DJ Kitty has already made the Internet rounds, but I figured I’d put him here for posterity to spice up discussion of last night’s ratings. It was either this video or Bristol Palin dancing to “Momma Told Me Not to Come.” *shudder*
LAST NIGHT’S WINNER: “Dancing with the Stars,” duh. It got 21 million viewers — up 22% from last fall while gaining younger viewers. I suppose we have Bristol Palin’s cha-cha to thank for that. That’s a vagina joke, son.
BIG SURPRISES: While CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0″ won the 10 o’clock spot as expected (13.8 million viewers, 3.8 rating), no one predicted NBC’s “The Event” to do almost as well at 9 o’clock — 11.2 million viewers for a 3.7 rating (I didn’t watch it, but Mike Ryan of Vanity Fair says it’s not a worthy successor to “Lost”). Instead, I watched Fox’s “Lone Star,” the critically acclaimed drama that underperformed (1.3 rating) even its modest expectations. More on ratings here.
‘BOARDWALK EMPIRE’ ALREADY RENEWED: The gangster drama was the most-watched HBO premiere in six years, accruing 7.1 million viewers total with the debut and two encores. [The Live Feed]
FOR THE ‘MAD MEN’ FANS: RIP Miss Blankenship. “She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She was an astronaut.” Also, she balled like a ferret in heat. [dansai]