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Thursday, June 30, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, June 30

Sorry for the delayed posts - Blogspot was down for awhile last night! Check back either later today or tomorrow for a review of Love in the Wild! Thursday is a pretty normal night with ABC all new including week two of Expedition: Impossible. Also new is NBC's Love Bites and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. All in all not much to talk about.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Expedition: Impossible
10:00 Rookie Blue #15 "Might Have Been"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #57 "The Precious Fragmentation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #63 "Singing and Dancing" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI #231 "Pool Shark" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #60 "Blood for Blood" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Community #35 "The Mixology Certification" (REPEAT)
8:30 30 Rock #90 "Christmas Attack Zone" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #139 "Ultimatum" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #35 "Media Blitz" (REPEAT)
10:00 Love Bites #5 "Stand and Deliver"


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
9:00 Glee #37 "Sexy" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 6/28/11

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Combat Hospital
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 12.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.7 million, 18-49 demo: 4.4 

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 

There were several new shows on Tuesday night and not surprisingly NBC was on top. America's Got Talent was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. The Voice's final performance night was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It's somewhat surprising it didn't go up more but it was still the top demo draw by a mile. Elsewhere, ABC was all new. Wipeout was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo but it is not nearly as strong as it was last summer, perhaps from overexposure. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo from last week's premiere which is a great hold from its debut. Combat Hospital was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, not displaying as good a hold for it second week. FOX's MasterChef was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo from last Tuesday's episode.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 29

Wednesday night has the season finale of The Voice which has had a very successful first season and should be the top draw on Wednesday. NBC follows that with America's Got Talent and the series premiere of the heavily promoted reality show Love in the Wild which should probably get a good sampling. Elsewhere, ABC's five part summer series Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief begins, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance, and CBS's CSI makes a summer move to its new fall timeslot after over a decade in the Thursday 9PM slot. All in all, a decent amount of things to watch on a summer night. 

ABC
8:00 The Middle #42 "Spring Cleaning" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Middle #46 "The Prom" (REPEAT) 
9:00 Modern Family #34 "Dance Dance Revelation" (REPEAT)
9:30 Happy Endings #2 "The Quicksand Girlfriend" (REPEAT)
10:00 Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #134 "Hanley Waters" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #239 "418/427" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 The Voice (Season Finale)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Love in the Wild (SERIES PREMIERE)


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/27/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1


NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Law & Order: LA
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

ABC perked up on Monday night as its unscripted combo showed growth this week for the first time in awhile. The Bachelorette was up five tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. The viewer total was a season high. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo as it has been a solid summer performer and may earn a second summer with these numbers. NBC's Law & Order: LA was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its penultimate episode while FOX's MasterChef was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo from last week.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, June 28

The big draw for Tuesday night should be NBC and particularly the final performance night for The Voice, which should easily take the demo crown. Week two of ABC's new shows will probably drop from their premieres but it doesn't matter too much since they are summer shows. FOX's MasterChef should be around normal levels.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
10:00 Combat Hospital #2 "Enemy Within"

CBS
8:00 NCIS #185 "Swan Song" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #37 "Archangel" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Good Wife #40 "Ham Sandwich" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Voice

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
9:00 Raising Hope #10 "Burt Rocks" (REPEAT)
9:30 Raising Hope #6 "Family Secrets" (REPEAT)  

RATINGS RECAP: 6/26/11

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 
8:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 CSI: Miami (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 The Marriage Ref
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

There wasn't much new at all on a sleepy Sunday night. Aside from newsmagazines, the only ratings to really report were for the season premiere of The Marriage Ref and it wasn't much. While the rating wasn't horrible, it didn't do anything to deserve a third season once this summer is done. There was news today of a lawsuit involving the show but that's unlikely to make it more relevant. NBC will give it this summer run and that will likely be it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 27

It's the same as usual on Monday night with new episodes of reality shows on NBC, Law & Order shows on NBC, and MasterChef on FOX. Another boring summer night for broadcast TV.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #130 "A Change of Heart" (REPEAT)
8:30 How I Met Your Mother #117 "Architect of Destruction" (REPEAT)
9:00 Two and a Half Men #166 "The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #17 "Joyce & Vince and Peaches & Herb" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #19 "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent #191 "The Last Street in Manhattan"
10:00 Law & Order: LA #21 "Van Nuys"

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (REPEAT)
9:00 MasterChef

RATINGS RECAP: 6/25/11

ABC
8:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Expedition: Impossible (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Rookie Blue (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 Chaos
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Chaos
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Law & Order: LA (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers; 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

RATINGS RECAP: 6/24/11

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0


CBS
8:00 Flashpoint (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 House (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 


As usual there wasn't much to report on Friday night. The series finale of the cancelled Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution went out with a whimper as it was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo but very very low. 20/20 was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Friday Night Lights was down three tenths in viewers and the demo while Dateline NBC, though down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo, was the demo champ of the might at a mere 1.2.

