The winter (season?) finale of Desperate Housewives left a big cliffhanger for fans and huge ratings for ABC. The network had another successful night with the viewers and demos.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (14.5 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) was just slightly down from last week.
- Sunday Night Football (4.9/11) averaged 12.6 million for the entire night.
- The Amazing Race (11.2 million, 3.4/8) was down about 1 million from last week.
- The BCS coverage on FOX (4.3/10) drew 10.8 million sports fans.
- Life is Wild (1.25 million, 0.4/1) barely factored in the equation.
- Approx. 20.6 million (7.7/17 in 18-49 demo) saw a a devastating tornado rip through Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane.
- CBS’ Pictures of Hollis Woods (2.2/5) entertained 11.4 million.
- A new episode of American Dad (5.67 million, 2.8/6) was down several million from last week.
- About 12.7 million guests watched the long-awaited wedding on Brothers & Sisters (4.8/12 in 18-49 demo).
(You can review last Sunday’s ratings here.)
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It’s not enough for Tom Brady to dominate the gridiron, he has to take the television spotlight too. Last night’s Patriots/Eagles game was a ratings victory for NBC.
- The Sunday Night Football game, which ran from 8:30-11:30 EST, was estimated to have 22.5 million viewers overall.
- Thanks to a lengthy football game, 60 Minutes (3.9/9) drew in 15.5 million at 8pm EST.
- Approximately 14.9 million watched the 100th episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.0/11).
- The Simpsons (9.03 million, 4.1/10) was down over 1 million from last week; King of the Hill lost about 700,000 thousand.
- Desperate Housewives (6.9/15 in 18-49 demo) brought in a healthy 18.5 million.
- The Amazing Race (12.2 million, 3.5/8) was about even with last Sunday.
- Family Guy (9.6 million, 4.7/10) lost about 900,000 while American Dad (8.42 million, 4.0/9) saw a slight increase.
- About 12.5 million saw Chevy Chase guest star on Brothers & Sisters (4.8/11 in 18-49 demo).
- Cold Case (12.3 million, 3.1/7) was down about 1.5 million from its previous performance.
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Last night’s football action helped FOX and NBC earn strong demo numbers; ABC was right there with them.
- A tight Sunday Night Football game (6.8/17 in 18-49 demo) averaged about 16.6 million viewers.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (15.1 million, 5.3/13) was up 2 million from last week.
- The Simpsons (5.1/13) rounded up 10.6 million; King of the Hill (3.7/9) brought in 7.7 million.
- The Amazing Race (10.5 million, 3.1/8) was down from last Sunday’s strong debut.
- Life is Wild (1.4 million, 0.4/1) actually saw a miniscule improvement.
- Desperate Housewives (18.5 million, 7.2/16 in 18-49 demo) remained steady from last week.
- Cold Case (12.9 million, 3.0/7) was down about 1 million from last Sunday.
- Family Guy (10.4 million, 5.4/12) was even while American Dad (7.9 million, 4.0/9) was up about 900,000 thousand.
- About 12.5 million saw Justin’s intervention on Brothers & Sisters (5.0/13 in 18-49).
- Shark (11.5 million, 2.6/7) was up about 1 million from last week.
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- NBC’s Sunday Night Football (6.3/16 in 18-49 demo) averaged 15.3 million viewers for the evening.
- Strong numbers from the earlier Colts/Patriots game helped The Amazing Race (13.8 million, 4.2/9) earn a strong season debut.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (13.07 million, 4.7/11) was slightly down from last week.
- The Simpsons ‘Treehouse of Horror’ special (5.7/13) scared up 11.7 million fans.
- Life is Wild (1.07 million, 0.4/1) remained dismally even.
- About 18.6 million saw Bree’s daughter give birth on Desperate Housewives (7.0/16 in 18-49 demo).
- Cold Case (13.7 million, 3.4/8) saw an improvement from last week.
- Both half hours of Family Guy (5.4/12) raked in about 10.5 million viewers.
- American Dad (3.6/8) rounded off the hour with 7.08 million.
- Brothers & Sisters (12.1, 4.5/13 in 18-49 demo) was down about 500,000 from last week.
- Shark (10.6 million, 2.3/8) did about the same.
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Despite a great turnout from ABC’s lineup, a heavily-watched Cowboys/Patriots game kicked off a winning night for CBS.
- The late-running football game scored 26.4 million viewers (9.3 rating/27 share in 18-49) for CBS in the 7pm hour.
- America’s Funniest Home Videos (7.7 million, 2.1/6) didn’t really stand a chance.
- CW Now and Online Nation were mere blips on the screen.
- 60 Minutes (17.4 million, 4.2/11 in 18-49) benefitted from it’s strong sports lead-in.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (12.2 million, 4.3/11) slightly beat the news program in the demos.
- Between 8-11pm EST, NBC’s Sunday Night Football (9.2 million, 3.9/10) had a dramatic drop from last week.
- CW’s Life is Wild (1 million, 0.3/1) barely factored in the equation losing another 600,000 viewers.
- Desperate Housewives (18.5 million, 7.3/17 in 18-49) won the hour in both numbers and demos.
- Cold Case (3.5/8 in demo) came in second with 14.7 million viewers.
- A repeat of Family Guy (7.1 million, 3.5/8) rounded off the hour.
- Up 500,000 viewers, Brothers & Sisters (4.8/13 in 18-49) took a victory in in both key categories.
- Shark (12 million, 2.9/7) was also up this week.
The gridiron matchup on NBC was an exciting game for the viewers and a ratings win for the network.
- The Bears/Packers battle on Sunday Night Football game drew 18.4 million viewers and a 7.7 rating/19 share in the 18-49 group.
- With 11.7 million viewers, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was 2nd in the hour (4.1/10 in 18-49).
- The Simpsons rounded up 7.7 million (3.6/10 in demo).
- The CW’s debut of Life is Wild attracted a mere 1.6 million (0.4/1 in demo).
- Desperate Housewives (17.4 million viewers, 6.6/16 in 18-49) was the best non-sports event of the evening.
- Cold Case (12.8 million, 2.9/7) lost 700,000 viewer from last week.
- Family Guy (8.4 million, 4.0/9 in 18-49) bested CBS in the key demo.
- Brothers & Sisters (12.2 million, 4.5/12 in 18-49) placed second behind football.
- Shark came in third with 11.2 million viewers (2.5/6 in demo), down 230,000 from last week.
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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.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Comedy, Daytime, Games, Kids, Music, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, Specials, Sports, Talk Shows, ABC, Bravo, Cable, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, Syndication, Oprah Winfrey Show
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