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'Glee' is tops with teens; Rudolph still leads the pack

glee-sectionalsImage Credit: Justin Lubin/FoxGlee had another great Tuesday among adults 18-49 (4.5 rating/12 share) and viewers (11.5 million) but the real growth was in the teenage demographic: The drama posted its best-ever rating among teens (a 4.6/16 in first half hour and a 5.1/16 in the second). Last night marked the ninth week in the row that Glee has won in the young demo, not to mention adults 18-34. The drama also won its hour in adults 18-49.

Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million viewers, while each teens 12-17 ratings point is worth 245,500 persons — or 1 percent of the teen population of 24.5 million.

CBS still finished in first place for the night among 18-49 (3.4/9), with a lot of help from a very old Christmas movie. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer earned a 3.8/11 in the demo and averaged 11.9 million viewers. A repeat of NCIS earned a 3.0/8 and 15 million, followed by the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (3.4/9, 8.9 million). By the way, this special featuring lovely ladies in lingerie won its timeslot in all the key male demos. (Shocking!)

Fox was second for the night in 18-49 with a 3.3/9, followed by NBC (2.6/7), which aired Christmas in Rockefeller Center (1.9/5, 11.2 million), and The Biggest Loser (2.9/8, 8.2 million). ABC was fourth for the night in the demo (1.9/5), with How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2.1/6, 6.8 million), down 25 percent from last year’s telecast. It was followed by Shrek The Halls (2.4/6, 7.3 million), the time period premiere of No Ordinary Family (1.9/5, 6.1 million), and Detroit 1-8-7 (1.6/4, 7.2 million).

In the total viewer race, CBS was first for the night with 12 million, followed by NBC (9.2 million), Fox (8.3 million), ABC(6.8 million), Univision (3.9 million), and The CW (1.6 million).

'NCIS' exclusive: Behind-the-scenes of Vance's origin episode

Art Streiber/CBS; Sonja Flemming/CBS

This week, NCIS (CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET) will flash back 20 years to finally reveal what happened in Amsterdam to shape Vance (Rocky Carroll); what Mossad Director Eli David (guest star Michael Nouri) risked leaving Israeli soil to defend himself against when the file was to be reviewed, knowing that a Palestinian terrorist network would try to assassinate him in Washington (an explosive went off in the safe house he and Vance retreated to at the end of last week’s episode); and what was on that single sheet of paper that Vance shredded when he first became the director of NCIS (a question fans have been asking themselves for more than two seasons now). We chatted with Carroll and NCIS exec producer Shane Brennan, who, with the help of some exclusive photos, gave EW an inside look…

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Glee,' 'Bones,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Castle,' 'Grey's,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox; Craig Sjodin/ABC; Adam Taylor/ABC; Adam Taylor/Fox; Randy Holmes/ABCQuestion: Maybe I missed it, but when is your last day at EW? And where are you going? —Cynthia
Ausiello: Let me see if I can peel back the thick layer of denial long enough to type this next sentence: My last day at EW is this Friday. As far as where I’m going, click here to have your memory refreshed. Or just join — or, rather, like — my new Facebook page. More specific details about my next steps will be posted there shortly. There’s also Twitter. Okay, time to climb back into my denial suit and get crackin’ on my final AA at EW. Sources confirm to me exclusively that I’m going out with a bang!

Question: Any information on when Olivia Wilde is returning to House? —Christine
Ausiello: Probably not until spring. You’ll be happy to know that her temporary replacement, Amber Tamblyn, makes a positive first impression in her Nov. 8 debut. As you would expect, her character — supersmart and moralistic med student Martha M. Masters — gets quite a hazing from House‘s boys club. We’ll soon discover that a member of said club shares a past with House‘s “immutable obstacle,” as Dr. Crankenstein calls her. Other colorful nicknames assigned to the newbie on her first day of work include:

* The Internet with breasts
* Small Wonder
* The love child of Einstein and Mary Poppins
* The Bunny
* Pippy Long Division

Question: House scoop? —Jennifer
Ausiello: House pink-slips a member of his team during November sweeps. Not once, not twice, but three times. Also, three major characters do some jail time. READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' Exclusive: Someone gets [spoiler alert]!

ncis-shooting-mysteryImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS; Monty Brinton/CBS; Sonja Flemming/CBS; Eric McCandless/CBSNCIS SPOILER WARNING: Stop reading if you don’t want a major November sweeps plot twist ruined. And I repeat: Stop reading if you don’t want a major November sweeps plot twist ruined. Everyone else, onward and downward… READ FULL STORY

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

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS; Matt Carr/Getty Images; Miranda Penn Turin/Fox; Patrick Ecclesine/The CWGot 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: NCIS scoop, please! —Milea
Ausiello: Ziva’s about to get a major rival. Israeli actress/model Sarai Givaty (pictured) has just been cast in a November-sweeps arc as Liat, a Mossad liaison charged with keeping Ziva’s dad out of harm’s way. Before long, Ziva-With-a-Z is feeling replaced both professionally and personally, so she does what any smart, self-confident tough chick would: She has a knock-down, drag-out fight with the new “her.” May the biggest badass win!