Friday, June 24, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/23/11

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Expedition: Impossible
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

NBC
8:00 Community (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 30 Rock (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Love Bites
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

ABC was all new on Thursday night with its new summer lineup. The official summer premiere of Wipeout was solid in the 8pm hour but below last year's premiere as ABC has really overexposed this show with the winter and spring editions, probably somewhat blunting its summer power. At 9pm, the series premiere of the heavily promoted Expedition: Impossible got off to a solid start, holding pretty much all of Wipeout's audience. At 10pm, the season premiere of Rookie Blue was ok for a scripted drama but below last year's series premiere numbers of 7.2 million viewers and a 1.9 demo.  Elsewhere, NBC's Love Bites was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo as it continues to sink lower. FOX's So You Think You Can Dance was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo as it continues to sink lower and had new competition from Wipeout.

PILOT REVIEW: Expedition: Impossible

EXPEDITION: IMPOSSIBLE









Hosted by Dave Salmoni
Created by Mark Burnett, Directed by Mike Murray

Expedition: Impossible is a new reality competition on ABC from reality guru Mark Burnett and it is basically The Amazing Race but with teams of three confined to one country. It has the feel of a knockoff and it's not as entertaining as the comparable show but it's decent enough for summer filler. The show starts with 13 teams of three and there are of course the many "storylines" to follow - the city girls, the country boys, the team with the blind man, the gay guy team, the team with the old man, etc. As usual some of these teams are entertaining while others are just plain annoying.

This edition of Expedition: Impossible takes place in Morocco which of course includes the sweltering desert and camel rides. While this is certainly a challenging expedition, there just wasn't enough excitement or drama in this show. They tried to hype the drama of the losing team and they tried to get the viewers to attach emotionally to a few teams but the whole show felt like a bore. It was just hard to stay interested for the whole hour, much less the entire summer. This show is probably just for those who really miss The Amazing Race during the summer. It's nothing special.

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25, & Sunday, June 26

Check back later on Friday for a review of Expedition: Impossible!

FRIDAY
Not much to report on Friday - the series finale of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution as the show has been cancelled - plus new episodes of Friday Night Lights and of course 20/20 and Dateline NBC.

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (SERIES FINALE)
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint #32 "Unconditional Love" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI: NY #152 "Holding Cell" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #16 "Age of Innocence" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights #73 "Don't Go"
9:00 Dateline NBC


FOX
8:00 Bones #116 "The Body in the Bag" (REPEAT)
9:00 House #145 "Two Stories" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY


ABC
8:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (REPEAT)
9:00 Expedition: Impossible (REPEAT)
10:00 Rookie Blue #14 "Butterflies" (REPEAT)


CBS
8:00 Chaos #9 "Defending Sophia"
9:00 Chaos #10 "Glory Days"
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent #189 "The Consoler" (REPEAT)
10:00 Law & Order: LA #20 "El Sereno" (REPEAT)


FOX
8:00 Cops (REPEAT)
8:30 Cops (REPEAT)
9:00 Cops (REPEAT)
9:30 Cops (REPEAT)


SUNDAY
There is barely anything of note on Sunday night except for the season premiere of The Marriage Ref on NBC which was originally scheduled for March but pushed back. It had a good start but faded quickly last season so don't expect much this time around.


ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (REPEAT)
9:00 Castle #49 "The Final Nail" (REPEAT)
10:00 Body of Proof #2 "Letting Go" (REPEAT)


CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Hawaii Five-0 #21 "Ho'opa'i" (REPEAT)
9:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Miami #202 "F-T-F" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 The Marriage Ref (Season Premiere)


FOX
7:00 American Dad! #108 "You Debt Your Life" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #6 "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #468 "Treehouse of Horror XXI" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Cleveland Show #30 "Beer Walk!" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #159 "The Hand that Rocks the Wheelchair" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #97 "100 AD" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/22/11

ABC
8:00 President Obama Address
N/A
8:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Happy Endings (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Primetime Nightline
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 President Obama Address
N/A
8:30 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 President Obama Address
N/A
8:16 The Voice
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
9:16 America's Got Talent 
Viewers: 13.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.9
10:16 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 10.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9

FOX
8:00 President Obama Address
N/A
8:16 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

All networks started the night off with the address from President Obama. Some joined repeats in progress on the east coast while others started new episodes when the speech ended. NBC's results edition of The Voice was down from performance night numbers but America's Got Talent was up two tenths in the demo despite being down 1.8 million viewers from its last Wednesday's edition two weeks ago. FOX had So You Think You Can Dance which was down 1.1 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. The only other new show was a Primetime Nightline special on ABC which didn't do much.

