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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Comedies Bring Network Down

Despite great numbers for last week’s debut of Bones’ debut last week, FOX saw a decline for Week 2. (Poor performances from the network’s comedies didn’t help.) This allowed NBC to take back both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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This Week on TV (8/11-8/17)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)
(You can navigate NBC’s Olympics schedule here.)

MONDAY (8/11)
  • Sesame Street (PBS, check local listings):  Season 39 premiere. “One, two, three, four…chickens just back from the shore.
  • High School Musical: Get in the Picture (ABC, 8pm):  “The contestants get a lesson on how to express emotions without using words.” Tip #1: If you need to cry, cut a hole in your pocket, take a pair of tweezers, and just start pulling. (Thanks, Joey Tribbiani.)
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Provenza gets in hot water when he loses evidence from a successfully executed sting operation.” Somebody better buy the boss a box a chocolates asap.
  • The Mole (ABC, 10pm):  “The mole’s last victim and the Mole are revealed in the fifth-season finale after all 12 players reunite.” If a mole is revealed but nobody’s there to see it, will a show get whacked?

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This Week on TV (7/14-7/20)

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MONDAY (7/14)
  • Top Gear (BBC, 8pm):  Season premiere. “A game of car soccer is played.” No wonder kids are too fat these days. They can’t even get out of their car to actually kick a ball!
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the ladies tilt, a student tries to make the grade against a future figure skater.” As we’ve learned from , figure skaters come with an unfair advantage.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm): Season 4 premiere. “Fritz and Brenda’s new duplex forbids the presence of pets, but that doesn’t stop Brenda from keeping Kitty on the premises.” If Kitty is the pet, what’s Fritz?
  • Saving Grace (TNT, 10pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Grace gets busy on her day off: She works to unlock the secrets of her her haunted past, but instead ends up apprehending a criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.” And I’ll bet she doesn’t get paid for doing all that work on her own time.

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This Week on TV (6/30-7/6)

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MONDAY (6/30)
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “Four amateur athletes who successfully lost weight are featured.” That’s exactly the way Wolf likes them: nice and skinny.
  • The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (ABC, 9pm):  “Fifteen of DeAnna’s suitors dish with - and about - the Bachelorette who let them get away.” Thankfully, this version is not the one we would get on MTV.
  • 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (VH1, 9pm): Those helping to celebrate Mandela’s life outside bars include performers who should be behind them (e.g. ).
  • Verminators (Discovery, 10pm):  “The source of a roach infestation at an apartment building shocks Mike.” There’s a reason why they say ignorance is bliss.

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Chris Noth Leaves Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, NBC, News, Renewals,

Chris NothAfter leaving his mark on two different Law & Order franchises, has decided to leave the Dick Wolf family once again.

Noth, who has been playing Det. Mike Logan on for three years, originated the character when the first series unfolded on NBC back in 1990. (He stuck around that time through 1995.)

When the program returns for its 8th season (it’s still in the middle of its seventh), Jurassic Park‘s Jeff Goldblum will be the new face sharing screen time with Vincent D’Onofrio.

In a statement, USA’s executive vice-president of original programming said, “Jeff is one of the most exciting actors around and is a perfect addition to the Law & Order: Criminal Intent ensemble. We are very excited to see what new moves he will bring to the Major Case Squad.” Well, I hope he brings a lot - especially since he’ll reportedly be getting about $250,000 per episode.

There’s been no word as to how or when Noth will be making his exit.

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This Week on TV (6/2-6/8)

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MONDAY (6/2)
  • Instant Star (The N, 8pm EST): Season premiere. “Jude distracts herself with work on her third album in an attempt to avoid choosing between Jamie and Tommy.” Someone who chooses to work because of men? That’s unheard of!
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Eleven of the bachelors find themselves backstage at Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, where they show off their ‘Ellen’ boxer shorts.” Okay, I’m confused. Who exactly are they trying to impress?
  • Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods (MTV, 10pm): Series premiere. I do hope these girls realize there’s no at the end of this tunnel.
  • The Mole (ABC, 10pm): Series return. “The fifth season kicks off with one of the contestants ends up stranded alone on a deserted beach.” WARNING: Fake idol useless on this show.

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Wednesday Ratings: Presidential Debate Draws Interest

Even though it was the umpteenth time Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had faced off, ABC’s debate actually did quite well…especially on an American Idol night.

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  • Yesterday’s 2008 presidential (10.7 million, 2.7/7 in 18-49) was the season’s most-watched.
  • (9.7 million, 2.6/8) and Big Brother (6.1 million, 2.3/7) were both up 100,00 from last week.
  • (2.0/7) had 5.8 million laughing; (7 million, 2.4/7) did even better.
  • About 3.7 million saw Stacy-Ann sent home on (1.8/6).

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Wednesday Ratings: Fewer Viewers Give Back to American Idol

An Idol Gives Back show without an elimination is really just a so-so event.  Although the program was last night’s most watched program, it was down 34% in the demos from a year ago.

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Wednesday Ratings: Repeats Can’t Topple American Idol

Last night, the networks basically handed over their ratings to FOX.  Although American Idol is normally a sure thing, the show lucked out with a plate of reruns.

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Wednesday Ratings: Survivor Faces Stiff Competition

A special Wednesday edition of Survivor was given a run for its money last night.  The Moment of Truth held its own contributing to FOX’s overall success.

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