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CW Hands Out the Renewal Notices

Everybody Hates ChrisCW has followed up ABC’s lead and released its list of 2008-09 renewals.  At this point, there are several shows still sitting on top of the fall programming bubble.

Those making a return next year:

  • America’s Next Top Model
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Gossip Girl
  • One Tree Hill
  • Smallville
  • Supernatural

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Wins An Easy Fight

A field full of repeats didn’t stand much of a chance against ‘s latest powerful lineup.

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  • (25.3 million, 9.9/26 in 18-49) sent 1.5 million viewers home.
  • (5.8 million, 2.2/6) made a slight improvement.
  • * (1.4/4) averaged 4.9 million over the hour.
  • (1.2 million, 0.5/1) lost a little of last week’s sparkle.

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Sunday Ratings:  Football-Free Night Helps ABC

A one-week break from football gave a few other networks to shine.  was tops in the demos while scored a victory with the viewers.

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  • The two episodes of n (5.1/12 in 18-49) averaged 13.6 million.
  • A new episode of (2.0/5) bit off 11.1 million viewers.
  • Two episodes of (3.7/9) - one old, one new - averaged 7.6 million.
  • (0.4/1) actually broke the million mark (1.1 mill).

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This Week on TV (1/28-2/3)

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(You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (1/28)

**Live coverage of the State of the Union Address (9 PM Eastern) will alter many schedules.  Double-check your local listings for times.**

  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  “One contestant from the losing team is ousted after the first round of competition.”  Those remaining will learn ‘I’m Still Standing’ routine.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  Pilot repeat.  Late-comers can finally learn why is this season’s guiltiest pleasure.  (And when I say ‘gossip’, I mean the show, of course.)
  • In Treatment (HBO, 9:30:  Series premiere.  New therapy drama airs 5x a week with a different patient every night.  Apparently can’t handle them all at once like the masterful Dr. Drew.
  • Making the Band 4 (MTV, 10pm):  brings back all the winners and throws them together in one house.  If they end up killing each other, he can finally start anew.

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Delivers With ‘Truth’

Finally, American Idol is no longer responsible for carrying a whole network.  With assistance from Truth, notched another victory in its ratings belt.

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Sunday Ratings: FOX Gets ‘Giant’ Ratings From Football

The NFC title game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers scored championship-sized numbers for .

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Continues to Ride Idol’s Wave

Another night with means another win for .  Even if the other networks had formed an alliance, their numbers still wouldn’t surpass the reality juggernaut.

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  • (12.6/30 in 18-49) opened and closed the evening with 30.3 million viewers.  That large number was actually a 3 million decline from Tuesday’s premiere.
  • (3.1/8) negotiated with 11.8 million.
  • (5.2 million, 2.0/5) kissed about 2.5 million goodbye.
  • (4.9 million, 1.1/3) lost strength from last week.
  • (1.6 million, 0.7/2) was down just a tad.

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  • (11.6 million, 3.6/9 in 18-49) brought 600,000 more to justice since last week.
  • (5.4 million, 2.2/6) shrunk another 800,000 viewers.

*denotes repeat

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Wednesday Ratings: ‘Cashmere Mafia’ Tanks In Regular Slot

Up against the Law and Order and CSI franchises, Cashmere shrunk from its Sunday debut.  By night’s end, was the winner with both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (11.6 million, 3.5/9 in 18-49) scored a narrow victory at 10pm.
  • (3.1/9) fell behind with just 11 million.
  • (6.2 million, 2.3/6) dropped nearly 40% from its Sunday premiere.

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Upcoming Television Premiere Dates

Thanks to the , the Fall TV Programming Schedule I put together many months ago will now have to be burned.  Reality shows and mid-season replacements are now being brought in earlier than expected. 

Here’s a list of the TV premieres announced so far.  will be publishing a revamped programming schedule as soon as more dates are released.

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