PILOT REVIEW: Combat Hospital

COMBAT HOSPITAL











Starring: Michelle Borth, Luke Mably, Terry Chen, Arnold Pinnock, Hamza Jeetooa, Gord Rand, Ellen Wong, Anne Bedian, Karan Oberoi, Dwain Murphy, Trenna Keating, with Deborah Kara Unger, and Elias Koteas

Created by Jinder Oujla-Chambers, Douglas Steinberg, and Daniel Petrie Jr.
Written by Jinder Oujla-Chambers, Douglas Steinberg, and Daniel Petrie Jr., Directed by Iain B. MacDonald

Combat Hospital is a new summer scripted medical drama on ABC that is a cheap option for them since it is made in Canada and simulcast there. It centers on a group of military doctors at a hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2006. In many ways it hearkens back to M*A*S*H as it has some banter mixed in with the horrors of war. However, this show is more serious than M*A*S*H and not as good, though it really isn't bad for a summer drama.

The main characters who arrive on the base in the pilot - Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth) and Bobby Trang (Terry Chen) - are both very likable but there wasn't much to them yet, particularly Trang. Still they make for good protagonists. The supporting cast was solid too. The show occasionally veered into unnecessary banter but as far as medical shows go, this one wasn't too bad in that department. What really helps this show is the setting. Unlike the dreadful Off the Map, this isn't just Grey's Anatomy set in an exotic location. This show explores the horrors of war as the doctors and nurses never know when the next batch of wounded warriors will come in. This would be a decent show for the season, much less the summer. It's nice to have some solid scripted programming in the sea of repeats and cheap reality on network TV.

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, June 23

I didn't get to a review of Combat Hospital tonight but I will try to get to it soon! ABC has the series premiere of Expedition Impossible and the season premiere of Rookie Blue which performed decently last summer and earned a second season. Other than that, NBC has a new Love Bites and FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Expedition Impossible (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Rookie Blue #14 "Butterflies" (Season Premiere)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #72 "The Boyfriend Complexity" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #62 "Uh-Oh It's Magic" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI #238 "Wild Life" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #58 "Bloodhounds" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Community #33 "Cooperative Calligraphy" (REPEAT)
8:30 30 Rock #88 "College" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #135 "WUPHF.com" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #34 "Ron & Tammy: Part Two" (REPEAT)
10:00 Love Bites #4 "Sky High" 


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
9:00 Glee #36 "Blame it on the Alcohol" (REPEAT)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/21/11

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Combat Hospital
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.1 million, 18-49 demo: 4.4

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

ABC premiered its new summer lineup on Thursday night and saw decent but not spectacular results. A Wipeout summer sneak peek didn't do much but new game show 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show built on Wipeout in viewers and the demo as it was off to a solid start. But will people keep coming back for a show like that? At 10pm, new scripted drama Combat Hospital premiered to total viewers but dropped a lot in the demo. Of course it's a summer scripted show so there's not much hope for it anyway. NBC had its powerful competition combo. America's Got Talent was down six tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo while The Voice was down two tenths in viewers and the demo in advance of next week's finale which is surprising but it was still easily the demo winner on the night. FOX's MasterChef was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 22

Check back later today for a review of ABC's Combat Hospital! Also please note that President Obama will be speaking which will delay the starts of some shows or repeats will be joined in progress in some time zones. Luckily in the summer, it doesn't matter. Wednesday has a Primetime special and Happy Endings moving into its new fall timeslot on ABC, repeats on CBS, the results of NBC's The Voice that will set up the finale as well as two hours of America's Got Talent, and So You Think You Can Dance on FOX.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #43 "The Legacy" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Middle #44 "Back to Summer" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #33 "Mother Tucker" (REPEAT)
9:30 Happy Endings #7 "Dave of the Dead" (REPEAT)
10:00 Primetime Nightline: The Casey Anthony Story (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #132 "Lauren" Part 2 (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #4 "Officer Down" (REPEAT) 

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 

PILOT REVIEW: 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show

101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW











Directed by J. Rupert Thompson
Hosted by Jeff Sutphen

I knew going in that 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show would be nothing more than mindless summer unscripted programming which is commonplace on broadcast TV these days. However, I choose to review each new show because you never know when the next big hit will come - remember Survivor and American Idol started as quiet summer shows.

