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THE PROGRAMMING INSIDER

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

 

Prime-Time Metered Market Tuesday Ratings:

CBS Wins; ABC Lifted by Dancing with the Stars

 
National Ratings in Prime-Time:

Week of November 1, 2010

 

Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not

 

On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options 

 

TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest

 

TV Trivia Time:

Don’t Be a Meathead

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Prime-Time Metered Market Tuesday Ratings:

CBS Wins; ABC Lifted by Dancing with the Stars

 

Tuesday 11/09/10
Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on Live data only.

 

              HH
          Rtg/Shr

CBS 10.6/16
ABC   7.5/12
Fox     5.3/ 8
NBC  4.2/ 7
CW     1.4/ 2
 
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-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Tuesday, November 10, 2009):

Fox: +51, CW: +27, ABC and CBS: + 3 each, NBC: -14
 
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-Yesterday’s Winners:

NCIS (CBS), Glee (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), The Good Wife (CBS)

 

-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats and election coverage):

Raising Hope (Fox), Running Wilde (Fox), Life Unexpected (CW), Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC), Parenthood (NBC)

 
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-Ratings Breakdown:

Dominant CBS scored another Tuesday overnight victory, with its solid combination of NCIS (#1: 12.6 rating/19 share), spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles (#2: 10.1/15) and The Good Wife (#1: 9.2/16), which featured guest star Michael J. Fox last night. Comparably, CBS outdelivered second-place ABC by a hefty 41 percent.

 

Over at ABC, freshman No Ordinary Family has settled in at modest levels with a third-place 5.2/ 8 at 8 p.m. One year earlier, week two of the remake of V scored a 6.3/10 in this time period on Nov. 10, 2009. Here is the six-week metered market track for No Ordinary Family:

 

No Ordinary Family (ABC) – Tues. 8 p.m.

 9/28/10: 7.4/11
10/05/10: 5.9/ 9
10/12/10: 5.3/ 8
10/19/10: 5.3/ 8
10/26/10: 5.2/ 8
11/09/10: 5.2/ 8
 

In the TV Tidbits section below, I list the People’s Choice Award nominations in all categories of television. The oddest entry is No Ordinary Family as Favorite New TV Comedy. Isn’t this supposed to be a drama?

 

At 9 p.m., the live Dancing with the Stars Results Show on ABC perked up to a first-place 11.8/18, building from the 8:30 p.m. portion of No Ordinary Family (5.2/ 8) by a massive 127 percent. With Kurt Warner gone, it is safe to say that Bristol Palin is the new “Sanjaya.”

 

Despite the ample lead-in support, freshman ABC crime solver Detroit 1-8-7 dipped to a series-low (and second-place) 5.4/10 at 10 p.m. Comparably, retention out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of Dancing with the Stars (12.3/18) was just 44 percent. And there was a loss of 17 percent in the overnights for Detroit 1-8-7 at 10:30 p.m. (5.9/10 to 4.9/ 9). Here is the overnight track:

 
Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) – Tues. 10 p.m.
9/21/10: 7.1/12
9/28/10: 6.1/10
10/05/10: 5.7/10
10/12/10: 5.3/ 9
10/19/10: 5.8/10
10/26/10: 5.6/10
11/09/10: 5.4/ 9
 

Fox, as usual, started out strong but dipped considerably with its line-up of Glee (#2: 7.7/11), which is a lock for time period dominance among adults 18-49, and sitcoms Raising Hope (#4: 3.9/ 6) and colossal dud Running Wilde (#4: 2.1/ 3). From a quality standpoint, I can understand why Fox granted Raising Hope a full season renewal…its damn good. Too bad more viewers have not found it…yet.

 

Over at NBC, veteran The Biggest Loser remains on the negative this season, with last night’s 4.6/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. down by 12 percent from the 5.2/ 8 on the year-ago evening. Here is the half-hour breakdown:

 

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

8:00 p.m.: 4.5/ 7 (#4)

8:30 p.m.: 4.5/ 7 (#4)

9:00 p.m.: 4.5/ 7 (#3)

9:30 p.m.: 4.8/ 7 (#3)

 

Part of the losses for The Biggest Loser could be a result of recent unnecessary summer entry Losing it with Jillian, which featured Jillian Michaels. At 10 p.m., sophomore Parenthood remains a disappointment, with a distant third-place 3.5/ 6 in the overnights at 10 p.m.

