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Friday Ratings: Debate Fails to Meet Expectations

Although there was high interest in Friday night’s debate, the numbers were lower than expected. The political event - still the most-watched program of the night - drew a smaller crowd than the Kerry/Bush meeting in 2004.

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Friday Ratings: CBS and ABC Split Lackluster Evening

This past Friday, the networks didn’t give the viewers much to choose from. (That will, thankfully, change in just a few short weeks.) The tight race ended with an ABC win in the demos and a CBS victory with the viewers.

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Wednesday Ratings: America’s Got Talent Takes Win for NBC

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Friday Ratings: Game Shows Trump ABC

Without a doubt, Charlie Gibson’s exclusive interview with Sarah Palin was the most-watched event on Friday night. Unfortunately, the ALMA Awards wasn’t. That ratings combination allowed FOX to take a win in both categories this weekend.

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Comedies Bring Network Down

Despite great numbers for last week’s debut of Bones’ debut last week, FOX saw a decline for Week 2. (Poor performances from the network’s comedies didn’t help.) This allowed NBC to take back both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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Friday Ratings: Cancer Takes a Back Seat to 5th Graders

Despite being a star-studded, newsworthy event, the Stand Up 2 Cancer special wound up falling behind an episode of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Thanks to split coverage between ABC, NBC and CBS, FOX was easily Friday night’s winner in both categories.

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Friday Ratings: FOX on Top of Boring Night

Although it was a close race, FOX managed to pass CBS with the viewers on Friday. The Eye network, though, did tie FOX and CW in the demos.

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Friday Ratings: Close Call Between CBS and NBC

Friday night’s contest came down to the activity in the 9:00 hour. When the dust settled, CBS barely passed NBC in the viewers (5.09 million to 5.06 million) while tying both NBC and CW in the demos.

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  • * (5 million, 1.2/5 in 18-49) saw 200,000 spirits disappear.
  • * (4.1 million, 0.9/4) also slipped by 200,000.
  • (4 million, 1.2/5) got 200,000 more in the ring.
  • ‘s airing of Lemony Snicket (1.1/4) entertained 3.5 million.
  • Approximately 2.6 million were sucked into The Fog (0.9/3) on .

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This Week on TV (7/28-8/3)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (7/28)
  • Wanna Bet? (ABC,9pm):  “Corbin Bernsen, , Rip Hamilton and Melissa Peterman are the celebs placing the wagers. Stunts include a man trying to kick himself in the head 45 times in one minute.” Wanna bet people only know who half these ‘celebrities’ are?
  • Paranormal State (A&E, 10pm):  Season Two premiere. “The team investigates supposed activity at a home, including the mysterious destruction of religious objects and the unexplained appearance of dead animals near the home.” Dead animals? Should they be looking for ghosts or a serial killer?
  • Make a Move (DIY, 10pm):  “Amy Wynn Pastor helps newlyweds with their eco-conscious home, including projects like a compost heap, a kitchen upgrade and a wall demolition.” Ah, newlyweds. Always so annoyingly optimistic.
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10pm):  “In Mexico, Celia discovers the joys of discounted medicine at local pharmacies.” If only she had known about the $4 generics at her local Wal-Mart.

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Friday Ratings: Viewers Not in the Mood for Swinging

A switch of time slots might have helped Flashpoint, but it didn’t do much for Swingtown. Meanwhile, all of the networks took a backseat to NBC on Friday.

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