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Tuesday Ratings: Tuesdays a Charm for FOX

Although was still tops this Tuesday, the numbers for the San Diego auditions weren’t as sunny as last week.

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  • (29 million, 11.7/29 in 18-49) was down 4 million from seven days ago.
  • * (12.2 million, 2.1/5) sunk about 3.7 million.
  • (8.9 million, 3.7/9) gained 1.7 million pounds.
  • (4.8 million, 1.4/4) saw a slight bump.
  • About 1.5 million danced with * (0.6/1) and the devil.

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Tuesday Ratings:  All Eyes on FOX

Although it had its lowest premiere since 2004, the reality phenom mowed down the competition:

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Boston Legal

  • 33.2 million (13.8/32 in 18-49) downright embarrassed the competition.
  • 15.9 million (3.0/7) would have looked good on any other evening.
  • (7.2 million, 3.0/7) lost 3 million inches from last week.
  • (1.2/3) entertained just 4.52 million.
  • About 1.6 million welcomed * (0.6/2) in the new time slot.

9pm

  • About 12.5 million (2.4/6 in 18-49) continued on with the saga.
  • Both (4.1 million, 1.2/3) and (3.1 million, 0.9/2) were down about 400,000 from last week.
  • (2.7 million, 1.3/3) lost 800,000 from its two-hour debut.

10pm

*denotes repeat

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

 

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Aguilera, Richie Share Same Delivery Date

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

Nicole Richie, Joel MaddenChristina Aguilera, Jordon Bratman

UPDATE: Christina Aguilera reports on her own website that her son, Max Liron Bratman, was actually born on Saturday.

Thanks to Britney Spears’ hospitalization and overdosed babies, LA’s Cedars-Sinai hospital has been receiving a lot of unwanted publicity lately.  Hopefully two highly-anticipated deliveries at the facility yesterday will (temporarily) direct the media’s attention toward other celebrity matters.

  • Celebutante and boyfriend welcomed a a 6 lb., 7 oz. baby Friday.  (This birth officially brings Richie’s weight back down to “0”.) The girl, named Harlow Winter Kate Madden, is the first child for both star, 26, and the rocker, 28.  Plans for a wedding will be set at a later time.
  • Same place, different time.  E! Online is reporting that singer , 27, and husband , 30, are also proud new parents.  According to a text message sent out yesterday, the couple welcomed their child sometime around 4pm yesterday.  No other details have yet been released.

In other baby news, actress (According to Jim) and her husband, Roger Fishman, introduced a son Friday: Jacob Emerson Fishman.  One day prior, (In Living Color) and his wife, Christine Y. Kim, said hello to daughter Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim.  Both couples are first-time parents.

Congrats to all the new moms and dads!

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Tuesday Ratings: NBC Has the ‘Biggest’ Night

The Biggest Loser and SVU combined forces to whip up strong numbers for .  The network dominated with both the viewers and the demos.

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One Tree Hill

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This Week on TV (12/31-1/6)

Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

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

 

MONDAY (12/31)
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008 (ABC, 10pm):  and will co-host the event.  Is old enough to be associated with a drinking holiday?
  • New Year’s Eve Live (FOX, 11pm):  Idol alums and will perform.  In just a few short weeks, we’ll start caring about a new batch of .
  • Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade (MTV, 11pm):  NYC masked ball will include Kid Rock and Mary J. Blige.  Has it already been a year since we were forced to watch and kiss?
  • NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (NBC, 11:35pm):  Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will be performing.  This may be the first time in a while someone has stayed awake to watch show.

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘The Biggest Loser’ Inches Past CBS

Although narrowly lost in the viewers to , it outweighed its competitors in the demos.

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The Biggest Loser

9pm

  • Approx. 11.4 million watched Bill crowned (4.6/13 in 18-49).
  • (2.8/7) weighed in second with 10.8 million viewers.
  • * (9.9 million, 3.3/9) did slightly better than one week ago.
  • * (4.4 million, 1.5/4) dropped about 1.3 million.
  • (1.4 million, 0.6/2) did just as well as its lead-in.

10pm

  • (7.7 million, 2.1/6) saw a decrease of 1.3 million.
  • (7.2 million, 1.8/5) was off by 600,000.

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

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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.

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The Biggest Loser

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10pm

  • (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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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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Lost Moves to New Time

Lost Bad news for those of us who have an early bedtime. Starting in February, when Lost returns, it will be moving from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The move could potentially assist ABC with the difficulty it has had finding a show that retains a significant audience with Lost as the lead-in. By moving Lost to 10 p.m., the network can lead with a block of comedy and increase viewership with the 10:00 slot. Beginning on January 3rd, According to Jim will air at 8:00 and 8:30 p.m., followed by two new series, The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency. On January 24th, the night will lead with George Lopez, then According to Jim, Knights, and Emergency. The move also takes Lost out of competition with American Idol (which begins January 17th) and Criminal Minds (that just won the post-Super Bowl airing). It will be interesting to see how the comedy block ABC has lined up will fare against the tough competition. Lost returns on February 7th.

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