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Wednesday Ratings: ‘Bionic Woman’ Hits New Low

pulled off a major coup last night and stole a demo victory from .  The Eye network also had the largest audience overall.

8pm
Bionic Woman

9pm

  • (15.7 million, 4.3/11 in 18-49) had the night’s largest demos and audience.
  • (11.4 million, 4.2/10) was up about 220,000.
  • (3.2/8) soared to 7 million viewers.
  • (6.3 million, 2.5/6) had its worst demo performance to date.
  • (2.9 million, 1.4/4) bumped up over 400,000 from last week.

10pm

  • (13 million, 3.8/10 in 18-49 demo) easily took the hour in both categories.
  • (8.1 million, 2.9/8) dropped about 180,000 viewers.
  • (6.9 million, 2.5/7) raked in another 530,000.

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NBC ‘Green Week’: An Opinion

NBC's 'Green Week' sucks a big oneOk, I’m all for saving the world, cleaning up the air and preventing whatever horrible fate Al Gore has decided awaits us in the coming decades - but this NBC “Green Week” is absolutely awful. In a week that has seen this huge writer strike, it would seem to me that network television needs every spark it can possibly get. What did NBC deliver instead? The guy from Windtalkers (now on Law & Order: SVU) telling me to recycle a pizza box … before he almost gets blown up by the bomb inside.

Oh, but the tree-hugging horror doesn’t stop there. Follow me after the jump to take a look at some of the other cringe-inducing moments from “Green Week.”

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Wednesday Ratings: CMAs Bring Viewers to ABC

The - and a reunion of The Eagles - drew large numbers to .  The network scored a victory in both the viewers and the demos.

8pm

  • Nearly 16 million fans saw Carrie Underwood’s successful night at the (5.4/14 in 18-49 demo). Carrie Underwood
  • (8.1 million, 2.1/6) was actually up over 1 million from last week.
  • (6.4 million, 2.2/6) and (6.5 million, 2.4/6) were practically even with each other.
  • (6.1 million, 2.2/6) was slightly down from Halloween.
  • (2.5/7) rounded off the hour with 5.1 million.

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10pm

  • (12.9 million, 3.5/10 in 18-49) was down about 1/2 million from last week.
  • (6.4 million, 2.6/7) was surprisingly up about 700,000 from one week ago.

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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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Wednesday Ratings: Viewers Preoccupied With Halloween

Little goblins wanting their candy fix and a night full of reruns kept audiences away. 

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Dirty Sexy Money

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10pm

  • (13.5 million, 3.6/10 in 18-49 demo) easily won the hour.
  • (8.4 million, 2.9/8) remained about even with last week.
  • (5.7 million, 1.9/5) was down over 1 million from last Wednesday.

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Wednesday Ratings:  Red Sox Score More Than Homeruns

Both and had to take a back seat to baseball last night.  Game 1 of the World Series was a huge ratings victory for .

8pm

  • Approximately 16.7 million fans rallied for the Red Sox/Rockies game (5.6/14 in 18-49 demo). Life
  • (9.4 million, 3.0/8) wilted a bit from last week.
  • The debut of (8.4 million, 2.9/8) underperformed Deal or No Deal’s usual numbers, but it remained close to Daisies in the demos.
  • (8 million, 2.5/7) was slightly up from last Wednesday; (4.7 million, 2.3/6) was slightly down.

9pm

10pm

  • (13.6 million, 3.8/10 in 18-49) took the hour’s viewers and demos.
  • (8.6 million, 3.2/8) pretty much repeated last week.
  • (6.8 million, 2.5/6) was at least consistent; it lost viewers (900,000) again.

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Wednesday Ratings: ‘Daisies’ and ‘Practice’ Hold Strong

Wednesday night saw another close race between ABC and CBS.  Although Pushing Daisies and Private Practice both saw a drop in viewers, their demos helped the Alphabet network win the evening. 

8pm

  • (12.3 million, 3.1/9 in 18-49 demo) had another strong night and grabbed the hour’s largest audience. CSI New York
  • Although down 250,000 viewers, (9.7 million, 3.6/10) had the biggest numbers in the valuable age group.
  • (7.4 million, 2.4/7) improved up on last week’s numbers.
  • (6.9 million, 2.3/7) and (7 million, 2.7/7) both saw slight increases.
  • (5 million, 2.5/7) lost about 300,000.

9pm

  • (11.8 million, 4.3/11 in 18-49) had the evening’s best demo turnout.
  • At 14.9 million, (3.9/10) had the night’s largest audience.
  • NBC’s (8.5 million, 3.3/8) dropped over 1.5 million fans.
  • (6.7 million, 3.2/8) held steady from last week.
  • (2.4 million, 1.2/3) turned away about 450,000.

10pm

  • (13.9 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49) won the hour in both numbers.
  • (8.6 million, 3.1/9) lost several million from it’s lead-in.
  • (7.7 million, 2.8/8) was down about 490,000 viewers.

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Assessing (and Ignoring) the New Fall Season

Kitchen NightmaresAs I type this, I’m listening to the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, and I’m in a terrifically good mood.  See, I love Radiohead like Tyra Banks loves … well, Tyra Banks, and so you would think that this good mood would make me put together a list of wonderful things about the new fall TV season.

Yeah, not so much.  To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of the new fall network TV shows.  But it’s worthwhile to take a look at these shows and for me to say what I watched, what I thought, and why I didn’t watch a lot of them.  Well, it’s worthwhile for me anyway.  Plus it goes well with Radiohead (not really, but it’s not like I’m gonna stop listening).  Here goes:

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Wednesday Ratings:  ABC and CBS Both Take Wins

Depending on how you look at it, two networks shared last night’s crown.  CBS may have grabbed the viewers, but ABC had it where it counts: the demos.

8pm
Private Practice

9pm

  • Despite mixed review, (12.42 million, 4.9/13 share) took the hour’s demos with ease.
  • At 14.55 million, CBS’ (3.9/10) won the night in viewers.
  • (10.28 million, 3.9/10) continued its losing race against Practice.
  • (6.37 million, 3.0/8) was up from last week’s numbers.
  • (1.3/3 share) rounded off the hour with 2.8 million viewers.

10pm

  • (4.1/11 in 18-49, 13.43m) pounded the competitors with 13.43 million viewers.
  • ABC’s (8.64 million, 3.3/9) was down slightly from last week as was (8.1 million, 2.7/8).

 

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Which New Shows are You ‘Still’ Watching?

Enough of all the butt-kissing already.  Except for a few exceptions (e.g. , ), most shows have already had a chance to give us their first and second impressions.  Some premieres dazzled, while others simply fizzled.  Several weeks in—which new shows do you still plan on watching? 

Which series did you immediately embrace or cast off?  Were there any that started fresh then quickly spoiled?  Are you still holding out hope for others?  Here’s how my fall season panned out:

Immediate Faves:
Pushing DaisiesPushing Daisies
Gossip Girl
Dirty Sexy Money
Reaper

Flawed but Still Likeable:
Chuck

Gave It a Second Shot, Didn’t Like It Either Time:
Bionic Woman

Lowest Tivo Priority:
Private Practice
Back To You
Kitchen Nightmares

Earned My Complete Indifference:
Carpoolers
Cavemen

Not Gone Fast Enough:
Big Shots
Kid Nation
Journeyman
Life


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