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J-Lower!!
One Decade Later, AMERICAN IDOL Finally Falls From #1!!
Plus See How SMASH, ALCATRAZ, WALKING DEAD, PERSON OF INTEREST And THE RIVER Are Doing!! Ratings!!

Published at: Feb. 25, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

TOP TEN
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
6.0 (6.0) (6.7)(16.3) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Voice
5.3 (5.1) (5.6) (5.5) (5.5) (5.3) (5.3) (3.5) (2.8) Big Bang Theory
5.1 (6.1) (6.1) (6.0) (6.5) (7.4) (---) (---) (---) American Idol (We)
4.8 (4.7) (5.5) (2.7) (2.5) (5.1) (5.1) (5.7) (1.9) Modern Family
4.5 (5.1) (5.8) (5.5) (5.5) (5.7) (---) (---) (---) American Idol (Th)
4.2 (3.9) (4.3) (3.0) (2.9) (4.6) (2.3) (4.5) (2.4) Two and a Half Men
4.0 (3.8) (4.3) (2.7) (2.6) (4.6) (2.4) (4.4) (1.9) 2 Broke Girls
3.8 (3.4) (4.0) (2.5) (2.3) (4.4) (2.2) (3.9) (1.8) How I Met/Mother
3.6 (3.9) (4.2) (2.0) (2.1) (2.2) (4.1) (4.1) (2.1) NCIS
3.6 (4.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Walking Dead

* “The Voice” has done what “The X-Factor” could not. It has broken “American Idol’s” decade-long reign as America’s number-one series.

* Another first: “Big Bang Theory” beat the Thursday edition of “Idol” at 8 p.m. Was “Idol’s” re-hiring of producer Nigel Lythgoe a colossal waste of money? How low will be the ratings for the “Idol Gives Back” episode?

NBC
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
6.0 (6.0) (6.7)(16.3) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Voice
2.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Celebrity Apprentice
2.6 (2.3) (2.5) (2.8) (---) (3.0) (2.9) (1.1) (0.9) The Office
2.3 (2.1) (2.3) (2.1) (2.1) (2.3) (2.4) (2.4) (0.9) Biggest Loser
2.3 (2.8) (3.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Smash
1.7 (1.6) (1.7) (0.7) (---) (1.7) (1.7) (1.7) (0.7) Parenthood

1.7 (1.7) (---) (1.7) (1.7) (1.9) (1.9) (0.9) (0.7) Parks and Recreation
1.7 (1.5) (1.7) (1.8) (1.4) (1.9) (2.0) (0.7) (0.7) Up All Night
--- (1.6) (1.4) (---) (1.8) (1.4) (0.6) (0.6) (0.8) Grimm
1.6 (1.7) (2.0) (1.4) (1.1) (1.8) (2.0) (1.1) (0.9) Law & Order SVU
1.5 (1.5) (1.6) (1.3) (1.8) (1.6) (1.8) (---) (---) 30 Rock
1.5 (1.7) (1.5) (1.7) (1.4) (1.6) (2.0) (1.0) (0.9) Whitney
1.3 (1.4) (1.5) (1.7) (1.4) (1.7) (2.3) (---) (---) Are You/Chelsea?
--- (1.3) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Who Do/You Are?
1.1 (1.5) (1.1) (1.2) (1.4) (1.3) (1.4) (1.2) (0.8) Dateline (Fr)
--- (---) (---) (---) (---) (1.1) (1.2) (0.8) (---) Harry’s Law
0.5 (---) (---) (0.8) (1.0) (0.9) (1.0) (---) (---) The Firm

* Thanks to “Idol’s” precipitous slide, NBC (!) now has the number-one show on TV. What??

* And while “Voice” is holding its audience, “Smash” continues to take a nasty slide. “Smash” is no longer “Glee” for adults; it’s “Glee” without the big audience. I would not expect NBC to waste that super-valuable 10 p.m. post-“Voice” slot when “The Voice” returns this fall.

* Both “Celebrity Apprentice” and the post-Carell “Office” are doing way worse than they did last year around this time. Has American caught on to what a dim swine Donald Trump is? Have we seen Robert California since the start of sweeps?

* What a difference .01 makes when your show airs on NBC! When “Parenthood” slid to a season (series?) low of 1.6 last week, I sensed it vulnerable to cancellation. But now that it has rebounded to 1.7 it’s back in to upper half of NBC’s slate.

