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Sunday Ratings: Music Awards Has CBS Singing

Either country music is in its prime, or viewers weren’t interested in a Housewives repeat. Whatever the reason, the ACMAs were hot last night. Yesterday’s broadcast had its best demos since 2005 and its largest audience in 11 years.

Carrie Underwood at the Academy of Country Music Awards8pm

  • The Academy of Country Music Awards (3.8/10 in 18-49) drew in 14.8 million for CBS.
  • * (7.1 million, 2.2/6) was down 3.7 million from last week.
  • (6.4 million, 3.1/9) lost 200,000; * (2.8/7) turned in 5.8 million.
  • (3.6 million, 1.1/3) gave up another 800,000.
  • CW’s airing of Rocky III (0.4/1) had 1.1 million cheering.

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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.

Star Trek: The Next Generation on Family Guy8pm

  • 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.

The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan8pm

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Sunday Ratings: Kings is No Ratings Ruler

One of these evenings NBC will get it right. Just days after witnessing a painful debut by The Chopping Block, the network did it again. Yesterday’s premiere of Kings failed to deliver any power to the Sunday night lineup. CBS wound up winning the viewers while ABC topped the demos.

Ian McShane in Kings8pm

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Sunday Ratings: Celebrity Apprentice Pales Against Housewives

Looks like the economy isn’t the only thing Donald Trump should be worrying about. Despite a solid debut, The Celebrity Apprentice was served a cold dose of reality this week. When pitted against Sunday night regulars (Desperate Housewives, Cold Case), the reality hit showed signs of weakening. NBC’s performance helped CBS win the viewers while ABC took the demos.

The Celebrity Apprentice's Scott Hamilton8pm

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Sunday Ratings: Two-Hour Events Dominate Evening

Last night, viewers had a mixed bag of celebrities to choose from. On ABC, we had a special Brothers & Sisters event. On NBC, the two-hour premiere of Celebrity Apprentice. On CBS, the return of Tom Selleck. So who won out? Although the Eye network attracted the largest audience, the Alphabet network had the demos that mattered.

Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone8pm

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This Week on TV (3/2-3/8)

Breaking Bad

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MONDAY 3/2)
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 8pm):  “It’s down to Melissa and Molly as Jason bestows the final rose.” But first, two more quick trips to the hot tub.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  Season premiere. “Audrey learns Russell is a closet Broadway musical fan, and uses the knowledge to blackmail him for theater tickets.” Tip: Blackmail is best used when Broadway shows aren’t closing.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A murder occurs onboard a yacht belonging to high-powered attorney Derek Powell (Sean Combs).” Blood at Diddy’s “White Party”? That’s gonna stain.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 12:30am):  “Jimmy Fallon’s inaugural show features Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake.” has been working for years to get both these guys.

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This Week on TV (2/23-3/1)

The Celebrity Apprentice 2

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MONDAY 2/23)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Jeff and Lester pester Ellie to hire their music group - called Jeffster! - as her wedding band.” That’s one way to ensure the Macarena won’t be played.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate decide to expand their family with the addition of two puppies.” Let’s not give any ideas.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack and Renee walker pursue Dubaku through the streets of Washington, D.C., with a little cyber help from Chloe.” If Bauer switched to Verizon, he could have a whole network working for him.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season finale. “A winner is named after an intimate interview with editor Jess Cagle tests contestants’ inner beauty and a seminude photo shoot tests their outer beauty.” The finalists will be graded on a curve and their curves.

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Will Celebrities Shine in Trump’s World?

Celebrity Apprentice

Poker players. TV personalities. Recording artists. Athletes. What do they all have in common? They all want to learn from . Or, they at least want to give that appearance while they collect a paycheck from NBC.

Reality TV has now become much more a medium for quasi- and has-been celebs, rather than an unscripted jaunt where ordinary folks get their chance to shine. But what the hell? Donald Trump is always fun, so why not another season of The Celebrity Apprentice? At this point, NBC’s willing to try anything.

So who makes up the star-studded cast? Mother-daughter team Joan and will join Tionne Watkins (T-Boz of TLC), Brande Roderick (Baywatch), reality TV vet Khloe Kardashian, Annie Duke (reigning poker queen), Natalie Gulbis (pro golfer) and Claudia Jordan (Deal or No Deal winner) to make up the female team.

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Thursday Ratings:  Donald Trumps the Competition

If you take away an episode of Survivor and add a repeat of Lost, what do you get?  A win for Celebrity Apprentice.  Fans left without much to watch last night helped give NBC a rare ratings win.

8pm
Piers Morgan, Celebrity Apprentice

  • (3.0/9 in 18-49) gave 11.2 million fans an offer they couldn’t refuse.
  • The tournament (9.7 million, 3.8/10) rebounded by 1.3 million from last week.
  • ? (8.4 million, 2.4/7) improved test scores by 1.1 million.
  • (5.8 million, 2.1/6) failed to counsel 500,000.
  • (3.8 million, 1.5/5) improved by 400,000.

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