Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for May 17-23. Listings include the
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for May 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.
v“Dancing With the Stars”: ABC, 19.04 million.
v“American Idol” (Wednesday): Fox, 19 million.
v“American Idol” (Tuesday): Fox, 18.68 million.
v“NCIS”: CBS, 15.96 million.
v“NCIS: Los Angeles”: CBS, 15.32 million.
“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox): Change is in the air as “American Idol” concludes its least scintillating season. Not only will we crown a brand new champ, we’ll say goodbye to departing judge Simon Cowell, who leaves a trail of bitter snark in his wake.
“Criminal Minds” (9 p.m., CBS): We have a Tim Curry sighting on the season finale of “Criminal Minds.” He plays a Los Angeles serial killer who offs his victims during rolling blackouts. Sounds like one very dark hour.
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Aguilera postpones her summer tour
Christina Aguilera feels she needs more time to prepare for her upcoming tour, so she has postponed it. A statement from the singer’s rep says the summer tour has been moved to 2011 because she is busy with her debut film, “Burlesque,” and her new album, “Bionic.” The film is due in November, the album on June 8.
The 20-city tour included a Aug. 3 concert at First Niagara Pavilion near Pittsburgh. British singer Leona Lewis was set to open. The statement says with so little time between the album release and tour date she wouldn’t have time to rehearse the show. A new tour will be announced later this year, and ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Miss Truck Night to be crowned
The fourth annual Miss Truck Night will be crowned Friday evening at Truck Night at Yankee Lake, on Route 7. Twenty finalists have been chosen to compete in trivia and bikini competitions. All finalists will have a chance to be on the new 18-month Truck Night calendar, coming soon. The Huckin’ Fillbillys will perform Friday, which will also see the completion of the Tug-O-War competition. For more information, go to trucknight.com.
Cat Fanciers plan regional show
The Cat Fanciers Association will hold its regional cat show June 12-13 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to cfagreatlakes.org.
‘Glee’ star to cheer for young activists
Jane Lynch of “Glee” will cheer on exceptional young activists as part of VH1’s “Do Something Awards.” Lynch plays a surly cheerleading coach on the hit musical show on Fox. She will host the July 19 event taking place in Los Angeles and airing live on VH1. The show honors people 25 and younger who are trying to better their community. Five already have been granted $10,000 from DoSomething.org. One will win a $100,000 grant at the event.