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Favorite returning TV shows in trouble

After we analyzed which new fall shows were in ratings jeopardy, readers keep asking: What about the returning shows? Fringe? Community? House? Gossip Girl? Your wish for additional stress, granted: Here are some veteran series that returned weak in the ratings this fall and could be in danger when networks make their renewal decisions next year: READ FULL STORY

Michael Emerson to former 'Lost' co-star Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, either!

Our ongoing lobbying coverage of a potential John Locke/Benjamin Linus TV reunion continues! Last week, Terry O’Quinn (now guest-starring on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 with ex-Oceanic 815er Daniel Dae Kim) told EW he still wants to work with fellow Lost co-star Michael Emerson (now on CBS’ Person of Interest), even though plans for a J.J. Abrams-produced action-drama vehicle fell apart earlier this year. Said O’Quinn: “I was actually looking to do a series after Lost. … Michael and I fiddled around with one and we sort of got through the process of generating some interest in it, and we just didn’t come up with a script that everyone agreed on. Michael and I stay in touch; we still talk about that. Maybe we’ll make it happen before we get too creaky. I would love to have at least one more good experience like Lost.”

“I feel very much the same way,” Emerson tells “I was very gratified to read that in the press. We’ve both told each other that even though there may be some bumps along the road, sooner or later, we’re going to work together.” For fans of Emerson’s new show with Jim Caviezel (and there could be a lot of them: Person of Interest launched last week to 13.2 million viewers), the actor has some scoop about tonight’s episode (airing at 9/8 c): READ FULL STORY

'New Girl' gets full season order

Looks like it’s not so bad being the new girl.

Fox just announced it has ordered an additional 11 episodes of its freshman comedy, New Girl, bringing the full order to 24 episodes.

The Zooey Deschanel show, which premiered last week and was Fox’s highest-rated sitcom debut ever, held up this week in the ratings, retaining 92 percent of its premiere audience. It also earned an impressive 5.2 rating in the all-important 18-34 demographic.

Read more:
Ratings: ‘New Girl’ keeps her cool in second week
Zooey Deschanel on her ‘New Girl’ role: ‘If I had read this character in a movie script, I would’ve jumped on board immediately’
EW’s ‘New Girl’ recaps

Cable shows: Hottest program this summer was...

Who cared about broadcast shows like America’s Got Talent or So You Think You Can Dance? Cable programs had no trouble drumming up the eyeballs this summer, which is probably why viewership levels were up year-to-year among ad-supported basic nets like TNT, USA, History and MTV (4 percent) versus what the Big Four broadcasters were attracting (down 3 percent).

Did your favorite ad-supported cable show make the top 10 cut? (We’re talking just the nets with commercial, people. Not HBO or Showtime). Check out the charts below which take into account the top 10 new and returning shows on ad-supported cable among viewers through Aug. 21. (Note to tweeners: Kiddie nets were excluded). And one other thing: Who knew there was a show called Mounted in Alaska? READ FULL STORY

Basic cable shows: What's hot (and what's not)

We know what you’ve been thinking: Is Extreme Couponing a hit for TLC? Is anyone really watching American Restoration? Lucky for you, we’ve got the results from the second quarter, which will not only allow us to gauge the success of series that aired during the regular TV season (hi, The Killing!), but also take into consideration shows that began in June (welcome back to TV, Falling Skies‘ Noah Wyle). Averages are based on the premiere (or original) episodes only; no reruns go into the making of these stats. Enjoy after the jump (and no goofing on Khloe & Lamar). READ FULL STORY

'All My Children and 'One Life to Live' are gone. Is 'General Hospital' next?

