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TV Talk: David Canary Leaves All My Children, Leonard Nimoy Retires

David Canary-After 27 years on All My Children, actor David Canary officially said goodbye to the soap opera today. Canary played both Adam and Stuart Chandler on the ABC series.

-Speaking of retirement, that’s what Leonard Nimoy says he’ll be enjoying very shortly. The Star Trek legend says he plans to give up acting altogether after his last Fringe appearance this season.

-The Idol Gives Back special helped raise $45 million for its efforts on Wednesday night. While still impressive, the amount was down $15 million from two years ago.

-If the world is still here in 2024, college basketball will be as well. The NCAA has signed a new 14-year deal with both CBS and Turner Broadcasting worth $10.8 billion.

-Meanwhile, CBS has not yet signed a new deal with Charlie Sheen. An insider claims if Sheen doesn’t sign a contract soon, Two and a Half Men will be officially over.


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Monday Ratings: Suburbia Survives the Evening

Yesterday’s premiere of Surviving Suburbia did well despite NCAA competition. The program had the best numbers for a comedy debut since the opener of Samantha Who? in October 2007. (A Dancing with the Stars lead-in being the common denominator.)

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Friday Ratings: NCAA Picks Up Steam

Viewers turned to action on the court for their entertainment this past Friday night. For the second week in a row, CBS’ sports coverage easily outscored the competition.

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Thursday Ratings: Samantha No Better Than Betty

If ABC was hoping to make some improvements to its Thursday night ratings, the network might have to try again. In the Motherhood and Samantha Who? tied Ugly Betty‘s previous demos while averaging a smaller audience. Meanwhile, a rare Thursday appearance of American Idol gave FOX a win in both categories.

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Friday Ratings:  CBS Down But Still on Top

Although CBS didn’t see Ghost Whisperer-sized numbers, the network’s sports coverage did rally enough viewers to topple the competition.

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Thursday Ratings: Wins for Both CBS, ABC

College sports coverage proved to be both a winner and loser for CBS last night. Although the NCAA tournament didn’t earn the network another double win last night, the court action did score a tie in the demos with ABC. (The Alphabet was the sole winner with the viewers.)

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  • (10.2 million, 3.0/9 in 18-49) raised 600,000.
  • CBS’ basketball coverage (3.5/10) scored 9.4 million.
  • (7.6 million, 2.1/6) picked up 400,000.
  • (6.4 million, 2.4/8) improved by 2 million; a repeat of (4.6 million, 2.0/6) did better than the Kath finale.
  • (3.3 million. 1.4/4) lost 400,000.

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Monday Ratings: Kansas Wins NCAA, Viewers

Last night’s NCAA final gave CBS just enough oomph to push past ABC in both the viewers and the demos.

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Friday Ratings: NBC Makes It Two in a Row

Once again, a lack of competition proves to be helpful for NBC.  The Peacock network followed up a Thursday night win with another one last night.

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  • The tournament (3.1/10 in 18-49) covered the spread with 8.8 million.
  • A repeat of * (5.2 million, 1.4/5) did better than the canceled Jezebel James.
  • (5 million, 1.3/5) was down a few notches from last week.
  • * (4.2 million, 1.1/4) was up a smidge.
  • (1.2/4) had 4.1 million in its hold.

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Thursday Ratings:  Donald Trumps the Competition

If you take away an episode of Survivor and add a repeat of Lost, what do you get?  A win for Celebrity Apprentice.  Fans left without much to watch last night helped give NBC a rare ratings win.

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  • (3.0/9 in 18-49) gave 11.2 million fans an offer they couldn’t refuse.
  • The tournament (9.7 million, 3.8/10) rebounded by 1.3 million from last week.
  • ? (8.4 million, 2.4/7) improved test scores by 1.1 million.
  • (5.8 million, 2.1/6) failed to counsel 500,000.
  • (3.8 million, 1.5/5) improved by 400,000.

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Friday Ratings: A Slam Dunk for CBS

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  • The tournament (3.1/10 in 18-49) scored an average of 8.3 million for the evening.
  • (5.2 million, 1.3/5) roped in another 400,000.
  • (4.2 million, 1.4/5) released 100,000 from its chokehold.
  • * (4.1 million, 1.0/4) examined 300,000 more than last week.
  • (1.1/4) kicked off FOX’s night with 3.4 million; (3.1 million, 1.1/4) did about the same.

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