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This Week on TV (12/14-12/20)

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MONDAY (12/14)
  • The Sing-Off (NBC, 8pm):  Series premiere. “A cappella groups from around the country perform in the first round of this competition series hosted by .” Those who have no groups, host.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie teaches Jake the tricks of infidelity while his girlfriend is away for the holidays.”  Tip #1: Ask your mistress to take your name off her phone. Tell her to just have it as a number on the voicemail.
  • Chef Academy (Bravo, 10pm):  “Chef Novelli’s enrollees get to the root of cooking vegetarian meals. As one particular student begins to annoy the others, the aspiring chefs forge alliances.” Spoiler: The episode will end with a carrot in someone’s back.

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Friday Ratings: Frosty Evening for CBS

Back-to-back episodes about Frosty the Snowman had CBS feeling festive this weekend. The network won both the demos and the viewers on Friday.

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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.

Til Death



*denotes repeat

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

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Friday Ratings: ‘Frosty the Snowman’ Warm with Viewers

Back to back Frosty specials gave a nice night with the demos.  Meanwhile, was a hit with the viewers.

Frosty the Snowman



  • (7.88 million, 2.3/7 in 18-49) saw a 600,000 bump.
  • (6.82 million, 1.9/6) kissed 400,000 goodbye.

*denotes repeat.

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

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This Week on TV (12/3-12/9)

The Closer


MONDAY (12/3)
  • (TNT, 8pm):  The special two-hour holiday episode brings Brenda’s parents into the investigative fold.  Nothing says Christmas like talking blood with your blood.
  • (NBC, 9pm):  (NOTE:  This is the last new episode left.)  ‘Peter squares off against former friends thanks to Adam’s confusing story about the Shanti virus.’  He shouldn’t fault Adam; the confusing storyline is to blame.
  • (FOX, 9pm):  ‘Boulet and Cobb investigate an insurance adjuster’s murder.’  As if there weren’t enough people in New Orleans with a motive.
  • (NBC, 10pm): (First half of the two-parter; 2nd half airs Wednesday).  ‘Evidence points to Reese’s father in the murders that sent Crews to prison.’  I’m guessing this won’t be resolved anytime soon…otherwise, we wouldn’t have a show.

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