It's not that surprising, but still a bit disappointing.
Sunday night, the 2011 Miss USA competition dominated the network competition by nabbing 7.25 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. That's a 57 percent increase from last year and the pageant hasn't seen those kind of numbers since 2005. Yay!
The same unfortunately could not be said for the Daytime Emmys. The two hour long ceremony brought in only 5.4 million viewers and plunged 27 percent from last year’s demo numbers. Whomp, whomp!
Looks like not even a stellar tribute to Oprah could save that sinking ship. Sad!
It was so hard yesterday to say goodbye to Oprah Winfreyand the show that made her a household name. To her credit, the hour was one of the best episodes in the history of her show. We were moved. We were touched. We were crying so hard, we had to rewind the DVR for the final 3 minutes because our sobs drowned out the TV.
Embarrassing? Not remotely, since we know we weren't alone. According to the preliminary numbers, yesterday's farewell show was the highest-rated broadcast of Big O's show in 17 years. It posted a 13.3 household rating in the overnight metered markets and more than doubled its recent averages. That means there were millions upon millions of other people weeping shamelessly at their flat-screens just like us yesterday.
We could all use a hug! Oprah, where are you???
P.S. - In case you missed it, check out the HIGHlights of her farewell episode (above)
We guess we're not surprised, but we are starting to get curious - what did the E! network air before the Kardashians??? We can't remember!
Last night, the latest installment of the "Life and Times of The Kardashians" premiered - and it premiered well. Khloe & Lamar drew almost 2.6 million total viewers and earned a 1.93 household rating last night, scoring 20% higher in both fronts than the slots previous tenant, Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
Ouch! Did you feel that ladies? Your kid sister is one-uping you at your own game!
Champagne for everyone at TLC! Once again, they have managed to milk super ratings out of a show based on having multiples.
Children, wives, it's all the same!
Sister Wives had its season finale last night and when it shall return, who knows. We do know that the show got some pretty high ratings, bringing in 2.7 million viewers, the highest rating of the season.
According to the Nielsen Ratings, Bravo's new season of the reality series Flipping Out is the most watched yet, averaging in around 1.20 million views and 745,000 adults aged 18-49 - a 14% improvement from the previous season!
As you know, Patton's Oswalt's wife Michelle McNamarapassed away suddenly in April, and he still struggles to cope with the devastating loss.
Speaking with The Times, the stand-up comedian recounted the heartbreaking morning he found the true crime author had died in her sleep -- a day he says was the "the second worst day of his life," the first being when he had to tell the couple's seven-year-old daughter, Alice, that her mother had passed.
Oswalt recalled telling his wife -- who had been working long hours investigating "The Golden State Killer" -- to "sleep until you wake up." So, McNamara took some Xanax and went to bed.