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Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 2011
(18-49 finals; repeats in grey; prior weeks in parentheses)
4.5 (4.9) (5.0) (2.5) Big Bang Theory
4.0 (3.9) (4.3) (---) The X Factor
3.7 (3.8) (3.5) (3.8) Jersey Shore
3.2 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball
3.2 (3.5) (3.9) (1.4) The Office
3.1 (3.6) (4.3) (1.0) Grey’s Anatomy
2.7 (2.6) (2.8) (1.5) Mentalist
2.6 (2.7) (3.1) (---) Person of Interest
2.5 (2.7) (---) (---) How/Gentleman
2.3 (2.5) (3.3) (---) Whitney
2.1 (2.8) (---) (---) Private Practice
1.9 (2.1) (2.1) (---) Parks and Recreation
1.5 (1.8) (1.7) (0.6) Community
1.5 (1.5) (1.8) (---) Prime Suspect
1.2 (1.5) (2.1) (---) Charlie’s Angels
1.2 (1.3) (1.2) (1.5) Vampire Diaries
1.1 (1.3) (1.2) (1.4) It’s Always Sunny
1.0 (0.9) (0.8) (1.2) Project Runway
0.9 (1.0) (0.8) (---) College Football
0.9 (---) (---) (---) The League
0.8 (1.0) (0.9) (1.3) Secret Circle
0.7 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) Children’s Hospital
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Gabriel Inglesias
0.6 (---) (---) (---) Aqua Unit Patrol Squad
0.6 (---) (0.6) (0.6) Daily Show
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) NTSF:SD:SUV
0.6 (---) (---) (---) Tosh.0
0.5 (---) (---) (---) After The Runway
0.5 (0.4) (---) (0.5) Chopped
0.5 (0.5) (0.4) (---) Colbert Report
0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) Impact Wrestling
0.5 (0.4) (---) (---) Sweet Genius
0.4 (0.4) (---) (---) American Underworld
0.4 (---) (---) (---) Chelsea Lately
0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (---) Conan
0.4 (---) (---) (---) Hockey
0.3 (0.4) (---) (---) After The First 48
0.3 (---) (---) (0.4) House Hunters
0.3 (0.3) (---) (---) My First Place
0.3 (---) (---) (---) 20 Most Shocking

* Once again, basic cable’s “Jersey Shore” beat the networks’ 10 p.m. programming.

* CBS confirmed Friday it is shutting down production of  “How To Be A Gentleman” after nine episodes and exiling the series to Saturdays.  Its timeslot after "Big Bang" is going to "Rules of Engagement."  There was concern "Gentlemen" was dragging down Bad Robot’s “Person of Interest”? “Criminal Minds,” at least, improved on its “Person” lead-in to overtake “Private Practice” for the first time this season.

CBS Adults 18-49
6.2 (7.4) (10.7)(1.2) 2½ Men
4.5 (4.9) (5.0) (2.5) Big Bang Theory
4.5 (4.5) (5.0) (1.2) How I Met Your Mother
4.5 (4.6) (7.1) (---) 2 Broke Girls
4.3 (4.8) (---) (---) Mike & Molly
4.2 (5.2) (4.3) (1.7) NCIS
3.8 (3.6) (4.1) (---) Criminal Minds
3.5 (2.3) (2.9) (1.3) 60 Minutes
3.4 (3.6) (3.6) (1.7) NCIS LA
3.2 (3.0) (---) (---) Amazing Race
3.2 (3.3) (3.4) (---) Hawaii Five-0
3.1 (3.2) (3.2) (3.4) Survivor
2.9 (3.1) (3.2) (---) CSI
2.7 (2.6) (2.8) (1.5) The Mentalist
2.6 (2.7) (3.1) (---) Person of Interest
2.5 (2.7) (---) (---) How/Gentleman
2.5 (2.5) (2.9) (---) Unforgettable

2.4 (2.3) (1.1) (---) CSI Miami
2.2 (2.2) (1.1) (0.9) The Good Wife
1.8 (2.0) (0.9) (0.8) Blue Bloods
1.7 (1.8) (0.8) (0.7) CSI NY
1.2 (1.4) (---) (---) A Gifted Man

* The Thursday edition of “X Factor” hit its first uptick. It’s not doing “Idol” business but it’s clearly a huge boon for Fox.

