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Wednesday Ratings: Taylor Swift Takes Down CBS

Up until last night, Modern Family had been ABC’s bright spot in the demos—that is, until Taylor Swift came along. Yesterday’s broadcast of the CMA Awards - plus Swift’s win for Entertainer of the Year - helped the network pull off wins in both the viewers and the demos this Wednesday.

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Wednesday Ratings: CMAs Top Draw for ABC

For the 2nd Wednesday in a row, ABC benefited from non-regular programming. Last week, the Alphabet network had a special episode of DWTS. This week, the CMAs were the one to thank. Yesterday’s broadcast of the 42nd annual event gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the demos.

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This Week on TV (11/10-11/16)

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MONDAY (11/10)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Chuck chances upon his ex-flame (Jordana Brewster) and embellishes his status in life to impress her.” We’re talking about a girl who starred in D.E.B.S.. He shouldn’t try too hard.
  • Prison Break (FOX, 9pm):  “Gretchen gives Michael the rest of the bird book, but he suffers another seizure after deciphering it.” That pretty much sums up my feelings about bird books as well.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam is sentenced to community service, where she meets a troubled young woman () and decides to help turn her life around.” Sam has now become the better-looking version of Earl Hickey.
  • 17 Kids and Counting (TLC, 10pm):  “Jinger takes her driving test; the family celebrates Michelle’s birthday and responds to viewer questions.” Uhh, I have a question. Jinger? Seriously?

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Monday Ratings: Repeat Wins for FOX and NBC

Despite receiving its lowest demo rating thus far, the return of Terminator did well enough to help FOX win the 18-49 category. Meanwhile, NBC was once again the Monday night champ with the viewers.

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Finales Lead Competition

Despite a good turnout for the Country Music Awards, Desperate Housewives was easily the night’s most-watched program.  The finale gave ABC a win in both the viewers and demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: CMAs Bring Viewers to ABC

The - and a reunion of The Eagles - drew large numbers to .  The network scored a victory in both the viewers and the demos.


  • Nearly 16 million fans saw Carrie Underwood’s successful night at the (5.4/14 in 18-49 demo). Carrie Underwood
  • (8.1 million, 2.1/6) was actually up over 1 million from last week.
  • (6.4 million, 2.2/6) and (6.5 million, 2.4/6) were practically even with each other.
  • (6.1 million, 2.2/6) was slightly down from Halloween.
  • (2.5/7) rounded off the hour with 5.1 million.



  • (12.9 million, 3.5/10 in 18-49) was down about 1/2 million from last week.
  • (6.4 million, 2.6/7) was surprisingly up about 700,000 from one week ago.

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Faith Hill’s CMA “Joke” Sparks Controversy

Faith HillDuring last night’s Country Music Association Awards (CMAs), Faith Hill reacted to Carrie Underwood’s win for female vocalist of the year by what appeared to be her screaming “WHAT?” Well, it’s all over the Internet today and in the media—was Hill being a poor sport, a la Kanye West? Hill says no—that she was merely joking with her reaction. Says Hill of the incident, “The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me. For this to become a focus of attention given the talent gathered is utterly ridiculous. Carrie is a talented and deserving Female Vocalist of The Year.” The camera shot of Hill when the winner was announced did not pick up the audio, but it seemed clear that she was saying the word “WHAT?” The video (of course, available on YouTube.com) also appears to show Hill storm off camera. I don’t know much about country music or the artists, but what I’ve seen of Faith Hill, it does seem out of character for her to be a poor sport. Apparently, Underwood had no hard feelings about it either—her publicist said the two singers spoke afterward and all was fine.

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