ANARCHY Crushes LENO!!
MELROSE No Place To Be!!
I am – Hercules!!
Tuesday 18-49 finals (now with first-run cable!):
4.7 (4.5) (4.3) (4.6) (4.8) NCIS
3.9 (3.5) (3.6) (4.1) (4.4) NCIS Los Angeles
3.9 (3.5) (3.7) (3.6) (3.1) The Biggest Loser
3.4 (2.9) (2.6) (2.6) (3.5) Dancing With The Stars
3.4 (----) (----) (----) (----) ALCS Baseball
2.8 (2.8) (2.9) (3.1) (3.1) The Good Wife
2.0 (1.8) (2.0) (1.9) (1.9) Sons of Anarchy
1.9 (2.0) (1.9) (2.0) (2.6) The Forgotten
1.8 (1.8) (2.1) (2.3) (2.5) The Jay Leno Show
1.8 (1.6) (1.5) (1.5) (----) Shark Tank
1.1 (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.0) 90210
1.1 (1.0) (1.4) (1.5) (----) The Hills
0.9 (----) (----) (----) (----) Dirty Jobs
0.8 (0.7) (0.9) (1.3) (----) The City
0.7 (0.7) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) Melrose Place
0.6 (0.6) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) Flipping Out
(----) (3.8) (3.3) (3.1) (3.5) Hell’s Kitchen
(----) (----) (2.5) (2.4) (----) So You Think You Can Dance
* Cable’s “Sons of Anarchy” beat “The Jay Leno Show” for the first time in 18-49, pushing NBC’s 10 p.m. hour into fifth place behind Fox’s playoffs, “The Good Wife,” the FX biker drama and ABC’s aptly-titled “Forgotten.”
* This is the second time “Forgotten” has been beaten by “Anarchy” in 18-49 this season.
* With baseball replacing reality on Fox Tuesday, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” hit its best numbers of the season. Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” returns to Tuesdays next next week.
* “Melrose Place,” The CW’s lowest-rated show now that “The Beautiful Life” is gone, just got an order for five more episodes Tuesday, even though original recipe “Melrose” star Daphne Zuniga’s appearance failed to reverse its decline in 18-49.
* “Melrose Place” continues to pull a lower 18-49 number than Tuesday cable fare like “Anarchy” and MTV’s “The Hills” and “The City.”
* With “Hell’s Kitchen” and “So You Think You Can Dance” off Tuesday, “Dancing With The Stars” got a huge boost that allowed it to beat Fox’s playoff game by a wide margin in total viewers.
* Bottom-feeding “Shark Tank’s” season finale garnered the show’s best Tuesday number, bringing it into an 18-49 tie with “Leno.”
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Oct. 21, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST
Two weeks ago in 'Smite' he stole the episode in a scene with Clay. This week, he has another solid and subtle conversation with Jax about the healing of the MC. Goddamn epic.
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST
Lots of dancing from teach tonight. Hiro is going to kick his ass when he finds out he is trying to bone Charlie.
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST
is my favorite drama right now, with It's Always Sunny being my favorite sitcom. Go FX! Both of these shows absolutely rock!
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST
How was he higher rated than Letterman for so long? Oh yeah, Lettterman lost it more than a decade ago.<p> All I know is that Conan is the ONLY lat night TV that is watchable on a regular basis since Arsenio Hall.
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST
And last night ep was suspenseful and had some twists!
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST
At least there was a hockey game last night.
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST
for a good night viewing? finish the night off with the Daily Show, Colbert and the Late Show with Craig Ferguson- the perfect night in.....
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST
for November sweeps, "and air back-to-back eps on Friday nights in December."
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST
right now. So bizarre.
Oct. 21, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST
Never a good sign when they pull a series out of a sweeps period.
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST
an I-95 World Series. :D
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST
i really think the ratings will be the highest its been in years. if its yankees vs dodgers in the world series, that would be even better for the ratings.
