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TV ratings: 'The Secret Circle' proves a good fit with 'Vampire Diaries' Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011The season premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" didn't quite match its debut last year but still put up fairly solid numbers for The CW Thursday. "The Secret Circle" also opened well, holding onto basically all of its lead-in. The other networks went primarily with repeats on the last Thursday before the official start of the 2011-12 season.CBS scored the biggest overall audience, averaging 8.05 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share among households in primetime. ABC (5.55 million, 3.5/6) came in second, followed by FOX at 3.8 million and a 2.7/4. The CW (3 million, 1.9/3) edged NBC (2.7 million, 2.0/3) for fourth place.ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each drawing a 1.8 rating. The CW snagged third place with a 1.3, followed FOX, 1.0, and NBC, 0.9.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/tv-ratings-the-secret-circle-proves-a-good-fit-with-vampire-diaries-thursday.html

TV ratings: 'Ringer' has decent start Tuesday; 'America's Got Talent' leads the night

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011The premiere of "Ringer" put up pretty good numbers in CW terms and gave the network its best Tuesday performance in a couple years. But it doesn't appear headed for breakout status. "America's Got Talent" was the night's top show, and the season premiere of "Parenthood" was pretty well in line with its performance last season. CBS' rerun lineup led the night in total viewers, averaging 8.9 million and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households. NBC (8.2 million, 5.1/8) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (7.65 million, 5.2/8). FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/2) finished a distant fourth and just held off The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2) in total viewers.NBC topped the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. ABC, 1.7, edged CBS, 1.6, for second place. The CW drew a 1.0, narrowly beating FOX's 0.9.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/tv-ratings-ringer-has-decent-start-tuesday-americas-got-talent-leads-the-night.html

TV ratings: CBS, 'Big Brother' lead an NFL-boosted Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011CBS scored a ratings win Thursday thanks to "Big Brother," but its numbers and those of ABC, FOX and NBC are all inflated thanks to coverage of NFL preseason games in local markets.The numbers might change, but the order of finish probably won't. As it stands now, CBS led the night with 8.6 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households. ABC grabbed second with 5.9 million viewers and a 3.9/6, beating out FOX (5.25 million, 3.5/6). NBC (4.8 million, 3.2/5) took fourth. The CW drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 1.6, while FOX delivered a 1.4. The CW trailed at 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/tv-ratings-cbs-big-brother-lead-an-nfl-boosted-thursday.html

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent,' NBC hold off CBS Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011"America's Got Talent" was down a little from its performance last week, but the show still led NBC to a ratings win Tuesday night, beating out a fairly solid night of repeats on CBS.NBC drew 8.8 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households in primetime. CBS was not far behind with 8.3 million viewers and a 5.7/9. ABC (4.4 million, 2.7/4) came in third. FOX took fourth with 2.4 million viewers and a 1.6/3, while The CW (647,000, 0.5/1) was well off the pace.In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 2.4 rating was a point better than the 1.4 for ABC and CBS, which tied for second. FOX managed only a 0.8 with its repeat lineup. The CW drew a 0.2.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-nbc-hold-off-cbs-tuesday.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' double elimination leads CBS to Thursday win

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011A double elimination on "Big Brother" helped carry CBS to a good-sized victory Thursday night.CBS averaged 7.2 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share in households for the night, although its numbers -- along with those of ABC and NBC -- are inflated a little because of NFL pre-season games airing in some markets. ABC (5.7 million, 3.4/6) came in second, beating FOX's 4.25 million viewers and 2.7/5. NBC (2.9 million, 2.0/3) finished fourth, and The CW trailed with just over 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.2 rating. ABC snagged the No. 2 spot in the demographic with a 1.5. FOX's 1.1 was good enough for third, followed by NBC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-big-brother-double-elimination-leads-cbs-to-thursday-win.html

TV Ratings: Pre-season football tops 'Big Brother,' wins Thursday for FOX

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011FOX suffered no loss its first summer Thursday without "So You Think You Can Dance." The network's broadcast of the pre-season match-up between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers bested all other programming Thursday night.The NFL pushed FOX to an average 8.9 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share for the night. CBS, down from last week, claimed second with 6.95 million and a 4.4/7. ABC (5.3 million, 3.1/5) took third, with NBC (2.5 million, 1.7/3) in fourth and the CW (1.0 million, 0.7/1) in last. FOX also took a decided victory in the adults 18-49 demographic, bringing in a 3.2 rating. Its closest competition, CBS, pulled in a 2.0, followed by ABC (1.5), NBC (0.8) and the CW (0.3).... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-pre-season-football-tops-big-brother-wins-thursday-for-fox.html

TV ratings: 'Masterchef' finale up Tuesday, 'America's Got Talent' down

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011"America's Got Talent" carried NBC to an overall ratings win Tuesday night, but its numbers were among the lowest of the season for the Tuesday edition. The finale of "Masterchef," meanwhile, gave FOX a win among adults 18-49.NBC averaged 8.1 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/8 share in households in primetime. CBS (7.4 million, 5.0/8) was not far behind in second, while FOX took third with 6.5 million viewers and a 3.9/6. ABC (4.2 million, 2.6/4) finished off the pace in fourth, while The CW came in with 865,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX's 2.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic was the night's best, beating NBC's 2.2. ABC, 1.3, edged CBS, 1.2, for third place. The CW drew a 0.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-masterchef-finale-up-tuesday-americas-got-talent-down.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' beats out 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale, CBS wins Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011The season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" couldn't beat out summertime juggernaut "Big Brother 13" with the CBS program finishing as Thursday's top-rated show. CBS averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating out FOX, which carried 6.3 million viewers and 3.9/7. ABC (5.5 million, 3.4/6) finished third overall. NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/4) came in fourth, and The CW brought up the rear with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1. (Numbers for CBS, ABC and NBC are all inflated some because several local markets carried NFL preseason games.)CBS scored a sweep also taking the adults 18-49 demo, scoring a 2.3 rating. FOX closely followed with 2.1. ABC ran third with 1.6. NBC came in fourth at 1.6. The CW scored a 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-big-brother-beats-out-so-you-think-you-can-dance-finale-cbs-wins-thursday.html

Jill Wagner Wipes Out of ABC's Wipeout

After four seasons as one of the hosts on ABC's hit competition series Wipeout , Jill Wagner is bouncing on to new things. Wagner will continue to be seen on the show's upcoming summer episodes, but plans to depart after that to focus on her acting career. Producers Endemol USA and Matt Kunitz are currently conducting a search to...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Jill-Wagner-Wipeout-1031727.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Wipeout's John Henson and Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Wipeout  host John Henson is a dad. Henson and his wife, comedian Jill Benjamin, welcomed their first son, Jackson Wright, on March 7. "Mom, dad and baby are happy and healthy," his rep told  People . Henson, 43, said he loves watching his newborn laugh. "There is nothing better than a spit take with breast milk," he joked. Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/John-Henson-Baby-1030694.aspx?rss=breakingnews