But this show is not going to be that. It's utterly stupid. In fact, it's one of the stupidest summer shows I've come across in a long time and that's saying something. I don't know where to begin to criticize this show but I'll start with the premise. It's not a horrible idea on paper but it just didn't pan out. It wants to be in the vein of Wipeout because of its outrageousness but it's not nearly as entertaining. We all know that these death-defying stunts will turn out fine so there's not much fun in watching them. And did we really need to see each exit three times? Plus we've seen everything on TV already on one show or another and some of these stunts seemed quite lame. The questions weren't very interesting either.

But this show could have been saved to an extent with a likable host and/or contestants. This show accomplished neither. Host Jeff Sutphen is incredibly annoying. He's snarky and tries so hard to be funny that it's almost hard to watch. And the contestants are even worse. They are so heavily coached that they don't even seem like real people. So much time is spent on banter with contestants who leave in the blink of an eye. It seems like this show took all the bad cliches about reality/game shows and made them worse. It's not mindless summer fun at all, it's really bad and stupid. Don't waste your time like I wasted mine.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/20/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Law & Order: LA
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

There was the usual new shows on Monday night with ABC's unscripted combo on top. The Bachelorette was down a tenth in viewers and the demo while Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo with last week. NBC had Law & Order: Criminal Intent was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its last new NBC airing. Law & Order: LA was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo from its last airing two weeks ago. FOX's MasterChef went up again in its third week as it was up a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo. This show is moving back to where it was last summer as the switch back to 9pm appears to have helped.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, June 21

Finally we get some new summer premieres on Tuesday night courtesy of ABC's 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show and the scripted drama Combat Hospital. Coupled with the summer premiere of Wipeout, these shows should be better than repeats for ABC but they will be no match for NBC's power duo of America's Got Talent and The Voice. FOX's MasterChef could be down against Talent and Wipeout.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Combat Hospital #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #184 "Baltimore" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #36 "Overwatch" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Good Wife #39 "Great Firewall" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Voice

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
9:00 Raising Hope #16 "The Cultish Personality" (REPEAT)
9:30 Raising Hope #11 "Toy Story" (REPEAT)

Monday, June 20, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/19/11

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
7:00 US Open Finals
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
7:30 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Miss USA Pageant
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

There weren't new shows on Sunday night but there was a showdown between the Miss USA Pageant on NBC and the Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS with NBC being the clear victor. The Miss USA Pageant had its best performance in years while the increasingly obsolete Daytime Emmy Awards was down from last week with a pitiful 0.8 demo. Will a network even carry these awards next year?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 20

There's nothing different from usual for Monday's lineup with the new shows being The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition on ABC, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: LA on NBC, and MasterChef on FOX. Expect similar numbers across the board.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #129 "Garbage Island" (REPEAT)
8:30 How I Met Your Mother #116 "Subway Wars" (REPEAT)
9:00 Two and a Half Men #165 "Hookers, Hookers, Hookers" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #16 "First Valentine's Day" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #18 "Loa Aloha" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent #190 "Boots on the Ground"
10:00 Law & Order: LA #20 "El Sereno"

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (REPEAT)
9:00 MasterChef

RATINGS RECAP: 6/18/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 Chaos
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Law & Order: LA (repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

FOX
8:00 Cops
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 America's Most Wanted
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/17/11

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 House (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

As usual, Friday had a few original episodes sprinkled in but they are mostly burnoffs. ABC's Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week while 20/20 was down a big 1.3 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. The season finale of Flashpoint was down a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo. While a fourth season is starting in July in Canada, it remains to be seen if CBS will keep airing it. NBC's Friday Night Lights was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo with its last airing two weeks ago while Dateline NBC was up 1.2 million viewers and three tenths in the demo, winning the night in the demo and easily beating ABC's 20/20.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/16/11

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Rookie Blue (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

NBC
8:00 Community (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 30 Rock (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Love Bites
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

There was not much to report on Thursday night as just two shows across the four networks were new. The results edition of So You Think You Can Dance was down six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's two hour non-results edition. Still, the 2.1 demo was easily tops of the night. The only other new show was NBC's burnoff Love Bites which was down a tenth in viewers even in the demo from last week.

Friday, June 17, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, & Sunday, June 19

FRIDAY
The usual for summer are new on Friday night - Jamie Oliver, Friday Night Lights, and the season finale of Flashpoint which probably won't be back for another summer. Expect a night of very low ratings and lower demos.

