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NBC Lays Out Fall Schedule

Christian SlaterLast week, ‘s programming chief got a jump start on the competition by revealing his company’s calendar for next year.  In addition to the fall lineup, the programming schedule through Summer 2009 was revealed.

Of all the interesting notes, I actually found it quite refreshing to hear that the network will be working to keep the 8 o’clock time slot a “family hour”.  (In other words, they’ll put the most family friendly things they have - whether they really should be watched by children or not - during that portion of the evening.)  After the kids are put to bed, NBC will then kick things up a notch with an hour of “blockbuster” programming then sixty minutes of adult-themed content.

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

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Monday Ratings: CBS Survives ‘Clash’, ‘Duel’

A new crop of reality entries couldn’t take down the comedy/CSI combo on .  The Eye Network was victorious with the viewers and the 18-49s.

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This Week on TV (12/17-12/23)

Gossip Girl

 

MONDAY (12/17)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  The first of six-airings this week.  In this game show, the contestants ‘challenge each other’s intellect and skill, but a single wrong answer disqualifies them from trying for the $1.5 million prize.’  Seriously - if a show is going to be named ‘Duel’, it should involve body blows.
  • (NBC, 8pm):  This four-part series brings us Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey and Kelly Rowland.  Surprisingly, this combo is not part of some program.
  • (ABC, 9pm):  “Eric must organize a baby party without ruining friendships.”  His pals are all hoping they don’t have to come.
  • (NBC, 10pm):  “Dan is sent to rescue a mother and son in an RV hanging from a cliff.”  Just for clarification—do his travels always predate the existence of 911?

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Monday Ratings:  CBS Wins Lackluster Evening

Strong showings from Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami gave the advantage last night:

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Monday Ratings: ABC and CBS Share the Evening

Although powerhouse DWTS gave a slight advantage with the viewers, still eked out a tie in the demos.

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  • (5.0/11 in 18-49) topped the hour with 15.3 million.
  • Now directly up against Men, (12.6 million, 4.1/9) had to settle for 2nd.
  • The saga (5.3/12) continued with 11.9 million fans.
  • The season premiere of (8.2 million, 2.9/7) lost a good chunk of its lead-in.
  • (1.0/2) rounded off the hour with 2.28 million; (1.4/3) did slightly better with 2.8 million.

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  • (4.6/12 in 18-49 demo) smoked the competition with 15.4 million.
  • NBC’s (6.2 million, 2.5/6) lost about 1/2 of Heroes’ numbers.
  • The Monday-night premiere of (6 million, 2.3/6) was barely noticed.

NBC ‘Green Week’: An Opinion

NBC's 'Green Week' sucks a big oneOk, I’m all for saving the world, cleaning up the air and preventing whatever horrible fate Al Gore has decided awaits us in the coming decades - but this NBC “Green Week” is absolutely awful. In a week that has seen this huge writer strike, it would seem to me that network television needs every spark it can possibly get. What did NBC deliver instead? The guy from Windtalkers (now on Law & Order: SVU) telling me to recycle a pizza box … before he almost gets blown up by the bomb inside.

Oh, but the tree-hugging horror doesn’t stop there. Follow me after the jump to take a look at some of the other cringe-inducing moments from “Green Week.”

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Monday Ratings: ‘Heroes’ Declines Again

An extra-long Dancing With The Stars helped retain its dominance over Monday night:

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  • (14.1 million, 4.4/11 in 18-49) as the hour’s largest draw.
  • (10.8 million, 3.9/10) was even with last week.
  • (5.2 million, 2.1/6) dropped another 700,000.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Back on Top

With the World Series finally wrapped up, ABC was able to waltz right in and dance away with another ratings victory:

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  • (15.4 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) has done a great job retaining it’s audience.  It was even up 1 million from last week.
  • (14.1 million, 5.1/12) was impressive with the hour’s demos.
  • (11.2 million, 4.2/9) was up 400,000 from last Monday.
  • (10.4 million, 4.9/11) continues to send bored fans away; it lost another 250,000.
  • A repeat of (1.3/3) took in 4 million.
  • Both (2.24 million, 1.0/2) and (2.4 million, 1.1/3) remained even.

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Monday Ratings: Osmond Went Down, ‘Dancing’ Went Up

Thanks to a baseball-less Monday on FOX (and a startling collapse on Dancing With the Stars), ABC easily took last night’s win.

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  • In its second week, ? (14.3 million, 4.6/10 in 18-49) remained strong compared to last week’s debut.
  • Both (13.7 million, 4.8/11) and (10.8 million, 3.9/9) scored larger audiences than that NBC show.
  • (10.7 million, 4.9/11), down another 560,000, barely eked out the hour’s largest demo (not including Dancing).
  • (6.1 million, 2.0/5) remained about even.

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