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TV Ratings: CBS Carries The Week

March 28th, 2013 8:24pm EDT
CBS was tops in the ratings last week, thanks mostly to its most-watched program, ‘NCIS,’ which nabbed more than 19 million viewers and the number one slot. The Eye Network also had three of the top six programs, including ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and other hits were in repeats.

Despite a lower-than-usual Spring start, ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ did well with more than 17 million viewers, besting both editions of FOX’s ‘American Idol’ by several million viewers. That show averaged 12.94 and 11.93 million viewers on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Remember the da...

Kaley Cuoco Gets Sexy For Self Magazine; Set To Host Second People's Choice Awards

January 7th, 2013 5:01pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is set to host this week's People's Choice Awards; and the actress is also featured showing off her sexy beach bod in this month's issue of Self Magazine.

The actress reveals her love of horses and that just a couple of years ago she found herself in a very scary situation after a fall.

"I took my first riding lesson at 15, and I've ridden almost every day since," she says. "Two years ago, I fell off my horse and crushed my leg. Before surgery, I had to sign a contract saying it was OK if they had to amputate! When I awoke with my leg, I was so happy.

Biologists Name Bee Species After 'Big Bang Theory' Catchphrase

January 5th, 2013 2:00pm EST
The Big Bang Theory
"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons' famous catchphrase has inspired biologists to rename a new bee species.

Brazilian researchers have used TV physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper's 'Bazinga!' as the premise for their latest discovery.

The Euglossa bazinga bee is closely related to the West Brazilian orchid bee.

"Big Bang Theory" producer Steven Molaro has yet to share the news with Parsons, but he says, "We are always extremely flattered when the science community embraces our show. Sheldon would be honoured to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him."

TV Ratings: CBS Wins Big Week, But NBC Tops Sweeps

November 22nd, 2012 10:25am EST
'The Big Bang Theory'
CBS handily won the week, hitting a series-high with ‘The Bing Bang Theory,’ but NBC is poised to claim the November sweeps crown among viewers 18-49.

The Eye Network had 11 of the top 20 shows, topped by ‘Big Bang,’ with over 17 million viewers, good for second place behind ‘Sunday Night Football.’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ and ‘Person of Interest’ also placed strongly in the Top 10.

For the week, FOX struggled, and ABC was buoyed only by ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ NBC, which did fine with football and ‘The Voice,’ surprised even itself by nabbi...

TV Ratings: NBC Has A Good Week

November 16th, 2012 10:01am EST
'The Big Bang Theory'
Even though CBS was the top network in the ratings last week with 9.34 million viewers, NBC must be marveling at its second-place finish with 8.83 million. That’s its best showing in several months and shows that the Peacock network is on its way to digging out of its 4th place hole from the last several seasons.

NBC also had the week’s top show yet again with ‘Sunday Night Football,’ which averaged nearly 21 million viewers. With Tuesday shows like ‘NCIS’ taking a rest because of election coverage, CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ managed to finish in 2nd place for the week with a high 16.69 m...

'The Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Sizzles In Sexy Lingerie For Esquire Mexico

November 5th, 2012 7:55pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
Geeks the world over will rejoice when they see these photos of Kaley Cuoco in Esquire Mexico magazine.

Unfortunately some chick named "Sandy" kept us from getting the smoking hot pics of The Big Bang Theory star in front of your very eyes until now, but we figured they're still worth it.

Kaley wears several tiny, revealing outfits and shows lots of skin in the issue.

The 26-year-old star reveals that she loves working on her show, what she finds sexy, and what foods she'll risk her perfect shape to eat.

"This series is the dream job," she says of Big Bang. "I can make people laugh ever...

TV Ratings: CBS, NBC Continue To Rule

October 25th, 2012 9:35am EDT
The trends of the TV season are continuing in the ratings: In the fourth week, CBS was tops among total viewers, with 10.33 million. NBC, while third in total viewers with 7.49 million, managed to win the 18-49 demo for the fourth straight week, still its best showing in a decade.

NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ was once again the top show of the week, attracting 17.47 million viewers. A resurgent ’60 Minutes’ finished second with 15.86 million, followed closely by a new episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with 15.73 million sets of eyeballs. The latter show has certainly become the network’s c...

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 6: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 25th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
I love the smell of season premieres in the evening! The 2012-2013 television season is finally upon us, but fret not, there are still more spoilers to spill. I’m honing in on the geektastic “The Big Bang Theory” as my last show to spoil. Last season, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) proposed to Penny mid-coitus while Howard and Bernadette got married mere hours before “Froot Loops” was launched into the space. The show premieres on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. EST, so here are five spoilers you need to know…

Amy Farrah Fowler’s bitchin’ harp solos are no more. Amy Farrah Fowler is a gem of a girl:...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

Mayim Bialik Back To Work On 'Big Bang Theory' Following Car Crash

August 17th, 2012 8:58am EDT
Mayim Bialik
Just one day after she was hospitalized following a car accident in Los Angeles, Mayim Bialik is back on the set of "The Big Bang Theory."

On Wednesday, the former "Blossom" star injured her thumb after her white volvo collided with another vehicle.

L.A. police department Sgt. Monte Houze confirmed to yesterday, "From what I was told, there was a lot of blood at the scene. (Bialik suffered) a severe injury to her left thumb."

Following her release from the hospital the actress was photographed with her right hand in a cast. She headed back to work merely 24 hours after the i...

Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...

TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Outed By New York Times?

May 23rd, 2012 11:08pm EDT
Jim Parsons
Several reports surfaced on Wednesday night saying that the New York Times has outed Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons in a profile piece for the publication.

For some, including Entertainment Weekly's Marc Malkin, the news comes as no surprise, as Parsons - though he's never addressed the matter - isn't really hiding anything.

In fact, Parsons' sexuality is pretty common knowledge in Hollywood.

"[H]is partner of 10 years is often with him when he hits a red carpet or sitting beside him at awards shows and other glam events," Malkin writes.

But Times columnist Patrick Healy interviewed t...

'Two And A Half Men' Moving To Thursday Nights

May 17th, 2012 10:35am EDT
Two and a Half Men
CBS had announced that Two and a Half Men won't be returning to Monday nights this fall, and will instead be airing after The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights to create a comedy block.

Big Bang Theory has mostly failed as a lead-in to other shows on the network (How to be a Gentlemen, Rules of Engagement and Rob all sputtered after the hit comedy). Surprise hit 2 Broke Girls will be moved to Monday to take up the vacated timeslot.

The move could possibly bring 2 and a Half Men higher ratings, as it will no longer compete with ESPN's Monday Night Football in the fall. However, it will ...

CBS Unveils Just Four New Shows For 2012-13 Season; Cancels 'CSI: Miami'

May 16th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
CBS series Elementary
CBS just announced its new 2012-2013 primetime schedule, which includes four new series. The network is also making four key time period moves.

Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, commented, "These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces. From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility."

The new series are:

-"Elementary," a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Hol...

TV Ratings: CBS, FOX Dominate, PBS Impresses With 'Sherlock'

May 8th, 2012 8:36pm EDT
CBS dominated the ratings last week with 14 of the Top 25 programs. But FOX managed to tie it in the 18-49 demo with a 2.2 rating. ‘NCIS’ was tops again, while ‘American Idol’ performed quite strongly, particularly on Wednesday.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ performed well for CBS, making it the most-watched comedy and the third-most watched scripted program after both ‘NCIS’ shows. ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘The Mentalist’ also placed in the Top 10 for the network.

NBC had to settle for 20th place for ‘The Voice,’ its only program to crack the overall Top 20. ABC, meanwhile, found success with ‘M...

TV Ratings: 'Dancing On Top,' 'Game Of Thrones' Hits Season High

May 2nd, 2012 10:07am EDT
'The Big Bang Theory'
CBS, per usual, has reason to celebrate this week. While some of its programs, such as NCIS, were in reruns and attracted fewer viewers than usual, others soared. ‘Person of Interest’ has maintained the momentum it’s been gaining this season and was the network’s top show in 5th place with nearly 13 million viewers. ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ also airing on Thursday, also did well.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ was the top show of the week, while the results show placed 4th. ‘American Idol’ placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Since going live, ‘The Voice’ continues to slip, coming in at #11 with just...

