CW's Beauty and the Geek returned for its third season last night, and ratings remained strong for the reality romance show. Geek earned a 2.2 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, with 4.9 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen overnights.
Two new ABC sitcoms met with OK debuts. Knights of Prosperity earned a 3.0 rating/7 share and 7.2 million viewers overall, while In Case of Emergency scored a 2.7/7 and 6.3 million. The net was probably hoping for more, but the numbers are a vast improvement over the meager ratings Daybreak had produced since that show had taken the time slot over from Lost.
The Sugar Bowl on Fox scored a 5.2/13 in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers.
At 8 p.m., Fox took a 4.1 for ...Read more
Show Me the Money
Tuesday, January 2, 8:00 p.m.
William Shatner's trivia-meets-dancing game show has been given an additional six-episode order, and will move to a new timeslot on January 2. Don't miss a minute!
According to Jim
Wednesday, January 3, 8:30 p.m.
Jim Belushi's family sitcom kicks off its sixth season with an episode titled "The Flannel Sexual." We know we won't miss this one!
The Knights of Prosperity
Wednesday, January 3, 9:00 p.m.
Watch as Donal Logue and his band of merry thieves hatch a plan to end their blue-collar lifestyles by robbing Mick Jagger's ritzy apartment.
In Case of Emergency
Wednesday, January 3, 9:30 p.m.
What would you do if you realized you had no one to help you in ...
Three networks have announced new seasons of three reality shows.
NBC picked up the weight-loss reality competition The Biggest Loser for a fourth season. Loser has averaged 7.4 million viewers in its third season, down from the 9-million-plus average the show earned last season.
NBC Universal-owned cable channel Bravo ordered up another round of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The third six-episode season will air next year, continuing the everyday adventures of the saucy comedienne as she irks Hollywood with her brand of snark-asm.
The CW gave a green light to a third season of Beauty and The Geek, the reality show pairing nerdy guys with hot chicks in their attempts to win $250,000. The show will premiere January 3 at 8 p.m. with a special two-hour episode.
Plenty of stars will receive surfboard awards for their talents and accomplishments, but we all know which category is really the most important--Choice Hottie! This year's most coveted of awards are granted to two very deserving young actors: Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill). Congratulations, Rachel and Chad--you're hot!
"It Girl" is a term applied to a given year's reigning young starlet, usually a beautiful girl taking her first grown-up-sized steps down the yellow brick road of fame. This year's Choice It Girl award goes to Alexis Bledel, star of the WB's hit Gilmore Girls and the summer movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Welcome to the big time, Alexis!Read more
One of the last bits of housekeeping the major networks tried to finish before 2008 hit was their new midseason schedules. With the Writers Guild of America still on strike, networks were forced to scrap their initial plans of new scripted shows in early 2008, forcing many to spend late nights to get their formulas right. The CW apparently needed a little more time than most, as today it became the last major network to announce its midseason schedule.
Script-free television has always been important to the CW, with its biggest hit, America's Next Top Model, leading the way. The 10th edition of the show will kick off on February 20, where fans will get their first peek at the newest panel judge, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova. Speaking of reality hits for the CW, the second season featuring slinky ladies shaking their collective moneymakers, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, will ...Read more
The WB Network, which has had a dismal season so far, is taking to the streets to promote the upcoming second season of its reality hit Beauty and the Geek.
It has hired teams of eight actors and eight actresses in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to portray "over-the-top" babes and nerds in some of those cities' hottest nightspots. In Los Angeles, the players frequented the bars and restaurants along the Rose Parade route in Pasadena Sunday night and will appear in the Rose Bowl stadium parking lot ahead of Wednesday's game between USC and Texas.
"We wanted to create a live street promo, a sort of traveling billboard," said Melanie Jones, senior vp media strategies. "The actors will be hamming it up and acting like over-the-top beauty queens and over-the-top geeks, handing out branded merchandise, like geek glasses."
Jones said ...Read more
Simon Cowell and company blew away the wannabe Seattle singers and the TV competition last night. The second night of Fox's two-night season six premiere of American Idol rocked a 15.4 rating/36 share in adults 18 to 49, and 36.9 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.
The show had blasted back to the airwaves Monday night with auditions from Minneapolis, earning a 15.7 rating/36 share in adults 18 to 49 and 37.3 million viewers. Those numbers made Idol the highest-rated prime-time broadcast of the 2006-2007 season and the second highest-rated episode of Idol ever, after the 2003 season-two finale.
At 8 p.m., Fox scored 13.9 for the first hour of Idol. ABC took a combined 2.2 for an hour of According to Jim, and CBS scored a 1.9 for Armed & Famous ...Read more
Super Bowl XL, in which the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10, produced lower overall ratings than last year but increased viewers in key demographics. Overnight ratings indicate yesterday's game notched a 42.1 rating, slightly down from 2005's matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, which produced a 43.4 overnight rating (one overnight or "preliminary" ratings point equals approximately 761,500 viewers, according to Nielsen Media). In the key 18-49-year-old demographic, the broadcast averaged a 34.6, up 4 percent from 33.2 in 2005.
According to ABC, Super Bowl XL was seen for at least six minutes by 141 million viewers, and total viewers for the entire telecast reached 91 million, which would make it the most-watched television program in 10 years (the previous record holder being Super Bowl XXX between the Dallas ...Read more