Aug. 27, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST
last place. That show must suck.
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST
by Double M
Cause they almost always do above a 3 if I am not mistaken. Where's the love for the "longest running weekly episodic television show in history"?
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST
didn't get above 1.8 this week
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST
That's more than holding it's own with more widely available product like MTV.
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST
I believe is the biggest pay cable series since The Sopranos.
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
...until Season 3. After that, I'll be happy and content. The potential to be a genre-crossing, popular drama is the fuel for this shows potential. :)
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
...it just gets better with time. 20 years from now it'll be a classic.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST
for our country.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST
by Nemesis Enforcer
Even tho I couldn't stand that evil bitch Rachel, the show has been so boring without her. Oh well, at least Brittany is still nice to spank it to on showtime.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST
...but many a night, just for the hell of it I'd land it on the Showtime 2 live feed while I surfed. Mark Burnett needs to snatch up that Britney girl for Survivor. She's pretty nice to look at.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST
Great minds think alike.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST
I think it was pretaped this past week, so that may have had something to do with it's rating.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST
...after the massive improvement this season and the events of last weeks episode, a little love shown for Rescue Me would be much appreciated this week.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST
...it's the season finale and all. <br><br> You could even stick "penultimate" in the title.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
...if the "talent" ends up becoming singer-heavy--which is likely. There are four singers from this week, and predictions (based upon the horrid results on Wednesday) are that at *least* two more will make it through next week. That's a minimum of 60% singing "talent" going into the finals. That's an preposterous proportion, based upon the diverse pool of talent we had just a few weeks ago, and the fact there's another show already that deals entirely with singing. <p> And yes, I'm still bitter about ArcAttack. However, Antonio and Ascendance also had no reason to be bumped off for Taylor Matthews or Christina & Ali.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST
After the terrible premiere ep, it as all I could do to keep wtching.<P> After the second ep, I lost interest.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST
But they turned it around nicely, it's definitely the best the show's been since season three.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST
...weren't so hot.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
A 5 minute trip scene with the girls? Come on, that shit was b-o-r-i-n-g!!!!
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST
and that little shit won 20,000 for being an ass!
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST
penguin outfit for the last few days?
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST
That is all.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST
Human sacrifice!! Dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!!!
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST
by Lord Elric
JS is a POFS! POS chracters, and all of that. Sorry to those who like it, but I effing bloody hate that show. With a passion. TRUE BLOOD, however. Man, that's been some great television. And I completely agree about the excellent BURN NOTICE. It'll age like good wine.
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST
Russell has been such a great Big Bad on TRUE BLOOD this season, definitely a step up from wacked-out Bon Temps townsfolk having Maenad orgies in Sookie's front yard last year. And with Hoyt and Jessica heading in the direction of getting back together, the odds of seeing Deborah Ann Woll all nekkid are getting better and better...
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST
Considering that the show is trying to get better I can see why the audience is growing. There are still subplots I don't like, and I really don't like twenty minutes of Vampire Blood Induced Mayhem, but the three main characters are enough to carry the show for the week, but you can clearly see where it struggles. Plus, I really hate Tara. She is eiher showing up yelling or crying, and I swear I want someone to just shut her up. Anyway, I'm not really happy with any of the three HBO shows on Sunday night. Entourage is jus spinning it's wheels, but I never liked Vinny Chase as a character. Hung is only interesting when Tanya is on screen, and that just mehs everything. Thank god The Venture Brothers is coming back to help Sunday.
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST
There should be an IQ test that determines who gets to live in the United States. And no, I'm not joking. This shit is getting out of hand. First, two out of three Americans believe that President Obama is a secret Muslim and now this? Excuse me while I vomit out of utter disgust.
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST
I watched BB for the first time this year. A very entertaining show and pretty creative challenge-wise. I think I've been missing out on a great summer series.<br><br> I just wish we could get access to the live feeds in Canada. I'd like to see the hamsters uncensored.
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST
I fear the Jersey clones, we all know that are coming. They somehow will be actually worse than JS. What's the matter with these kids today. I couldn't hang for more than 2 mindless minutes.
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST
It's essentially Magnum PI for this generation. And it will be a classic. I only gave it a try because of Bruce but in 5 minutes I was won over. In my opinion it's makes the Bourne and MI movies seem pointless. Still love my 007 though.
