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When will the war of Kelsey and Camille Grammer end?
How about right here, right now?
In the name of moving on, Kelsey could be declared the winner after proving himself the most-beloved most-watched Grammer in Nielsen's latest TV ratings.
The Kelsey-produced sitcom The Game, left for dead two years ago by the CW, blew out the lights in its BET premiere, averaging an eye-popping 7.7 million viewers.
Among cable series, The Game ran second in the rankings, behind only the esteemed Jersey Shore (8.6 million).
To be fair, Camille's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills did just fine, hitting a new season high (2.3 million), with the season finale still to come tomorrow night.
So, maybe this thing isn't settled yet? Nuts.
Other TV ratings winners—and losers:
• Ricky Gervais: The comic had a hit and miss week—and we don't mean at the Golden Globes. The Globes telecast was his hit (17 million); the season-premiere of his HBO animated show was his miss (280,000 viewers).
• Piers Morgan: Make of this what you will, but his first show for CNN (2.1 million) was almost as big as Larry King's last show (2.2 million).
• Conan O'Brien: He never beats Jay Leno and David Letterman, except where it counts. Since premiering Nov. 8, TBS reported, Conan has averaged more 18- to 49-year-olds than either The Tonight Show or The Late Show. The median age of a Conan fan is 33; Leno's and Letterman's is a creaky 56.
• Chuck: The perennial bubble show got good news in its Monday return from winter break: a season-high performance in the demo.
• Miley Cyrus: Her last-ever Hannah Montana was not exactly a Friends-like finale event. Oh, the episode was huge enough (6.2 million), but Disney Channel fans made a very-special episode of The Suite Life on Deck even huger (7.1 million).
• Teen Mom 2: Since there are still enough teen moms around to warrant a second season, clearly enough kids aren't watching, but the season-two premiere was undeniably big, anyway, averaging a series-high 3.6 million.
• President Barack Obama: Per Nielsen, more than 30 million watched live coverage of his speech at the memorial service for Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old killed in the Tucson shooting.
• The Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger is not to be messed with—especially not when she closed out her reality show's fourth season with its biggest episode yet (2.2 million).
• The Miss America Pageant: It got back on broadcast TV. It got its biggest audience in nearly seven years (7.8 million). It got bragging rights over Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant (5.3 million last May).
• Harry's Law: The new David Kelley lawyer show scored a big audience (11 million); it just didn't score a young audience.
• Off the Map: The new doc scored a so-so audience (7.6 million), but it did better than Harry's Law in the demo.
• The Cape: Yikes. In its regular time-slot premiere on Monday, the new superhero series was neither super (6.2 million) nor heroic.