• Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
Kate Gosselin

Fame Pictures

Why don't TV execs believe you when you say you hate Kate Gosselin? Why can't Glee be a top 10 show? And why isn't Twilight perfect?

The answers—and more questions—in the latest TV ratings quiz:

1. So, how'd your plan to ignore Kate Gosselin's return to TLC go? Terribly. The two Sunday prime-time specials, led by the Jon Gosselin-deleted Kate Plus 8, scored TLC's biggest audiences of the week, per the Nielsen rankings: 3.4 million viewers and 3 million, respectively.  

2. With so many shows in repeats now, why couldn't Glee crack the top 10? For one thing, CBS shows repeat very well. For another thing, Glee was in the top 10 among young adults—it was No. 3, in fact. For a third thing, it finished 11th place overall, with 9 million viewers, so that was pretty close.

3. What proof do you have that Twilight is not the be-all, end-all draw of the media universe? Despite numerous references to, reaction shots of and buckets of popcorn presented to members of Team Twilight, the live audience for the MTV Movie Awards was down from last year: from 5.3 million in 2009 to 4.6 million on Sunday.

4. Who was the most-watched member of the extended Kardashian clan last week? That would be Lamar Odom, who as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers helped power ABC to the top of the ratings with Game 2 (15.7 million) and Game 1 (14.1 million) of the NBA Finals.  

5. Is there such a thing as too much drama? Not for The Real Housewives of New York City, which rode its bickering to a season-finale high of 2.6 million viewers. Other cable standouts: the iCarly movie, iPsycho (cable-best 7.5 million); and, the season premieres of Burn Notice (6.6 million) and Royal Pains (5.8 million).

Here's a look at the 10 most-watched, all-new broadcast network shows for the week ended Sunday, per Nielsen Media Research:

  1. NBA Finals—Game 2 (Boston vs. Los Angeles), 15.7 million
  2. NBA FInales—Game 1 (Boston vs. Los Angeles), 14.1 million
  3. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), 12.4 million
  4. America's Got Talent (Wednesday), 10.4 million
  5. Glee, 9 million
  6. So You Think You Can Dance (Thursday), 8.7 million
  7. Wipeout, 8.4 million
  8. The Bachelorette, 7.6 million
  9. So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday), 7.44 million
  10. 20/20: Superhumans, 7.4 million

Follow @eonline on Twitter!
________

The summer TV season's heating up at Watch With Kristin