CBS
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
5.3 (5.1) (5.6) (5.5) (5.5) (5.3) (5.3) (3.5) (2.8) Big Bang Theory
4.2 (3.9) (4.3) (3.0) (2.9) (4.6) (2.3) (4.5) (2.4) Two and a Half Men
4.0 (3.8) (4.3) (2.7) (2.6) (4.6) (2.4) (4.4) (1.9) 2 Broke Girls
3.8 (3.4) (4.0) (2.5) (2.3) (4.4) (2.2) (3.9) (1.8) How/Mother
3.6 (3.9) (4.2) (2.0) (2.1) (2.2) (4.1) (4.1) (2.1) NCIS
3.4 (3.4) (3.4) (2.3) (2.4) (3.8) (2.3) (3.8) (2.1) Mike & Molly
3.1 (3.1) (3.3) (2.1) (3.7) (3.2) (1.8) (2.0) (2.4) Criminal Minds
3.1 (2.8) (3.3) (3.3) (2.1) (3.2) (3.2) (1.8) (1.7) Person of Interest
2.9 (2.6) (2.5) (1.5) (3.4) (2.8) (---) (1.7) (2.1) CSI
2.9 (2.7) (2.7) (1.7) (1.6) (2.8) (1.6) (2.9) (1.6) Hawaii Five-0
2.9 (3.2) (3.3) (3.3) (3.5) (3.5) (4.1) (---) (---) Rob
2.8 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Amazing Race
2.8 (3.1) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Survivor
2.7 (3.2) (3.1) (1.8) (---) (1.7) (3.3) (3.5) (---) NCIS LA
2.6 (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (1.9) (3.0) (2.7) (1.9) (1.7) The Mentalist
2.4 (---) (0.5) (3.0) (2.3) (3.0) (---) (---) (---) Undercover Boss
2.2 (---) (0.6) (2.3) (1.2) (1.5) (2.6) (1.2) (0.9) CSI Miami
2.1 (---) (---) (2.2) (1.1) (2.0) (2.7) (1.1) (0.6) The Good Wife
2.0 (2.3) (2.2) (1.4) (---) (1.5) (2.1) (2.6) (---) Unforgettable
1.8 (2.8) (0.5) (1.5) (1.5) (1.5) (4.8) (2.9) (0.9) 60 Minutes
--- (1.7) (1.6) (1.2) (1.1) (1.7) (1.8) (1.2) (1.0) CSI NY
1.6 (1.8) (1.7) (1.3) (1.3) (1.8) (1.8) (0.9) (1.1) Blue Bloods
1.5 (1.3) (1.3) (1.0) (1.0) (1.3) (1.5) (1.0) (0.7) A Gifted Man
1.1 (1.2) (1.3) (1.3) (1.0) (---) (1.0) (---) (1.0) 48 Hours

* For the first time, Bad Robot’s “Person of Interest” tied “Gray’s Anatomy” (ABC’s longtime top drama!) for first place at 9 p.m. Thursday.

* Even with “Idol” as competition, “Big Bang Theory” is now way ahead of “Modern Family” and “Two and a Half Men” as the biggest scripted show on television.

* “Unforgettable” just hit a personal low of 2.0, pulling itself ahead of “The Good Wife” and “CSI Miami” for the title of school-night series most likely to get cancelled by CBS this May.

* Product-placement wet dream “Undercover Boss” is doing better than anything else airing on broadcast Fridays. Were I a CBS exec, I’d give serious thought to sacking Tom Selleck and Gary Sinise and try to build Friday into an all-reality night.

FOX
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
5.1 (6.1) (6.1) (6.0) (6.5) (7.4) (---) (---) (---) American Idol (We)
4.5 (5.1) (5.8) (5.5) (5.5) (5.7) (---) (---) (---) American Idol (Th)

