Trivia Answer: Benjamin Franklin Pierce was Hawkeye Pierce's real name on MASH
First Fives: Mike O'Dea, Neil Moffatt, Alex Nagler, He Who Shall Not Be Named & Dave DeSocio
Honorable Mention: Brett Blattman
THE NUMBERSSunday's Broadcast Top 5
NFC Championship-FOX 14.3/40.6
NFL Postgame-FOX 7.7/20.6
X Files-FOX 5.1/13.4
60 Minutes-CBS 2.0/10.1
Sunday's Cable Top 5
Real Housewives of Atlanta-Bravo 1.2/2.8
Keeping Up with the Kardashians-E! 1.0/1.9
Alaska: The Last Frontier-Discovery .9/3.7
Family Guy-Adult Swim .9/1.8
Sunday's Social Media Top 5
WWE Royal Rumble-PPV 519,000 Tweets
Xfiles-FOX 239,000 Tweets
Real Housewives of Atlanta-Bravo 38,000 Tweets
Keeping Up with the Kardashians-E! 29,000 Tweets
Downton Abbey-PBS 14,000 Tweets
Monday's Broadcast Top 5
X Files-FOX 3.2/9.6
The Bachelor-ABC 2.3/7.7
Monday's Cable Top 5
Love & Hip Hop-VH1 1.5/2.7
Stevie J & Joseline-VH1 1.3/2.5
K Michelle: My Life 2-VH1 12/2.2
Fast N Loud-Discovery 1.0/2.5
Monday's Social Media Top 5
Iowa Democratic Town Hall-CNN 324,000 Tweets
WWE Monday Night Raw-USA 243,000 Tweets
The Bachelor-ABC 182,000 Tweets
Love & Hip Hop-Vh1 108,000 Tweets
X Files-FOX 108,000 Tweets
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
We knew there would be drama once Kyle decided to have a BBQ at her place. No explanation where Mauricio was and why he wasn't able to make the party. Yolanda showed up for what seemed like 15 minutes. She's no longer able to wear nail polish or dye her hair. Prediction: Yo invents a toxin free line of beauty products called NoTo (No Toxins) Bravo will film the launch party. According to Lisa V. Yo's ex, Mo, doesn't think Bella and Anwar (his other kids that aren't Gigi,) don't have Lyme's disease even though Yo says they do. Kathryn just HAD to confront Faye Resnick about the OJ book she wrote even though she'd never ACTUALLY read it. Gotta give Faye credit for not going there with Kathryn AT ALL. I'm no Faye fan, but I gotta give her even more credit for going to the party knowing that Kathryn and Lisa V would both be there. Lisa V really seems to be way more of a b*tch this season than any other season before. Maybe that's why Ken leased another building, to keep Lisa busy and out of trouble. Of course the place he chose just happened to be a sex shop that had pink vibrating ducks which seemed to appeal to his wife. Gotta give the guy credit, he really has made small well dressed dogs THE new accessory for older dudes of the 90210. Kathryn and her former NFL hubby went fake jewelry shopping. They had their private jeweler show them a 3.8 million dollar necklace, 2 million dollar earrings and a million dollar ring which were all beautiful BUT they left with nothing because Donny remind his lovely wife that they are renovating their house. Not sure why he couldn't remind her of this before the got in the car, took the 405, and wasted the guys time but I'm sure the jeweler appreciated the shout out. Eileen and Vince went to Italy to scatter her sisters ashes. Awwww.
If you recall, last weeks Grinder was a 2 part "cliffhanger" where Dean left the family firm for the competition, Rozz & Landy. West Wing reunion alert again this week with Richard Schiff showing up on The Grinder (the fake show not the real fake show we all watch.) Give me Richard Schiff's West Wing characters name for some bonus points. Okay so…back to the story. Everyone's missing Dean. Stewart, Todd, Ethan and Lizzie all bummin without him. Nobody's sure what happened to Andre but they got over his departure much quicker than Dean's. At his new firm, they created a replica of Dean's Grinder office in 10 seconds and found a loophole in the law so that Dean could speak in court. They also were OF COURSE using him for his celebrity which Stewart just HAD to point out to him. Once he had his own lightbulb moment, he OF COURSE came back to the firm. They lost two clients and the case in the process, but if he didn't come back to the firm where would we all be at this point in the story? Okay so I LOVE The Grinder. You know I do, but how long can Dean stay SO affected, delusional and oblivious? They need to figure this out a bit.
I checked out Recovery Road last night. It's the first new original drama on Freeform, the network formally known as ABC Family. Who knew you could go to school by day and go to rehab instead of Key Club or Volleyball practice afterwards? Maddie's the teen with the problem. Her Dad died a few years ago and she's been dulling the pain with drugs and booze. That's my diagnosis, not Wes's. He's the very young cute therapist that lives at the rehab with the gang of addicts. Still feeling a bit ABC/Disney-ish, the first ep was a bit predictable. Cute female troubled teen goes to rehab, convinces cute male troubled teen to sneak out after curfew, gets caught, gets a second chance but realizes this is the place for her. Cue music. Couple of twists, her ex bff just so happens to be in the same exact rehab, her school guidance counselor just so happens to be an ex-addict and all of her friends are so stupid that it hasn't occurred to them that they haven't received a text, call, Insta or Tweet from Maddie in an entire day. Okay. It is TV. I'm still in for now.
THE OTHER STUFF
-After my awesome recap of Billions yesterday, the writers liked my tweet and the network renewed the show for a 2nd season. Interestingly enough, the show didn't show up at all on the Sunday night ratings report I use. Apparently the shows doing well in delayed and multiplatform viewing. The on air premiere delivered 900K viewers and a .2 which increased to 950K and a .3 for episode 2. Including pre-premiere streaming and multiple airings on premiere night the series premiere grew to 3 million viewers. Post premiere viewing brought that number to 6.5 million people.
-I'm not trying to be funny at all, but it is true this time, Abe Vigoda did really pass away yesterday. He was 94. RIP Abe. Bonus Trivia question in his honor...give me his Godfather characters name.
-IAB Word of the Day: CHANNEL-A mechanism of distribution that refers to live or on-demand online content streams featuring user or publisher content with similar content/interests grouped and curated together.
Wednesday's Trivia Question: What was Sawyer's real name in Lost? Not the actors real name, the characters real name?
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