 

The CW closed the evening with its lackluster Tuesday combination of One Tree Hill (#5: 1.5/ 2), which I incorrectly listed in place of Gossip Girl yesterday, and sophomore Life Unexpected (#5: 1.2/ 2), which did not get a back-nine episode order. Worth positively noting for One Tree Hill was overnight growth of 23 percent from year-ago occupant 90210 (1.3/ 2 on Nov. 10, 2009). 

    

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)

 
 
Week of November 1, 2010
 

CBS moved back into the winner’s circle, finishing first in households, total viewers and the three key demos -- adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34 for the week of Nov. 1. The adult 18-34 victory is particularly impressive given that Fox normally wins. CBS posted minor growth year-to-year, while only one game of The World Series this week (versus the final two of the higher profile New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia in the year-ago week) caused Fox to bleed by 36 to 39 percent. Fox dipped to third in adults 18-34 and fourth elsewhere. 

 

Excluding a fourth-place ranking among adults 18-34, ABC finished second with its most-watched seven-day period since week one of the current season. Year-to-year, the network was consistent. NBC was second in adults 18-34 and third elsewhere, with erosion of 9 to 17 percent. Last-place The CW was on par from one year earlier. 

 

The fifth (and final) game of San Francisco vs. Texas in the below-average rated World Series on Fox averaged 14.95 million viewers (#5 overall) and a 4.2 rating/11 share among adults 18-49 (#6) on Monday. Airing opposite The World Series was a new Saturday Night Live special, The Women of SNL, at a very modest 5.42 million viewers (#59) and a 2.1/ 5 in the demo (#44). Maybe it is time for NBC to give these primetime SNL specials a rest.

 

In other specials news, In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville on ABC stepped in for canceled The Whole Truth and was a slight improvement at 6.13 million viewers (#51) and a 1.8/ 5 among adults 18-49 (#51t). 

 

In season-premiere news, the final season of ABC’s Supernanny was not so super, with a mere 4.72 million viewers (#67) and a 1.2/ 4 in the demo (#72t) in the Friday 8 p.m. hour.

 

What follows are the live plus same day ratings for the week of November 1, 2010 (with percent change versus the comparable year-ago week in parentheses), followed by the freshman series scorecard, the top 30 rated programs for the week, and the top rated networks on basic cable.    

 

CBS: 7.1 rationg/12 share (+ 3), ABC: 5.9/10 (no change), NBC: 4.6/ 8 (-12), Fox: 4.0/ 6 (-38), CW: 1.5/ 2 (- 6)

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 11.66 million (+ 5), ABC: 9.33 (+ 1), NBC: 7.39 (-10), Fox: 6.66 (-38), CW: 2.32 (- 1)

 
-Adults 18-49:

CBS: 3.1 rating/9 share (+ 7), ABC: 2.5/ 7 (- 7), NBC: 2.4/ 7 (-14), Fox: 2.2/ 6 (-39), CW: 1.0/ 3 (- 9)

 
-Adults 25-54:

CBS: 4.0/10 (+ 5), ABC: 3.2/ 8 (- 3), NBC: 2.9/ 8 (- 9), Fox: 2.5/ 6 (-36), CW: 1.0/ 2 (no change)

 
-Adults 18-34:

CBS: 2.1/ 7 (no change), NBC: 2.0/ 6 (-17), Fox: 2.0/ 6 (-39), ABC: 1.9/ 6 (-14), CW: 1.2/ 4 (-14)

 
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New Series Scorecard (in order of total viewers)

Grades are based on competitive time period rank; retention from the lead-in (if not the 8 p.m. show), the recent and year-ago time period; and the buzz factor, if any. Note: Any repeat telecasts are excluded. Pre-empted this week: The Event (NBC), Chase (NBC), No Ordinary Family (ABC), Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC), Raising Hope (Fox) and Running Wilde (Fox)

 

$#*! My Dad Says (CBS) - Thurs. 8:30 p.m.
Viewers: 11.02 million (#18 overall), A18-49: 3.4/10 (#17t)

Grade: B

Above-average in week seven with retention out of The Big Bang Theory (Viewers: 14.00 million; A18-49: 4.7/14 at 8 p.m.) of 79 percent in total viewers and 72 percent in the demo. Love it or hate it, the fit for $#*! My Dad Says out of Sheldon and Leonard and company is adequate. 

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Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – Mon. 10 p.m.