3.0 (2.8) (3.3) (3.7) (---) (3.1) (1.1) (0.9) (0.7) Glee
3.0 (3.1) (3.5) (3.5) (---) (3.4) (1.3) (1.3) (---) New Girl
2.8 (2.5) (1.1) (3.1) (---) (4.4) (3.1) (1.7) (1.0) Family Guy
2.6 (2.0) (0.8) (2.4) (---) (5.4) (2.3) (1.5) (0.8) The Simpsons
--- (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (2.4) (1.1) (1.1) Bones
2.4 (2.4) (2.5) (2.9) (3.1) (---) (1.1) (1.2) (0.9) House
2.2 (1.8) (1.0) (2.4) (---) (---) (2.2) (1.5) (1.0) American Dad
2.1 (2.1) (2.1) (2.0) (---) (2.3) (1.0) (0.9) (0.9) Raising Hope
2.0 (---) (2.2) (2.4) (2.8) (2.2) (1.7) (---) (---) The Finder
2.0 (1.8) (0.6) (2.1) (3.3) (4.4) (---) (---) (---) Napoleon Dynamite
1.8 (1.9) (2.3) (2.8) (3.0) (3.3) (---) (---) (---) Alcatraz
1.3 (1.5) (1.6) (1.4) (1.6) (1.7) (---) (1.1) (0.8) Kitchen Nightmares
1.2 (1.2) (0.8) (1.3) (---) (---) (2.2) (1.3) (0.8) Cleveland Show
1.1 (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.1) (1.1) (---) (0.4) (0.5) Fringe

* While “Idol” is posting its worst numbers in a decade, it’s still (at least for the moment) Fox’s biggest show. “The X Factor” never did better than a 4.4.

* "The Simpsons" 500th episode proved a non-event.

* At least “Alcatraz’s” slide is slowing. Again, “Terra Nova” never fell below 2.1.

ABC
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
4.8 (4.7) (5.5) (2.7) (2.5) (5.1) (5.1) (5.7) (1.9) Modern Family
3.1 (3.2) (4.0) (3.6) (1.3) (3.5) (3.8) (4.5) (0.9) Grey’s Anatomy
3.1 (3.0) (---) (3.5) (3.2) (3.3) (3.7) (1.1) (---) Once Upon A Time
2.5 (2.5) (2.6) (2.6) (2.7) (2.4) (2.2) (2.4) (---) The Bachelor
2.4 (2.4) (2.9) (1.9) (1.7) (2.9) (3.0) (3.2) (1.2) Happy Endings
--- (2.4) (2.5) (0.9) (0.9) (2.5) (2.4) (2.5) (0.6) Revenge
2.3 (2.4) (2.6) (1.2) (1.4) (2.5) (2.9) (2.9) (1.4) Suburgatory
2.2 (1.8) (---) (---) (2.6) (2.7) (3.0) (---) (---) Desperate Housewives
2.2 (2.2) (2.4) (1.6) (1.5) (2.6) (2.1) (2.4) (1.5) Last Man Standing
2.2 (2.4) (2.6) (1.2) (1.5) (2.5) (2.9) (3.0) (1.3) The Middle
2.1 (2.0) (2.0) (1.4) (2.1) (2.2) (2.3) (---) (0.7) Castle
2.1 (2.6) (2.2) (2.3) (0.8) (2.1) (2.3) (2.7) (---) Private Practice
2.0 (2.0) (0.7) (1.9) (1.1) (1.2) (1.4) (---) (---) AFH Videos
2.0 (1.4) (1.7) (1.5) (1.8) (1.7) (1.3) (---) (1.0) 20/20 (Fr)
1.7 (1.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Cougar Town
1.7 (1.7) (2.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The River
1.5 (1.2) (---) (1.0) (---) (1.6) (1.6) (1.5) (1.1) Body of Proof

--- (1.5) (1.4) (1.7) (1.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) Primetime
1.5 (1.8) (1.5) (1.5) (1.7) (---) (---) (---) (---) Shark Tank
1.5 (1.5) (1.5) (1.8) (1.5) (1.8) (2.2) (2.7) (---) Wipeout
1.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) 20/20 (We)
1.2 (0.7) (---) (---) (1.2) (1.2) (1.3) (---) (---) Pan Am

* “Grey’s Anatomy” matched its season (series?) low this week, tied with CBS’ “Person of Interest” for the first time at 9 p.m. Thursday.

* Announcing an end-date for “Lost” revitalized that series’ audience. The same strategy continues not to work for “Despearte Houswives.”

* Few bothered with the “Pan Am” finale. It, “Body of Proof” and “The River” appear to be the current ABC dramas least likely to return next fall.

