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This Week on TV (12/29-1/4)

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Dick Clark, Fergie and Ryan Seacrest

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MONDAY 12/29)
  • Seven Deadly Sins (History, 9pm):  “The sin of lust is examined in the opener of a seven-part series exploring the seven capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history’s worst perpetrators.” In case you needed some help thinking of a good resolution.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Brody Jenner is introduced to nine guys who will be competing to be part of his entourage.” Finding someone less annoying than shouldn’t be too hard.
  • The City (MTV, 10pm)::  Series premiere. “Whitney Port arrives in New York City and begins working for iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.” And by “working,” we mean she’ll be giving Diane free publicity.
  • 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (VH1, 10pm):  “A five-part countdown of the Top 100 hard rock songs begins.” On VH1, Daughtry is considered hard rock.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Breaks 13-Year-Old Record

What do you get when House is a repeat and DWTS is gone? Another stellar evening for CBS. Despite a two-hour Biggest Loser finale, the Eye network had its best Tuesday viewership since 1995. Meanwhile, a strong night of reality helped NBC tie CBS in the demos.

The Biggest Loser's Michelle Aguilar8pm

  • (19.9 million, 3.9/11 in 18-49) had its largest audience in its six-year history.
  • Approximately 11.7 million watched Michelle Aguilar win (4.5/12).
  • ‘s Charlie Brown Christmas (2.9/8) kept 8.3 million entertained.
  • * (6.4 million, 2.4/7) lost 7.5 million.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.5/1) was down a smidge.

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Monday Ratings: Viewers Go for the Laughs on CBS

Despite a Charlie Brown special and Boston Legal finale on ABC, CBS’ comedies continued to show growth last night. The network’s first three programs had their best numbers all season while Worst Week had its best performance since the premiere.

HIMYM's Marshall8pm

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This Week on TV (12/8-12/14)

The Ikki Twins

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MONDAY 12/8)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC, 8pm):  “The gang mounts a holiday pageant as bemoans Yuletide commercialism.” Sorry, Charlie. Not much has changed since 1965.
  • Boston Legal (ABC, 9pm):  Series finale. “Financial problems may force Crane Poole & Schmidt to be put up for sale.” If the economy keeps going the way it’s going, that might not be the only thing ABC has up for sale.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Alan considers early retirement when Evelyn offers to foot the bill for Jake’s college education.” After looking at his latest 401K statement, he then realizes that retirement won’t come anytime soon.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Whitney interviews for a job in New York City.” Top resume skill: Able to effectively communicate in short sentences.

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Tuesday Ratings: ABC Takes the Trophy

Although Wednesdays typically favor either CBS or FOX, a heated ballroom competition was last night’s top draw. Despite a 17% drop in viewers from last November’s finale, DWTS did just enough to help ABC win both categories yesterday.

Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke and Derek Hough8pm

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This Week on TV (11/24-11/30)

Michael Chiklis in The Shield

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MONDAY (11/24)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  After ten weeks, it all ends tonight. Sadly, I can’t even remember the names of the first two eliminated.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam invites boyfriend Owen (James Tupper) for dinner to meet her parents, but Owen and Howard don’t hit it off.” Seems Howard doesn’t approve of his relationship with Anne Heche either.
  • Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (History, 10pm):  “Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.” By choosing this documentary over the version, you’ll be able to save a few more bucks for Christmas.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Audrina confronts Lauren and Justin after rumors circulate that the two hooked up.” By “confront,” we mean Audrina has them refer to the television interviews she’s conducted on the topic.

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Tuesday Ratings: The Mentalist Has Best Outing to Date

Maybe CBS has a repeat of Fringe to thank? Whatever the reason, The Mentalist hit a season high last night with its sixth episode. The freshman series then helped out Without a Trace’s numbers. All this activity gave the the network its best Tuesday since December ‘07. Unfortunately, House‘s hot demos meant FOX still had the lead last night in the 18-49 group.

Simon Baker8pm

  • (17.1 million, 3.4/9 in 18-49) did the same as last week.
  • (13.1 million, 5.3/14) killed in the demos.
  • ‘s presentation of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (3.4/9) had 10.4 million reminiscing.
  • (8 million, 3.1/9) packed on 700,000 more pounds.
  • (1.6/4) returned to 3.2 million.

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TV on DVD: September 2, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Eli Stone

Tuesday Ratings: Idol Clashes with DWTS

Despite its dominance on Monday, DWTS couldn’t outperform the crew at American Idol.  The 9pm overlap flattened the ballroom champ and put ABC in second place for the night.

Miss Guided

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My Top Five Super Bowl Commercials

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, FOX, Video,

Sadly, there were very few moments from last night’s that I will remember in the weeks to come.  (That is, of course, not including the wild game itself.)  But here are five that did give me a good chuckle:

Update: These (really) were not placed in any particular order.

1) The Doritos ‘Mouse Trap’ commercial

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