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST
They have one of those IQ tests and it's called living in every other western country but the USA.
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST
i love the usa.
Aug. 28, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST
Jeez, who died and made you Hitler?
Aug. 28, 2010, 3 a.m. CST
Jersey Shore...what is that? Is that the reality tv crap about a bunch of lowlife rich brats in New Jersey or something? That said, we need True Blood talkbacks AT LEAST for the last 2 fucking episodes. I see MAD MEN ones EVERY.SINGLE.WEEK. So much stuff is happening in the final 2 episodes with True Blood...just give us one. Please, I implore you AICN.
Aug. 28, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST
Can't wait. Here's hoping Russell doesn't face final death. He's been my favourite character ever on the program. Gorefest I think is going to take multiple other vampires to bring down Russell. If he weren't insane at this point and had just declared war on them, I think every single one of his enemies would be dead. Poor dude. He's the only TRUE vampire on the show, as in making it look good. Every other one is pretty boring, once he's around.
Aug. 28, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST
of True Blood and Burn Notice were very good. Its hard to wade through so much crap on tv these days to find a gem, and luckily we have these. I actually like castle on ABC, but that's the only thing from the networks that I'll watch.
Aug. 28, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST
That the ratings system is terribly flawed. Anyone over 18 watching Jersey Shore needs their head examined. Wait. Scratch that. ANYONE watching Jersey Shore needs their head examined.
Aug. 28, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST
by Jack Burton
Jersey Shore? My God this country is full of morons. New evidence just keeps piling up daily.
Aug. 28, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST
this country is on it's continued downward spiral. Looking at what people watch, their blind political views and just the lack of moral substance, is seriously scaring the shit out of me. I weep for the future.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
continues.<br><br>Patrick and Rooker made the BN finale a little more tolerable, but I was hoping Jesse would make his exit for good.<br><br>I have to disagree on Rescue Me. It has been far worse, but I wouldn't call this season any more than pleasantly tolerable. Colleen's story line came out of nowhere, and it looks like what happens in the finale is going to be utterly predictable. The only reason I still watch is for the stuff with the guys in the house, like Lou; the Gavin family stuff a.k.a. Leary's Welfare Plan for comedians and drugged out child stars...blah.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST
Considering that there are almost 20 million more basic cable subscribers than HBO subscribers, those viewer differences are non-existent. In that respect, True Blood should be ranked higher.
Aug. 28, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST
that Scott Pilgrim underperformed at the box office. Support quality America!
Aug. 28, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST
and you'll be hooked! It is a GREAT SHOW!
Aug. 28, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST
Americans like hot chicks, tits, lesbians, and violent, non-sparkly vampires. As it turns out, apparently, gay vampires are not a problem, as Russell is fantastic. As for Jersey Shore, I mean what the fuck. This country is doomed.
Aug. 28, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST
Remember when the guy puked in a pan, cooked his puke and ate it again on jackass? how is that different from the fist pumping gang from jersey shore? both make you sick watching but you cant help but stay tuned to see what happens next
Aug. 28, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
by Double M
I see Raw rated at 2.9 on several sites. Is there different rating systems?
Aug. 28, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST
the show has been horrible this season
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST
Herc's ratings above is listed as only the 18-49 demo. It's not the overall rating, but it is the one that advertisers only care about as that is the age range they feel buy's more of their products.
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST
More MVP action please.
Aug. 28, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST
Did he convert or something?
Aug. 28, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST
What's happened to all the nudity in True Blood? Same goes for Californication and Dexter. Their first season was full of tits now you're lucky to see a bit of side boob.
Aug. 28, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST
Aug. 28, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST
...those of us who've stuck with it since the beginning have seen the show bloom and grow. The pay-off has been the last two weeks. Marvellous. Bruce is The Man! (Wish he was Batman).
Aug. 28, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST
I'm guessing that would be Hitler (at least for the "who died" half of the question).<p> photoboy, I guess you missed Eric auditioning the new dancer, or the AVL spokeswoman's limo companion. I'm also guessing you not see the last season of Californication and Susan Sarandon's well-endowed daughter (not to mention her two friends). As for Dexter, I do seem to remember seeing quite a bit of the cop's reporter girlfriend. Granted, maybe the nudity in all three shows isn't what it was in their first seasons but it's still more than "a bit of side boob".
