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Tuesday Ratings: ‘The Biggest Loser’ Inches Past CBS

Although narrowly lost in the viewers to , it outweighed its competitors in the demos.

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The Biggest Loser

9pm

  • Approx. 11.4 million watched Bill crowned (4.6/13 in 18-49).
  • (2.8/7) weighed in second with 10.8 million viewers.
  • * (9.9 million, 3.3/9) did slightly better than one week ago.
  • * (4.4 million, 1.5/4) dropped about 1.3 million.
  • (1.4 million, 0.6/2) did just as well as its lead-in.

10pm

  • (7.7 million, 2.1/6) saw a decrease of 1.3 million.
  • (7.2 million, 1.8/5) was off by 600,000.

(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)

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Tuesday Ratings: NBC is The Biggest Winner

Despite two original episodes of Cane, reality programming helped the network win both the demos and the viewers.

8pm
The Biggest Loser

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10pm

  • (2.5/7 in 18-49) topped the hour with 9 million.
  • The second hour of (7.8 million, 2.0/6) was about steady with its first half.
  • * (2.4/6) lost 5 million from last Tuesday.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)

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Tuesday Ratings:  ABC Wins the Disco Ball

two-hour finale was last night’s big ticket.  The show helped nudge past in both viewers and demos.

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House

9pm

  • A whopping 24.9 million watched Helio win on (6.4/15 in 18-49 demo).
  • (16.9 million, 7.0/16) still had control of the hour’s demos.
  • (10.48 million, 2.9/7) was steady with last week.
  • (2.26 million, 1.1/2) was up about 400,000.

10pm

  • (4.6/12) closed the night with 12.3 million.
  • (6.5 million, 1.6/4) was only 1/2 as successful as its NBC competitor.

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Tuesday Ratings: FOX Lineup Remains Strong

Although slightly down from last week, FOX’s schedule still garnered the best viewers and demos.

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Reaper

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10pm

  • Approximately 12.5 million worried about Stabler’s health on (4.4/12 in 18-49).
  • (11.8 million, 2.9/8) was up about 800,000.
  • (7.3 million, 1.8/5) lost about 1/2 million.

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This Week on TV (11/12-11/18)

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MONDAY (11/12)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  ‘Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona.’  He’s been linked to the hatch this whole time. (NOTE:  This will be the last new Prison episode until Jan. 14th.)
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  ‘The calendar turns back four months.’  Does this mean the writers still have a chance to redo this whole season?
  • (CBS, 9pm):  ‘Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star.’  He becomes The Wiggles’ new green-shirted guy.
  • (ABC, 10pm):  This is their opportunity to make up for any embarrassing moments they didn’t have a chance to create.

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Achieves a Personal High

After five years on air, NCIS is still showing a lot of life.  Although the show had its largest audience ever, FOX still came away with the evening’s best numbers:

NCIS8pm

  • (18.3 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49 age group) also had the hour’s best demos.
  • (9.6 million, 3.6/9) was up almost 750,000 from last week.
  • A 2-hour episode of (3.3/8) drew in 7.9 million.
  • (4.9 million, 1.7/5) and (5.5 million, 1.9/5) locked up 4th place.
  • (1.3/3) took a backseat with 2.6 million.

9pm

  • Although bested by NCIS, (18.1 million, 7.7/18 in 18-49) still had the evening’s best demos.
  • (16.9 million, 3.8/9) was down about 1.5 million from last week.
  • (11 million, 3.0/7) was up about 1/2 million.
  • (1.0/2) racked up last place with 2.4 million.

10pm

  • About 11.7 million watched the hunt for a serial killer on (4.2/12 in 18-49 demo).
  • (11 million, 2.7/7) was down almost 800,000 from last week.
  • (7.8 million, 1.9/5) continues to see its audience slip away.

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Tuesday Ratings:  Fans Nostalgic For ABC’s ‘Great Pumpkin’

I have a feeling after last night’s great numbers, we’ll still be seeing Linus sitting in that pumpkin patch next year.  Although Tuesday lineup had the best demos, the classic Halloween special helped attract the largest audience.

