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Sunday Ratings: Originals Do Well for NBC

A fresh lineup gave NBC a win in the demos on Sunday night. Meanwhile, CBS (once again) took first place with the viewers.

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Sunday Ratings: Theater Awards Don’t Translate to TV

Although Tony Awards telecasts have never been ratings goldmines, last night’s event had to compete with golf and basketball. Yesterday’s contest between the Celtics and the Lakers gave ABC another win in both the viewers and the demos.

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Whoopi Goldberg, 2008 Tony Awards

  • ‘s coverage of the U.S. Open (3.9/13 in-18-49) attracted 13.8 million golf fans.
  • ‘s special (8.2 million, 3.2/11) did 800,000 better than last Sunday; the pre-game show (9.8 million, 4.0/12) grew by 1.9 million.
  • Approximately 6.2 million theater lovers watched the 2008 (1.1/3).
  • * (3.7 million, 1.8/6) was down by 400,000; * (3.6 million, 1.7/5) slipped by 300,000.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) and * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) turned out similar numbers.

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Sunday Ratings: NBA Scores for ABC

Game Two between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers was by far the most exciting thing on TV yesterday. Up against mostly repeats, ABC easily had a hold on the night.

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Sunday Ratings: Regis Philbin A Primetime Hit

Apparently Regis Philbin’s appeal is not limited to daytime hours. The host (and his Million Dollar Password) helped CBS win the viewers last night. Meanwhile, NBC - the only other network with originals yesterday - placed first in the demos.

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Regis Philbin, Million Dollar Password

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Finales Lead Competition

Despite a good turnout for the Country Music Awards, Desperate Housewives was easily the night’s most-watched program.  The finale gave ABC a win in both the viewers and demos.

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Taylor Swift, Country Music Awards

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2008 Summer Television Programming Schedule

The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas

A new season calls for a new schedule.

If you’re without anything to do this summer, this updated programming schedule may help keep you occupied.  Over the next few months, networks will be introducing a crop of reality shows (Celebrity Circus, Greatest American Dog), some experimental dramas (Swingtown, Fear Itself) and the usual horde of repeats.

This list is a

compilation of the calendars

for the five major networks.

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Sunday Ratings: Survivor Outplays ABC

Last night’s three-hour Survivor finale helped CBS make a dent in ABC’s long streak.  The Eye network took a win in the viewers and narrowly took the demos as well.

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Survivor: Micronesia, Parvati Shallow

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This Week on TV (5/12-5/18)

American Gladiators, Rocket and Jet

 

MONDAY (5/12)

Tonight’s finales: The Hills, Medium, Samantha Who?, The Bachelor

  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  Season Two premiere includes new gladiators (‘Rocket’ and ‘Jet’).  Seriously, how intimidating could a smiling Gladiator be?
  • Bones (FOX, 8pm):  “When the body of an aspiring singer (Ace Young of ) is discovered, Booth and Brennan probe a club’s open-mike night.”  Uhh—which one was Ace again?
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “An embarrassed Serena resurrects some troubling old habits as she continues to hide the truth from Dan.”  If he only knew she’d been sharing her jeans with three other girls.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Britney Spears returns as Abby, who is now dating Barney.”  First Robin Sparkles, now Britney.  I’m not sure if that’s a step up or down for Barney.

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Faces Weak Competition

Repurposed shows on NBC and CBS helped ABC win its 11th Sunday in a row.

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Cold Case, Kathryn Morris

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Sunday Ratings: Big Brother Ends with a Thud

The season finale of Big Brother 9 did very little for CBS.  The network had the second best audience and came in third with the demos.

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Julie Chen, Big Brother

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