Fox Adults 18-49
4.3 (4.5) (4.8) (---) New Girl
4.1 (4.1) (4.4) (---) The X Factor (We)
4.0 (3.9) (4.3) (---) The X Factor (Th)
3.9 (---) (---) (---) House
3.6 (3.7) (4.0) (1.0) Glee
3.5 (4.1) (---) (1.9) Family Guy
3.1 (3.1) (---) (---) Terra Nova
3.0 (3.9) (---) (2.4) The Simpsons
2.9 (2.9) (3.1) (0.8) Raising Hope
2.7 (3.0) (---) (---) American Dad
2.6 (3.1) (---) (---) Cleveland Show
2.2 (---) (---) (---) Raising Hope (We)
1.7 (1.6) (1.0) (0.9) Kitchen Nightmares
1.2 (1.5) (0.6) (0.6) Fringe
--- (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) Cops

* “Charlie’s Angels,” already ABC’s lowest rated scripted show, is now the network’s lowest-rated show of any stripe. It tied “Vampire Diaries” for last place at 8 p.m.

* “Grey’s Anatomy” is sliding hard against “X Factor,” and dragging “Private Practice” down with it. “Grey’s” was in fourth place at 9 p.m. behind “X,” the TBS baseball game and NBC’s Carell-free “Office.”

ABC Adults 18-49
5.7 (5.7) (6.1) (1.8) Modern Family
3.1 (3.3) (4.0) (---) Dancing With The Stars (Tu)
3.1 (3.6) (4.3) (1.0) Grey’s Anatomy
3.1 (3.3) (---) (---) Suburgatory
3.0 (3.2) (---) (---) Desperate Housewives
2.9 (2.9) (2.9) (---) Dancing/Stars (Tu)
2.8 (3.1) (---) (---) Happy Endings
2.8 (2.7) (3.1) (1.3) The Middle
2.6 (3.1) (---) (---) Pan Am
2.5 (3.1) (3.2) (---) Castle
2.4 (2.7) (3.3) (---) Revenge
2.1 (2.3) (1.4) (1.1) Extreme MHE
2.1 (2.8) (---) (---) Private Practice
2.0 (1.8) (2.2) (---) Body of Proof
1.8 (2.2) (3.0) (---) Saturday Football
1.5 (---) (1.2) (1.2) AFH Videos
1.2 (1.0) (1.2) (1.0) 20/20
1.2 (1.5) (2.1) (---) Charlie’s Angels

* Laughtrack-happy “Whitney” is now tied with “Up All Night,” which, significantly, does not benefit from “The Office” as its lead-in. “Community” continues to get the shit beat out of it by “Big Bang Theory,” but at least “Prime Suspect” didn’t lose any ground this week.

NBC Adults 18-49
7.7 (8.3)(10.0)(10.7) Sunday Night Football
3.2 (3.5) (3.9) (1.4) The Office
2.3 (2.1) (2.3) (3.7) Up All Night
2.3 (2.5) (3.3) (---) Whitney
2.1 (2.3) (3.6) (---) Biggest Loser
2.1 (2.1) (2.4) (---) Law & Order SVU
2.0 (2.2) (2.1) (2.2) Parenthood
1.9 (2.1) (2.1) (---) Parks and Recreation
1.8 (1.7) (1.9) (---) Sing-Off
1.6 (2.0) (1.5) (1.8) Dateline
1.5 (1.8) (1.7) (0.6) Community
1.5 (1.5) (1.8) (---) Prime Suspect

1.2 (1.2) (1.2) (---) Harry’s Law
1.2 (1.3) (1.6) (---) Playboy Club
1.0 (1.0) (1.3) (2.1) Free Agents

“Secret Circle” hit a personal low Thursday, but is still tied with “Hart of Dixie” as The CW’s highest-rated new show.

