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Tuesday Ratings: Hurray for Hollywood Week

The return of American Idol‘s Hollywood Week meant the return of boffo ratings for FOX.

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Jericho cast

  • About 29.9 million saw instruments introduced on (12.3/29 in 18-49).
  • * (11.7 million, 2.3/6) grew by almost 3 million from last week.
  • (7.5 million, 3.0/7) lost 500,000 on the viewer scale.
  • (1.4/3) entertained just 4.9 million.
  • * (2 million, 0.8/2) maintained last Tuesday’s numbers.

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Wednesday Ratings:  FOX Repeats Itself

Pitted against stale competition, American Idol and The Moment of Truth skated away with their victories.  was once again the network to beat.

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Cashmere Mafia

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Tuesday Ratings: Viewers Would Rather Vote Than Watch

was less than stellar for those devoting airtime to it.  All eyes were focused on that other contest unfolding on .

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Charles Gibson

  • (27.8 million, 11.2/28 in 18-49) was only off 300,000 from last week.
  • An * repeat (8.9 million, 1.8/4) also fared well on the news-filled evening.
  • (8 million, 3.1/8) trimmed off 300,000.
  • ‘s Super Tuesday coverage averaged 5.3 million (1.4/3) for the whole night.
  • * (1.9 million, 0.7/2) had a repeat performance.

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This Week On TV (2/4-2/10)

Survivor Micronesia

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MONDAY (2/4)
  • Welcome to the Captain (CBS, 8:30):  Series premiere.  “A Hollywood wunderkind in a career slump is persuaded by his friend to move into his famous Tinseltown apartment building with an eclectic group of tenants.”  Eclectic = show gone soon.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9pm):  “John discovers the figure may be bleaker than he imagined.”  I’m confused.  If he’s currently in 2007, he should have already seen what the future looks like in .
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 9:30):  Season Three premiere.  “Christine gets overly nervous about sleeping with Mr. Harris () for the first time.”  I think I already saw this episode…..on .
  • Late Night With David Letterman (CBS, 11:30):  Hillary Clinton sits down with the talk show host.  Any woman who can make us forget deserves to be President.

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Wins An Easy Fight

A field full of repeats didn’t stand much of a chance against ‘s latest powerful lineup.

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  • (25.3 million, 9.9/26 in 18-49) sent 1.5 million viewers home.
  • (5.8 million, 2.2/6) made a slight improvement.
  • * (1.4/4) averaged 4.9 million over the hour.
  • (1.2 million, 0.5/1) lost a little of last week’s sparkle.

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘House’ Returns to Strong Numbers

American Idol and House delivered a strong one-two punch last night.  Their numbers easily earned another victory for .

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House

  • (28.1 million, 11/27 in 18-49) remained in tune with last week’s figures.
  • * (11.7 million, 2.0/5) was down a smidge from one week ago.
  • (8.3 million, 3.3/8) lost 600,000 lbs from last Tuesday.
  • (4.9 million, 1.4/4) remained about even.
  • * (1.9 million, 0.8/2) retrieved 300,000 more souls.

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This Week on TV (1/28-2/3)

Lost

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MONDAY (1/28)

**Live coverage of the State of the Union Address (9 PM Eastern) will alter many schedules.  Double-check your local listings for times.**

  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  “One contestant from the losing team is ousted after the first round of competition.”  Those remaining will learn ‘I’m Still Standing’ routine.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  Pilot repeat.  Late-comers can finally learn why is this season’s guiltiest pleasure.  (And when I say ‘gossip’, I mean the show, of course.)
  • In Treatment (HBO, 9:30:  Series premiere.  New therapy drama airs 5x a week with a different patient every night.  Apparently can’t handle them all at once like the masterful Dr. Drew.
  • Making the Band 4 (MTV, 10pm):  brings back all the winners and throws them together in one house.  If they end up killing each other, he can finally start anew.

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Tuesday Ratings: Tuesdays a Charm for FOX

Although was still tops this Tuesday, the numbers for the San Diego auditions weren’t as sunny as last week.

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  • (29 million, 11.7/29 in 18-49) was down 4 million from seven days ago.
  • * (12.2 million, 2.1/5) sunk about 3.7 million.
  • (8.9 million, 3.7/9) gained 1.7 million pounds.
  • (4.8 million, 1.4/4) saw a slight bump.
  • About 1.5 million danced with * (0.6/1) and the devil.

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Tuesday Ratings:  All Eyes on FOX

Although it had its lowest premiere since 2004, the reality phenom mowed down the competition:

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Boston Legal

  • 33.2 million (13.8/32 in 18-49) downright embarrassed the competition.
  • 15.9 million (3.0/7) would have looked good on any other evening.
  • (7.2 million, 3.0/7) lost 3 million inches from last week.
  • (1.2/3) entertained just 4.52 million.
  • About 1.6 million welcomed * (0.6/2) in the new time slot.

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  • About 12.5 million (2.4/6 in 18-49) continued on with the saga.
  • Both (4.1 million, 1.2/3) and (3.1 million, 0.9/2) were down about 400,000 from last week.
  • (2.7 million, 1.3/3) lost 800,000 from its two-hour debut.

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*denotes repeat

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Sunday Ratings: FOX Terminates the Competition

The tail end of the combined with the debut of gave an indestructible evening.

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Sarah Connor Chronicles

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  • The first of three installments (3.3/8 in 18-49) wrangled up 15.7 million.
  • Part two of (13.9 million, 5.6/13) grew 3 million from the first hour.
  • (11.5 million, 5.6/12) and (8.6 million, 4.1/9) had a nice lead-in to thank.
  • coverage of the Golden Globes (5.8 million, 1.7/4) was hardly something to celebrate.
  • * (0.4/1) averaged 1.2 million over two hours.

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