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Ratings: 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special' performs solidly

Country superstar Carrie Underwood’s An All-Star Holiday Special delivered solidly for Fox last night, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The two-hour event averaged a very happy 8.5 million viewers. Elsehwere, CBS’ one-two punch of Two and Half Men and The Big Bang Theory won the night in total viewers with 15.2 million and 14.7 million, respectively. It was the highest ratings ever for Theory and the best for Men this season.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (Fox)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
9.1
8.5
8.0
6.6 (repeat)
2.6
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.3
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Find My Family (ABC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
15.2
5.87 (repeat)
5.7
2.2
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Find My Family (ABC)
14.7
6.1
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
13.0
8.4
4.8

Source: Nielsen

Ratings: 'House' wins and holiday programming scores for ABC

With the Dancing with the Stars season over, House delivered the top ratings for Monday night, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The Fox medical drama delivered 13.2 million viewers. Viewers looking for some holiday spirit tuned in to ABC’s re-airing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (9.6 million) and Shrek the Halls (10.0 million). ABC’s new reality drama Find My Family, which aired two back-to-back episodes, dipped quite a bit from last week’s premiere of 12.9 million to 7.9 million and 7.8 million, respectively.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm House (Fox)
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
13.2
9.6
6.3 (repeat)
5.9
2.4
8:30pm Shrek the Halls (ABC)
Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
10.0
5.4 (repeat)
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Find My Family (ABC)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
11.3 (repeat)
7.9
7.6
5.9
2.3
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Find My Family (ABC)
10.1 (repeat)
7.8
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
9.4 (repeat)
6.8 (repeat)
4.7

Source: Nielsen

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Bones,' 'Glee,' 'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl,' and more!

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: Are you planning to do an Ask Ausiello this week given the whole Thanksgiving thing? —Jennifer
Ausiello:
I haven’t decided yet. Can I get back to you?

Question: There’s a clip making the rounds from the Christmas dinner scene on the Dec. 10 episode of Bones where people are talking about a kiss. What do you know about it? Is it a Booth/Brennan kiss? —Penelope
Ausiello:
That’s a really good question. It’s so good that I’m not even going to try to answer it myself. “The Christmas episode is special — it’s Christmas after all,” responds exec producer Stephen Nathan. “But a kiss? With all of the squints and family there? That seems a bit too forward for Brennan and Booth, doesn’t it?” Damn you and your trick questions, Nathan! READ FULL STORY

Ratings: CBS scores with 'CSI' crossover

The first episode of CBS’ much-hyped, three-night CSI crossover scored, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Guest star Laurence Fishburne helped CSI: Miami earn 13.8 million viewers, a boost of 1.3 million from last week’s episode. Elsewhere, it was a pretty standard Monday night with ABC’s Dancing with the Stars dominating with 17.6 million viewers. Over on The CW, the controversial threesome episode of Gossip Girl (2.3 million) gave the series only a slight boost from last week’s 2 million.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
17.6
12.8
9.0
5.4
2.7
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.2
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
14.1
7.5
5.4
2.3
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 12.4
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
13.8
10.7
4.0

Source: Nielsen

'Gossip Girl' threesome: do parents really have reason to worry?

Tantalizing promos that tease a possible sexual threesome during the Nov. 9 episode of Gossip Girl may have ticked off the Parents Television Council but it seems unlikely the CW will give the advocacy group anything to complain about to the FCC. Though the CW wouldn’t comment on next week’s episode, those familiar with the network’s standards and practices procedures say the infamous Without a Trace teen orgy scene on CBS had a big impact on how the CW depicts sexual intercourse between teen characters, especially on Gossip Girl.

In 2006, the FCC fined 111 CBS affiliates a record $3.6 million for airing what it viewed was an indecent depiction of teenage sex in December 2004. The scene, which CBS said appeared in the final half-hour of primetime and offered a socially relevant storyline for parents, involved teenage boys and girls engaged in a bacchanal. Since then, the CW has attempted to refrain from showing any sexual act between two characters if they are not over the age 18. In simpler terms: there’s always lots of talk but zero visuals. So even if most of the lead characters on Gossip Girl are out of high school, it’s likely the show will play it safe. “They’ll infer stuff but not get real explicit,” according to an industry observer with key knowledge of the CW’s standards. “I’d be surprised if there’s anything real explicit in the Gossip Girl episode.”