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint #44 "Fault Lines" (Season Finale)
9:00 CSI: NY #151 "To What End?" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #15 "Dedication" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights #72 "Gut Check" 
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Bones #117 "The Bullet in the Brain" (REPEAT)
9:00 House #144 "You Must Remember This" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette (REPEAT)
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 Chaos #8 "Core Fortitude"
9:00 NCIS #133 "Dead Reckoning" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent #188 "Respito" (REPEAT)
10:00 Law & Order: LA #19 "Carthay Circle" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Cops
9:00 America's Most Wanted

SUNDAY
Sunday has competing specials on CBS and NBC - the Daytime Emmys on CBS which are past their prime as Daytime TV isn't the force it once was and the Miss USA Pageant on NBC. CBS may claim total viewers while NBC might nab the demo.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (REPEAT)
9:00 Castle #55 "The Dead Pool" (REPEAT)
10:00 Body of Proof #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (SPECIAL)
10:00 The Good Wife #36 "Real Deal" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 60th Annual Miss USA Pageant (SPECIAL)

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #107 "A Pinata Named Desire" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #5 "Hamburger Dinner Theater" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #469 "Lisa Simpson, This is Your Life" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Cleveland Show #28 "Another Bad Thanksgiving" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #158 "German Guy" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #112 "Jenny Fromdabloc" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/15/11

ABC
 8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 ABC News Special
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6


CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2


NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 7
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6


There wasn't much new on Wednesday night. NBC won the evening with Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After lackluster ratings for the final series, Game 7 ended up being quite strong showing that maybe there is still an audience for the NHL. FOX had a new So You Think You Can Dance which was up a tenth in viewers but down two tenths in the demo. The only other new show was a news special on ABC which was above last week's news special about Reality TV.

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, June 16

Thursday is another very quiet summer night. In fact the only two new shows are So You Think You Can Dance which should dominate, and Love Bites which should be very low as usual.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (REPEAT)
9:00 Wipeout (REPEAT)
10:00 Rookie Blue #10 "Big Nickel" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #69 "The Irish Pub Formulation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #61 "The Home Stretch" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI #236 "Bump and Grind" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #57 "Bloodsport" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Community #32 "Aerodynamics of Gender" (REPEAT)
8:30 30 Rock #86 "Gentleman's Intermission" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #133 "Christening" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #33 "Time Capsule" (REPEAT)
10:00 Love Bites #3 "Keep On Truckin'"

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
9:00 Glee #35 "Comeback" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 6/14/11

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.5
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 4.6

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

There were not many new shows on Tuesday night. NBC easily led the night with its powerful summer competition combo. At 8pm, America's Got Talent was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week while The Voice was dead even with last week and remained an incredibly young skew. FOX's MasterChef was the only other new show on the night which was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo from last week's premiere. In other news, ABC collapsed with reruns instead of what would have been a dominating Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 15

Wednesday doesn't have much - it should come down to a battle between FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and NBC's Stanley Cup Finals. FOX will probably get the edge here. The only other new show is a special on ABC which will probably be quite low.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #36 "The Big Chill" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Middle #37 "Super Sunday" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #44 "Someone to Watch Over Lily" (REPEAT)
9:30 Modern Family #45 "Mother's Day" (REPEAT)
10:00 ABC News Special: Caught in the Act (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #131 "Valhalla" Part 1 (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #3 "Privilege" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals: Boston at Vancouver Game 7


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/13/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0 

ABC remained competitive on Monday night. The Bachelorette was down two tenths in viewers and the demo while Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition was up two tenths in viewers but down the same in the demo. Still, these shows remains a formidable Monday performer for the summer. NBC got its best performance yet from the Stanley Cup Finals and that will likely go up for Game 7 on Wednesday. FOX saw an improvement from MasterChef as the new episode was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's premiere at 8pm. So far, FOX is looking smart for moving the show back to 9pm.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, June 14

Not much to report for Tuesday night. NBC will dominate with its combo of America's Got Talent and The Voice which could be up from last week. The only other new show is FOX's MasterChef which shouldn't do too much.

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (REPEAT)
9:00 Body of Proof #8 "Buried Secrets" (REPEAT)
10:00 Body of Proof #7 "All in the Family" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #182 "Two-Faced" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #35 "Disorder" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Good Wife #32 "Nine Hours" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Voice

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
9:00 Raising Hope #14 "What's Up, Cuz?" (REPEAT)
9:30 Raising Hope (REPEAT)

Monday, June 13, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/12/11

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
7:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

8:00 NBA Finals Game 6
Viewers: 23.9 million, 18-49 demo: 9.7

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 65th Annual Tony Awards
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

ABC was on top obviously on Sunday night as the Dallas Mavericks claimed the NBA title over the Miami Heat (and the cities of Dallas AND Cleveland rejoiced). It was up nicely from recent games but below last year's final. CBS's Tony Awards telecast was up slightly from last year but it's never a huge ratings draw. It was led into by 60 Minutes which was down a bit from last week's repeat. Everything on NBC and FOX was in repeats but most managed to beat the Tonys in the demo.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 13

