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NO ORDINARY FAMILY & PARENTHOOD Hit All-Time Lows!! RAISING HOPE Repeat Beats New WILDEs!! GLEE On Top!! Tuesday Ratings!!

Published at: Nov. 18, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

Tuesdays, Sept. 14 – Nov. 16, 2010 18-49 overnights (Prior Tuesdays finals in parentheses; repeats in gray): 5.0 (4.6) (1.9) (4.9) (2.1) (4.7) (4.6) (5.9) (5.6) (1.7) (1.6) Glee 3.9 (4.0) (2.3) (4.1) (4.3) (3.9) (3.8) (4.1) (4.0) (1.8) (1.5) NCIS 3.4 (3.4) (3.2) (3.1) (3.2) (3.5) (3.3) (3.8) (3.5) (----) (----) Dancing With The Stars 3.3 (3.3) (2.3) (3.4) (3.9) (3.5) (3.4) (3.7) (3.4) (1.5) (1.5) NCIS LA 2.7 (2.5) (----) (2.4) (1.6) (2.5) (2.5) (3.1) (3.1) (----) (----) Raising Hope 2.5 (2.4) (2.4) (2.4) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (----) (----) Biggest Loser 2.2 (2.2) (----) (2.4) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (----) (----) (1.0) The Good Wife 1.8 (2.1) (----) (2.0) (1.9) (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (2.5) (2.7) (----) Parenthood 1.7 (1.7) (----) (1.9) (1.8) (1.7) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) (----) Detroit 1-8-7 1.7 (2.2) (----) (2.0) (2.2) (2.3) (2.7) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) No Ordinary Family 1.7 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Raising Hope (9:30) 1.7 (1.6) (1.7) (1.4) (1.3) (1.6) (1.6) (1.6) (1.8) (1.8) (2.1) Sons of Anarchy 1.0 (0.9) (0.9) (0.7) (0.8) (----) (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (1.1) (----) Bad Girls Club 0.9 (0.8) (1.0) (0.5) (1.0) (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (0.3) One Tree Hill 0.7 (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (0.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dirty Jobs 0.7 (0.8) (0.8) (1.0) (0.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Millionaire Matchmaker 0.6 (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (0.7) (0.5) 19 Kids and Counting 0.6 (0.7) (0.7) (0.5) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.3) Life Unexpected 0.6 (0.5) (0.4) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Russell Simmons 0.5 (0.7) (0.8) (0.5) (0.7) (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) Billy The Exterminator 0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (----) Rehab 0.5 (0.6) (0.7) (0.5) (0.6) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Pretend Time 0.4 (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Auction Hunters 0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) Stargate Universe 0.3 (0.2) (0.1) (0.2) (0.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Tower Prep 0.3 (0.4) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Fashion Show 0.1 (0.1) (0.0) (0.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) In Treatment

* “No Ordinary Family” fell to an all-time low of 1.7, making it the lowest-rated Big Four series on Tuesday nights. It’s also now the lowest-rated scripted series on ABC:

How it compares to the other ABC shows: 18-49 (prior Tuesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): ---- (4.8) (5.1) (4.7) (4.8) (4.6) (4.6) (5.1) (1.5) (1.7) Modern Family 4.0 (4.0) (4.0) (4.3) (4.0) (4.0) (4.3) (4.8) (5.1) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Mo) 4.0 (4.3) (3.9) (4.0) (4.6) (4.6) (4.6) (5.4) (1.8) (----) Grey’s Anatomy 3.8 (4.1) (3.5) (3.9) (3.9) (3.9) (4.4) (4.3) (----) (----) Desperate Housewives 3.4 (3.4) (3.2) (3.1) (3.2) (3.5) (3.3) (3.8) (3.5) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Tu) ---- (3.0) (3.3) (3.1) (3.2) (3.0) (2.8) (3.4) (1.3) (1.1) Cougar Town ---- (2.9) (2.9) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (2.7) (1.1) (1.3) The Middle 2.9 (3.9) (2.7) (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (----) Private Practice ---- (2.5) (2.5) (2.1) (2.1) (2.3) (2.2) (2.5) (----) (----) Better With You 2.5 (2.5) (2.3) (2.5) (2.6) (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (----) (----) Brothers & Sisters 2.5 (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (2.5) (2.7) (2.6) (2.8) (2.7) (----) Castle 2.2 (2.5) (1.8) (2.4) (2.3) (2.3) (2.6) (2.0) (1.4) (1.0) Extreme Makeover 1.9 (1.8) (1.7) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (1.4) (0.8) Primetime 1.7 (1.7) (----) (1.9) (1.8) (1.7) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) Detroit 1-8-7 1.7 (2.2) (----) (2.0) (2.2) (2.3) (2.7) (3.2) (----) (----) No Ordinary Family 1.6 (1.6) (1.4) (1.8) (1.8) (1.5) (1.9) (----) (1.2) (1.4) AFH Videos 1.5 (1.7) (1.6) (1.5) (1.2) (1.8) (1.1) (1.6) (1.9) (1.3) 20/20 1.2 (1.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Supernanny 1.1 (1.0) (2.2) (2.1) (----) (1.4) (1.3) (1.7) (2.3) (----) College Football

