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Monday Ratings: NBC Wins Without Olympics

Now that the Olympics are over, we’ve finally been given a reason to start looking at the other networks’ numbers. The funny thing is: NBC wound up winning Monday night anyway.

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Monday Ratings: Teen Choose FOX

While it wasn’t the most-watched program last night, the 2008 Teen Choice Awards did earn nice numbers for the under-35 set. Meanwhile, CBS’s repeat roster was the winner in both categories yesterday.

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Monday Ratings: Two and a Half Men Number One Again

Despite airing a slate of new episodes, neither ABC or NBC could defeat CBS’ stale lineup. The Eye network nabbed the viewers last night while tying FOX in the demos.

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2008 Primetime Emmy Nominations

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Bright and early this morning, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris announced the nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

This year, we saw many first-timers named, a long list of cable acknowledgements (for pay and basic channels) and several 6-way races.

Topping the noms for drama programs was newcomer ; NBC’s lead all comedy programs. In total, HBO was the most-nominated network while ABC came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Sept. 21 on ABC.

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Emmy Finalists for Acting Categories

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Last week, we told you which Emmy contenders were still in the running for the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories. And while these names are not official, we now have the rumored finalists for several of the main acting awards. (NOTE: Some categories have not yet been leaked.)

 

Best Actor, Drama
  • Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Eddie Izzard, The Riches
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Denis Leary, Rescue Me
  • James Spader, Boston Legal  (last year’s winner)

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CBS Cancels Moonlight, Renews Mother

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Yesterday, we named those shows recently cut by the major networks.  Now we know which CBS programs will be added to that dreaded list.

The freshman dramas receiving the ax include Moonlight and Shark.  Although fans of the vampire series did their best to campaign for the cult fave, their passion simply didn’t equate to ratings.  (I’m sure the network feared they’d end up with another failed Jericho in their hands.)

Meanwhile, those programs being spared include: How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Rules of Engagement and The Unit.  It seems might be good for something after all…

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Monday Ratings: CBS and ABC Split the Night in Half

Yesterday, we saw a repeat of last Monday’s results.  CBS originals snared a win in the demos while ABC’s reality block was a victor with the viewers.

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Monday Ratings: Spears Brings Attention to CBS’ Mother

Last night, How I Met Your Mother‘s casting experiment paid off nicely for the comedy.  The show - which is not yet on the network’s renewal list - earned its best demo performance ever.  By night’s end, CBS was tops in the 18-49 group while ABC was #1 in total viewers.

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Monday Ratings: Returning Shows Get Warm Welcome

For the first time in quite a while, it appears we may have had more original episodes on TV last night than repeats.  Although CBS’ comedy lineup saw strong numbers, it couldn’t outmatch the debut of Dancing with the Stars.  ABC ended up winning the evening in the viewers and demos.

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