Back-to-back episodes about Frosty the Snowman had CBS feeling festive this weekend. The network won both the demos and the viewers on Friday.
- Frosty the Snowman (2.4/8 in 18-49) rang in 7.63 million; Frosty Returns (7.66 million, 2.4/8) did slightly better than the first 1/2 hour.
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (6.3 million, 1.3/4) picked up 800,000.
- NBC’s Greatest Holiday Moments (5.1 million, 1.0/4) rounded up 700,000 more.
- Wife Swap (1.2/4) pulled in 3.9 million.
- An Everybody Hates Chris block (0.6/2) had 1.6 million laughing.
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Despite the continuation of newbies Duel and Choirs, repeats on CBS were the most appealing thing of the evening.
- Clash of the Choirs (8.3 million, 2.4/7 in 18-49) found 600,000 more followers.
- Duel (7.4 million, 2.2/7) was practically even with yesterday.
- Frosty the Snowman* (7.6 million, 2.4/8) and Frosty Returns* (7 million, 2.1/6) found more kids to entertain.
- Back to You* (1.6/5) was up almost 600,000; ‘Til Death (5.2 million, 1.8/5) gained almost 1 million.
- Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants (1.8 million, 0.8/2) lost 700,000.
- Criminal Minds* (11.6 million, 2.9/8 in 18-49) was easily the hour’s top performer.
- Private Practice* (1.7/5) came in second with 5.5 million.
- Kitchen Nightmares* (2.1/6) grossed out 4.5 million.
- About 1.8 million saw Blair’s father return on Gossip Girl (0.8/2).
- CSI: NY* (2.9/8 in 18-49) was down about 3 million from last week.
- A Holiday Celebration at Ford’s Theatre (1.2/3) dazzled 4.9 million.
- Journeyman (1.7/5) closed shop with 4.6 million.
(You can review last Wednesday’s ratings here.)
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- Although down about 600,000 from last week, Deal or No Deal (9.73 million, 2.2/8 in 18-49) was still evening’s largest draw.
- Frosty the Snowman (2.7/9) entertained 8.06 million; Frosty Returns (2.4/8) attracted 7.42 million.
- About 5.97 million watched a new episode of Men in Trees (1.3/5).
- Friday Night Smackdown (4.58 million.1.5/5) was about even with last week.
- Don’t Forget the Lyrics* (3.88 million, 1.3/5) lost about 1 million.
- Women’s Murder Club (1.8/5 in 18-49) topped the hour with 8.58 million.
- CBS’ Movies Rock special (1.8/6) dazzled 5.87 million.
- Friday Night Lights (5.44 million, 1.8/5) was slightly down from last week.
- The Next Great American Band (2.99 million, 1.2/4) was actually up about 800,000.
- 20/20 (7.88 million, 2.3/7 in 18-49) saw a 600,000 bump.
- Las Vegas (6.82 million, 1.9/6) kissed 400,000 goodbye.
(You can review last Friday’s ratings here.)
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- The Closer (TNT, 8pm): The special two-hour holiday episode brings Brenda’s parents into the investigative fold. Nothing says Christmas like talking blood with your blood.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): (NOTE: This is the last new episode left.) ‘Peter squares off against former friends thanks to Adam’s confusing story about the Shanti virus.’ He shouldn’t fault Adam; the confusing storyline is to blame.
- K-Ville (FOX, 9pm): ‘Boulet and Cobb investigate an insurance adjuster’s murder.’ As if there weren’t enough people in New Orleans with a motive.
- Life (NBC, 10pm): (First half of the two-parter; 2nd half airs Wednesday). ‘Evidence points to Reese’s father in the murders that sent Crews to prison.’ I’m guessing this won’t be resolved anytime soon…otherwise, we wouldn’t have a show.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Not only will Shrek the Third be coming to DVD soon (November 13), but ABC will be airing a Christmas special with the loveable green guy and his band of kooky friends. I don’t know how well it will hold up to classic fan favorites like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman or A Charlie Brown Christmas, but I’m all for a new Christmas special that isn’t another sequel to Frosty. Shrek the Halls will air on November 28th at 8:00 p.m. and will no doubt thrill kids with the animation and voice talents of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas. The ogre’s humbug ways are challenged by his family and friends (even the Gingerbread Man of “Not my gumdrop buttons!” infamy is on hand) and you can bet the gang will make the holidays truly special. Because that’s how all Christmas specials end, right? Now I’d like to see Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas return to television—you can keep your Frosty Returns and Frosty’s Winter Wonderland—bring on the jug band!
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