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2009 Summer Television Schedule

America's Got Talent

Okay - so most of our favorite shows are gone now. But that doesn’t mean our summer has to completely suck.

Never got a chance to watch during the regular season? Here’s your chance to catch up! Like to see people embarrass themselves? Then might be the perfect summer treat! Missing both American Idol and Dancing with the Stars? Then is just the ticket for you!

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 August 19. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Tuesday Ratings: Tight Reality Race

Last night, three reality shows (Wipeout, Hell’s Kitchen, America’s Got Talent) gave it all they had. When the dust settled, NBC had a hold on the viewers while ABC was tied with FOX for the demos.

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Tuesday Ratings: Wipeout Remains Strong

Last night, ABC’s Wipeout proved it could survive the sophomore week jinx. Meanwhile, America’s Got Talent widened its lead over the competition. When the numbers were finalized, NBC was the winner in both categories.

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This Week on TV (6/30-7/6)

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


MONDAY (6/30)
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “Four amateur athletes who successfully lost weight are featured.” That’s exactly the way Wolf likes them: nice and skinny.
  • The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (ABC, 9pm):  “Fifteen of DeAnna’s suitors dish with - and about - the Bachelorette who let them get away.” Thankfully, this version is not the one we would get on MTV.
  • 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (VH1, 9pm): Those helping to celebrate Mandela’s life outside bars include performers who should be behind them (e.g. ).
  • Verminators (Discovery, 10pm):  “The source of a roach infestation at an apartment building shocks Mike.” There’s a reason why they say ignorance is bliss.

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Tuesday Ratings: Wipeout Wipes Out Competition

American Gladiators’ ratings slide didn’t stop another reality competition from making a splashy debut yesterday. Last night, Wipeout had the best debut for any freshman summer series since last year. The show gave the ABC a win in the demos while NBC had a hold on the viewers.


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