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Clash (8.3 million, 2.4/7) remained steady in adults 18-49 all week while recording its highest viewership so far, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. It also out-dueled Duel (7.4 million, 2.2/7) when it went up against the ABC game show between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. But Clash met its match in a repeat Criminal Minds (11.6 million, 2.9/8).
CBS (10 million, 2.7/8) won in both measures against ABC (5.9 million, 1.7/5); NBC (7 million, 2.2/6); Fox (4.7 million, 1.9/5) and the CW (1.8 million, 0.8/2). »
The writers' strike has only been going since Monday but there's already fear that a lack of new content might spell an early end for network series. Just ask Craig Wright, the creator and co-executive producer of ABC's Dirty Sexy Money.
Dirty Sexy Money follows the trials and tribulations of good guy lawyer Nick George (Peter Krause) who tries to keep his morals intact while cleaning up the legal and PR messes of the powerful Darling family. The series also stars Donald Sutherland, Jill Clayburgh, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Seth Gabel, Samaire Armstrong, and Zoe McLellan.
Money got some positive buzz prior to its debut and the premiere attracted a decent 10.4 million viewers. The ratings have slowly declined over the past six weeks with last week's episode attracting 8.4 million, a series low. Those numbers aren't great but it is handily beating NBC's Life and holding its own up against CBS' CSI: NY. »
NEW YORK -- It was mostly trick and not treat for the networks on Halloween night, where many shows got ratings scares amid lower viewing overall.
Private Practice was the night's top show in adults 18-49 with 11.2 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/10 share in the demo, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. But Practice fell to its lowest demo rating ever, dropping 19% from a year ago. CBS' Criminal Minds (14.7 million, 3.5/9) tied its lowest rating so far this season.
It was even worse for critical fave Pushing Daisies (8.5 million, 2.6/8), which dropped 30% from its season average. CBS' Kid Nation (6.9 million, 2.0/6) was also low.
NBC averaged 6.4 million viewers and a 2.3/7 in adults 18-49 for a two-hour special Phenomenon that took the 9 p.m. slot of Bionic Woman. Fox was in repeats all night because of the World Series running shorter than hoped, as was the CW.
CSI: NY (13.5 million, 3.6/10) won at 10 p.m. »
CBS' CSI: NY swept the television side, with the show getting the prizes for location team of the year (episodic) and location professional of the year at the awards ceremony Sunday night in City of Industry, Calif.
Curtis Collins, the location manager on Die Hard, found himself in the line of fire of the cargo and airline industries when the big-budget production forced closures of Southern California's Imperial Highway and the 105 Freeway and affected LAX. Collins, who received the location professional of the year award (features) was praised for showing that the city "can make movies, run trucks and fly planes" at the same time.
The Transformers location unit was awarded the location team of the year. The team comprised 26 location professionals, underscoring the breadth of the undertaking.
"I wonder if this is the first time in an awards show that there are more people onstage than in the audience," snickered supervising locations manager Ilt Jones, looking at the crowd standing behind him onstage. »
Wild, as well as Marvel Studios' Iron Man, 20th Century Fox's Live Free or Die Hard and DreamWorks' Transformers and their location teams are finalists in the feature film category. Wild's Matt Wersinger and Die Hard's Curtis Collins, Rick Schuler and Scott Fitzgerald of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and Kenny Brant of American Son are nominated in the location professional of the year for features category.
Now in its 13th year, the COLAs honor top location professionals and production companies in stills, commercials, television and film, and will take place Oct. 14. »
Comic made it closer than it would have been, averaging 6.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating/6 share in the adults 18-49 demographic to become the night's top show in the demo. A repeat CSI: NY (8.9 million, 2.4/7) was the night's top show in viewership, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
CBS won at 8 p.m. with a new Power of 10 (7.8 million, 2.0/7) that beat all repeats. While Comic won at 9 p.m. in the demo, CBS' repeat Criminal Minds (8.1 million, 2.0/6) took viewership in a walk and then CBS followed it up at 10 p.m. with CSI: NY that beat originals NASCAR in Primetime (2.7 million, 1.1/3) and Dateline NBC (6.1 million, 2.1/6).
Last Comic Standing (6.2 million, 2.4 rating/7 share) and Dateline: NBC (7.5 million, 2.4/7) shared the honors as the night's top show in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. A repeat CSI: NY (8.1 million, 2.2/6) was the top show in viewers.
CBS' Power of 10 (7.8 million, 2.0/7) won at 8 p.m. in both measures against NBC's "Summer's Top 10 Most Outrageous Moments" (6.2 million, 1.9/6). CBS's Criminal Minds (8 million, 2.2/6) won viewership at 9 p.m.
