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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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Schedule Changes for Lost, How I Met Your Mother, House

In the past few days, more scheduling announcements have been made to mess with our heads.  While all the changes have been reflected in our convenient Post-Strike Television Schedule, here are a few of the highlights.

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  • It’s been made official: Come April 24, will move from 9pm to 10pm on Thursdays.  This change will make room for the returns of Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty in their old slots.  (What this means for Eli Stone’s future is unclear.)
  • When returns on March 17th, it will be trading time slots with The Big Bang Theory.  (Mother will air @ 8:30, Bang @ 8:00.)  Meanwhile, the fate of the Neil Patrick Harris comedy beyond this season is still undecided.
  • Monday night will eventually become a new home for Bones and House will begin airing new episodes on that day come April 14; Hugh Laurie and the gang will start anew on April 28 @ 9pm.
  • Certain shows like , Bionic Woman, Big Shots and Life is Wild have not been not granted post-strike episodes because they are not being renewed.  At all.
  • Other programs like , Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Private Practice won’t be seen again until next year.

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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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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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This Week on TV (1/14-1/20)

American Idol

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

 

MONDAY (1/14)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season resumes.  “Michael suffers the consequences of solitary confinement, Sona-style.”  I hate to think we left him in there these past few months.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 8pm):  Second season resumes.  “Kyle returns to the Tragers to tell them truth about his existence.”  Maybe should consider stealing this show to fill their schedule.  Otherwise, I’ll never get around to watching it.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  “John grows restless and sneaks out of the house to track down Charley Dixon.”  Maybe they should have recast .  He would have filled this punk role perfectly.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  Actress guest-stars as Horatio’s ex and Kyle’s mother.  Wouldn’t it have made more sense if she was on the regular ?  Then they could have linked it back to her years.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS Lineup Benefits from Football

A long-running Patriots/Steelers game gave CBS the ratings boost it needed to win the entire evening.

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For One More Day

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  • Thanks to influence, (12.5 million, 3.2/8 in 18-49) became the fall’s most-watched movie.
  • (3.0/7) came in second with 11.2 million.
  • * (3.9/9) scored 7.8 million; a new episode of (6.48 million, 3.2/7) was up about 900,000 from last week.

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  • (2.4/7 in 18-49) - which ran late in most markets - rounded up 9.5 million.

*denotes repeat

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

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Sunday Ratings: Tornado Whips Up Ratings for ABC

The winter (season?) finale of Desperate Housewives left a big cliffhanger for fans and huge ratings for .  The network had another successful night with the viewers and demos.

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  • About 12.7 million guests watched the long-awaited wedding on (4.8/12 in 18-49 demo).

(You can review last Sunday’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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This Week on TV (11/12-11/18)

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MONDAY (11/12)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  ‘Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona.’  He’s been linked to the hatch this whole time. (NOTE:  This will be the last new Prison episode until Jan. 14th.)
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  ‘The calendar turns back four months.’  Does this mean the writers still have a chance to redo this whole season?
  • (CBS, 9pm):  ‘Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star.’  He becomes The Wiggles’ new green-shirted guy.
  • (ABC, 10pm):  This is their opportunity to make up for any embarrassing moments they didn’t have a chance to create.

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Sunday Ratings: Game 4 Another Win for FOX

Although was probably hoping for a seven-game series, the World Series still provided another successful night for the network.

8pm

  • Game 4 of the (6.6/15 in 18-49 demo) averaged 19.7 million viewers for the night. Shark
  • (14 million, 5.2/13) was slightly up from last week.
  • A rerun of (9.4 million, 2.2/6) warmed the spot left vacant by .
  • NBC’s The Bourne Supremacy (5.88 million, 1.9/4) didn’t come close to normal football numbers.
  • (1.1 million, 0.4/1) lost another 500,000.

9pm

  • (18.1 million, 7.1/6 in 18-49 demo) remained strong against Red Sox.
  • (11.7 million, 3.0/7) saw a slight increase from last Sunday.

10pm

  • With 12.7 million, (4.6/11 in 18-49 demo) was up over a million viewers.
  • (10.3 million, 2.3/6) held steady from last week.

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