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Ratings: Grease is the word

NBC's new reality show, Grease:You're The One That I Want, premiered to solid numbers last night, earning a 4.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 11.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The show follows an American Idol-style elimination contest in which hopeful contestants vie for the lead in a new Broadway production of the beloved musical.

Returning reality show The Apprentice was moderately "fired" up, with a 5 percent bump over last season's premiere, to a 4.1/10 in 18-49s and 9.1 million viewers overall. The new season features Donald Trump loosening his tie and conducting affairs in Los Angeles.

At 8 p.m., Fox had a combined 5.4 for 10 minutes of football overrun and The Simpsons and Family Guy. ABC scored a 5.1 for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and NBC took a 4.3 for the first hour of Grease. CBS scored a 2.5 for a rerun of Cold Case, and the CW scored a 0.9 for a repeat of Beauty & the Geek.

At 9 p.m., ABC earned a 7.3 for Desperate Housewives, and Fox scored a 4.6 average for two back-to-back Family Guy repeats. NBC earned a combined 4.0 for the last 30 minutes of Grease and the first 30 minutes of Apprentice. CBS snagged a 3.5 for Cold Case, and CW earned a 0.8 for a second repeat of Beauty & the Geek.

At 10 p.m., ABC earned a 4.6 for Brothers and Sisters, while NBC took a 4.3 for the last hour of Apprentice. CBS earned a 3.7 for Without a Trace.

Overall, Fox scored a 7.0 rating/16 share in 18-49s, with 16.2 million total average viewers; ABC, 4.8/11, 13.1 million; NBC, 3.8/9, 10.3 million; CBS, 2.9/7, 12.5 million; and CW, 0.9/2, 2.3 million.

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Loved "Grease" Finally a Reality Show that showcases real talent...not manufactured!
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LAURAMARIE, et al.,

I sort of felt the same way at first; however, when one makes the distinction between what is reality television and what isn't then and only then can it become tolerable.

For example, American Idol, Grease, and virtually any show that allows for an individual to showcase their talent (here's a catch) albeit, dancing, singing, or anything remotely construed as "entertainment industry" becomes tolerable for me. However, when it comes to living in a crowded house, or applying for a job, or hangin' out on an island for a month, that's hardly "real." Cheers!
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I liked the Simpsons episode but missed Cold Case.
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considering there aren't a lot of options sunday nights at eight, grease was ok, but if it weren't for the reality tv shows there would be more good shows on.
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Go sneppo!!
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Reality tv is taking over the airwaves - enough already!
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I think it would be great if everyone voted for the worst person to stay instead of the best. Then it would make for a hilarious, but stupid Grease musical. Maybe it would tank and that would be the end of these stupid reality shows.
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The Apprentice is doin' real crappy here in Australia. It's been bumped to midnight.
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better than i expected.
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Reality TV should be illegal.
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Grease was ok. The Apprentice was good to.
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