Viewers: 10.86 million (#20), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#24t)

 
Grade: B-
 

One year earlier, former occupant CSI: Miami averaged 12.52 million viewers and a 3.6/10 in the demo (and at the time the crime solver was down year-to-year). Unfortunately, Hawaii Five-O is not the breakout hit everyone was anticipating.

 
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Mike & Molly (CBS) – Mon. 9:30 p.m.

Viewers: 10.75 million (#21), A18-49: 3.6/ 9 (#16)

 
Grade: B
 

Retention out of Two and a Half Men (Viewers: 13.64 million; A18-49: 4.7/12 at 9 p.m.) this week was below-average at 79 percent in total viewers and 77 percent in the demo. 

 
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Blue Bloods (CBS) – Fri. 10 p.m.

Viewers: 10.31 million (#24), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#51t)

 
Grade: B
 

Comparably, this is a series-low delivery for older-skewing Blue Bloods. But over 10-million viewers on low HUT-level Friday is still worth positively noting.

 
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The Defenders (CBS) – Wed. 10 p.m.

Viewers: 9.94 million (#26), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#40t)

 
Grade: C
 

What looks relatively good on paper is still a question mark, with erosion out of Criminal Minds this week (Viewers: 14.58 million; A18-49: 3.9/10 at 9 p.m.) of 4.64 million viewers and 41 percent among adults 18-49. Plus, year-ago occupant CSI: NY was stronger at 12.00 million viewers and a 2.8/ 8 in the demo (on Nov. 4, 2009).

 
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Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC) – Wed. 10 p.m.

Viewers: 7.83 million (#38), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#47t)

 

The fit out of Law & Order: SVU (Viewers: 8.14 million; A18-49: 2.2/ 6 at 9 p.m.) is flawless. But the overall performance is nothing to crow about.

Grade: C


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Better with You (ABC) – Wed. 8:30 p.m.

Viewers: 7.73 million (#39), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#34t)

 
Grade: C+
 

A stronger delivery from growing lead-in The Middle (Viewers: 9.42 million; A18-49: 2.9/ 9 at 8 p.m.) gave Better with You a boost. But this is still not a show that looks like it could ever anchor an hour.

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Undercovers (NBC) – Wed. 8 p.m.

Viewers: 5.91 million (#53), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#66t)

 
Grade: F
 

Undercovers is now the fifth official freshman casualty of the season (behind ABC’s My Generation and The Whole Truth, NBC’s Outlaw and Fox’s Lone Star).

 
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Outsourced (NBC) - Thurs. 9:30 p.m.
Viewers: 5.74 million (#55), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#31t)

Grade: C

 

Similar to $#*! My Dad Says, retention for Outsourced out of The Office (Viewers: 7.65 million; A18-49: 3.8/10 at 9 p.m.) was 75 percent in total viewers and 71 percent in the demo. But Outsourced is not the type of mass appeal comedy that NBC desperately needs. 

 
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Outlaw (NBC) – Sat. 8 p.m.

Viewers: 3.51 million (#76); A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#86t)

 
Grade: F
 

Another burn-off episode of the canceled Jimmy Smits legal drama. 

 
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Nikita (CW) – Thurs. 9 p.m.

Viewers: 2.41 million (#87); A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#86t)

 
Grade: D
 

Out of CW crown jewel The Vampire Dairies (Viewers: 3.63 million; A18-49: 1.6/ 5), erosion of 1.22 million viewers and 44 percent in the demo is too severe for Nikita to be considered a long-term contender. 

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School Pride (NBC) – Fri. 8 p.m.

Viewers: 2.23 million (#88), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#92)

 
Grade: F
 

Good intentions are not always synonymous with audience interest. 

 
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Hellcats (CW) – Wed. 9 p.m.

Viewers: 1.9490 million (#), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#86t)

 
Grade: D+
 

Better than anything The CW aired one year earlier, but still lacking.

