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Ratings: Billboard Music Awards Tops Charts With 10-Year High, Apprentice Hits Finale Low

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ABC’s broadcast of this year’s Billboard Music Awards not only humbled the Biebs, it also easily topped Sunday in both total audience — with 9.5 million viewers — and in the demo (scoring a 3.6).

Versus the 2012 BBMAs, that marks gains of …READ MORE


Ratings: Good Wife Rises, Once Hits Low, Celeb Apprentice Drops But Tops Soft Red Widow

"Going for the Gold"-- AUSA Josh Perrotti (Kyle MachLachlan, left) and Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston, right) face off in two separate courtrooms, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday March 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Photo: David M. Russell/CBS √?¬©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

ABC’s Oscar-night promotional blitz from a week ago failed to deliver dividends, as Once Upon a Time hit a series low and Red Widow placed last in the demo among its broadcast rivals.

Resuming Season 2 with 7.2 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, Once was down …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Is Seth Meyers Live!'s New Host? Plus, a Fun Beverly Hills, 90210 Reunion and More

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Is Seth Meyers the next Regis Philbin?

The Saturday Night Live funnyman is currently the frontrunner to succeed the retired co-host on Live! With Kelly …READ MORE


Arsenio Hall to Return to Late-Night TV

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Warm up your shoulder and throw your fist in the air: Arsenio Hall is back with a new talk show. Woof! Woof! Woof! READ MORE


Ratings: Jesse Stone Wins (and Loses) Sunday, Celebrity Apprentice Finale Drops

JESSE STONE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, the eighth in the series of television movies starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Tom Selleck (pictured here) as Police Chief Jesse Stone, will be broadcast Sunday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Chris Reardon/CBS √?¬©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

CBS’ eighth and perhaps final Jesse Stone telefilm on Sunday night averaged 12.8 million viewers, easily trouncing any and all comers in total audience. And compared to the series’ year-ago outing, the numbers were down just a few percentage points.

That said, Jesse’s 1.2 demo rating ranked last …READ MORE


The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

THE 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS(r) - Billy Crystal serves as host for the 84th Academy Awards, which will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, from the Hollywood & Highland Center(r) and televised live by the ABC Television Network. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

On TV this Sunday: Billy Crystal returns as the Oscars‘ Golden Boy, The Walking Dead stages a major conflict, Eastbound & Down hosts a perverse dinner party and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Celeb Apprentice Premiere Delay, Letterman's Late Show Future and More!

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NBC is pushing back The Celebrity Apprentice‘s Season 12 premiere, making countless fans of select D-list participants wait a little longer to watch the trainwreck unfold.

Idol alum Clay Aiken, Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and 16 other “stars” will now begin their Donald Trump-led battle on …READ MORE


Emmys 2011: The Reality-Competition Race In Review – Including Our 5 Dream Nominees

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Secretariat is widely considered the greatest thoroughbred of all time, and yet not even he retired undefeated. Similarly, the Emmy race for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program turned into a real horserace last year when Top Chef claimed the top prize and broke The Amazing Race‘s stunning streak of seven consecutive victories.

Which shows are most likely to enter the starting gate when the Emmy Derby begins with nomination announcements on July 14? We handicap the likeliest contenders… after this. REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Ratings: Secret Millionaire Rich In Viewers, Celeb Apprentice Trumped By 9 O'Clock Rivals

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- "Pepperoni Profit"  Episode 1101 -- Pictured: (top row, l-r) Meat Loaf, Gary Busey, Mark McGrath, Lil Jon; (bottom row, l-r) Jose Canseco, John Rich, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch -- Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

On a Sunday night when no fewer than three reality series made their premieres, ABC’s Secret Millionaire was the one laughing all the way to the bank.

Averaging 12.6 million viewers and drawing a 3.4 demo rating in the covered 18-49 demographic, Secret Millionare (which years ago had a brief run on Fox) easily bested all 8 o’clock comers and gave ABC its largest audience in the time slot since March 2008.

Vying against Secret Millionaire, NBC’s Next Great Restaurant came off half-baked, serving just … READ MORE