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NBC Lays Out Post-Leno Schedule

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Reality, NBC,

Law & Order: SVUAlthough it’s still unclear exactly when Conan O’Brien will finally depart The Tonight Show (it’s believed his last day will be January 22), we do know what will air in place of Jay Leno’s soon-to-be-old time slot.

As NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin stated earlier, the network will not be introducing five new dramas to that time period. Instead, the network has basically reshuffled programs already placed on their midseason schedule.

Starting Monday, March 1, these are the shows that will air at 10:00: (a move from Friday time slot), Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU (originals will move to later time slot), The Marriage Ref and Dateline NBC.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)

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2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Friday Ratings: Dollhouse Down, Betty Up

Do viewers watch programs they know are being canceled? Based on Dollhouse‘s ratings last night, probably not. The FOX drama returned this weekend to series-low ratings. Elsewhere, fans of Ugly Betty did their best to keep that ABC comedy from the chopping block.

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  • (8.2 million, 1.9/7 in 18-49) had the best numbers of the night.
  • Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa (1.1/4) entertained 4.3 million for NBC.
  • ABC’s Dreams Come True special (0.9/3) saw 3.7 million tune in.
  • (0.8/3) averaged 2.1 million over two hours.
  • * (1.8 million, 0.8/3) added on 200,000.

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Friday Ratings: ABC Has Animated Evening

Would ABC be smart to air cartoons every Friday night? The weekend’s broadcast of Shrek the Third helped give the network a rare tie in the 18-49s. CBS, though, was still a solo winner with the viewers.

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Friday Ratings: Business as Usual for CBS

An evening without a Rihanna-esque interview is just your typical boring

Friday night. CBS’ lineup easily held off its contenders to win both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (8 million, 2.0/7 in 18-48) was on par with last week.
  • (7.5 million, 1.7/6) dipped by a 1/2 milion.
  • (5 million, 1.4/5) raised another 200,000.
  • * (3.5 million, 1.1/4) was off by 400,000.
  • (2.7 million, 1.2/4) lost 100,000.

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Friday Ratings: Smallville Shows Strength

Every once in a while a move to Fridays isn’t such a bad thing. Although some shows have been known to fade away, CW’s Smallville actually hit a season high with the 18-49s this weekend. That performance, of course, didn’t keep CBS from winning in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (8.3 million, 2.0/7 in 18-49) was down by 200,000.
  • (7 million, 1.4/5) also fell by 200,000.
  • (4.8 million, 1.3/4) added on 100,000.
  • A 2-hour * repeat (3.8 million, 1.2/4) did better than last week’s programming.
  • (2.6 million, 1.2/4) picked up 100,000.

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Friday Ratings: Dollhouse in Need of a Break

Depending on how you look at it, Dollhouse’s mini-break couldn’t come at a better or worse time right now. The show’s final episode before the November hiatus pulled in its lowest demos to date.

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  • (8.5 million, 2.1/7 in 18-49) picked up 300,000.
  • (7.2 million, 1.5/5) was down 400,000.
  • Approximately 4.7 million watched the return of (1.1/4).
  • (2.5 million, 1.1/4) only lost 100,000.
  • (0.8/3) pulled in 2.4 million; ‘Til Death (0.7/2) settled for 2 million.

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Southland Abruptly Canceled Before Premiere

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, NBC, Cancellations,

Southland

The Beautiful Life may have been pulled after only two episodes, but it least it had a chance to air.

After enduring a premiere date change and a casting shuffle, Southland has been canceled altogether. The network made the last minute decision just two weeks before Season 2 was set to begin.

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Friday Ratings: Weak Return for Dollhouse

Attention Dollhouse producers - get Summer Glau on quick! Had I not known that Dollhouse premiered last Friday, I would have assumed by the program’s numbers that it was still in repeats. Unfortunately, the Joss Whedon-created series made its return with the lowest demos for any original that evening. (It’s lead-in - Brothers—didn’t fare much better.) To make matters worse, the FOX drama also pulled in smaller numbers than several repeats.

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  • Ghost Whisperer (8.6 million, 2.2/8 in 18-49) was down 700,000 from last fall.
  • (1.3/5) kicked off its 20th season with 6.3 million.
  • A FlashForward* repeat (1.5/5) had 4.6 million blacking out.
  • (1.0/4) kept 2.8 million amused.
  • (1.0/4) debuted to 2.5 million.

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Friday Ratings: NBC Makes a Week End Mark

Up until now, CBS has traditionally dominated Friday nights with its Ghost Whisperer/Numb3rs combo. But could Jay Leno potentially change that? Although we’re still a week away from finding out, the program got off to a nice start this weekend. Primetime’s new 10:00 show helped give NBC a win in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (2.0/7 in 18-49) averaged 7.4 million over two hours.
  • Approximately 5 million watched the finale of (1.0/4).
  • Ghost Whisperer* (1.1/4) pulled in 4.6 million.
  • The 2009 (0.6/2) attracted 2.2 million.
  • Smallville* (0.6/2) dialed up 1.6 million.

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