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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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Friday Ratings: Mediocre Return for Ugly Betty

Fridays might not be a fashionable showcase for Ugly Betty. Over the weekend, the ABC program debuted to a lackluster 5.1 million. Although the show managed to pull in Supernanny-esque numbers, it was down nearly 5 million viewers from its last Thursday premiere.

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  • (2.0/7 in 18-49) channeled 8.2 million.
  • (1.6/4) rounded up 7.6 million.
  • Approximately 7.4 million watched the Yankees beat the Angels during Game 1 of the ALCS (2.3/8).
  • (1.4/4) debuted to 5.1 million.
  • (1.1/4) pulled in 2.6 million.

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This Week on TV (10/19-10/25)

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MONDAY (10/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Barney tries to persuade Robin to become a U.S. citizen.” He’s never had a sex with a freshly-minted citizen.
  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “Rabbit has a surprising reaction during a turbulent flight.” Rabbit realized the whole bouncing thing was overrated.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “When Alan and Charlie publicly humiliate Jake, he says he no longer wants to live with them.” At this point, he figures he can support himself off his royalty checks.

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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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TV on DVD: September 22, 2009

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

  • 30 Rock (Season 3)
  • Brotherhood (Final Season)
  • Castle (Season 1)
  • Friday the 13th: The Series (Final Season)
  • Ghost Whisperer (Season 4)
  • Law & Order: SVU (Season 10)
  • The Mentalist (Season 1)
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)  **Blu-ray**
  • Taxi (Season 4)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2)
  • Ugly Betty (Season 3)

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

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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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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

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MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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Medium Moves to CBS

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The showrunners at are feeling quite large today.

One day after receiving a cancellation notice, the cast and crew of the NBC series were given a reprieve. The Patricia Arquette vehicle will now be heading over to CBS.

Being booted by the Peacock might have actually been the best thing for the show. Medium will now get a plum spot right after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays. Although that position is currently occupied by , the police drama is expected to return sometime midseason.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/18)

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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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