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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Feels Some Love

ABC might not have been the winner last night, but Modern Family and The Middle did their best to help. Despite competition from American Idol‘s Group Night, Family reached another series high in the demos. Meanwhile, Middle - with help from Charlie Brown - hit a high of its own.

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Wednesday Ratings: Human Falls Short of Target

Life pre-Idol never looks quite as good as it does post-Idol. Last night, Human Target took quite a hit in its new 8:00 time slot and tied a repeat of Modern Family in the demos.

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  • Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (2.9/9 in 18-49) had 11.2 million laughing.
  • (7.8 million, 2.4/7) gave up 2.6 million.
  • (2.7/8) scored 7.3 million.
  • A * repeat (2.4/7) pulled in 6.8 million.
  • (6.3 million, 1.6/5) added on 500,000.
  • * (1.4 million, 0.6/2) slid by 300,000.

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This Week on TV (2/1-2/7)


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MONDAY (2/1)
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A convicted killer () on death row receives a 24-hour stay of execution after doubt is cast on his guilt.” New evidence suggests he may have been given that girl’s underpants.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A firefighter whose home overflows with his possessions.” That’s just a fire waiting to happen! Oh -  maybe that’s the point.
  • Damages (FX, 10pm):  “Patty and Phil, locked in their bitter divorce battle, find one piece of common ground: their dog.” Phil - if you love the dog, just give it to her. Trust me.

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Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family Remains Strong Against Target

Despite a huge lead-in, Human Target looked vulnerable against non-repeats. The show’s second outing pulled in over 10 million viewers, but placed third in its hour with the demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: No Mercy for Idol Competition

Despite being down 3.5 million from its Tuesday debut, American Idol was still strong enough to blow away the competition.

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This Week on TV (1/11-1/17)


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MONDAY (1/11)
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm):  “Matt and Amy’s families gather to celebrate the twins upcoming graduation. But when Zach has a failing grade on his report card, no one is sure whether he’ll receive a diploma after all.” Fortunately, education is not a prerequisite for reality TV stardom.
  • Bank of Hollywood (E!, 9pm):  “Contestants include two men who want to open a mullet hair salon.” Heck - I would fork over my own money just to see that.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Jake tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by writing her love songs.” Charlie (Sheen) will be taking detailed notes.

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Wednesday Ratings: CBS was the People’s Choice

Despite strong performances from (most of) ABC’s comedies and SVU, viewers made CBS their choice last night. Yesterday’s People’s Choice Awards broadcast earned its best demos and viewers since 2007.

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  • A new edition of (2.9/8 in 18-49) brought in 8.5 million for CBS.
  • An early edition of (2.2/6) raised 7.5 million; the comedy’s second half hour (8.2 million, 2.7/7) hit season highs.
  • (7.3 million, 1.7/5) sunk to a demo low.
  • A * repeat (1.3/4) had 3.4 million singing.
  • * (0.4/1) dialed up 895,000.

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2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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2010 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the nominations.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:

  • Freshman drama leads all TV nominations with a total of four - including mentions for Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch. Damages, Dexter, 30 Rock and Big Love all got three noms.
  • Although cable television dominated the Best Drama category, the major networks had a tight hold of the Best Comedy category.
  • Newbies recognized this year include Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Thomas Jane (Hung), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and .
  • Despite big buzz around Emmy time, Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons did not get any love this time around. Meanwhile, Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) was snubbed as well.
  • HBO, once again, leads all channels with 17 nominations. FOX and Showtime both had six each.

The 67th Golden Globe Awards with host airs Jan. 17 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Not as Fascinating as CBS

Note to Barbara Walters: Maybe you shouldn’t reveal your fascinating list before the show actually airs? Despite drawing over 10 million last night for the annual special, ABC - along with FOX - lost out to CBS in both the viewers and the demos.

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