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Ratings: Paula Abdul’s Dance Against Cowell-Less American Idol

Paula Abdul, Simon CowellWednesday night was epic for number-crunchers.

Paula Abdul’s new reality series Live to Dance competed for the same viewers in the same time slot as reality standard American Idol—which no longer has Simon Cowell behind it. So, which reality series fared better?

Sadly, Abdul didn’t do too well. Live to Dance scored about 1 million in the key 18-49 demographic, compared to Idol’s 9.7.

The reality juggernaut is still down among its target audience, continuing its steady decline. But Idol isn't in serious trouble yet . . . and the same can't be said for Paula's Dance act. In the same time slot last year, sitcom reruns managed to pull down more viewers than Abdul’s reality contest.

 


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Painful Moment of the Day: Contestant Lives to Dance—and Smack Her Head

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Video,


When it comes to CBS reality shows, contestants either get smacked by a watermelon—or get watermelon-sized welts.

What will we see when Live to Dance officially launches tonight? Well, like the audition rounds of So You Think You Can Dance, a few embarrassing—and painful—moments.

On tonight's evening's episode—the show it will begin its regular Wednesday time slot starting tomorrow—a dancer gets noticed by the judges for all the wrong reasons. Watch the video and try not to wince.

(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

 

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide—with information from the five major networks—can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

 

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First Look: Paula Abdul Lives to Judge Dancing

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Video,


In just a few short weeks, the judge we all know we missed (for some reason or another) will be back in a center seat.

Paula Abdul, who made news when she decided to leave American Idol, will make her return to reality television on January 4. But this time, she'll be on CBS ... and she won't be focused on singing.

Although Live to Dance will differ from most of the dance competition programs out there—the series welcomes contestants “in any age group” and from “any form of dancing”—the show will still feature Abdul's unique ... style ... of ... judging. (Notice the pauses?)

Check out the new promo above.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

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New Paula Abdul Dance Show to Compete with American Idol

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, CBS, FOX, American Idol,

Live to DancePaula Abdul will return to network reality TV soon with Live to Dance, a competition dance show from CBS.

The new series will go head-to-head with American Idol, competing for viewers in the exact same time slot.

The show premieres on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. American Idol will debut with its almost all-new panel within 1 or 2 weeks of the new CBS series.

Which once will you watch?

 

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