RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Wins Night With Rising ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Finale Even, ‘Capture’ Hits Low

Summer has come to an end and so did Season 3 of Extreme Weight Loss (1.2/4) last night. True to its name, the ABC reality show saw this year’s winner drop a record-breaking amount of weight, losing half his poundage. On the other hand, the 8-10 PM finale remained even with last week’s show and the 1.2/3 of last year’s 9-11 PM season ender on August 19, 2012. In terms of viewers, last night’s season finale got the best numbers since this year’s debut May 28 with 4.1 million tuning in. It was up 11% from the viewership of last year’s finale. Overall, this season of EWL has essentially been on par with Season 2 among adults 18-49, both of which were down from Season 1.

It was week 2 of the semifinals on America’s Got Talent (2.3/7) last night. The live one-hour show had Howard Stern in a three-piece suit and tie, host Nick Cannon in an unusually understated tux and another dozen acts trying to make it through to snag that $1 million prize and a headlining spot performing in Las Vegas. The most watched and highest-rated show of the night, AGT bopped up 5% from last week’s Tuesday series low. NBC took the top spots in both the demo and viewership with a 1.9/6 and 7.119 million watching, respectively. Univision was No. 2 among adults 18-49 on Tuesday with a 1.6/5 with an all repeat CBS was second in viewership with 6.968 million watching. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Down, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dips, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Ties High, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Up

There were no original dramas in primetime last night but there was a lot of drama on TV. With two more contestants eliminated Tuesday, they’re down to the Top 10 on So You Think You Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: MLB All-Star Game A Win For Fox, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ & “Perfect Score’ Debut Strong

By | Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 9:05am PDT

After three losing years, the American League beat the National League 3-0 last night in the MLB All-Star Game (2.9/9). That wasn’t the only win as the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect 8th inning in the game too and Fox took the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers with 10.28 million watching the game in primetime. As is typical for such live sporting events, expect an adjustment in the numbers later today but as it stands right now last night’s All-Star Game is even with fast nationals from last year’s match-up.

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Almost a decade after Whose Line Is It Anyway? wrapped up its run on ABC, the improv comedy series started its new life on The CW last night. Aisha Tyler of The Talk takes over as host for this 12-episode season but Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Ryan Stiles were back. And out of the gate, WLIIA is working for the CW. The 8 PM premiere of WLIIA (1.1/4) was up a whooping 120% from the 0.5/2 of last summer’s Oh Sit premiere on August 15, 2012. The show was the CW’s most watched unscripted premiere since The Pussycat Dolls Present debuted back on March 6, 2007 and delivered the network its best 18-49 result since February 1, 2011. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Even, ‘Off Their Rockers’ Up Big, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Sees Slight Rise, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Up

It’s almost a rule of reality thumb – put Paula Abdul on a judging panel and you are guaranteed to see some sparks. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite turn out that way ratingswise for So Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits Low, ‘SYTYCD’ & ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Down, ‘Big Brother’ Ties Series Low

It was almost all reality all the time last night in primetime. In fact, unscripted TV made up all the originals that were on Tuesday night and there were some heavyweights in the ring together. With Big Brother (1.8/5) on Tuesdays for the first time this summer, the veteran … Read More »

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ABC Orders Fourth Season Of ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 10:09am PDT

Contestants shed pounds on the show but ABC is packing on more Extreme Weight Loss. The network announced today that it is bringing the reality series back for a 13-episode fourth season. ABC and producers Eyeworks … Read More »

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