* “Parenthood” hit its all-time low, but it’s still ahead of “The Event,” “Law & Order LA” and “Chase.”

How it compares to the other NBC shows: 18-49 (prior Tuesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 8.1 (7.4) (7.3) (9.8) (7.4) (6.7) (8.0) (7.3) (9.2) (9.6) Sunday Football 3.6 (3.8) (4.0) (3.4) (3.8) (3.5) (3.7) (4.4) (1.2) (----) The Office 2.6 (2.7) (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.5) (2.8) (3.6) (----) (----) Outsourced 2.5 (2.4) (2.4) (2.4) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (----) Biggest Loser 2.4 (2.4) (----) (2.2) (3.1) (2.1) (2.6) (2.6) (----) (----) 30 Rock 2.0 (1.9) (2.4) (1.9) (2.2) (1.8) (1.9) (2.2) (----) (----) Community 2.0 (2.2) (1.3) (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (1.8) Law & Order SVU 1.8 (----) (2.0) (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (2.0) (2.0) (----) Chuck 1.8 (2.1) (----) (2.0) (1.9) (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (2.5) (2.7) Parenthood 1.7 (1.7) (----) (2.0) (2.2) (2.2) (2.4) (2.9) (3.6) (----) The Event 1.7 (1.9) (1.2) (2.4) (1.9) (2.4) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) Law & Order LA 1.4 (1.4) (1.4) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (----) The Apprentice 1.4 (1.3) (1.3) (1.0) (1.2) (1.6) (1.3) (1.6) (1.4) (1.2) Dateline 1.2 (1.2) (----) (1.3) (1.6) (1.5) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) Chase 1.2 (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (1.4) (1.5) (1.6) (2.1) (----) (----) Undercovers 0.6 (0.4) (----) (0.5) (0.6) (0.9) (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (2.3) Outlaw 0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) School Pride

* “Good Wife,” which won 10 p.m., matched its season low but not its series low, having hit a 2.0 late last season.

