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Friday, August 31, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1, & Sunday, September 2

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI: NY #172 "Clean Sweep" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #41 "Some Kind of Hero" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Grimm #25 "Bad Moon Rising" (REPEAT)

10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Bones #137 "The Bump in the Road" (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones #138 "The Don't in the Do" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football: Alabama vs. Michigan

CBS
8:00 CSI: NY #174 "Brooklyn Till I Die" (REPEAT)
9:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)
10:00 Law & Order: SVU #284 "Official Story" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 College Football: Hawaii at Southern California

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 The Chew Presents: ABC's Primetime Fall Preview Special (SPECIAL)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #10 "7:15 AM" (REPEAT)
9:00 TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (SPECIAL)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 The Good Wife #65 "Blue Ribbon Panel" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #74 "Ring Around the Rosie" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 MDA Show of Strength (SPECIAL)

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #131 "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Cleveland Show #62 "Jesus Walks" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #502 "How I Wet Your Mother" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #504 "Beware My Cheating Bart" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #182 "Forget-Me-Not" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #173 "Cool Hand Peter" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/29/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 ABC News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 CBS News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 America's Got Talent 
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 NBC News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/28/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Happy Endings (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 ABC News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 CBS News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 NBC News: 2012 Republican National Convention
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 30

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #67 "The Paper Route" (REPEAT)
8:30 Suburgatory #5 "Halloween" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #55 "Treehouse" (REPEAT)
9:30 Suburgatory #15 "Fire with Fire" (REPEAT)
10:00 ABC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #160 "Profiling 101"
10:00 CBS News: 2012 Republican National Convention

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 NBC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rookie Blue #37 "The Rules"
10:00 ABC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #106 "The Weekend Vortex" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #188 "What a Lovely Landing Strip" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 CBS News: 2012 Republican National Convention

NBC
8:00 The Office #176 "Free Family Portrait Studio" (REPEAT)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #68 "Win, Lose, or Draw" (REPEAT)
9:00 Saving Hope #11 "The Law of Contagion"
10:00 NBC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #43 "Inside Probe" Part 1 (REPEAT)
8:30 New Girl #23 "Backslide" (REPEAT)
9:00 Glee #65 "Nationals" (REPEAT)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 8/27/12

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/26/12

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
7:00 Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3

FOX
7:00 NFL Preseason Overrun 
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

Monday, August 27, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 28

MONDAY

ABC8:00 Bachelor Pad
10:00 Castle #79 "Headhunters" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #156 "Trilogy Time" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Big Bang Theory #103 "The Vacation Solution" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #18 "And the One Night Stands" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #45 "Bachelor/Bachelorette" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #44 "Ha'alele" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes
10:00 Grimm #25 "Bad Moon Rising"

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell
9:00 Hell's Kitchen

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #66 "Leap Year" (REPEAT)
8:30 Last Man Standing #8 "House Rules" (REPEAT)
9:00 Happy Endings #23 "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date, and Her Brother" (REPEAT)
9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 #7 "Shitagi Natshi" (REPEAT)
10:00 ABC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

CBS
8:00 NCIS #207 "Rekindled" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #68 "Patriot Acts" (REPEAT)
10:00 CBS News: 2012 Republican National Convention

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 NBC News: 2012 Republican National Convention

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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 8/25/12

ABC 
8:00 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Wrestlemania
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Mobbed (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

RATINGS RECAP: 8/24/12

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Grimm (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/23/12

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Saving Hope
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7  

Friday, August 24, 2012

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

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Chicago at NY Giants

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Grimm #24 "The Kiss" (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Bones #132 "The Prince in the Plastic" (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones #133 "The Male in the Mail" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC8:00 NASCAR Racing

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Houston at New Orleans

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Wrestlemania (SPECIAL)
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)

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

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #8 "Desperate Souls" (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (REPEAT)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 The Good Wife #64 "Gloves Come Off" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #90 "Something's Rotten in Redmund" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am (SPECIAL)
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Carolina at NY Jets

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #129 "Stan's Best Friend" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Cleveland Show #63 "Flush of Genius" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #497 "The D'ohcial Network" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #501 "Exit Through the Kwik E-Mart" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #180 "Burning Down the Bayit" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #183 "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/22/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