TV Ratings: 'NCIS' Reclaims Top Spot ' While Game Of Thrones' Premiere Scores Big

April 4th, 2012 10:17am EDT
Once again, every network had at least something to cheer about. CBS had a strong showing, not only from its usual procedurals, but also NCAA basketball over the weekend. It’s not very often a Top 5 show airs on Saturday. That’s barely happened since ‘The Golden Girls’ was on the air.

The network’s ‘NCIS’ was tops with a new episode, but it was followed closely by the new season of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ That show also helped ‘Castle’ and ‘Body of Proof’ perform stronger than usual.

‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice,’ in particular, haven’t exactly been reigning lately. The two edit...

Kaley Cuoco Dating Pepper's Bret Bollinger?

March 28th, 2012 8:54am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
Actress Kaley Cuoco has moved on from her failed engagement and is dating rocker Bret Bollinger, according to a report.

The Big Bang Theory star became engaged to Josh Resnik in October, but the couple called off the wedding plans earlier this year.

Cuoco was spotted out with a mystery man on St Patrick's Day, and now E! News has identified her suitor as Pepper frontman Bollinger.

The pair was snapped kissing courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers home game on Friday, and also cuddled up to take photos of themselves on the star's iPhone.

Mayim Bialik To Receive Anti-Defamation League Award

March 27th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Mayim Bialik
Former Blossom star Mayim Bialik is to be honored for her career accomplishments and charity work by The Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

The brainy star, who has a doctorate in neuroscience, will be presented with a top honor at the League's 18th Annual Deborah Awards.

The Big Bang Theory actress has been hailed by bosses as an "outstanding woman" in light of her acting, philanthropic endeavors and the parenting book she published this month.

Bialik, according to an ADL statement, is "married and has two sons, keeps a traditional Jewish home, cares for her boys with her husband all on t...

Johnny Galecki Has 'Really Fallen For' Kelli Garner

March 24th, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Johnny Galecki
"The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has found love with actress Kelli Garner.

The couple stepped out for the first time together at a basketball game in Los Angeles last weekend and now reports the actors have been quietly dating for several months.

A source says, "Johnny's really fallen for Kelli. Right now, they're savouring their time together... They're happy. Of course they're not going to hide out. They have no reason to."

Galecki, 36, was last linked to his TV co-star Kaley Cuoco, while 27-year-old Pan Am beauty Garner previously dated actor Logan Marshall-Gre...

TV Ratings: 'American Idol' On Top, But CBS Dominates

March 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
Person of Interest
‘American Idol’ returned to the top two perches on the weekly ratings chart this week. It seems that the live competition may be helping the sagging series, although a lot of programs were in repeats for the week.

Both editions of ‘Idol’ held off ‘The Voice.’ Wednesday’s ‘Idol’ placed first with 18.7 million viewers, followed by Thursday’s episode with 17.3 million. ‘The Voice’ followed with 16.8. Not too far behind, folks!

‘Person of Interest’ is turning into the “little engine that could” for CBS. With ‘NCIS’ in repeats, ‘Person of Interest’ ranked in the Number 4 slot, the network’s hi...

Stephen Hawking To Guest Star On 'The Big Bang Theory'

March 13th, 2012 9:12am EDT
Stephen Hawking
Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has signed up to make a cameo appearance in geeky sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

the British cosmologist has frequently been name-checked by the show's scientist characters, and now the lovable losers are set to meet their hero.

Producer Bill Prady says, "When people would ask us who a 'dream guest star' for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking - knowing that it was a long shot of astronomical proportions."

"In fact, we're not exactly sure how we got him. It's the kind of mystery that could only be understood by, say, a Stephen H...

