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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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Ty Pennington

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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)

Lost

(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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Power of 10

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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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Eli Manning/ New York Giants

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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: Viewers Prefer CBS Leftovers

Despite the continuation of newbies Duel and Choirs, repeats on CBS were the most appealing thing of the evening.

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Til Death

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*denotes repeat

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This Week on TV (12/10-12/16)

The Hills

 

MONDAY (12/10)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  “Linus and Lucy’s little brother, Rerun, hangs with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert-dwelling Spike.”  Was I the only one not aware of the What’s Happening!/Peanuts crossover episode?
  • (CBS, 8pm):  “Ted asks his doctor on a date and his friends try to discourage him from dating someone he sees regularly.”  Relationships clearly work best when you never see them at all.
  • (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Lauren tries to convince her sister to move to LA so she can be nearby when the baby is born.”  Lauren’s sister isn’t stupid.  She knows what ‘be nearby’ means.
  • (MTV, 10pm): Season finale.  “Lauren gets an offer to go to Paris.”  I really hope doesn’t take their version of quality programming overseas (again).  The French hate us already.

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