RATINGS RECAP: 8/21/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Happy Endings (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Go On (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:30 Animal Practice (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 22 & Thursday, August 23

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #65 "The Sit Down" (REPEAT)
8:30 Suburgatory #8 "Thanksgiving" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #69 "Planes, Trains, and Cars" (REPEAT)
9:30 Suburgatory #9 "The Nutcracker" (REPEAT) 
10:00 NY Med (Season Finale)

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #159 "Divining Rod" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #271 "Altered Stakes" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Law & Order: SVU #278 "True Believers" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Wipeout
10:00 Rookie Blue #37 "The Rulers"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #102 "The Friendship Contraction" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #194 "Not in My Mouth" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Person of Interest #21 "Many Happy Returns" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Office #175 "Turf War" (REPEAT)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #67 "Bus Tour" (REPEAT)
9:00 Saving Hope #10 "A New Beginning"
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #31 "The Men of New Natesville" (REPEAT)
8:30 New Girl #21 "Kids" (REPEAT)
9:00 Glee #64 "Props" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/20/12

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Glass House
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/19/12

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Once Upon a Time (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0 

Monday, August 20, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 21

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
10:00 The Glass House (Season Finale)

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #154 "Karma" (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls #17 "And the Kosher Cupcakes" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #19 "And the Spring Break" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #46 "The Rehearsal" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #42 "Lekio" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes
10:00 Grimm #24 "The Kiss"

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell
9:00 Hell's Kitchen

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #64 "The Concert" (REPEAT)
8:30 Last Man Standing #17 "Adrenaline" (REPEAT)
9:00 Happy Endings #20 "The Code War" (REPEAT)
9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 #3 "Parent Trap..." (REPEAT)
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 NCIS #206 "The Missionary Position" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #67 "Vengeance" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #88 "Ruddy Cheeks" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Go On #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
10:30 Animal Practice #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)

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

RATINGS RECAP: 8/18/12

ABC 
8:00 Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX
8:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Mobbed (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 8/17/12

ABC8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 Teachers Rock
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Grimm (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

RATINGS RECAP: 8/16/12

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Time Machine Chefs
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Saving Hope
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/9/12

I went to do the Thurs ratings recap for this week and realized I never put up last Thursday! Sorry about that - here is last week's:

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 22.9 million, 18-49 demo: 7.0

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Friday, August 17, 2012

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

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Teachers Rock (SPECIAL)
9:00 CSI: NY #170 "Crossroads" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #40 "No Questions Asked" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Grimm #23 "Bad Teeth" (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Detroit at Baltimore

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: The Devil Wears Prada
10:00 Castle #78 "The Limey" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 Person of Interest #15 "Blue Code" (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #150 "Unknown Subject" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Stars Earn Stripes (REPEAT)

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

SUNDAY

ABC7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #7 "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 The Good Wife #63 "Long Way Home" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #78 "Pink Tops" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis at Pittsburgh

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #124 "Stanny Tendergrass" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Cleveland Show #60 "American Prankster" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #507 "Ned 'n' Edna's Blend" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #500 "At Long Last Leave" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #188 "Internal Affairs" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #181 "Killer Queen" (REPEAT)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 8/15/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/14/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Happy Endings (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 Stars Earn Stripes (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX8:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 15 & Thursday, August 16

Click here for my review of NBC's new sitcom Animal Practice!

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #60 "Year of the Hecks" (REPEAT)
8:30 Suburgatory #13 "Sex and the Suburbs" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #68 "The Last Walt" (REPEAT)
9:30 Suburgatory #16 "Poetic Injustice" (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #148 "The Bittersweet Science" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #258 "Brain Doe" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Law & Order: SVU #277 "Missing Pieces" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Time Machine Chefs (SPECIAL)
10:00 Rookie Blue #36 "Cold Comforts"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #100 "The Recombination Hypothesis" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #193 "Sips, Sonnets, and Sodomy" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Person of Interest #14 "Wolf and Cub" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Office #174 "Fundraiser" (REPEAT)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #66 "The Debate" (REPEAT)
9:00 Saving Hope #9 "Bea, Again" 
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams

FOX
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Cincinnati at Atlanta

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 8/13/12

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Glass House
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Stars Earn Stripes
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Grimm
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

