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TV on DVD: September 23, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Boston Legal Season 4 DVD

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2008 Primetime Emmy Nominations

60th primetime emmy awards

Bright and early this morning, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris announced the nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

This year, we saw many first-timers named, a long list of cable acknowledgements (for pay and basic channels) and several 6-way races.

Topping the noms for drama programs was newcomer ; NBC’s lead all comedy programs. In total, HBO was the most-nominated network while ABC came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Sept. 21 on ABC.

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

CSI Miami

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

 

MONDAY (5/5)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:00):  (The script was written by scribes.) “George Eads (CSI) has a cameo in which a CSI team investigates a death at Charlie’s house.”  I know Charlie wanted to stop Denise’s reality show, but this is quite a sweeps stunt.
  • House (FOX, 9pm):  “House believes that an actor (Jason Lewis) on his favorite soap is seriously ill after observing his symptoms on television, so he decides to intervene.”  If I had known something like that would work, I would have kidnapped Smith Jerrod a long time ago.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Sam’s affair with Todd continues while he’s still seeing a clueless Chloe.”  I’m sorry—why doesn’t Sam just kick her out of her apartment again?  She does own the thing, doesn’t she?
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “Alexx is stunned when her son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation, and any help she offers could prove costly.”  Buh-bye, Khandi!

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Monday Ratings: ‘Heroes’ Declines Again

An extra-long Dancing With The Stars helped retain its dominance over Monday night:

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  • (14.1 million, 4.4/11 in 18-49) as the hour’s largest draw.
  • (10.8 million, 3.9/10) was even with last week.
  • (5.2 million, 2.1/6) dropped another 700,000.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Back on Top

With the World Series finally wrapped up, ABC was able to waltz right in and dance away with another ratings victory:

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Big Bang Theory

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  • (15.4 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) has done a great job retaining it’s audience.  It was even up 1 million from last week.
  • (14.1 million, 5.1/12) was impressive with the hour’s demos.
  • (11.2 million, 4.2/9) was up 400,000 from last Monday.
  • (10.4 million, 4.9/11) continues to send bored fans away; it lost another 250,000.
  • A repeat of (1.3/3) took in 4 million.
  • Both (2.24 million, 1.0/2) and (2.4 million, 1.1/3) remained even.

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Monday Ratings: Osmond Went Down, ‘Dancing’ Went Up

Thanks to a baseball-less Monday on FOX (and a startling collapse on Dancing With the Stars), ABC easily took last night’s win.

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Journeyman

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  • In its second week, ? (14.3 million, 4.6/10 in 18-49) remained strong compared to last week’s debut.
  • Both (13.7 million, 4.8/11) and (10.8 million, 3.9/9) scored larger audiences than that NBC show.
  • (10.7 million, 4.9/11), down another 560,000, barely eked out the hour’s largest demo (not including Dancing).
  • (6.1 million, 2.0/5) remained about even.

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Monday Ratings:  Good Debut for ‘Samantha Who’

Monday’s competition saw the introduction of a new show (Samantha Who?) and the sports-related interruption of a few others (Prison Break, K-Ville).  By night’s end, it was a one-two finish for ABC and CBS.

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Christina Applegate

  • With 19.3 million viewers, (4.6 rating/11 share in 18-49) took the 8pm hour.
  • (8.2 million, 3.2/8) had a huge gain from last week in the demo market.
  • (8 million, 3.1/9) remained fairly steady as did (8.2 million, 3.2/8).
  • FOX’s Indians/Red Sox game 3.0/7) averaged 9.9 million viewers.

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  • ? (14.3 million, 4.4/10 in 18-49) kept a large part of the DWTS audience.
  • (11.3 million, 5.1/12) had the highest demos of the whole evening.
  • Both (13.8 million, 4.8/11) and (11 million, 4.0/9) saw improvements in the 18-49 age group.

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This Week on TV (9/24-9/30)

Heroes Masi Oka

 

MONDAY (9/24)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  Series premiere
  • Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Special 1.5 hour season premiere.  Let’s start placing bets now!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  Mandy Moore guest-stars in the season premiere.  Also,  what will happen to Ted and Robin?
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  Welcome the reunion of Roseanne’s Darlene and David.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  Season premiere
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Season premiere.  Rumor has it someone could be leaving the show very soon.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  Season premiere
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 9:30pm):  Special 1.5 hour premiere.  Apparently Brad Womack has a twin brother.  Am I the only one wondering if they traded places during the show?
  • Journeyman (NBC, 10pm):  Series premiere
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  Season premiere

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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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TV on DVD:  September 11, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

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  • The Starter Wife
  • Two and a Half Men (Season 1)
  • Bones (Season 2)
  • Supernatural (Season 2)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 3)
  • Fraggle Rock (Season 3)
  • I Dream of Jeannie (Season 4)
  • Las Vegas (Season 4)
  • Charmed (Final Season)

NOTE:  Click here to see the Movies-On-DVD options for this week.


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