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Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009
The end-of-the-year ratings blahs continued pretty much across the board Wednesday, but CBS got pretty good numbers from reruns its crime dramas in winning the night.
Far less solid: An original "Eastwick" on ABC, which a rerun of "The Jay Leno Show" at 10 p.m.
CBS led the night with 9.2 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households. ABC (4.1 million, 2.7/4) finished a distant second. NBC's 3.8 million viewers and 2.7/5 were good enough for third, beating Fox (3.5 million, 2.2/4). The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.
CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. NBC took second at 1.4, and ABC and Fox tied for third at 1.2. The CW drew a 0.4.
Wednesday hour by hour:
ABC: Special - "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (5.2 million, 3.1/5)/"The Middle" rerun (4.3 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: "The Office" reruns - two episodes (3.6 million, »
CBS continued its domination of the repeat-laden week between Christmas and New Year's with another nightly victory Wednesday.
Reruns of the network's procedurals "Criminal Minds" (11 million viewers, 2.4 rating/7 share) and "CSI: NY" (10.9 million, 2.3/7) were the highest rated programs for the night by a mile, with no other broadcast pulling in more than a 1.6 rating in the demo.
At 10 p.m., a burn-off episode of ABC's canceled freshman drama "Eastwick" (3.3 million, 1.0/3) posted the show's lowest original ratings and got beat by a repeat of NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" (4.4 million, 1.3/4). »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Lindsay Pulsipher has recently joined the cast of the HBO hit series, True Blood (Bloody Disgusting sounded the alarm). Update: She’ll be playing Crystal, a mysterious young woman who shares an electric connection with Jason, or so says EW. That puts the total number of women who’ve shared an electric connection with Jason somewhere in the vacinity of 400,000. Pulsipher is the newest addition to the long line of folks recently cast for the coming third season of True Blood.
Where have you seen her before? Who else is scheduled to show up? Got a few answers for you on those fronts.
Pulsipher has previously appeared in CSI: NY and the brilliantly titled Touched by an Angel and Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Other new faces include Theo Alexander (also of CSI: NY fame), Marshall Allman (Prison Break) and Alfre Woodard (The Practice). Click here and here to »
- Scott Miller
Holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" helped NBC split Thursday night with CBS.
The CBS crime shows took Christmas Eve overall, but the all-important 18-49 demo went with George Bailey and angel Clarence with an average of 1.6. CBS was second at 1.3, ABC and Fox both had a 0.8 rating and the CW came in at 0.3.
However, overall CBS came in at a 4.4/10 share, NBC was second at 3.0/7, Fox third with 1.9/4, ABC fourth at 1.6/6 and the CW last at 0.7/2.
Hour by hour breakdown:
CBS: "CSI: NY" rerun (5.2 million viewers, 3.4/8 households)
NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.5 million, 2.5/6)
Fox: "Bones" rerun (3.6 million, 2.2/5)
ABC: "Prep and Landing"/"The Middle" rerun (3.0 million, 1.7/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (955K, 0.7/2)
18-49 leader: "It's a Wonderful Life" (1.3)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (7.1 million, 4.5/10)
NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life" (5.3 million, 2.9/6)
Fox: "Fringe" rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (946K, 0.7/2)
CBS topped the Christmas Eve ratings, the latest viewing figures show. Every program across primetime was a repeat, but CBS came out on top with its lineup of CSI and The Mentalist. At 8pm, 5.18m watched CSI: New York, the original CSI logged 7.17m during the 9pm hour, and the 10pm screening of The Mentalist put in 8.18m. Over on ABC, Disney Prep & Landing and The Middle attracted 3.33m and 2.72m during the 8pm hour, then 3.36m tuned in for Modern Family at (more) »
- By Dan French
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009
CBS' "11th Annual Home for the Holidays" adoption-awareness special hosted by Faith Hill and NBC's hour of "Jay Leno" were the only fresh programming for Wednesday night, but it was CBS' reruns of crime procedurals that eventually gave it the ratings win.
CBS topped the evening with 8.9 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/10 share in households, significantly ahead of second-place finisher ABC with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.0/5. This was followed by Fox (3.72 million, 2.3/4), ABC (3.65 million, 2.3/4) and The CW (737,000, 0.5/1).