FOX 
8:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7

On Monday night, we got a glimpse of the fall with the season premiere of NBC's Grimm fresh off tons of Olympic promotion. The start of its three week Monday run before it goes back to Fridays delivered its best demo since the series premiere last October. While the numbers could have been better with so much promotion, it did get some new sampling which might help it on Fridays where it overperformed last season. Elsewhere, two new late summer shows had series premieres. NBC's Stars Earn Stripes didn't do much but didn't completely tank while FOX's Hotel Hell got off to a good start though it couldn't compare another Gordon Ramsey show that followed (Hell's Kitchen). 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/12/12

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Secret Millionaire
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 London Gold
Viewers: 21.2 million, 18-49 demo: 5.7
8:30 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony
Viewers: 31.0 million, 18-49 demo: 9.2

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

Monday, August 13, 2012

PILOT REVIEW: Animal Practice

ANIMAL PRACTICE











Starring: Justin Kirk, Joanna Garcia Swisher, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley, Betsy Sodaro, and Tyler Labine

Created by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka
Written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Animal Practice is a new sitcom on NBC with the unique setting of an animal hospital. The show centers on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a brilliant vet who doesn't care much for people. His vet hospital is given to the granddaughter of the former owner, his ex-girlfriend Dorothy Crane (Joanna Garcia Swisher). Rounding out the cast are other employees of the hospital including the timid brown nose Dr. Yamamoto (Bobby Lee), sassy Juanita (Kym Whitley), bizarre Angela (Betsy Sodaro), and Dr. Doug Jackson (Tyler Labine), who is friendly but unlucky in love. Also in the cast is George's monkey Rizzo (Crystal the Monkey) who is basically his right hand man.

THE GOOD: Well, Crystal the Monkey is funny. Monkeys are always a hit because of their personalities (look at Marcel on Friends) and this is no exception as Crystal has better acting chops than most of the cast. Joanna Garcia Swisher is solid in her role but isn't given enough to work with to help her truly shine. She needs the right vehicle (same goes for Tyler Labine, who was better in Mad Love than this but also needs better material). Finally, I really like the setting, it's a very unique place to set a sitcom.

THE BAD: If only things were better written and acted to make the unique setting work, we might have a fun quirky new comedy. Instead we got a mess of a pilot that didn't come together. The main problem for me was Justin Kirk. I didn't like him at all in the lead role and I don't feel like he can carry a sitcom as the central character. His delivery and timing seemed off. While Garcia Swisher, Labine, and Whitley are ok in their roles, Lee and Sodaro are almost unwatchable. Their characters are written poorly and their acting is even worse. When are sitcom writers going to realize that they need to write real characters with real personalities not just quirky caricatures? It never works when they do that and it happens all the time.

BOTTOM LINE: This show got a lot of bad press when the trailer was released in May and it's easy to see why. I'm surprised NBC chose to sample this show with the Olympics lead-in because it seems destined to fail. It's certainly not a mainstream hit and I don't see it becoming a cult favorite like Community. It seems like a candidate for an early cancellation. Too bad they didn't make more out of an interesting concept.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 13 & Tuesday, August 14

Check back later today for a review of NBC's new sitcom Animal Practice!

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
10:00 The Glass House

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #153 "No Pressure" (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls #10 "And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #16 "And the Broken Hearts" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #44 "The Dress" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #41 "Kupale" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stars Earn Stripes (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Grimm #23 "Bad Teeth" (Season Premiere)
Well the Olympics and their mammoth ratings are over for NBC and it's back to reality. But they are using the fresh publicity to air some new programming. At 8pm is the series premiere of later summer series Stars Earn Stripes which pairs D-list celebrities up with members of the armed forces. It could do ok for a show that probably doesn't cost too much. At 10pm is the second season premiere of Grimm, which will air three episodes on Monday before heading back to Friday nights in September. The goal here is more exposure so if it's above last season's numbers, then it is a win for NBC.

FOX8:00 Hotel Hell (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
FOX is airing the series premiere of another Gordon Ramsey reality series, Hotel Hell, which is finally premiering after a couple delayed starts. I don't think it'll do as well as Hell's Kitchen or MasterChef.

