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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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This Week on TV (11/23-11/29)

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MONDAY (11/23)
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm):  “Molly fails a Spanish test and decides to stop speaking English until she masters the foreign language.” And you didn’t think anybody learned anything on this channel.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie’s male ego is bruised when he learns that he hasn’t been satisfying Chelsea.” Well, it has been a long time since he was a Hot Shot.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm):  “Jon and Kate reflect on changes in their lives and the ups and downs over the years in the series finale.” Just so I’m clear—would Jon’s weight be considered an up or a down?

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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.

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This Week on TV (11/16-11/22)

Elizabeth Banks on Modern Family

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MONDAY (11/16)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Barney and Robin break up, and Barney gets serious about dating again by consulting his playbook containing all of his greatest techniques.” If Brett Favre can come out of semi-retirement, so can Barney Stinson.
  • Castle (ABC, 9pm):  “The investigation into an ADA’s murder is threatened by Castle’s eagerness to help a call girl involved in the case.” Every John started as someone who simply wanted to help.
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 10pm):  “Buddy constructs a cage-fighting cake.” The final creation involved blood, sweat and tears.

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Wednesday Ratings: Taylor Swift Takes Down CBS

Up until last night, Modern Family had been ABC’s bright spot in the demos—that is, until Taylor Swift came along. Yesterday’s broadcast of the CMA Awards - plus Swift’s win for Entertainer of the Year - helped the network pull off wins in both the viewers and the demos this Wednesday.

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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.

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Casting Corner: Lost, Criminal Intent and More

William AthertonMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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

30 Rock: If James Franco doesn’t watch out, he might start liking this TV thing and never turn back. The Milk star has not only lined up a stint on General Hospital, he will also appear as himself on the Emmy-winning comedy. Although NBC would not confirm the casting, it’s believed James will have a faux celebrity romance with Jenna (Jane Krakowski).

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Wednesday Ratings: Criminal Minds Still Packs Punch

Despite competition from two buzzworthy shows (Modern Family, Glee) and an NBC vet (SVU), Criminal Minds remains strong. The drama helped CBS win with the viewers and tie FOX in the demos last night.

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This Week on TV (10/19-10/25)

My Antonio

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MONDAY (10/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Barney tries to persuade Robin to become a U.S. citizen.” He’s never had a sex with a freshly-minted citizen.
  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “Rabbit has a surprising reaction during a turbulent flight.” Rabbit realized the whole bouncing thing was overrated.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “When Alan and Charlie publicly humiliate Jake, he says he no longer wants to live with them.” At this point, he figures he can support himself off his royalty checks.

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Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family a Modern Hit

FOX isn’t the only network that should be feeling gleeful. ABC’s freshman series, Modern Family, was only ranked behind CBS’ two dramas for the most viewers last night. The comedy also tied Criminal Minds for the evening’s best demos.

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