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

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

Ratings: Duets Drops Again, The Choice Looks Good, Saving Hope Is Hurting

Of this Thursday’s three summer premieres, Fox’s The Choice fared best, drawing 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating and building significantly on its so-so lead-in. That demo number won it the 9 o’clock hour (over the second half of Duets and a Person of Interest rerun) and marks a 31 percent improvement over …READ MORE

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The Choice Exclusive Video: Get a Sneak Peek at Fox's New Celebrity Dating Show

I’ll watch anything starring So You Think You Can Dance‘s magnificent Cat Deeley (unless, of course, she loses her mind and signs on for Psychological Plundering of Mentally Frail and Publicity-Deficient Former Child Stars…With Dr. Drew, coming to syndicated television at the start of the apocalypse). Which is another way of saying that, yes, I’ve set my DVR for Fox’s new celebrity blind-dating series The Choice (premiering Thursday, 9/8c on Fox).

If you’re similarly inclined to tune in, or even if you’re on the fence, we’ve got an exclusive preview clip for you. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Scoop: Fox to Launch Celeb-Themed, Voice-esque Dating Show The Choice

This just in: The Voice and The Bachelor are having a baby, and they’re giving it away to Fox!

The network that brought you Joe Millionaire and The Swan has announced plans to launch The Choice, a new Cat Deeley-hosted six-episode reality series that combines elements of NBC’s hit singing competition (spinning chairs included) and ABC’s long-running dating romp. READ MORE