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'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Glee,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Mad Men,' and 'Modern Family' get multiple nods
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Prime-Time Metered Market Wednesday Ratings:
Three-Way Leadership; NBC Expected to Dominate in Adults 18-49

Ratings Box:
What’s Hot/What’s Not

On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options

TV Tidbits:
Notes of Interest

TV Trivia Time:
Carol and Carroll

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PRIME-TIME METERED MARKET WEDNESDAY RATINGS:
Three-Way Leadership; NBC Expected to Dominate in Adults 18-49

Wednesday 7/13/11
Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on Live data only.  All times are ET/PT.

Household Rating/Share
CBS, NBC and Fox: 4.4/ 8 each, ABC: 2.6/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (Wednesday 7/14/10):
CBS: + 2, ABC: no change, Fox: - 6, NBC: -14, CW: -22

Yesterday’s Winners:
America’s Got Talent (NBC)

Reliable Summer Entries:
Big Brother (CBS), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):
Minute to Win It (NBC)

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a three-way tie for overnight Wednesday leadership among CBS, NBC, and Fox, with standout America’s Got Talent expected to lead NBC to victory among adults 18-49.  Fourth overall was lowly ABC, followed by always distant The CW.

America’s Got Talent on NBC led the overnights, with a 7.0 rating/12 share at 9 p.m.  Comparably, that built from lead-in Minute to Win It (#3: 3.2/ 6 at 8 p.m.) by 118 percent.  Week three of lead-in out Love in the Wild finished third at 10 p.m. with a 3.1/ 6, but that should still be enough to win the time period among adults 18-49.  Retention for Love in the Wild out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of America’s Got Talent (7.3/12) was only 42 percent.

Two hours of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox averaged a 4.4/ 8 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which was down by 6 percent from one year earlier.  Here is the half-hour breakdown:

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
8:00 p.m.: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
8:30 p.m.: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
9:00 p.m.: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
9:30 p.m.: 4.2/ 7 (#2)

Over at CBS, the Wednesday 8 p.m. time period return of Big Brother finished one-tenth of a rating point behind the first hour of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, with a 4.4/ 8.  Compared to one year earlier (4.2/ 8 on July 14, 2010), this was an increase of 5 percent.  Next on the Eye net was a repeat of Criminal Minds (#3: 4.3/ 8 at 9 p.m.), followed by an encore telecast of relocated CSI at a dominant 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m.  As a reminder, Ted Danson will be joining the cast of CSI next season.

Elsewhere, ABC traveled the repeat route from 8-10 p.m. with its combination of animated special Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown (#4: 2.4/ 4), The Middle (#4: 2.2/ 4), Modern Family (#4: 2.7/ 4), and Happy Endings (#4: 2.1/ 3).  At 10 p.m., a Miracle Mysteries-themed edition of Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief finished second with a 3.3/ 6 in the overnights.

The CW capped off the night with back-to-back repeats of America’s Next Top Model at a 0.7/ 1 from 8-10 p.m.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)

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RATINGS BOX:
What’s Hot/What’s Not

Cable Scorecard – Tuesday, July 12:
It was USA front and center in total viewers again care of the perfectly compatible Covert Affairs and White Collar.  First among adults 18-49 was Teen Mom on MTV, with a 1.7 rating in the demo.  Over at ESPN, two repeat episodes of scripted drama Friday Night Lights launched at the bottom of the charts.

Here are the results (in order of total viewers) for the 25 basic cable entries on Tuesday, July 12.