10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
neil patrick harris
I once had dreams of becoming an Emmy-Winning actress, but thanks to a traumatizing audition for a middle school drama club and being roughly a few inches shy of Snooki-esque shortness, those dreams never panned out. I’m happy to leave the acting to the professionals, and admire their work as a fan and critic. For this television-aholic, there’s nothing better than beholding a great actor who steals every frame of their scenes.

Here is a list of my favorite scene-stealers:

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Barney Stinson, the suit-lovi...

'Big Bang' Star Kunal Nayyar Married Girlfriend In December

March 10th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Kunal Nayyar
"Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar has wed his girlfriend in India.

The 30-year-old actor exchanged vows with former Miss India Neha Kapur, 28, during a traditional six-day ceremony in New Delhi in December.

He tells People magazine, "She unlocked something in me that I had never felt before."

The couple tied the knot in front of 1,000 guests.

TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Reclaims Top Spot

March 6th, 2012 8:56pm EST
American Idol
It’s like watching Wimbledon. In a back and forth match, ‘American Idol’ gained last week to take three of the top four spots, outpacing ‘The Voice,’ albeit by a small margin. The top ‘Idol’ garnered 18.5 million sets of eyeballs, while ‘The Voice’ had to settle for 14.9 million. The tables may be turned next week, however. Stay tuned.

FOX could also be pleased with the performance of Nascar Daytona 500, with two placements in the Top 10. NBC had only ‘The Voice’ to sing about, while ABC saw its fortunes turn with ‘Modern Family’ in 11th place and the return of ‘Once Upon a Time’ on Sunday...

Kaley Cuoco: 'I'm Not Engaged Anymore'

March 3rd, 2012 1:00pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has called off her engagement.

The actress accepted addiction specialist Josh 'Lazie' Resnik's proposal in October, but the couple has since scrapped its plans to wed.

Cuoco broke the news on Thursday night while attending the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Induction, simply telling, "I'm not engaged anymore."

The beauty, who previously dated her TV co-star Johnny Galecki, was at the Hollywood event to honor sitcom creator and producer Chuck Lorre, who was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in recognition of his h...

TV Ratings: Oscars Reign, But Can't Top Grammys

February 29th, 2012 11:55am EST
Meryl Streep
And the winner is…. The Oscars!

The 84th Annual Academy Awards was the top show of the week with 39.3 million viewers. The ceremony, which sported Billy Crystal as host and a surprise win for Meryl Streep, was up a tick from last year’s numbers. However, the show couldn’t top the unexpectedly stellar performance of the Grammys a couple of weeks ago. That show likely benefitted from Whitney Houston’s sudden passing and Adele’s surging popularity.

The Academy Awards propelled ABC to a rare weekly ratings win, with an average of 10.68 million. That was enough to top CBS (10.06 million), FOX ...

TV Ratings: 'NCIS' Tops 'American Idol'

February 23rd, 2012 9:12am EST
CBS had a big week. Not only did it claim the top show (‘NCIS’ on Tuesday) but it also had a whopping 16 of the Top 20 shows. Probably the only way other networks survive (*cough NBC cough*) is that CBS viewers tend to skew a bit older.

The good news for FOX was that ‘American Idol’ held steady this week, fending off director competitor ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (good for 6th place) as well as genre competitor ‘The Voice,’ which attracted over 16 million viewers in 4th.

Speaking of ‘Big Bang,’ has anyone noticed that it is starting to outpace its former lead-in ‘Two and a Half Men’? The show ...

TV Ratings: Grammys On Top

February 14th, 2012 9:22pm EST
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards
The Grammy Awards attracted a stunning 39.9 million viewers on Sunday, the second-biggest tally in the award show’s history. A number of factors likely contributed to this, not the least of which is Whitney Houston’s death over the weekend. Jennifer Hudson’s soul-stirring rendition of “I Will Always Love You” was a highlight. But that’s no discredit to the red-hot Adele, who took home six awards and gave a show-stopping performance of her own.

Nothing came close to the Grammys’ ratings territory, but ‘American Idol’ held fairly steady from last week, capturing the third and fourth slots of...