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST
Seriously, the show is filling the gap that my beloved "The Shield" left last season. Last night's one-on-one interrogations with that lady agent were terrific!!!
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST
CW, must be calling Joss for a Faith series or something, "We need you Joss!!". <p> But could they afford Eliza, doubt it.
Oct. 21, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST
Seriously, not just that he's bombing at 10 pm, Conan's getting his ass kicked at 11:30 and Fallon's not doing as good as Conan at 12:30. And the local news on NBC affiliates is being killed due to Leno.
Oct. 21, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST
Go Phillies; beat the Eeeeeeeeee-vil Empire. :D
Oct. 21, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST
Proclaim "Mission Accomplished", declare victory and move on.
Oct. 21, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST
by Ka Dargo
Who the hell said Yankees vs Dodgers would be highest rated?? Yeah, let's watch the boring ass Dodgers when you have the awesome exciting Phillies going for a repeat. Any sports fan that wants Yankees/Dodgers isn't a true fan. Unless the dodgers are your team.
Oct. 22, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST
The boston affiliate didn't want leno from the get go. Even if NBC wants to force them to keep showing Leno, eventually the affiliates will force NBC to accept they made a mistake. Can't wait until that happens
Oct. 22, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST
Move Conan back to his old show, and kick Fallon out? That seemed to work a few years ago.
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST
by Amadeo Zeller
to Cable TV. Showtime or HBO would be fertile ground for an "R" rated Buffy/Angel-Verse Spin-Off...Think of the possibilities! Joss, it's time to forsake the limitations, and the unreasonable "NIELSEN'S ADDICTED" expectations of network television and make that jump!
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST
And I mean that as a serious question, not with any snark behind it. I've only ever seen bits of it here and there and it always kind of gave off a JAG vibe to me -- which I know had it's share of fans, but never struck me as aicn geek material
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST
NCIS is a charming, funny show with a cast that works great together. It used to be written off as an "old people show" much like JAG, but now that it's the number one show on TV people are paying attention.
Oct. 22, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST
gets booted from heroes...gets a gig with melrose place...not a good year for a really good guy
Oct. 22, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST
That just keeps on growing and getting better. It also greatly benefits by having one of the finest ensembles of quality character actors anywhere on tv right now.
Oct. 22, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST
Great show, smart cast. I've never been interested in this segment of society, but this show dragged me in. I'd like to see the guys who play Jax and Opie get jobs like Thor or Cap - cool dudes and they have the weight. If the producers work on the writing just a bit they could have another Sopranos. Very interested to see where this season goes - the opening was groundbreaking. Oh, and brilliant move bringing in Adam Arkin and Henry Rollins as AB. Seriously - genius.
Oct. 22, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
That match up would have given them the best ratings in years. No one gives two shits about Killadelphia. People will watch for the Yankees. But Yankees vs. Dodgers would have been EPIC. Too bad. Now the real question is why do old people watch NCIS? I really should do research and write a book about this.
Oct. 22, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST
I don't like him either, but the joy whenever another program 'crushes' Leno by 0.2 of a rating is hillarious.
Oct. 22, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST
Best fight I have seen since Roddy Piper vs Keith David in They Live. It was that good.
Oct. 22, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST
The show is more entertaining than I expected, and seems to be one of the few reality-type shows that isn't mostly scripted.
Oct. 22, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST
Whattaya know? The head of the Boston affiliate -- my local NBC station -- may have been right about Leno. I also think he's show's existence is messing with Conan's show, as I predicted.<p>Didn't I hear years back that Letterman was beating Leno until Hugh Grant came on the Tonight Show after his hooker adventures?
Oct. 22, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST
Fuck Mad Men and Lost. This is the best show on television. Great actors, great plot and real fucking action. Keep your conservative ad men with wife issues and give me kick ass jail fights. Fuck your mysterious Gilligan island and give me bikers protecting porn stars. This show is the truth.
