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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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This Week on TV (10/29-11/4)

Nip/Tuck

 

MONDAY (10/29)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie’s girlfriend does not like to be seen with him in public.”  She’s afraid she’ll be attacked by .
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam assumes her role as a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, but upon arriving, she learns that the friend does not want her there.”  If only she knew that before she paid for the dress.
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 10pm):  “The final four contestants bring Brad home to meet their parents.”  The dads all envy his cool beard.
  • Californication (Showtime, 10:30pm):  Season finale.  Hopefully I’ll stop singing the Chili Peppers song now.

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Prejudging the Newest Amazing Racers

The Amazing Race

Sorry, Viva Laughlin, but I couldn’t be more excited that is back.  It is my favorite reality show and (full disclosure) the only one for which I’ve ever made an audition tape.  Remember me from that one season?  No, you don’t, because I was never chosen.  But, even though I was snubbed by the show, I still love it, and as the premiere draws near, I thought I’d take a moment to judge several books by their covers and give you my initial thoughts on the newest crop of racers and how much I want them to win.

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‘October Road’ Returns to ABC

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Renewals,

October Road, the show that made a brief appearance last March, will be returning to next month.  The show stars as Nick Garrett, a famous author who returns to his home town after 10 years away. (I tell you this because chances are you didn’t watch it either.)  (That 70’s Show) plays Nick’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his possible child.

October will make a one-stint appearance Thursday, Nov. 22nd @ 10pm.  It will then slide into its regular time slot starting Monday, Nov. 26th @ 10pm (presumably after is wrapped up).

I hate to say the series won’t last more than another six episodes—but I’ll go and ahead and do just that.  The last time a show made a one-time Thursday appearance, it quickly disappeared days later.  (If you haven’t guessed, I was referring to Viva Laughlin.)  And has anyone else noticed that October is premiering on Thanksgiving??  My bet’s on four new episodes…tops.

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Sunday Ratings: Major League Victory for FOX

The one-two punch from FOX’s sports coverage helped the network take Sunday’s win (followed by ABC, NBC and CBS).

8pm

  • A football overrun combined with a Boston Red Sox victory helped score FOX (6.4/16 in 18-49 demo) an average of 17.9 milllion fans. ColdCase
  • (13.6 million, 5.0/12) was up over 1 million from last week.
  • NBC’s Broncos/Steelers game (4.2/10) averaged 10.4 million fans.
  • (1.2/3) kissed it’s run goodbye with 6.4 million.
  • (1.6 million, 0.5/1) did what it does.

9pm

  • With 17.8 million fans, (7.1/16 in 18-49 demo) held its own against the sports lineup.
  • (11.4 million, 2.6/6) was down from last Sunday.

10pm

  • (11.4 million, 4.6/11 in 18-49 demo) lost over a million from last week.
  • CBS’s (2.4/6) rounded off the evening with 10.9 million viewers.

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‘Viva Laughlin’ Canceled; ‘The Amazing Race’ Returns

Viva Laughlin has had hits in the theaters (X-Men) and on Broadway (The Boy from Oz), but his mark on television will have to wait.  Jackman served as the executive producer of —the first significant cancellation of the fall season.

Yes, you could argue that Nashville technically earned that dubious honor, but Fox claimed the show was returning in October (yeah—I know it’s gone).  Then there was that small CW show, .  The pseudo-news program that really didn’t exist was just replaced by reruns of .  Regardless, I can safely say that Viva was the first ‘scripted’ show to go kaput.

After only one week on air (granted, there were two episodes), put the brakes on the musical drama.  Many who saw Thursday’s overnight ratings predicted this day would come—though I’m not sure they imagined it would arrive so soon.  Unfortunately, Viva’s second dismal performance last night drove the nail in its coffin.

The good news from all of this?  Fans of will get to see their beloved show return even earlier than expected.  It will now take over the vacant 8pm Sunday time slot starting November 4th (a CSI rerun will warm the spot until then).  While I feel bad for Hugh Jackman, I’d happily take over him any day of the week.

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Thursday Ratings: ‘Viva Laughlin’ Off to Disappointing Start

The debut of CBS’s Viva Laughlin (and the temporary departure of Without A Trace) should have made it an easy night for ABC.  But despite low numbers at 10pm, CBS still came very close to taking the night in both viewers and demos.

8pm

  • With 13.4 million viewers, the aging (4.3/13 in 18-49 age group) shows no signs of slowing down. Viva Laughlin
  • FOX’s Red Sox/Indians game (3.3/8) averaged about 11.6 million fans through the evening.
  • (9.7 million, 3.1/9) dropped about 730,000 viewers this week.
  • NBC’s (7.3 million, 2.7/8) and (6.3 million, 2.6/7) were both down from last week.
  • (5.1 million, 2.0/6) saw a 300,000 increase.

9pm

  • (20.8 million, 6.4/15 in 18-49) gained over 1 million new viewers to claim the night’s biggest audience.
  • (17.7 million, 7.1/17) took another 9pm win in the demos category.
  • An hour-long episode (8.5 million, 4.4/11) lost about 400,000.
  • (1.3/3) rounded off the hour with 3 million viewers.

10pm

This Week On TV (10/15-10/21)

Samantha Who

 

MONDAY (10/15)

**Prison Break and K-Ville will not air tonight due to MLB playoffs**

  • The Price is Right (CBS, check local listings):  The 36th season begins with new host Drew Carey.
  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Co-host Samantha Harris returns.  Did you miss her?
  • Samantha Who? (ABC 9:30pm):  The show, once titled ‘Sam I Am’, debuts tonight.
  • The Salt-N-Pepa Show (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere.  We’ll finally learn which one’s Salt and which one’s Pepa.
  • Gotti’s Way (VH1 10:30pm*):  Series premiere

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Fall 2007 TV Programming Schedule

Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning.  When will your favorite shows start?  What days are they now on?  Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve?  Will you need to buy another TV???

Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from five different networks (, , , and ) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.

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