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Top 30 Rankings
 
-Total Viewers:

Dancing with the Stars – Monday (ABC): 19.93 million, Sunday Night Football: Dallas at Green Bay (NBC): 19.37, Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday (ABC): 16.93, 60 Minutes (CBS): 15.15, The World Series, Game 5: San Francisco at Texas (Fox): 14.95, Criminal Minds (CBS): 14.58, The Mentalist (CBS): 14.42, The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 14.00, CSI (CBS): 13.96, Two and a Half Men (CBS): 13.64, Desperate Housewives (ABC): 12.72, Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS): 12.30, Modern Family (ABC): 12.24, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 11.92, NCIS R (CBS): 11.52, Castle (ABC): 11.27, Undercover Boss (CBS): 11.04, $#*! My Dad Says (CBS): 11.02, The Amazing Race (CBS): 11.01, Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 10.86, Mike & Molly (CBS): 10.75, NCIS: Los Angeles R (CBS): 10.72, CSI: NY (CBS): 10.58, Blue Bloods (CBS): 10.31, Private Practice (ABC): 10.18, The Defenders (CBS): 9.94, Football Night in America, part 3 (NBC): 9.77, The Middle (ABC): 9.42, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): 9.33, Bones (Fox): 9.26

 
 -Adults 18-49:

Sunday Night Football: Dallas at Green Bay (NBC): 7.4 rating/18 share, Modern Family (ABC): 4.8/13, The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 4.7/14, Two and a Half Men (CBS): 4.7/12, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 4.3/12, The World Series, Game 5: San Francisco at Texas (Fox): 4.2/11, Desperate Housewives (ABC): 4.1/10, Dancing with the Stars – Monday (ABC): 4.0/10, Private Practice (ABC): 3.9/11, Criminal Minds (CBS): 3.9/10, The Office (NBC): 3.8/10, Family Guy (Fox): 3.8/ 9, Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS): 3.7/11, How I Met Your Mother (CBS): 3.7/10, The Simpsons (Fox): 3.7/ 9, Mike & Molly (CBS): 3.6/ 9, $#*! My Dad Says (CBS): 3.4/10, Rules of Engagement (CBS) and Football Night in America, part 3 (NBC): 3.4/ 9 each, CSI (CBS): 3.3/ 9, 60 Minutes (CBS) and The Amazing Race (CBS) each: 3.3/ 8, Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday (ABC): 3.2/ 9, The Mentalist (CBS): 3.0/ 9, Hawaii Five-O (CBS) and Cougar Town (ABC): 3.0/ 8 each, The Cleveland Show (Fox): 3.0/ 7, The Middle (ABC): 2.9/ 9, Undercover Boss (CBS): 2.9/ 8, American Dad (Fox): 2.9/ 7

 
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CABLE
 

What follows are the top 10 rated networks on cable in prime-time for the week of November 1 based on total viewers and the three key demos.  

 
-Total Viewers:

ESPN: 3.51 million, Fox News: 2.99, USA: 2.85, Disney Channel: 2.56, TNT: 1.82, History: 1.75, Nick at Nite: 1.57, FX and TBS: 1.55 each, Cartoon: 1.26

 
-Adults 18-49:

ESPN: 1.77 million, USA: 1.07 million, TBS: 963,000, FX: 841,000, History: 824,000, TNT: 819,000, Bravo: 697,000, A&E: 639,000, Fox News: 601,000, Comedy Central: 573,000

 
-Adults 25-54:

ESPN: 1.69 million, USA: 1.14 million, History: 892,000, TNT: 834,000, Fox News: 826,000, TBS: 779,000, FX: 753,000, A&E: 670,000, Bravo: 638,000, Food Network: 602,000

 
-Adults 18-34:

ESPN: 904,000, TBS: 594,000, USA: 488,000, FX: 469,000, Comedy Central: 393,000, MTV: 386,000, Bravo: 378,000, TNT: 374,000, History: 369,000, Disney Channel: 300,000

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat; t = tie)

 
 

Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not

 

-Above Average Oprah:

Monday’s installment of CBS Television Distribution talker Oprah, “A World Exclusive: Oprah Talks to Michael Jackson’s Mother Katherine and Visits With His Children” rose to a season-high 8.1 rating in the overnight markets. Comparably, this was Oprah’s highest rated episode since she interviewed Sarah Palin on Nov. 16, 2009.

