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  • 'American Idol' goes Hoff to Kelly Clarkson

    'American Idol' goes Hoff to Kelly Clarkson
    Things are looking up for "American Idol." The Fox singing contest will go from a too-generous serving of the Hoff this week to a performance by first winner Kelly Clarkson next week. David Hasselhoff on Wednesday helped the show celebrate the 1980s...
  • Peninsula singer Joey Cook moves on to 'American Idol' semis

    Peninsula singer Joey Cook moves on to 'American Idol' semis
    Joey Cook didn't know whether to scream or to cry. So she did both. On Thursday's night's episode of "American Idol," Cook survived the showdown round and was picked as one of 24 singers who advanced to next weeks' semifinal round. Waiting to learn...
  • 'Survivor,' 'Modern Family' lead Wednesday pack

    UPDATED: CBS' "Survivor" had the most viewers Wednesday, and ABC's "Modern Family" brought in the most young adults. It was an unusual night, with Fox and ABC splitting victories for the night. The night's biggies were "Survivor" with 9.6 million...
  • 'NCIS,' 'Walking Dead' top weekly ratings

    UPDATED: "NCIS" was the most-watched prime-time program nationally and locally last week. In Central Florida, "The Walking Dead" drew the most young adults with its season finale. NCAA men's basketball took the top spots in sports viewing. (Nationally,...
  • Kevin Hart, Betty White, Kathy Griffin, Oscars: this week

    Kevin Hart, Betty White, Kathy Griffin, Oscars: this week
    The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations. Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
  • Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'

    Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'
    Paula Adbul, who was with "American Idol" in its most popular years, will become a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance," Fox announced Thursday. Singer-dancer Jason Derulo and Abdul will join Nigel Lythgoe as judges on the Fox show, which starts its...
  • NFL, NCAA, 'NCIS': ratings winners

    NFL, NCAA, 'NCIS': ratings winners
    The NFL, NCAA and "NCIS" were the big winners in TV ratings for Central Florida last week. The AFC Championship, the College Football Playoff Championship and Mark Harmon were the biggest prime-time draws in the Orlando TV market. (The NFC...
  • 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Scandal,' 'Americans': this week

    The February ratings period starts Thursday, and that night will be busier than usual. ABC offers fresh installments of its three dramas. "Grey's Anatomy" returns at 8 p.m., "Scandal" follows at 9, and "How to Get Away With Murder" wraps up prime time...
  • 'Empire' keeps rolling for Fox

    'Empire' keeps rolling for Fox
    UPDATED: "Empire" wasn't the most-watched show Wednesday night, but it had the greatest story to tell. "American Idol" had the most viewers: 11.8 million, according to ratings released Thursday afternoon. "Empire," the music-industry drama that...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' is tops; ABC, CBS split wins

    'Big Bang Theory' is tops; ABC, CBS split wins
    UPDATED: Sheldon Cooper ruled the night, but viewers were happy to have back the ABC dramas that make up the Thursday schedule. CBS drew the most viewers the first night of the February ratings period. "The Big Bang Theory" was No. 1 for the night...
  • NFL roars; Globes, 'Big Bang' score

    NFL roars; Globes, 'Big Bang' score
    UPDATED: The NFL reaffirmed its pull in prime time -- and scored even greater numbers with games that didn't start in prime time. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler amused millions at the Golden Globes. Old favorites "Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS" delivered. Newcomer...