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Thursday Ratings: New Amsterdam Already Takes a Fall

In only its second outing, New Amsterdam saw a 20% decline.  Despite the great lead-in, the FOX series couldn’t compete against Lost.

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  • (9.3/24 in 18-49) topped the evening with 26.2 million.
  • (12.6 million, 4.0/10) was on track with last Thursday.
  • * (5.5 million, 1.9/5) saw a 300,000 bump.
  • * (4.1 million, 1.8/5) was a carbon copy of last week.
  • * (2.3 million, 0.9/2) had some decent growth.

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

This Week on TV

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MONDAY (3/3)
  • The Royal Family (ABC, 8pm):  hosts a special that documents a year in the lives of the British royal family.  Wow - they’re letting people get to know them better?  That’s such a Diana move.
  • Terminator:  The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  “In the two-hour finale, John and Derek are at odds over whether Cameron can be trusted.”  Meanwhile, I’m still trying to figure out whether I’ll miss the show.
  • Welcome to the Captain (CBS, 8:30):  “Marty gets Josh an interview with the president of Paramount.”  At least one of them will have a job when the show’s cancelled.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 9:30):  “Matthew goes to therapy to discuss intimacy issues and learns he is too dependent on his sister.”  Did anyone else shudder when they read that sentence?

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Thursday Ratings: Lost Continues to Slide

Maybe last night’s episode was a bit too confusing?  Whatever the reason, Lost is returning to old ways and starting to see declining numbers.  (Not that it would have been able to stop FOX anyway.)

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  • Approximately 25.9 million said goodbye to another four on (9.1/24 in 18-49).
  • The same audience saw the same person exiled on (12.5 million, 4.2/11).
  • * (5.2 million, 1.6/4) had 200,000 wander away.
  • About 4.1 million checked in with * (1.8/5).
  • * made a showing with 1.8 million (0.7/2).

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This Week on TV (2/25-3/2)

Men in Trees

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MONDAY (2/25)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (ABC, 8pm):  and the rest of his Broadway cast bring the play to the small screen.  I’m sorry - I believe his theater name is Sean Combs.
  • The Moment of Truth (FOX, 8pm):  Special night.  Apparently this episode is so controversial, the producers debated airing it.  Then they realized what network they were on and just went with it.
  • Welcome to the Captain (CBS, 8:30):  “Hope makes some new friends so she won’t be alone on Friday nights.” Their names?  Jack and Daniels.
  • Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (CW, 9pm):  “The women receive a surprise visit from JC Chasez.”  They, too, are wondering why he doesn’t have anything better to do.

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Thursday Ratings: ABC Gets Lost Behind FOX

The introduction of American Idol’s results show changed up the Thursday landscape.  added another night to its win column.

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  • (8.4/21 in 18-49) topped the evening with 23.2 million.
  • (12.5 million, 4.0/10) saw 600,000 viewers eliminated.
  • * (1.7/4) kicked off ABC’s evening with 5.5 million.
  • * (4.5 million, 1.7/4) provided a little comedy to the hour.
  • * (1.0/3) brought 2.6 million to Smallville’s usual slot.

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This Week on TV (2/18-2/24)

America's Next Top Model

 

MONDAY (2/18)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Tonight may be the end of the show as we currently know it.  Maybe Michael can finally let go of that steely gaze now.
  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  The next contenders will be announced during the spinoff’s season finale.  Finally, a reason for me to watch.
  • Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (CW, 9pm):  Robin Antin is searching for a gal to complete an entirely different musical act.  With Danity Kane already taken, she had to settle for the 2nd crappiest group name available.
  • My Dad is Better Than Your Dad (NBC, 9pm):  “This competition series features fathers and their children in challenges that test the patriarch’s strength, intelligence and parenting skills.”  Since when did NBC start stealing ideas from ?

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Thursday Ratings: No Love for Eli Stone

While romantic date nights could explain declining performances for Lost and Eli Stone, the same reason doesn’t apply to Celebrity Apprentice’s improvement.  By night’s end, CBS was again a winner with the viewers while ABC had the edge in the demos.

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This Week on TV (2/11-2/17)

Flavor of Love

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MONDAY (2/11)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  “Sarah meets a stranger () who shares a similar past.”  They were once both white rappers?
  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  “The touring company of ‘High School Musical’ performs.”  The contestants, now left with inferiority complexes, are unable to go on.
  • Flavor of Love (VH1, 9pm):  Third season premiere.  Is it a coincidence that a Flav-ex has since show up on ?
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  “The escape attempt is successful for some, if not all, of the escapees.”  Apparently you can miss weeks of this show and not miss a thing.

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Thursday Ratings:  A Disappointing Debut for ‘Lipstick Jungle’

ABC found success in the demos thanks to ‘s two-week winning streak.  Meanwhile, the debut of Survivor: Micronesia helped CBS with the viewers.

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‘Celebrity Apprentice’:  Lennox Lewis is Full of Gas

Heavyweight boxing champion - while intimidating in the ring - can easily be humbled in a reality forum. 

Listen for the moment on last night’s when he let his guard down:


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