"Man", from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" creator Anthony Zuiker, was shot as a pilot presentation this past development season. It didn't make the cut in May but remained in contention for midseason.
The CBS Paramount Network TV-produced "Man", which stars LL Cool J as an undercover Los Angeles cop who takes care of an orphaned boy, would be reworked. Only LL Cool J and Domenick Lombardozzicq have remained on board from the original cast of the presentation, which was directed by Simon West.
The new pilot episode is expected to be shot by year's end. »
Meanwhile, Ever Carradine and Kyle Secor have joined ABC's new drama series Women's Murder Club in recurring roles, Benny Ciaramello has landed a recurring role on NBC's Friday Night Lights, and Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm have been added to ABC's Desperate Housewives as recurring.
On CSI: NY, from CBS Paramount Network TV, Bruckheimer TV and Alliance Atlantis, Buckley plays Adam Ross, a gifted lab technician in the New York Crime Lab who specializes in the analysis of trace evidence.
Carradine will play the fiancee of Tom Hogan (Rob Estes), a politically savvy police lieutenant and the ex-husband of Lindsay Boxer (Harmon). »
Fox won each hour in the demo between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., first with So You Think You Can Dance (7.6 million, 2.8 rating/10 share in adults 18-49) and then at 9 p.m. with Don't Forget the Lyrics (8.8 million, 3.2/10). The preliminary estimates were released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
Meanwhile, Power (7.8 million, 2.0/7) won in viewership at 8 p.m. but was down from Tuesday night's premiere (9.2 million, 2.7/9). It tied in the demo with a repeat of NBC's Outrageous Moments (6 million, 2.0/7). CBS had better luck at 9 p.m. with a repeat Criminal Minds (8.9 million, 2.1/6), though NBC's Last Comic Standing (5.9 million, 2.5/8) came in second in the demo against Lyrics.
Dance (8.2 million, 3.0/10) prevailed between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. against repeat competition on the networks, though it did come up against stiffer competition between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Fox's Lyrics (7.8 million, 3.0/8) won in viewership at 9:30 p.m., but the last half-hour of Last Comic Standing (6.8 million, 2.9/8) tied it in adults 18-49. Farther down the list at 9 p.m. were ABC's American Inventor (5.3 million, 1.7/5) and CBS' Criminal Minds (6.8 million, 1.8/5).
Lyrics was up slightly compared with last week in adults 18-49. Last Comic Standing tied its highest demo rating so far this season.
Wednesday averages: Fox (8.1 million, 3.0/9); NBC (6.8 million, 2.6/8); CBS (6.7 million, 1.9/6); ABC (4.3 million, 1.4/4); and the CW (1.6 million, 0.7/2). »
NEW YORK -- Fox won Wednesday night's primetime.
The netork won every half-hour between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the adults 18-49 demographic, first with the 90-minute So You Think You Can Dance (8 million, 3.0/9) and then at 9:30 p.m. with Don't Forget the Lyrics (7.4 million, 2.8/8).
ABC took the 8 p.m. hour in viewership with The Next Best Thing (7.1 million, 1.9/7) then came in behind Fox at 9 p.m. and NBC and CBS at 10 p.m. with a two-hour American Inventor (6.1 million, 2.0/6). NBC had better luck with Last Comic Standing (6.3 million, 2.5/8), while a repeat Criminal Minds (7.6 million, 1.8/6) won that hour in viewership.
Wednesday averages: Fox (7.6 million, 2.9/10); CBS (6.8 million, 1.8/6); ABC (6.4 million, 2.0/6); NBC (6.3 million, 2.4/8); and the CW (1.7 million, 0.7/2). »
The two-hour episode averaged 7.8 million total viewers between 8-10 p.m., and a 5.0 rating/9 share in the demo. It was enough to top ABC at 8 p.m. with The Next Best Thing (7 million, 2.1/7) and at 9 p.m. with American Inventor (6.1 million, 2.2, 7). CBS, NBC and the CW aired reruns in that block, with the exception of NBC's Last Comic Standing at 9 p.m.
Nightly averages: Fox (7.8 million, 3.1/10), CBS (7 million, 1.9/6), NBC (6.5 million, 2.5/8), ABC (5.6 million, 1.9/6) and the CW (1.5 million, 0.6/2). »
Lyrics might not have hit the same high notes as NBC's Singing Bee the night before, but it didn't do too badly either. It was the night's highest-rated program, with 8.1 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/10 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
It improved upon Dance ( 8.4 million, 3.0/10), which also won its time period between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. That was ahead of NBC's America's Got Talent (7.5 million, 2.6/8), which was its lowest rating so far this season.
