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Tuesday Ratings: FOX Sees Improvement

Although FOX has ruled Tuesday for quite some time, the network’s lineup has seen its ups and downs.  This week, both American Idol and Hell’s Kitchen rebounded from recent ratings dips.

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Networks Announce Scheduling Cuts

Women's Murder Club

UPDATE:  You can find out which programs CBS just cut here.

Over the next few days, the networks will be furiously announcing their additions and deletions for the fall season. While the fates of some shows are still in limbo (e.g. , How I Met Your Mother), here are a few of the programs you can say goodbye to right now.

  • ABC: Men in Trees, October Road, Oprah’s Big Give, Women’s Murder Club
  • CW: Aliens in America
  • FOX: Back to You, New Amsterdam

(On a side note: You can expect TV Envy’s Summer Programming Schedule to be published soon.)

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Tuesday Ratings: Viewers Reunite with Dancing with the Stars

Although FOX easily handled another Tuesday night, a special two-hour Dancing with the Stars block made a nice dent in the competition.

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Dancing with the Stars, Julianne Hough, Apolo Ohno

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ABC Axes Men in Trees

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Cancellations,

Men in Trees

Well, it’s not like we didn’t this one coming…

Back in March, underdog Men in Trees was rudely pushed aside to make room for .  At that time, I said the program’s dismal ratings probably had something to do its inconsistent treatment.  Now ABC has finally made it perfectly clear how it feels about the struggling show.  The network has just officially cancelled it.

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Tuesday Ratings:  Gordon Ramsay Raises Hell

The normally successful FOX saw a particularly nice turnout for Hell’s Kitchen last night.  The reality show matched a season high with its demos yesterday.

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This Week on TV (4/28-5/4)

House, Hugh Laurie

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (4/28)
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC, 8pm):  “Darth Vader subs for The Banker in a -themed episode that also features Carrie Fisher, R2-D2 and Chewbacca, who cheer on contesants in a winner-take-all match.”  As if I needed a reason to avoid this program altogether.
  • House (FOX, 9pm):  New episode.  “House suspects that an ER patient with a sunny disposition has a bigger problem than was initially diagnosed.  The reason:  He thinks the patient is too nice.”  I have to admit it—cheery people are a freak of nature.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Joe surprises Allison by buying her a used car, but Allison’s subsequent visions warn of the vehicle’s unsavory past.”  Is it a 1958 Plymouth Fury that responds to the name ‘Christine’?
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A clue in a case involving the discovery of a body point the CSIs to a robbery that’s being planned on a target who holds a disturbing secret.”  Murders have never been linked to anti-climatic or lame secrets.

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Women’s Murder Club Forces Change for Men in Trees

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, ABC, News, Renewals,

Women's Murder ClubJust last month, I commented about the poor treatment Scrubs was receiving by its bosses at NBC.  Now I’m starting to feel just sorry as for ABC’s —and I don’t even watch the show!

Earlier today, the Alphabet network finally got around to picking a return date for freshman show .  What does this have to do with Trees?  Well, Club‘s three episode stint starting Tuesday, April 29th will not only force Boston Legal to find a new home elsewhere (Wednesdays @ 10pm starting April 30th), it will push Men in Trees off the calendar until….May 28th.  That means the program will essentially be left to find an audience during the small summer season. 

Now if a network really wanted to hate a show, wouldn’t it be nicer if they just came right out and said it?  Seriously—how is anyone supposed to watch the series if they don’t know when it’s going to be on?  That’s Marketing 101, people!

(Just a reminder - you can keep up with schedule changes like this one on TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule.  Just click here!)

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ABC Announces Renewed Shows

Pushing Daisies Now that we are days away from a probable end to the writers strike, has felt comfortable talking about the network’s future.  Although the rest of 2007-08 remains unclear, the 2008-09 year is starting to take shape.

A total of nine shows have so far received renewal notices from the Alphabet network. That’s not to say more won’t come.  But many programs not currently listed may have reason to be nervous.

Of the shows returning this fall, five are ‘veterans’; four are newbies that survived their freshman year.  Those programs (in alphabetical order) are:  Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty.

A sampling of those not mentioned include October Road, Carpoolers, Cavemen, Boston Legal, Men in Trees and Women’s Murder Club.  (Big Shots is apparently dead already.)

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Friday Ratings: ABC Wins the Ratings ‘Duel’

After five attempts, Duel finally scored the most chips of the evening.  When the night was over, had the most viewers while had a slight edge on the demos.

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  • * (6.1 million, 1.3/4 in 18-49) was down from last week’s new episode.
  • (5 million, 1.3/4) placed last in the hour.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Friday’s ratings here.)

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Friday Ratings: The ‘Numb3rs’ Favor CBS

Thanks to another night of originals, CBS easily took the victory in both measures (viewers and demos):

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  • (2.5/8 in 18-49) outperformed the competition with 9.67 million viewers.
  • (6.77 million, 1.7/5) was downa bout 1 million from last week.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Friday’s ratings here.)

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