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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Tuesday Ratings: So-So Start for Parenthood

Endless promos during the Winter Olympics didn’t exactly result in large numbers for Parenthood. Although NBC’s new drama did have a small victory in the demos, the program was still a far second with the viewers.

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  • (23.5 million, 8.6/22 in 18-49) was down 500,000 from last week.
  • (4.1/11) returned to 19.7 million.
  • (3.2/8) raised 8.3 million.
  • * (1.6/4) recapped 4.3 million.
  • * (0.3/1) turned in 736,000.

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Friday Ratings: Big Showing for Smallville

Fridays might not have been good to Dollhouse or Ugly Betty, but that doesn’t mean the night is like totally bad. Smallville‘s recent two-hour event brought in the program’s best numbers of the season.

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Friday Ratings: CBS Channels the Viewers

CBS did what CBS normally does on a Friday night: win. The network, thanks to its strong drama lineup, took both the viewers and the demos this weekend.

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2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Friday Ratings: Big Bump for Betty

Okay, so CBS was in repeats—but I think we’d all accept gifts when we can. A lack of competition helped Friday’s broadcast of Ugly Betty reach its best numbers of the season. Thankfully, the program will be given a new opportunity when it starts airing on Wednesdays in January.

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Friday Ratings: Dollhouse Down, Betty Up

Do viewers watch programs they know are being canceled? Based on Dollhouse‘s ratings last night, probably not. The FOX drama returned this weekend to series-low ratings. Elsewhere, fans of Ugly Betty did their best to keep that ABC comedy from the chopping block.

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  • (8.2 million, 1.9/7 in 18-49) had the best numbers of the night.
  • Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa (1.1/4) entertained 4.3 million for NBC.
  • ABC’s Dreams Come True special (0.9/3) saw 3.7 million tune in.
  • (0.8/3) averaged 2.1 million over two hours.
  • * (1.8 million, 0.8/3) added on 200,000.

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Friday Ratings: Ugly Night for Ugly Betty

A night of repeats didn’t help Ugly Betty‘s long-term survival chances this weekend. Despite a slate of originals for ABC, the network lost out to CBS in viewers. Meanwhile, FOX - thanks to an animated movie - actually won in the demos.

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Friday Ratings: ABC Has Animated Evening

Would ABC be smart to air cartoons every Friday night? The weekend’s broadcast of Shrek the Third helped give the network a rare tie in the 18-49s. CBS, though, was still a solo winner with the viewers.

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Friday Ratings: Business as Usual for CBS

An evening without a Rihanna-esque interview is just your typical boring

Friday night. CBS’ lineup easily held off its contenders to win both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (8 million, 2.0/7 in 18-48) was on par with last week.
  • (7.5 million, 1.7/6) dipped by a 1/2 milion.
  • (5 million, 1.4/5) raised another 200,000.
  • * (3.5 million, 1.1/4) was off by 400,000.
  • (2.7 million, 1.2/4) lost 100,000.

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