How it compares to the other CBS shows: 18-49 finals (prior Tuesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 4.5 (4.3) (4.7) (4.4) (4.4) (4.5) (4.5) (4.8) (4.9) (2.3) 2½ Men 4.2 (4.7) (4.2) (4.1) (4.3) (4.1) (4.4) (4.9) (2.4) (----) Big Bang Theory 3.9 (4.0) (2.3) (4.1) (4.3) (3.9) (3.8) (4.1) (4.0) (1.8) NCIS 3.7 (3.5) (3.6) (3.7) (3.5) (3.5) (3.9) (3.7) (3.9) (----) Mike & Molly 3.6 (3.5) (3.7) (3.2) (3.3) (3.5) (3.5) (3.9) (3.6) (1.7) How/Mother 3.3 (3.3) (2.3) (3.4) (3.9) (3.5) (3.4) (3.7) (3.4) (1.5) NCIS LA 3.2 (3.7) (3.5) (3.6) (3.8) (3.8) (3.5) (4.0) (4.0) (----) Survivor 3.1 (3.9) (3.4) (3.7) (3.5) (3.5) (3.6) (4.0) (----) (1.6) Criminal Minds 2.9 (3.0) (3.4) (3.0) (2.9) (3.0) (3.0) (3.2) (3.1) (----) Rules of Engagement 2.9 (3.4) (3.1) (3.1) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (4.0) (----) (----) Shit My Dad Says 2.8 (3.3) (2.6) (3.4) (3.5) (3.8) (3.4) (3.8) (----) (----) Amazing Race 2.8 (3.3) (3.3) (3.4) (3.1) (2.7) (3.1) (3.4) (----) (1.3) CSI 2.8 (2.9) (3.0) (2.8) (2.9) (3.1) (3.5) (3.6) (3.9) (----) Hawaii Five-0 2.8 (3.0) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (3.0) (3.0) (3.4) (1.7) (1.2) The Mentalist 2.7 (2.9) (3.0) (3.5) (3.6) (3.7) (4.0) (3.8) (2.4) (1.3) Undercover Boss 2.3 (----) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.7) (3.2) (----) (2.0) (1.1) CSI Miami 2.2 (2.2) (----) (2.4) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (----) (----) The Good Wife 1.8 (2.3) (2.1) (2.3) (2.5) (2.2) (2.5) (2.9) (----) (----) The Defenders 1.7 (2.0) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.9) (1.7) (2.0) (0.9) (----) CSI NY 1.7 (3.3) (1.4) (3.4) (2.2) (3.7) (2.0) (3.1) (2.7) (1.0) 60 Minutes 1.6 (1.8) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.8) (2.0) (2.2) (----) (----) Blue Bloods 1.4 (1.5) (1.4) (1.4) (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.4) (0.6) (----) Medium 1.3 (1.4) (1.1) (1.4) (1.1) (1.3) (----) (1.1) (1.1) (----) 48 Hours

* The Gwyneth Paltrow episode of “Glee” gave Fox the week’s top scripted hour. * Stick a fork in Mitch Hurwitz’s “Running Wilde.” Fox has begun running repeats of “Raising Hope” in its 9:30 “Wilde” slot, and Tuesday’s “Hope” repeat did better than the last three new episodes of “Wilde.”

How it compares to the other Fox shows: 18-49 finals (prior Tuesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 5.0 (4.6) (1.9) (4.9) (2.1) (4.7) (4.6) (5.9) (5.6) (1.7) Glee 4.0 (3.7) (----) (1.4) (3.6) (3.6) (4.0) (3.8) (4.2) (1.2) House 3.9 (3.7) (----) (1.7) (----) (3.0) (4.2) (3.7) (2.2) (2.9) The Simpsons 3.4 (3.8) (----) (2.0) (----) (3.4) (4.0) (4.5) (2.4) (2.1) Family Guy 3.1 (3.0) (----) (1.2) (----) (2.6) (3.1) (3.1) (----) (1.9) Cleveland Show 2.7 (1.4) (----) (----) (3.1) (3.0) (2.9) (2.9) (----) (----) Hell’s Kitchen 2.7 (2.5) (----) (2.4) (1.6) (2.5) (2.5) (3.1) (3.1) (----) Raising Hope 2.6 (2.5) (----) (----) (2.6) (2.7) (2.5) (2.7) (----) (1.0) Bones 2.5 (2.9) (----) (1.7) (----) (2.5) (3.0) (----) (----) (----) American Dad 1.9 (1.8) (----) (1.6) (1.9) (1.9) (2.1) (----) (----) (1.6) Lie To Me 1.7 (1.8) (----) (----) (2.0) (2.0) (1.9) (2.1) (0.7) (0.8) Fringe 1.7 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Raising Hope (9:30) ---- (1.3) (----) (----) (1.1) (1.4) (1.7) (1.9) (2.4) (----) Running Wilde 0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.5) (----) The Good Guys

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  • Nov. 17, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    ichi?

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Does anybody else find NOF to be, well, boring?

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Not enough happens in Parenthood

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I like it because the cast is good, but I can see why it isn't setting the ratings on fire. Unfortunately it isn't sensational enough.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Stargate: Universe

    by omgwtfbbqsauce

    Only took 27 episodes to get good. Maybe this isn't Stargate: Voyager...

