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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Not as Fascinating as CBS

Note to Barbara Walters: Maybe you shouldn’t reveal your fascinating list before the show actually airs? Despite drawing over 10 million last night for the annual special, ABC - along with FOX - lost out to CBS in both the viewers and the demos.

Glenn Beck and Barbara Walters8pm

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Monday Ratings: FOX Owns the House

A dance-less ABC and repeat-filled CBS helped FOX take easy wins in both the viewers and the demos last night.


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Monday Ratings: ABC Suffers Without DWTS

Life post-Dancing with the Stars is always hard for ABC. Despite the Alphabet network’s holiday specials and programming originals, the network was beat by a slate of repeats on CBS.

Jennifer Esposito8pm

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This Week on TV (12/1-12/7)

Barbara Walters and Tom Cruise

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

MONDAY 12/1)
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm):  “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
  • Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm):  “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.

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Tuesday Ratings: NBC is The Biggest Winner

Despite two original episodes of Cane, reality programming helped the network win both the demos and the viewers.

The Biggest Loser



  • (2.5/7 in 18-49) topped the hour with 9 million.
  • The second hour of (7.8 million, 2.0/6) was about steady with its first half.
  • * (2.4/6) lost 5 million from last Tuesday.

*denotes repeat

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

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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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Wednesday Ratings: ‘Shrek’ Draws Ogre Fans

ratings last night had others green with envy.  Although the network was narrowly bested in the viewers, it dominated in the demos.

Shrek the Halls



  • Although down 330,000, (4.1/11 in 18-49 demo) was still the hour’s top draw.
  • (7.1 million, 2.6/7) saw a 630,000 increase.
  • (2.2/6) felt lifeless at 6.3 million.

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This Week on TV (11/26-12/2)

Notes from the Underbelly


MONDAY (11/26)

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Shrek the Halls With a Big Green Ogre

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Animation, Kids, Prime Time, ABC,

Shrek the Halls Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Not only will Shrek the Third be coming to DVD soon (November 13), but will be airing a Christmas special with the loveable green guy and his band of kooky friends. I don’t know how well it will hold up to classic fan favorites like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman or A Charlie Brown Christmas, but I’m all for a new Christmas special that isn’t another sequel to Frosty. Shrek the Halls will air on November 28th at 8:00 p.m. and will no doubt thrill kids with the animation and voice talents of , , and . The ogre’s humbug ways are challenged by his family and friends (even the Gingerbread Man of “Not my gumdrop buttons!” infamy is on hand) and you can bet the gang will make the holidays truly special. Because that’s how all Christmas specials end, right? Now I’d like to see Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas return to television—you can keep your Frosty Returns and Frosty’s Winter Wonderland—bring on the jug band!

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Coming Soon

Christmas Shrek Coming to TV in December 2007

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Kids, Prime Time, Specials, ABC, News,

Shrek the HallsA new animated special from DreamWorks Animation SKG, titled Shrek the Halls, will be coming to ABC next December. The half-hour show will likely join the ranks of Rudolph for future Christmases to come. Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment and Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG made the announcement, saying “Family classics are a cornerstone of our brand, and Shrek The Halls will provide warm memories year-after-year, and be a great addition to our library of holiday favorites such as Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Shrek 2 will make its “world television premiere” on ABC November 24th at 8:00 p.m. The special, Shrek the Halls, will air sometime in December 2007. The best part—the original cast returns for this look at Christmas in the swamp. Check out Mike Myers (Shrek), Cameron Diaz (Fiona), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Antonio Banderas.

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