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Tuesday Ratings: CW Has a Miserable Night

Beauty and the Geek

  • Approximately 29.3 million watched (10.8/28 in 18-49) and sang along to Beatles’ tunes.
  • * (8.6 million, 1.5/4) took a 2 million hit.
  • (7.7 million, 2.9/8) plunged by 1 million.
  • (4.7 million, 1.2/3) was off by 200,000.
  • The debut of (1.9 million, 0.9/2) saw a 44% drop from the show’s last premiere.

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This Week on TV (3/10-3/16)

The Real Housewives of New York City

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)


MONDAY (3/10)
  • The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? (ABC, 8pm):  “Highlights from past seasons include segments catching up with past bachelors (Andrew Firestone and Aaron Buerge) and former contestants.”  So the whole point of the show is to say there is no point to this show.  Look at how successful it’s been!
  • Canterbury’s Law (FOX, 8pm):  Series premiere.  “Julianna Margulies stars as a maverick defense lawyer who plays by her own rules to help the falsely accused.”  I’m guessing will still be on long after this program goes off the air.
  • New Amsterdam (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  If you didn’t watch last Tuesday or Thursday, I’m sure you won’t tonight either.
  • October Road (ABC, 9pm):  Special time.  In the season (series?) finale, “Eddie’s ex-girlfriend shows up to reconnect with him, causing problems in his relationship with Janet.”  Since we may never get a satisfactory resolution from this ratings-starved show, let’s just pretend Janet kicks her ass.

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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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CW Tinkers With Network Schedule

To coordinate with the upcoming premieres of and a new installment, has made a few adjustments to its line-up.  Here are a few of the highlights for the network:

Beauty and the Geek

  • After its last original episode, repeats of will air on Mondays starting 1/28.  The show will be followed by @ 9pm effective 2/18.
  • will hit the airwaves on March 11.  Until that time, Reaper reruns will warm the Tuesday 8pm slot.
  • Original episodes of will debut on Thursday 2/28 @ 9pm.
  • As of 2/10, the Monday comedy line-up (Everybody Hates Chris, Aliens in America, Girlfriends, The Game) will move to Sundays.

(All of these changes can be found in TV Envy’s Revamped Programming Schedule.)

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘Rudolph’ Lights the Way for CBS

A repeat of House made way for Rudolph’s shiny red nose.  had the evening’s largest audience and shared the demos with .



  • * (2.8/7 in 18-49) averaged 11.5 million for the hour’s win.
  • Approximately 10.37 million watched a repeat of * (3.7/9).
  • A special Tuesday night * (2.3/6) scored 6.08 million.
  • (2.63 million, 1.2/3) was slightly down from last week.


*denotes repeat

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

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Beauty And The Geek: ‘And The Winner Is…’

The B & G finale! Tonight, we will finally find out who is the winner of this season four of Beauty and the Geek as decided by America’s vote. We begin the episode with host Mike Richards welcoming us and taking a look back at the season’s evolution. My first thought is how horribly pieced together the crowd shots are - everyone nodding and smiling at each other and having chit-chat as if this is some sort of infomercial. The crowd looks way too interested in the most mundane things. Next, we are introduced to each of the runner-up teams. Either the make-up department did a great job of re-makeovering the geeks, or they’ve done a surprisingly good job of doing upkeep.

Join me after the jump to find out who is the winner of Beauty and the Geek season four!

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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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Tuesday Ratings:  ABC Wins the Disco Ball

two-hour finale was last night’s big ticket.  The show helped nudge past in both viewers and demos.



  • A whopping 24.9 million watched Helio win on (6.4/15 in 18-49 demo).
  • (16.9 million, 7.0/16) still had control of the hour’s demos.
  • (10.48 million, 2.9/7) was steady with last week.
  • (2.26 million, 1.1/2) was up about 400,000.


  • (4.6/12) closed the night with 12.3 million.
  • (6.5 million, 1.6/4) was only 1/2 as successful as its NBC competitor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Beauty And The Geek: ‘Meet The Parents’

Beauty and the Geek finale ... or is it?It’s all come down to this folks - after weeks of beauty on beauty and geek on geek action, it is finally time to crown this season’s winner of The CW’s social experiment, Beauty and the Geek. Our two final teams are the unlikely lovables, Jasmine and Dave, and this season’s big “twist”, the male beauty and girl geek team of Sam and Nicole. Last week we said goodbye to the self-destructive team of Will and Jenn, making way for a very agreeable final showdown. What we have been promised tonight, however, is that the game will “evolve” again, and the winner will be chosen in a way that we never expected.

Join me after the jump to find out who are the new Beauty and the Geek $250,000 champions.

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Beauty And The Geek: ‘Whine And Dine’

There are three teams left on B&G There are three teams left in the Beauty and the Geek house: Sam & Nicole, Dave & Jasmine and William & Jenn. Will and Jenn survived last week’s elimination room challenge and sent home Shay and Josh. Despite the fact that Dave and Jasmine began regretting their choice to keep Will and Jenn two weeks ago, Dave claimed that he was happy to see them walk through the door because it would give them a chance to finally work out their differences. Dave/Jasmine and Sam/Nicole welcomed Will/Jenn back with semi-faked happiness anyway and had a moment of silence for Josh and Shay. The moment was interrupted when somebody farted. I’m not sure who it was.

Join me after the jump to find out which two teams are going to the B&G finale and does Dave finally make his move on Nicole?

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