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Dancing With The Stars: Week 3

DWTS judgesTonight, the Final 10 competitors danced either a sexy jive or a sultry tango.  Read on to see how they fared:

SABRINA BRYAN (partner Mark Ballas)
(Dance: Jive/ Song: ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’)
We already know the girl can do ballroom—but what would she do with something more age-appropriate?  Not surprisingly, her jive was flirty and fun.  I’m constantly amazed by how well she can turn; I would be dizzy nauseous.  Len didn’t like a few of her ‘bizarre’ steps but thought it was her best dance so far.  Bruno said she was like a ‘seismic’ event; her incredible power gave ‘aftershocks’.  Carrie Ann said the youthful, vibrant dance completely suited her.  Score: 9/9/9 (27)

CAMERON MATHISON (partner Edyta Sliwinska)
(Dance: Tango/ Song: ‘The Beat Goes On’)
Thank goodness Cameron got to suit himself up this time around.  I think he looks confident in this dance; he appears like he’s actually taking charge.  Carrie Ann said the dance was more G-rated rather than sexy and smoldering, but she liked the chances they took with it.  Len complimented his posture and hold but wasn’t a huge fan of the interpretation.  He thought the dance had ‘too much attack’ and ‘not enough slow’.  Bruno thought Cameron was a lady killer tonight.  He said he was much improved.  Score: 8/7/8 (23)

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Sunday Night Football Scores NBC Ratings

The gridiron matchup on NBC was an exciting game for the viewers and a ratings win for the network.

Sunday Night Football


  • (17.4 million viewers, 6.6/16 in 18-49) was the best non-sports event of the evening.
  • (12.8 million, 2.9/7) lost 700,000 viewer from last week.
  • (8.4 million, 4.0/9 in 18-49) bested CBS in the key demo.


  • (12.2 million, 4.5/12 in 18-49) placed second behind football.
  • came in third with 11.2 million viewers (2.5/6 in demo), down 230,000 from last week.

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CBS’ ‘Numb3rs’ Helps Friday Ratings Race

CBS easily won an evening that saw a large number of reruns.  A victory night not come so easily next week when two more ABC shows (, ) begin.


  • Up against a repeat of (4.3 million), improved up on last week’s premiere and won the hour with 8.7 million viewers (2.4/8 in the 18-49 demo).


  • With 8.3 million viewers, CBS’ (2.2/7 in 18-49) was the hour’s winner.
  • The critically-acclaimed (6.5 million, 2.2/7) gained 200,000 viewers from last season’s finale and tied in the key demos.
  • A rerun of drew 4.9 million; a second-showing of saw 3.3 million.

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This Week on TV (10/8-10/14)

Men in Trees


MONDAY (10/8)
  • The View (ABC, syndicated):  Meredith Viera returns to her old-stomping grounds as a guest.  I’m sure she prefers it that way.
  • Total Request Live (MTV, 3:30pm):  Watch the ‘official’ debut of Britney’s new video, or just watch it now.
  • Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  The reunion of Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert happens tonight.
  • I Love New York 2 (VH1, 9pm):  Season premiere.  I’m sorry—what exactly do the winners ‘win’ on this show again?

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CBS Takes the Thursday Ratings Win

Although the introduction of ‘Seinfeld Vision’ helped the premiere of 30 Rock, it didn’t do do much for the network.  CBS took Must See Thursday—followed by ABC, NBC, FOX and CW.

30 Rock

  • (14.1 million, 4.4/13 in 18-49 demo) took the hour in both viewers and the key demographic group.
  • ABC’s (9.8 million, 3.4/10) saw a loss of over 1 million viewers this week, while (8 million, 3.4/10) lost 1/2 as much.
  • Emmy-award winning (7.4 million, 3.4/9) saw a 53% viewer increase from last season’s finale.


  • Although (20.8 million, 6.3/16 in key demo) lost 16% of last week’s viewers, it still took the crown from Grey’s.
  • (18.1 million, 7.4/18) also saw a loss in viewers but remained dominant in the 18-49 demo.
  • A million less viewers saw Pam and Jim outed in this week’s episode of (8.5 million, 4.5/11).


