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Monday Ratings: ‘Heroes’ Declines Again

An extra-long Dancing With The Stars helped retain its dominance over Monday night:

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  • (14.1 million, 4.4/11 in 18-49) as the hour’s largest draw.
  • (10.8 million, 3.9/10) was even with last week.
  • (5.2 million, 2.1/6) dropped another 700,000.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Back on Top

With the World Series finally wrapped up, ABC was able to waltz right in and dance away with another ratings victory:

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Big Bang Theory

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  • (15.4 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) has done a great job retaining it’s audience.  It was even up 1 million from last week.
  • (14.1 million, 5.1/12) was impressive with the hour’s demos.
  • (11.2 million, 4.2/9) was up 400,000 from last Monday.
  • (10.4 million, 4.9/11) continues to send bored fans away; it lost another 250,000.
  • A repeat of (1.3/3) took in 4 million.
  • Both (2.24 million, 1.0/2) and (2.4 million, 1.1/3) remained even.

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This Week on TV (10/29-11/4)

Nip/Tuck

 

MONDAY (10/29)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie’s girlfriend does not like to be seen with him in public.”  She’s afraid she’ll be attacked by .
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam assumes her role as a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, but upon arriving, she learns that the friend does not want her there.”  If only she knew that before she paid for the dress.
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 10pm):  “The final four contestants bring Brad home to meet their parents.”  The dads all envy his cool beard.
  • Californication (Showtime, 10:30pm):  Season finale.  Hopefully I’ll stop singing the Chili Peppers song now.

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FOX Picks Up ‘Back To You’

Posted by David Onda Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, FOX, Editorial, News, Ratings, Renewals,

Hacky comedy at its worst

Sometimes network executives boggle the mind with the shows they decide to pick up or, adversely, kick to the curb. One such moment is decision to pick up the horribly hacky news anchor comedy, , for a full 24-episode season. Are you kidding me? Ok, I like , I really do - and I think he has a lot of dry comedy potential. But ? Uck! There is nothing about Heaton that would make me subject myself to a half hour of listening to her voice set up hacky jokes that are only validated by some crappy laugh-track. And with the not-off-the-charts ratings the show has gotten, I’d guess that I’m not alone. How a great show like Lucky Louie gets dumped while this show is allowed to stay on the air is beyond me.

Oh yeah, and picked up six more scripts for . More like, “Samantha Who gives a crap?”

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Monday Ratings: Osmond Went Down, ‘Dancing’ Went Up

Thanks to a baseball-less Monday on FOX (and a startling collapse on Dancing With the Stars), ABC easily took last night’s win.

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Journeyman

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  • In its second week, ? (14.3 million, 4.6/10 in 18-49) remained strong compared to last week’s debut.
  • Both (13.7 million, 4.8/11) and (10.8 million, 3.9/9) scored larger audiences than that NBC show.
  • (10.7 million, 4.9/11), down another 560,000, barely eked out the hour’s largest demo (not including Dancing).
  • (6.1 million, 2.0/5) remained about even.

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Monday Ratings:  Good Debut for ‘Samantha Who’

Monday’s competition saw the introduction of a new show (Samantha Who?) and the sports-related interruption of a few others (Prison Break, K-Ville).  By night’s end, it was a one-two finish for ABC and CBS.

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Christina Applegate

  • With 19.3 million viewers, (4.6 rating/11 share in 18-49) took the 8pm hour.
  • (8.2 million, 3.2/8) had a huge gain from last week in the demo market.
  • (8 million, 3.1/9) remained fairly steady as did (8.2 million, 3.2/8).
  • FOX’s Indians/Red Sox game 3.0/7) averaged 9.9 million viewers.

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  • ? (14.3 million, 4.4/10 in 18-49) kept a large part of the DWTS audience.
  • (11.3 million, 5.1/12) had the highest demos of the whole evening.
  • Both (13.8 million, 4.8/11) and (11 million, 4.0/9) saw improvements in the 18-49 age group.

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TV Guide’s Top Fall Picks

Tv GuideTV Guide has made their top five television series picks of the new fall season via their three expert critics – Matt Roush, Michael Ausiello, and Rochell D. Thomas. Here are their picks and join me after the jump for my thoughts on their fall favorites.

Matt Roush picks:

  • Pushing Daisies: Wednesdays at 8 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Chuck: Mondays at 8 p.m./ET, NBC
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Back to You: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC

Michael Ausiello picks:

  • Pushing Daisies: Wednesdays at 8 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Aliens in America: Mondays at 8:30 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Samantha Who?: Mondays at 9:30 p.m., ABC

Rochell D. Thomas picks:

  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Aliens in America: Mondays at 8:30 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Bionic Woman: Wednesdays at 9 p.m./ET, NBC
  • Chuck: Mondays at 8 p.m./ET, NBC

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This Week On TV (10/15-10/21)

Samantha Who

 

MONDAY (10/15)

**Prison Break and K-Ville will not air tonight due to MLB playoffs**

  • The Price is Right (CBS, check local listings):  The 36th season begins with new host Drew Carey.
  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Co-host Samantha Harris returns.  Did you miss her?
  • Samantha Who? (ABC 9:30pm):  The show, once titled ‘Sam I Am’, debuts tonight.
  • The Salt-N-Pepa Show (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere.  We’ll finally learn which one’s Salt and which one’s Pepa.
  • Gotti’s Way (VH1 10:30pm*):  Series premiere

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Which New Shows are You ‘Still’ Watching?

Enough of all the butt-kissing already.  Except for a few exceptions (e.g. , ), most shows have already had a chance to give us their first and second impressions.  Some premieres dazzled, while others simply fizzled.  Several weeks in—which new shows do you still plan on watching? 

Which series did you immediately embrace or cast off?  Were there any that started fresh then quickly spoiled?  Are you still holding out hope for others?  Here’s how my fall season panned out:

Immediate Faves:
Pushing DaisiesPushing Daisies
Gossip Girl
Dirty Sexy Money
Reaper

Flawed but Still Likeable:
Chuck

Gave It a Second Shot, Didn’t Like It Either Time:
Bionic Woman

Lowest Tivo Priority:
Private Practice
Back To You
Kitchen Nightmares

Earned My Complete Indifference:
Carpoolers
Cavemen

Not Gone Fast Enough:
Big Shots
Kid Nation
Journeyman
Life


Fall 2007 TV Programming Schedule

Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning.  When will your favorite shows start?  What days are they now on?  Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve?  Will you need to buy another TV???

Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from five different networks (, , , and ) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.

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