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Friday Ratings: FOX Pales Against CBS Repeats

Although FOX had the perfect opportunity to exploit CBS’ repeat-filled evening, the network came in a disappointing fourth with the viewers. Terminator‘s even performance was unfortunately offset by Dollhouse‘s second week decline.

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Friday Ratings: Mediocre Debut for Dollhouse

Back-to-back shows about strong, good-looking women wasn’t quite enough for FOX Friday. Terminator took a major hit in its new time slot while Eliza Dushku was bested by the Supernanny. In other news, Diane Sawyer’s Appalachian Mountains special gave ABC a rare win in the demos, though CBS was still tops with the viewers.

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Friday Ratings: Howie Ain’t Doing It Anymore

Despite premiering to 7.7 million viewers, Howie Do It has seen a significant drop in recent weeks. The prank program has lost approximately 3 million viewers since its January debut. Meanwhile, CBS remains strong as always. The network once again took another Friday.

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  • (11.4 million, 2.8/9 in 18-49) was the evening’s top program.
  • (5.1 million, 1.8/6) remained steady.
  • (1.4/4) averaged 4.4 million over an hour.
  • A block (4.4 million, 1.2/4) was down 800,000 from last week.
  • (1.4 million, 0.5/2) lost a 1/2 million; * (1.2 million, 0.5/1) was off 700,000.

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Friday Ratings: ABC Forces a Tie with CBS

Okay, so CBS was only airing reruns. And ABC only tied in the demos. (CBS was alone with the viewers.) But when was the last time you could remember any other network making a showing on Fridays?

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Friday Ratings: Ghost Whisperer Alone on Top

You gotta hand it to Jennifer Love Hewitt. Personal troubles won’t keep that girl down. Ghost Whisperer‘s numbers helped give CBS a double-win on Friday night.

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Friday Ratings: Friday Night Lights Scores Higher Than Lipstick Jungle

There was a little bit of good news and bad news for NBC this weekend. Although the network saw smaller numbers for Howie Do It‘s second outing, the return of Friday Night Lights did better than the previous time slot holder (Lipstick Jungle). Unfortunately CBS’ dominant lineup made any improvements seem laughable.

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This Week on TV (1/19-1/25)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY 1/19)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Ricky’s dad arrives in town with a proposal for how Ricky should handle impending fatherhood.” Apparently leaving town is an option?
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Cuddy discovers that caring for her newly adopted baby leaves her little time to run the hospital.” Taking care of House and a baby is an impossible feat.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  “The guys embark on a camping trip, but before reaching their destination, they stop at a biker bar where each must face off against a huge biker in the parking lot.” The reality is, many people want to kick ‘s ass. It’s time to hone their defense skills now.
  • Paranormal State (A&E, 10pm):  Season premiere. “A family believes their new home in suburban New Jersey is haunted. The team’s investigation leads them to dig in the yard for possible answers.” Haunting or no haunting, buried things in my yard is reason enough to move.

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NBC Lays Out New January Schedule

Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights

Come this January, NBC will be setting aside some dead weight to make room for a few new entries. The network will also also welcome the return of a critical fave.

  • As mentioned earlier, My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle have both been cut from the schedule. Crusoe, which was recently moved to Saturdays, is also MIA.
  • Life, Chuck and Heroes will all get a few weeks off. (The trio will be back in time for February sweeps.)
  • Although it was recently banished to DirecTV, will live to see another NBC Friday. The drama will return on Jan. 16.
  • Hoping to jump in late on the dance show craze, the network will introduce a new reality series from the producers of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Superstars of Dance, a show which is being described as the “Olympic Games of dance,” will begin airing on Mondays starting January 5th.
  • Deal or No Deal will take a hiatus while another Howie Mandel-related series gets its start. Howie Do It - a hidden-camera reality program - will premiere on Friday January 9th.
  • Momma’s Boys, another Ryan Seacrest produced show (can we say Keeping Up with the Kardashians?), will get a home on Mondays right after Superstars.

Having trouble keeping this all straight? Feel free to click on TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule for a little guidance.

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Emmy Finalists for Acting Categories

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Last week, we told you which Emmy contenders were still in the running for the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories. And while these names are not official, we now have the rumored finalists for several of the main acting awards. (NOTE: Some categories have not yet been leaked.)

 

Best Actor, Drama
  • Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Eddie Izzard, The Riches
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Denis Leary, Rescue Me
  • James Spader, Boston Legal  (last year’s winner)

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Emmy Finalists for Best Series

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For the first time, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of remaining contenders for the top two Emmy categories: Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series.

The groups of ten will eventually be whittled down to five after a set of Blue Ribbon panel screenings. Those final names - along with the rest of the nominees - will be revealed early on Thursday, July 17. The ceremony for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will then be held on September 21 on .

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