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Weekend Reading: James Bama, Alex De Campi, Kids and Guns!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Judge ParkerBefore going any further, let’s just pause for a minute (which is like a week in internet-time) and send some good thoughts out to Eduardo Barreto, the great comic artist who currently draws the Judge Parker comic strip. He’s ailing with Meningitis and has had to push himself away from the drawing board while he recovers. Aside from being a good guy, he’s a terrific artist and Parker is one of the best-drawn comics currently on the page. We at Comix 411 wish him a speedy recovery. Eduardo’s pal and frequent collaborator, Beau Smith, has an excellent appreciaton as well as an update over at Busted Knuckles.

Kids And Guns: One thing I’ve learned is that kids from the 1950s and 1960s loved their guns, and companies were only too happy to fill their hands with iron, okay, well, plastic and metal parts, but still. Over at Cyclops Central they’ve got an excellent post to prove that point with ads from comics books and television.

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Valentine Devkit Virus

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

Valentine DevkitAnother virus has reared its cute

ugly head, this time in the guise of puppies for Valentine’s Day. Known as the Valentine Devkit, click on it and you will see the pooches and but also download lloveexe.exe, start.exe.or something similar. Be very careful if you decide to create an e-card for the holiday as there are those above as well as fake Hallmark cards that will infect your computer with malware.

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Sunday Ratings: 24 Makes Up for Lost Time

Although it had been 18 months since we last left Jack Bauer (longer than the writers’ strike itself), fans still cared enough to welcome 24 back. Even though it was down 23% from Season 6’s debut, last night’s two-hour “bridge” movie - with help from an earlier football overrun - gave FOX wins in the viewers and the demos.

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  • (12.3 million, 4.7/11 in 18-49) lost 4.7 million.
  • The (12.2 million, 5.1/12) had its best ratings in four years.
  • (12 million) 4.0/9) was up 18% from the previous season’s finale.
  • (10.1 million, 2.7/6) slid by 2.2 million.
  • * (640,000, 0.2/0) picked up 40,000.
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    TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/20)

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    Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

    EXTENSIONS
    • Gary Unmarried (CBS) - Full season order
    • Medium (NBC) - Six more episodes ordered
    • Worst Week (CBS) - Three more episodes ordered

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    Sunday Ratings: Obama Still a Big Draw

    Nearly two weeks after the election, President-elect Barack Obama is still drawing record numbers. Last night’s interview on 60 Minutes attracted approximately 24.5 million, the show’s best numbers in 9 years. This performance helped CBS win the night with the viewers, though it wasn’t enough to take the demos from NBC.

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    Sunday Ratings: Hot Night for Football

    All the action yesterday was found on the gridiron. A contest between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles helped NBC win the night in the demos. Meanwhile, an earlier game on CBS put the Eye network on top with the viewers.

    Eli Manning of the NY Giants8pm

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    Sunday Ratings: Treehouse of Horror Has Monster-Sized Numbers

    Even though the show celebrated Halloween two days late, The Simpsons’ annual “Treehouse of Horror” special was still timely with the viewers. Last night’s animated event gave the series its best performance in the demos in nearly five years. That result, in turn, gave the network a Sunday win in the demos. Meanwhile, the Patriots/Colts football game put NBC on top with the viewers.

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    Sunday Ratings: No Strikeout for FOX

    It looks like the fourth time was still a charm for FOX. Although it was down 28% from 2007’s numbers, yesterday’s game between the Phillies and the Rays was the best of the series so far. Despite competition from ABC, Game 4 of the World Series gave its network wins in both categories last night.

    World Series Game 48pm

    • Approximately 15.5 million watched the Philadelphia Phillies take Game 4 of the (5.1 in 18-49).
    • (12.2 million, 3.9/10) nailed down another 1.4 million.
    • (9.7 million, 2.9/7) had 1.5 million less.
    • ‘s broadcast of The 40-Year-Old Virgin attracted 4.3 million (1.9/5).
    • (846,000, 0.3/1) actually did about 96,000 better than last week.

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    Sunday Ratings: FOX Animation Has Strong Return

    After a week off for the NLCS, FOX’s comedy lineup returned to nice numbers. Last night’s episodes of King of the Hill and Family Guy even hit season highs. Regardless, the network did not do enough to overtake its competitors. CBS wound up winning the night with the viewers while tying ABC in the demos.

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    Sunday Ratings: Sports Night on FOX

    Last night, FOX greatly benefited from the Arizona Cardinals/Dallas Cowboys OT period. That matchup, combined with Game 3 of the NLCS, gave the network wins with the viewers and the demos yesterday.

    Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys8pm

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