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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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Tuesday Ratings: Demo Duel Between CBS, FOX

CBS and FOX fought a tough battle last night. Although the Eye network was a clear winner with the viewers, the Glee channel took a narrow victory – 3.3/9 vs. 3.2/9 – in the demos.

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  • (19.4 million, 3.7/11 in 18-49) was the most-watched show of the night.
  • (10.9 million, 4.5/13) had Wednesday’s best demos.
  • saw 1.6 million tune out.
  • (6.8 million, 2.5/7) trimmed off 300,000.
  • (2 million, 1.0/3) raised 200,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: No Ordinary Night for ABC, FOX

Countless spoilers related to yesterday’s Glee didn’t keep viewers from watching the entire episode. In fact, Britney Spears fans turned out in record numbers. Meanwhile, ABC’s premiere of No Ordinary Family did quite well in Week 1 despite facing direct competition from the musical event.

No Ordinary Family pilot8pm

  • (18.7 million, 4.0/11 in 18-49) was down 700,000 from Week 1.
  • (13.3 million 5.8/16 in 18-49) had its best demos to date.
  • Approximately 10.5 million (3.1/9) checked out the debut of .
  • (7.1 million, 2.7/7) did about the same.
  • (1.8 million, 0.9/3) remained even.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS and FOX Split Evening

Several shows saw success on Day 2 of the fall television schedule. Glee earned big numbers despite the lack of a lead-in; NCIS remained strong despite being in its eighth season; and DWTS drew a lot of interest for a simple results show. In the end, CBS was a winner with the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.

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This Week on TV (9/20-9/26)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/20)

Season premieres: Castle, Chase, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, The Event, Hawaii Five-0, House, How I Met Your Mother, Lone Star, Mike & Molly, Rachael Ray, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.):  “In the sixth season opener, Ted runs into Cindy (Rachel Bilson), whom he dated briefly—and who is also the roommate of his future wife.” He heard from a little bird (a.k.a. Twitter) that she wasn’t with Hayden Christensen anymore.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.):  “Season 4 opens with Chuck engaging in a sweeping quest to find his mother (Linda Hamilton), all while keeping the rogue mission a secret from his sister.” The only clue he has to work with is the fading Polaroid picture John Conner gave him.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.):  “In the eighth-season opener, Charlie this it’s time to cut back on his drinking.” His judge He also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.

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TV on DVD: August 31, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Sons of Anarchy Season 2 DVD

  • Agatha Christie’s Marple (Series 5)
  • Brothers & Sisters (Season 4)
  • FlashForward (Complete Series)
  • House (Season 6)
  • iCarly: I Space Out
  • Lonesome Dove: The Series (Season 1)
  • The Middle (Season 1)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 1)
  • Once an Eagle (Mini-series)
  • One Piece (Season 3, 2nd Voyage)
  • Parenthood (Season 1)
  • Sons of Anarchy (Season 2)
  • Soul Train (Best of)
  • Thriller (Complete Series)
  • The Vampire Diaries (Season 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Tuesday Ratings: So-So Start for Parenthood

Endless promos during the Winter Olympics didn’t exactly result in large numbers for Parenthood. Although NBC’s new drama did have a small victory in the demos, the program was still a far second with the viewers.

Parenthood8pm

  • (23.5 million, 8.6/22 in 18-49) was down 500,000 from last week.
  • (4.1/11) returned to 19.7 million.
  • (3.2/8) raised 8.3 million.
  • * (1.6/4) recapped 4.3 million.
  • * (0.3/1) turned in 736,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Past Life Can’t Pass Competition

Last night’s premiere of Past Life did what few post-Idol debuts have done before: Disappoint. Despite a huge lead-in, the series opener came in fourth in its hour in both the viewers and the demos.

Past Life8pm

  • Approximately 27.9 million saw Ellen DeGeneres’ first day on (10.1/26 in 18-49).
  • (19.8 million, 4.1/11) picked up 700,000.
  • (3.5/9) averaged 8.9 million over two hours.
  • * (1.7/4) helped 4.9 million get caught up.
  • * (0.4/1) scraped up 910,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Lost is Found by Viewers

Lost’s 3-hour kickoff might not have done enough to beat the activity over at FOX, but it did do well enough to beat itself. Yesterday’s event showed year-to-year premiere improvement for the first time since Season 2. The series also had its best rating in almost two years.

Matthew Fox on Lost8pm

  • (8.9/23 in 18-49) raised 300,000 more.
  • (19.1 million, 4.3/11) fell by 1 million.
  • The first hour of * (4.1/11) recapped 9.9 million.
  • A * repeat (1.6/4) weighed in with 4.9 million.
  • * (0.4/1) kept 873,000 busy.

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Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Closing in on Idol

Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers -  got as close the reality show as it ever had before.

NCIS Jetlag8pm

  • (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
  • (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
  • (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
  • (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
  • (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
  • * (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.

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