CW
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
0.5 (1.4) (1.3) (1.2) (---) (1.1) (1.2) (1.5) (0.3) Vampire Diaries
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (---) (---) One Tree Hill
0.8 (0.8) (0.8) (0.4) (0.4) (0.7) (0.8) (---) (---) Supernatural
--- (0.7) (0.8) (0.7) (---) (0.7) (0.8) (0.8) (0.3) Secret Circle
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) (0.5) (0.3) (0.3) (---) (---) Hart of Dixie
0.5 (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (0.6) (0.6) (0.2) (---) (---) Gossip Girl
0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (0.3) (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) (---) (---) Nikita
0.5 (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Ringer
0.3 (0.2) (0.3) (0.3) (0.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) Remodeled


* With a steady 0.6, “Hart of Dixie” looks like a CW hit.


* Resurgent ratings once caused The WB to reverse the cancellation of “7th Heaven.” Is successor The CW about to do the same with “One Tree Hill”? Will they be able to get Chad Michael Michaels back?

TOP CABLE
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
3.6 (4.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Walking Dead
2.9 (2.9) (3.0) (3.2) (3.8) (3.5) (3.8) (4.0) (---) Jersey Shore
2.2 (0.9) (1.2) (0.9) (0.8) (2.0) (0.7) (1.3) (1.5) NBA Basketball (Th)
2.1 (2.1) (2.1) (2.5) (2.5) (2.3) (2.4) (2.4) (1.9) Pawn Stars
2.0 (1.9) (1.9) (1.7) (1.9) (2.2) (1.9) (1.0) (1.5) Gold Rush
1.7 (1.6) (1.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Swamp People
1.7 (2.0) (2.5) (2.0) (2.2) (2.0) (2.1) (1.9) (1.9) Teen Mom
1.7 (1.4) (1.6) (1.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Tosh.0
1.7 (1.6) (1.9) (2.1) (1.8) (1.7) (1.6) (1.8) (1.6) WWE Entertainment
1.5 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Basketball Wives
1.4 (---) (---) (2.0) (---) (1.6) (1.8) (2.2) (1.4) American Pickers
1.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Khloe & Lamar
1.3 (1.2) (2.1) (1.5) (1.3) (1.7) (---) (---) (---) Real Housewives Atl
1.3 (0.6) (1.3) (0.9) (0.5) (1.5) (1.8) (1.3) (1.4) TI And Tiny
1.2 (1.4) (1.6) (1.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Bering Sea Gold
1.2 (1.2) (1.2) (---) (1.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Challenge
1.2 (0.5) (---) (0.9) (---) (1.0) (1.8) (---) (---) NBA Basketball (We)
1.1 (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (1.0) (0.9) (1.0) (---) (---) Dance Moms
1.1 (0.9) (1.1) (1.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Key & Peele
1.0 (1.1) (---) (1.3) (1.1) (1.4) (1.1) (---) (---) Ax Men
1.0 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Ice Love Coco
1.0 (0.8) (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) Ink Master
1.0 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Khloe & Lamar
1.0 (---) (0.9) (0.4) (1.2) (1.0) (0.8) (1.2) (0.9) Lizard Lick Towing
1.0 (0.8) (1.0) (0.9) (1.4) (1.1) (1.3) (1.3) (---) Pretty Little Liars
1.0 (0.8) (1.1) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Real Housewives OC
1.0 (1.1) (---) (0.6) (---) (0.8) (---) (0.8) (---) TBS Movie (Su)


* “Walking Dead’s” second-week dip suggests I wasn’t the only one bored with some of the zombiefest’s first 2012 episode, but it's still cable's biggest show.

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  • Feb. 25, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I hope that Alcatraz survives

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Oh and first!

