Thursday Ratings: NBA Clincher a Slam-Dunk, Bieber Down, Take Me Out Up, Saving Hope Drops

The deciding game of this year’s NBA Finals Heated up the Nielsens, drawing at the very least 15.5 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating on Thursday night, based on very preliminary numbers.

While Fox’s The Choice (4.2 mil/1.5) weathered that Thunder storm, dipping just a tenth in the demo, NBC’s Saving Hope …READ MORE

SNL: Jonah Hill to Host - and Justin Bieber, Too? Plus: Which Cast Member Has Abruptly Left?

Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (Moneyball) is set to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the second time in his career, while teen hearthtob Justin Bieber is poised to make hus debut lording over Studio 8H.

Hill, who also has 21 Jump Street (which will probably not be Oscar-nominated) hitting theaters soon, will deliver his SNL encore on … READ MORE

SNL With Miley Cyrus: Best and Worst Skits?

From Movieline.com‘s tube-obsessed Louis Virtel….

Saturday Night Live uncovered a major problem with “just being Miley” last night: The 17-year-old took to the Studio 8H stage with signature chutzpah, but lacked the versatility to effectively skewer her contemporaries (Justin Bieber, Fergie, and Lindsay Lohan), the terrifying Disney Channel (in a so-so instructional sketch with Kenan Thompson as Raven Simone), or herself (in a grim monologue number we’ll call “The Bong Song”). The cast rallied — especially Vanessa Bayer with her killer Miley takeoff, yet again — but history will remember Ms. Cyrus’s hosting stint as a collapsed rung on “The Climb.” …READ MORE

Who Should Sub For Charlie Sheen on Men?

For better or worse, there is only one Charlie Sheen. So while the one and only one gets his act together — and by some accounts, it could take a while — we think the producers of Two and a Half Men should seriously consider bringing in a temp to fill that void and, just as importantly, keep their crew on the clock. But who? That is the question. Luckily, we have the answer… several answers, in fact. Consider, won’t you:

Michael J. Fox | When the erstwhile Alex P. Keaton bowed out of Spin City to deal with his Parkinson’s disease, Sheen stepped in as the series’ new lead. So wouldn’t it be fitting if, all these years later, Fox was there for Sheen in his hour of need? …READ MORE