Aug. 28, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
At the same time, it's kind of a weaker Dexter. I'm thinking about giving it another shot and trying out season 2. Love the DONOVAN!
Aug. 28, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Harry Weinstein
... it's like "Which kind of uncontrollable explosive diarrhea would you prefer today, sir? Original recipe or extra corn?"
Aug. 28, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST
You're kidding, right? And if not, may I ask where you are from? I'm guessing Texas, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, or Alabama.
Aug. 28, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST
You can pretty much blame 66% of the country for making me "like Hitler." Granted my version of Hitler is Pro-choice, antiwar, pro legalization of marijuana and for sexual equality, class equality, racial equality, age equality, and gender equality. My Hitler is also for religious equality as long as religion is still an integral part of our society, although personally I'd prefer doing away with religion all together. So really, when it comes down to it, my version of Hitler only dislikes those who discriminate against the aforementioned groups or those easily coerced into doing so. Extreme? Maybe, but at least I'm honest about it.
Aug. 28, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
... because it's a fucking train wreck. I watch it for the same reason I watch 'Bad Girls Club'... so I can sit back, laugh my ass off, and thank God I'm not like these pathetic idiots. But it seems many of you nerds think that because the show is getting high ratings, it must be because people are idolizing the 'orange ones'. I'm here to tell you that's not the case. I'm pretty sure most of the viewers see the cast as being beneath them.
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST
It's very trendy for people to say shit like, "Anyone who watches such and such is a fucking idiot." But here's an idea... anyone that watches ANY TV show is a fucking idiot. How about reading a book once in a while? I've heard at these places called 'libraries', they let you borrow a book for FREE. Wow, imagine that.
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
I guess I've just never seen the appeal of watching a trainwreck or laughing at the expense of others. Not my cup of tea.
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST
Books are just lesser forms of entertainment. A book is just a script, its just a story. Video takes that story and gives it light and sound, and the ability to convey emotions far beyond that of a book. Nay I shall not go read a book; I shall enjoy the far superior modern entertainment of television!
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST
Because I read. My TV time is for very good to excellent programming only! No exceptions!
Aug. 28, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST
Well, I've been recently bedridden due to a back injury from a car accident (not my fault)... so for the time being, I've got plenty of time for books, quality film and television, and for social curiosities like 'Jersey Shore'. And there's nothing wrong with laughing at the expense of others... mainly because these idiots are getting paid $30,000 an episode to pump their fists and act like jackasses.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST
Say what? Have you never heard someone say, "The book was way better"? Why do you think people say that? It's probably because books immerse the reader into the entire psyche of the writer. Whereas movies are a result of the interpretations of an entire cast and crew, books (fiction) are the work of a single mind. They are not 'scripts' as you put it, Saen. Scripts are far shorter. Why is it that a book will take days to read, and a movie takes an average of 2 hrs to get through? Think about what you're missing. Of course, there are things that can only be done with film. Books and video are two completely different beasts and each deserves respect and attention. But the wordsmithing done by a master novelist can never be replicated by a television director.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST
And I thought the Jersey Shore was dumb.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST
"I guess I've just never seen the appeal of watching a trainwreck or laughing at the expense of others. Not my cup of tea." Then what the fuck are you coming to the TB's for?
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST
Not sure if I am the only one that noticed this, but it seems like vampire homosexuality/bi-sexuality is different to humans. Maybe the point Alan Ball is trying to make is that they are a whole different species therefore the normal rules do not apply. That carnal lust is part of their nature regardless of the individual's gender. I make this observation because there are two gay humans on the show while the vampires seem to go either way depending on the situation.
Aug. 28, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST
Yeah, I was waiting for someone to bring that up.
Aug. 28, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST
And why are they still breathing?
Aug. 28, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Aug. 29, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
<p>It's actually ONE in three Americans who stupidly believe Obama is a Muslim. Then again, I do recall when something like 60% thought Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks.</p> <p></p> <p>As for Burn Notice, great escapist fare and Donovan, Anwar, Campbell, and Gless make a helluva core of actors.</p> <p></p> <p>I think people compare BN to Magnum because of the voice overs, but I prefer Donovan's "spy tips".</p>
Aug. 29, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
Never watched it, never will. I'm simply not into reality TV (unless you count watch News Broadcasts). Of course, if you watch FOX (or Faux News, or News for Dumb FUX) then you're still not watching reality TV.
