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BREAKING IN BREAKS IN

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox used a 90-minute edition of American Idol Wednesday night to usher in a new comedy series, Breaking In, starring Christian Slater and Bret Harrison. But while the new show placed second in its time period at 9:30, a reading of the phone book might have garnered similar numbers. The 9:00-9:30 segment of Idol attracted […]

CRIMINAL MINDS SPINOFF TOPS THE ORIGINAL IN DEBUT

February 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite damning criticism by many TV critics, the CBS spinoff series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior attracted 12.9 million viewers at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, actually improving slightly on the numbers for the original Criminal Minds, which preceded it at 9:00 p.m. and drew 12.8 million viewers. At 8:00 p.m., however, the season debut of Survivor: Redemption […]

CBS WINS ON WEDNESDAY — WITH RERUNS

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite airing a full night of reruns, CBS once again dominated primetime ratings Wednesday night, winning every half hour in total adults. It was edged out by ABC, however, among adults 18-49. CBS was helped in particular by its hit series Criminal Minds, which attracted nearly 9.3 million viewers at 9:00 p.m. and was the […]

NETWORKS TIE ON LOW-RATED WEDNESDAY

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a virtual four-way tie among the major broadcast networks on Wednesday during the typically low-rated week before Christmas. Each of the networks averaged between 5 million (CBS) and 5.48 million (ABC) viewers. A repeat episode of CBS’s Criminal Minds at 9:00 p.m. that attracted 6.94 million viewers and a repeat of Law & […]

NBC’S LAW & ORDER FRANCHISE TAKES RATINGS HIT

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Now, even NBC’s only two scripted shows that have been producing decent ratings are sinking. Wednesday night’s Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Los Angeles fell to season lows, with the latter drawing 8 million viewers and the former, 7.7 million. Earlier, its drama Undercovers, which has perched on the brink of cancellation […]

SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA A BONA FIDE HIT ON WEDNESDAY

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Survivor: Nicaragua continued to shine in its new time period on Wednesdays. The long-running reality series captured 11.83 million viewers — a big jump from the numbers pulled in by the previous occupants of the 8:00 p.m. time period, The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.86 million) and Gary Unmarried (6.84 million). If was also […]

LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES MAKES SOLID DEBUT

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC drew solid numbers Wednesday night for the series debut of Law & Order: Los Angeles, which attracted 10.52 million viewers in the 10:00 p.m. time slot, to edge out CBS’s new drama The Defenders with 10.38 million. The opening episode of the NBC series even topped lead-in Law & Order: SVU, which drew 9.25 […]

SURVIVOR BUILDS RATINGS ON WEDNESDAY

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Survivor not only survived the move to Wednesday nights this season but prospered. The reality show warhorse attracted 12.47 million viewers in its season debut (Survivor: Nicaragua), a 7 percent improvement over the 11.66 million it drew last year on Thursday night. It was also a 78-percent increase over the 7.01 million who watched […]

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