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Sunday Ratings: No Strikeout for FOX

It looks like the fourth time was still a charm for FOX. Although it was down 28% from 2007’s numbers, yesterday’s game between the Phillies and the Rays was the best of the series so far. Despite competition from ABC, Game 4 of the World Series gave its network wins in both categories last night.

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  • Approximately 15.5 million watched the Philadelphia Phillies take Game 4 of the (5.1 in 18-49).
  • (12.2 million, 3.9/10) nailed down another 1.4 million.
  • (9.7 million, 2.9/7) had 1.5 million less.
  • ‘s broadcast of The 40-Year-Old Virgin attracted 4.3 million (1.9/5).
  • (846,000, 0.3/1) actually did about 96,000 better than last week.

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Sunday Ratings: FOX Animation Has Strong Return

After a week off for the NLCS, FOX’s comedy lineup returned to nice numbers. Last night’s episodes of King of the Hill and Family Guy even hit season highs. Regardless, the network did not do enough to overtake its competitors. CBS wound up winning the night with the viewers while tying ABC in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Sports Night on FOX

Last night, FOX greatly benefited from the Arizona Cardinals/Dallas Cowboys OT period. That matchup, combined with Game 3 of the NLCS, gave the network wins with the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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Sunday Ratings: No Improvement from CW’s Lineup

Last night, the CW got some good news and bad news. The bad news? Despite renting out its Sunday time slots to Media Rights Capital, the network saw no improvement in ratings. The good news? It really didn’t do much worse than before. By night’s end, CBS was a winner with the viewers while ABC wound up tied with NBC in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Desperate Housewives Has Welcome Return

Despite being down approximately 5% since last year, the retooled Desperate Housewives was easily last night’s best draw. Unfortunately, the show couldn’t fight off the Bears and Eagles alone. NBC - with the help of Sunday Night Football - was once again tops in both categories last night.

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This Week on TV (9/28-9/21)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (9/22)

Season premieres: The Big Bang Theory, Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “The season begins with 13 new celebrities.” Any time a reference is made about ’s butt or cut foot, take a drink.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie runs into an ex-girlfriend whose son bears a striking resemblance to him.” As if Charlie Sheen really needed to get involved in another custody issue.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “Suresh makes an important breakthrough.” It’s taken him two seasons to realize how boring his character is.
  • Worst Week (CBS, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Disaster-prone Sam Briggs, and his girlfriend, Melanie, visit her parents – who don’t like Sam – to tell them that they are engaged and expecting a child.” It’s always good to get the disappointing news out all at once.

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Sunday Ratings: Steelers Steal Win for NBC

Unless you’re willing to count the Big Brother clip show, Sunday Night Football was the only original program after 8pm last night. This lack of competition gave NBC an easy victory in both categories yesterday.

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Sunday Ratings: NBC Sacks the Competition

The return of Sunday Night Football wasn’t only a win for the Chicago Bears, it was a victory for NBC. The Peacock network ran past the competition with both the viewers and the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS and NBC Share the Spoils

Chances are if you air anything semi-original on Sundays, you’ll come out on top. Last night, Big Brother helped CBS with the viewers while a Nicolas Cage film boosted NBC in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Welcome Back Football

Last night’s preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts brought much needed attention back to NBC. Thanks to the upcoming Olympics, Sunday night probably won’t be the last time the network is victorious due to sports-related programming.

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