CW Adults 18-49
1.2 (1.3) (1.2) (1.5) Vampire Diaries
0.8 (0.8) (---) (---) Hart of Dixie
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.9) Next Top Model
0.8 (1.0) (0.9) (1.3) Secret Circle
0.7 (0.7) (---) (---) Gossip Girl
0.7 (0.8) (---) (0.3) Supernatural
0.6 (0.6) (---) (0.3) Nikita
0.6 (0.9) (0.9) (1.2) Ringer
0.4 (0.6) (0.4) (0.6) H8R

Cable Shows With Better Ratings Than “Ringer”
4.5 (7.2) (4.8) (6.3) Monday Night Football
3.7 (3.8) (3.5) (3.8) Jersey Shore
3.2 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (Th)
2.4 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (Tu)
2.1 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (Mo)
1.9 (1.7) (1.9) (2.0) Sons of Anarchy
1.7 (1.7) (1.9) (0.9) Tosh.0
1.7 (1.6) (1.6) (1.4) WWE Entertainment
1.6 (---) (---) (---) American Horror Story
1.5 (---) (---) (---) South Park
1.4 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (Fr)
1.4 (1.7) (2.3) (1.9) Teen Mom
1.3 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (We)
1.3 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball (Su)
1.2 (---) (1.5) (1.3) Real Housewives NJ
1.1 (1.0) (1.2) (0.9) American Chopper
1.1 (1.3) (---) (---) Boardwalk Empire
1.1 (---) (---) (---) Dexter
1.1 (1.2) (---) (---) Sister Wives
1.1 (0.9) (---) (1.0) Hardcore Pawn
1.1 (1.3) (1.2) (1.4) It’s Always Sunny
1.0 (0.9) (---) (---) Bad Girls Club
1.0 (0.9) (---) (---) Real Housewives BH
1.0 (0.9) (0.8) (1.2) Project Runway
1.0 (---) (0.7) (1.9) Storage Wars
1.0 (1.0) (1.4) (---) Workaholics
0.9 (1.0) (0.8) (---) College Football
0.9 (---) (---) (---) Gene Simmons
0.9 (0.8) (0.6) (0.7) Ghost Hunters
0.9 (---) (---) (---) The League
0.9 (1.1) (0.7) (1.0) WWE Smackdown
0.8 (0.9) (0.7) (0.7) Basketball Wives LA
0.8 (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) Breaking Bad
0.8 (1.0) (0.7) (0.8) Chopped
0.8 (---) (---) (---) Halloween Wars
0.8 (0.9) (---) (---) Kendra
0.8 (0.8) (---) (---) Mythbusters
0.8 (---) (0.7) (0.9) Ridiculousness
0.7 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) Children’s Hospital
0.7 (0.7) (---) (0.8) Dance Moms
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Gabriel Inglesias
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Halloweentown
0.7 (0.7) (1.0) (---) IRT Deadliest
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Jessie
0.7 (---) (---) (---) LPBW Big Changes
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Phineas & Ferb
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Pretend Time
0.7 (1.2) (---) (---) Real World
0.7 (---) (0.8) (0.8) Top Shot
0.7 (1.0) (0.9) (---) Ultimate Fighter

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  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Parks and Rec

    by hspahr

    Who is not watching this show? First three eps this season have been super funny.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Community and Parks

    by MJDeViant

    I cannot understand why people don't like these shows more. They are so solid every week. Community is constantly being inventive no other show has it's sense of humor while Parks and Rec has far more likable characters than most shows and beats The Office every week IMO. Most of the other shows are just rehashes and safe and boring with jokes you can see coming from a mile away. They all scream sitcom so badly to me that I find them very annoying to watch. Especially laugh-tracked shows. 30 Rock (whenever that returns), Parks and Rec and Community are my trifecta of "doing it right."

