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RATINGS RAT RACE: Quiet End For World Series, CBS Comedies Gain Led By ‘Men’

Nellie Andreeva

It was a disappointingly short and uneventful run for the World Series this year as the San Francisco Giants wrapped things up in Game 5 to win the first title for the franchise since it moved cross country in 1958. The game between the Giants and the Rangers drew a 4.2 rating in 18-49 and 14.9 total viewers on Fox, down 21% from last year’s Game 5 featuring the Yankees and up 5% in 18-49 and 13% in total viewers from the non-Yankees Game 5 in 2008, which was plagued by rain delay. Fox is projected to win Monday in adults 18-49, while ABC was No.1 in total viewers for a seventh straight week.

The controversy surrounding Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen resulted in a 9% ratings bump for the veteran CBS comedy, which drew a 4.7/11 in adults 18-49, up from a 4.3/11 in the fast nationals last week to rank as the top program of the night in the demo. (All CBS comedies went up by a tenth in the finals last week.) The other CBS comedy to make headlines last week, Mike & Molly, the object of the infamous Marie Claire column about fat people on TV, didn’t get a boost. It was flat with the freshman comedy’s fast national number last week. CBS posted big gains in the 8 PM hour with How Read More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Suckfest This Season

By | Sunday October 31, 2010 @ 12:23am PDT

OK, I’ve watched almost an hour of Saturday Night Live tonight and it SUCKS. Just like its other shows opening this season. When they can’t even find anything amusing to say about Halloween, it’s time to hang it up. Jeez, why is it so hard for showbiz to do funny that’s actually funny? At least Monday night’s The Women Of SNL is a retrospective of better days.

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