The episode attracted 8.8 Million viewers, reports UsMagazine.
The premiere episode in Italy was also the third most-watched series telecast of all time for the network.
Who would have guessed 3 years ago that Snooki and The Situation would be such a gold mine. Amazing.
Jay Leno certainly isn’t what he used to be. Remember when everyone liked Jay Leno? Remember when he was the unquestionable late night king? Well those days may have come to an end as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show has beat Leno in the ratings.
According to the recent ratings, Stewart has beat Leno in some key viewer demos. Leno still has a larger audience overall, but Stewart dominated in the crucial “Adults 18-49″ demographic.
For 2011′s second quarter, Comedy Central is claiming Stewart’s show drew 1.295 million (compared to a ‘Tonight Show’ total of 1.292 million) in the advertiser-friendly demo of viewers between age 18-49.
And let’s also not forget that Stewart’s show is only available via an expensive cable package, while Leno is available to anybody with a TV and an antenna.
Could this be a sign of a new king of late night? Who do you watch, Leno or Stewart? Or are you a Conan fan?
The ‘Glee’ spin-off singing competition, ‘The Glee Project,’ has bombed in the ratings, reports Canoe Jam.
The premiere of the Oxygen talent competition reportedly only received 455,000 viewers Sunday. Ouch.
To give the show some slack, it was up against the final NBA championship game as well as the Tony Awards, so no wonder it didn’t do fantastic.
Still, executives are disappointed. Considering the success of ‘Glee,’ they were anticipating the show to open big. I mean, since there’s ‘Glee’ pencils, backpacks, candy, concerts – everything – you’d think the show would be semi-successful.
Jason Klarman, president of Oxygen Media, still believes in the show’s future though.
“We couldn’t be more proud of this critically acclaimed, first of its kind series that I — and this company — believe in 200 percent,” said Klarman in a statement.
I think one ‘Glee’ related show is enough for me, and I think the rest of the world agrees. I see why the network thought it was a good idea, though, but apparently it wasn’t so.
Fox is cancelling its long-running crime-stopping series ’America’s Most Wanted,’ reports Entertainment Weekly.
The series, which profiles men and women wanted by law enforcement agencies, has been on the air since 1988 and consistently wins its time period. A few years ago it announced the capture of its 1,000th criminal. The show is legendary – but it doesn’t seem to be enough.
The show will still have a presence on Fox next season, with the network airing four quarterly two-hour specials, but the Saturday night slots will otherwise be replaced by repeats. Really Fox?
Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told reporters on Monday that the show was no longer profitable. “John Walsh has been an important guy at network for a long time,” Reilly says. “It’s been an important show for us historically. We haven’t made money on the show in quite awhile. It wasn’t particularly viable. We wanted to keep the franchise alive. John is having conversations about ways to keep the series alive.”
“We’re going to be in originals across our schedule,” Reilly says. “We want to be able to play repeats to give the audience a chance to catch up and that’s one of the few places we can do that.”
The show averaged 5 million viewers this season and a 1.7 rating in the adult demo, which is still pretty impressive for a Saturday night. The show was perfect for those boring Saturday nights, so I don’t know what many middle-aged parents will do now. Will you miss the show?
This just shows what a huge phenomenon “The Hills” really were to pop culture and TV. The finale of the series which aired Tuesday night was the most watched program in MTV history, attracting nearly a half a million viewers.
So let’s think about this for a second. Of all the programming MTV has produced since 1981, “The Hills” is the most watched program out of all of them. That’s pretty astonishing and quite a reflection on today’s society. It turns out what really gets youth excited is watching “mockumentary” programming of a bunch of young and rich 20 somethings run around L.A., and hear them talk about their “devastating” social problems.
So well done for MTV on delivering what their audience wants, and here’s hoping the next generation of youth are looking for something a tad more thought provoking.
With only six months back hosting “The Tonight Show,” the ratings have been very disappointing for Jay Leno, reports Variety. In the second quarter of this year, the average total audience declined from 5 million viewers last year to 4 million viewers. This is also notable considering Jay had a number of high profile guests, including President Barack Obama.
With that being said, Jay is still beating his arch nemesis David Letterman in the ratings. But with Conan O’Brien’s debut at TBS coming soon, and with so much public support for Conan, it maybe Conan O’Brien who has the last laugh.
“This is just not an exciting season,” said Lyndsey Parker, managing editor of Yahoo Music, who blogs about “Idol” in her “Reality Rocks” column. “As with any show it comes down to casting, whether you are casting for [MTV's] ‘The Real World’ or ‘American Idol.’ If the people you are casting aren’t that interesting, people aren’t going to watch.”
CNN reports that data from The Nielsen Company shows last season’s “Idol” performance night drew an average of 26.3 million viewers; results night had an average of 26.9 million viewers. Season-to-date data through April 18 shows 25.7 million viewers tuning in on Tuesday nights and 24.5 million viewers being drawn to the show on Wednesdays.
However in all fairness a bunch of shows are dealing with sliding ratings. During a recent appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest said ”ratings traditionally take a little dip” before “heading back up” later in the season.
According to MSN Online, Judge Judy’s civil court debauchery has drawn in a bigger audience than the Oprah Show for the past 11 of 14 weeks. In the pool of courtroom dramas, Judge Judy has been the most popular for the past 700 consecutive episodes.
Ellen DeGeneres made her debut on American Idol last night as the newest judge on the hit TV show, bringing in huge viewership. As the daytime funny-woman stepped into prime time, she single-handedly upped the ratings of the singing competition by 12 per cent.
Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, wrote a letter announcing judge Simon Cowell’s departure from the show, reports TMZ. Fuller congratulated Cowell on his show, The X-Factor, but said it is “in the same vein as Idol.”
It sounds like Fuller is worried about Cowell stealing fans from American Idol.
The cast of Gossip Girl spent the summer on extravagant vacations (in both TV-land and reality), but it seems the rest of the world isn’t too interested in their homecoming.
Thursday’s premiere finished with a 36 per cent decrease in viewers, compared to the 2008 premiere. It’s a shocking drop for a show whose cast spent their time off in the spotlight, generating a real-time version of gossip.
Leighton Meester made the music press recording a single with Cobra Starship and launching her personal MySpace with plans for a debut solo album.
Chace Crawford was voted this summer’s hottest bachelor by People Magazine, beating out the smouldering Robert Pattinson and, unexpectedly, Dwayne Johnson (better known as The Rock).
A record number of Canadians tuned in as “Corner Gas” turned out its lights for the last time on Monday night.
According to CTV, the homegrown sitcom attracted almost three million viewers – its largest audience ever – as it wrapped up after six successful seasons.
The finale, which aired on CTV and the A channel, also scored the biggest audience on record for a Canadian-made scripted television series.
After 15 seasons, NBC’s groundbreaking medical drama “ER” checked out for the last time Thursday – and fans turned out in droves to say goodbye.
According to Nielsen estimates, the two-hour series finale was seen by 16.2 million viewers, the show’s largest audience in nearly three years.
It was also the most-watched drama series finale since CBS’ “Murder She Wrote” bowed out in 1996 with 16.5 million viewers.
The season finale of “American Idol” was the number two rated non-sports program of the season, with a total 36 million viewers, Reuters reports.
“American Idol” was second to the Academy Awards, which saw an audience of only an additional two million people.
Overall though, CBS was named the number one watched network, followed by ABC, FOX and the NBC in fourth.
The Superbowl was the most watched program of the year with a total of 91 million viewers.