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The Simpsons “The Daughter Also Rises” Season 23 Episode 13

The Simpsons  "The Daughter Also Rises" Season 23 Episode 13 airs Sunday February 12 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Marge and Lisa’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day  plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick (guest voice Michael Cera), an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/02/12/the-simpsons-the-daughter-also-rises-season-23-episode-13/  

TV ratings: Super Bowl XLVI close to a record in early returns

The Super Bowl may not quite set a ratings record for the third straight year -- but it could come awfully close.Metered-market ratings for Super Bowl XLVI show the game scoring a 47.8 rating/71 share in Nielsen's metered-market ratings, which for live broadcasts are sometimes a better indicator of the audience than the fast national ratings, which are below. That's just a tenth of a point behind the last two Super Bowls, which are the No. 1 and No. 2 telecasts in U.S. television history.Following the game, the premiere of "The Voice" scored a 19.4/33 in the metered markets, considerably better than FOX's broadcast of "Glee" (15.3/27) last year.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-super-bowl-xlvi-close-to-a-record-in-early-returns.html

'The Simpsons': WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to guest in show's 500th episode

"The Simpsons" has never been a show to shy away from controversy. They've gone after everyone from presidents to celebrities to their own broadcaster, FOX. But a casting decision to celebrate their 500th episode may be their most shocking move yet.The animated comedy has cast WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to play himself in the Feb. 19 show, EW.com is reporting. In the episode, Homer and Marge find out that after 499 episodes, Springfield residents are getting sick of them and are looking to throw them out of town. Because of this "the Simpsons go off the grid to this very rugged place where they meet [Assange], who's sort of their new Flanders," EP Al Jean says. As for whether Assange will act like Flanders, don't count on it. Jean adds, "The similarities end there...He invites them over for a home movie and it's an Afghan wedding being bombed."Assange is quite the polarizing figure. As the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/the-simpsons-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-to-guest-in-shows-500th-episode.html

The Simpsons “Moe Goes From Rags to Riches” Season 23 Episode 12

The Simpsons  "Moe Goes From Rags to Riches" Season  23 Episode 12 airs Sunday  January 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  After Moe is heckled for not having any real companions, Moe’s best friend  and beloved bar rag (guest voice Jeremy Irons) narrates his incredible thousand-year journey to Springfield. Beginning in  the Middle  Ages, the bar rag was loomed into a beautiful and ornate medieval tapestry and traveled around the globe through the hands of royalty before finding himself found himself at Moe’s Tavern. Meanwhile, Bart begs Milhouse for forgiveness after the two friends get into a tiff, and when the bar rag goes  missing , Moe realizes that he has more friends than he thought in the all-new "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches" episode of THE SIMPSONS  airing Sunday, Jan. 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/29/the-simpsons-moe-goes-from-rags-to-riches-season-23-episode-12/  

The Simpsons “The D’oh-cial Network” Season 23 Episode 11

The Simpsons  "The D’oh-cial Network" Season 23 Episode 11 airs Sunday January 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  As the mastermind and creator  of the online social networking  phenomenon SpringFace, Lisa is called to trial when Springfield’s obsession with the site becomes chaotic and dysfunctional. Lisa recounts her story and explains that she created the site after realizing she had no real friends. But as SpringFace expands and Springfield’s fixation with the site causes mass hysteria, Lisa begins to realize that adding thousands of friends online did not compare to having real friendships. Later, Patty and Selma compete against the Winklevoss Twins (guest star  Armie Hammer) in the rowing event at the 2012 Olympic Games in the all-new "The D’oh-cial Network" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/15/the-simpsons-the-doh-cial-network-season-23-episode-11/  