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #61 "The Map" (REPEAT)
8:30 Last Man Standing #23 "The Spotlight" (REPEAT)
9:00 Happy Endings #16 "Yesandwitch" (REPEAT)

9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 #5 "Making Rent..." (REPEAT)
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 NCIS #202 "Psych Out" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #66 "The Dragon and the Fairy" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #75 "Blood and Sand" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Stars Earn Stripes (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell
9:00 MasterChef

RATINGS RECAP: 8/11/12


ABC 
8:00 Movie: The Game Plan
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NYC 22
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 21.8 million, 18-49 demo: 6.2

FOX
8:00 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Cops (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Mobbed (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

RATINGS RECAP: 8/10/12

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 22.5 million, 18-49 demo: 6.6

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Friday, August 10, 2012

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

Click here for my review of the new NBC sitcom Go On!

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI: NY #169 "Crushed" (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods #38 "Women with Guns" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Track and Field, Men's Diving, Motocross

FOX
8:00 Bones #140 "The Family in the Feud" (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones #141 "The Suit on the Set" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: The Game Plan
10:00 Castle #77 "47 Seconds" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NYC 22 #13 "Turf War" (SERIES FINALE)
9:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Track and Field, Women's Diving, Men's Diving

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

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Secret Millionaire
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #149 "True Genius" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #73 "Pretty Red Balloon" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony
10:38 Animal Practice #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
NBC is using the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics to launch another new fall sitcom with a commercial-free preview. Go On premiered to over 15 million viewers after Wednesday's Olympics coverage and Animal Practice will likely have a bigger lead-in and an earlier start. Of course the real test doesn't come until September but expect a good sampling. Look for a review of Animal Practice either Sunday night or Monday.

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #130 "Less Money, Mo' Problems" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Cleveland Show #51 "Y Tu Junior Tambien" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #506 "The Spy Who Learned Me" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Cleveland Show #45 "The Hurricane!" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #167 "Seahorse Seashell Party" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #117 "Hurricane!" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/8/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Final Witness
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 29.1 million, 18-49 demo: 9.4

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/7/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 30.2 million, 18-49 demo: 9.6

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PILOT REVIEW: Go On

GO ON










Starring: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Tyler James Williams, Brett Gehlman, Khary Payton, and John Cho

Created by Scott Silveri
Written by Scott Silveri, Directed by Todd Holland

Matthew Perry is back on NBC but this time in a single camera sitcom as Ryan King, a radio sportscaster who lost his wife in an accident. When his boss Steven (John Cho) tells him he must go to grief counseling if he wants to come back to work, he skeptically joins a support group led by Lauren (Laura Benanti). Rounding out the main cast is the rest of the quirky support group including Anne (Julie White), a lesbian whose partner died; Yolanda (Suzy Nakamura) a younger woman whose parents are divorcing; Owen (Tyler James Williams) who is very reluctant to talk but whose brother is in a coma; Mr. K (Brett Gehlman), an odd and mysterious member of the group who hasn't shared his grief; and Don (Khary Payton) who is moving on after a divorce and financial hardship.

THE GOOD: Much like Ryan King coming into the support group, I was very skeptical of this show going on but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought I might find a niche show along the lines of Community that doesn't have my brand of humor. Instead, I found a show with several laughs and a whole lot of heart. Matthew Perry is so much better in this show than in the failed Mr. Sunshine where he was an extremely negative character. Now, despite his character's grief, he is very likable and showed his vulnerability at the end of the episode. There were many great lines delivered by Perry in a way only he can (such as telling his replacement he was "not strong"). The supporting cast is good too, particularly Laura Benanti who seems like a good foil for Perry. The "March Sadness" bit was a funny twist to grief counseling as well. All in all, the show really got off to a good start.

THE BAD: Like any new show, there are growing pains involved and I wonder how this premise translates to a full season. I did wonder that more before I started watching because now I can see where some of these characters might be headed or how to further develop them. Brett Gehlman's character seems awfully out of place though and not funny. All of these characters are real people going through real things and he seems like an odd presence among them. I know that's the point, but it just doesn't work for me. Hopefully they give his character more to do than just be weird because that will get old fast.