Oct. 22, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST
Believe it or not, my 70+ year-old parents watch NCIS for Abby. They think she's "fun" and makes the show.
Oct. 22, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
I like both Sons of Anarchy and Mad Men. Yes, there's something satisfying about a good jail house brawl, but the psychological warfare in Mad Men is also fascinating. And by the way, if anyone thinks Sons of Anarchy is anything other than an enjoyable fantasy, they are seriously deluded.
Oct. 22, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
Seriously anybody at NBC start thinking that Leno ISN'T the whole problem? sure his ratings are Low but you put out a good product people will find it-local news rating are down-doesn't everyone tune in to the Daily show these days? so is Conan-big surprise- and Fallon-again big surprise.....Maybe it is simple that they don't have the TALENT to hold the audience-certainly compared to the competition. I'd rather be watching CBS-never found Conan Funny at all and Ferguson is Quiet simply THE BEST in late night........
Oct. 22, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST
And Katey Sagal deserves her Emmy. Peg Bundy who?
Oct. 22, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST
Programmers know what they want people to watch and neither know nor care what people want to watch. <P> Anyone involved with "Melrose" should be garrotted.
Oct. 22, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST
.......DITTO! Not quite as good as The Shield, and nowhere near The Wire, but a great show nevertheless. I hope the audience continues to grow so the show can stick around for a while.
Oct. 22, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST
Leno's poor ratings are one thing. His show is cheap enough that NBC is probably still making money off of him. The problem for NBC is what he is doing to the rest of their lineup. Fro example, both L&O shows are way down in the ratings. Both shows have also been forced to move to new timeslots that are not suited to their strengths. NBC moved the flagship show to Fridays. They tried that a couple of years ago and it failed miserably. What possibly made them think it would work now? Other hour longs are also way down. And promising shows (like Southland) have been shelved.
Oct. 22, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST
is the best show on TV right now.
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST
Its like one good one bad. This weeks was good, last weeks was bad (not really bad just kind of boring). Also did you know Katy is married to the creator of the show? She should get a Emmey nod/win for her performence in those first couple episodes from this season. And Cranston should win again. <P> Anyone watching Nip/Tuck?
Oct. 22, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST
It's a very good show. F/X better hope NBC keeps Leno, because that means "Damages" will also benefit from the lack of competition when it returns after SOA is done with its 13 eps.<p>NCIS's appeal is Abby, the goth tech girl, and Ducky the coroner who's played by David McCallum. They are the best written and best played parts. The stuff with the Israeli chick and the younger dude is just annoying crap trying to replicate "Moonlighting." Mark Harmon can be good, but half the time the scripts let him down.-----later-----m
Oct. 22, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST
Older people think she's quaint.....younger people want to sleep with her, win/win for CBS. Abby should have gotten a spinoff instead of NCIS: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula
Oct. 22, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST
And that lap dog got a new contract despite losing a 3rd of his audience after the election. This why Jay will always be on, he'll play the " you keep that loser on the last place cable news channel ".
Oct. 22, 2009, 4 p.m. CST
...think TV is better than movies at this point? Every once in a while a good movie will come out, but to me the excitement is on TV with Dexter, The Tudors (underrated), True Blood, In Treatment, Sons of Anarchy, HBO's new Boardwalk series, plus all of your favorites.
Oct. 22, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST
easily my fav show right now. its not quite up there with the shield, but it does help fill the void. maybe kurt sutter had more to do with the shield than shawn ryan! the unit is ok, but thats it. SOA has the feel of the shield, the tension.. fucking brilliant. ya just know the last few episodes will be the best tv this year!
Oct. 22, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST
Sounds like it's tanking!
Oct. 22, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST
ya I'm sure you have the real inside scoop. <P> Go be a pissant elsewhere. The show is good. That's the end of that conversation. <P> You're an idiot.
Oct. 22, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST
Where is our SOA Talkback Herc? I demand a weekly Tuesday entry for SAMCRO discussion!
Oct. 22, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST
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