As for advertisers, there’s always the chance that action taken by the Parents Television Council could prevent some companies from airing commercials during shows like Gossip Girl. But the broadcast networks — unlike most, if not all, of the cable nets — allow their clients to screen any episode that may be deemed inappropriate before they buy the commercial time. That’s what happened when Microsoft decided to pull its sponsorship of “Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” that will air Nov. 8 on Fox; representatives of the company actually attended the show’s taping and saw what was in store. Even then, Microsoft’s decision seemed odd when Family Guy has a long and well-documented history of pushing the envelope (the show, no surprise, has been targeted by the Parents Television Council, as well). The special has since lured a new sponsor: Warner Bros’ upcoming movie Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr.

Ratings: 'Dancing' and baseball lead the night

Fox’s airing of Game 5 of the World Series proved no match for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars last night, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The Yankees/Phillies match-up yielded 15.5 million viewers compared to Stars‘ 16.2 million during the 8-10pm slot. Elsewhere, CBS’ comedy block performed solidly, particularly Two and a Half Men (13.6 million) and The Big Bang Theory (12.7 million).

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
2009 World Series (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
16.2
15.5
9.1
6.2
2.4
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.5
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.6
6.2
2.0
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 12.7
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
12.5
9.7
4.3

Source: Nielsen

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' 'NCIS,' 'Lost,' and more!

Ask-Ausiello-Glee_lGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: G’day! How about you share some Glee scoop? —Vivian
Ausiello:
Okay, mate. There’s a crazy-ass rumor going around that Will will discover Terri’s faux baby plot, dump her, and then, in a moment of passion, get her pregnant for real! The really crazy-ass part? Sources confirm that two of those three things are true! And the other one? Not so much.

Question: I loved the Rachel-Puck hook-up in last week’s Glee! Is this something that the show may continue in the future? —Tiana
Ausiello:
Not in the immediate future. In the immediate future, Puck is mostly into Quinn. Which is sweet considering he knocked her up and all.

Question: I have a really fun assignment for you, Aus. Create a chart listing every Lost alum there ever was, and then next to their names, tell us where things stand in terms of them returning for the final season. I just know how much you love to make lists. —Steven
Ausiello:
I have a better idea: Let’s scrap the chart and forget we ever had this conversation. In return, I’ll share this Lost nugget with you: I hear Team Darlton will give us the answer to one of Lost‘s oldest and most confounding mysteries. And I’m pretty sure it’s an answer none of us expected to get. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: ABC's 'DWTS' and 'Castle' deliver big to win the night

ABC was the big winner last night with Dancing with the Stars and Castle both seeing boosts from last week’s airings, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Stars nabbed 17.8 million viewers (up from 1.3 million from last week) while Castle hit 11.1 million (up 1.2 million from last week). A possible reason for the uptick in ratings? CBS’ powerful Monday night line-up was all in repeats.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
17.8
7.1 (repeat)
5.9
5.8
2.7
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 6.0 (repeat)
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
11.2 (repeat)
6.3
5.8
2.2
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 10.6 (repeat)
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
11.2 (repeat)
11.1
4.6

Source: Nielsen

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Lost,' 'House, 'Grey's,' 'NCIS,' 'Glee,' and more!

ask-ausiello_lGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: Is Emilie de Ravin going to be back on Lost for the whole season or just a few episodes? And will we get to see what happened to her? —Jared
Ausiello:
The answer to both of your questions is a resounding yeppers. Better prepare yourself though. My Lost mole says season 6 will showcase “a version of Claire we’ve never seen before — a Rousseau-esque version.” We’ll be in need of a Rousseau fix since the real version will be MIA. According to a Lost insider, the French Lady’s portrayer, Mira Furlan, turned down the show’s request to return for the final season due to a “prior overseas commitment.” Anyone know how you say “big bag-o-nuts” in français?

