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Mondays, Aug. 2 – Oct. 18, 2010 Monday 18-49 finals (prior Mondays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 4.4 (4.5) (4.5) (4.8) (4.9) (2.3) (2.1) (2.6) (2.3) (2.4) (2.4) (2.2) 2½ Men 4.2 (7.1) (5.6) (7.2) (6.1) (6.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Monday Night Football 4.0 (4.0) (4.3) (4.8) (5.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dancing With The Stars 3.6 (3.6) (4.0) (3.8) (4.2) (1.2) (1.0) (1.3) (1.0) (1.2) (----) (----) House 3.5 (3.5) (3.9) (3.7) (3.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Mike & Molly 3.3 (3.5) (3.5) (3.9) (3.6) (1.7) (1.4) (1.6) (1.7) (1.7) (1.7) (1.5) How/Mother 2.9 (3.1) (3.5) (3.6) (3.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Hawaii Five-0 2.9 (3.0) (3.0) (3.2) (3.1) (----) (1.9) (1.8) (1.9) (1.7) (1.7) Rules of Engagement 2.7 (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) MLB Baseball 2.5 (2.7) (2.6) (2.8) (2.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Castle 2.2 (2.2) (2.4) (2.9) (3.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Event 1.9 (1.9) (2.1) (----) (----) (1.6) (1.0) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (----) (1.9) Lie To Me 1.9 (1.9) (1.9) (2.0) (2.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Chuck 1.6 (1.5) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Chase 1.6 (1.6) (1.8) (1.4) (1.4) (1.5) (1.6) (1.9) (1.8) (1.7) (1.8) (1.8) WWE Raw (10pm) 1.6 (1.5) (1.8) (1.4) (1.4) (1.5) (1.7) (1.7) (1.6) (1.6) (1.6) (1.7) WWE Raw (9pm) 1.6 (----) (----) (----) (1.8) (2.1) (2.3) (----) (----) (2.3) (----) (----) Pawn Stars 1.2 (1.2) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Real Housewives Atlanta 0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (0.6) (0.5) Hoarders 0.6 (----) (0.4) (----) (0.6) (0.6) (----) (0.8) (----) (0.7) (----) (----) Operation Repo 0.5 (----) (0.4) (----) (0.6) (0.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Southern Fried Strings 0.5 (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (----) Cake Boss 0.5 (----) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (----) (0.8) (0.5) (----) (0.5) Little People Big World 0.5 (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (0.9) (0.3) (0.4) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) 90210 0.5 (----) (0.7) (0.5) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) World of Jenks 0.5 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Bret Michaels 0.4 (----) (0.7) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Buried Life 0.4 (0.9) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0) (0.3) (0.4) (0.2) (0.3) (0.2) (0.2) Gossip Girl 0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (----) (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) (----) (----) Weeds 0.4 (0.4) (----) (----) (0.2) (0.2) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Thintervention 0.4 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Rock of Love Girls 0.3 (----) (0.4) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (----) (0.3) Adventure Time 0.3 (0.4) (0.4) (0.3) (0.2) (0.3) (0.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Regular Show 0.3 (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) (----) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (----) (----) Big C 0.2 (0.4) (0.3) (0.3) (0.2) (0.3) (0.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Mad

* “2½ Men” hit a season low but was still able to beat “MNF” for the first time this season. * “Hawaii Five-0” fell for the fourth straight week but still won the 10 p.m. timeslot. * “Castle” hit a new season low. * “The Event” finally halted its decline, justifying NBC giving the sci-fi adventure a full first season on Monday. * NBC gave low-rated “Chase” – which this week tied “WWE Raw” and “Pawn Stars” for fifth place at 10 p.m. – a full-season order after seeing Tuesday morning that it had earned its first uptick. * “Chuck,” still barely above its all-time low of 1.8, also earned a full-season order after its score came in Tuesday. * "Lie To Me" continues to lose an appalling amount of "House's" audience. * Cartoon Network’s “Mad” hit its all-time low on Monday.
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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Laugh tracks induce panic attacks.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    It's true.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    didnt the cablevision black out effect ratings?

    by brabon300

    and wont it continue to until they get a new contract?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    “The Event” finally halted its decline.

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Is that like a pilot halting the decent of his plane when it hits the ground? "Sorry faults, that wasn't the pilot's fault... it was the asphault. Ba dum dum".

