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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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Monday Ratings: ABC Wilts Next to CBS Repeats

Reality hit ABC’s reality programs yesterday evening. Without the help of Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelorette was just another dating show. CBS’ repeat-filled lineup was actually the victor in both the viewers and the demos last night.

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2009 Summer Television Schedule

America's Got Talent

Okay - so most of our favorite shows are gone now. But that doesn’t mean our summer has to completely suck.

Never got a chance to watch during the regular season? Here’s your chance to catch up! Like to see people embarrass themselves? Then might be the perfect summer treat! Missing both American Idol and Dancing with the Stars? Then is just the ticket for you!

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 August 19. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Sunday Ratings: Low Turnouts for Housewives, Survivor

A little bit of good news and bad news for ABC and CBS last night. Although they both had wins (ABC with the 18-49s; CBS with the viewers), Desperate Housewives and Survivor had their lowest closing demos to date.

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Friday Ratings: Show of Support for Farrah’s Story

NBC’s documentary about Farrah Fawcett’s cancer struggle put up a good fight against a string of finales. Although the Eye network was a winner with the viewers, the Peacock tied CBS in the demos.

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