CBS also took the 18-49 adult demo title, but just barely. Its 1.7 rating was just ahead of ABC's 1.6 from its slate of comedy reruns (and one Grinch that appealed to adult viewers as well). Fox had a 1.3, NBC a 0.9 and The CW brought up the rear with a 0.3.
Wednesday hour by hour:
CBS: "11th Annual Home for the Holidays" (6.4 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)
ABC: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas! »
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, December 23, 2009. With the Holidays getting closer, it was another slow night for broadcast TV on Wednesday, with CBS' repeats of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" dominating their hours. Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.7 rating to nip the 1.6 rating for ABC in the key demographic. Fox's 1.3 rating and the 0.9 rating for NBC followed, leaving The CW in last with a 0.3 rating. Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 8.95 million viewers to go with a 5.7 rating/10 share, comfortably ahead of the 3.0/5 for ABC. NBC and Fox »
- Daniel Fienberg
When I'm offered a dinner with director Mike Judge, there's very little convincing needed.
Not only is Judge responsible for the underrated comedy "Extract" (available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, Dec. 22) but he's also the sly genius behind Fox's Emmy-winning "King of the Hill," the 1990s iconic cartoon "Beavis and Butt-head" and one of the best workplace comedies of all time, "Office Space."
It was a cool December evening when my fellow reporters and I descended upon Joe's Restaurant in Venice, Calif., where a custom-designed four-course tasting menu with wine pairings awaited us. With the help of champagne, the conversation kicked off with talk of Comic-Con, which Judge said was filled with "very likable nerds."
Speaking of nerds ...
Our humble director probably caught on »
Reports Fancast, the beautiful actress will appear on multiple episodes of the new Fox drama, which premieres on January 17.
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Jonas will co-host "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Jan. 8. That's six days after he embarks on a tour with his new band, Nick Jonas & the Administration, and a few weeks before the band's album goes on sale. The "Live" gig will be his first stab at hosting a talk show.
Philbin is on leave from the show while he recovers from hip surgery.
- Starz has given a second-season pickup to its series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" -- a month before the show begins its first season.
The pickup allows the series, which is produced by Sam Raimi and is based on the Roman gladiator who led a slave revolt, to go back into production early next »
For me, it was a toss-up between The Office and Modern Family this year. The Dundler-Mifflin Christmas party was sort of like Halloween in that the outfits were so festive they could have counted as costumes. Stanley the mailman's Christmas sweater was the best, though the Dunphys' knit-based monstrosities on Modern Family, issued on high via webcam from half of Fred Willard's face, were a bit louder. Don't miss this holiday greetings e-card from 20th Century Fox, featuring two executives posing as a Modern Family married couple along with confessionals from the real Mf cast. There were follies aplenty »
- Annie Barrett
The So You Think You Can Dance finale performed well for Fox on Wednesday night, according to the latest viewing figures. The 8pm to 10pm show, which saw the winner crowned, put in 7m, beating Tuesday night's 6.3m. Over on CBS, New Adventures Of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried put in 6.72m and 7.92m at 8pm and 8.30pm respectively, then 14.6m watched Criminal Minds at 9pm. The 10pm CSI: New York managed 13.5m. NBC's two-hour Sing Off averaged 6.62m between 8pm and (more) »
- By Dan French
There's no need to stress out if you're stuck on holiday shopping lines tonight. Your favorite show isn't airing a new episode anyway.
Every primetime series is officially on hiatus until the new year. When will your favorite program return and/or premiere a new season? The answers are below...
The Good Wife (pictured)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (M.L. House)
'Tis the season for ABC to grab a decent number of viewers with a repeat airing of Disney Prep & Landing, the half-hour holiday special from Pixar, but CBS took every time slot Wednesday evening with original episodes. The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried and Criminal Minds topped the two-hour season finale of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, while CSI:ny crushed The Jay Leno Show and Eastwick as per usual. Time Show Viewers (in millions) 8 p.m. The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) Disney Prep & Landing (ABC) The Sing »
- Mandi Bierly
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009
Although Fox's finale of the sixth season of "So You Think You Can Dance" finished fairly strong, CBS still ruled on Wednesday night, thanks to its crime procedurals.
CBS topped the evening with 11.99 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share in households. Second place went to Fox with 7 million viewers and a 4.3/7, followed by NBC (6.2 million, 3.9/7), ABC (4.9 million, 3.0/5) and The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/1).
