We're back to some new programming and many new shows premiering over the next month! Check below this post for a Freshman Scorecard and my Top 20 shows of 2011!
8:00 The Bachelor (Season Premiere)
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap (SERIES PREMIERE)
ABC is all new on Monday night starting with the season premiere of the long-running reality franchise The Bachelor. It's always a solid option for January and February and should premiere well. They are following it with the series premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap which will air regularly on Tuesdays. It might get some eyeballs thanks to the lead-in but I don't expect anything big especially with C-list celebrities.
Prediction: Bachelor - 11.2 million, 3.1/Wife Swap - 7.4 million, 2.1
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #149 "Tailgate"
8:30 2 Broke Girls #13 "And the Secret Ingredient"
9:00 Two and a Half Men #190 "Slowly and in a Circular Fashion"
9:30 Mike & Molly #36 "Carl Has Issues"
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #37 "Ka Ho'oponopono"
CBS is all new with its all star lineup. I expect them to pick up where they left off and deliver another night of lots of viewer on a cold January night.
Prediction: Mother - 11.4 million, 4.4/Girls - 11.9 million, 4.7/Men - 15.2 million, 5.1/Mike&Molly - 12.8 million, 4.2/Hawaii - 12.3 million, 3.0
8:00 Who's Still Standing?
9:00 Fear Factor
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
NBC is all new with a trio of unscripted shows. Who's Still Standing? hasn't done terrible as a filler but the competition is much stronger this week so it should go down. Fear Factor will be more competitive but also might be affected by the increased competition. Rock Center will down nothing as usual.
Prediction: Standing - 5.1 million, 1.3/Factor - 6.2 million, 1.9/Rock Center - 3.5 million, 0.8
8:00 House #156 "Twenty Vicodin" (REPEAT)
9:00 House #157 "Transplant" (REPEAT)