 
-Speaking of Syndication:

Here are the top 20 rated programs based on AA (average audience) household rating for the week of October 25:

 

Wheel of Fortune (CBS Television Distribution): 6.7 rating, Jeopardy (CBS): 5.6, Two and a Half Men (Warner Bros.): 5.3, Oprah (CBS): 5.2, Judge Judy (CBS) and Family Guy – Weekend (Twentieth): 4.2 each, Entertainment Tonight (CBS): 3.9, Family Guy – Mon.-Fri. (Twentieth): 3.1, Criminal Minds (CBS): 3.0, Inside Edition (CBS) and Two and a Half Men – Weekend B (Warner Bros.): 2.9 each, Dr. Phil (CBS), Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) and Two and a Half Men – Weekend A (Warner Bros.): 2.7 each, Live with Regis and Kelly (Disney –ABC) and My Wife and Kids (Disney-ABC): 2.6 each, George Lopez (Warner Bros.): 2.4, American Dad (Twentieth), How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth), Seinfeld (Sony Pictures Television) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Weekend (NBC Universal): 2.3 each

 
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-Conan O’Brien on TBS Tops Late Night Competition:

Conan on TBS, which featured night one guests Seth Rogen, Lea Michele and Jack White, launched on Monday with 4.16 million viewers, 3.28 million adults 18-49 and 2.45 million adults 18-34 at 11 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was both the most-watched late night talker of the evening in the three surveyed categories, and the youngest skewing (with a medium age of just 30). Conan also more than doubled the debut of year-ago time period occupant Lopez Tonight (which has shifted to 12 a.m. ET) by 145 percent in total viewers (4.17 to 1.70 million), 222 percent in adults 18-49 (3.28 to 1.02 million) and a massive 303 percent among adults 18-34 (2.45 million to 608,000). 

 

Here is the ranking:

 

Monday, Nov. 9

 

Total Viewers:

Conan (TBS): 4.16 million, Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC): 3.47, Late Show with David Letterman (CBS): 3.39, Lopez Tonight (TBS): 1.35, Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central): 1.31, Colbert Report (Comedy Central): 1.01

 

Adults 18-49

Conan (TBS): 3.28 million, Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC): 1.34 million, Late Show with David Letterman (CBS): 952,000, Lopez Tonight (TBS): 883,000, Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central): 687,000, Colbert Report (Comedy Central): 551,000

 

Adults 18-34

Conan (TBS): 2.45 million, Lopez Tonight (TBS): 571,000, Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central): 455,000, Colbert Report (Comedy Central): 367,000, Late Show with David Letterman (CBS): 364,000, Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC): 350,000

 

Median Age:

Conan (TBS): 30, Lopez Tonight (TBS): 32, Colbert Report (Comedy Central): 34, Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central): 38, Late Show with David Letterman (CBS): 53, Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC): 59

 
 

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)

 
 

On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options

 

Wednesday 11/10/10

 

 8:00 p.m. The 44th Annual CMA Awards

 
CBS:
 8:00 p.m. Survivor: Nicaragua
 9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds

10:00 p.m. The Defenders

 
NBC:
 8:00 p.m. Undercovers
 9:00 p.m. Law & Order: SVU

10:00 p.m. Law & Order: Los Angeles

 
Fox:
 8:00 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen
 9:00 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen
 
CW
 8:00 p.m. America’s Next Top Model

 9:00 p.m. Hellcats

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TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest

 

-Bob’s Burgers Preview on Fox:
Bob’s Burgers, the latest animated sitcom on Fox, will preview during the broadcast premiere of The Simpsons Movie, which airs on Thursday, Nov. 25 from 8-10 p.m. ET. Bob’s Burgers, which officially premieres out of The Simpsons in January, focuses on a third generation restaurateur running a hamburger joint, his nervous wife and their three underachieving children.

-PPI Clears Electric Playground Buying Guides:
Distributor PPI Releasing has announced clearances for quarterly Electric Playground Buying Guides in over 80 percent of the country, including top 20 markets WABC/New York, KABC/Los Angeles, WLS/Chicago, WPVI/Philadelphia, KGO/San Francisco, WCVB/Boston, WSB/Atlanta, WXYZ/Detroit, WTSP/Tampa, KOMO/Seattle, KSTP/Minneapolis, WEWS/Cleveland, KMGH/Denver and KXTV/Sacramento. Represented station groups include the ABC Owned, Belo, Fisher, Gannett, Hearst, Hubbard, Journal, McGraw-Hill, Raycom and Scripps.

The Electric Playground Buying Guides will consist of four one-hour programs for airing in November and December, 2010 followed by three more seasonal specials in quarters one through three in 2011.
PPI Releasing will offer a weekend hour version of the Buying Guides in fall 2011, followed by a weekday strip in 2012.