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Parenthood is refreshing

    by darthvedder81

    I almost like that "not enough happens." I think modern TV (and movies for that matter) are way over-plotted. It's nice to have a show where things aren't wrapped up all tidily at the end of every episode—you know like life. It may not be "sensational" but it rewards you for watching over time (which is probably why the show is doomed–see "Freaks and Geeks"). I do think they need to drop the Lauren Graham/Baldwin brother stuff. It's perfunctory and boring. The family dynamic (especially Adam's) is what's most interesting to me.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    No Ordinary Family is pretty bad.

    by V'Shael

    But the Event is a lot worse, and it's pulling the same ratings.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    The 'hood cast

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Most of it is good, except the for autistic kid's mom, who is insufferable. Probably not fair to blame the character on her, though. I still wonder when they're going to insert the real Bonnie Bedelia into the cast, in place of her stunt double. Oh, wait, that's really her? Modern preservatives are (mostly) amazing.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    No Ordinary Family isn't advancing

    by HalJordanSuperstar

    It's been basically the same thing since the premiere. I'm too bored to bother watching it any longer.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Event: correctly named....

    by chromedome

    one single Event, probably at the end of the season. NOTHING eventful along the way. It's like that guy on the Apprentice said: this is The Apprentice, not the Apprenti... Guess NBC likes that theme: "This is The Event, not The Events"<p>And, seriously, the only thing they can really do with this president is have him interrogate prisoners personally, have him go unprotected in hospital wards with biohazard infectious passengers in regular, unsealed rooms?

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Stupid is as Stupid does--and it is still smarter than The Event

    by chromedome

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Still, I was surprised no one mentioned Amy Ackers role

    by V'Shael

    Normally Herc notifies everyone when an ex-Whedonite appears on some show.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Conan week 2 ratings?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Parenthood is quality all around.

    by DoctorWho?

    But gayness like Gwyneth and Glee will bring the masses to the troft everytime. I despise the Karaoke/American Idol standard of music the culture has been fed. It's pathetic. I love America but culturally... It's a wasteland.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Parenthood

    by dukeroberts

    Is Minka Kelly still on that? My god, she is gorgeous.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    @V'Shael: Especially on a show that already has one Whedonite

    by cookepuss

    NOF isn't horrible. It's just run of the mill. They're clearly building to something, but it's happening too slowly. As ordinary as NOF is, it's actually more interesting and enjoyable than the Event. The Event started off half-way decent for the first two episodes and then got super sucky. I'm not invested in the characters or the plot in the least. There's no focus and too many threads. It's one needless conspiracy after another, chased down with boring characters portrayed by 3rd rate actors. If I have to watch Jason Ritter pretend he's smart (or human) once more, I'll burst into flames. At least with, NOF, we can at least look at Julie Benz, Autumn Reeser, and the surprisingly 20-something Kay Panabaker whenever the story starts putting us to sleep.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    JuanSanchez...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Leno and Letterman hit 7.0 on Monday and Tuesday. Conan fell to 2.0 and 2.1 respectively.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    How about a Human Target talkback?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Seriously Herc, be a pal

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I'll have to admit, I enjoyed last night's Glee

    by mistergreen

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Human Target is on!

    by mistergreen

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    And Doctor Who was on Ferguson last night

    by mistergreen

    You guys dropped the ball on that one.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Parenthood has improved a bit

    by Bass Ackwards

    I still get frustrated by how when it slows down it just resorts to having the characters yell at each other. YELLING=DRAMA. But they've eased up on that, used to be every pairing would have work into some shallow excuse to start yelling at each other every episode, the first half hour would be set up, the second half would be arguing. Ended with a wordless montage to some adult contemporary hit to show how it all worked out. I have been in and out this season having grown bored with that formula from the first season, but I saw last weeks and I think an episode a week or two before that and was happily surprised that they invested in story and character development instead of lazy contrivances. Great cast, I hope the writing continues to develop to a level that the very capable actors deserve. Also, it's not Arrested Development, but I'm really enjoying Running Wilde and am sorry to see its getting so little love.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I like No Ordinary Family

    by Cinemanimetal

    I think it's been progressing just fine. I like what we've seen so far of the villains and as for the heroes I am enjoying how they are all dealing with their powers. I feel like it's leading to something that will be really cool and I'm enjoying the ride.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Tower Prep!

    by yabory

    it's actually not bad. i'm kinda digging it. there's plenty of mystery and enough shit being laid down for three or four seasons...