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There is new programming on three of the four major networks on Monday night. ABC should come out on top with its reality combo of The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. NBC should do alright in the demo but not much in viewers for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and FOX is moving the new MasterChef back an hour after a low debut last week while leading in with a repeat.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #128 "Desperation Day" (REPEAT)
8:30 How I Met Your Mother #115 "Unfinished" (REPEAT)
9:00 Two and a Half Men #164 "A Pudding-Filled Cactus" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #15 "Jim Won't Eat" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #16 "E Malama" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals: Vancouver at Boston Game 6

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (REPEAT)
9:00 MasterChef

Sunday, June 12, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/11/11

ABC
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Chaos
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Movie: Field of Vision
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Law & Order: LA (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Cops
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 America's Most Wanted
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

Saturday, June 11, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/10/11

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Lie to Me (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

There wasn't much to report on Friday night in the ratings. ABC had a new Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution which was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. 20/20 followed and was up 1.3 million viewers and a tenth in the demo. CBS had Flashpoint which was down nine tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. NBC had Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals which did not have many total viewers but was dominant in the demo... with a 1.6. Friday nights in the summer are pretty pathetic ratings-wise. The viewer total champ was a repeat of Blue Bloods at 6.6 million viewers.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/9/11

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 NBA Finals Game 5
Viewers: 18.3 million, 18-49 demo: 7.4

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Community (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:30 30 Rock (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Love Bites
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5


ABC dominated on Thursday night with Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It was the best performance yet and that number will likely go up again tomorrow with Dallas having a chance to claim the title. Not much else was new. NBC's Love Bites was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo from last week's premiere. It was still incredibly low but had the best performance of NBC show that night. Finally, FOX's So You Think You Can Dance was down nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo as it took a hit against the NBA Finals.

Friday, June 10, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, & Sunday, June 12

FRIDAY
Not too much new on Friday except burnoffs and summer series and Game 5 of the NHL Finals on NBC which aren't a huge draw compared to other sporting events.

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint #43 "I'd Do Anything"
9:00 CSI: NY #150 "Shop Till You Drop" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #14 "My Funny Valentine" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals: Boston at Vancouver Game 5

FOX
8:00 Bones #115 "The Doctor in the Photo" (REPEAT)
9:00 Lie to Me #37 "The Royal We" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY


ABC
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (REPEAT)
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (REPEAT)


CBS
8:00 Chaos #7 "Remote Control"
9:00 CSI: NY #141 "The 34th Floor" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 MOVIE: Field of Vision
10:00 Law & Order: LA #18 "Plummer Park" (REPEAT)


FOX
8:00 Cops
8:30 Cops (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Most Wanted


SUNDAY
Sunday has Game 6 of the NBA Finals which could produce a champion or send the series to Game 7. Also new is the 65th Annual Tony Awards, which will draw a very different audience than the NBA Finals.


ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night (SPECIAL)
7:30 NBA Countdown
8:00 NBA Finals: Dallas at Miami Game 6


CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 65th Annual Tony Awards (SPECIAL)


NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)
8:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)


FOX
7:00 American Dad! #106 "Stanny Boy and Frantastic" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #4 "Sexy Dance Fighting" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #482 "The Great Simpsina" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Cleveland Show #22 "Harder, Better, Faster, Browner" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #157 "Friends of Peter G." (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #103 "The People vs. Martin Sugar" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/8/11

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 20/20 Special
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.7

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8

NBC was on top on Wednesday with America's Got Talent, which had a strong Wednesday debut. This is NBC's most consistent performer in the summer or in season. It was preceded by a new Minute to Win It which was slightly above its performance in the regular season. FOX aired So You Think You Can Dance which was down 1.3 million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week thanks in part to the competition from Talent. The only other new show was a special edition of 20/20 on Reality TV that was hardly noticed. 

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, June 9

Not much to report for Thursday night. ABC should dominate with Game 5 of the NBA Finals while FOX will be second with So You Think You Can Dance. The only other new airing is week 2 of NBC's Love Bites which should be very low.

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (SPECIAL)
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals: Miami at Dallas Game 5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #68 "The Desperation Emanation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #59 "Refusing to Budget" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI #235 "Cold Blooded" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #56 "Jolly Red Elf" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Community #29 "Basic Rocket Science" (REPEAT)
8:30 30 Rock #85 "Reaganing" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #128 "Counseling" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #32 "Flu Season" (REPEAT)
10:00 Love Bites #2 "How To..."


FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/7/11

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 NBA Finals Game 4
Viewers: 16.1 million, 18-49 demo: 6.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 12.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.7
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 4.6

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

ABC had its best showing yet on Tuesday night from the NBA Finals. With the Mavericks tying things up, the finals are guaranteed to at least go through Game 6. NBC had another great night with its strong combo of America's Got Talent and The Voice. Talent was down 2.4 million viewers and six tenths in the demo from its two hour premiere last week but still very strong. The Voice had its first live show and was down 2.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. This show is a huge demo powerhouse and it put up a great showing against the NBA. Finally, FOX had another new episode of MasterChef which was up slightly from its Monday premiere but still below last year's levels.