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Nope don't buy it...

    by Andrew Coleman

    First off you can like triple the ratings for sports since most people watch that stuff at bars. Also not that many people watch that piece of shit called Big Bang Theory... No fucking way. Who does CBS pay to get these "ratings". Time for a system change. Most people I know watch Community and the NBC line up.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    You mean "Thursday"

    by aversiontherapy2

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Thank god that shitty Whitney collapsed

    by OutsideChance

    Now maybe NBC can nove Parks there and save it

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    why does every DVR not have a nielson box?

    by Chaz

    i never miss community and parks & rec. community has been a little "meh" this season, but p&r is still top notch. ridiculous. move them to a night with less competition if need be.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I am not worried about Community & Parks/Rec

    by buffywrestling

    NBC - like always - has bigger problems. Both shows have core groups that will follow either show to any other night. The more cancellations that NBC has this year for new projects, the better it looks for both recurring series returning next year. Long live Pawnee & Greendale.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    NBC stupidly already gave Whitney a full season order

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Collapses" = "ties another one of NBC's highest-rated shows

    by NinjaRap

    Yeah, Whitney's a loooooong way from failure despite being a steaming piece of shit. I thought that this terrible show was a foregone conclusion to bomb, but people really seem to be watching it, further cementing my lack of faith in humanity.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    RE: ninjarap

    by Incomplete Gamer

    A large part of Whitney's audience comes from people sticking around after The Office (NBC's top rated scripted show). Both Community and Parks & Rec were earning much higher ratings in the post-Office time slot.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Community has sucked lately it deserves that 1.5

    by Saen

    Thursdays was so terrible. The Chang storylines are so pointless and awful and unfunny they ruin what the main plot can accomplish, which itself was rather weak last episode too. The best scene in the whole episode was M.K.W. telling Magnitude they were laughing at him not with him, that was it. They need to get back to doing storys around just the core group, and they need to get Alison Brie in hotter outfits!

  • Oct. 8, 2011, midnight CST

    Anyone not miss Michael on the Office?

    by MrBoinfoint

    It's weird. It's like the six episodes at the end of last season eased me off him. I think Ed Helms is great as Boss-Andy. I'm really enjoying everyone getting more time in the ensemble. And I recently saw an old re-run on TNT or something and saw Steve Carrell in the credits and actually said 'Ah geez -- this guy.' Yep. Kinda think Office may be better off without him, and he should've left a season or two sooner.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Thanks for posting these ratings.

    by kabong

    I enjoy the seasonal death watch of TV series.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by cptrios

    I don't miss Michael either. The show, I think, has always been much more of an ensemble thing than anyone realizes given Michael's dominant role. If anything, I think Jim or Dwight would be a much bigger loss. What also makes me miss him a bit less is that the show in general has declined a lot in the last couple of seasons. This season it feels a lot fresher.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I know CSI is played out for a lot of people...

    by Jaka

    ...but if you have a long term attachment to those characters (and I do), this season has actually been really good so far. A definite improvement over last season, which I would often leave on the DVR for three or four weeks before watching. The last two weeks I've actually watched the show "live". Ted Danson has made a difference, but its not just that. The writing (and possibly directing) is better this season, too. It just feels like all parties involved really care again.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Here's how you save Charlie's Angels...

    by Meta

    Have the get anally raped by the cast of Modern Family. Great crossover will bring in big ratings.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:04 a.m. CST


    by john

    you are wrong about big bang not sure why so many here hate is great light comedy and mayim is very funny i probably wouldve stopped watching had she not joined the cast