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-People’s Choice Award Nominees:
The nominees for the People’s Choice Awards 2011 have been announced, with the winners being revealed during the live broadcast on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 9-11 p.m. Nominations in the field of television are as follows:

FAVORITE TV DRAMA

The Good Wife (CBS)
Gossip Girl (CW)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
House (Fox)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)
 
FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
Chace Crawford
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
Patrick Dempsey
Taye Diggs
 
FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Blake Lively
Julianna Margulies
Kate Walsh
Lisa Edelstein
Sandra Oh
 
FAVORITE TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)
 
FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin
Jim Parsons
Matthew Morrison
Neil Patrick Harris
Steve Carell
 
FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Alyson Hannigan
Courteney Cox
Eva Longoria Parker
Jane Lynch
Tina Fey
 
FAVORITE COMPETITION SHOW
American Idol (Fox)
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
 
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
Bones (Fox)
Criminal Minds (CBS)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Lie to Me (Fox)
NCIS (CBS)
 

FAVORITE TV CRIME FIGHTER (New Category)

Emily Deschanel – Bones (Fox)

Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Mark Harmon – NCIS (CBS)
Simon Baker – The Mentalist (CBS)
Tim Roth – Lie to Me (Fox)
 
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
Fringe (Fox)
Smallville (CW)
Supernatural (CW)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)
True Blood (HBO)
 
FAVORITE TALK SHOW HOST
Chelsea Handler
Conan O’Brien
Ellen DeGeneres
George Lopez
Oprah Winfrey
 
FAVORITE TV OBSESSION
Burn Notice (USA)
Dexter (Showtime)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
True Blood (HBO)
White Collar (USA)
 
FAVORITE TV GUILTY PLEASURE
Jersey Shore (MTV)

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo)
Tosh.O (Comedy Central)
 
FAVORITE TV GUEST STAR
Betty White – Community (NBC)
Britney Spears – Glee (Fox)

Carrie Underwood – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

Demi Lovato – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Neil Patrick Harris – Glee (Fox)
 

FAVORITE TV DOCTOR (New Category)

Cristina Yang – Sandra Oh
Derek Shepherd – Patrick Dempsey
Gregory House – Hugh Laurie
James Wilson – Robert Sean Leonard
Meredith Grey – Ellen Pompeo
 

FAVORITE TV FAMILY (New Catgeory)

The Griffins – Family Guy (Fox)

The Harpers – Two and a Half Men (CBS)

The Pritchetts/Dunphys – Modern Family (ABC)

The Scavos – Desperate Housewives (ABC)

The Simpsons – The Simpsons (Fox)
 
FAVORITE FAMILY TV MOVIE

Beauty & the Briefcase (ABC Family)

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (Disney Channel)
iCarly: iPsycho (Nick)

Revenge of the Bridesmaids (ABC Family)

Starstruck (Disney Channel)
 
FAVORITE TV CHEF
Bobby Flay
Gordon Ramsey
Jamie Oliver
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray
 
FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
Better With You (ABC)
Mike & Molly (CBS)
No Ordinary Family (ABC)
Outsourced (NBC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Running Wilde (Fox)
 
FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Chase (NBC)
The Defenders (CBS)

Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Hellcats (CW)
Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)
Nikita (CW)
The Event (NBC)
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TV Trivia Time:

Don’t Be a Meathead

 

Which one of the following Norman Lear comedies was the first to launch after All in the Family?

 
a)      Good Times
b)      The Hot L Baltimore

c)      Mary Hartman, Mart Hartman

d)      Maude
e)      Sanford and Son
 

The answer to yesterday’s question…

 

What was the name of the owner of the gas station that Gomer and Goober Pyle worked at on The Andy Griffith Show?

 
a)      Ernie
b)      Floyd
c)      Freddie
d)      Sammy
e)      Wally
 

Is: e) Wally, who ran Wally’s Filling Station. 

 
-Current kudos goes to:

Don Abel, Dave Aiken, Steve Albright, Janice Barney, Becky Beaty, Gerry Bixenspan, Kimay Bloch, Barbara Bloomfield, Larry Collins, Tom Condosta, Harold Cooper, Reid Davis, Sue Doron (2x), John Ferlazzo, Gail Goins, Geoffrey Gordon, Ed Griffis, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Greg Janover, Deb Kainer, Mary Kalnin, Irene Kirschner, Steven Kurtzer, Howard Lieboff, Rick Locke, Patty Lynch, Tom Mertes, Debbie Mirr, Ken Penney, Gordon Purcell, Bob Rall, Colleen Roth, Joe Rubi, Carly Schinzing,Maxine Shulman, Ronnie Tallant, Linda Weeks, Abbott Wool, Ted Zawislak