8pm

  • Although it was slightly down from last week, (16.3 million, 3.3/9 in 18-49 demo) had the hour’s largest audience. Great Pumpkin
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (11.4 million, 3.8/11) easily outperformed the usual / numbers.
  • (8.9 million, 3.2/9) took a backseat to Snoopy.
  • (6.3 million, 2.8/7) and (5.8 million, 1.7/5) both declined from last week.
  • (2.3 million, 1.1/3) was down almost a million.

9pm

  • At 18.8 million, (4.3/10 in 18-49 demo) had the hour’s largest audience.
  • (17.2 million, 7.0/17) still outperformed in the demos.
  • (2.8/7) came in third with 8.1 million viewers.
  • CW’s (2.5 million, 1.1/3) was about even with last week.

10pm

  • Thanks to a repeat on , (11.2 million, 3.0/8 in 18-49 demo) had the hour’s best audience.
  • A repeat of (8.7 million, 3.0/8) still came in second.
  • Surprisingly, (8.1 million, 2.0/5) held on steady from last Tuesday.

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Tuesday Ratings: Viewers Return to Hugh Laurie’s ‘House’

With baseball out of the picture, Hugh Laurie was free to reclaim his reign over Wednesday night’s ratings.

8pm

  • At 17.1 million, (3.7/10 in 18-49 demo) had the hour’s best audience and demo performance. Cane
  • (3.1/9) came in 2nd with 8.8 million viewers.
  • (6.9 million, 3.2/9) was up from last week; (6.8 million, 2.3/7) did better than last week’s Dateline special.
  • Both (6.9 million, 2.2/6) and (7.1 million, 2.4/6) were about even from one week ago.
  • (3.2 million, 1.6/4) was slightly down.

9pm

  • (17.9 million, 7.6/18 in 18-49 demo) had the night’s largest numbers in both categories.
  • (17.8 million, 4.4/11) came in a close 2nd with viewers.
  • (10.9 million, 3.0/7) was down from last week as was (2.6 million, 1.2/3).

10pm

  • (12.2 million, 4.7/13 in 18-49 demo) easily dominated the 10pm hour.
  • A special episode of (2.8/8) drew in 10.9 million.
  • CBS’s (8 million, 2.0/5) dropped another 500,000.

Tuesday Ratings:  CBS and ‘NCIS’ Step In For The Win

Although House fans may have been bummed, several networks were thrilled to see a baseball-filled night on FOX.  With its stiff competition removed, CBS had a rare Tuesday night audience victory.

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NCIS

  • A -less 8pm helped (17.4 million, 4.1/12 in 18-49 demo) score the night’s best audience.
  • FOX’s Red Sox/Indians game (3.6/10) averaged 12.7 million.
  • (6.9 million, 2.7/8) was on par with last week’s numbers; (6.9 million, 2.7/7) was slightly down.
  • Not many viewers cared about Matt Lauer’s exclusive interview with Sen. Larry Craig (5.7 million, 1.7/5).
  • (1.7/5) gained 400,000 viewers and rounded off the hour with 3.5 million.

9pm

  • Without knocking on its door, (17 million, 4.3/11 in 18-49 demo) soaked up another 1 million viewers for the 9pm win.
  • CBS’ (12.3 million, 3.5/9) and NBC’s (6.9 million, 3.0/8) both saw increases.
  • (3.2 million, 1.5/4) was up 600,000 fans from last week.

10pm

  • (12.5 million, 4.8/13 in 18-49 demo) continued its rule over the 10pm hour.
  • (10.2 million, 2.8/8) was about even with last week.
  • (8.5 million, 2.2/6) was down another 600,000 this week.

Assessing (and Ignoring) the New Fall Season

Kitchen NightmaresAs I type this, I’m listening to the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, and I’m in a terrifically good mood.  See, I love Radiohead like Tyra Banks loves … well, Tyra Banks, and so you would think that this good mood would make me put together a list of wonderful things about the new fall TV season.

Yeah, not so much.  To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of the new fall network TV shows.  But it’s worthwhile to take a look at these shows and for me to say what I watched, what I thought, and why I didn’t watch a lot of them.  Well, it’s worthwhile for me anyway.  Plus it goes well with Radiohead (not really, but it’s not like I’m gonna stop listening).  Here goes:

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