THE WEEK IN TV Monday: The Bachelorette and Here Come The Newlyweds on ABC (the later is repeated on Saturday); I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! (premiere) and Medium on NBC. So called celebrities include Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson, John Salley, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sanjaya Malakar, Spencer Pratt, Stephen Baldwin, and Torrie Wilson.
Tuesday: According To Jim and Earth 2100 on ABC; Hitched or Ditched on The CW; Mental on FOX (repeated on Friday); I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, Inside the Obama White House, Part 1 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC. Earth 2100 is a news/documentary special about worst cased scenarios of what the planet could be like in 2015, 2050, and 2100 due to issues like climate change, overpopulation, and dwindling energy resources. If you had heard about this a year ago when it was first announced, you could have given ABC free content by submitting your own video showing what life will be like in those three times.
Wednesday: Wipeout (repeates on Saturday), The Goode Family, and The Unusuals on ABC; So You Think You Can Dance on FOX; I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, Inside the Obama White House, Part 2 and Law & Order on NBC.
Thursday: A special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night and NBA Finals Game 1 on ABC; So You Think You Can Dance on FOX; I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! and The Listener (premiere) on NBC. Remember, The Listener is about a telepathic paramedic.
Friday: 20/20 on ABC; Don't Forget the Lyrics! on FOX; Dateline NBC on NBC.
Saturday: Pushing Daisies on ABC; Harper's Island and 48 Hours Mystery on CBS; Cops and America's Most Wanted on FOX; and Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 on NBC (if necessary).
Sunday: NBA Finals Game 2 on ABC; 60 Minutes and The 63rd Annual Tony Awards on CBS; Kiss the Bride (The W at Amazon) on The CW (I almost didn't think amazon had this because amazon's idea of important actors is all backwards; it's also available in a Video On Demand version (rental for $2.99, digital purchase for $9.99)); Dateline NBC and 10.5: Apocalypse, Part 1, on NBC. 10.5: Apocalypse was a miniseries that originally aired on (I'm guessing) NBC in 2006. If you end up liking it, you can buy the DVD from amazon for only $3.99, or the Blu-Ray for $7.99. As I write this, the DVD is #4 in amazon's Disaster Films category, which is interesting because it's rated 4.3 out of 10 on IMDB. I guess it's easy to like a DVD when it's only $3.99.
TV RATINGS links go to where you can watch the show for free online.
Sorry for being so late on this one, but I just read this. I know it's the summer, so one can't really compare this to the fall season, but CBS swept the top 10 shows, so says IMDB quoting the Neilsen Ratings for the week.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. NCIS, CBS, 8.1/13; 2. The Mentalist, CBS, 8/13; 3. "George Strait: Academy of Country Music Artist of the Year," CBS, 6.8/11; 4. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 6.7/11; 5. Without a Trace (Thursday), CBS, 6.6/12; 6. Without a Trace (Tuesday), CBS, 6.4/11; 7. NCIS (Thursday), CBS, 6.3/11; 8. 60 Minutes, CBS, 5.9/12; 9. Criminal Minds, CBS, 5.8/10; 10. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 5.7/9.
(edited by Zeruel on 10.6.09 0804)
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"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." George W. Bush - June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.
Yeah what's even more amazing is that you'll notice 8 of those ten shows aren't listed on my list because they're reruns. 8 of the top ten shows of the week were CBS reruns. It does help that those are the household ratings, which give an advantage to shows that skew older (as almost everything on CBS does), but amazing nonetheless.