<p>Johnny Arco of &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>

Johnny Arco of "American Idol"

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TV Ratings: 'American Idol" leads FOX Thursday as World Dog Awards tops 'A to Z'

'Big Bang Theory' repeat and 'Mom' actually top 'Idol'

Fast National ratings for Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Helped by a "Big Bang Theory" repeat on CBS, FOX and "American Idol" had no trouble winning Thursday night in all measures, despite a drop from last Thursday's show.

Nothing else was especially notable among Thursday's numbers, though NBC's "A to Z" doing half-a-Mulaney in the key demo remains impressive in a sad way.

Actually, The CW drawing nearly 2 million viewers for The World Dog Awards is at least semi-notable, especially since it outdrew "A to Z."

On to the numbers...

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<p>Adam Lambert on the &quot;American Idol&quot; panel</p>

Adam Lambert on the "American Idol" panel

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Recap: 'American Idol' Auditions - New York City

Adam Lambert joins Harry and J-Lo in a two-hour audition episode

Welcome back for another night of "American Idol" auditions.

We wrapped up Kansas City last night.

And on Thursday (January 15)? We're off to New York City.

Click through and follow along...

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<p>Taraji P. Henson of &quot;Empire&quot;</p>

Taraji P. Henson of "Empire"

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TV Ratings: 'Empire' rises in Week 2, 'Idol' retains and FOX leads Wednesday

TV shows don't rise in their second weeks. All hail Cookie.

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

FOX's "Empire" bucked normal industry trending to post week-to-week gains from an already-outstanding premiere to help FOX rule Wednesday night in all measures. Solid retention from the second week of "American Idol" also contributed to FOX's big night.

Most of Wednesday's other movement was down. ABC's comedies all posted tiny declines, while NBC's "Mysteries of Laura" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will both down double-digits.

The slight gainers were CBS' "Criminal Minds" and "Stalker."

On to the numbers...

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<p>Ellen Peterson auditions on &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>

Ellen Peterson auditions on "American Idol"

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Recap: 'American Idol' Auditions - Kansas City Part II

Everything's still up to date in Kansas City for J-Lo, Keith and Harry

Time for the first "American Idol" episode this season that I haven't seen in advance and therefore the first episode on which my time-code is going to be correct. Woot!

But that also means it's the first episode I can't pause if I'm in danger of misspelling somebody's oddly spelled name.

Be gentle and click through for all of the action from more Kansas City auditions...

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<p>&quot;Marvel&#39;s Agent Carter&quot;</p>

"Marvel's Agent Carter"

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What's in store for 'Marvel's Agent Carter'? Press Tour Live-Blog

Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray and company hit press tour

After a frustrating oblique panel for ABC's "The Whispers," which is about something that was introduced in the original pilot but now won't be introduced until the fourth or fifth episode, it's now time for "Marvel's Agent Carter," which is blissfully about what it's about.

The third "Agent Carter" episode aired on Tuesday night, so we've got some stuff to discuss, even though only five more episodes remain.

The panel includes Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Lyndsy Fonseca and a whopping seven producers, including Marvel's Jeph Loeb, creators Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, showrunners Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, plus two other guys.

Follow along below!

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<p>ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee</p>

ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee

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ABC's Paul Lee on the State of the Network - Press tour live-blog

Expect lots of complaining about 'Selfie' and no complaining about 'Manhattan Love Story'

After a executive session-free Tuesday -- we had set visits and digital panels -- it's time to get back to network business at the Television Critics Association.

Wednesday (January 14) is ABC's day and we're starting off the day with ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee, who's in pretty good shape after a fall that saw big launches for "How To Get Away With Murder" and, to a less degree, "Black-ish." However, last spring's savior "Resurrection" has fallen off a cliff and I suspect we're about to get really self-righteous about the cancelation of "Selfie."

So follow along with my live-blog!

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<p>Tuesday&#39;s &quot;NCIS: New Orleans&quot;</p>

Tuesday's "NCIS: New Orleans"

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TV Ratings: 'Parks and Recreation' returns strong, but 'NCIS' leads CBS Tuesday

'Marvel's Agent Carter' dips in its second week for ABC

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

The final season of "Parks and Recreation" returned up from last fall's premiere, but didn't provide a speedbump as CBS swept the Tuesday primetime hours with "NCIS," "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Person of Interest."

"Parks and Rec" was up 50 percent over last season's finale and grew 39 percent in total viewers (growth from last fall's premiere was much smaller), but failed to provide any sort of bump for NBC's struggling "Marry Me," though "About a Boy" rose by a statistical hiccup.

In its second week and first week airing only in its 9 p.m. home, "Marvel's Agent Carter" slipped by double-digits, but didn't collapse entirely.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Jay Baruchel of &quot;Man Seeking Woman&quot;</p>

Jay Baruchel of "Man Seeking Woman"

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'Man Seeking Woman' star Jay Baruchel on returning to TV, comedy and Canadian pride

'Undeclared' veteran explains what drew him to Simon Rich's script

TORONTO, CANADA. After a morning spent slipping and falling, for comedic effect, on the ice of a suburban hockey rink, "Man Seeking Woman" star Jay Baruchel is eager to talk about his new FXX romantic comedy.

The Powers That Be, however, are not cooperating. 

We're in a small Baptist church that has had its basement retrofitted into a "Man Seeking Woman" production hub and, at the moment, a high-profile guest star who I can't currently reveal is shooting in front of a green-screen in the room next door. A door is closed, but Baruchel is excited about his first regular TV series gig in nearly a decade and a stern AD keeps peeking in to "shush" the source of loud vocalizations, ignoring that the noise is coming from the guy who's first on the call-sheet.

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<p>Joaqu&iacute;n Cos&iacute;o</p>

Joaquín Cosío

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Exclusive: FX's 'The Strain' finds its vampire-fighting Silver Angel

An acclaimed Mexican star will play the beloved luchador

FX has filled one of the key new roles for the upcoming second season of "The Strain," casting a well-respected Mexican star of stage and screen to play a heroic former luchador. 

HitFix can report exclusively that Joaquín Cosío will join the Season 2 cast playing Angel Guzman Hurtado. 

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<p>Golden Globes</p>

Golden Globes

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 264 - 'Justified,' Golden Globes and more

Dan and Alan review 'Man Seeking Woman,' '12 Monkeys,' 'Backstrom' and more


Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls! Time for an in-person edition of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. Well, you're not in person, but with Alan in town for TCA press tour, we're both in person.

We'll also do an in-person video show at some point this week, allowing us to talk a bit about press tour and to also review a couple other shows including "The Americans" and Pivot's "Fortitude." 

But for today? Much to discuss! We break down the Golden Globes telecast and its winners and then we reviewed a quintet of new and returning shows including "Broad City," "Man Seeking Woman," "12 Monkeys," "Justified" and "Backstrom." [Actually "including" implies we reviewed more shows than that. We didn't. Those are the five shows we reviewed here.]

Today's breakdown:
Golden Globes (00:01:40 - 00:17:10)
"Broad City" (00:17:25 - 00:27:40)
"Man Seeking Woman" (00:27:40 - 00:37:20)
"12 Monkeys" (00:37:25 - 00:45:50)
"Justified" (00:45:55 - 00:56:10)
"Backstrom" (00:56:10 - 01:10:00)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 


And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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