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    So THE EVENT finally bottomed out?

    by SpyGuy

    Hunh. Well, I hope the creators are preparing to wrap everything up by the season's end because unless those ratings pick up, season two ain't happening.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    SpyGuy

    by Rob0729

    The Event might get a second year because NBC can't cancel their entire schedule other than The Biggest Loser, L&O:SVU, and half their Thursday night line up. Most of their shows get that rating or worse. The Event's ratings are actually good for NBC. For any other network other than NBC or The CW, not so much.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Kinda sucks for MLB that...

    by Rob0729

    a Tennessee blowout of Jacksonville, the entire CBS line up, Dancing with the Stars, and House can get more viewers than an ALCS game.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck CBS

    by andrew coleman

    It's for white trash assholes and old people.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry for the crude language

    by andrew coleman

    But I'm tired of these numbers here. They are not representing what people actually watch. Normal people watch stuff online or record things. Like 2 1/2 Men is number 1? Over football and playoff baseball? How many hicks and retards do they ask to be apart of these things? Most of CBS's programming is for people who did make it through high school this is pathetic.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    football blowout saves Event?

    by paulloch

    plus two teams that have no national presence (esp, JAX). I'm a football fan and only gamblers and fantasy fanatics stay tuned after the first quarter. The ratings will double/triple next week when Giants play Dallas, and let's see what the Event or 2.5 men does against that.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Sigh

    by dukeroberts

    As if the game wasn't bad enough, after seeing my beloved Jaguars get whipped like rented mules, I find out that the game got beat in the ratings by 2 1/2 Men. Good lord. What is this world coming to?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    The Event

    by Hipshot

    Got very good buzz for Monday night. The ratings stabilizing means that people liked last week's show. Next week's should rise a bit.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Maybe baseball will die out like on DS9

    by smudgewhat

    One can certainly hope

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    MLB Baseball?

    by Bob C. Cock

    meh, redundant like ATM Machine i suppose...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    all i have to say is

    by cuntworthy

    thank god chuck got a full season order!

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Wow . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . now I REALLY see how bad it was to put the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    who watches mike & molly?!

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    seriously. then again, i don't know a single person that watches 2 & 1/2 men. i imagine the people that do watch those shows strongly resemble herc's avatar.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I love The Event

    by hst666

    but its live ratings in the Fall/Winter are going to be largely dependent upon what teams are playing Monday Night.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Mike and Molly

    by KazamaSmokers

    The two lead actors are appealing, but the writing is TERRIBLE. Incredibly awful... not one good joke in the whole show. Plus, the guy who plays the partner is wall-eyed or something. He creeps me out.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Don't get too excited...

    by jun2san

    ...about 2 1/2 beating MNF. This week's game (Titan's vs Jags) was one of the most boring Monday night games to ever air.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    house, lie to me and castle

    by Datascream

    That's all I watch on mondays. Hope lie to me and castle keep going.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I Like The Event, Don't Quite Love It

    by Crow3711

    Usually catch it on hulu a day or two later, but it still says something that I've made time each week to keep up with it. It's interesting, because Sean and Leila are, I know, the better part of the show. Their relationship is strong, the acting is good, and I really buy their love. I mean, they're no Desmond and penny, but I believe in them. However, it's usually the less interesting part of the show too. The prisoners storyline is much hanmier, sillier, and really, just less quality overall, but it's still the more interesting storyline to me. Maybe just because we don't know how Sean and Leila is connected to the larger events yet. But I've enjoyed it. It was weird because last night was the first time, I thought, that the episode was hood overall, but the last 5 minutes were really underwhelming, when usually it's been the opposite. Biggest problem is I have no idea where it's going or what the point of the show. Even losts first season, as much as they didn't have the overall story set in stone yet, you immediately knew what the show was supposed to be about. I don't know what the event is actually about yet. But it's still fairly enjoyable. It moves along at a blistering pace most episodes too. They feel like 20 minutes long.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    What were Journeyman's numbers when it was cancelled?

    by Snake Foreskin

    It seems that it must've been better rated than Chase. Am I wrong? It's sad to see that an intriguing show like Journeyman got the heave-ho so early on, but NBC will hold on to worthless crap forever. Take Heroes, for instance. That show sucked since seaon 2 and kept losing viewers week after week. Yet NBC kept spending money on it. What a shame.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I love Castle! Hope this week's numbers was an anomaly.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Castle is one of the most entertaining shows on TV. I want it to stick around for a long time. Tune in if you've never seen it. Nathan Fillion is great. So is the rest of the cast.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Don'tch Just Love How...

