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Premiere date set for the run of “The Sopranos” on A&E

A&E has set Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 PM for basic cable premiere date for the critic/fan, Emmy-winning HBO series. A&E will air back-to-back episodes every Wednesday at the same time and will run in broadcast order un-edited for time (though it will be edited for content, obviously).

“We are thrilled to be [...]

NBC unveils midseason schedule; a few changes, a few missing shows and a new reality series headline.

NBC today announced its mid-season schedule, which is highlighted by a two-hour reality block on Sundays (which will be taking the place of departing football) and “Friday Night Lights”, which will be moving to a new time slot; Wednesdays at 8:00 PM.

A few shows have been left off the line-up, those are “The Black Donnellys” and “Raines”. NBC, however has stated that both shows will join the schedule sometime in the spring of next year.

As I mentioned previously, one of the highlights of the shedule is NBCs new Sunday line-up which will be headlined by the new reality series “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” (it will feature competing contestants for a spot on the broadway production of “Grease”). Following ‘Grease’ will be the returing “The Apprentice” at 9:00 PM, followed by the returing “Crossing Jordan” at 10:00 PM.

The schedule also shows off what NBC had briefly made mention of a few weeks back; reality/news programs in the early evening with “Dateline NBC” having two airings during the week (Tuesdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 7:00 PM) and two hours of “Deal or No Deal” (Mondays at 8:00 PM and Wednesdays at 9:00 PM).

Following is the current midseason schedule (all times Eastern):

Continue reading NBC unveils midseason schedule; a few changes, a few missing shows and a new reality series headline.

Premiere of TBSs new late-night comedy “10 Items or Less” bows well

The premiere of “10 Items or Less” debuted to a solid 1.15 million total viewers as well as a strong 545,000 adults 18-34 viewers.

“10 Items or Less” is one of a few new series that TBS is introducing this year and next to give the network a stronger line-up of original programming.

Patriots/Bears matchup on FOX is the top-rated NFL telecast of the year

The Sunday, November 26th NFL presentation between the New England Patriots and the Chicago Bears (which seen the Patriots overcome the Bears 17-14), registered a 15.4/28 rating and share drawing slightly over 24 million viewers.

The game also gave wins for Fox in all key male demographics as well as the key adults 18-49 [...]

The CW sets debut and schedule for returning “Beauty and the Geek”

The third season of “Beauty and the Geek” will run for 8 episodes on The CW beginning Wednesday, January 3. The premiere will be a two-hour program from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The remaining 7 episodes will then continue to run every week on Wednesday at 8:00 PM, with repeat airings set for [...]

Judge Maria Lopez renewed

Sony Pictures Television has renewed its first-run court strip “Judge Maria Lopez” for a second season. It is currently cleared to run in about 91% of the nation.

The program has averaged a weak 0.9 rating in households, making the renewal a tad unexpected.

The highest rated program in the genre (court) is Paramount’s [...]

“The Nine” pulled from schedule

The freshman drama series, which had garnered a large amount of critical support, has been pulled from the schedule from ABC.

“The Nine” has averaged about 7.96 million viewers in its post “Lost” time slot, and in the key adults 18-49 demo a slim 3.3/9 rating.  Though its numbers are terrible, it was expected [...]

“Thank You for Smoking” to move to the small screen.

The independent hit film “Thank You for Smoking” will be made into a NBC sitcom.

The comedy series will focus on the same main character in the film (Nick Naylor, played by Aaron Eckhart).

The project is from the producer of the movie, David O. Sacks, and the pilot will be written and executive [...]

Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CBS comes away with the win in households and viewers but is a distant fourth in the key adults 18-49 demo, where FOX takes the crown. “NCIS” was the nights highest rated program in households and viewers, whereas “House” took the win in adults 18-49.

Continue reading Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, November 27, 2006

CBS takes top honors in households, but its NBC who comes away with the win in viewers and adults 18-49.  “CSI: Miami” was the top rated show in households, with “Deal or No Deal” being the most watched show of the eveing, while “Heroes” took top prize in adults 18-49.

Continue reading Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, November 27, 2006

Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 26, 2006

ABC takes the crown in households, viewers and adults 18-49 while the other main nets (CBS, NBC and FOX) fight it out for a very competitive second place. “Desperate Housewives” was the nights highest rated program in all categories.

Continue reading Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 26, 2006

Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, November 25, 2006

The presentation of the college football matchup between the Fighting Irish and the Trojans gives ABC a strong win on the night in households, viewers and adults 18-49.

Continue reading Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, November 25, 2006