  • (14.5 million, 3.8/11) lost 13% of last week’s audience and narrowly won in the key demos.
  • (9 million, 3.7/10) was down 1 million this week; (8.7 million, 3.7/10) was down from it’s 11.1 million premiere.


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‘Pushing Daisies’ Helps ABC Wednesday

Wednesday’s premiere of Pushing Daisies attracted many customers to The Pie Hole.  By night’s end, ABC came out with another win (followed by CBS, NBC, FOX and CW).



  • CBS’ (14.4 million, 3.7/9) took the hour in viewers, but placed 3rd in the demos.
  • (12.3 million, 4.5/11) declined from last week, but still topped that new show on NBC.
  • (10.9 million, 4.0/10) dropped 30% in the demos and lost 19% of its viewers.
  • CW’s (2.8 million, 1.3/3) remained fairly even.


  • (12.7 million, 3.9/10) maintained last week’s viewership numbers.
  • ABC’s (9.7 million, 3.6/10) lost almost 700,000 viewers but moved up to second place.
  • NBC’s (8.8 million, 3.0/8) lost 13% of its audience causing it to fall into 3rd place.

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ABC offers apology regarding Desperate Housewives Philippines comment

Desperate Housewives  ABC might have stepped over the line during a recent episode of Desperate Housewives, sparking a public outcry culminating in online petitions, angry phone calls and criticism from Philippine officials. Sunday’s Desperate season premiere featured Susan () at the doctor’s office, a character who becomes horrified to learn she may be going through menopause. Here’s how it played out:

“Listen, Susan, I know for a lot of women the word ‘menopause’ has negative connotations. You hear ‘aging, brittle bones, loss of sexual desire,’” says the doctor. “Okay, so before we go any further, can I check these diplomas? Just to make sure they aren’t, like, from some med school in the Philippines?” Susan offers her supposed-to-be-funny rejoinder.

And that’s when the desperation hit the fan. Calls started rolling in, and as of Wednesday evening more than thirty thousand had added their names to an online petition demanding apology from ABC. The network has responded with a statement saying they’re considering editing the episode, and has offered their “sincere apologies.” The prepared statement said the network had no intention of disparaging the integrity of any aspect of the medical community in the Philippines. The episode has drawn international attention and plenty of YouTube hits, beginning a PR nightmare for ABC execs.

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Cavemen Not Extinct Yet

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, FOX, House, Ratings,

Geico Caveman  Highly talked about through the summer, ABC’s got off to a pretty good start on Tuesday, a night of the week that’s already filled with stiff competition. The premiere scored 9 million viewers, a far cry from the huge numbers of ’s House, but enough to keep the show going for a few more episodes. Cavemen earned enough viewers to become the second most-watched show in its time slot, highly impressive for a show that was spawned through a series of popular TV commercials. Critics bashed the pilot episode, which was not shown for the Tuesday premiere, and advertisers weren’t eager to get involved. ABC ended up selling thirty-second spots for a mere $100,000. Nine million viewers say the Geico-inspired Cavemen are entertaining enough for them, giving ABC the right to drum up prices and thumb network noses in the face of criticism and competition.

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‘Hannah Montana’ Stars to Perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Billy Ray Cyrus co-stars, Billy Ray and , will be hitting the DWTS stage next week.  This will be a return trip for who recently appeared as a competitor last season.  Miley, who’ll soon be embarking on a sold-out concert tour, and her dad will be premiering their new duet, ‘Ready, Set, Don’t Go’.

The single will hit the radio airwaves immediately following their performance next Tuesday.

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The Ratings Race Is On

Gordon Ramsay Ratings rivals CBS and ABC have been slugging it out this fall, each trying to jockey for the top slot in the ratings race. CSI dominance usually secures CBS at least one top ten ratings win, but this year ABC’s reality smash hit Dancing with the Stars may boogie right on up to the top. Or…will it? Last week the show scored more than twenty million viewers, but fewer tuned in to watch the results. This week, only fifteen million tuned in to the celebrity two-step. Between the two broadcast networks, eight of the top ten ratings list was dominated. Shows like Desperate Housewives, CSI: Miami, and Without a Trace secured the viewers – more than fifteen million each. NBC, the network that struggled in last place a year ago, almost managed to get 17 million viewers for Heroes. But at least one more network will attempt to bring in viewers, perhaps topping them all in the end.

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