Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

CBS’s strong Sunday stable of shows aired mostly repeats, but that was more than enough to take a fairly week Summer night in the Nielsen ratings. ‘60 Minutes‘ had the night’s biggest audience, followed by an all-new ‘Million Dollar Password‘ and an encore airing of ‘Cold Case.’ ‘Merlin‘ dropped for NBC in its second week, as did part two of the ABC disaster mini-series ‘Impact.’

What’s Not Hot: Virtuality

Maybe Fox knew something after all. The network burned off ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ guru Ron Moore’s two-hour pilot ‘Virtuality’ on Friday night, and the show pulled in just 1.5 million viewers. (As a barometer, the much maligned ‘Dollhouse‘ aired in the same timeslot on Fridays and pulled in double the audience on a regular basis.) Hopes were high for the project from the start, but Fox passed on ordering it to series, and instead aired it as a standalone “movie event.”

Monday Sizzlers:

  • Dance Your Ass Off: 10pm on Oxygen What’s one of the best ways to lose weight? If you said dancing, we have a winner! In this new weight loss competition series, the contestants shed pounds by getting their groove thing on.
  • The Bachelorette: 8pm ET on ABC Will this be the week Jillian finally finds out the truth about country music wannabe Wes? Jake returns to give her the straight dirt – but will she believe him?
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List: 10pm on Bravo Tonight Kathy gets tips from none other than Paris Hilton herself, on fame and how to deal with the paparazzi. Oh yeah, and they both don bikins together too…
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