BOTTOM LINE: Despite the fact that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip fell apart and Mr. Sunshine never lived up to its potential, I still like having Matthew Perry back on TV. And this seems like it might be his best role since Chandler. The show got a great sampling last night but I'm not sure what people will think of this comedy-drama hybrid. I know that I like it though. I want to see where these characters go and the more tension between Perry and Benanti, the better. Seeing Perry as a little child-like even in his grief is something that Mr. Sunshine and Studio 60 lacked. Welcome back to NBC, Chandler. Let's hope this show goes on for awhile.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 8 & Thursday, August 9

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #63 "Valentine's Day III" (REPEAT)
8:30 Suburgatory #12 "The Casino Trip" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #66 "Send Out the Clowns" (REPEAT)
9:30 Modern Family #67 "Election Day" (REPEAT)
10:00 Final Witness

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #147 "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #257 "Freaks & Geeks" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Track and Field, Women's Diving, Beach Volleyball
After Wednesday's Olympics coverage, NBC will preview the new Matthew Perry series Go On and it should get a nice sampling.

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (REPEAT)

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (REEAT)
9:00 Wipeout
10:00 Rookie Blue #35 "Out of Time"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #98 "The Speckerman Recurrence" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #192 "The Duchess of Dull-in-Sack" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Person of Interest #13 "Root Cause" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Track and Field, Women's Diving, Beach Volleyball, Motocross

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #39 "Spanks Butt, No Spanks" (REPEAT)
8:30 Raising Hope #33 "Mrs. Smartypants" (REPEAT)
9:00 Glee #54 "Yes/No" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/6/12

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Glass House
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9  million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 26.6 million, 18-49 demo: 8.3

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

RATINGS RECAP: 8/5/12

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Secret Millionaire
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 31.2 million, 18-49 demo: 10.2

FOX
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5  

Monday, August 6, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 6 & Tuesday, August 7

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
10:00 The Glass House

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #151 "The Burning Beekeeper" (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls #14 "And the Upstairs Neighbor" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #15 "And the Blind Spot" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #27 "Mike in the House" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #30 "Ke Hakaka Maika'i" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Track and Field, Gymnastics, Men's Diving, Beach Volleyball

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #62 "Hecking it Up" (REPEAT)
8:30 Last Man Standing #22 "This Bud's for You" (REPEAT)
9:00 Wipeout (REPEAT)

10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 NCIS #201 "Secrets" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #51 "Backstopped" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #12 "Legacy" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Gymnastics, Track and Field, Beach Volleyball

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

RATINGS RECAP: 8/4/12

ABC 
8:00 Movie: Norbit
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 NYC 22
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 NYC 22
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 28.0 million, 18-49 demo: 8.6

FOX
8:00 UFC Fight Night
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

Sunday, August 5, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 8/3/12

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 CSI: NY (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 28.5 million, 18-49 demo: 8.7

FOX
8:00 House (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

RATINGS RECAP: 8/2/12

ABC
8:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-4 demo: 1.1
9:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Rookie Blue (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 36.8 million, 18-49 demo: 11.9

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Glee (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5 

Friday, August 3, 2012

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 3, Saturday, August 4, & Sunday, August 5

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 CSI: NY #168 "Get Me Out of Here!" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #27 "A Night on the Town" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Swimming, Track & Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Diving

FOX
8:00 House #177 "Everybody Dies" (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones #135 "The Crack in the Code" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: Norbit
10:00 Castle #74 "Linchpin" Part 2 (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NYC 22 #11 "Ransom"
9:00 NYC 22 #12 "Samaritans"
10:00 48 Hours Mystery (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Swimming, Track & Field, Women's Diving, Beach Volleyball

FOX
8:00 UFC: Shogun vs. Vera

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Secret Millionaire
9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #29 "Ma'eme'e" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #72 "Little Red Book" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 2012 Summer Olympics: Gymnastics, Track & Field, Women's Diving, Beach Volleyball

FOX
7:00 American Dad! #123 "The Unbrave One" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Cleveland Show #48 "Yemen Party" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #505 "A Totally Fun Thing that Bart Will Never Do Again" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #499 "The Daughter Also Rises" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #171 "Thanksgiving" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #179 "Be Careful What You Fish For" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/1/12

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Final Witness
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 30.8 million, 18-49 demo: 9.9

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/31/12

ABC8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Wipeout (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 38.7 million, 18-49 demo: 12.8

FOX
8:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 MasterChef (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 7/30/12

ABC
8:00 Bachelor Pad
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Glass House
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 2012 Summer Olympics
Viewers: 31.6 million, 18-49 demo: 10.6

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2