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Thursday Ratings: CBS Survives the Night

Despite repeats of CSI and The Mentalist (and a two-hour Private Practice block), CBS managed to hang on to the night’s viewers. Meanwhile, the network also found itself tying ABC in the demos.

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Thursday Ratings: CBS Takes Over ABC

Looks like somebody just wasn’t in the mood to share this week. Although Thursdays are typically known for win-win situations (CBS wins the viewers; ABC wins the demos), that was not the case last night. This time around the Eye network surprisingly took both categories.

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Thursday Ratings: Strong Returns for Sweeps Stunts

There’s nothing like a good sweeps stunt to get viewers tuned in. What happened to Kate Walsh in that sliding car? Over 10 million watched Private Practice to find out. How did CSI end its crossover event? Nearly 17 million now know.

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Thursday Ratings: Fringe Hangs by a Thread

Just because FOX benefitted from the World Series doesn’t mean its programs did. Last night’s return of Fringe hit a series low in the demos. Meanwhile, the other networks resumed their old ways. ABC placed first yesterday with the 18-49s while CBS was on top with the viewers.

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Casting Corner: Lost, Criminal Intent and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

30 Rock: If James Franco doesn’t watch out, he might start liking this TV thing and never turn back. The Milk star has not only lined up a stint on General Hospital, he will also appear as himself on the Emmy-winning comedy. Although NBC would not confirm the casting, it’s believed James will have a faux celebrity romance with Jenna (Jane Krakowski).

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Thursday Ratings: FlashForward Goes Backward

Thanks to the World Series, FlashForward lost its forward progress last night. The ABC drama fell to a demo low when pitted against sports action.

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This Week on TV (10/26-11/1)


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MONDAY (10/26)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Claire and Gretchen go through hazing, but they’ve got other problems facing them.” They could just be blackballed from the entire network.
  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “Tyler and Boone are called to a Halloween party that has gone haywire.” Every year, someone takes “Dead Man’s Party” literally.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9pm):  “Elsewhere, Dan is rattled when he watches one of Olivia’s on-screen sex scenes.” No one wants to think about Lizzie Maguire having sex.

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Thursday Ratings: Survivor Scare Draws Viewers

It might not have been the way Russell Swan wanted to leave, but he definitely got our attention. Last night’s scary episode of Survivor picked up its best numbers of the season. Unfortunately, CBS’ other repeats gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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Thursday Ratings: 30 Rock Not Solid for NBC

30 Rock has no problems attracting guest stars and earning Emmys—so why does it continue to struggle in the ratings? Last night’s Season 4 premiere found itself down 27% in the demo from this same time last year. It also lost over 20% of The Office‘s viewers.

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Casting Corner: Parenthood, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Parenthood: What was once linked to both Maura Tierney and Helen Hunt, now belongs to Lauren Graham. The Gilmore Girls actress has officially been cast as Sarah Braverman in NBC’s Parenthood. Tierney was originally supposed to play the single mother of two teenagers before she was sidelined with breast cancer. A failed deal then kept Hunt from taking over the part.

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