MONDAY-ABC has the two-hour season finale of Dance War along with a new episode of October Road, CBS has new episodes of Welcome to the Captain and New Adventures of Old Christine, The CW has the premiere of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, FOX has the last pre-strike episode of Prison Break tonight (with no guarantees of any new episodes after that), and NBC has new episodes of Deal or No Deal and Medium sandwiched around the premiere of My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad. * This season of Pussycat Dolls Present is a 10-episode reality show about finding 3 women that can be made into a pop group, that I'm guessing will be called Girlicious. * Originally Baby Borrowers was going to replace American Gladiators, but they've decided on My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad instead. It's an 8-episode reality/game show featuring a father and his child going up against other teams. Produced by Mark Burnett, hosted by Dan Cortese. * The contestants on the next season of Dancing With the Stars are going to be revealed on the finale of Dance Wars.
TUESDAY-ABC has new episodes of Just For Laughs, According to Jim, Car Poolers, and Boston Legal, CBS has Big Brother and a new episode of Jericho, The CW has a new One Tree Hill, FOX has a two-hour American Idol (the 12 men compete), and NBC has a new Biggest Loser. *That's the last pre-strike episode of Boston Legal. 8 more new episodes are in the works, however.
WEDNESDAY-ABC has new episodes of Wife Swap, Supernanny, and Cashmere Mafia, CBS has Big Brother, The CW airs the first actual new episode of America's Next Top Model (along with a reshowing of Girlicious), FOX has the women compete on American Idol this time, and NBC has new episodes of Deal or No Deal and Law & Order. *That's the last pre-strike episode of Cashmere Mafia. No word yet on if they're returning to filming.
THURSDAY-ABC has new episodes of Lost and Eli Stone, CBS has a new episode of Survivor, The CW has a new episode of Supernatural, FOX has a special Thursday-edition of American Idol (in which 4 people get voted off), along with a new episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics, and NBC has new episodes of Celebrity Apprentice and Lipstick Jungle. *That's the last pre-strike episode of Supernatural. It returns with new episodes on April 24th.
FRIDAY-ABC has a special episode of 20/20 entitled "What Would You Do?", CBS has the first of 6 specials of The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular, The CW has Friday Night Smackdown!, and NBC airs the season finale of 1 Vs. 100, the season premiere of Amne$ia, and a special episode of Dateline NBC. *20/20: What Would You Do explores how people react to difficult situations in which there is no right or wrong answer. I know what James T. Kirk would do in that situation. This is apparently a teaser of a 5-part Primetime series that airs next week. *Amne$ia is an 8-episode game show where the object of the game is to answer questions about your life that you probably forgot. Produced by Mark Burnett, hosted by Dennis Miller.
SATURDAY-ABC airs "Forrest Gump", FOX has new episodes of Cops and America's Most Wanted, and NBC reairs the premieres of My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad and Knight Rider.
SUNDAY-ABC has a Barbara Walters Special which leads into the 80th Annual Academy Awards, CBS has 60 Minutes and Big Brother (and the 2nd week of Dexter), The CW finally comes to their senses and airs the last episode of CW Now, FOX has the last hour of Nascar's Auto Club 500, and NBC has a Law & Order:Criminal Intent marathon.
Originally posted by richconDoes anyone know what kind of ratings the Simpsons did in its prime? I seem to remember it getting very high ratings, but the ratings for it and Family Guy are very low these days.
This says in the 7th season (1995-1996) the rating (I'm guessing it's the overall rating) was usually about 9.0.
But network ratings overall are down. This says that it averaged a 9.8 in for the 2004-2005 season, and was 50th overall. This season it's still in the top 60 shows, with a 5.5 average.
Also found this in which they said that a May 2004 episode was (at that time, at least) the lowest rated original episode in history, with 6.6 million viewers. Last night's episode had 7.81 million viewers.
Can a "network" have a fall lineup if they don't produce any new shows? Syndicated shows, reruns and specials? Toss "The 700 Club" into the mix and you have CBN, circa 1997. Minus the violent wrestling, of course.