TV Ratings: "Grease" Goes Out With a Whimper
NBC aired the season (dare I say series) finale of the reality contest "Grease: You're The One I That I Want", but the announcement of the winning couple did little for the low-rated series as it managed to pull in only 6,78 million viewers, 190,000 more than last week.
Elsewhere, CBS easily won the night with its delayed line-up of "60 Minutes," "The Amazing Race," "Cold Case," and "Without a Trace" averaging 12,88 million total viewers from 7:38 PM ET.
The strongest link in NBC's disaster of all-reality line-up was a repeat of the game show "Deal Or No Deal" (9,59 million), while Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" lost half a million viewers to score a minuscule 6,75 million.
No, I will not make any jokes about Donald Trump and his ongoing comments about "The Apprentice" being the #1 show on television this week. Oh, shoot! Have I just done that again?
Finally on Sunday, ABC's line-up of repeats of "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters" was second in total viewers, while FOX's animated comedy line-up was second in the crucial 18-49 demo.
Meanwhile, the Peyton Manning-hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday earned the show’s highest household rating in more than 10 months in the metered markets, averaging a 5.9 rating and 15 share.
Finally some cable ratings from last week - the premiere of Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Inn Love was the network's most-viewed telecast in its seven-year history with women 18-49. The reality series drew 270,000 women in the demo and 459,000 total viewers last Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.
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