'The Simpsons': 500th episode set to air Feb. 19

We've known for a while that the milestone 500th episode of "The Simpsons" would come somewhere early in 2012, but FOX has now nailed down a date for the episode: Sunday, Feb. 19. The episode is called "At Long Last Leave," and it involves the Simpsons being evicted from Springfield and taking up residence with a group of people who live off the grid outside town. Marge and Homer try to sneak back in, but they learn pretty fast that they're no longer welcome.FOX is marking the occasion by challenging fans to break the Guinness world record for continuous TV watching. It currently stands at just over 86 hours, but the network is hoping someone can make it all the way through the entire series of "The Simpsons" to date (which would be in the neighborhood of 183 hours, assuming 22 minutes per episode). Information on the contest is at TheSimpsons.com and the show's Facebook... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/the-simpsons-500th-episode-set-to-air-feb-19.html

The Simpsons “Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson” Season 23 Episode 10

The Simpsons  "Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson" Season 23 Episode 10 airs Sunday January 8 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Homer lands his own  political  talk show after a video featuring  his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and  the voice  of America’s newest political party. But when ill-informed Homer is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent (guest voicing as himself), Marge and Lisa worry that Homer’s opinion and influence might be more powerful than he realizes in the all-new "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson" episode of THE SIMPSONS  airing Sunday, Jan. 8 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/08/the-simpsons-politically-inept-with-homer-simpson-season-23-episode-10/  

TV Ratings: Giants/Cowboys 'SNF' scores big for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012"Sunday Night Football" on NBC never has trouble dominating the Sunday ratings, but the New Year's Day eve TV landscape was even sparser than usual. That, coupled with a playoff-determining matchup between the Giants and Cowboys, helped NBC to an even bigger win than usual. NBC averaged 20.1 million viewers and an 11.5 rating/18 share in households. CBS was the only other network to put up decent ratings, aided by a new "60 Minutes." The Eye averaged 10.8 million and a 6.6/11. FOX was third with 3.9 million, 2.3/4, ABC was fourth with 3.8 million, 2.4/4 and the CW was last with 1.3 million, 0.8/1.In the 18-49 demographic, NBC also had no trouble winning handily with a 7.0, followed by CBS (2.3), FOX (1.6), ABC (1.1) and the CW (0.4). Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.6 million viewers, 5.4/9 households) ABC: "Once... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/tv-ratings-giantscowboys-snf-scores-big-for-nbc.html

TV ratings: Packers-Bears scores big on Christmas for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011While the other networks settled in for a long winter's nap on Christmas night, NBC and "Sunday Night Football" dominated the ratings with a matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.NBC averaged 17.8 million viewers and 9.3 rating/19 share in households Sunday evening. Those numbers will change some because of the live "SNF" telecast, but the Peacock beat the combined totals for the other three networks on the night. CBS (5.4 million, 3.4/7) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (4.8 million, 2.6/5). FOX trailed with just 1.8 million viewers and a 1.1/2.NBC was similarly dominant in the adults 18-49 demographic, scoring a 5.5 rating. ABC drew a 1.7 to finish second, while neither CBS (0.8) nor FOX (0.7) broke the 1.0 mark.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/tv-ratings-packers-bears-scores-big-on-christmas-for-nbc.html

TV ratings: 'Survivor: South Pacific' finale and football reign supreme on Sunday night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec.18, 2011Football and "Survivor" won Sunday night, as the majority of TV viewers tuned in to either the "Survivor: South Pacific" finale or NBC's Sunday Night Football. That's to be expected, considering we're into the latter half of December when reruns reign supreme. CBS edged out NBC in viewership to win the night, though. The network scored nearly 16 million viewers with a 9.2 rating/15 share in households. NBC was the night's runner-up, with 11.8 million viewers and a 7.3/12, followed by ABC (4.8 million, 2.8/4) and FOX (4.2 million, 2.4/4).In the 18-49 demographic, the distance between CBS and NBC was much closer, with CBS eking out a win with a 4.5, NBC getting a 4.3, and FOX (1.8) and ABC (1.3) bringing up the rear.Sunday ratings hour-by-hour: 8 p.m. CBS: "Survivor: South Pacific" finale (16.4 million viewers, 9.5/15) NBC: "NBC Sunday Night Football" (12.5 million, 7.8/12) ABC: "Once Upon... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/tv-ratings-survivor-south-pacific-finale-and-football-reign-supreme-on-sunday-night.html