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This Week on TV (5/11-5/17)

Farrah Fawcett

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MONDAY 5/11)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Serena’s run-in with the police upsets Lily.” She only expected her daughter to be cuffed and shamed, not frisked and strip-searched.
  • Weaponizers (Discovery, 9pm):  Season premiere. “An RV takes on a shuttle bus, after the teams equip them with rockets, machine guns and medieval weapons in this reality series featuring vehicle face-off competitions.” The only thing missing in this equation is .
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:30pm):  “Alan and Chelsea bond, and their time together gives Charlie a needed break to do the things he loves doing on his own.” A wingman can help you score a woman….and keep her busy too.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “After Allison slips into a coma while working on a case, her spirit transfers into the body of a middle-aged man (Jeffrey Tambor).” The sexual reassignment process was much easier than the one Alexis Arquette went through.

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This Week on TV (5/4-5/10)

Michael J. Fox

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MONDAY 5/4)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Barney celebrates his 200th. No need to explain more.” That’s gonna be LEGEN… wait for it… and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is… DAIRY!
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm):  “Eric and Betty try to keep the kids busy when they’re all stuck at home on a school day.” I believe snow days is how they got their 10 kids to begin with.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Chelsea moves into the house, and Alan feels like he is being pushed out.” It was like that time when his best friend Andie started dating that guy named Blane.
  • New York Goes to Work (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere.  “Viewers vote on which of the three jobs the long-time reality show veteran will take. If she impresses her employer, she’ll get a $5000 bonus. If she quits or fails, she’ll get nothing.” If she flames royally, will renew her contract.

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Thursday Ratings: Criminal Evening for CBS

One week after facing a new Private Practice, Southland was put to another test. A repeat of Criminal Minds not only did better than the now-moved Harper’s Island, it attracted the most viewers in the 10:00 hour.

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Thursday Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Sweeps Start

After what seemed like months of repeats, ABC returned last night with (mostly) new episodes. The network took the 10:00 hour away from Southland and won the night’s demos. CBS, though, was first place with the viewers.

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Monday Ratings: Bones is No House

Attempts to give Bones more attention didn’t do much for either the show or the network. Despite decreased competition from CBS, the program pulled in smaller numbers than the normal slot holder. The series also declined from its last Thursday outing.

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Thursday Ratings: Parks Weakens Without Office

Although it’s still hard to say how Southland will do against an ABC original, the series held up remarkably well in its second week. Unfortunately, the same can’t entirely be said for Harper’s or Parks. The CBS mystery lost nearly 2 million in its second week while the comedy suffered a case of the post-Earl blues.

Parks and Recreations's Amy Poehler8pm

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Wednesday Ratings: Lost Gains Ground on Slow Night

If Lost and American Idol both go up, that can only mean one thing: CBS was airing a repeat.

Lost's Miles Straume8pm

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Thursday Ratings: CBS and NBC Tie Post-Premieres

Depending on how you spin the numbers, the evening either belonged to NBC, CBS or both. The premiere of Southland won the 10:00 battle against Harper’s Island in the demos, but lost in the viewers. NBC tied CBS in the demos, but the Eye network won overall with the viewers. (Maybe we’ll just have to recalculate when ABC isn’t in repeats.)

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Thursday Ratings: Many Goodbyes for ER

Last night, viewers came out of the woodwork to say goodbye to NBC’s long-running drama. ER‘s series ender attracted the largest audience for a drama finale since Murder She Wrote in 1996. (It also pulled in the best demos since the conclusion of The X-Files in 2002.)

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  • (11.2 million, 3.6/11 in 18-49) saw its smallest audience of the season.
  • The retrospective (3.5/10) got 10.6 million warmed up.
  • (2.6/8) turned in 9 million.
  • (5 million, 1.6/5) lost 1.7 million; (4.8 million, 1./4) gave up 1.7 million.
  • (3.8 million, 1.6/5) was up slightly.

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Thursday Ratings: Wins for Both CBS, ABC

College sports coverage proved to be both a winner and loser for CBS last night. Although the NCAA tournament didn’t earn the network another double win last night, the court action did score a tie in the demos with ABC. (The Alphabet was the sole winner with the viewers.)

Private Practice's Taye Diggs8pm

  • (10.2 million, 3.0/9 in 18-49) raised 600,000.
  • CBS’ basketball coverage (3.5/10) scored 9.4 million.
  • (7.6 million, 2.1/6) picked up 400,000.
  • (6.4 million, 2.4/8) improved by 2 million; a repeat of (4.6 million, 2.0/6) did better than the Kath finale.
  • (3.3 million. 1.4/4) lost 400,000.

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