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Sunday Ratings: Football Draws Large Crowds

Two big football match-ups gave and nice ratings boosts:

8pm

  • NBC’s (6.3/16 in 18-49 demo) averaged 15.3 million viewers for the evening. Family Guy
  • Strong numbers from the earlier Colts/Patriots game helped (13.8 million, 4.2/9) earn a strong season debut.
  • (13.07 million, 4.7/11) was slightly down from last week.
  • ‘Treehouse of Horror’ special (5.7/13) scared up 11.7 million fans.
  • (1.07 million, 0.4/1) remained dismally even.

9pm

  • About 18.6 million saw Bree’s daughter give birth on (7.0/16 in 18-49 demo).
  • (13.7 million, 3.4/8) saw an improvement from last week.
  • Both half hours of (5.4/12) raked in about 10.5 million viewers.
  • (3.6/8) rounded off the hour with 7.08 million.

10pm

  • (12.1, 4.5/13 in 18-49 demo) was down about 500,000 from last week.
  • (10.6 million, 2.3/8) did about the same.

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Sunday Ratings: New England Patriots Win for CBS

Despite a great turnout from ABC’s lineup, a heavily-watched Cowboys/Patriots game kicked off a winning night for CBS.

7pm
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  • The late-running football game scored 26.4 million viewers (9.3 rating/27 share in 18-49) for CBS in the 7pm hour.
  • (7.7 million, 2.1/6) didn’t really stand a chance.
  • and were mere blips on the screen.

8pm

  • (17.4 million, 4.2/11 in 18-49) benefitted from it’s strong sports lead-in.
  • (12.2 million, 4.3/11) slightly beat the news program in the demos.
  • Between 8-11pm EST, NBC’s (9.2 million, 3.9/10) had a dramatic drop from last week.
  • CW’s (1 million, 0.3/1) barely factored in the equation losing another 600,000 viewers.

9pm

  • (18.5 million, 7.3/17 in 18-49) won the hour in both numbers and demos.
  • (3.5/8 in demo) came in second with 14.7 million viewers.
  • A repeat of (7.1 million, 3.5/8) rounded off the hour.

10pm

  • Up 500,000 viewers, (4.8/13 in 18-49) took a victory in in both key categories.
  • (12 million, 2.9/7) was also up this week.

Sunday Night Football Scores NBC Ratings

The gridiron matchup on NBC was an exciting game for the viewers and a ratings win for the network.

8pm
Sunday Night Football

9pm

  • (17.4 million viewers, 6.6/16 in 18-49) was the best non-sports event of the evening.
  • (12.8 million, 2.9/7) lost 700,000 viewer from last week.
  • (8.4 million, 4.0/9 in 18-49) bested CBS in the key demo.

10pm

  • (12.2 million, 4.5/12 in 18-49) placed second behind football.
  • came in third with 11.2 million viewers (2.5/6 in demo), down 230,000 from last week.

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ABC Takes Ratings Lead Sunday, Monday Nights

This weekend’s ABC premieres made it clear audiences prefer their dramas soapy on Sunday nights.

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  • Although (19.3 million viewers, 7.4/17 share in 18-49 demo) and (13.3 million, 5.1/13) were both down from last year’s premieres (23% and 15% respectively), both shows earned their best numbers since Nov. 26th.
  • (13.5 million, 3.4/8) and (11.4 million, 2.7/7) did improve upon last week’s premieres, though Shark’s numbers were lower compared to last year’s time slot holder ().
  • (8.4 million, 4.2/11), (7.2 million, 3.5/9) and (7.9 million, 4.2/10) all underperformed their numbers from last Sunday.

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TV on DVD:  September 18, 2007

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

  • Brothers & Sisters (Season 1)
  • Ghost Whisperer (Season 2)
  • Boston Legal (Season 3)
  • Stargate Atlantis (Season 3)
  • Family Guy (Volume 5)
  • Smallville (Season 6)
  • Married With Children (Season 7)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 9)

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


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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This Week on TV (9/17-9/23)

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MONDAY (9/17)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season premiere.  What will happen to Dr. Sara Tancredi?
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC, 8pm):  Special Monday-night premiere (will regularly air on Weds/Fridays).
  • K-Ville (FOX, 9pm):  Series premiere
  • Saving Grace (TNT, 10pm):  Season finale
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10pm):  Mary-Kate Olsen will begin a ten-episode arc tonight.

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Fall 2007 TV Programming Schedule

Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning.  When will your favorite shows start?  What days are they now on?  Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve?  Will you need to buy another TV???

Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from five different networks (, , , and ) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.

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