Buried in the announcement about Katie Couric’s talk show deal with ABC-Disney was the news that the Alphabet will be giving the last hour of daytime back to its affiliates in September 2012. That’s the hour currently occupied by General Hospital, which airs either at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. across the country. (Couric’s show, which will be syndicated, will air at 3 p.m. on the ABC owned-and-operated stations only). The entertainment conglomerate made a point to say that it still supports the sudser, but at this point it can’t say for certain whether the long-running soap will have a place on ABC’s daytime lineup 15 months from now. READ FULL STORY

'The Real World: Las Vegas': Dustin's unearthed gay porn past nabs show's highest ratings in three years

The Real World roomies typically have colorful histories, and the reality trailblazer’s 25th cast is no exception. Last night’s episode — in which ostensibly straight housemate Dustin Zito revealed his stint on a gay porn website — scored the MTV staple’s highest numbers in three years. The telecast averaged 2.5 million viewers, placing the show No. 1 in MTV’s much-coveted 12-to-34 demo in its time-slot. The episode also featured a pregnancy scare between romancing roommates Leroy and Naomi.

You can watch a clip of Zito’s revelation below:  READ FULL STORY

Midseason ratings: The top 50 shows so far!

tv-show-RatingsImage Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images; Greg Gayne/CBSThe 2010-11 season is more than half over, so it’s time to check in to see what you people are watching (or avoiding like the plague).

The news isn’t that great for the Big Four: From the Sept. 20 start of the season through Feb. 13, every net except the CW is down among adults 18-49, the most important demographic to advertisers. CBS is posting the biggest drop at 12 percent, followed by ABC (11 percent), Fox (8 percent) and NBC (4 percent). The CW, in comparison, is up 11 percent (though that’s not exactly the sand box that the teen-loving network likes to play in). If it’s any consolation, the collective adult 18-49 rating for all of TV — and we mean every last network — is down 2 percent versus a year ago, so its not just the broadcast nets that may be taking a hit.  READ FULL STORY

'Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid' bookends Syfy's big ratings month, 'Shameless' going strong

Mega-Python-vs-GatoroidImage Credit: SyFySyfy has started off the new year on the right foot.

In a month that saw the premiere of the U.S. adaptation of the British cult favorite Being Human and the net’s reality show Face Off, Syfy has seen a 10 percent increase among adults 18-34. The network’s successful January was capped off by a strong performance (2.35 million) from its Jan. 29 original movie, Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid, starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. READ FULL STORY

'House' and 'Lie to Me' propel fox to most-watched Monday of season; big audience for 'Harry's Law'

houseImage Credit: Harper Smith/FoxGoody for House M.D. and Lie to Me: The Fox dramas not only posted gains in adults 18-49 versus last week but helped the network to post its most-watched Monday of the TV season with entertainment programming (9 million), according to preliminary results. The medical drama earned a 3.7 rating/10 share among 18-49 – up 6% versus last week – and was also the highest rated show of the night in all the key demos. It averaged 10.4 million. Lie to Me posted a 3.7/10 in adults – up 39% versus last week – and averaged 7.6 million. Needless to say, Fox won the night in the key demo (3.1/8). Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million. READ FULL STORY

'Beyond Scared Straight' attracts record audience

beyond-Scared-StraightImage Credit: Arnold Shapiro ProductionsThe launch of A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight on Thursday attracted a record-breaking 3.7 million viewers and 2.2 million adults 18-49 — making it the most-watched original series launch in the network’s history among key demos.

The 90-minute premiere grew each half hour, climbing from 3.4 million viewers at 10 to 3.9
million at 11 p.m. Beyond Scared Straight also grew from its lead-in, a premiere episode of The First 48 (2.7 million
viewers) by 32%.

A repeat of Straight’s premiere will air this Saturday at 8 p.m. “We could not be more proud to have undertaken this groundbreaking series and the audience response is extremely rewarding,” said Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel, in a statement.  “Beyond Scared Straight truly exemplifies our unique brand of highly engaging programming with a focus on excellent storytelling and first-class auspices.”

Beyond Scared Straight is executive produced by Arnold Shapiro and based on his award-winning documentary Scared Straight. It profiles youthful offender programs around the country that put at-risk teens into intensive one-day in-prison sessions.