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Terrible ratings for Community

    by supertoyslast

    I had hoped that the small uptick last week would turn into steady ratings for Community - not this collapse. I really want to see a fourth season to complete Jeff's four-year course. But this seems so unlikely I now just want it to avoid Arrested Development's third season fate of having episodes cut back. This episode was pretty poor. The idea of the group's dynamic being destructive was an interesting one, but probably a bit dark to introduce so early on in the season. And Chang's storyline just felt pointless. I'm kinda sad to see the head security guy from Running Wilde go as I quite liked him. But I have faith that the Halloween episode will be as awesome as ever. They also need more from John Goodman pretty soon. NBC's ratings as a whole are awful. Their 2nd-highest-rating scripted series wouldn't even get into the top half of the other networks' lists. I'm not sure if this helps Community because other NBC shows are doing even worse, or if it's bad for them because it becomes tempting just to wipe the entire slate clean apart from a couple of top shows.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Interesting that Chelsea ties Conan these days.

    by hulkdog

    There's gotta be a huge difference in the cost of production for those two shows.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Chang needs to go

    by sofaking

    I can see why their ratings aren't good and this might be the last season. Even as a fan of Community, I become less and less amused by Chang as each season rolls by. He takes away screen time from much funnier characters.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Chang was great as the Spanish teacher.

    by obi_juan

    Been kinda downhill since. Now he's just retarded.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad...

    by BeMoreFunny

    I had no idea how low the ratings are for that show. Wow. Good for AMC ignoring that bullshit and keeping it on.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    The Office - mrboinfoint & cptrios

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    I agree with you both, but for different reasons. I think that your right about Dwight and Jim being important and how it is an ensable. At the same time I think that Michael was important, and part of the reason that Andy is so great is that he seems to do kind of the same thing as Michael in his own way. Both characters really loved their staff and tried to go out of their way to help them, but they are both kind of freaks and very insecure and always try to overcompisate for their failings. They are also very clueless. This gives all of the other characters, but in particular Jim and Dwight the chance to play off of them since Jim is the only one there who actually knows what hes doing and Dwight is such a powerhungry freak.

  • P&R and Community continue to dip into abysmal ratings land each week. Even Parenthood which is a good show, is on the verge of dipping into the 1's. NBC is just in really bad shape, they would kill for half of their shows to have Gentleman's lame 2.5 rating. They really should just scrap the entire lineup except The Office and try to reboot their network image next season. Office is their only scripted series that is doing anything and it's really sad that people seem to only tune into that show and then avoid the rest of the network like the plague the rest of the night. By midseason half of their shows will likely be getting beaten by the CW's best.

  • Unless you know roughly 100 million people, how is gauging a show's popularity based on what you and your friends watch a more reliable sampling than what Nielsen does?

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Re: Charlies Angels-No Bras=Higher Ratings and $$$

    by Jobacca

    Trust me...folks in the 70's werent tuning in to see Farrah Fawcetts hair. It is a scientifically proven fact that Jennifer Anistons nipples kept FRIENDS on the air at least 3 season longer than it would have been had she worn a bra.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    myphisdoom is right

    by dukeroberts

    Big Bang Theory is a piece of shit. In fact, it is a steaming pile of shit.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Do Lead-Ins even Matter anymore?

    by evolution1085

    In the age of DVR, Hulu, and Torrenting the crap out of shows (I have 8 shows on Thursdays), the concept of lead-ins seem to only really work for old people who can't change the channels and CSI/NCIS zombies, both groups not exactly craved by advertisers.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Fact: NBC's schedule is programmed by chimps

    by SifoDyasJr

    And has been at least since the Leno in Primetime debacle. Overheard in the boardroom at every fall schedule meeting: "Let's put all of our good shows in crappy time slots then put our worst shows in the good time slots." Then the programming executives proceed to fling feces at each other.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I just want Revenge to last

    by thelordofhell

    Emily VanCamp is yummy

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, restyles, on THE BIG BANG THEORY

