Monday, June 25, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: SMASH Saved By DVR+7; MAD MEN's Jon Hamm Robbed; GLEE Workouts

SMASH Saved by Delayed Viewership
Negative reports about the performance of SMASH generally took into account only how it had fared on the first nights that it was shown on NBC. As is now the case in prime time, however, a show’s true popularity can no longer be assessed by instant analysis.

The first-place 18-49 ranking for SMASH occurred in what is known as the “live+7” ratings, which include playback of recorded television shows over one week.

On average, SMASH added 2.5 million viewers over seven days of playback and averaged a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 category. No 10 p.m. network show did better in that category.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are getting in top shape this sum
When GLEE returns to Fox on Sept. 13, Kate Hudson will have joined the cast as a hard-ass New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts dance instructor, pitting her against new student Rachel (Michele). "Dance is not Rachel's strong point, but as a freshman it's a requirement class she has to take," Michele says. "It will put Rachel in a very vulnerable place, stuck with a teacher who doesn't make it easy for her."mer to tackle the physically demanding stories on GLEE

MAD MEN's Jon Hamm and Girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt: Robbed in London!
"They were dining at a restaurant and Jennifer's purse was snagged by someone," the source reveals to Life & Style. "That person took the hotel key in Jennifer's purse, which had the hotel name on it, and robbed their room. They had to contact the police, it was horrible."

DOCTOR WHO actress Caroline John dies
John, best known for playing DOCTOR WHO's companion Liz Shaw, has passed away at the age of 72. She died on June 5th.

Big Death Coming on BURN NOTICE
If you listen to Sharon Gless (who plays Michael Westen's mother, Madeline), one person stands out as the likeliest corpse. Gless says she "was very upset" when she learned who'd be killed off because "it affects my character tremendously — almost more than anyone." Sounds like it doesn't bode well for Madeline's other son, Nate, played by Seth Peterson.

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