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Monday Ratings: Lackluster Finales for Heroes, Chuck

If there ever was a time for fans to come out and support Chuck, it would have been last night. Unfortunately, the numbers for both NBC finales were basically flat from last week. (At least the network has already declared that Heroes will get a return.) Meanwhile, FOX beat out CBS in a tight race for the demos while ABC was in first with the viewers.

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Monday Ratings: Bones is No House

Attempts to give Bones more attention didn’t do much for either the show or the network. Despite decreased competition from CBS, the program pulled in smaller numbers than the normal slot holder. The series also declined from its last Thursday outing.

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Monday Ratings: NBC Actually Improves

Yes, yes - you heard me right: NBC showed signs of life yesterday. But let’s not get too excited now. It’s not like the network won anything. (The Peacock was still in fourth place.) It just didn’t suck as badly as it has been.

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This Week on TV (4/13-4/19)

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

 

MONDAY 4/13)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “When Chuck’s father is abducted by Fulcrum forces, Chuck attempts to rescue him by putting his faith in a most unlikely person—his double-crossing ex-girlfriend, Jill ().” Well, she is fast and furious.
  • Dhani Tackles the Globe (Travel, 9pm):  “Dhani visits Spain’s Basque region to learn about jai alai, a fast-paced ball game that’s been called “ballet with bullets.” That’s one performance of The Nutcracker I would probably sit out.
  • Roommates (ABC Family, 9pm):  “Hope’s father makes a surprise visit and tells her to come home because he’s unhappy with her job situation.” Doesn’t he, like, understand how hard it is out there? He’s so lame.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack’s daughter returns.” Because the worst day in Daddy’s life just wouldn’t be the same without her.

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Monday Ratings: Suburbia Survives the Evening

Yesterday’s premiere of Surviving Suburbia did well despite NCAA competition. The program had the best numbers for a comedy debut since the opener of Samantha Who? in October 2007. (A Dancing with the Stars lead-in being the common denominator.)

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Slumdog Millionaire Actor Gets Role on 24

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24,

Anil KapoorAlthough most of the recent attention has been focused on Freida Pinto, another Slumdog Milionaire star has just been cast in a high-profile project.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Anil Kapoor - the “host” of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - will be joining the cast of 24 next fall. (Kiefer Sutherland just announced that he would be around for a Season 8.) The 49-year-old Indian actor is scheduled to play a Middle Eastern leader in America on a peacemaking mission.

Production on Day 8 starts next month.

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Monday Ratings: FOX and ABC Divide the Night

Despite all the 10’s issued on Dancing with the Stars last night, ABC narrowly lost the demos to FOX yesterday. Hot ballroom action did stir up the evening’s biggest audience though.

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Kiefer Sutherland Will Return for Another Season of 24

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24, Renewals,

Kiefer SutherlandBack in September, Day 7 of 24 appeared to be on shaky ground. Now cast and crew are already preparing for Day 8.

During his promotional tour for Monsters vs. Aliens, told the AP that he intends on being around for his show’s next chapter. “If I was going to liken 24 to a girlfriend, 24 has been really good to me. And I need to be really good back,” he explained.

Although he is itching to try other things, the 42-year-old apparently realizes he is lucky to be employed. “There are plays I want to do. There are so many different things I would like to do, but I was so fortunate to be part of something like that my focus is still on that right now,” he said.

So how much longer can we expect to see Jack Bauer fighting for our country? That will depend on how many scenarios the creative team can cook up. “The real pressure is placed on the writers. It’s a real question about how much they feel they can give and what they can do,” Sutherland said.

Filming on Season 8 will begin this May.

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Monday Ratings: New Lows for Heroes, Medium

If you thought a repeat of Two and a Half Men might help Heroes’ chances, you were wrong. Last night, the wilting NBC program once again saw its smallest audience to date. That poor performance led into a series low for Medium as well.

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  • (20.2 million, 4.9/13 in 18-49) stumbled by 900,000.
  • * (7.7 million, 2.6/7) sent 5.1 million home.
  • A original (7.4 million, 2.9/8) didn’t do as well as The Big Bang Theory; a HIMYM repeat (2.6/7) turned in 6.9 million.
  • (2.1/6) registered 6.1 million.
  • (2.2 million, 1.0/3) remained steady.

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Monday Ratings: Castle Has Strong Second Outing

While it’s doubtful Castle would be able to do this well without DWTS’ support, the series did show promise in its second week. The Nathan Fillion vehicle joined forces with the ballroom hit to give ABC another double win last night.

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