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Those who hate it so much seem to be missing the point. It's a hilarious show about geeking out on absolutely everything that doesn't make its characters a bunch of cynical asshole nerds who hate everything, like so many geeks and/or AICN talkbackers. And Mayim Biyalik is perfectly cast. But, I also love IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY, LOUIE, PARKS & REC, COMMUNITY and 30 ROCK. You don't have to hate everything to really enjoy just ONE thing.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    On TBBT...

    by BrannigansLaw

    I watch some eps twice in a row. That's how much it makes me laugh. I'm okay with it the idea that some of you "too cool dudes" may think that I have no taste. I actually feel sorry for you that you don't find the show funny. You're really missing out.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    bob loblaw law blog ty

    by john

    really dont get the hate especially since the show glorifies geek culture

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    anyone else notice Duquan on the office?

    by tbransonlives

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Missing out on BBT

    by thedottedlion

    The only thing you're missing out on by not watching is the ongoing mystery of why it does better than damn near everything else on tv.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Big Bang Theory is Funny

    by DavidBanner

    No one needs to apologize for liking this show. It's funny. I just couldn't take Community. Good cast, but the show fell flat for me. And Parks & Rashida Jones! Can't take Amy Poehler.

  • I welcome the inevitable cancellation of the steaming shitpile that is Charlie's Angels though. And How to be a Gentlemen is so bad it could have been a fictional Johnny Drama show, and fully deserves the quick death it has coming. Whitney is awful too, but it'll be around for a while yet. Don't see it getting a second season though, thank God. I also expect the continual ratings decline of Two and a Half Men as well, with each episode doing significantly less well than the last. I don't expect another season...

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 4:41 a.m. CST

    the only reason to watch

    by emeraldboy

    to watch the big bang theory is jim parsons. and the cute bloke, katey culuco. all the cast sparkle when parsons is on screen. I saw it last night and I swear john Galecki formely of roseanne supressed a laugh when on screen with parsons.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Fuck Simon Cowell

    by The_Red_Avenger

    This twat has ruined British TV - it's because of him that good scripted shows don't stand a chance because all the execs can see is shitty talent and reality shows. Fuck him off. Don't watch X-Factor or if you do - be prepared for the next 10 years of Christmas Number 1's being from this shit show. You have been warned.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The Mentalist and Criminal Minds - not that similar.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by StoryFirst

    Why is no-one watching either Nikita or Vampire Diaries?? Both are great shows!! Vampire Diaries especially is good and is nothing like the trite Twilight. I just don't understand why Jersey Shore can win in the ratings whilst good shows fall's just weird.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by CCon99

    TVD still does pretty good for CW, it's by far their highest rated show and in some cases even beats some of NBC's lower rated shows. It's definitely not in any trouble unless the CW ends up shutting down for some reason. Nikita on the other hand, was really lucky to get a 2nd season and doesn't appear to be doing any better this season. Which is a shame, because so far this season it's 10x better then last season already. They just took way to long getting the story anywhere in season 1 and a lot of the episodes just repeated a similar formula that got old and cost them viewers. Only bright spot for Nikita is its ratings are only a tick or 2 below most of their other shows and Nikita is getting those numbers on Friday nights. So I guess it will come down to how expensive the show is and how happy they are with those ratings on a Friday.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    The reason some TBers hate TBBT...

    by Chris Moody because they are nerds who aren't as intelligent as the characters on the show. However, they have the same difficult time with having a life. It is a shame that Community has to go up against those shows. I wish that NBC would move Community to Monday nights...or any other time that it wasn't up against major shows.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Whitney needs to go.

    by Isaac R.