Aug. 29, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
should be "... watching News Broadcasts ...", not "... watch ...".</p> <p></p> <p>I'd post more often if they had someway to fix minor errors like that.</p>
Aug. 29, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST
Really- are you fucking kidding me? Jersey Shore is the number one rated cable show? I might as well kill myself right now because this world is getting worse by the second.
Aug. 29, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST
And don't you just love it when someone points out an obvious typo as bad grammar or some sort of idiot indicator?
Aug. 29, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
... idiot indicators. For that I look at content. My grandfather couldn't spell worth shit, but the man was smart where it counted.
Aug. 29, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST
When you're paid to write, you should write correctly. I've found that clumsy grammar instantly takes me out of the article I'm reading and makes me suspicious of the writer's credentials.<p> If this site needs a proofreader, I could certainly use the extra income...
Aug. 29, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST
Anyone know why there is never any nudity or bad language in AMC's programs. I assume they are a cable channel like HBO and Showtime. True Blood being an obvious example of lots nudity etc. AMC seem to have no problem with violence though.
Aug. 29, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST
cute?<br> Because that's all I could muster for the 4 or 5 S1 episodes I watched. It was a cute show, a pleasant way to kill 45min, but I could never find myself saying "Man, I can't wait for the new season of Burn Notice to start!"
Aug. 29, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST
except to let us all know that all the cast members all died horrible and painful deaths. These shows are worthless as are the idiots who view them. Stupid americans.
Aug. 29, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST
It's one of two shows most talked about here. Thank god, we only have to wait 2 months for the rest of this season's episodes.
Aug. 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST
When Jersey Shore is beating any show society has truly devolved into a mass of mindless fucks.
Aug. 29, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
...The Jersey Shore is the absolute...look, if shit could shit that shit would be a show better than The Jersey Shore.
Aug. 29, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST
...I'm curious as to the source of these rating?
Aug. 29, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST
...drops any further, the whole country's going to be sucked into some sort of mental sigularity and disappear from existence. Who knew Idiocracy was a documentary? Not the average American. The Prime Minister of Japan was right!
Aug. 29, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST
Maybe it's contagious, or maybe my finger slipped.
Aug. 29, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
...is providing such generous amounts of charity to Italian Mongoloids and to... uh... whatever the fuck Snooki is.
Aug. 29, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST
.....except for the prolonged scenes involving Tara, her character invokes no sympathy any more, it is just so irrigating! Also the fairy scenes were pretty weak.
Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST
Unlike SHOWTIME, AMC is not a pay channel. So it is limited in what it can show.
Aug. 29, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
the real entertainment value these days for thinking people is online, especially on places like this.</p><p>The shit I read here is 100 times more fun, funny, and sometimes insightful than anything being forced into my eyes on the idiot box.
Aug. 30, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST
not the other way around i.e. Jersey Shore watching you.<p>People always say, "Oh, those Jersey Shore people are so stupid. I'm watching them to laugh at them. LMAO."<p>without realizing that the joke is really on you. They're clearly playing it up for camera and earning a good living doing so. Meanwhile you spend hours of your life watching them do mundane average reality TV stuff.<p>WHO'S THE BIATCH NOW?
Aug. 30, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST
Although it's not my thing. I find Jersey Shore utterly boring. It's OK in small doses i.e. 2-5 minutes, but once you get the vibe of where the episode is going, you know it's gonna be boring and full of more overacting aka "drama."<p>I have more interesting shit to do in life than watch stuff like that.
Aug. 30, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST
Then how is Jersey Shore any different than any other scripted comedy on TV? Oh, now I'm not allowed to laugh at something I deem funny on TV? Fuck you, then. I'll laugh if I want.
Aug. 30, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST
That's far worse. <P> We're going to the Jersey Shore Biiiitch!!!!!!
Aug. 30, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Nothing like Shore, as it's just a show about a salon. Sure, Tracey and Olivia bring the hardcore guidette 'tude, but it's not about hooking up. It's about everyday personality conflicts. Can't wait for season 2. I have a crush on Olivia. If you power hose the makeup and spray tan off and condition her hair I'm sure she'd clean up pretty good.
Aug. 30, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST
by Lost Skeleton
that said, last nights episode was boring, but it is setting up the season finale.
Aug. 30, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST
in the first 2 seasons. it's out of steam now. it's just a cutesy family show now. the overall story arc has meandered long enough.