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Ratings: Olympics End with a Win, Boost Marriage Ref Premiere

The closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics gave NBC another ratings win Sunday night, and set up a strong debut for Jerry Seinfeld's new series, The Marriage Ref. The closing ceremonies averaged 23.3 million viewers, a 47 percent improvement over Torino's closing festivities in 2006 among adults 18-to-49. NBC cut from the ceremonies during the last half hour of prime time to premiere The Marriage Ref, which drew 14.5 million viewers. Overall, the 17 days of Winter Games coverage drew 190 million viewers, besting the 2002 Salt Lake City Games (187 million viewers) and placing second only to the 1994 Games in Lillehammer (204 million viewers) . CBS' programming, however, didn't really suffer against the stiff competition. The Amazing Race (10.2 million viewers) was up 10 percent from the previous week. More remarkably, Undercover Boss (15 million viewers) built on Race's audience for the second week in a row and even defeated the Olympic coverage in the demo during Boss' second half hour. Cold Case held steady with 9.9 million viewers. ABC's Desperate Housewives (10.8 million viewers) was down 3 percent in the demo. Brothers & Sisters (8 million viewers) remained off its average, but did improve slightly from the previous week. An Extreme Makeover: Home Edition repeat pulled in 6.7 million viewers. Repeats of Fox's Sunday animation block averaged 4.4 million viewers for the night. Source Here

Made in Canada, 2010 Winter Games Bid Adieu with Laughs

Canada showed off its good-natured humor - and many quirky traits - in a festive and tongue-in-cheek Winter Olympic closing ceremony that was anything but short on laughs. Setting the tone early, the show recalled the opening ceremony gaffe when one of the four Olympic cauldron legs failed to rise because of a technical problem. On Sunday, a mime -- with an electrical belt - "fixed" the defective leg and Olympic gold medalist, speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan, finally lit the flame she didn't get to two weeks ago. But the self-deprecation was even more evident during the Made in Canada segment, kicked off with stand-up bits from William Shatner, Catherine O'Hara and Michael J. Fox, who espoused the virtues of their home nation while poking fun at its stereotypes. "We're sorry you can't stay with us forever," O'Hara quipped. "No, we're not. We just like to say we're sorry." Michael Buble, dressed as a Mountie, followed with a performance of "Maple Leaf Forever" as a hodgepodge of iconic Canadian symbols flooded BC Place Stadium. There were giant Mounties, tabletop hockey players (introduced to the theme of Hockey Night in Canada), dancing maple leafs, canoes, lumberjacks, massive inflatable beavers and flying moose all exuberantly dancing to Buble. Other performers included Canadians Neil Young, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, Alanis Morissette, Simple Plan and Hedley. The show also included the traditional handover ceremony, in which the Olympic flag is given to the host of the next games - Sochi in 2014. After Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Sochi, received the flag, a presentation about the Russian city was unveiled, featuring ballet, figure skating, the Moscow symphony orchestra and oversized zorbs - lit-up spheres with dancers inside. The Sochi Games will kick off Feb. 7, 2014. Before then, London will host the Summer Olympics starting July 27, 2012. Source Here

Ohno Rebounds for Eighth Medal After Disqualification

It could've been nine. Apolo Anton Ohno, already the most decorated American Winter Olympian with seven medals, lost out on his first of two bids for a medal Friday when he was disqualified in the 500-meter final, in which he was the defending champion. After artfully dodging two crashes in the previous rounds, Ohno was ruled to have caused one when, in an attempt to move up from fourth place, he placed his hand on the hip of Canada's Francois-Louis Tremblay, who then flew into the boards. South Korea's Sung Si-Bak tripped as well, allowing Ohno to cross the line in second behind Canada's Charles Hamelin. Following several minutes of deliberation, the referee ruled that Ohno - who infamously won his first gold medal in Salt Lake City after a disqualification -- had impeded Tremblay. The Canadian was then bumped up to bronze, and Sung was moved up to silver. Ohno, who said in a post-race interview that the referee, a Canadian, may have let national bias affect the decision, shook off the call quickly to anchor the United States in the hectic 5,000-meter relay to the bronze medal. Canada won the gold; South Korea, the silver. The bronze is Ohno's third medal of the Games, to go with his silver in the 1,500-meter and bronze in the 1,000-meter, and is his eighth overall. But is eight enough? While the 27-year-old has hinted at retirement, he's kept tight-lipped about his plans. Ohno may have missed out on a silver medal, but his teammate, Katherine Reutter, won one in the 1,000-meter to give the U.S. its first medal in a women's individual short-track event since 1994. China's Wang Meng won the gold - giving the country a sweep of the women's events - and South Korea's Park Seung-Hi earned the bronze. Other winners included Sweden in women's curling, Germany's Maria Riesch in the women's slalom, Norway in the women's 4 x 7.5-kilometer biathlon relay, and The Netherlands' Nicolien Sauerbreij in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom. Source Here