Question: What happened with House spoilers? It’s like a desert nowadays! —Milena
Ausiello: There’s at least one significant breakup coming down the pike. (That noise you hear is the sound of Twitter exploding.)

Question: Season’s greetings! Will there be a Christmas Glee episode? —Ryan
Ausiello: Can’t confirm a Christmas episode. I can tell you that something big happens around the holidays, and it may or may not involve a wedding. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' 'Weeds,' '30 Rock,' 'Bones,' 'Smallville,' and more!

ausiello-glee-greysImage Credit: Adam Larkey/ABC; Carin Baer/Fox; Brian Cyr/The CW; Ali Goldstein/NBCGot 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: Let’s assume Chord Overstreet’s Sam is not a love interest for Glee’s Kurt, and Darren Criss is. Well, who will Sam be paired with? —Jeff
Ausiello:
I’m hearing single mom Quinn. But if you’ve got a better idea, the comments section below has your name written all over it, Jeff.

Question: Is Mike Chang going to get a solo on Glee? I’m swooning over his dancing (and now his abs!), but a solo would just be the icing on the cake. —Kraig
Ausiello:
He’ll get the next best thing to a solo in episode 4: a duet with Tina!

Question: With the Britney tribute episode and talk of possible Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen episodes, when the hell are the folks at Glee going to do a second Madonna episode? I want my Madge! —Dan
Ausiello:
Not this season, apparently. Word on the street is that the Super Bowl episode will be the last tribute we’ll see this season. Of course, given the record ratings the show got with last night’s Britneypalooza, the word on the street could change, and fast. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: 'Shield' vet Catherine Dent joins 'NCIS' as [spoiler alert]!

catherine-dentImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Michael Yarish/CBSIt looks like David McCallum is about to receive the highest of honors from NCIS: An origin episode for his character Ducky! READ FULL STORY

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

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Andrew Macpherson/Fox; Giovanni Rufino/The CW; Adam Rose/Fox; Michael Courtney/The CW 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: Okay, so in order for me to make it till Thursday, I need some Grey’s Anatomy scoop—specifically on Mer-Der. —Olivia
Ausiello:
By the time Meredith tells Derek about her pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage in next week’s episode, she will have kept both secrets for a grand total of three months. Why wait so long? “The man was shot, and he’s already feeling [responsible] for getting a bunch of people killed,” explains series creator Shonda Rhimes. “So for her to tell him that the shooting also caused her miscarriage seems a little bit cruel. He doesn’t need one more thing to worry about.” Makes sense to me!

Question: I’d love a little Grey’s Anatomy scoopbit. —Christine
Ausiello:
Yet another Buffy grad is checking into Seattle Grace. Amber Benson (ex-Tara) will guest-star in this season’s seventh episode as the estranged daughter of one of Cristina’s patients.

Question: Any scoop on Ziva’s story line on NCIS? —Jennifer
Ausiello:
During November sweeps, Ziva “comes face-to-face with her father for the first time since her return from Israel,” reveals exec producer Shane Brennan. “It’s an emotion-charged reunion in a two-part episode that also reveals much about the enigmatic Eli David and one of the other team members.” READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' Scoop: Pauley Perrette confirms 'big Abby story coming'

Getting scoop out of the casts of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles can be tricky. But at Friday’s 2010 Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film pre-Emmy hootenanny, I gave it the old college try, grilling Pauley Perrette and Barrett Foa to within an inch of their lives. What did I find out? Former Avenue Q denizen Foa revealed what he and new on-screen sidekick Renee Felice Smith get up to in his trailer when they’re not theatre-geeking out, and Perrette all but confirmed that this is the season Abby’s elusive backstory will take center stage. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'True Blood,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Bones,' 'Smallville,' 'Chuck,' and more!

ask-ausiello-greys-joeImage Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO; Jack Rowand/The CW; Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABCGot 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: We already know that Booth met someone during Bones‘ time jump. But what about Brennan? She didn’t actually go an entire year without romance, did she? —Missy
Ausiello:
No, she didn’t. She went seven months without getting any. That’s technically how much time will have passed when the season starts up. In related news, Brennan is in what exec producer Stephen Nathan calls a “surprising situation” when we meet up with her on that archaeological dig in Indonesia.

