PROGRAMMING NOTES: Big Shots was prempted by the special Thursday airing of Women's Murder Club (the difference between Thursday and Friday is apparently a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo), and ABC's Saturday night lineup was prempted by the American Music Awards, which got a 7.4 overall rating and a 4.8 in the demo. Prison Break had its mid-season finale last week, and will be on reruns until January 14th. The Big Bang Theory (and possibly Back To You) will apparently be in reruns until the strike ends. Other shows in reruns this week (but will return live next week) are Reaper, Gossip Girl, and Life is Wild. The Bachelor ends this week, with the winning woman announced in a special episode airing Tuesday night, in Boston Legal's timeslot. This is also the last week of Dancing With The Stars airing on Monday night. The season finale will air Tuesday, November 27th. Phenomenon also ends this week. If you watch Cavemen or Carpoolers, don't expect to see a new episode until November is over. That timeslot has become old Charlie Brown movie night. This week, it's "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "He's A Bully, Charlie Brown". On Wednesday, NBC has prempted Life and Bionic Woman are prempted by a special Deal or No Deal Thanksgiving Extravaganza. CBS and ABC are the only ones not showing movies on Thursday night. ABC is airing the 2nd season premiere of October Road in Big Shot's timeslot. It will move to it's normal Monday timeslot next week. The CW is airing "Raise Your Voice", a 2004 movie starring Hillary Duff (a 5.0 out of 10 rating on IMDB). FOX is airing "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story". And NBC is airing "The Incredibles". On Friday, NBC is airing "The Family Man", a 2000 movie starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Again, it's regular practice to prempt low-rated programming (like Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas) during sweeps. ABC's Saturday Night Football will see Missouri take on Kansas. America's Funniest Home Videos will be prempted on Sunday by a special 2-hour edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. NBC's Sunday Night Football game will show New England destory Philadelphia.
I'm working on some graphs of each show ratings week to week. I'll post it here once it's finished. EDIT: Here we are. If you see this, feel free to bump it. The graphs are obviously pretty cluttered. ABC CBS The CW FOX NBC
I don't know how much of this is true or not, but I had read somewhere that BBC America isn't owned by the BBC themselves, but Discovery Networks. DN just licensed the BBC name and had to get the rights to the programs themselves.