Expect the year in review post in a week or two once everything from the fall has its finale.
THIS WEEK IN TV:
MONDAY-season finales of Big Bang Theory, Bones, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, House, One Tree Hill, Paradise Hotel, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: Miami. Season premiere of The Bachelorette. New episodes of Dancing With the Stars, American Gladiators (coming off pretty bad ratings last week), Dateline NBC, and Celebrity Exposť.
TUESDAY-season finales of NCIS, Dancing With the Stars, Reaper, and Shark. Also new episodes of American Idol, Jail (on MyNetwork), Most Outrageous Moments, and Hell's Kitchen.
WENDESDAY-season finales of American Idol, primetime The Price Is Right, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, CSI: NY, and Law & Order. A new Under One Roof (on MyNetwork).
THURSDAY-season finales of Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty. New episode of Deal or No Deal. Season premieres of So You Think You Can Dance and Last Comic Standing.
WEEKEND-On Saturday, we've got game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Boston vs. Detroit on ABC, and a re-airing of the the made-for-tv movie Vinegar Hill on CBS. FOX has a new America's Most Wanted but Cops is a rerun. On Sunday, FOX has the Coca-Cola 600, and NBC has a new Dateline NBC.
Nielsen actually delayed February sweeps because they didn't want to be affected by DTV switch problems. The 2009 "February" sweeps run March 5 to April 1, and then the May sweeps run April 23rd to May 20th.