GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Cake Wars: Christmas (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Independent Lens (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Ladies of London (Finale) at 8pm
WEATHER: Natural Born Monsters (Finale) at 10pm

It might not have been huge, but it was big: Donald Trump’s controversial appearance as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 6.6 rating in metered market households, the highest since January 2012. A 2.7 among A18-49 was the best since February, 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was back in the Comedy Central host seat just one day after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery. “I’m back from the world’s shortest vacation,” said Noah on Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Medium, featuring an LA clairvoyant who shares messages from beyond with celebs, debuts Sunday, January 24 at 10p on E!. Star clients include Monica Potter, Bella Thorne, Jaime Pressly and Boy George, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One docu-series The Next 15 promises to reveal what happens behind the scenes on reality TV. Currently filming in LA for a 1Q16 premiere, the show features reality show vets determined to change their public personas. “The veil has finally been lifted giving viewers exclusive access into the production process of a docu-series,” said producer Carlos King (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Saturday, November 14, Azteca America is turning the network over to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, for an evening dedicated to raising awareness for the work member hospitals are doing to help medically stricken kids and their families. A live fundraising event will air from 5p-11p, featuring appearances from supporters like Marie Osmond, telenovela stars and singer Ana Barbara, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s News One Now this morning is devoting its entire broadcast (7a-8a) to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Town Hall Meeting in South Carolina, which took place Saturday. The meeting, hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, was moderated by News One Now’s Roland S. Martin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo is premiering documentary Gen Silent, about a group of six LGBT elders living in Boston, tonight at 9p. The movie is making noise – Logo, sites and blogs will share posts using #GenSilent to raise awareness of issues facing LGBT seniors. “After surviving the HIV/AIDS crisis, fighting for civil rights and truly earning the right to age gracefully, our LGBT elders now have to face new obstacles at a time when they are the most vulnerable,” Taj Paxton, exec producer of Logo Documentary Films. “Logo is proud to stand with this often overlooked generation and to join Director Stu Maddux in giving them a voice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A making-of documentary focused on Bruce Springsteen’s 1980 masterpiece The River will premiere on HBO Friday, November 27. The film from Thom Zimny, who also directed HBO docs about the Boss’s High Hopes and Darkness on the Edge of Town, will include interviews with the rock icon. Springsteen is an exec producer with manger Jon Landau and Barbara Carr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of ABC’s American Crime is slated to return on a new night, Wednesday, January 6 at 10p, during Nashville’s winter break. Last time out the limited series aired Thursdays, filling How to Get Away With Murder’s slot after the Shondaland show’s run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Full Throttle Saloon, set in “the world’s largest biker bar,” will be open for business again Tuesday, December 1 at 10p on Destination America. Series previously aired on truTV and Reelz. The new episodes reveal the South Dakota drinking hole’s future after a devastating electrical fire in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diva alert: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for season six Tuesday, December 1 at 9p. Bravo promises “jaw-dropping bling, wild fun, shocking drama and a few surprises.” Plus a new, blonde bombshell wife married to a high-powered attorney 32 years her senior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ASPiRE reality series Changemakers, spotlighting African-American celebs giving back to others, is back with two new episodes. Rapper/producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Atlanta Real Housewife Kandi show how they’re doing good on Wednesday, November 11 at 8p and 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/singer Steve Kazee (Legends) is joining ABC’s Nashville in a recurring role. Country music drama airs Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Fonda will guest on HBO pilot Max, a comedy set in 1963 directed and exec produced by GirlsLena Dunham.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) will recur on ABC’s Quantico, reports Deadline. Freshman drama airs Sundays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Molly Parker (House of Cards) landed a role in Amazon Studios drama Trial, from David E. Kelley.  Legal drama stars Billy Bob Thornton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s two-hour Ghost Adventures Halloween special had .64 delivery among P25-54, 19 percent above last year’s special, ranking as the number 7 cable net in primetime and number 10 among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC tied with NBC’s Tonight Show in households (2.5/7) in metered markets for the top late nighter. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton guested.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 14 finale of Lifetime’s Project Runway had its best delivery among A25-54 (1.2 million) and W25-54 (899,000) since its season 12 finale in 2013. The episode also hit season highs among A18-49 (993,000) and W18-49 (742,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

1) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 153,428 (After 26 weeks – 249,649)
2) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller – 73, 056 (After 2 weeks – 237,384)
3) Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood – 70,905

Other Debuts
4) Various Artists – Now 56 – 57,954
5) Def Leppard – Def Leppard – 29,766
7) Various Artists – We Love Disney – 25,538
8) Neighborhood – Wiped Out – 20,110
9) Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley – 19,489
10) Chris Janson – Buy Me A Boat – 18,536
16) Puscifer – Money Shot – 15,327
17) Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live – 14,718

Spectre – $73 million
The Peanuts Movie – $45 million
The Martian – $9.3 million
Goosebumps – $7 million
Bridge of Spies – $6.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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