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Sunday Ratings: CBS Gets a Hole in One

Earlier coverage of The Masters golf tournament (and its convenient overrun) lifted CBS to a victory on an otherwise slow Easter Sunday.

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  • /The Amazing Race (3.0/9 in 18-49) combined for 11.8 million.
  • A 2-hour (9.4 million, 2.9/8) pulled in another 2.3 million.
  • An expanded (6.4 million, 1.6/5) did better than the recently-moved Kings.
  • * (4.7 million, 2.2/7) dropped 1.7 million; King of the Hill* (2.0/6) turned in 4.2 million.
  • CW’s airing of Cutthroat Island (0.3/1) registered 1.4 million.

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Sunday Ratings: Family Guy Beams Up the Numbers

FOX might not have been last night’s winning network (that title belongs to CBS), but it wasn’t due to lack of trying. Yesterday’s Family Guy episode drew a fair number of Trekkies and the best demos of the evening.

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  • 60 Minutes/The Amazing Race combined efforts for 13 million (3.8/10 in 18-49).
  • (10.8 million, 3.6/9) was up 1 million.
  • (6.6 million, 3.1/9) improved by 400,000.
  • (4.4 million, 1.3/3) lost another 200,000.
  • CW’s broadcast of War Games (0.4/1) sucked in 1.2 million.

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Sunday Ratings: Weekend Ends with a CBS Win

Couple a basketball tournament overrun with a President Obama interview and what do you get? A nice way to start the evening for CBS. Despite hot competition from Desperate Housewives, the Eye network won both the viewers and the demos last night.

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This Week on TV (2/2-2/8)

Chuck in 3-D

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  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “In a 3-D edition, global rock star Tyler Martin () is marked for murder, so the agents kidnap the musician to discover who’s behind the deadly plot.”  Unfortunately, they don’t understand his “My-plane-crashed-on-an-island-and-there-were-these-Others” story either.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “The newly powerless Hiro resolves to help Ando become a true superhero.” Sorry, Suresh. You’re stuck with creating powers for yourself.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Daughter Bridgette lands in trouble at school for drawing nude pictures of her art teacher.” She earned an “A” for technique, but an “F” for accuracy.
  • For the Love of Ray J (VH1, 10:30pm):  Series premiere. “The actor, singer-songwriter and brother of Brandy moves 14 beautiful women into his mansion and starts his search for love.” If can get a reality show, I guess her sex tape partner should get one too.

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Captain Sullenberger to Visit CBS Programs

Captain Chelsey SullenbergerUPDATE: CBS’ The Early Show will also devote its entire broadcast on Monday to the Hudson River landing.

After weeks of minimal public appearances, Capt. Chelsey Sullenberger is ready to tell his story.

The heroic pilot of Flight 1549 will have his first sit-down chat with Katie Couric on Sunday, February 8th. Although he was once scheduled to speak with Matt Lauer about that Hudson River landing, CBS somehow managed to steal that exclusive right out from under NBC’s foot.

Two days after that interview, “Sully,” along with the rest of his US Airways crew, will hit up the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Sunday Ratings: Golden Globes Not So Bright

Despite the glitz and glamour of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the telecast wasn’t a big draw. This year’s ceremony actually had its lowest numbers of its 13-year NBC history. This allowed CBS, boosted by an earlier Steelers/Charges game, to take the night in the viewers and demos.

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  • Approximately 14.6 million saw Slumdog Millionaire take top prize at the (4.8/11 in 18-49).
  • (4.0/9) reported to 13.7 million.
  • ‘s adult demo numbers (12.5 million, 4.2/9) were the smallest ever for a series premiere.
  • (10.3 million, 3.4/8) was off by 700,000.
  • ‘s airing of Carrie (0.5/1) scared up 1.4 million.

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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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TV on DVD: April 1, 2008

Here are some of the options available this April Fool’s Day:

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Tops on Easter Holiday

Although last night’s numbers were a bit confusing - CBS’ NCAA coverage caused show overlaps in parts of the country - it appears ABC managed to pull out another Sunday win.  The network was first in both the viewers and the demos.

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TV on DVD: March 11, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Tin Man

  • Aquarion (Season 1, Part 1)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (Season 2, Part 2)
  • Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States (Season 1)
  • Love American Style (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • The Mod Squad (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • One Foot in the Grave (Seasons 3 & 4)
  • Sam & Max Freelance Police (The Complete Series)
  • 60 Minutes: The Murder of Chauncey Bailey
  • 60 Minutes: The Prosecution of Governor Siegelman
  • 60 Minutes: What’s Wrong with the Bees?
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Tin Man
  • Witchblade (Volume 5)

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