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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/17)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the next couple of months:

EXTENSIONS
  • Eli Stone (ABC)  **four more scripts ordered**
  • Gossip Girl (CW)  **two more scripts ordered**
  • Knight Rider (NBC)  **four more scripts ordered**
  • Medium (NBC)  **three more scripts ordered**
  • The Mentalist (CBS)  **full season order**
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX)  **UPDATE: full season order**

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Tuesday Ratings: ABC Not Singing About Eli Stone

Although it had the opportunity to piggyback off a nice lead-in, Eli Stone‘s premiere was down 45% from its debut last year. The show also came in third in its hour. In the end, CBS was once again the winner with the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.

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Tuesday Ratings: Wins for CBS and FOX

Although most shows have seen ratings drop-offs after their premieres, CBS’ Tuesday lineup remained steady. For the second week, the Eye network attracted the most viewers while FOX was the winner with the demos.

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  • (17.5 million, 3.5/10 in 18-49) was only off by 200,000.
  • (13 million, 5.4/15) had the night’s best demos.
  • (7.4 million, 2.9/8) had 200,000 more weighing in.
  • (6 million, 1.8/5) lost 600,000.
  • (3.2 million, 1.7/5) improved by 200,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Premieres Start Strong

Despite heated competition (House, Fringe, Dancing With the Stars), CBS’ fresh slate managed to eke out a win with the viewers last night. That said, FOX was still in control of the demos.

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  • Approximately 17.7 million welcomed the return of (3.5/10 in 18-49).
  • (12.1 million, 5.0/14) had the night’s best demos.
  • (7.2 million, 3.0/8) dropped 700,000 pounds.
  • ’ premiere (1.8/5) attracted 6.6 million.
  • (3 million, 1.5/4) was down 300,000.

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This Week on TV (9/28-9/21)

Meredith and Derek on Grey's Anatomy

(You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (9/22)

Season premieres: The Big Bang Theory, Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “The season begins with 13 new celebrities.” Any time a reference is made about ’s butt or cut foot, take a drink.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie runs into an ex-girlfriend whose son bears a striking resemblance to him.” As if Charlie Sheen really needed to get involved in another custody issue.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “Suresh makes an important breakthrough.” It’s taken him two seasons to realize how boring his character is.
  • Worst Week (CBS, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Disaster-prone Sam Briggs, and his girlfriend, Melanie, visit her parents – who don’t like Sam – to tell them that they are engaged and expecting a child.” It’s always good to get the disappointing news out all at once.

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