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THE PROGRAMMING INSIDER
Tuesday, September 14, 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:

Knots So Fast
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Note: Due to the early release of The Programming Insider, the metered market (overnight) rating results for Monday, Sept. 13 are not available at press time. But do not forget to visit www.pifeedback.com for the fast affiliate results on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

As a reminder, here is what you will be seeing on the networks on Monday this fall (with the new shows capped and in bold), followed by the odds of survival for the new series. Excluding CW duo 90210 and Gossip Girl, which premiered last night, all new and returning Monday series open on September 20. 

 
 
ABC

8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

10:00 p.m.: Castle

 
CBS

8:00 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother

8:30 p.m.: Rules of Engagement

9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men

9:30 p.m. MIKE & MOLLY

10:00 p.m.: HAWAII FIVE-O

 
NBC

8:00 p.m.: Chuck

9:00 p.m.: THE EVENT

10:00 p.m.: CHASE

 
Fox

8:00 p.m.: House

9:00 p.m. LONESTAR

 
CW

8:00 p.m. 90210 (new day)

9:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl

 

Odds of Survival (based on 1-1 to 10-1):

-Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 3-1

-The Event (NBC): 4-1

-Mike & Molly (CBS): 5-1

-Chase (NBC): 8-1

-Lonestar (Fox): 8-1

 
Source: Nielsen Media Research data
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Ratings Box:

What's Hot/What's Not

 

-Stand Up to Cancer Results:

Stand Up to Cancer, the second commercial free fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 10 averaged an estimated 9.1 million households, with 11.3 million total viewers and a combined reach of 18.3 million. Compared to the first Stand Up to Cancer telethon on Sept. 10, 2010, this was an increase of 69 percent in households (5.4 to 9.1 million), 66 percent in total viewers (6.8 to 11.3 million) and 15 percent in total reach (15.9 to 18.3 million). The networks that aired the special were ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Biography, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, MLB, mun2, Showtime, Style, TV One and VH1.

 
-The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Soar:

Based on the preliminary nationals, The 2010 Video Music Awards (a.k.a. The VMAs) rose to its best performance since 2002, with a considerable 11.40 million viewers and 7.9 million target persons 12-34 on Sunday. Comparably, The 2010 VMAs rank as MTV’s third highest rated telecast overall in total viewers and fifth overall in the demo.

 

-Top-Rated Sunday Night Football on NBC:

Excluding the San Francisco, Cincinnati and Louisville markets (which were not available at press time), NBC’s Sunday Night Football season-opener on Sept. 12 had its best overnight delivery for any week one primetime game (Sunday or Monday) in 13 years. The Redskins 13-7 victory over the Cowboys averaged a 16.6 rating/26 share in the metered markets, building from last year’s season-opener by 24 percent. Comparably, that was the top-rated Sunday night match-up to-date. And it should translate into over 22-million viewers when the final national results are released.  

 
Source: Nielsen Media Research data
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On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options

 
 
ABC:
 8:00 p.m. Wipeout
 9:00 p.m. Wipeout (season finale)

10:00 p.m. Primetime: Crime (season finale)

 
CBS:
 8:00 p.m. NCIS (R)
 9:00 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (R)

10:00 p.m. Fashion’s Night Out

           
NBC:
 8:00 p.m. Minute to Win It  
 9:00 p.m. America’s Got Talent

10:00 p.m. Parenthood (season premiere)

 
Fox:
 8:00 p.m. Glee (R)
 9:00 p.m. Glee (R)
 
 CW:
 8:00 p.m. One Tree Hill (season premiere)

 9:00 p.m. Life Unexpected (season premiere)

 
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TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest

 

-More The Glades:

A&E has renewed drama The Glades for a second season, with an order for 13 new episodes for 2011. Pre-production will begin later this year.

 

-CBS Extends Tony Awards Partnership:

CBS, the home of the annual Tony Awards telecast, has extended its agreement with the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing in a new three-year contract though 2013. The quality awards extravaganza, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been airing on the Eye net since 1978.

 

-Jane Seymour and Joe Lando Reunite:

Former Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman stars Jane Seymour and Joe Lando will reunite for upcoming Hallmark Channel movie At Home With Prudence, which is a sequel to August 2008 Hallmark made-for Dear Prudence. It is slated to debut in Spring 2011.

 

-Series/Season Premiere Date Reminders:

With the start of the 2010-11 TV season now officially just six days away, here is a reminder of when the new and returning network series will begin. All times are Eastern.