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 8

Wednesday night has new episodes of Minute to Win It, America's Got Talent, and So You Think You Can Dance on NBC and FOX. It will be interesting to see if Talent has an impact on Dance's ratings or vice versa. Also new is a 20/20 special on Reality TV.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #39 "Friends, Lies, and Videotape" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Middle #35 "Taking Back the House" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #35 "Slow Down Your Neighbors" (REPEAT)
9:30 Modern Family #43 "The Musical Man" (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20 Special: When Reality Rules

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #129 "Today I Do" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #2 "Samaritan" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It
9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 6/6/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Law & Order: LA
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 House (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

ABC had a solid Monday night with its summer reality combo. The Bachelorette was up nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo, rebounding a bit from last week's drop. This remains a strong summer option for ABC. At 10pm, the second episode of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition was down 1.4 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. This isn't a great hold for Week 2 but it will be interesting to see if it can hold up at these levels. If it can, it will be fine. If it can't, it could be in trouble.


NBC had a new episode from the cancelled Law & Order: LA which was down two tenths in viewers and the demo from last week. FOX had the second season premiere of MasterChef which premiered to weak ratings. If it drops from these premiere numbers, it may not even be a great option for the summer. Last summer, it was regularly getting a 2 or above in the demo.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, June 7

There is a fair amount of new programming on Tuesday night. ABC has Game 4 of the NBA Finals which should continue to be strong, NBC has the power combo of America's Got Talent and The Voice as the latter is starting its live shows which should garner lots of interest. Finally, FOX is airing a new episode of MasterChef which premiered on Monday night. Only CBS is fully in repeats.

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (SPECIAL)
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks Game 4

CBS
8:00 NCIS #180 "Out of the Frying Pan" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #34 "Deliverance" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Good Wife #28 "VIP Treatment" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Voice

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
9:00 Raising Hope #11 "Toy Story" (REPEAT)
9:30 Raising Hope #3 "Dream Hoarders" (REPEAT)

Monday, June 6, 2011

PILOT REVIEW: Love Bites

LOVE BITES










Starring: Becki Newton, Greg Grunberg
Created by Cindy Chupack
Written by Cindy Chupack, Directed by Marc Buckland

Love Bites is a quirky new comedy anthology from NBC that was originally slated to be on the fall schedule last September. However, numerous backstage problems led it to become a summer burnoff for the peacock network which is too bad because there is some promise here. In many ways a 2011 version of Love American Style, Bites follows characters through a series of vignettes that are loosely connected by a theme. The pilot focused on three stores - a girl pretending to be a virgin to make a guy interested, a man losing his job and having trouble in his sex life with his wife, and a married man whose fantasy of being with Jennifer Love Hewitt almost comes true on a plane.

There are strong adult themes in this show but its layered in a very light escapist tone. The show is an interesting mix of nostalgia and hipness. The show is not groundbreaking but it is unlike anything on TV right now with its very simple stand-alone stories. The cast is strong - regulars Becki Newton and Greg Grunberg were interesting and solid while there was a strong guest cast including Jennifer Love Hewitt as herself in a bizarre storyline. The show is nicely produced and all three stories were strong in the pilot even if there wasn't much substance to them.

The show is pretty much doomed by being a summer burnoff and that was confirmed by weak pilot ratings. But why didn't NBC try this show during the season? It's not like they were full of hits and had no room for it. It may not have worked but it was worth a shot. As it is, there is a likable breezy summer show that will be nice to have if you're interesting in watching first run scripted programming on the broadcast networks. This show had some bad luck along the way and it's too bad it never really got a chance.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/5/11

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

8:00 NBA Finals Game 3
Viewers: 15.3 million, 18-49 demo: 6.1

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:00 CSI: Miami (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 CSI: Miami (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Minute to Win It (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

RATINGS RECAP: 6/4/11

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Chaos
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours Mystery
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 America's Most Wanted
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/3/11

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 Flashpoint
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Lie to Me (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

There were a few new episodes sprinkled in among repeats on a sleepy Friday summer night. ABC burned off an episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution at 9pm to very low numbers while 20/20 was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week. CBS's Flashpoint was on par in viewers and up slightly in the demo from its last new CBS airing. NBC's Friday Night Lights was even with last week's episode while Dateline NBC was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo and was the night's top demo draw.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/2/11

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 NBA Finals Game 2
Viewers: 15.5 million, 18-49 demo: 6.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

