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Sunday Ratings: Slow Start for Amazing Race

Maybe viewers were simply enjoying their three-day weekend? Whatever the reason, the 14th installment of The Amazing Race saw smaller numbers than it had in the fall. Fortunately for CBS, the network’s numbers were still enough for first place with the viewers. ABC, in the meantime, had a hold on the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Grammys Sing for CBS

Last night, big events had eyes drawn to the Eye network. 60 Minutes’ exclusive interview with Capt. Sullenberger and the 51st Annual Grammy Awards put CBS on top with the viewers and the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS Steels the Win

Last night’s Steelers/Ravens playoff game was by far the evening’s biggest draw. The competition on the gridiron - coupled with a special episode of The Mentalist - gave CBS easy wins in both categories.

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  • Approximately 40.6 million watched Pittsburgh beat Baltimore on .
  • (8.6 million, 2.9/7 in 18-49) was down 1.7 million.
  • (1.1/3) pulled in 5.8 million.
  • A block of * (2.0/4) averaged 4.35 million.
  • ‘s broadcast of Mr. Mom (0.4/1) entertained 1.2 million.

 

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ABC Departure Gossip: Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters

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Some of your favorite ABC shows might look a little different in the months to come:

Grey’s Anatomy: Do the producers have a thing against blondes? Or sexually ambiguous blondes? Although there was possibility Sadie Harris would be sticking around Seattle Grace for a while, ‘s stint on the show has now ended. The actress - who was originally contracted for at least four episodes - wound up playing intern for a total of eight.

Despite George’s claim that it was her decision to leave the show, sources tell EW that the parting was fairly mutual. (“Melissa’s arc came to a natural end,” reports an insider.) Fortunately for viewers, Sadie’s exit won’t be as random as Erica Hahn’s. “It won’t be a big send-off, but it’s really cool what they do,” George reports.

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Sunday Ratings: Golden Globes Not So Bright

Despite the glitz and glamour of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the telecast wasn’t a big draw. This year’s ceremony actually had its lowest numbers of its 13-year NBC history. This allowed CBS, boosted by an earlier Steelers/Charges game, to take the night in the viewers and demos.

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  • Approximately 14.6 million saw Slumdog Millionaire take top prize at the (4.8/11 in 18-49).
  • (4.0/9) reported to 13.7 million.
  • ‘s adult demo numbers (12.5 million, 4.2/9) were the smallest ever for a series premiere.
  • (10.3 million, 3.4/8) was off by 700,000.
  • ‘s airing of Carrie (0.5/1) scared up 1.4 million.

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Sunday Ratings: Superstars of Dance Starts on Decent Footing

Finally - new programming to talk about! Yesterday, we saw the return of ABC’s Sunday night block and got a taste of what NBC’s offering in the dance department. Despite a nice outing for its premiere, Superstars of Dance still couldn’t best Desperate Housewives’ numbers. Meanwhile, an earlier game between the Eagles and Vikings gave FOX the overall win in the viewers and the demos.

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Is Balthazar Getty Being Let Go from Brothers & Sisters?

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

Balthazar GettyAs we’ve learned from the behind the scenes drama at , ABC doesn’t have a problem saying goodbye to difficult actors. Unfortunately, that’s a lesson Balthazar Getty may be learning the hard way.

According to multiple sources, Getty could soon be getting more time to divide amongst his four kids and his new squeeze. While there’s a chance the actor may be let go from Brothers & Sisters altogether, it’s believed he will at the very least be downgraded from full-time status next season.

These rumors come not-so-coincidentally after reports of increased tension on the program’s set. Balthazar’s affair with Matthew Rhys’ ex has cause him to lose fans since this past summer. His recent work performance and attitude supposedly haven’t helped either. Although I’m sure the 33-year-old’s relationship with Sienna Miller played some part in the personnel decision, Entertainment Weekly claims “budgetary and storyline considerations” were also factors.

So what does this mean for fans of the show? There’ll be one less person yelling around that Walker dinner table. (And that’s a good thing.)

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

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Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:

  • 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
  • Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
  • Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
  • Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to cancel last year’s party, the Golden Globes will finally make its return next month. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air Sunday, January 11th, just over a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:

  • HBO, with its 22 nominations, once again led the pack.
  • In Treatment and Recount, both from HBO, had five nominations each - the highest number for any program this year.
  • House is the only non-cable program to be up for Best Drama.
  • True Blood is the only new series to receive any nods.
  • Kiefer Sutherland and 24 received nominations for the show’s 2-hour special.

(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

 

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Sunday Ratings: FOX and CBS on Top

Thanks to an earlier battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys, FOX was easily the winner last night with the demos. Meanwhile, 60 Minutes’ strong showing made CBS Sunday’s most-watched network.

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  • (11.8 million, 4.5/11 in 18-49) was down 1.8 million.
  • The 13th finale of (10.6 million, 3.1/7) was up 7% from last season.
  • (10.3 million, 3.3/8) was up a notch.
  • ‘s BCS Selection Show (3.9/10) drew in 9.6 million.
  • (6.2 million, 2.8/7) fell 1.8 million.
  • ‘s airing of The Cutting Edge (1.6, 0.6/1) gave the network its best Sunday numbers all season.

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