October Road, the show that made a brief appearance last March, will be returning to ABC next month. The show stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett, a famous author who returns to his home town after 10 years away. (I tell you this because chances are you didn’t watch it either.) Laura Prepon (That 70’s Show) plays Nick’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his possible child.
October will make a one-stint appearance Thursday, Nov. 22nd @ 10pm. It will then slide into its regular time slot starting Monday, Nov. 26th @ 10pm (presumably after The Bachelor is wrapped up).
I hate to say the series won’t last more than another six episodes—but I’ll go and ahead and do just that. The last time a show made a one-time Thursday appearance, it quickly disappeared days later. (If you haven’t guessed, I was referring to Viva Laughlin.) And has anyone else noticed that October is premiering on Thanksgiving?? My bet’s on four new episodes…tops.
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Thanks to a baseball-less Monday on FOX (and a startling collapse on Dancing With the Stars), ABC easily took last night’s win.
- Dancing With the Stars (5.3/13 in 18-49 demo) drew 21.1 million viewers, up from 19.3 last Monday.
- How I Met Your Mother (8.6 million, 3.4/9) was up about 650,000 from last week; Big Bang Theory was up 550,000.
- Prison Break (7.4 million, 3.0/8) was about even with its last performance.
- Chuck (7.1 million, 2.8/7) lost approximately 1 million fans.
- In its second week, Samantha Who? (14.3 million, 4.6/10 in 18-49) remained strong compared to last week’s debut.
- Both Two and a Half Men (13.7 million, 4.8/11) and Rules of Engagement (10.8 million, 3.9/9) scored larger audiences than that NBC show.
- Heroes (10.7 million, 4.9/11), down another 560,000, barely eked out the hour’s largest demo (not including Dancing).
- K-Ville (6.1 million, 2.0/5) remained about even.
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Monday’s competition saw the introduction of a new show (Samantha Who?) and the sports-related interruption of a few others (Prison Break, K-Ville). By night’s end, it was a one-two finish for ABC and CBS.
- With 19.3 million viewers, Dancing With the Stars (4.6 rating/11 share in 18-49) took the 8pm hour.
- Chuck (8.2 million, 3.2/8) had a huge gain from last week in the demo market.
- How I Met Your Mother (8 million, 3.1/9) remained fairly steady as did Big Bang Theory (8.2 million, 3.2/8).
- FOX’s Indians/Red Sox game 3.0/7) averaged 9.9 million viewers.
- Samantha Who? (14.3 million, 4.4/10 in 18-49) kept a large part of the DWTS audience.
- Heroes (11.3 million, 5.1/12) had the highest demos of the whole evening.
- Both Two and a Half Men (13.8 million, 4.8/11) and Rules of Engagement (11 million, 4.0/9) saw improvements in the 18-49 age group.
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It’s unclear how some of these programs would have fared without stiff competition from Monday Night Football and the Yankees/Indians game. Regardless, it’s not surprising that to report that ABC easily danced away with another ratings victory (followed by CBS, NBC, FOX and CW).
- The 1.5 hour Dancing with the Stars (4.9 rating/12 share in demo) ruled with 19.3 million viewers.
- NBC’s Chuck (2.6/7 share) was down 13% with 7.1 million.
- Prison Break (7.2 million, 3.0/8) pulled up third.
- How I Met Your Mother (8 million, 3.2/9) gained 150,000 viewers while Big Bang Theory (8.4 million, 3.4/8) lost 200,000.
- Everybody Hates Chris (2.6 million, 1.1/3) was up slightly while Aliens in America (2.1 million, 0.8/2) dropped 230,000 from its premiere.
- Heroes (10.7 million, 5.0/11) was down 24% from its premiere but still pulled the hour’s win in the 18-49 age group.
- CBS’s Two and a Half Men (13 million, 4.4/10) lost 400,000 fans; Rules of Engagement (10.7 million, 3.8/9) gained 200,000.
- K-Ville (5.4 million, 2.0/5) remained steady with last week.
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This weekend’s ABC premieres made it clear audiences prefer their dramas soapy on Sunday nights.
- Although Desperate Housewives (19.3 million viewers, 7.4/17 share in 18-49 demo) and Brothers & Sisters (13.3 million, 5.1/13) were both down from last year’s premieres (23% and 15% respectively), both shows earned their best numbers since Nov. 26th.
- Cold Case (13.5 million, 3.4/8) and Shark (11.4 million, 2.7/7) did improve upon last week’s premieres, though Shark’s numbers were lower compared to last year’s time slot holder (Without a Trace).
- The Simpsons (8.4 million, 4.2/11), King of the Hill (7.2 million, 3.5/9) and Family Guy (7.9 million, 4.2/10) all underperformed their numbers from last Sunday.
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- 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
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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.
ABC has announced the newest Bachelor, the eleventh hunk to hand out roses. Born in Atlanta and raised in Texas, dark-haired Brad Womack is an entrepreneur – a blue-collar hunk on a show that has heretofore featured much more pedigreed studs. Thirty-four years old, Womack left Texas State University to work in oil fields around Texas, Louisiana, California, and North Dakota. He learned bartending and started to save money, with his brothers, to open his own bar at the age of twenty-eight. Today, Womack owns four bars in the Texas area. But evidently, he hasn’t been so lucky in love. Enter reality TV opportunities.
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Though he’s probably more famously known as Mr. Ripa, plenty of fans will still recognize Mark Consuelos from ABC’s All My Children. The former daytime star will be in the spotlight as the host NBC’s new reality dating drama, Age of Love. Though the concept sounds frighteningly similar to the bevy of other love-related shows out there, Age of Love puts at least one twist on an age-old reality setup. Imagine one 30-year-old hunk (Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis) and a group of women all vying for his affection. Now imagine that the women are separated into two distinct categories: 20-somethings and 40-somethings. Now, that might be something.
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Well, although it’s not yet an official announcement, there is buzz on the Internet that another season of The Bachelor is in the works. It’s 10th season. And no, that’s not a typo. I can’t even believe that some dude has been handing out roses for 10 seasons. Daily Variety is reporting that the 10th installment of the show may air in late spring. The current Bachelor, which takes place in Rome, has not been as big of a draw for viewers as The Bachelor: Paris (which aired in the spring). The drop in ratings is likely a result of scheduling—The Bachelor airs opposite Heroes on NBC. The Rome edition ranks second for its time, and averages 8.06 million viewers each week. The two-hour season finale of The Bachelor: Rome will air on November 27th at 9:00 p.m.
ABC is expected to make an announcement about the renewal next week.
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