Covert Affairs (USA) - Viewers: 4.30 million (#1 overall), A18-49: 1.2 rating (#4t)
White Collar (USA) - Viewers: 3.84 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2 (#34)
Teen Mom (MTV) - Viewers: 3.05 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7 (#1)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery) – Viewers: 2.98 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3 (#3)
Memphis Beat (TNT) – Viewers: 2.94 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6 (#12t)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) – Viewers: 2.42 million (#6), A18-49: 0.9 (#6)
HawthoRNe (TNT) – Viewers: 2.42 million (#7), A18-49: 0.7 (#8t)
Tosh.O (Comedy Central) – Viewers: 2.37 million (#8), A18-49: 1.4 (#2)
The Looney Tunes Show (Cartoon Network) – Viewers: 2.24 million (#9), A18-49: 0.4 (#16t)
Chopped (Food Network) – Viewers: 1.82 million (#10), A18-49: 0.7 (#8t)
After the Catch (Discovery) – Viewers: 1.66 million (#11), A18-49: 0.7 (#8t)
Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E, 10 p.m.) – Viewers: 1.56 million (#12), A18-49: 0.8 (#7)
Storage Hunters (truTV, 10 p.m.) – Viewers: 1.55 million (#13), A18-49: 0.5 (#14)
19 Kids and Counting (TLC, 9 p.m.) – Viewers: 1.49 million (#14), A18-49: 0.6 (#12t)
How the States Got Their Shapes (History) – Viewers: 1.37 million (#15), A18-49: 0.4 (#16t)
Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy (History) – Viewers: 1.36 million (#16), A18-49: 0.4 (#16t)
Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) – Viewers: 1.29 million (#17), A18-49: 0.4 (#16t)
Flipping Out (Bravo) – Viewers: 1.25 million (#18), A18-49: 0.7 (#8t)
Toya: A Family Affair (BET) – Viewers: 1.23 million (#19), A18-49: 0.5 (#14t)
The Little Couple (TLC, 10 p.m.) – Viewers: 1.12 million (#20), A18-49: 0.3 (#21t)
Cupcake Wars (Food Network) – Viewers: 1.09 million (#21), A18-49: 0.4 (#16t)
Million Dollar Decorators (Bravo) – Viewers: 658,000 (#22), A18-49: 032 (#21t)
Mutual Planet – Viewers: 633,000 (#23), A18-49: 0.2 (#23t)
Friday Night Lights (ESPN, 8 p.m.) – Viewers: 534,000 (#24), A18-49: 0.2 (#23t) – ESPN premiere
Friday Night Lights (ESPN, 9 p.m.) – Viewers: 287,000 (#25), A18-49: 0.1 (#25)

Sluggish Start for Father Albert:
Father Albert, a new talk show from distributor Debmar-Mercury hosted by former priest Alberto Cutie, has begun its five-week test in six markets (New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, and Minneapolis).  Based on Monday and Tuesday of this week, Father Albert is averaging a modest 0.7 rating/2 share in the metered markets, which is equal to its year-ago time period but down by a significant 36 percent from the lead-in (1.1/ 4).

Final National Ratings in Syndication – Week of June 27:
Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune, both from the house of hits, CBS Television Distribution, led the syndicated troops, each with a 6.0 rating in households.   With Oprah gone, NBC Universal’s Maury was the top-rated talker, with a 2.2 rating.  Comparably, that was the first time in Maury’s 13-year history it had sole possession of first place in the category.

Here are the top 20 rated shows in syndication (first-run and off-network) based on AA (average audience) households for the week of June 27:

Judge Judy (CBS Television Distribution) and Wheel of Fortune (CBS): 6.0 rating each, Two and a Half Men (Warner Bros.): 5.9, Jeopardy (CBS): 5.0, Family Guy (Twentieth): 4.5, Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Weekend (NBC Universal): 3.4, Entertainment Tonight (CBS) and My Wife and Kids (Disney-ABC): 3.2 each, Wheel of Fortune – Weekend (CBS): 2.8, That ‘70s Show (Twentieth), Two and a Half Men (Warner Bros.) and Criminal Minds (CBS): 2.7 each, Judge Joe Brown (CBS) and Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS): 2.6 each, Family Feud (Twentieth), How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth), Inside Edition (CBS), Seinfeld (Sony Pictures Television) and Without a Trace (Warner Bros.): 2.5 each, King of the Hill (Twentieth), The Office (NBC Universal) and George Lopez (Warner Bros.): 2.4 each

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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ON THE AIR TONIGHT:
Prime-Time Programming Options

Thursday 7/14/11

ABC:
8:00 p.m. Wipeout
8:30 p.m. Expedition Impossible
9:00 p.m. Rookie Blue

CBS:
8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (R)
8:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement (R)
9:00 p.m. Big Brother
10:00 p.m. The Mentalist (R)

NBC:
8:00 p.m. Community (R)
8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation (R)
9:00 p.m. The Office (R)
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (R)
10:00 p.m. Love Bites

Fox:
8:00 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance Results Show
9:00 p.m. Glee (R)

CW
8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries (R)
9:00 p.m. Nikita (R)

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TV TIDBITS:
Notes of Interest

More Rookie Blue:
ABC has picked-up Canadian drama Rookie Blue for a third season, with the current Season 3 in development.  Thirteen new episodes are expected to air on the network next summer.

