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This Week on TV (3/8-3/14)


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MONDAY (3/8)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Still hurting from the way Barney ended their romance, Robin gets back at him by getting a beautiful self-help author, played by Jennifer Lopez, to turn the tables on Barney.” He was lead to believe her love wouldn’t cost a thing.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Chelsea have one-night stands after breaking up.” Unlike hers, Charlie’s was spent behind bars.
  • Fashion Police (E!, 10pm):  “Comments on fashions worn at the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.” Those who aren’t invited, judge…or have a show on E!.

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Tuesday Ratings: So-So Start for Parenthood

Endless promos during the Winter Olympics didn’t exactly result in large numbers for Parenthood. Although NBC’s new drama did have a small victory in the demos, the program was still a far second with the viewers.

Parenthood8pm

  • (23.5 million, 8.6/22 in 18-49) was down 500,000 from last week.
  • (4.1/11) returned to 19.7 million.
  • (3.2/8) raised 8.3 million.
  • * (1.6/4) recapped 4.3 million.
  • * (0.3/1) turned in 736,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Past Life Can’t Pass Competition

Last night’s premiere of Past Life did what few post-Idol debuts have done before: Disappoint. Despite a huge lead-in, the series opener came in fourth in its hour in both the viewers and the demos.

Past Life8pm

  • Approximately 27.9 million saw Ellen DeGeneres’ first day on (10.1/26 in 18-49).
  • (19.8 million, 4.1/11) picked up 700,000.
  • (3.5/9) averaged 8.9 million over two hours.
  • * (1.7/4) helped 4.9 million get caught up.
  • * (0.4/1) scraped up 910,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Lost is Found by Viewers

Lost’s 3-hour kickoff might not have done enough to beat the activity over at FOX, but it did do well enough to beat itself. Yesterday’s event showed year-to-year premiere improvement for the first time since Season 2. The series also had its best rating in almost two years.

Matthew Fox on Lost8pm

  • (8.9/23 in 18-49) raised 300,000 more.
  • (19.1 million, 4.3/11) fell by 1 million.
  • The first hour of * (4.1/11) recapped 9.9 million.
  • A * repeat (1.6/4) weighed in with 4.9 million.
  • * (0.4/1) kept 873,000 busy.

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Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Closing in on Idol

Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers -  got as close the reality show as it ever had before.

NCIS Jetlag8pm

  • (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
  • (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
  • (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
  • (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
  • (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
  • * (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: Human Target Tops All Repeats

There’s a few things that can safely be said when it comes to ratings. One: Anything you place against American Idol - especially if it’s a repeat (and there were a lot of those last night) - will lose. Two: Anything you place after the FOX hit will garner a lot of interest. (Case in point: Human Target.)

Human Target8pm

  • (26.1 million 9.9/27 in 18-49) was down 3.8 million from last week.
  • * (2.6/7) checked in 14.1 million.
  • (9.9 million, 4.1/11) piled on 1.8 million more.
  • * (2.7 million, 0.8/2) did about the same.
  • * (0.6/2) scraped up 2 milion.
  • * (800,000, 0.3/1) was up slightly.

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Tuesday Ratings: American Idol Back on Top

Were they simply curious to see life on Idol post-Paula Abdul? Were they hoping to get their Simon Cowell fix? Were they dying to see Victoria Beckham crack a smile? Whatever the reason, fans turned out in droves for the premiere of American Idol. The show easily dominated the competition and had its best-rated debut since 2007.

Victoria Beckham on American Idol8pm

  • (11.8/29 in 18-49) had 29.9 million sucked in.
  • Approximately 20.7 million watched the 150th episode of (4.3/11).
  • (8.1 million, 3.2/8) slimmed down by 3.6 million.
  • * (0.8/2) scrapped up 2.6 million.
  • (2.2 milion, 0.8/2) lost 800,000.
  • * (0.3/1) nailed down 770,500.

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Tuesday Ratings: Hefty Numbers for Biggest Loser

Despite the return of NCIS and NCIS: LA, NBC - with help from The Biggest Loser: Couples - managed to outweigh CBS in the demos last night. The Eye network nearly doubled its nearest competitor in viewers though.

The Biggest Loser Season 9premiere8pm

  • (21.4 million, 4.4/12 in 18-49) scored its second biggest audience to date.
  • (11.7 million, 4.6/12) had its best premiere demo in history.
  • FOX’s coverage of The Orange Bowl (3.5/9) rallied 10.3 million sports fans.
  • (1.5/4) scraped up 3.9 million.
  • (1.3/3) turned in 3 million.
  • * (0.4/1) coughed up 900,000.

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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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Tuesday Ratings: Sizable Numbers for Biggest Loser

Despite its position on a fourth place network, The Biggest Loser somehow manages to buck NBC’s ratings trend. Last night’s finale saw the program’s biggest audience since 2005. The reality show also had its best demos in 2 1/2 years.

The Biggest Loser's Helen Phillips8pm

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