeVito) with whom to entrust their kids, but when Bart and Lisa fall in love with a super-cool couple, Mav (Hank Azaria) and Portia (guest voice Jones), Marge starts to question their potential guardians’ true motivations in the all-new "Changing of the Guardian" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Rashida Jones and Danny DeVito Make Guest-Voice Appearances. READ MORE...

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 10 “A Test Before Trying”

The Simpsons  "A Test Before Trying" season 24  episode 10  airs Sunday Jan 13 2013 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  When Springfield Elementary is threatened with closure because of low standardized test scores, the fate of the school rests on one student who missed the test, and who must raise the average above the minimum threshold: Bart Simpson. Meanwhile, Homer finds a parking meter  at a local dump, and starts deploying it around Springfield to fleece unwitting parkers of their quarters in the all-new "A Test Before Trying" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

'The Simpsons' Scores An Oscars Nomination

"The Simpsons" is heading to the Oscars! "Simpsons" animator David Silverman is up for Best Animated Short for Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare." The news was announced during Thursday's Oscars nominations event. "The Longest Daycare" was attached to prints of "Ice Age: Continental Drift," which hit theaters in July. The four-minute short focuses on Maggie's journey in the Ayn Rand School for Tots, a school shown in the Season 4 Simpsons episode, "A Streetcar Named Marge." Silverman took to Twitter to react to his Oscars nomination and offer a few "thank you's" to those who worked on "The Longest Daycare." Silverman directed numerous episodes of the "Simpsons" television series as well as "The Simpsons Movie." Although 2007's "Simpson's Movie" raked in more than $527 million worldwide and was nominated for a Golden Globe, this is the first Academy Awards nomination for the animated series. Others nominees in the Best Animated Short category include: Minkyu Lee's "Adam and Dog;" PES' "Fresh Guacamole;" Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly's "Head over Heels;" and John Kahrs' "Paperman." //

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 9 “Homer Goes to Prep School”

The Simpsons  "Homer Goes to Prep School" season 24 episode 9 airs Sunday Jan 6 2013 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Homer joins the "Springfield Preppers," an off-the-grid survivalist group whose leader (guest voice Waits) has set up a top-secret retreat outside of town to prepare for the end of the world. But Marge grows skeptical of the group’s alarmist shenanigans in the all-new "Homer Goes to Prep School" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //

TV Ratings: FOX wins big on Seahawks-Redskins NFC Wild Card game

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012Jillian Michaels returned to "The Biggest Loser" and with her came an uptick from the ratings of the previous season's premiere. The newest edition averaged nearly 6.8 million viewers, as compared to last year's premiere average of 6.4 million viewers. It wasn't enough for a win for NBC, though. FOX won the night on the back of the NFC Wild Card game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, earning 13.7 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in households. CBS was second with 9.7 million, 6.2/9, followed by NBC at 6.4 million and a 4.0/6 and ABC at 5.5 million and a 3.3/5.FOX also won the 18-49 demographic with a 5.6, more than doubling the second place NBC at a 2.2. ABC was third with a 1.8 and CBS was last with a 1.7. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. FOX: NFC Wild Card game/post-game (26.6 million... //

TV ratings: Football scores the most points, 'The Simpsons' reruns pick up steam

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012Football was the big winner for NBC on a rerun-heavy night, as viewers prepared for the Christmas holiday. Fox was up from last week with its reruns of "The Simpsons," Family Guy," and American Dad."NBC drew 13.7 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/14 share in households for the night. FOX (7.7 million, 4.5/8) came in second, beating out CBS (6.4 million, 4.3/7) and ABC (5.2 million, 3.2/6). NBC also scored highest among adults 18-49, bringing in a 4.6. FOX finished second in the demographic with a 3.0. ABC was third at 1.1, followed by CBS, with a meager .9 rating. Sunday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Football Night in America" (14.0 million viewers, 8.2/14 households)/"Sunday Night Football" (15.6 million, 9.4/16)CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (6.3 million, 4.2/7)ABC: Movie - "The Sound of Music" (5.3 million, 3.3/6)FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (5.2 million, 2.9/5)/"The Simpsons" rerun (4.9 million, 2.7/5)18-49 leader: "Football Night... //

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 8 “To Cur With Love”

The Simpsons  "To Cur With Love" season 24  episode 8 airs Sunday Dec 16 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  When a fire at the retirement home  forces Grampa to move back in with the Simpsons, Homer throws out his back on moving day. While "resting" at home, he gets hooked on the super-addictive tablet game, "Villageville." And, in his distraction, he loses the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper. Everyone is angry with Homer for not seeming to care about the missing dog, but Grampa tells them the story of Homer’s long-lost childhood  pup, Bongo, in the all-new "To Cur With Love" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //

TV ratings: 'Bachelorette' wedding fizzles while 'Sunday Night Football' rules for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012The matchup of the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots resulted in big ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week, giving the broadcast one of its biggest audiences of the season.CBS also got a big boost from an afternoon NFL game that ate up nearly the entire first hour of primetime, which in turn helped the "Survivor: Philippines" finale improve on last spring's finale. ABC's "Bachelorette" wedding special, however, got hammered, finishing last in both of its hours. The networks also carried coverage of President Obama's speech at the Newtown, Conn., memorial around 8:30 p.m., which will have an effect on the final numbers. For now, though, CBS leads the viewer race with just under 17 million and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households. NBC (16.9 million, 9.9/15) was a very close second. ABC (4.2 million, 2.6/4) finished a distant third, and FOX (3.3 million, 1.5/4)... //

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 7 “The Day The Earth Stood Cool”

The Simpsons  "The Day The Earth Stood Cool" season 24  episode 7  airs Sunday Dec 9 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Homer wants a younger, hipper image, so he starts hanging out with Terrence (guest voice Armisen) and Emily (guest voice Brownstein), his cool new neighbors from Portland, OR. But Marge finds their trendy parenting methods extreme and Bart quickly realizes their son, T-Rex (guest voice Oswalt), is super-pretentious in the all-new "The Day The Earth Stood Cool" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 9 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //