Sorry, Kelsey - but you were just replaced by a repeat. A repeat (Modern Family) that did better than your last appearance. A repeat that helped its lead-out (The Middle) pick up an additional 1 million over its previous outing.
- Mercy (7.8 million, 2.0/6 in 18-49) took in another million.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.5 million, 2.2/7) did about the same; Gary Unmarried (7.2 million, 2.5/7) lost 500,000.
- A Modern Family* repeat (6.2 million, 1.9/6) did 900,000 better than Hank; The Middle (7.1 million, 2.4/7) was helped by its new lead-in.
- Dancing with the Stars (5.7 million, 2.1/6) picked up 200,000.
- Approximately 3.7 million caught the America’s Next Top Model finale (1.7/5).
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Up until last night, Modern Family had been ABC’s bright spot in the demos—that is, until Taylor Swift came along. Yesterday’s broadcast of the CMA Awards - plus Swift’s win for Entertainer of the Year - helped the network pull off wins in both the viewers and the demos this Wednesday.
- Approximately 16.8 million tuned into the 43rd Annual CMA Awards (5.2/14 in 18-49).
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.6 million, 2.2/6) picked up 600,000; Gary Unmarried (7.7 million, 2.5/6) hit a season high demo.
- Mercy (6.8 million, 1.8/5) went up by 200,000.
- So You Think You Can Dance (2.1/6) attracted 5.5 million.
- America’s Next Top Model (3.2 million, 15/4) fell by 800,000.
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Last night’s baseball game ended in a victory for both the New York Yankees and the network. Wednesday’s finale helped bring the overall series average to 19.4 million viewers.
- Game 6 of the World Series (7.4/20 in 18-49) drew in 22.3 million.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (2.1/6) was good for 7 million; Gary Unmarried (2.0/5) registered 6.7 million.
- Mercy (1.7/5) checked in 6.6 million.
- Hank (1.4/4) nailed down 5.3 million; The Middle (2.0/5) drummed up 6.1 million.
- America’s Next Top Model (4 million, 1.7/5) raised 500,000 more.
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Game 1 of the World Series was easily a knockout for FOX—but it also did well for ABC. Although it was a distant second in the viewers, the Alphabet network saw its audience numbers go up thanks to original counterprogramming.
- Last night’s World Series game (19.5 million, 6.3 rating in 18-49) had the best numbers for an opener in five years.
- Monsters vs. Aliens (2.2/6) pulled in 6.9 million for NBC; a second showing (5.6 million, 1.9/5) did 1.3 million less.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine* (6.6 million, 1.6/5) lost 400,000; Gary Unmarried* (6.4 million, 1.7/5) did the same.
- It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown* (6.3 million, 2.0/6) did 500,000 better than last week’s Hank; The Middle (6.6 million, 2.2/6) picked up 200,000.
- America’s Next Top Model (3.5 million, 1.6/4) reached a season high demo.
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Despite competition from two buzzworthy shows (Modern Family, Glee) and an NBC vet (SVU), Criminal Minds remains strong. The drama helped CBS win with the viewers and tie FOX in the demos last night.
- Mercy (7.3 million, 2.0/6 in 18-49) remained even with last week.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7 million, 2.1/6) was off 500,000; Gary Unmarried (6.4 million, 2.2/6) lost 1 million.
- So You Think You Can Dance (6.8 million, 2.6/8) fell by 300,000.
- Hank (5.8 million, 1.5/5) was down 400,000; The Middle (6.4 million, 2.0/6) gave up 300,000.
- America’s Next Top Model (3.1 million, 1.4/4) did the same.
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FOX isn’t the only network that should be feeling gleeful. ABC’s freshman series, Modern Family, was only ranked behind CBS’ two dramas for the most viewers last night. The comedy also tied Criminal Minds for the evening’s best demos.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (2.2/7 in 18-49) roped up 7.5 million; Gary Unmarried (2.4/7) pulled in 7.4 million.
- Mercy (2.0/6) turned in 7.3 million.
- So You Think You Can Dance (2.8/8) lured in 7.1 million.
- Hank (1.8/5) attracted 6.2 million; The Middle (2.0/6) delivered 6.7 million.
- America’s Next Top Model (1.4/4) scored 3.1 million.
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Is it possible for a new series to succeed without help from American Idol? Yesterday’s official premiere of Glee had network execs hopeful. The comedy had the best fall debut for a new scripted FOX program in two years.
- Approximately 21.2 million watched President Obama’s health-care speech over the three major networks.
- Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance (6.5 million, 2.7/8 in 18-49) was down 2.3 million from it’s May debut.
- Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model (3.2 million, 1.5/4) was off 700,000 from last fall.
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(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)
- At Full Volume with Johnny Colt (Travel, 9pm): “Johnny Colt of Black Crowes fame ventures to Thailand, where he finds himself in a Muay Thai boxing match.” My money’s on Johnny. He’s a little bit Hard to Handle.
- The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo, 10pm): “The red-carpet pressure’s on when Rachel allows a stunned Brad full responsibility to give high fashion to actress Anne Hathaway for fashion’s biggest night—the Oscars.” That’s Ba-na-nas.
- Hoarders (A&E, 10pm): “A woman who has over 75 living and dead cats in her home, which is full of cat feces and urine-soaked furniture and carpets.” Later, it was discovered the woman had actually invaded the cats’ home.
Tyra Banks may love to talk about herself, but Paulina Porizkova is the one with apparent ego problem.
After only one year and two cycles with America’s Next Top Model, the former supermodel has already been given the boot. Porizkova announced the news last night to talk show host Craig Ferguson. “Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles ... because I am looking for a job because I was fired by America’s Next Top Model on my birthday,” the 44-year-old revealed.
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Those caught up in last weekend’s reality show melee will get a chance to brave the crowds once again. Tyra Banks recently issued a statement to those who were unable to audition for America’s Next Top Model 13 in New York:
“To all the Top Model hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren’t seen, get an opportunity to audition – we’ll update you on our plans very soon. It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream. I am beyond excited for Cycle 13; for the first time ever, young women 5′7″ and under have a shot at becoming America’s Next Top Model! I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I’m rooting for all of you!”
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