    by BrannigansLaw

    ...Event has finally halted its slide, and yet Chuck which has been stable all season long (so far) is still barely above its low? If I remember correctly, last time it was reported that Chuck was on cancellation watch because of a 0.1 variance, yet Event was hot even with the MAJOR dropoffs. No favoritism here.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    ratings are fucking meaningless

    by spidercoz

    Nielsens are as obsolete as record labels, fucking relics of the 20th century that should be abandoned

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Monday Night Football Sucks

    by LetsGoMets

    Tirico is tolerable but Jaworski and Gruden are insufferable. Five-O isn't a bad show; I was afraid of it being CSI: Hawaii but it packs in a lot of old school action.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Gruden

    by Simpsonian

    This guy Gruden is an outstanding commentator.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Event is Also A Massive, Globally viewed Show

    by Crow3711

    Chuck is not. That is a major, major difference that does actually natter. The event airs in many countries, and it has thy bug budget, big cast, globe trotting feel that international productions love. Chuck does not. At all.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Journeyman (18-49) ratings (according to wiki)

    by jim

    3.5<br>3.2 <br>2.9 <br>2.7 <br>2.4 <br>2.2 <br>2.1 <br>2.4 <br>2.2 <br>2.4 <br>1.7 <br>1.5 <br>1.7 <p>By the time those last 3 episodes aired the strike was in full swing and it was pretty much a given the show was cancelled. <p> Compare that to Chase and it does seem NBC had much higher ratings expectations pre-strike than they do today. Plus, Monday night is much more open now than it was then (in 2007 CSI Miami was one of the highest rated shows on tv and dominated Monday 10pm). On the other hand, who owns the show (produces it) probably has a great deal to do with its renewal or cancellation when the ratings aren't what the networks want or expect.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Big Jim, 1.0 is the new 2.0. Haven't you heard?

    by BrannigansLaw

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah I agree Crow

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    I enjoy it, but am getting frustrating that they are making us watch blindly without revealing what the heck the Event even is. Mystery is good, but walking blindfolded and barefooted through a broken glass maze and expecting them to guide us is just annoying.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I couldn't give a s#!T less

    by skydemon

    about anything else, when the Rangers play, my TV is right there. GO RANGERS!!!

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Perhaps love is too strong.

    by hst666

    I enjoy the show and am intrigued enough to stay with it. It has a lot of concepts I love is probably more accurate. However, my main point is I expect the live showing to be crushed by football most nights.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    "Event is Also A Massive, Globally viewed Show"

    by Alientoast

    So was Heroes, and that didn't save it in the end.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    NBC Has Written Off The 2010-11 Season ...

    by thorin01

    They are a fourth place (occasionally fifth place) network. None of their new shows has caught fire and are lucky to come in third in any given timeslot. They don't have anything lined up (especially in hour longs) to fill up space if they pull shows. Zucker left them with nothing in the cubbard. <br><br> Their only options are to either: <br><br> 1 - Keep what they've got and muddle through this season and hope they can start fresh rebuilding next year. <br><br> 2 - Pull shows over from USA to fill the gaps. And while it might be fun to see Psyche, Burn Notice or one of USAs other dramadies on NBC they won't get much better ratings than what the current shows are getting and NBC risks diluting USAs brand by moving them to broadcast. And since USA is one the key reasons Comcast is buying them they can't risk that.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Appropo of nothing, remember ScriptGirl?

    by OutsideChance

    Am I crazy or did they hire a new actress to play her? http://www.scriptgirl.net/

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    USA just dwarfs NBC

    by antonphd

    It's just astounding that the two networks are related.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Monday night football is on ESPN

    by johnnyangelheart

    That's why it didn't win. Some folks forget about or don't find or whatever. Plus the Titans/Jags was blow-out and both starting QB's were injured. OK, enough excuses.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    The only reason MNF was beaten was due...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...to the 'who cares' matchup. Next week will be different. <p> And yeah, Zucker basically killed NBC years ago with all the pseudo-reality programming, and now they have nothing, no strong hourly dramatic series a la ER, to fall back on. It'll take years for them to rebuild their cred.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    fox, you shouldn't have cancelled Lone Star

    by kaijuturtle

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    H5-0: More Grace Park clothes, less ratings

    by gun_will_travel

    Get her back in a bikini on the beach. In slo-mo.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Way too many exclamation points

    by shazam7

    I mean... Way too many exclamation points!!!!!