The adults 18-49 also flocked to CBS, which had a 3.1 rating for the night, ahead of Fox's 2.6, NBC's 2.0, ABC's 1.7 and The CW's 0.6.
Wednesday hour by hour:
CBS: "Old Christine" (7.8 million viewers, 4.9/8 households), "Gary Unmarried" (7.9 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "The Sing Off" (6.9 million, 4.3/7)
Fox: "So You Think You Can Dance" finale (6.7 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Disney's Prep & Landing" repeat (6.2 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" repeat (1.3 million 0.9/1)
18-49 leader: "Old Christine"/"Gary Unmarried" (2.4)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (14.6 million, 9.0/14)
Fox: "So You Think You Can Dance" finale (7.3 million, »
Curvy Kim Kardashian makes her acting debut on the small screen as a femme fatale in CSI: NY. The reality TV star - more famous for her booty than her acting chops - is suspected of murdering homeless men and their claiming life insurance in the episode Second Chances. 'Someone is murdered and somehow I'm involved,' Kardashian said. 'It's cool to get in this mindset and really be this heavily involved in such a crazy crime.' »
- Eric Munn
Below is a list of the return dates or season premiere dates of shows beginning in January 2010 (arranged alphabetically by show). When does Gossip Girl or American Idol return? When does Human Target and Caprica premiere? Check out our list below.
The majority of shows are listed (only a few are missing, including the new ABC midseason show, Happy Town). Wow, there's a lot of shows on television, isn't there?
24 (Fox, season premiere) – January 17, 9:00 p.m. (part 2 of premiere continues January 18, 8:00 p.m.) 30 Rock (NBC) – January 14, 9:00 p.m. (back-to-back episodes) 90210 – March 9, 9:00 p.m. Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) – January 11, 8:30 p.m. American Idol (Fox, season premiere) – January 12, 8:00 p.m. Being Erica (SOAPnet, season premiere) – January 20, 10:00 p.m. Big Love (HBO, season premiere) – January 10, 10:00 p.m. Bones (Fox) – January 14, 8:00 p.m. Brothers & Sisters (ABC) – January 3, 10:00 p.m. Burn Notice – January 21, 10:00 p. »
ABC has Disney Prep & Landing and repeats of The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town, and is new Eastwick CBS is new with The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY Fox is new with So You Think You Can Dance NBC is new with The Sing-off The CW has repeats of The Vampire Diaries Bravo is new with Top Chef: Las Vegas and Launch My Line Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report FX is new with Nip/Tuck MTV has repeats South Park and is new with Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins Reunion VH1 has repeats of Real Chance of Love 2: Back in the Saddle and For the Love of Ray J 2 Late-night highlights include David Beckham and Mariah Carey on Lopez Tonight on TBS; Sigourney Weaver and John Mayer on »
NBC's powerhouse franchise Sunday Night Football again ruled the broadcast networks for the week ending Dec. 13. The sports program drew 20.9 million viewers, besting new episodes of CBS' CSI and The Mentalist, which tied for the No. 2 spot, pulling in 16.4 million viewers. Rounding out the Top 5 for the week—shocker!—were also shows on the strong-performing CBS: No. 4 went to Sunday-night staple 60 Minutes with 16.2 million viewers and a repeat of television's biggest scripted show NCIS landed at No. 5 with 15.1 million viewers. Not shabby at all for an episode that has already aired! The rest of the Top 20—while littered with the usual suspects like No. »
- Tanner Stransky
Don't thank me, thank EW.com intern Sandra Gonzalez for compiling the following much-requested list of mid-season premiere/return dates. Actually, go ahead and thank me, too. I asked her to do it. Sunday, Jan. 3 Desperate Housewives returns (ABC), 9 Pm Brothers and Sisters returns (ABC), 10 Pm Monday, Jan. 4 The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love premieres (ABC), 8 Pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager returns (ABC Family), 8 Pm Heroes returns (NBC), 8 pm (moves back to 9 Pm on Jan. 11) Make It or Break It returns (ABC Family), 9 Pm Tuesday, Jan. 5 NCIS returns (CBS), 8 Pm New season of The Biggest Loser »
- Michael Ausiello
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