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Hope was hillarious

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Bert having to go around telling people he was a sex offender. More people should be watching this show, it's incredibley funny

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Also started watching Glee

    by Cinemanimetal

    Haven't watched anything from the first season of Glee, but I've been watching this season and its consistently the most fun show of the week for me. I just love how over the top it is. It doesn't care about being realistic, but will do anything to get laughs or cries or any kind of emotion. It's like nothing else on TV.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Raising Hope has got much better

    by Cinemanimetal

    I only watch it sometimes after Glee, but I'll admit that they are clearly aware of the problems with the show and are fixing them to make it better. Like last week they opened with the woman doing a funny song on the ukelele. She was funny except she had a dead tooth which wasn't really funny. This week they opened with her again, but minus the dead tooth. Her explanation was that she saw the episode of It's Always Sunny that had a dead tooth and realized it wasn't unique anymore. Thought that was a good reference and way to fix an unfunny aspect of the show.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Sons is the only good show on Tuesday.

    by shutupfanboy

    At least they got Abel back which does not negate the season. Curious to see who the body is in the desert? A lot of good stuff left to finish up with two episodes left.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    SG:U is great

    by mthrndr

    Stargate Universe is great. It's had a few misses, but the atmosphere and acting are top notch. The mysteries are compelling, and the campiness of the earlier series is completely gone. It feels like a first class, Next Generation / DS-9 production to me. In one or two seasons, I predict it to be a fan favorite.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    regarding the dead tooth on Raising Hope

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    That was supposed to be a one time joke back in the third episode, but the producers liked the actress and the character so much that they asked her back. Apparently the tooth joke wasn't funny the second or third time so they just wrote it out on last nights show. I agree that the explanation was pretty damn funny and smart

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCKITTY FUCK???

    by pushthebuttonmax

    I THOUGHT PARENTHOOD WAS ON HIATUS!! *runs to Hulu

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    TUESDAY TV SUCKS ACROSS THE BOARD

    by Cheif Brody

    That's a fact. I have loyalty to NOTHING on Tuesdays. I have to put new batteries in my remote on Tuesday nites for all the surfing I do. It ALL sucks. <p> I ended up settling on reruns of Tosh.0 last nite...which was far more enjoyable to me than fuckin Glee. Skimmed past Anarchy...tried to watch for 5 minutes (ok...3 mins)...but I was lost, so I moved on. <p> Anyways...Tuesday is a dead zone, IMO.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Bill Faulk...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    I agree about Russell Brand. He is annoying and boring.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    SGU has been awesome the past 2 ep's

    by lostboytexas

    I hope it keeps up the pace

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I'll admit, the singing part of Glee is pretty good

    by F-18

    but I couldn't give less of a shit about the storylines.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Glee will 'Ugly Betty' soon enough

    by FlandersBum

    The public will tire of the one trick pony, gimmicky show. The horribly written, cliche'd characters don't show any growth. Plotlines are predictable. The singing stuff will get old. And rating will fall.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Glee is great...most of the time

    by parissun

    Glee is a good show and it's not going anywhere so stop hoping. If you don't like it, don't watch it. It looks like NOF, Event and many other shows aren't long for this world. Too bad about NOF, it's actually a good show. It kinda has this ABC Sunday night movie of the week vibe to it. Ah the good old days. Anyway, the Event is turning in to a mess. It's just boring. People can complain about Lost teasing the audience all they want but it was never boring. How long can Fringe hang on? They may want to put it behind Glee to see if the ratings will increase. Doesn't matter to me, I watch SGU at 9:00pm on Tuesdays. It took a whole season but the show is actually pretty good now.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Syfy needs to reboot Farscape

    by parissun

    I just saw the ratings for SGU, not good at all. It's turned into a good show but how messed up are those ratings.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    GLEE is joy

    by The Alienist

    If you don't get it I feel sorry for you. And I totally don't mean that in the condescending "I-know-better-than-you" way. I honestly feel sorry for you.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Ordinary Family was pretty cool for a moment

    by David Cloverfield

    A woman in a wheelchair told the Mom, that she used to have powers too, and they'll kill them eventually. They danced back a few minutes later (she was toldto say that! OMG!), but that would've been some pretty cool storytelling "It's great, we have these powers. But we have a decade at most to make the most of it, then we'll die".