Question: I’m tired of people bitching about Gossip Girl being in a creative slump. I’m loving this season. Got scoop? —Alex
Ausiello:
I’m (mostly) loving this season, too. The Chuck-Blair stuff continues to be immensely satisfying. And Hilary Duff isn’t nearly as annoying as I thought she’d be. On the scoop front, there’s a big Blair-Serena blow-up coming. The frenemies will definitely be on the outs for a little bit. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' waltzes away with another win, 'Gossip Girl' dips

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars once again won the night in total viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings (Note: Fox’s line-up was affected by a baseball game overrun and true program ratings won’t be available until later today). Dancing averaged 16.5 million viewers for the night. Meanwhile, CBS’ comedy The Big Bang Theory is emerging as a major ratings player in its new, cushy, post-Two and a Half Men time slot. Theory saw 13.1 million viewers last night, a slight dip of 700,000 from its hit lead-in. In less happy news, The CW’s Gossip Girl saw its ratings dip below 2 million viewers last night.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
16.5
12.6
8.8
5.7
2.3
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.6
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.8
10.0
5.5
1.9
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.1
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
12.7
9.9
4.8

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'NCIS,' 'House,' 'Grey's,' 'CSI,' 'Greek,' 'FNL,' and more!

Greys-Sandra-Oh-Isaiah_lGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: Is it at all possible that Shonda Rhimes would bring Isaiah Washington back to Grey’s Anatomy for even one episode now that T.R. Knight has left the show? —Ben
Ausiello:
Listen to me very carefully, because I’m only going to say this once: Never. Gonna. Happen. But Washington kinda-sorta gets a shout-out in this week’s episode when Owen-lovin’ Cristina utters three shocking words: “I miss Burke.”

Question: Sounds like you’ve already seen this week’s Grey’s, so I’ve got a Q: Any good Mer-Der scenes? —Megan
Ausiello:
Nothing stands out on the Mer-Der front, but there’s a memorable Mer-Cristina-Alex scene at the end that will have you crying and laughing (and in that order).

Question: Any Grey’s scoop? —Sharon
Ausiello:
You already know that someone gets fired in this week’s episode. But what you may not know is that someone gets fired next week, too!

Question: Julie Benz just Twittered a photo of a guy she says will be part of a big reveal in the Dexter season finale. What can you tell us about this? —Matt
Ausiello:
Here’s what I can tell you: If this guy is who I think he is, fans are not going to be happy.

Question: Jenny is so boring on Gossip Girl. Please tell me she will become mean. —Juliana
Ausiello:
Mean enough to drive her BFF away. I hear Jenny and Eric’s relationship will suffer big time due to her new “Queen Bee” status. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' wins but dips from last week

ABC dominated the Monday night ratings yet again with its quick-stepping hit, Dancing with the Stars, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The series averaged 16.5 million viewers, which is a slight dip from last week’s 17.8 million. Meanwhile, the struggling CW line-up of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl were actually both up from last week’s airings with episodes averaging 2.6 and 2.5 million, respectively.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
16.5
12.9
8.6
5.7
2.6
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 7.8
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.9
7.8
5.5
2.5
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 12.8
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show
13.0
10.0
4.9

Source: Nielsen

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'Glee,' 'Fringe,' 'Heroes,' 'Smallville,' and more!

Greys-Anatomy-heigl-Pompeo_lGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: There’s speculation that Izzie cheats on Alex on Grey’s Anatomy. Is it true? —Molly
Ausiello:
No, but the newlyweds will be dealt a major blow at the end of next week’s episode (the best of the season, IMHO). In fact, the crisis is so big that Izzie disappears for roughly five non-consecutive episodes. BTW, even though I knew Katherine Heigl’s mini-hiatus was coming, Izzie’s exit was no less powerful or emotional. And man, Heigl knocks it out of the park. She can be a real handful (see: Emmygate, 17-hour workdaygate, etc) but girlfriend delivers when it’s called for.

Question: When will Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave from Grey’s Anatomy kick in on screen? —Zaiver
Ausiello:
Unlike Izzie, Meredith isn’t going anywhere — although we’ll begin to see less of her (literally and figuratively) after this week’s episode. And her diminished screen time will make perfect sense given what happens tonight. READ FULL STORY

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