"Night Train" Cruises to First Gold for U.S. Four-Man Bobsled Since 1948

It was a golden and historic ride on the Night Train. World champion Steve Holcomb piloted his four-man bobsled, called Night Train, to a first-place finish Saturday at the Winter Olympics, winning the United States' first gold in the event in 62 years. Four-time defending champion Germany, piloted by four-time Olympic gold medalist Andre Lange, won the silver, and Canada earned the bronze. Lange had never lost an Olympic bobsled race in either the two-man or four-man events until now. Holcomb and his sledmates - Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curt Tomasevicz - looked strong from the start of the four-run event when they set track records on their first two runs Friday down the blistering fast course at the Whistler Sliding Center. Their fourth run was the third-fastest, but they had built enough of a cushion to lock up the win. The team's gold was the United States' 36th medal of the games, tying Germany's 2002 haul for the most ever by a country at a Winter Olympics. With a medal assured in the men's hockey final against Canada, the U.S. is poised to break the mark. The U.S. leads in the overall medal count, but its nine golds trail Canada's record-tying 13 - a haul also reached by the Soviet Union in 1976 and Norway in 2002. The host country added three golds Saturday, including one in the men's speedskating team pursuit. Canada edged the United States by 21-hundredths of a second in the race, giving American Chad Hedrick a silver in the final race of his career. It's Hedrick's fifth medal in five different distances, matching Eric Heiden for the most medals by an American man in long track. Other winners included Italy's Giuliano Razzoli in the men's slalom, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk in the women's cross-country 30-kilmometer mass start and Germany in the women's speed skating team pursuit. Source Here

Lindsey Vonn Lands a Bit Role on Law & Order

Dreams keep coming true for Lindsey Vonn: After winning two medals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the alpine skier has landed a role on her favorite TV show, Law & Order. Vonn, who's been described as obsessed with the NBC procedural, received the good news during an interview with Bob Costas on Saturday night. After looking back at her Olympics performance, which included several injuries, a gold medal in women's downhill and a bronze medal in super-G, Costas told Vonn she has been cast as a jury foreman in an upcoming episode. The pair even ran through Vonn's lines. The role is an upgrade from what Vonn said she'd settle for: She said she "totally would" have played a corpse just to be on the show. Law & Order returns with new episodes Monday at 10/9c. Source Here

Canada Strikes Hockey Gold in Overtime Over U.S.

Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in overtime for the men's hockey Olympic crown in a thrilling rematch to give the host country a record 14 gold medals. A week after losing 5-3 to the Americans, Canada avenged the loss nearly halfway through overtime with a between-the-pads shot by Sidney Crosby past U.S. goalie Ryan Miller. The victory looked at first to be all but a done deal for the Canadians as the clock ticked down at the end of regulation. They led 2-1 with 24 seconds left when American Zach Parise jammed in a goal past Canadian goalie Roberto Luongo to level the game and force overtime. Playing four-on-four in overtime, Canada's Jarome Iginla scooped up the puck in the corner to pass to Crosby, who snuck the puck between Miller's legs. Canada's win is its eighth Olympic hockey gold. Their last one came in 2002, also over the Americans. The gold also gave the host country its record 14th gold medal of the Vancouver Games - the most by a country at a Winter Olympics. Coming into Sunday's game, the country was tied at 13 with the Soviet Union (1976) and Norway (2002). The United States' silver helped set a new Winter Olympics standard as well. The medal is the nation's 37th of the games - the best overall haul by a country at a Winter Games. Germany previously held the mark of 36. It is the first time the U.S. has finished on top of the medal count since 1932. Finland won the hockey bronze medal Saturday against Slovakia. Source Here