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    They said Alcatraz was going to be a good show.

    by nietzschebot

    But that's not what happened. Not at all.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I have 3 Alcatraz on my Tivo. My prediction...

    by Atomike2

    I will have another 6 or 8 on my Tivo when then all get deleted.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    yea i got about halfway through

    by jsfithaca

    the guard episode of alcatraz when i was like wait why do i keep watching this boring procedural? they obviosely don't give a shit about the interesing elements and stopped watching

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Alcatraz needs to do a lot better

    by happybunni

    This killer of the week crap is so boring. Murder takes place a specific way, inmate ID'd because they used to kill that same way, the cops follow the clues to their family or old address or whatever and catch them. I thought it would have much better writing than it does.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I'd like Lopez to go J.Lower on me

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    NBC: Get your shit together

    by SifoDyasJr

    You've got what is, hands down, the best comedy on TV and you treat it like a step-child. Some of your new shows look interesting, but, as a viewer, why should I bother investing time in a new show on a network that has a track record of abandoning their absolute best without a fair shot while allowing absolute garbage to continue on the air, no questions asked? Either treat Community right from here on (and also Parks and Recreation, for that matter) or you've lost me as a viewer for good.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Yes, Nigel Lythgoe killed Idol

    by TheKeenGuy

    One, he chose two pop stars as judges who have shown little savvy when it comes to picking talent and bite their tongues to avoid alienating their own fans. This is why you need industry insiders like Cowell and L.A. Reid. Two, at a time when the judging panel has the least credibility, Lythgoe chose to virtually eliminate the semifinals, giving the home audience least control ever regarding who makes it into the Top 12. It's no wonder that viewers have more apathy than ever. It certainly doesn't help that this year's Top 24 is full on contestants that even the most eagle-eyed viewer wouldn't recognize from the audition episodes. The show has lost both its entertainment value and what credibility it had, and it's Lythgoe's poor judgment that's to blame.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Herc...

    by Chris Moody

    Shouldn't you refrain from proclaiming the show as #1 on television if you are simply referring to this particular demographic? BIG BANG THEORY was the #1 show of the week, and IDOL was #2 when you count total viewers. Still, I hate BOTH of those singing competitions. Who won THE VOICE last year anyway? Meh.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    "Idol" has run its course.

    by MisterManReturns

    And stop allowing these videos to play automatically. Pisses me off.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Had enough of Idol

    by Lummox JR

    I used to watch Idol for the audition rounds because they were hilarious; I only got suckered back into watching the later rounds in the last few years while watching it with my family. But without Simon, the audition rounds have changed so dramatically that I can't even enjoy watching just those anymore. With Simon around, I think they used to throw a mix of good and bad in just to make things interesting. It worked. Now the show almost totally shows the good ones, which somehow cheapens the achievement of those who made it; they also cut the audition rounds way short. I don't know who's responsible for the format change, but it's killed my interest in the show for good. Maybe they found they just couldn't make the bad auditions interesting without Simon, but then it's their own fault for failing to choose judges that would fill the void.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    To quote Jennifer Lopez...

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    "GET DOWN, BABY! ME LLAMO JENNIFER LOPEZ! I LIKE TO PUT THE SEA SALT IN MY PUSSY! YES, OF COURSE! ANYTHING YOU WANT!!!"

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Should have hired STERN.

    by DrPain

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Chad Michael Michaels?

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    who the hell is that? Perhaps you mean Chad Michael Murray?

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    To AICN: Please stop with the FUCKING AUTOPLAY ADS.

    by 3774

    Thank you.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Herc, WB didn't reverse their decision on 7th Heaven

    by submarinevoyage

    WB decided it was the final season of 7th Heaven. It was the CW, in their first season on the air, who decided to order another season of the show.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Fingers crossed for AWAKE's success

    by centilope

    Jason Isaacs is always great, the pilot episode of the show was good, too. I hope it gets to stick around for longer than 2 episodes.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST

    idol

    by LethargicJ

    It doesn't matter who the producers are, it doesn't matter who the judges are, it doesn't matter about gimmicks. As a viewer of all these singing competition shows, what keeps them interesting is the people who are performing week after week. Everybody was shocked that Idol stayed #1 last year after Cowell. But last year's Idol had one of the most entertaining top 12 ever, despite the fact that America voted the two most boring as the finalist. Love them or hate them, the contestants were at least interesting. The crap of singers they've putting showing this season has been terrible. The talent level in the top 24 is pathetic. There are a few good voices, but they're bland, boring, robot voices we've heard a million times. There's nobody different from the norm like Idol had last year with Haley, James, Naima, Paul, Casey, etc. Meanwhile The Voice is showcasing one amazing singer after another, even having to kick off people who would be, by far, the best singer on Idol this season. This year's Idol has become, even more than ever, a show where the contestants are chosen based on what kind of sappy backstory they have rather than their ability as a performer.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 5:12 a.m. CST

    WALKING DEAD is the biggest drama on TV (tied)?

    by supertoyslast

    Has a cable drama ever been the biggest drama on TV before? Not so long ago the sitcom seemed dead. Now look at all those sitcoms beating out dramas in the top ten! (Although ratings are clearly no indicator of quality in this regard).

