Yahoo Reveals Top Searched TV Shows of 2012; ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Premiere Nabs Best Ratings Ever

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Yahoo has released its findings for the top searched TV shows of 2012 and the most searched show is… FOX’s American Idol. Here is the rest of the list in order: Dancing With the Stars, The Young & The Restless, Walking Dead, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Good Morning America, The Voice, Days of Our Lives and Big Brother. As part of its 2012 year in review coverage, the web site also generated lists of the top searched comedies, dramas and reality shows. [Yahoo]

The Season 2 premiere of Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset was up 106 percent in the ratings for the key 18-49 demographic over the reality show’s Season 1 premiere. The episode nabbed its best numbers yet grabbing 2.3 million total viewers. It was also up 50 percent among total viewers. Shahs of Sunset airs Sundays at 10 PM on Bravo. [Bravo]

J.K Rowling’s second stab at literature, The Casual Vacancy, will be turned into a television show on BBC One. In a press release, the Harry Potter author said, “I’m thrilled that the BBC has commissioned The Casual Vacancy. I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home.” While there isn’t much information available about the series, Rowling will have a hand in its production. It is expected to air in 2014. [EW]

HBO’s Newsroom is bringing Joel Johnstone in for a recurring role on the drama’s second season. Johnstone will play a Mitt Romney staffer. The actor has also been cast on a medical comedy pilot, Getting On, for the network from the creators of Big Love. The pilot is based on a BBC comedy of the same name. [THR]

It’s Monday, so as you can expect, NBC won the ratings game for the ad-coveted demographic on Sunday night with its broadcast of the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. Thanks to football overrun, CBS won the night for total viewers nabbing 23.9 million viewers. For the 18-49 demo, CBS came in second and ABC came in third. [EW]

Spike TV has renewed Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares. Ink Master’s third season will premiere in Summer 2013 with 13 one-hour episodes. Meanwhile, Season 2 of Tattoo Nightmares will return with 26 brand new episodes next year. [Spike]

After two seasons, The L.A. Complex has been given the axe in Canada. Despite low ratings on The CW, sources have said that no decision has been made by the network as to whether or not the show will continue to air in the United States. They are said to be in discussion with Epitome productions, who produces the show, on Monday. Epitome is trying to shop the show to other Canadian networks. [Zap2it]

Go On has enlisted Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo as a new love interest for Matthew Perry’s Ryan King. Perabo is on tap for a three-episode arc on the freshman comedy. She will play Simone, a former member of the therapy group who returns to the group and develops a relationship with Ryan. [Deadline]

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