Lab Rats on Disney XD:
Disney XD has ordered Lab Rats, a live-action comedy about a teenager who discovers three teen super-humans with bionic powers in the basement of his home.  Production begins in September for a 2012 launch.

Glee Sheds at Least Three:
Glee stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer, among others, will be exiting the hit Fox dramedy next spring to coincide with their characters’ graduation from high school.  “More characters are leaving than staying,” said Glee creator Ryan Murphy.  Stay tuned.

Emmy Award Nominations:
Nominations for the 63nd Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards, which will air on Fox on Sunday, September 18, have been announced.  Consistency was the overall observation, with the majority of nominations repeats from one year earlier.  Shows that received multiple nods include Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Glee (Fox), The Good Wife (CBS), Mad Men (AMC), and Modern Family (ABC).  Modern Family, in fact, received supporting comedy nominations for each of its six principal cast members.  But there was some fresh blood.

Three of the six nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy—Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, CBS), and Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope, Fox)—represented freshman series.  Matt LeBlanc (Episodes, Showtime) and Louis C.K. (Louie, FX) snagged nods for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, as did Mirielle Enos and Michelle Forbes for AMC’s The Killing.  And HBO’s revival of Mildred Pierce dominated the miniseries categories.

In long-overdue news, CBS’ The Big Big Theory and Friday Night Lights on NBC made the cut for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series, as did Johnny Galecki (opposite last year’s winner, Jim Parsons, on The Big Bang Theory) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.  Beloved Betty White, meanwhile, is competing for Outstanding Supporting Actress for TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland.  White’s former co-star, Cloris Leachman, snagged her 22nd Emmy nomination, this year for Fox’s Raising Hope.  But she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series despite being a series regular.

Here are the key nominations, with a complete listing available by clicking here.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)

OUTSTANDING MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Cinema Verite (HBO)
Downtown Abbey – Masterpiece (PBS)
The Kennedys (ReelzChannel)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Too Big To Fail (HBO)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
Futurama (Comedy Central)
Robot Chicken (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)
Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes, Showtime)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, CBS)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope, Fox)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, NBC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Hugh Laurie (House, Fox)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified, FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, NBC)
Mirielle Enos (The Killing, AMC)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Idris Elba (Luther, BBC America)
Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood, HBO)
William Hurt (Too Big to Fall, HBO)
Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys, ReelzChannel)
Barry Pepper (The Kennedys, ReelzChannel)
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, Sundance Channel)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Taraji P. Henson (Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Lifetime)
Diane Lane (Cinema Verite, HBO)
Jean Marsh (Upstairs Downstairs – Masterpiece, PBS)
Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey – Masterpiece, PBS)
Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce, HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, CBS)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, NBC)
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, TNT)
Josh Charles (The Good Wife, CBS)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, CBS)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Walton Goggins (Justified, FX)
John Slattery (Mad Men, AMC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, CBS)
Michelle Forbes (The Killing, AMC)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, AMC)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, CBS)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Paul Giamatti (Too Big To Fail), HBO)
Brian F. O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Guy Pearce (Mildred Pearce, HBO)
Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys, ReelzChannel)
James Woods (Too Big To Fail (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Eileen Atkins (Upstairs Downstairs – Masterpiece, PBS)
Melissa Leo (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Maggie Smith (Downtown Abbey – Masterpiece, PBS)
Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce, HBO)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars, ABC)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance, Fox)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)

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TV TRIVIA:
Carol and Carroll

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Carol Burnett and Carroll O’Connor played a married couple in which one of the following sitcoms?

a) Dharma & Greg
b) Friends
c) Here’s Lucy
d) Mad About You
e) Malcolm in the Middle

The answer to yesterday’s question…

Sherwood Schwartz is remembered for creating Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch.  But what was the name of the syndicated comedy he also masterminded that aired in the 1973-74 season?

a) Check It Out
b) Dusty’s Trail
c) Marblehead Manor
d) She’s the Sheriff
e) Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Is:  b) Dusty’s Trail, which was set in the West with Bob Denver as bumbling Dusty.

Current kudos goes to:

Patrick Carver, Larry Collins, Bob Eisenstaedt, Serri Ferrante, Jerry Gibbons, Maureen Goldman, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Deb Kainer, Synda Kollman, Katie Kuyper, Alan Perris, Gordon Purcell, Colleen Roth, David Ruckman, Lindy Sieker, Michelle Stanton, Linda Weeks, Rob Wilson