Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:
TV Trivia Time:
Note: The Programming Insider will not be published tomorrow. See you back on Thursday, December 16.
Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:
Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on Live data only.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Rules of Engagement (CBS), Two and a Half Men (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS), Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):
Skating with the Stars (ABC), Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You (ABC)
Note: The fast affiliate results for Monday will be posted at PIFeedback by 12 p.m. ET. Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Monday, December 14, 2010.
Dominant CBS stood well above second-place NBC, with a 62 percent overnight advantage. Third overall was ABC, which is certainly not benefiting while Dancing with the Stars is on hiatus, followed by Fox and The CW.
CBS’ How I Met Your Mother was the 8 p.m. standout, with a season-high (and first-place) 6.8 rating/10 share in the overnights. That set the stage for a clean sweep for the Eye net care of Rules of Engagement (6.2/ 9), Two and a Half Men (9.6/14), Mike & Molly (7.9/11) and Hawaii Five-O (7.6/12) from 8:30-11 p.m. Retention for Mike & Molly out of Two and a Half Men this week was a respectable 82 percent. While Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-O are not as strong as year-ago occupants The Big Bang Theory and CSI: Miami, finishing first is still worthy of being labeled a “winner.”
Over at NBC, holiday music competition The Sing-Off scored a decent 5.8/ 9 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., with the half-hour breakdown as follows:
The Sing-Off (NBC)
8:00 p.m.: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
8:30 p.m.: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
9:00 p.m.: 5.8/ 8 (#2)
9:30 p.m.: 5.6/ 8 (#2)
Comparably, this was equal to one week earlier, which translated into 8.57 million viewers and a 2.8/ 7 in the demo, based on the live plus same day ratings.
Despite the improved lead-in support, a repeat of NBC’s Chase at 10 p.m. was not discovered by any new viewers with a mere (and last-place) 2.4/ 4 in the overnights. As a reminder, Chase will move to Wednesday at 9 p.m. beginning on Jan. 12 into Law & Order: SVU, which shifts back one hour. Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe the move will prove beneficial.
Elsewhere, a one-hour edition of ABC’s Skating with the Stars remained a complete bust, with a fourth-place 3.0/ 5 in the overnights at 8 p.m. That led into holiday special, Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You, at an uneventful (and third-place) 3.7/ 6 at 9 p.m., followed by a repeat of Castle at a second-place 3.9/ 6 at 10 p.m. Mirroring earlier this month, holiday musical specials do not seem to have any ratings pull this season.
Fox populated the evening with repeats of House (#3: 3.1/ 5) and Lie to Me (#4: 2.3/ 4), which was not picked-up for the remainder of the season. And The CW aired back-to-back repeats of The Vampire Diaries (#5: avg. 0.9/ 1 from 8-10 p.m.), which is scheduled in the two-hour block all week.
What’s Hot/What’s Not
-Above Average Dexter Season-Ender:
The current season of Showtime’s Dexter closed with 2.5 million viewers on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m., which built by a hefty 40 percent from the season-five premiere (1.77 million). Combined with the repeat at 11 p.m., Dexter averaged 2.9 million viewers.
Based on additional tune-in results season to-date through Nov. 22, CBS continues to house five of the top 10, 10 of the top 20, and 15 of the top 30 programs. CBS’ Hawaii Five-O remains the most played-back program, with an additional 3.18 million added viewers for the 10 weeks of the 2010-11 season. Leading based on percent increase are NBC’s Parenthood (+39.0 percent) and The CW”s Gossip Girl (+31.4 percent).
Here are the top 30 shows in added total viewers to-date based on DVR usage:
Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 11.51 to 14.69 million (+3.18 million), The Mentalist (CBS): 14.68 to 17.66 million (+2.98), Modern Family (ABC): 12.15 to 15.11 million (+2.96), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 12.03 to 14.98 million (+2.95 million), House (Fox): 10.10 to 12.70 million (+2.60), Glee (Fox): 11.69 to 14.18 million (+2.49), Criminal Minds (CBS): 14.07 to 16.53 million (+2.46), Castle (ABC): 10.89 to 13.32 million (+2.43), NCIS (CBS): 19.49 to 21.88 million (+2.39), Blue Bloods (CBS): 11.23 to 13.51 million (+2.28), The Good Wife (CBS): 12.07 to 14.33 million (+2.26), CSI (CBS): 13.96 to 16.17 million (+2.21), The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 13.18 to 15.32 million (+2.14), The Event (NBC): 7.01 to 9.06 million (+2.05), Private Practice (ABC): 8.30 to 10.33 million (+2.03), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): 15.87 to 17.89 million (+2.02), The Office (NBC): 7.49 to 9.49 million (+2.00), Bones (Fox): 9.50 to 11.47 million (+1.97), Parenthood (NBC): 4.96 to 6.90 million (+1.94), Two and a Half Men (CBS): 13.98 to 15.89 million (+1.91), Desperate Housewives (ABC): 12.42 to 14.30 million (1.88), Fringe (Fox): 5.14 to 9.92 million (+1.78), The Defenders (CBS): 9.96 to 11.68 million (+1.72), Law & Order: SVU (NBC): 8.70 to 10.38 million (+1.68), Lie to Me (Fox): 5.44 to 7.05 million (+1.61), CSI: NY (CBS): 10.12 to 11.72 million (+1.60), Brothers & Sisters (ABC): 8.76 to 10.24 million (+1.48), Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS): 12.12 to 13.57 million (+1.45), CSI: Miami (CBS): 10.39 to 11.80 million (+1.41), Mike & Molly (CBS): 11.48 to 12.88 million (+1.40)
On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options
8:00 p.m. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (R)
10:00 p.m. Detroit 1-8-7 (R)
10:00 p.m. The Good Wife (R)
9:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries (R)
Notes of Interest
-The CW in Midseason:
The CW has announced the start date for Shedding for the Wedding, a new reality competition hosted by Sara Rue that will follow 10 overweight couples as they attempt to lose unwanted weight and win a dream wedding. It kicks-off on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. out of the season-premiere of America’s Next Top Model. Current occupant Hellcats shifts to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. out of One Tree Hill on January 25.
