Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Games, Kids, Prime Time, Reality, Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, FX, HBO, MTV, NBC, Showtime, The CW, America's Next Top Model, Nip/Tuck, Saturday Night Live, Survivor, The Hills
- I Want a Dog, Charlie Brown (ABC, 8pm): “Linus and Lucy’s little brother, Rerun, hangs with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert-dwelling Spike.” Was I the only one not aware of the What’s Happening!/Peanuts crossover episode?
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm): “Ted asks his doctor on a date and his friends try to discourage him from dating someone he sees regularly.” Relationships clearly work best when you never see them at all.
- Notes from the Underbelly (ABC, 9:30pm): “Lauren tries to convince her sister to move to LA so she can be nearby when the baby is born.” Lauren’s sister isn’t stupid. She knows what ‘be nearby’ means.
- The Hills (MTV, 10pm): Season finale. “Lauren gets an offer to go to Paris.” I really hope MTV doesn’t take their version of quality programming overseas (again). The French hate us already.
The Polar Express delighted families - and ABC - on a repeat-filled Friday night. The network won the evening’s viewers and demos.
- At 10.38 million, Deal or No Deal (2.4/8 in 18-49 demo) was the night’s largest draw.
- A repeat of The Polar Express* (10.33 million, 3.0/9) proved magical for ABC’s weekend.
- My Night at the Grammys (1.7/5) attracted 6.17 million.
- Friday Night Smackdown (1.3/4) pinned 4.64 million.
- The Next Great American Band (2.16 million, 0.9/3) was bested by the CBS music special.
- Friday Night Lights (1.7/5 in 18-49 demo) scored 5.66 million.
- A repeat of Don’t Forget the Lyrics* (4.88 million, 1.6/5) did better than its limp lead-in.
- 20/20 (7.29 million, 2.1/6) won a tight race for first place in the hour.
- About 7.25 million took a gamble with Las Vegas (2.0/6).
- Numb3rs* (7.19 million, 1.7/5) took a rare third place.
* denotes repeat
Read More | Programming Insider
Although CBS has typically had a strong Friday night lineup, last night’s balance of power shifted toward its 8pm hour.
- Ghost Whisperer (9.93 million, 2.9/10 in 18-49 age group) had the night’s largest audience and demos.
- Deal or No Deal (2.1/7) had 9.57 million fans playing along.
- Men in Trees (6.16 million, 1.5/6) was slightly up from last week.
- Friday Night Smackdown (4.5 million, 1.6/5) was basically even from last weekend.
- A shortened version of The Next Great American Band (2.69 million, 1.0/4) actually increased its audience.
- Women’s Murder Club (9.7 million. 2.0/6 in 18-49) was up just a tad from last Friday.
- Moonlight (7.96 million, 2.5/7) still had the hour’s strongest demos.
- Don’t Forget The Lyrics (6.3 million, 2.3/7) more than doubled its lead-in.
- Friday Night Lights (5.6 million, 1.9/5) basically tied last week’s score.
- Numb3rs (9.91 million, 2.8/9 in 18-49) was a close second to Ghost Whisperer.
- 20/20 (7.04 million, 1.9/6) and Las Vegas (7.04 million, 1.8/6) were even with each other.
Read More | The Programming Insider
A strong Women’s Murder Club couldn’t take down the CBS Three by itself.
- Deal or No Deal (9.3 million, 2.0/7 in 18-49 age group) had the hour’s largest audience.
- Ghost Whisperer (9.13 million, 2.5/9) was the demo’s biggest draw.
- Men in Trees (1.5/5) came in third with 5.8 million.
- Friday Night Smackdown (4.64 million, 1.4/5) was about even with last week.
- The Next Great American Band (2.31 million, 1.0/3) is slip, slidin’ away.
- Women’s Murder Club (9.47 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) gained about 500,000 from last week.
- Moonlight (7.57 million, 2.1/7) sucked up the hour’s best demos.
- Friday Night Lights (5.45 million, 1.8/5) saw a slight decline from one week ago.
- Numb3rs (9.24 million, 2.3/7 in 18-49 age group) easily won in both viewers and demos.
- Las Vegas (7.41 million, 2.1/6) was slightly down from last Friday.
- 20/20 was up almost 1 million from its performance last week.
