TV News: Week of October 11th, 2010

Ratings Highlights of the Week

  • Although still strong, Glee’s episode about religion only scored 10.76 million viewers, which decreased from its last week’s series high Britney tribute, which got 13.3 million viewers.
  • CBS’s Tuesday night block remains its strongest night with the combination of NCIS (19.5 million viewers, up from last week), NCIS Los Angeles (16.2 million viewers), and The Good Wife (12.7 million viewers).
  • On Monday October 4th, NBC’s new show The Event, continues to decline in viewers, scoring 7.5 million viewers, down from 10.88 million viewers for its premiere, two weeks ago. Meanwhile, CBS’s new show Mike and Molly is a consistent 12.29 million viewers, thanks to lead in Two and a Half Men; and new show Hawai Five-O is still dominant with 12.03 million viewers at 10:00 pm


  • Reunited for the end, Kathryn Erbe will be rejoining ex-partner Vincent D’Onofrio for the 10th and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Both left the show together at the star of the ninth season. The last season, which will only have 8 episodes, will air in 2011.
  • Chad Michael Murray and Hillary Burton are in talks to return to the CW’s One Tree Hill during its current eight season. Both left the show at the end of the sixth season.
  • NBC’s Outlaw is the third victim of cancellation. The Jimmy Smith’s Friday night drama had a promising star with 10 million for its premiere. But its three Friday night episodes only averaged 4.6 million viewers.
  • 30 Rock’s live episode is getting bigger with guest stars. Matt Damon, who currently plays Tina Fey’s pilot boyfriend, is set to appear in this week’s first live episode, alongside previous announced guest stars Cheyenne Jackson and Jon Hamm. It airs this Thursday on NBC.
  • NBC and Pushing Daisies’ creator Bryan Fuller are developing a reboot of the classic The Munsters. It is been described as a mix of True Blood and Modern Family.
  • HBO has announced an all star cast for its new original movie based on bestselling Wall Street expose “Too Big To Fail”, which includes Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Ed Asner, Tony Shalhoub, James Woods and Cynthia Nixon.

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