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Thursday Ratings: Leno, Vampire Take Hits

Increased competition resulted in interesting results for yesterday’s programs. For the first time in days, The Jay Leno Show saw numbers under 10 million. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries - last Thursday’s record breaker - came packed with a little less bite. At the end of the evening, CBS was on top with the viewers while FOX was first in the demos.

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  • The premiere of Survivor: Samoa (11.5 million, 3.5/11 in 18-49) had the smallest audience in Survivor debut history.
  • Approximately 11 million watched the debut of Bones (3.0/9).
  • SNL Weekend Update Thursday (2.0/7) got 5.7 million warmed up for the night; Parks and Recreation (2.1/6) followed with 5 million.
  • The first hour of Grey’s Anatomy* (1.2/4) picked up 4.3 million.
  • The Vampire Diaries (3.8 million, 1.6/5) lost 1 million since last Thursday.

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This Week on TV (9/14-9/20)

The Biggest Loser

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/14)

Season premieres: Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke, Gossip Girl, The Jay Leno Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, One Tree Hill, Oprah, Lincoln Heights, The Steve Wilkos Show

  • Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings):  Season premiere. “ talks to Oprah—and no topic is off-limits. The back-to-back, two-day event begins Monday, September 14.” Explaining the “doodie bubble” incident with Bobby could actually take a lifetime.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 8pm):  Season premiere. “Nathan faces a career-threatening accusation with the help of his new sports agent.” A few kinds acts with PETA later, and he’s back in the game.
  • Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere. “This reality series about comic Eddie Griffin’s financial foibles opens with his accountant explaining that he’s spending far more than he’s bringing in because of the many people he supports.” By the end of Season 1, one family member will have to pack up their knives while another will have their torch snuffed.

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TV on DVD: September 8, 2009

Fringe Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Criminal Minds (Season 4)
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter: To Seize and Protect
  • Fringe (Season 1)
  • Harper’s Island (Complete Series)
  • Important Things with Demetri Martin (Season 1)
  • Mr. Belvedere (Season 3)
  • Nitro Circus (Season 1)
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Season 1)
  • The Office (Season 5)
  • One Foot in the Grave (Complete Series)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season 1)
  • True Jackson, VP (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • Worst Week (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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FOX Reveals Fall Schedule

Glee

With the spring season winding down, the fall season is already waiting to heat up this November. FOX has unveiled their upcoming schedule, so you can anticipate all through the long weeks of summer reality shows.

FOX staples like House, So You think You Can Dance and Bones will all retain their usual weekday time slots, with Fringe and Lie To Me both getting the renewal nod. The musical comedy will appear on Wednesday, right after the Dance results show.

Friday will be a night of new programming for some viewers, as FOX has shifted their much-moved ‘Til Death into this space with two newbies. Brothers will premiere at the top of the 8 o’clock hour, with Dollhouse rounding out the latter half of the 8-10 block.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/18)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come. Several shockers in this edition!!

 

RENEWALS
  • Better Off Ted (ABC) - Season 2
  • Bones (FOX) - Seasons 5 & 6
  • Castle (ABC) - Season 2
  • Chuck (NBC) - Season 3
  • Cold Case (CBS) - Season 7
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) - Season 5
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) - Season 7
  • Dollhouse (FOX) - Season 2

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Tuesday Ratings: Sizable Numbers for Biggest Loser

Despite its position on a fourth place network, The Biggest Loser somehow manages to buck NBC’s ratings trend. Last night’s finale saw the program’s biggest audience since 2005. The reality show also had its best demos in 2 1/2 years.

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This Week on TV (5/11-5/17)

Farrah Fawcett

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

 

MONDAY 5/11)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Serena’s run-in with the police upsets Lily.” She only expected her daughter to be cuffed and shamed, not frisked and strip-searched.
  • Weaponizers (Discovery, 9pm):  Season premiere. “An RV takes on a shuttle bus, after the teams equip them with rockets, machine guns and medieval weapons in this reality series featuring vehicle face-off competitions.” The only thing missing in this equation is .
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:30pm):  “Alan and Chelsea bond, and their time together gives Charlie a needed break to do the things he loves doing on his own.” A wingman can help you score a woman….and keep her busy too.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “After Allison slips into a coma while working on a case, her spirit transfers into the body of a middle-aged man (Jeffrey Tambor).” The sexual reassignment process was much easier than the one Alexis Arquette went through.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/5)

Southland

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • The Cleveland Show (FOX) - Season 2 (Season 1 hasn’t even aired yet)
  • Fringe (FOX) - Season 2
  • Heroes (NBC) - Season 4
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - Season 2
  • Southland (NBC) - Season 2
  • True Jackson, VP (Nickelodeon) - Season 2
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney) - Season 3

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Tuesday Ratings: Season Low for 90210

Has the update novelty already worn off? Although 90210 helped spawn a reboot of Melrose Place, the teen drama - already renewed for another season - is starting to show signs of weakness. Yesterday’s episode drew in its smallest audience to date.

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Tuesday Ratings: DWTS Can’t Help The Unusuals

ABC, apparently not feeling the love from Cupid, decided to try out another struggling series last night. Unfortunately, The Unusuals failed to deliver as well. Although the the program did just as well as it did last Wednesday, it didn’t improve despite a better lead-in.

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