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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.

NCIS' Pauley Perrette8pm

  • (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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Sunday Ratings: Desperate Housewives Has Welcome Return

Despite being down approximately 5% since last year, the retooled Desperate Housewives was easily last night’s best draw. Unfortunately, the show couldn’t fight off the Bears and Eagles alone. NBC - with the help of Sunday Night Football - was once again tops in both categories last night.

Gabby on Desperate Housewives8pm

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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.

The Mentalist8pm

  • 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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Sunday Ratings: Emmys Reach New Low

Last night, I made a comment about the Emmys hitting a new low. Apparently it was more than a just a joke. Yesterday’s telecast - which was pitted against a football game - received its smallest numbers to date. Meanwhile, NBC was once again on top with both the viewers and the demos.

Tina Fey at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: House Dominates for FOX

Good news and bad news for FOX last night. Although House saw its lowest Tuesday ratings since 2005, the show did well enough to slaughter the competition. Meanwhile, Fringe saw a dramatic improvement over its premiere thanks to the strong lead-in.

House's Hugh Laurie8pm

  • Approximately 14.7 million saw the season premiere of (5.6/16 in 18-49).
  • * (1.8/5) checked in with 9.6 million.
  • (3.2/9) weighed in with 7.9 million.
  • The season finale of (2.0/6) waved goodbye to 6 million.
  • (3.3 million, 1.7/5) did about the same as last week.

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Sunday Ratings: Steelers Steal Win for NBC

Unless you’re willing to count the Big Brother clip show, Sunday Night Football was the only original program after 8pm last night. This lack of competition gave NBC an easy victory in both categories yesterday.

Pittsburgh Steelers8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: 90210 Weakens in Fringe’s Presence

Seems the novelty may have already worn off. Last week, 90210 was breaking records for CW. This week, the drama was back to being a regular old pumpkin. Meanwhile, the 90-minute premiere of Fringe got off to a nice start helping FOX nab a win in the demos. (NBC and America’s Got Talent were the victors with the viewers.)

Fringe8pm

  • (11.6 million, 2.6/7 in 18-49) rounded up another 1 million.
  • Approximately 9 million watched the debut of (3.2/9).
  • (2.9/7) took down 7.2 million viewers.
  • (7 million, 2.6/7) added on 500,000 more.
  • (3.2 million, 1.7/5) had a 1.7 million dive.

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This Week on TV (9/8-9/14)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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

 

MONDAY (9/8)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated, check local listings:  Season 23 premiere. Oprah kicks off her new year with over 150 Olympians. Medals, schmedals. I’m sure they’re all hoping for free cars.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Agent Ellison handles the aftermath of Cromartie’s massacre.” Now if a pool full of dead bodies doesn’t spell things out for Ellison, nothing will.
  • Take Home Nanny (TLC, 8pm):  “Parents of aggressive twins need help from Emma to get the kids to behave well for a dinner with a teacher at the new school they want the boys to attend next year.” After they’re accepted, the twins then become the teacher’s problem.
  • Prison Break (FOX, 9pm):  “Michael and his crew have one day to find the other five cardholders or they’ll go back to prison.” Yeah, yeah, yeah - been there, done that.

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