TV Tonight: What's On Friday 2/26 - Featured

As we head into our last weekend of the Olympics, make sure to catch your favorite events, plus don't miss your regular Friday favs like Smallville ! Check out all that's new tonight: 7:30/6:30c Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network 8/7c XXI Olympic Winter Games on NBC Smallville on The CW The NAACP Image Awards on Fox Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel 8:30/7:30c Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon NOW on PBS on PBS 9/8c Caprica on Syfy Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO 9:30/8:30c The Life & Times of Tim on HBO 10/9c Spartacus: Blood and Sand on Starz 11/10c Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c Comedy Central Presents Pete Holmes on Comedy Central What will you be watching?

Top Moments of the Week: Octomom Laughs, Kourtney Delivers, Jack's a Daddy and More! - Featured

TV was all in the family this week. Damages ' Carol Tobin kept her dead father's secrets by killing his mistress. Brother cowboys Cord and Jet had fun with hats on The Amazing Race . Kourtney Kardashian gave the doctors a hand in the delivery of her son. Lost 's Jack has a son! And Octomon charmed the ladies of The View - and America - with a laugh as gentle and full-throated as a well-aged Cabernet. Welcome to Top Moments: Family Style Edition! 8. Best Introduction: On Damages , Carol Tobin (Ana Reeder) proves she's not afraid to kill to get what she wants. She poisons her father's mistress, Danielle Marchetti, silencing one of Patty's key witnesses. Sly, no doubt, but how long will it be before the cops realize the same poison killed Louis? 7. Best Use of a Bag: Cowboy hats need protection too. On The Amazing Race , cowboy Cord forgets to bring a hat protector, so he improvises, using a plastic bag to shield his trademark Stetson from the Chilean rain. (See this pic of Cord and brother Jet to understand the difference.) The bag comes in handy later when he uses it to carry eggs in the Roadblock, pushing his team to a first-place finish in the leg. 6. Best Case for a Lawsuit: Grow up, American Idol judges! Rather than observe and offer constructive criticism of hunky singer-songwriter Casey James' cover of "Heaven," the panel cracks jokes about Kara undressing Casey with her eyes while Kara mock-swoons, making sure she's the center of attention during his performance. To Read More Click Here .

Olympic Stud of the Day: Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson

NBC announcers said last night that Jeret Speedy Peterson and the middle ground don't get along. And that's great because Stud of the Day and non-awesome people don't get along, either. Lucky for Peterson, his Hurricane maneuver during men's aerials put him above the rest in our eyes and judge's eyes, securing him a spot on our epic list and the silver medal. To Read More Click Here .

Kim Yu-Na Reigns with Figure Skating Gold

The Queen finally has her Olympic crown. Performing a flawless free skate, South Korea's Kim Yu-Na easily won the ladies' figure skating gold Thursday with a world record total of 228.56 points, shattering her previous global standard by 18 points. The win gave South Korea its first Olympic figure skating medal ever. Japan's Mao Asada won the silver, while Canada's Joannie Rochette took the bronze four days after her mother, Therese, died of a heart attack. Americans Mirai Nagasu and Rachael Flatt finished in fourth and seventh, respectively. It marks the first time since 1964 that the podium does not boast at least one American woman. Nicknamed "Queen Yu-Na," Kim, the reigning world champion and leader after Tuesday's short program, is a bona fide rock star at home, unable to go out in public without bodyguards. The 19-year-old entered the Games as the heavy favorite with enormous pressure from her country to win gold. But she rose above it all Thursday, landing jump after jump and dazzling the crowd with her impeccable artistry. She let out tears after she finished and later a scream when her scores came up. Her free skate score of 150.06 also set a new world record. . To Read More Click Here .