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    What about JUSTIFIED?

    by TresEquis

    Admittedly I scanned through pretty quick, but I didn't see it among the top cable shows. It is one of the best on TV, and its omission is sad :(. Sadface.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Chad Michael Michaels...

    by KazamaSmokers

    ... would be a GREAT porn name.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Sometimes People Scare Me With What They Like

    by aceldama

    Few things in the world piss me off more than American Idol (well, all of those types of shows, but this article was abou Idol)... it should have been taken off the air 11 years ago.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Spartacus...?

    by pumaman

    The recent episode was fucking EPIC !! How fares it ?

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Last week's Alcatraz was total filler

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    The characters are getting locked into their types, and the plots are getting locked into their formulas. And I am getting bored. Not bored enough to stop watching yet, but last week's episode was tough to get through.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I quit Alcatraz

    by Monolith_Jones

    I've seen enough to know its not for me. Characters making horrible decisions to create drama and then the drama itself is not interesting. The River is much better. It's not perfect but it delivers each week with at least a few genuinely creepy moments.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Grimm is better than Alcatraz

    by Monolith_Jones

    They remind me of each other.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Alcatraz has been disappointing

    by Extr3m1st

    Heck they aren't even smart enough to emphasize Sarah Jones gigantic boobs.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    @submarinevoyage, thus screwing over 7th Heaven.

    by kenny38606

    7th Heaven's WB series finale brought in 7.5 million viewers.The CW renewed the show, moved it from it's cushy Monday slot and put it on Sundays.The CW finale pulled in only 3.3 million viewers. They took their flagship show that was #1 on the network for 8 straight seasons and reduced it to the network's #9 show.A show that once had an episode that brought in 12 million viewers.And they didn't even promote the final season.Way to go CW.Good thing that idiot Ostroff is gone.

  • of "Pan Am" was probably the last ever. Even though they had 3 more to go. Also confused as to why ABC held back one episode from the middle of the season and aired it between the second-last episode and the last one. I doubt it will be back back but it was a better show than it was given credit for.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    re: "Chad Michael Michaels?"

    by jim

    Unless Hercules simply goofed, I believe he was being funny, making a "Blades of Glory" reference (although that was Chazz Michael Michaels).

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    FOX and their awful schedule

    by centilope

    When all the other networks have aired 15 episodes of their shows, House and Fringe have 11. It's ridiculous.

  • Feb. 27, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    @hanyoyo - Actually, that level of hatred has happened

    by V'Shael

    Fox has a long long history of treating some shows like ginger adopted children. Just be grateful they are airing the Fringe episodes in the right order, and on the same day week after week. They don't always do that, when they really hate a show.

  • Feb. 27, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    lethargicj and lummox jr are both right.

    by Will

    Last year's Idol Top 12 made up for the gushy new pansy judges. This year it's all about the "American Idol Dream." The Voice solves this problem by pitting the judges against each other. The competition creates a cut-throat atmosphere as judges must be ultra-selective (Which is also a problem, as I feel contestants who audition earlier have a better chance). The rivalry and friction that Simon created on past Idol seasons from his harsh critiques is now gone. That being said, Simon wasn't enough to help the X-factor... ..I do think the Idol Contestants this year will surprise us and we will see some outstanding performances from some of the guys... ...But the voice is so far finding the cream of the crop...

  • Feb. 27, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    For the love of all that is holy...

    by Rhinosaur

    ...there's more than just ratings, right? All ratings proves is how stupid this country is. Parks & Rec is pulling the same numbers as Swamp People and Teen Mom. 30 Rock the same as Basketball Wives. This is the country I live in. A country who could not wrap their head around Arrested Development. A country where common, no-talent scrubs off the street can be filmed in their day-to-day douchery and pull a 1.0, while scripted programs have zero chance due to production costs unless it pulls at least a 2.5.

  • Feb. 27, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    hanyoyo - re: gaps between episodes

    by Hawkster

    Yeah i am glad i live in another country. Although we may get shows later - at least we get to see the entire season in 1 block.

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