    The first epi. was ok but that's it. She reminded me of a girl I used to date last week. Not in a good way either.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by Darklighter

    You sir are an idiot then...The Office is fucking TERRIBLE with out Carrell. Completely jumped the shark. Oh and you morons that like Community? Please for the love of God go eat a dick, the show is a travesty of unfunny. Not that The Geek show is better but they are on equal par of television shown in Hell.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Glad to see Whitney dying.

    by ZodNotGod

    That chick is NOT funny. She's ugly and a laugh track for every stinking line is not good comedy. Community is weak this season. Hope it improves. The Big Bang Theory is NOT funny either. Again, laugh tracks for every stinking line is not funny and the characters are weak douches. I'm a geek, I'm a Star Wars, Trek, whatever geek, but these freaks are not accurate. Maybe accurate, just not funny. It's writen by hacks who know a geek and then glom info from them. Instead of it being writen by actual geeks, which I don't know if it would help. It's terrible no matter how u slice it . The main skinny dude is obnoxious.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Ditto to the Office!

    by ZodNotGod

    Michael is not missed. I was hoping he would leave as he was bringing tthe show down and entering Sociopath territory. I see the Office being like "Cheers,"- Diane and post Diane years. I prefer the Diane years.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    I watch Whitney just to see her in slutty outfits


    that broad makes me all warm and fuzzy

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Big Bang not funny?


    Seems like a shit load of TV watchers disagree. Besides, The Office is stale like an old loaf of bread. Make Pam sexy (prego or not) and make the receptionist a bit whooorish (best Danny Devito voice) and I'd watch The Office.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Snow Is Fun

    It really is sad that so few people are able to appreciate Community. It is honestly the smartest, funniest, most charming show currently on the air. That and Parks and Rec make Thursday night television worth watching. I actually don't mind The Big Bang Theory, but it is not even in the same LEAGUE as Community. How anyone could be faced with making a choice between watching Community and watching TBBT and end up choosing TBBT demonstrates and incredible lack of both taste and sanity. Again, I actually watch TBBT (on Hulu) and enjoy it for what it is, but what it is a nothing when compared against Community.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Make Pam sexy and make the receptionist a bit whooorish

    by Mr. Giant

    Big Bang fans, ladies and gentlemen! Kind of funny how people like restyles defends the show as "great," then mentions he was getting ready to stop watching it.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    RE: by big_bad_wolf_in_caps

    by ZodNotGod

    Big Bang not funny? by big_bad_wolf_in_caps Seems like a shit load of TV watchers disagree. MEANS DICK. These are same, boring, toothless, drooling, uninspired, unfunny cocks that keep watching Jay Leno.

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I like, or have liked TBBT, Community, Parks, 30rock etc

    by Lucidz

    I also like Californication, Episodes, and I'm trying to muscle my way through Shameless. Also, I just reopened the arrested development box set and started tacking an episode or two on at the end of every night. TBBT is funny, and light hearted, and sweet. No one on the show has a bad bone in their body, and I like that. Yes Chuck Lorre is in charge of that and 2.5 piles of crap, now with enhanced Kutcherhorribleness. I hate 2.5 jabronies more than I can possibly say, but like TBBT. Oh well. Parks this week was great, last week was eh, first one was good. Community has been DOA every episode this season, and I'm an unabashed apologist for the show. I really just wanted to beat the hell out of all of them after what they did to Todd. Not funny. Mean. Not even funny mean. 30 rock has been sliding too. I found myself laughing less and less and less. The Tracy Jordan Africa thing was about as funny as African starvation. I can't wait for episodes to come back though. I never, ever thought I would like Matt Leblanc. I feel dirty even typing it...

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Why isnt KENDRA at the top of every list?

    by Knobules

    The best drama on TV. Period. Epic in scope, well written, brilliantly acted and directed. A true TV classic. Oh that's right. Because its about some stupid bottle blonde who doesn't want to get fat. Thats about it. Or is that Hollys world? A show about a stupid bottle blond who doesnt want to get fat. Oh wait, its Kardashians, A show about stupid fat girls who dont want to get fat..