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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, September 27, 2010

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
11.8/18 18.501M 4.3/11

6.9/11 11.146M 3.7/10

4.2/6 6.918M 2.3/6
4.1/6 6.887M 2.5/6
1.3/2 1.876M 1.0/3

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football attracts fifth most-watched program in cable television history with 17.5M viewers

Last night, ESPN’s Monday Night Football – a thrilling 20-17 Chicago Bears’ win over the Green Bay Packers – earned a 12.5 household coverage rating (10.8 US rating), representing an average of 12,482,000 households (17,454,000 viewers – P2+), making the telecast the fifth most-watched cable program in history among both households and viewers (excluding breaking news), and the biggest cable television audience of the year.

The full press release follows after the jump.

Continue reading ESPN’s Monday Night Football attracts fifth most-watched program in cable television history with 17.5M viewers

Fox cancels Lone Star; Schedules Lie to Me return for October 4

Unsurprisingly, Fox has canceled the dreadfully low-rated original series Lone Star after just two airings. The series debuted last week to just 4.100 million viewers and a 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share and fell even further in its second airing last night which drew 3.226M viewers (-21%) and a 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share (-30%).

Occupying the time slot will be Lie to Me, which will return earlier than expected on October 4. Click over the jump for the press release.

Continue reading Fox cancels Lone Star; Schedules Lie to Me return for October 4

Sharktopus draws 2.5M viewers

The highly anticipated Syfy original movie Sharktopus drew a solid, albeit not quite spectacular, 2.5 million viewers on Saturday night. That’s a solid number for a Syfy program, but it falls short of any sort of original record, and didn’t even draw as high an audience as August’s “Lake Placid 3″ (3.0M).

Stephen Fry and Jared Harris join the cast of Sherlock Holmes 2

Heat Vision | THR is reporting that Stephen Fry has joined the cast of the Sherlock Holmes 2. Fry will play Holmes’ (Robert Downey Jr.) brother, Mycroft Holmes.

Meanwhile, Latino Review is reporting that Jared Harris will play Holmes’ arch-villain Professor Moriarty. Although Harris’ casting isn’t final, LR says the actor is locked for the role “[b]arring [...]

Josh Holloway joins Mission: Impossible IV

LOST star Josh Holloway’s first major screen role since finishing the hit ABC series will be as part of the cast for the fourth Mission: Impossible movie. THR reports that the actor is in final negotiations “to act as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, the secret agent task force headed by Tom [...]

USA Network renews Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar

USA Network has officially announced that Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar have all been renewed.  Psych has been picked up for its sixth season, with both Royal Pains and White Collar receiving season three renewals. Given the strong ratings for all three shows, the renewals don’t come as much of a surprise, but it’s still nice to have [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow will guest-star on Glee

Glee creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to UsMagazine.com that Gwyneth Paltrow will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the Fox hit Glee:

“Yes, it’s true!…She is a fan of the show.”

“She is going to be playing a substitute teacher who Matt Morrison’s character falls for,” Murphy tells Us. “She will be doing [...]

Gore Verbinski in talks to reunite with Johnny Depp for The Lone Ranger

Deadline is reporting that Gore Verbinski may next direct The Lone Ranger for Disney. The project would be Verbinski’s first live-action project since 2007′s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and would re-unite him with Johnny Depp (who will play Tonto in the film) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Verbinski’s next project [...]

Darren Aronofksy joins short list of potential Superman reboot directors

As was recently reported, Chris Nolan and producing partner/wife Emma Thomson have begun the process of selecting the director for the Superman reboot, with the rumored short list featuring Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones (“Source Code”, “Moon”) and Zack Snyder.

However, a new name has surfaced: Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “The [...]

Maggie Grace joins the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Maggie Grace (“Taken”, “LOST”) has joined the cast of the two-part The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Grace will play the role of the vampire Irina:

Irina is a member of the Denali coven, considered cousins to the Cullen clan as the only other “vegetarian” vampire group. When Irina [...]

CBS picks up script for series based on the Twitter feed Shh … Don’t Tell Steve

Perhaps buoyed by the strong numbers it received for the series premiere of Twitter-based series $#*! My Dad Says, CBS has made a script deal for Shh … Don’t Tell Steve, based on the Twitter feed of the same name.

The CBS version of “Don’t Tell Steve” is about man who deals with [...]