The 10 p.m. hour went to Last Comic Standing (6.9 million, 2.9/9) in adults 18-49 and to a repeat CSI: NY (8.6 million, 2.3/7) in viewership, while ABC's drama Traveler (3.5 million, 1.2/3) continued to fade away. »
A two-hour So You Think You Can Dance (8.9 million, 3.6/12) gave Fox wins in all four half-hours between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Not even close were the premieres of NBC's Last Comic Standing (6.9 million, 2.8/8) plus new episodes of NBC's Deal or No Deal (8.2 million, 1.9/7) and ABC's American Inventor (6.3 million, 2.1/6) and Next Best Thing (6.1 million, 2.0/7).
The second hour of Last Comic Standing (7.3 million, 3.2/9) gave NBC the win at 10 p.m. in adults 18-49, though a repeat CSI: NY (8 million, 2.1/6) came out ahead of it in viewers. Far behind in third place was ABC's drama Traveler (4.1 million, 1.3/4).
Dance was the night's top show with 10.2 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/12 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
The 9 p.m. Dance had no trouble defeating the second-season premiere of ABC's American Inventor (7.8 million, 3.0/8), which was about what it did for last year's premiere. ABC's "The Next Best Thing: Who Is The Greatest Celebrity Impersonator" (8.3 million, 2.7/9) was up from last week's premiere (2.5/8).
It also had no trouble with the last game of the Stanley Cup Finals, which averaged 2.9 million viewers and a 1.2/4 that placed NBC firmly in fourth place for the night.
The two-hour Dance averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/12 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
Wednesday also marked the return of ABC's Traveler (6.2 million, 2.0/6), which was beaten by a repeat CSI: NY (10 million, 2.9/8) but came out ahead of a repeat Medium (4.6 million, 1.5/4) at 10 p.m. ABC's Next Best Thing (7.7 million, 2.5/8) came out slightly ahead of the first hour of Dance at 8 p.m. in viewership.
American Idol (27.4 million, 10.5 rating/27 share in adults 18-49) topped the night's primetime offerings, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. But Idol was down week-to-week (28.7 million, 11.0/28) as it headed into its final weeks.
Meanwhile, Lost (11.9 million, 4.9/13) was on track to tie its lowest-rating ever in adults 18-49 while also having its second lowest household rating. It was beaten at 10 p.m. in viewership by CBS' CSI: NY (12.7 million, 3.6/10) while NBC's just-renewed Medium (7.8 million, 2.6/7) came in a distant third.
Fox won the 8 p.m. hour with Bones (10 million, 3.2/10) while the season finale of CBS' Jericho (7.8 million, 2.1/7) was about even with last week's episode, The CW's America's Next Top Model (4.9 million, 2.4/8) outperformed its rivals at NBC and ABC as neither NBC's Thank God You're Here (5.3 million, 2.1/7) nor ABC sitcoms According to Jim (6.3 million, 2.3/8) or Notes from the Underbelly (5.8 million, 2.3/7) managed to generate much excitement. »
American Idol was the night's top show by far in all key measures, with 28.2 million viewers and a 10.9 rating/27 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. It topped out at 30.4 million viewers at 9:30 p.m.
Not much else caused many waves on Wednesday, with Lost (11.7 million, 5.1/13) winning 10 p.m., though it was down 16% from its prior season average in adults 18-49 (6.1/16).
NBC won the 8 p.m. hour in the demo with Thank God You're Here (7.2 million, 2.7/8), while Fox's Bones (7.9 million, 2.5/7) won in viewership and CBS' Jericho (7.8 million, 2.3/7) tied with ABC's According to Jim (6.7 million, 2.2/7) and Notes From the Underbelly (6.6 million, 2.4/7) in each of the half-hours in the demo.
Medium tells the story of Allison DuBois (Arquette) as she juggles her duties as a wife and mother while helping police solve crimes with her psychic abilities. The drama also features Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, David Cubitt, Madison & Miranda Carabello, and Jake Weber. The NBC series debuted on January 3, 2005 and returned for its current (third) season on November 15, 2006.
Medium currently airs on Wednesday nights at 10pm. And though it frequently comes in third in the ratings, behind Lost and CSI: NY, the drama usually builds on its Crossing Jordan lead-in (a series whose future looks quite shaky).
NBC has now ordered six additional scripts for the psychic drama. A script order is typically a strong indication that a network intends »
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