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Running Wilde, the libby lib show that failed...

    by Snake Foreskin

    What a hackneyed premise. I am glad that Americans have rejected this liberal agenda bullshit so resoundingly as of late. Let's hope the tidal wave of lefty nonsense has finally receded. Now we can begin the process of drying out and rebuilding.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    No Ordinary Family lost me with its crappy characters...

    by Snake Foreskin

    I didn't like any of them. Not one. The wife is the worst excuse for a female character I have seen in ages. What a selfish bitch! And the dad has been so emasculated, it's completely embarrassing to watch. The worst part is, even his "superhero" side is a loser. Complete and utter crap! If it goes black, it'll be good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Snake,

    by mayorofsmpleton

    Running Wilde failed because it's not funny and poorly written. Not because it's part of some "liberal agenda." Seriously? Raising Hope is easily the funniest half-hour on TV at the moment. Such a great show with a huge heart and a sick sense of humor. The dead tooth comment seemed like a nod to It's Always Sunny in that their dead tooth episode aired just weeks before RH's -- so I think that was a way for the producer's to pop in a joke letting the world know they didn't intend to "rip off" IASIP ;) Glee won't "ugly betty" out because it's way more than a one-trick pony. Some people like the comedy, others the relationship drama, others the music, etc... there's a little something for everyone and it's not difficult to find a character or two to relate to or enjoy. They're getting the balance just right these days. Parenthood is fantastic but I fear the slow build bothers some. It's very refreshing to not have a series based solely around plot contrivances, etc... it's a very smart and moving family drama... and yes -- "little" happens if you mean there are no pathetic love triangles or "idiot" plots -- just complicated familial relationships -- which I guess some people would rather not be reminded of when they watch TV (hits too close to home? TV is often escapism after all.) There a lot of shouting (not so much lately) but I find that a lot closer to how many families I know function. It would be nice if everyone had calm and collected arguments but realistically people get flustered and start shouting -- especially when the argument is with someone you love -- like a family member. The series is painfully realistic sometimes -- especially dealing with Adam/Christina's plight with Max and the hopelessness they feel in their situation. Lauren Graham also shows us she's more than just a Gilmore Girl by playing a very insecure mom trying to fix her past. The Good Wife is still one of the best shows on network TV but it's an odd duck. CBS is home to sitcoms and procedurals -- The Good Wife is more of a political thriller/family drama than it is a mindless procedural -- so it doesn't quite fix with CBSs typical demographic -- but it also turns off people who might otherwise watch but haven't sampled out of an assumption that it's just another "CBS procedural." It's a shame cause it's home to some of the most interesting stories and some astounding actors. I really hope this one can last at least another year or two.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I dropped No Ordinary Family.

    by BooBoosDaddy

    Last week was the final straw. When the grandparents showed up unannounced and decided to stay for a few days, then spent the time insulting the family--I was done. Chikki's character is so emasculated that he couldn't even say, "Why don't you get a motel?" or, "You should have called. We don't have room." Or, at the very least, "Don't crash my house for a few days and insult my family, you fucks." Deleted it from my DVR.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    TV just sucks lets admit it...

    by andrew coleman

    Glee is fun, Fringe and Human Target are bad ass but don't get enough attention. The rest is just the same. I find it funny some random idiot talking about Fox's "Liberal agenda"... Really you do know you're talking about Fox right? I'm sort of over people on here debating ratings since the numbers are just guesses and not real. Like the Letterman and Leno ratings vs. Conan... If Conan was on ABC or Fox I'd understand but he's on TBS. So you can't compare. Anyone who watches Tosh.0 is simply a Dane Cook fan who is afraid to say he likes Cook so he's moved on to that show. That guys comedy is basically the same and only frat guys like it. Also I liked Tosh.0 when it was called The Soup... Or Web Soup... So I just call it Tosh.Rip Off. TV just needs a change everything is the same. Brainless comedies sit a top the ratings followed by cop shows. I mean how much Navy crime can happen in one year alone? Stupid. I hold on to a couple shows I enjoy to watch but after that I hold very little hope for good television.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The problem November sweeps rankings ae so low...