'Off the Map' ratings not exactly off the map for ABC

off-the-mapImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABCThe debut of Off the Map – ABC’s latest medical drama that is (or isn’t) Grey’s Anatomy in the jungle, depending on who you ask — had a lackluster start on Wednesday: It only came in second in its timeslot among adults 18-49 (a 2.2 rating/6 share) and attracted a mere 7.5 million, according to preliminary ratings. That’s not exactly riveting news for ABC’s heavily-promoted drama, which comes from the auspices of its most important showrunner, Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s, Private Practice).

To be fair, the President’s address from the Arizona Memorial Service disrupted all the network schedules, and ABC, in particular, was forced to air an abbreviated rerun of Modern Family before jumping into the Off the Map premiere. ABC put a happy face on Map’s debut by saying it brought 70 percent more total viewers and 83 percent more adults 18-49 to the hour — but the network had to be hoping for more from Rhimes’ show. Maybe that’s why ABC decided to reschedule the show tonight so folks will get another chance to watch.

ABC still won the night among 18-49 (2.9/8) and viewers (9 million), thanks to the huge fan base that continues to follow Modern Family. Barack Obama’s address messed up the comedy’s start time, but the combo of the President and Family earned a 3.6/10 and 10.2 million at 9, while an original of the sitcom and a partial rerun of it posted a 3.7/10 and 10.1 million at 9:30. An original of The Middle at 8 earned a 3.1/9 and 10.5 million.

NBC was second for the night in the demo (1.8/5) and viewers (6.3 million), with the Peacock’s coverage of the memorial – combined with a special repeat of Minute to Win It — earning a 1.6/5 and 5.4 million from 8-9 p.m. From 9-10 p.m., the Arizona coverage and the second half of a Minute to Win It earned a 1.4/4 and 5 million. Law & Order: SVU posted a 2.5/7 and 8.3 million.

CBS came in third in the demo (1.4/4) and viewers (6.1 million), after airing repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement. The combination of Obama and Live To Dance earned a 1.3/4  and 6.1 million, while the combo of Live To Dance and The Defenders got a 1.5/4 and 6.1 million. Fox aired a repeat of Raising Hope, Fox News coverage of the memorial, and a repeat of Kitchen Nightmares. It tied the CW in fourth place in the demo (.5/2).

'No Ordinary Family' and 'V' take big hits: 'NCIS' franchise enjoys another great night

ratingsImage Credit: Bret Hartman/NBC; Sergei Bachlakov/ABC; Cliff Lipson/CBSIt was a tough Tuesday for ABC’s dramas: No Ordinary Family, V and Detroit 1-8-7 either tied or hit series lows in the key adult demographic, which forced the Alphabet into fourth place for the night, according to early estimates. ABC earned a 1.5 rating/4 share in 18-49 and averaged 5.4 million. Bummer days, because high-concept shows like Family and V need all the help they can get if the networks are to be persuaded that genre shows can work. Where are you, mythology fans? Or are you just not into a super-strong Michael Chiklis or the lizard ladies of V?

CBS was No. 1 for the night in viewers (17.3 million) and 18-49 (3.5/9), fueled by more great performances by NCIS (4.5/12, 21.9 million) NCIS: LA (3.7/9, 18.0 million) and The Good Wife (2.3/6, 12.3 million). Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million. NBC was second in the demo (2.8/7) and viewers (7.6 million), with The Biggest Loser: Couples earning a 3.2/8 and 8.6 million, followed by Parenthood (2.2/6, 5.6 million).

Fox came in third in the demo (1.7/4) after running a repeat of Glee and an original of Million Dollar Money Drop (1.8/5, 5.1 million). On to ABC: Family posted a series low 1.5/4 and averaged 5.4 million. V got a 1.9/5 and tied its series low. It averaged 5.7 million. And Detroit earned a 1.1/3 — another series low — and lured 5.2 million.

The CW ran repeats.

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