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Wednesday Ratings: CBS was the People’s Choice

Despite strong performances from (most of) ABC’s comedies and SVU, viewers made CBS their choice last night. Yesterday’s People’s Choice Awards broadcast earned its best demos and viewers since 2007.

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  • A new edition of (2.9/8 in 18-49) brought in 8.5 million for CBS.
  • An early edition of (2.2/6) raised 7.5 million; the comedy’s second half hour (8.2 million, 2.7/7) hit season highs.
  • (7.3 million, 1.7/5) sunk to a demo low.
  • A * repeat (1.3/4) had 3.4 million singing.
  • * (0.4/1) dialed up 895,000.

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This Week on TV (1/4-1/10)


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MONDAY (1/4)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Hiro launches a rescue mission but has trouble communicating with Ando about it.” Hiro stopped paying attention to the program a long time ago.
  • Conveyor Belt of Love (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “A not-quite fly-by romance contest in which five women check out 30 men on a conveyor belt. The belt stops for 60 seconds to enable the guys to make to make their cases, and if two girls pick the same guy, he gets to choose.” Conveyor belt matches at sushi restaurants will become the new speed dating at bars.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A beekeeper manages his business, but his home is unkempt.” Those worker bees aren’t great at multitasking.

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2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

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 May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Not as Fascinating as CBS

Note to Barbara Walters: Maybe you shouldn’t reveal your fascinating list before the show actually airs? Despite drawing over 10 million last night for the annual special, ABC - along with FOX - lost out to CBS in both the viewers and the demos.

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Casting Corner: Castle, Parks and Recreation and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

How I Met Your Mother: The CBS comedy will be opening its doors for yet another guest star. Amanda Peet, most recently seen in 2012, is currently scheduled for a January visit. No details on her role have yet been announced.

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This Week on TV (11/30-12/6)


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MONDAY (11/30)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Claire comes to an unexpected destination.” A new ratings low?
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 9pm):  “Cal, Foster and Reynolds go all in to find a missing finalist from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where Cal must determine if the other players are being straight with him about the disappearance.” The MIA player later resurfaced after making a royal flush.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  Season premiere. “The opener follows the efforts of an adult son to help his mother, a hoarder whose compulsive behavior led to the son’s removal from the home 14 years earlier.” He was sent away with enough underwear to last him a lifetime.

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Wednesday Ratings: The Middle Better Off Post-Hank

Sorry, Kelsey - but you were just replaced by a repeat. A repeat (Modern Family) that did better than your last appearance. A repeat that helped its lead-out (The Middle) pick up an additional 1 million over its previous outing.

The Middle's Neil Flynn8pm

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Wednesday Ratings: A Win-Win for New York and FOX

Last night’s baseball game ended in a victory for both the New York Yankees and the network. Wednesday’s finale helped bring the overall series average to 19.4 million viewers.

Cougar Town's Ian Gomez and Courteney Cox8pm

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Wednesday Ratings: World Series a Grand Slam for FOX

Game 1 of the World Series was easily a knockout for FOX—but it also did well for ABC. Although it was a distant second in the viewers, the Alphabet network saw its audience numbers go up thanks to original counterprogramming.

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This Week on TV (10/26-11/1)


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MONDAY (10/26)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Claire and Gretchen go through hazing, but they’ve got other problems facing them.” They could just be blackballed from the entire network.
  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “Tyler and Boone are called to a Halloween party that has gone haywire.” Every year, someone takes “Dead Man’s Party” literally.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9pm):  “Elsewhere, Dan is rattled when he watches one of Olivia’s on-screen sex scenes.” No one wants to think about Lizzie Maguire having sex.

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