Read More | Programming Insider
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**No new episode of Ellen today. She’s still recovering from all the doggy drama**
- Live With Regis and Kelly (ABC, syndicated): Jimmy Kimmel will be pulling double-duty this week as he fills in for Regis Philbin in NY and tapes his show in LA. (I’m guessing we’ll still be seeing him on Dancing With The Stars as well.) If we’re lucky, Guillermo will fill in for Gelman too.
- Prison Break (FOX, 8pm): The show returns tonight after being preempted by baseball last week. What? You don’t care either?
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): Many fans have been waiting for Kristen Bell’s debut tonight. Unfortunately, she’s one more new character I’ll have to ignore.
Although ABC’s Women’s Murder Club put up a good fight, CBS’s Numb3rs took back its Friday night crown.
- Deal or No Deal (2.0/7 in 18-49 age group) drew 9.32 million viewers, the largest number in the hour.
- Ghost Whisperer (8.9 million, 2.4/9) remained even with last week and had the better demo performance.
- 20/20 (6.8 million, 1.7/6) was up from last week.
- CW’s Friday Night Smackdown (1.4/5) pinned down 4.6 million fans.
- The Next Great American Band (3.6 million, 1.5/5) had no audience to play for.
- Women’s Murder Club (9.67 million, 2.0/6 in 18-49) was slightly down from last week but remained the most-watched show at 9pm.
- CBS’s Moonlight (7.8 million, 2.1/7) outdid ABC in the demos.
- Friday Night Lights (5.5 million, 1.9/6) had more spectators compared to last week.
- The numbers were in favor of Numb3rs (9.72 million, 2.7/9 in 18-49 demo); the show had the best audience and demos of the evening.
- Las Vegas (2.1/7) pulled in second that hour with 7.51 million viewers.
- Men in Trees (1.7/5) capped the hour at 6.42 million.
Read More | TV By The Numbers
Although it wasn’t the most watched network, ABC had the most watched show of the night: Women’s Murder Club.
- Deal or No Deal (10.2 million, 2.4/8 share in 18-49 demo) was the hour’s most watched show.
- Ghost Whisperer (8.8 million, 2.4/9) held steady from last week.
- FOX’s Major League Baseball game (2.3/8) attracted 7.46 million fans.
- In its new time slot, 20/20 (5.6 million, 1.6/6) pulled in fourth.
- ABC’s Women’s Murder Club (2.5/8 in 18-49) drew 10.8 million total viewers. The show also saw the network’s best demo performance in this hour since May 2006.
- Moonlight (7.3 million, 2.0/6) was down almost 1 million from last week.
- Friday Night Lights (5.42 million,1.7/5) was down 6.5 million from its debut.
- Up against a repeat of Pushing Daisies (4.3 million), Ghost Whisperer improved up on last week’s premiere and won the hour with 8.7 million viewers (2.4/8 in the 18-49 demo).
- With 8.3 million viewers, CBS’ Moonlight (2.2/7 in 18-49) was the hour’s winner.
- The critically-acclaimed Friday Night Lights (6.5 million, 2.2/7) gained 200,000 viewers from last season’s finale and tied in the key demos.
- A rerun of Private Practice drew 4.9 million; a second-showing of K-Ville saw 3.3 million.
Read More | Variety
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, NBC, Showtime, The CW, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, House, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, The Bachelor, The Office
- Chuck (NBC, 8pm): Series premiere
- Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8pm): Special 1.5 hour season premiere. Let’s start placing bets now!
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm): Mandy Moore guest-stars in the season premiere. Also, what will happen to Ted and Robin?
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm): Welcome the reunion of Roseanne’s Darlene and David.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): Season premiere
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): Season premiere. Rumor has it someone could be leaving the show very soon.
- Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm): Season premiere
- The Bachelor (ABC, 9:30pm): Special 1.5 hour premiere. Apparently Brad Womack has a twin brother. Am I the only one wondering if they traded places during the show?
- Journeyman (NBC, 10pm): Series premiere
- CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm): Season premiere
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Comedy, Drama, Games, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, Sports, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, Hell's Kitchen, America's Next Top Model, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, House, My Name Is Earl, Prison Break, Scrubs, Saturday Night Live, Survivor, The Bachelor, The Office, DVR
Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning. When will your favorite shows start? What days are they now on? Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve? Will you need to buy another TV???
Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come. We have compiled information from five different networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and CW) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.
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