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Despite starting at 6 a.m. on a weekday, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton drew a king-size U.S. audience Friday morning. The wedding coverage was carried live from about 6 a.m. to  7:15 a.m. on 11 networks and drew 22.8 million viewers and 18.6 million households, according to Nielsen Media Research. That’s  Ratings: Millions watched Royal Wedding; ceremony draws more households than Charles and Diana

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A few Friday cult favorites dipped in the ratings last night, with Friday Night Lights, Smallville, and Shark Tank posting declines, while Fringe perked up a notch. CBS’ royal wedding special (8.6 million, 1.7 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) tied CSI: NY (9.2 million, 1.7) to win the night, but the special added some pressure to the  Friday ratings: ‘Smallville,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Shark Tank’ dip, ‘Fringe’ rises

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Steve Carell’s touching final episode of NBC’s The Office delivered the show’s best performance since at least January. The Office was seen by 8.1 million viewers and delivered a 4.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That’s a strong recent number for the show, up 24 percent from last week, but not really unusual. The number will  Steve Carell’s final ‘Office’ ratings strong

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Tonight the Peacock launches its potential rival to American Idol with a star-stuffed “coach” panel and a concept that puts a literal twist on a hugely popular reality format. The show represents NBC’s last best chance to exit the season with one new ratings winner. But can Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Adam Levine deliver  ‘The Voice’ ratings prediction: Can Christina Aguilera save NBC?

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The second airing of Game of Thrones delivered the same number of viewers as last week’s premiere. Sunday’s 9 pm airing was seen by 2.2 million viewers, matching last week’s airing, which has since climbed to 6.8 million thanks to repeat airings. More to come… Related: Game of Thrones second episode recap: ‘Sex, Lies and  ‘Game of Thrones’ ratings steady for second episode

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