Question: I love your Bones scoops. Could I pretty please have another one? —Chandler
Ausiello:
All this talk about a Bones character getting killed off may be much ado about bubkes. “Whether or not we’re going to have an actual fatality is still under discussion,” maintains Nathan. “And if it happens, it would be later in the season.”

Question: I need some Chuck scoop! —Taylor
Ausiello:
Captain Awesome won’t be reviving his short-lived career as an international superspy anytime soon. “Last season Awesome realized if there was one place in the world where he wasn’t awesome, it was on spy missions,” notes exec producer Chris Fedak. “He’d like to stay as far away from the spy world as he can.” That’s particularly true now that there’s a mini Awesome on the way. “He is going to be way more into all of the rituals of pregnancy than even Ellie is,” says fellow EP Josh Schwartz of the daddy-to-be. “Like all things in life, Awesome is going to throw himself into the pregnancy with his usual fervor.” READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'Chuck,' 'Glee,' '90210,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' and more!

ask-ausiello-lea-gleeImage Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Trae PattoGot 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: I think you’re awesome. You know what would make you even more awesome? Some Glee scoop. ASAP, or I’ll die. It will be on your conscience. — Pablo
Ausiello:
Curiously, I think I’m awesome too. But I’m also cripplingly insecure—hey, don’t laugh; I am!—so I appreciate the positive reinforcement. Now for that awesomeness-increasing scoop: The show’s season 2 stud-muffin, Chord Overstreet, tells us that McKinley High may be about to go the way of All About Eve. “I join the glee club and also the football team,” he reveals. “I start off as Finn’s friend, [but] by the end, I slowly become more of his competition [and] give him a run for his money. He doesn’t like that I do both of the things he does, and I do them pretty well, if I do say so myself.” What about Rachel? Will he be a rival for her attention as well? “There are lots of single characters on the show, so who knows?” he nonanswers. My guess? He’ll turn out to be the love interest for Kurt that we’ve all heard about. Who agrees with me? Hit the comments!

Question: Is Jan ever going to come back to The Office? —Jordan
Ausiello:
Yes! Melora Hardin will reprise her role as Michael’s former boss/lover in this season’s fourth episode, written and directed by showrunner/costar Paul Lieberstein. “Michael comes in with what he thinks is a pimple, but is revealed to be a cold sore,” explains Lieberstein. “He learns that a cold sore is a form of herpes, and so he gets the idea that he has to contact all the women he’s ever been with to tell them.” READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'House,' 'Bones,' 'NCIS,' 'The Office,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Danny Feld/ABC; Giovanni Rufino/The CW; Greg Gayne/FoxGot 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: As of today, I have officially seen every single episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and now I don’t know what to do with myself! Grey’s scoop, please! —Bea
Ausiello:
Even though nearly two months will have passed since the shooting rampage, Derek will still be in pretty bad shape when the season starts. And I’m not talking physically.

Question: What can you tell us about the Grey’s Anatomy premiere? —Claudia
Ausiello:
A major character will be sent directly to jail by the end of the episode. Hint: This person has already been name-checked in this week’s AA.

Question: Do you know if NCIS will deal more with what happened to Ziva in Somalia? —Carlee
Ausiello:
Funny you should ask. Exec producer Shane Brennan just told me the following: “In November sweeps, we dip again into a story that perhaps everyone thought was played out. It involves Ziva.” READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Chuck,' 'Smallville,' Castle,' 'NCIS,' '90210,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Danny Feld/ABC; Jack Rowand/The CW; Patrick Ecclesine/Fox; Karen Neal/ABCGot 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: I need Chuck scoop and I need it now. —Olivia
Ausiello:
In case you missed it, I just posted a major spoiler about one of the show’s most memorable villains returning for season 4. But wait — there’s more. Sources confirm to me exclusively that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Hugo Panzer is also making a comeback in the same October episode!

Question: Do you need a date for Comic-Con? I’m totally available! I’m a pop culture wunderkind, so I’d be great for much varied and relevant conversation! —Brundy
Ausiello:
I know how this goes. You say you want stimulating conversation and then the moment we’re together you start undressing me with your eyes. Sigh. I long for the day when people start respecting me for my brains and not my brawn. I guess what I’m trying to say is…yeah, you can be my date.

Question: I’m about to go Mel Gibson on your butt if I don’t get some Smallville spoilers regarding Lois and Clark. So how ’bout it, bud? —Christine
Ausiello:
You wouldn’t dare hit a man while he’s holding a mint-condition Vanity Smurf plush circa 1982, would you? [Beat] Don’t answer that. Okay, here’s your scoop: There’s a development in the premiere that is so ginormous you’d think Smallville was heading into its final season or something. READ FULL STORY

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