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Thursday Ratings: FOX and CBS Each Take Half

Incredible spellers or not, the competitors of this year’s National Spelling Bee couldn’t topple the showdown between Sex and Leonid on SYTYCD. The reality program helped FOX win another battle in the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.

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  • * (9.6 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) was up 2.2 million from last week.
  • (9.1 million, 3.6/11) had the best demos of the night.
  • Approximately 5.5 million watched Kavya Shivashankar win the Scripps National Spelling Bee (1.5/5) on ABC.
  • * (1.2/4) turned in 3.5 million; * (1.1/4) rounded up 3.1 million.
  • * (1.4 million, 0./2) remained even.

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Tuesday Ratings: New Shows Take Back Seat to Staples

CBS put forth very little effort last night, but still came away with two wins. Although it faced specials, originals, premieres and finales, the Eye network was on top with only repeats.

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  • * (12.2 million, 2.2/7 in 18-49) easily won the hour.
  • NBC’s TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases (2.1/6) amused 6.6 million.
  • * (1.7/5) pulled in 4.2 million.
  • (1.1/3) returned to 3.7 million.
  • ‘s finale (2.2 million, 0.9/3) improved 400,000 over last week.

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Tuesday Ratings: Idol Hits a New Low

Is American Idol starting to show its age? Or were viewers simply disinterested in the Kris/Adam battle? Whatever the reason, yesterday’s episode scored the lowest demos ever for a finale performance show.

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2009 Summer Television Schedule

America's Got Talent

Okay - so most of our favorite shows are gone now. But that doesn’t mean our summer has to completely suck.

Never got a chance to watch during the regular season? Here’s your chance to catch up! Like to see people embarrass themselves? Then might be the perfect summer treat! Missing both American Idol and Dancing with the Stars? Then is just the ticket for you!

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 August 19. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/19)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Criminal Minds (CBS) - Season 5
  • CSI (CBS) - Season 10
  • CSI: Miami (CBS) - Season 8
  • CSI: NY (CBS) - Season 6
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS) - Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season 5
  • Law & Order (NBC) - Season 20
  • The Mentalist (CBS) - Season 2
  • NCIS (CBS) - Season 7
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - Season 5

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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.

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Tuesday Ratings: Season Low for 90210

Has the update novelty already worn off? Although 90210 helped spawn a reboot of Melrose Place, the teen drama - already renewed for another season - is starting to show signs of weakness. Yesterday’s episode drew in its smallest audience to date.

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Tuesday Ratings: Solid Return for Fringe

Okay - so Fringe might have had a little help from Adam Lambert. But FOX would have won anyway right? Despite its long absence, the freshman series returned last night to stronger numbers than when it left.

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Tuesday Ratings: Osbournes Enjoy Post-Idol High

Dropped by 16 affiliates? Who cares! When you’re given a post-American Idol time slot, you’ll always do well. Despite being blocked in parts of the country, Osbournes: Reloaded still enjoyed a nice turnout last night. The variety show - combined with the reality version - helped give FOX a double win last night.

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Tuesday Ratings: Idol Has the Luck of the Irish

Despite a 15% drop in viewers from last week (was the holiday and/or country music to blame?), American Idol remained the most-watched show on Tuesday night.

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