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Ratings: X Factor Rises, Survivor Returns Down But Outdraws Simon & Co.

"Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops" - Russell Swan and Zane Knight during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. #Survivor. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS© 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fox’s The X Factor, after having to split the singing show vote with NBC’s The Voice last week, this Wednesday enjoyed an uptick, drawing 9.4 million total viewers and a 3.4 rating, marking gains of 8 percent and a tenth of a point.

While X Factor led the night in the coveted 18-49 demo, it was the season premiere of Survivor: Philippines that …READ MORE


Ratings: Big Brother Returns With Little Dip, Hope Rebounds, Rock Center Cruises to 6-Month High

Coach Britney Haynes getting ready to select one of her team members as the 1st Head of Household on the season premiere of BIG BROTHER. Photo: Lisette M. Azar/CBS © 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scientology works… when it comes to boosting the ratings for Rock Center. The NBC newsmag’s piece on the religion, pegged to TomKat’s divorce, drew 5.24 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, up 58 and 33 percent week-to-week and marking the show’s best numbers since late January.

Leading into the Rock, Saving Hope …READ MORE


Big Brother 14 Cast Features Playboy Playmate, Russell Hantz's Bro and 4 Mystery Returnees

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Big Brother fans, here’s your chance to size up the fresh meat new houseguests.

The CBS reality series has unveiled 12 of its cast members for the upcoming 14th cycle. Among the standouts, if for no other reason than their appearance and/or profession and/or reality-TV lineage …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


CBS 'Announces' Dancing On the Stars Series, Poking Fun at Big Brother/Glass House Feud

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It’s rare that the major networks let their hair down and have some fun, so we are compelled to share this satirical press release issued by CBS, announcing a new series called Dancing On the Stars — a “completely original reality program that owes its concept… to nobody at all.”

The “announcement” of course comes in the midst of …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Big Brother's Return Date Set, Syfy Developing New Alien Family Drama and More!

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CBS has unveiled its summer lineup, and Big Brother is once again dominating the schedule.

The Julie Chen-fronted competition series will premiere Thursday, July 12 at 9/8c before settling into its thrice-weekly schedule — Wednesdays at 8 pm, Thursdays at 9 pm and Sundays at 8 pm — the following week. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Covert Affairs Sneak Peek, Chuck vs. Luke Skywalker, Closer Casting and More!

COVERT AFFAIRS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, Christopher Gorham as Auggie Anderson -- Photo by: Frank Ockenfels/USA Network

According to a brand new (and totally badass!) promo for Covert Affairs, there’s something different about Annie Walker. We won’t spoil what exactly said thing is, but based on the 30 seconds of footage provided by USA Network, it won’t be too hard to figure out. READ MORE & WATCH PROMO


Big Brother Finale Recap: We Have a Winner! And Some Issues!

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Hours after Big Brother’s 13th season came to a glittery conclusion, I still feel like I’m standing on the gigantic butter churn, waiting alongside Rachel, Porsche and Adam both for strength and for the stench of gurgling dairy to fade. It’s rare that any BB ending feels perfect, but I think we arrived at a solution that (at the very least) seems appropriate. It’s just that it stinks, too. Like bubbling lactose. Spoiler immediately after the break. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Sarah Paulson Enters Horror Story, CBS Renews Big Brother and More

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Sarah Paulson has scared up a plum part in FX’s American Horror Story. READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Into the HOHmestretch

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Now that you’ve (presumably) watched Thursday night’s final P.O.V. competition of the season and whooped as the fourth-place finisher sauntered off to Chenbot’s Nook, tell me: Does this all-too-tame season suddenly feel as exhausting to you as it does to me? READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Is the 'Worst Player Ever' Getting Smart?

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With just six days before next Wednesday’s finale, Big Brother is almost done blaring a spotlight on each player’s game. Remember early on, when we spent a good week inspecting Dominic, wondering if he was a social savant or a totally futile houseguest? Remember when we examined Brendon, the zombie with comeback zeal? …READ MORE