-More Clearance for Anderson Cooper:
Upcoming Warner Bros. first-run talker Anderson, hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, has been cleared in 40 markets, including WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., where it will replace Oprah. Anderson will also step in for Oprah on KFMB (San Diego) and KBAK (Bakersfield).
-More Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Jimmy Kimmel has extended his contract with ABC for at least two more years as host of late night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
-The Voice of America on NBC:
NBC has acquired the rights to successful Netherlands singing competition The Voice of Holland in a U.S. version from John De Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) called The Voice of America. Planned for spring 2011, the format will feature a panel of four coaches, all successful recording artists, who ultimately mentor the contestants and pit their teams against each other. The television audience will also have a say in who stays and who goes.
-Storm Stories to Continue in Off-Net:
Litton Entertainment, home of Judge Karen’s Court, has acquired 52 new episodes of Storm Storms for off-network syndication. The new episodes will debut in fall 2011.
-10 Great Overlooked Performances from TCM:
TCM, Mr. TV’s first destination on cable, has unveiled the network’s list of the 10 Great Overlooked Performances in the history of cinema. And they are:
-George Burns as Joe in Going in Style (1979)
-Ann Dvorak as Mary Ashlon in A Life of Her Own (1950)
-Ida Lupino as Ellen Creed in Ladies in Retirement (1941)
-Hattie McDaniel as Malena Burns in Alice Adams (1935)
-Marilyn Monroe as Cherie in Bus Stop (1956)
-Laurence Olivier as George Hurstwood in Carrie (1952)
-Vincent Price as Mark Cardigan in His Kind of Woman (1951)
-Tyrone Power as Stanton Carlisle in Nightmare Alley (1947)
-John Qualen as Muley in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
-Donald Sutherland as Clavin Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980)
-Golden Globe Nominations Announced:
Nominations for The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which airs on NBC Sunday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET, have been announced. Cable dominated across the board, with 38 of the 56 nominations in total (or 68 percent) going to programming on cable. HBO led the pack with 12 nominations, followed by eight for Showtime. CBS and Fox ranked third overall (and tops among the broadcast nets), with 6 nominations each, followed by five for AMC (including spots for Mad Men and The Walking Dead for Best Television Series – Drama).
Boardwalk Empire on HBO was the freshman standout, with three nominations (including Best Television Series – Drama, and acting nods to Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald). Only one recently introduced broadcast series made the cut, and that was Scott Caan in the supporting category for CBS’ Hawaii Five-O. Visible for the second consecutive year are Fox’s Glee, which scored five nominations and ABC’s Modern Family, which are competing against in other for Outstanding Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Emmy may not love Sons of Anarchy on FX, but worthy Katey Sagal is competing for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
What follows are the categories on television determined by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Big C (Showtime)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Carlos (Sundance Channel)
The Pacific (HBO)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)
Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs, USA)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, FX)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Hugh Laurie (House, Fox)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara, Showtime)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)
Lea Michele (Glee, Fox)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)
Thomas Jane (Hung, HBO)
Matthew Morrison (Glee, Fox)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth, Starz)
Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, HBO)
Judi Dench (Return to Cranford, PBS)
Romola Garai (BBC America)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List, Lifetime)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Idris Elba (Luther, BBC)
Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth, Starz)
Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack, HBO)
Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, IFC)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURES MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hope Dave (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Julia Stiles (Dexter, Showtime)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURES MADE FOR TELEVISION
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O, CBS)
Chris Noth (The Good Wife, CBS)
Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)
David Strathairn (Temple Grandin, HBO)
TV Trivia Time:
What was the name of the high school the “Sweathogs” attended on 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter?
Which one of the following five series did not move to another network at one point during its run?
a) Family Matters
c) Murder, She Wrote
d) My Three Sons
e) Step By Step
Is: c) Murder, She Wrote, which aired on CBS from 1984 to 1996. As for the others:
-Family Matters – (ABC): 1989-97, (CBS): 1997-98
-Matlock – (NBC): 1986-94, (ABC): 1993-95
-My Thee Sons – (ABC): 1960-65, (CBS): 1965-72
-Step By Step – (ABC): 1991-97, (CBS): 1997-98
-Current kudos goes to:
Dave Aiken, Mark Amato, David Ballarotto, Gerry Bixenspan, Rob Brittain, John Brooker, Michael Cascio, Steve Clements, Larry Collins, Jim Colucci, Tom Condosta, Harold Cooper, Audrey Davis, Reid Davis, Mike Dugger, Phyllis Epstein, John Ferlazzo, George Gardner, Jerry Gibbons, Maureen Goldman, Ed Griffis, Barb Hemberger, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Ken Jobe, Jana Kahn, Tom Kilgallon, Mary Kinoshita, Stephen LaRue, Rick Locke, Patty Lynch, Kathy Martin, Jim Moore, Michael Murphy, Michael Natale, Aaron Paquette, Alan Perris, Alex Petrilli, Jr., Greg Phelan, David Primuth, Michael Ratliffe, Arthur Reinstein, Lisa Tatum-Roehrig, Jay Rossi, Edward Schiffer, David Shearer, Maxine Shulman, Carol Teichman, Kurt Weil, Larry Weinstock