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Tuesday Ratings: All-Star Night for FOX

Yesterday’s contest between the National and American Leagues was an exciting one for the fans and for FOX. The network easily scored a grand slam over the other networks.

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  • Approximately 14.5 million baseball fans watched the first 9 innings of ‘s MLB All-Star Game (4.5/13 in 18-49).
  • (8.5 million, 3.1/10) had a 2.1 million dive.
  • (7.9 million, 2.0/7) gathered another 400,000.
  • * (7.8 million, 1.3/4) plummeted by 800,000.
  • * (1 million, 0.5/2) drew in 260,000 more.

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Sunday Ratings: Miss Universe Crowned a Winner

Yesterday’s Miss Universe Pageant was the night’s biggest draw. Unfortunately, the beauty contest wasn’t able to do much for NBC. CBS ended up winning the viewers while FOX won the demos.

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Big Brother 10: Grandpa Got Game

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Editorial, News,

BB10 Jerry

Maybe there is hope for presumed Republican presidential nominee John McCain yet? Right now the hottest guy on right now is a muscle-shirt wearin’, gravelly voice talkin’ ex-Marine who just happens to be a 75-year-old great-grandfather.

The new season of ’ perennial fish-bowl reality show is proving that old doesn’t mean obsolete. In the premiere episode of Big Brother 10 Jerry, the oldest person to every compete on the show, not only became Head of Household but also copped a feel of one of the hottest girls in this season’s cast. (Before his wife of 54 years has a heart attack that girl, April, sort of forced Jerry to do it.) Still, it was a good strategic move for the Magnolia,Texas retiree. In that instant you could see his fellow house guests quickly shift their concept of Jerry from Depends and defibrillators to babes and booze.

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This Week on TV (7/14-7/20)

Saving Grace

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

 

MONDAY (7/14)
  • Top Gear (BBC, 8pm):  Season premiere. “A game of car soccer is played.” No wonder kids are too fat these days. They can’t even get out of their car to actually kick a ball!
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the ladies tilt, a student tries to make the grade against a future figure skater.” As we’ve learned from , figure skaters come with an unfair advantage.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm): Season 4 premiere. “Fritz and Brenda’s new duplex forbids the presence of pets, but that doesn’t stop Brenda from keeping Kitty on the premises.” If Kitty is the pet, what’s Fritz?
  • Saving Grace (TNT, 10pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Grace gets busy on her day off: She works to unlock the secrets of her her haunted past, but instead ends up apprehending a criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.” And I’ll bet she doesn’t get paid for doing all that work on her own time.

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Big Brother 10 Cast Revealed

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Editorial, Gossip, News, Video,

Big Brother 10 logo“Somebody for everyone.” That’s how executive producer Allison Grodner describes the cast of CBS’ .

After a slide in ratings in the past few installments of the long-running reality show, is returning to its roots of throwing actual strangers from all walks of life into one pretend house. This time around producers assure viewers there will be no ex-lovers, no secret father-daughter pairs or long-lost siblings. This is the first time house guests have been true strangers since the third season. (You can see a video clip with the latest contestants after the jump.)

Other than that though, the premise is the same. 13 people try to lie, cheat and steal their way to the $500,000 prize while their every move is monitored by 50 cameras for three months. The producers insist there will be twists, but past relationships aren’t among them.

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This Week on TV (7/7-7/13)

Burn Notice

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

 

MONDAY (7/7)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “In the season finale, DeAnna has a choice to make between the two finalists after taking her two suitors to a Grand Bahama Island and home to Georgia to meet her family.” In the event of a tiebreaker, the most photogenic candidate should always be chosen. Good wedding photos last forever.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “As the sextuplets turn 4, Jon and Kate take them to a bakery to decorate their own birthday cupcakes with the stipulation that they can’t eat them until after dinner.” Cupcakes? Note to the Jolie-Pitt clan. More kids = smaller birthday celebrations.
  • Verminators ( Discovery, 10pm):  “Jamie has to tackle his fears when he is called in to deal with a black widow.” Apparently someone needs to work on his rochambeau skills.
  • Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (A&E, 10pm):  “A story of ReAnna Kelly, a girl supposedly visited by spirits, including that of her deceased grandmother, jazz singer Nina Simone.” There are times when hearing the song ‘Sinnerman’ is not so cool.

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2008 Summer Television Programming Schedule

The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas

A new season calls for a new schedule.

If you’re without anything to do this summer, this updated programming schedule may help keep you occupied.  Over the next few months, networks will be introducing a crop of reality shows (Celebrity Circus, Greatest American Dog), some experimental dramas (Swingtown, Fear Itself) and the usual horde of repeats.

This list is a

compilation of the calendars

for the five major networks.

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Sunday Ratings: Big Brother Ends with a Thud

The season finale of Big Brother 9 did very little for CBS.  The network had the second best audience and came in third with the demos.

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Adam Jasinski Wins Big Brother 9

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, CBS, Showtime, Editorial, News,

Adam wins Big Brother 9

began this season of by offending millions of developmentally disabled children and their parents. He ends the season hopefully making good on a promise to donate $100,000 to make their lives better.

Jasinski, an alleged public relations flak for a now defunct Florida-based autism group, won BB9 thanks to a six to one vote by a jury made up of seven of his former house mates. Despite some reservations as to who actually played the better game, he or Ryan… Matt, Natalie, Sharon, James, Chelsia and even scorned ex-partner Sheila voted to give 29-year-old Jasinski the $500,000 grand prize. Only Joshuah threw his support behind Ryan Quicksall, the 27-year-old college student from Ohio. Ryan will take home $50,000, sure to be spent quickly by his annoying girlfriend and ex-house mate Jen.

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Wednesday Ratings:  Viewers Say Goodbye to Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green’s exit on Law & Order gave NBC some nice numbers.  Yesterday’s second most-watched show helped place its network in second place.

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