NBC
8:00 Community (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 30 Rock (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Love Bites
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

ABC was on top on Thursday with Game 2 of the NBA Finals which was on par with Game 1 on Tuesday night. FOX was also new from 8-9pm with So You Think You Can Dance which was down 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from last week's premiere as the NBA Finals was certainly tougher competition. The only other new show was the series premiere of the long-delayed Love Bites which premiered to a pitiful 2.6 million viewers and 1.0 demo. When a show gets pushed back as long as this did, it's usually doomed but these numbers confirm that. NBC will probably let the show run its course this summer though as they did last summer with 100 Questions.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/1/11

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Cougar Town (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:30 Happy Endings (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals 
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1

Wednesday was full of repeats except for NBC and FOX. The Stanley Cup Finals on NBC aren't nearly as popular as championship games from the other big sports but still probably better in the demo than a regular Wednesday in the summer would get. FOX aired So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday for the first time this summer. It was below its premiere ratings last Thursday but still very strong and easily the demo champ of the night.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, June 2-Monday, June 6

Once again, I will be out of town this weekend and again there will be delays in ratings posts. My apologies but it's summer of course and there's not much broadcast TV news to report on anyway!

THURSDAY
Thursday has Game 2 of the NBA Finals which should dominate on ABC, So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, and the series premiere of the long delayed Love Bites on NBC. Love Bites was originally supposed to premiere on Thursdays last fall but is now relegated to a summer burn-off.

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night (SPECIAL)
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals Game 2: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #67 "The Hot Troll Deviation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #58 "Fun Run" (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI #233 "Sqweegel" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #55 "Red Moon" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Community #27 "Accounting for Lawyers" (REPEAT)
8:30 30 Rock #83 "Let's Stay Together" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #127 "Nepotism" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #31 "Go Big or Go Home" (REPEAT)
10:00 Love Bites #1 "Firsts" (SERIES PREMIERE)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
9:00 Glee #34 "Silly Love Songs" (REPEAT)

FRIDAY


ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
10:00 20/20


CBS
8:00 Flashpoint #41 "Terror"
9:00 CSI: NY #149 "Justified" Part 2 (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #13 "Hall of Mirrors" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Friday Night Lights #71 "Fracture"
9:00 Dateline NBC


FOX
8:00 Bones #113 "The Babe in the Bar" (REPEAT)
9:00 Lie to Me #36 "In the Red" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY


ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette (REPEAT)
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (REPEAT)


CBS
8:00 Chaos #6 "Eaten by Wolves"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #8 "Mana'o" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2: Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks

FOX
8:00 Cops (REPEAT)
8:30 Cops (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Most Wanted


SUNDAY


ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (SPECIAL)
7:30 NBA Countdown
8:00 NBA Finals Game 3: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks


CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 CSI: Miami #195 "Manhunt" (REPEAT)
9:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Miami #199 "Happy Birthday" (REPEAT)


NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)


FOX
7:00 American Dad! #105 "Fart-Break Hotel" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #3 "Sacred Cow" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #481 "Love is a Many Strangled Thing" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Cleveland Show #24 "How Cleveland Got His Groove Back" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #156 "And I'm Joyce Kinney" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #100 "Stan's Food Restaurant" (REPEAT)


MONDAY


ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition


CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #127 "Oh Honey" (REPEAT)
8:30 How I Met Your Mother #114 "Cleaning House" (REPEAT)
9:00 Two and a Half Men #163 "A Bottle of Wine and a Jackhammer" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #15 "Jim Won't Eat" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #14 "He Kane Hewa'ole" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Minute to Win It (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent #189 "The Consoler" (REPEAT)
10:00 Law & Order: LA #19 "Carthay Circle"


FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Season Premiere)
9:00 House #142 "Carrot or Stick" (REPEAT)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 5/31/11

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 NBA Finals Game 1
Viewers: 15.2 million, 18-49 demo: 6.5

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 15.3 million, 18-49 demo: 4.3
10:00 The Voice
Viewers: 14.4 million, 18-49 demo: 4.9

FOX
8:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Traffic Light
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

ABC had a good night from Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which was strong. However, NBC was the big winner with a stunning debut for America's Got Talent and huge growth for The Voice. Talent premiered above last year's numbers to absolutely stellar summer numbers. In fact, NBC can't get these kind of numbers from any show in the regular season. Will NBC ever try it during the official season? At 10pm, The Voice benefited from the huge and compatible lead-in as well as not competing with Dancing with the Stars and surged a massive 5.9 million viewers and 1.1 in the demo. NBC has itself quite the Tuesday combination here. The only other original program was the series finale of the cancelled Traffic Light on FOX which went out with a whimper.