 
ABC
 

20/20: Friday, Sept. 17, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

Dancing With the Stars: Monday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. (season premiere)

Castle: Monday, Sept. 20, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

Detroit 1-8-7: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

The Middle: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. (season premiere): new time

Better With You: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m. (series premiere)

Modern Family: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

Cougar Town: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m. (season premiere)

The Whole Truth: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

My Generation: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. (series premiere)

Grey’s Anatomy: Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

Private Practice: Thursday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Sunday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. (season premiere)

Desperate Housewives: Sunday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m. ET (season premiere)

Brothers & Sisters: Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 p.m. ET (season premiere)

No Ordinary Family: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET (series premiere)

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Sunday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. (season premiere)

 

Official start dates for Secret Millionaire and Body of Proof on Friday have not been confirmed yet. Saturday Night Football began on Sept. 4.

 
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CBS
 

-Survivor: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. (season premiere – 21st edition): new day

-How I Met Your Mother: Monday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. (season premiere)

-Rules of Engagement: Monday, Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m. (season premiere)

-Two and a Half Men: Monday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-Mike & Molly: Monday, Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m. (series premiere)

-Hawaii Five-O: Monday, Sept. 20, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

-NCIS: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. (8th season premiere)

-NCIS: Los Angeles: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m. (season premiere, two hours)

-Criminal Minds: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-The Defenders: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

-The Big Bang Theory: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. (season premiere): new day and time

-$#*! My Dad Says: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m. (series premiere)

-CSI: Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-The Mentalist: Thursday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

-Medium: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. (season premiere, second on CBS): new time

-CSI: NY: Friday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m. (season premiere): new day and time

-Blue Bloods: Friday, Sept. 24, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

-48 Hours Mystery: Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

-60 Minutes: Sunday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. (season premiere)

-The Amazing Race: Sunday, Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. (season premiere, 17th edition): 90 minutes

-Undercover Boss: Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 p.m. 9season premiere)

-The Good Wife: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

-CSI: Miami: Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 p.m. (9th season premiere): new day

 
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NBC

(Note: Sunday Night Football opened the season on Thursday, Sept. 9)

 

-The Apprentice: Thursday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m. (season premiere, two hours)

-Chuck: Monday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-The Event: Monday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m. (series premiere)
-Chase: Monday, Sept. 20, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

-The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. (season premiere)

-Parenthood: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10 p.m. (season premiere)

-Undercovers: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. (series premiere)

-Law & Order: SVU: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-Community: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-30 Rock: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m. (season premiere): new time
-The Office: Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-Outsourced: Thursday, Sept. 23, 9:30 p.m. (series premiere)

-Dateline: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. (season premiere, two hours)

-Outlaw: Friday, Sept. 24, 10 p.m. (time period premiere): series preview on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10 p.m.

-Law & Order: Los Angeles: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 p.m. (series premiere)

-School Pride: Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. (series premiere)
 
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Fox

(Note: Cops and America’s Most Wanted opened their new seasons on Sept. 11).

 

-House: Monday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-Lone Star: Monday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m. (series premiere)
-Glee: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-Raising Hope: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m. (series premiere)
-Running Wilde: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m. (series premiere)
-Hell’s Kitchen: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. (season premiere, two hours)
-Bones: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-Fringe: Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. (season premiere)
-The Good Guys: Friday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m. (season premiere)
-The Simpsons: Sunday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-The Cleveland Show: Sunday, Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. (season premiere)
-Family Guy: Sunday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m. (season premiere, one hour)
-Human Target: Friday, October 1, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-American Dad: Sunday, Oct. 3, 9:30 p.m. (season premiere): 100th episode
-Lie to Me: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. (season premiere)
-Hell’s Kitchen: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m. (time period premiere)

 
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CW
 

-One Tree Hill: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. (season premiere)

-Life Unexpected: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m. (season premiere)

-Smallville: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. (10th season premiere, final season)

-Supernatural: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. (6th season premiere): new day

 

Everything else on The CW -- 90210, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model, Hellcats, The Vampire Diaries and Nikita -- has already premiered. 

 
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TV Trivia Time:

Knots So Fast
 

Which one of the following things did not happen on long-running serialized drama Knots Landing?

 
a)      Val’s twins are stolen.
b)      Jill forces Val to take a mouthful of sleeping pills.

c)      Lilimae runs over pathological liar Chip and ends up being put away.

d)      Karen tries to get drug-addicted daughter Diana clean. 

e)      Abby buries Peter’s dead body in a construction site.
 
The answer to yesterday’s question:
 

Which episode number will long-running game show Jeopardy be reaching this season?

 
a)      3,000
b)      4,000
c)      5,000
d)      6,000
e)      7,500
 

Is: d) 6,000. Jeopardy, the most honored game show in television history, began season No. 27 yesterday.

 

-Current kudos goes to:
Dave Aiken, Steve Albright, Burt Benoliel, Rich Chadwick, Larry Collins, Tom Condosta, Audrey Davis, Mike Dugger, Maureen Goldman, Joslyn Hansen, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Tom Kilgallon, Melinda Lujan, Patty Lynch, Jim Moore, Michael Murphy, Alan Perris, Gordon Purcell, Ed Schiffer, Christina Schrenk, David Shearer, Maxine Shulman, Michelle Stanton