Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reflecting On This Past Week’s Ratings, Plus How It Might Impact Some Midseason Moves:

Once Upon A Time bucked the new show trend and actually held its premiere numbers. The 7p rerun of pilot got a 1.2 not far off the 1.5 AFV got last week and the same score as Charlie’s Angels has … Continue reading

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ABC and Paul Lee (and Scheduling and Promotion Departments) Deserve Some Kudos:

Once Upon A Time opened last night as the highest rated new drama premiere of the ’11-’12 season. It was a complete self-starter and even with huge sports competition got a 3.9 and almost 13 million viewers. Now it’s way … Continue reading

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Which Network Will Shake Up Thursday First?

After many declines, and far few new hits, the new TV season has reversed that trend for network TV. CBSs Monday shows are up a large amount. Ditto for ABCs Wed shows.  Three new comedies are off to big starts, two … Continue reading

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The Strange Predicament ABC is in:

ABC, this fall, has a great Wednesday lineup creatively from beginning to end,  in my humble opinion. Last fall they had The Middle, and Modern Family and in between an ill-fitting multi camera sitcom, Better With You, that should have … Continue reading

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Attempting To Explain The Huge Ratings Drops of DWTS:

Dancing With The Stars has suffered ratings losses versus a year ago that I don’t think we regularly see in TV. Last night it had 16.5 million viewers and a 3.1 in the demo – A series low on both … Continue reading

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The Big Ratings Stories For The Big 4 & Some Possible Solutions:

CBS is kicking ass, yet on Thursday they have the same problems as everyone else – BUT they also have the easiest solution CBS is having a stellar fall, even though it generally feels like CBS has a special relationship with … Continue reading

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