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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ & ‘Take Me Out’ Finale Flat, CBS’ ’3′ Premieres To Record Low

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

Big Brother RatingsThursday night’s primetime brought a debut, a finale and another chance for Americans to vote. On CBS’ live 9 PM Big Brother (2.2/7), host Julie Chen announced a new “America’s Vote” where viewers can decide whether the show’s coaches can jump into the contest. The twist didn’t add much as the reality show was flat with last week’s Thursday broadcast. The network followed with the premiere of the dating show 3 (0.8/2): It was the lowest rating CBS has ever had with a new series. On Fox, Take Me Out (1.2/4) wrapped its first season; the George Lopez-hosted dating show was flat with last week. ABC had a new two-hour episode of Wipeout (2.2/7), up 27% from last week’s show to a summer high. The network followed with a new Rookie Blue (1.5/5), which rose 7% from its July 19 broadcast. The pair helped ABC win the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers with 6.4 million. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Flat, ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Choice’ Up, ‘Saving Hope’ Falls To New Low

By | Friday July 6, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

With “Unforgettable” as one of the classics performed, ABC’s Duets  (1.0/3) went for the standards last night. That still left the singing series flat with last week and tied for a series low. Down 15% from last week, Wipeout (1.7/5) followed at 9 PM with a salute to the military. Rookie Blue (1.3/4) finished off the night up 18% from last week. Fox had a lot of love, or at least the search for it. There was Take Me Out (1.3/4), which was up 30% from last week to hit a series high. Then there was The Choice (1.6/5), which was up 33% from its last show last week.

NBC was half repeats and half new episodes. There were encores of The Office (0.6/2) and Parks and Recreation (0.6/2) The new Saving Hope (0.4/1) fell 43% from last week to its lowest rated broadcast yet. NBC ended its primetime Thursday with Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.9/3)., which was up 13% from last week.

CBS was all repeats Thursday night but that didn’t stop it from wining the night in both adult 18-49 and in total viewers overall with 7.76 million viewers. The network started off with a double shot of The Big Bang Theory at 8 PM (2.1/8) and 8:30 PM (2.4/8). That second BBT pulled in the most total viewers overall on Thursday with 8.86 million viewers, just a bit behind the first BBT of the night which … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Down Again, Premieres For ‘Saving Hope,’ ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Choice’

By | Friday June 8, 2012 @ 9:29am PDT

Thursday was a night of double premieres on Fox. The George Lopez-hosted dating show Take Me Out (1.3/5) started the evening at 8 PM. Rising significantly from its lead-in, the celebrity bachelor dating show The Choice (1.8/5) followed at 9 PM. In the same timeslot over on ABC, the two-hour Duets (1.2/4) was once again down. The third episode of the singing series fell 20% from last week, bring Duets its lowest ratings since its May 24 debut. On NBC, the debut of the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope (0.7/2) at 9 PM pulled in over 3.1 million total viewers.

NBC played repeats of The Office (0.6/2) and Parks and Recreation (0.6/2) at 8 PM and 8:30 PM. The CW had a new episode of Breaking Pointe (0.2/1) followed by a Vampire Diaries (0.2/1) repeat. At 10 PM, ABC had Rookie Blue (1.3/4), which was down a tenth from last week. NBC had Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.7/2), getting 3.2 million total viewers.

CBS had all repeats Thursday night. The 8 PM The Big Bang Theory (2.1/8) was the biggest draw of the night with over 8.1 million total viewers.  CBS was also the top network among adults 18-49 and, with an audience of 6.924 millions, in total viewers.

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George Lopez To Host Fox’s Dating Reality Series ‘Take Me Out’

By | Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 3:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian George Lopez has been tapped as the host of Fox’s summer dating reality series Take Me Out, which will premiere June 7 and air in the Thursday 8-9 PM slot. Based on an international format, Take Me Out, produced by FremantleMedia North America, is filmed in front of a studio audience and features a “Flirty 30″ panel consisting of 30 good-looking single women. Every week, the women meet several bachelors who try impress them with their looks, personality and sense of humor. Lopez will play matchmaker between the female contestants and the men hoping for the chance to take one lucky lady out on an ultimate dream date. After the women narrow down their field to those interested in the guy on stage, the man takes charge until posing one final question to the two remaining women before choosing the winner. Take Me Out is executive produced by Jeff Apploff (Don’t Forget The Lyrics). Lopez, who most recently hosted a late-night talk show on TBS, has a family comedy series in the works at Debmar-Mercury. He is with CAA and 3 Arts.

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Fox To Launch Speed Dating Show ‘Take Me Out’ This Summer

By | Monday April 2, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has picked up Take Me Out, a summer dating reality show to premiere on June 7 and air in the Thursday 8-9 PM slot. Based on an international format, Take Me Out, produced by FremantleMedia North America, is filmed in front of a studio audience and features a “Flirty 30″ panel consisting of 30 good-looking single women. Every week, the women meet several bachelors who try impress them with their looks, personality and sense of humor. Each woman stands at a lighted podium with a switch: if she likes the bachelor, she keeps her light on; if not, she turns it off. The game show is held in 4 rounds. After the women narrow down their field to those interested in the guy on stage, the man takes charge, turning out the lights of those ladies he’s not into. During the final round, the bachelor will pose one final question to the two remaining women before choosing the winner. The new couple will then be whisked away on a romantic fantasy date. Meanwhile, the remaining 29, plus one new woman, return during the next game. Take Me Out, which is currently casting, is executive produced by Jeff Apploff (Don’t Forget the Lyrics) Here is a clip from the British version of the show:

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