Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Down 27% in Return, Still Tops Night

“American Idol,” the nation’s perennially top rated show, was down 27 percent from last season’s premiere in its return to the Fox schedule Wednesday, according to preliminary numbers.

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Howie Mandel’s ‘Mobbed’ Down, ABC Sweeps The Night

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Fox’s reality series “Mobbed” didn’t draw much of a crowd Wednesday night, while ABC swept the board with a primetime roster that included the top-rated “Modern Family,” according to preliminary numbers. The Howie Mandel-hosted “Mobbed” aired at 9 p.m. following a “Glee” repeat, receiving a 1.2 rating/3 share […]

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Top Five: Hail the Conquering, ‘Dancing’ Hero

This week’s No. 1 on the Top Five was a slam dunk: J.R. Martinez winning “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night. 1) ‘Dancing’ with a war hero: Battle-scarred J.R. Martinez triumphed on “Dancing With the Stars” this week, edging out Rob Kardashian (and, previously, the other finalist, Ricki Lake) to win the “DWTS” Mirror Ball […]

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The Situation to Make an Appearance on ‘Suburgatory’

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is slipping away from the “Jersey Shore” to visit the spooky ‘burbs. Breakout “Jersey Shore” guido Sorrentino will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit new drama “Suburgatory,” the network confirmed to TheWrap. Playing himself in a scene that filmed Tuesday, Sorrentino will […]

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‘Modern Family’ Tops Nightly TV Ratings

Tim Kenneally Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:17pm EDT LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – With statistics for Game 1 of the World Series on Fox still pending, ABC’s “Modern Family” currently has the top ratings for Wednesday night, while ABC and CBS are tied for an overall win, according to preliminary numbers. ABC began its night at […]

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ABC Orders Full-Season Pickups of ‘Revenge’ and ‘Suburgatory’

“Revenge” has proven sweet for ABC. The freshman drama starring Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe has been given a full 22-episode order. Last night’s episode averaged 7.9 million viewers and garnered a 2.7 rating in the highly coveted adult demo, resulting in a 10 pm win over “CSI.” Rookie comedy “Suburgatory,” starring Jeremy Sisto as […]

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‘Modern Family’ Stays On Top Of Nightly TV Ratings

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – ABC’s powerhouse “Modern Family” again topped Fox’s “X Factor” and helped “Suburgatory” premiere strong Wednesday, but Fox won the night overall, according to preliminary numbers. NBC’s struggling “Free Agents,” meanwhile, hit a dangerous new ratings low. “Modern Family” at 9 p.m. had a 5.6 rating/14 share in the […]

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‘Suburgatory’: Cheryl Hines Transforms into Ultimate Trophy Wife

Cheryl Hines made an indelible mark as the beleaguered wife of Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but she’s doing a complete 180 for her new role on ABC’s new sitcom “Suburgatory” as the trophy wife of all trophy wives. As Dallas Royce she sports longer, blonder hair, big push-up bras, and has an affinity […]

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2011 Fall TV’s 11 Must-Watch New Shows

Brash cops, brazen dinosaurs, bewitched townsfolk, and body-swapping twins are just some of the characters being introduced on TV this fall. Whether it’s Fox with its risky, ambitious, and costly projects (“Terra Nova,” “The X Factor“), ABC with its return to the glory days of primetime soaps (“Revenge,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Once Upon a Time“), or […]

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