Ratings Report Card: CMA’s Make Sweet Music This Week

Finally, with baseball out of the way, and key shows like ‘House’ back on the schedule, order was restored last week. The usually dominant were dominant as usual, with ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘NCIS’ and ‘House’ all finishing atop the ratings. Meanwhile, ABC saw its miniseries-remake sensation ‘V’ cool down considerably in week two, but any grief […]

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Weekly Ratings Report: The Good, The Bad & ‘Eastwick’

Ratings-wise, it was a wacky week, with the combined forces of the NFL regular season and Major League Baseball playoffs wreaking havoc on network schedules. Indeed, the pitching was tough to hit for regularly scheduled programs, with baseball in particular dominating the audience that determines success or failure for TV shows, 18-49-year-olds, on Sunday, Tuesday […]

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Ratings Report Card: Week in Review

Hitting its full creative stride in its third season, CBS The Big Bang Theory has suddenly become one of TV’s hottest shows. And House has found the fountain of ratings youth in its sixth season a point at which many dramas think about hanging up their stethoscope. Meanwhile, a host of new hour-longs, including Trauma, […]

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Ratings Report Card: The Week

We just finished up the third week of the new fall season. The kids are in school, its starting to get dark way too early, and its getting way too cold to go outside at night. As TV executives like to say, were now officially in pattern, focused in on their prime-time schedules that now […]

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Ratings Report Card: Thursday Night

With most of the new shows having premiered, and the fall season starting to settle into a groove, ABC once again dominated Thursday night with three consecutive hours of drama, starting with rookie ‘FlashForward,’ winding through ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and closing with ‘The Practice.’ Here’s a look at how the networks graded out on TV’s most […]

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Ratings Report Card: Wednesday Night

It wasn’t the kind of auspicious comedy debut ABC enjoyed last week with ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Cougar Town,’ but the Alphabet network succeeded in winning the 8 o’clock hour Wednesday with two more new laffers, the Kelsey Grammer-starrer ‘Hank’ and ‘The Middle’ featuring Patricia Heaton. Both launches combined to beat CBS’ more established “divorce-o-rama”-themed 8 […]

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