    by Gislef_crow

    Is because a lot of shows aren't doing "events." NOF and The Event just kinda plod along. People supposedly watch more in November, but you got to give them something special to watch. Watching Hal Holbrook's face change is not a big life-changing climax, or a major attention grabber. Fringe at least seems to understand that. Smallville, also (John Glover returning, parallel Earth, evil Clark). Supernatural, not so much yet but there'll probably be a big reveal in next week's "Caged Heat." Give us spectacle or a cliffhanger, but NOF and The Event do neither.<p> Tower Prep, as noted, isn't a bad show. I could live without the "kids morale message of the week," but they are stacking up mysteries and teasers in a way that The Event and NOF could take some tips from.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Is "Life Unexpected" showing any signs of ratings improvement?

    by KazamaSmokers

    Because it is better-written than most of the other shows on TV, and it's a shame that it is getting lost in the schedule.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Hey Snake Foreskin...

    by KazamaSmokers

    Here's a little advice: From my own observation, anyone who sports a genitalia-related moniker *and* jumps straight for the talk-radio-conservatively-correct talking points when there is zero evidence they apply... is almost always a self-loathing closet case. 99.9% of the time. Really.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    NOF

    by Hedgehog000

    I agree that the grandparent episode may have been the last straw. It's a shame because I think the concept, the setup, and even the characters were all good. They need to get away from Dad trying to stop some random bad guy and Mom always whining about how they're using their powers.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    PrestigeWorldwide...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    You ask to "stop with the Goddamn politics already" -- and then proceed to spew all sorts of hate and ridicule on "Repugs?" <p>JESUS CHRIST -- you are a stupid and hypocritical mothafucker! </p> <p>Liberals are the fanatical fools who bring up politics in the TB -- and then liberals whine about it when Conservatives pop back. </p><p> It must really irk you to realize that only 18% of the nation considers themselves "liberal" -- and the other 82% of us are Moderates and Conservatives. </p><p>Go cool off by fucking yourself with your plastic Obama dildo, bitch. Then come back with more of your mindless liberal rants that constantly whine about anyone who disagrees with you as being "Taliban Nazis." </p><p>Damn, you're a DICK. I guess that you are just following the leader -- because Obama is a pompous dick too.</p>

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Didn't NOF get a full season order?

    by MapMan

    I thought I read that somewhere. <p>Anyhoo, I finally figured out that NOF is really just a family friendly kid's show. That's who it's geared to and why it's plodding along at a snails pace.</p> <p>Anyone looking for a good weekly super-hero show better move along. This ain't it.</p>

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Herc - RE: Bloom County

    by MapMan

    Who won the contest? Was there an update posted?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    PrestigeWorldwide...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Hi ASSHOLE. Try looking up the polls about ideology over at Gallup and the NY Times. Even the most liberal polls will admit that liberals are less than 25% of the nation. The rest of us are Moderates and Conservatives. <p>"Wrong side of history?" Keep spewing that nasty and ridiculous propaganda. Mama Pelosi must be so proud of her little baby trying to become a man! </p> BTW, you are an Asshole.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Ratings don't matter

    by MJDeViant

    when you just buy the dvds and re-watch them over and over.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by Al Swearengen

    You and that heathen cocksucker, MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse, should get a fuckin' room and explore each other's conservative assholes together. Make sure you grease up your piles though...can't imagine getting stuck mid-thrust whilst grabbin' ankle.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    No Ordinary Family

    by Jaka

    I had like, five or six episodes on the DVR but couldn't bring myself to watch them. Deleted and canceled the series recording. Only reason I was going to check it out was because of the woman from Angel/Dexter. Otherwise, I really wasn't that interested.

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