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MONDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
‘Voice’ is Monday’s top show in return
Averages a 4.1 in 18-49s, its lowest premiere yet
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Sep. 11, 2012

“The Voice” had a strong debut on NBC last night, if not quite as strong as its previous season premieres.

The third-season bow averaged a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen, easily finishing as the night’s No. 1 show.

That was, as expected, well down from the season two premiere, which aired behind the Super Bowl in February and averaged a 16.3. The show’s April 2011 series debut averaged a 5.1.

Those premieres both aired during the regular season, when viewership levels are much higher than at the end of the summer. This was “Voice’s” first summer premiere.

The show declined 7 percent from last spring’s finale, though NBC notes that it was up slightly from the show’s 3.8 average for its final four episodes.

“Voice” gave a sneak peek of “The New Normal” a boost at 10 p.m. The show bowed to a 2.5, a good number for the summer and much stronger than most 10 p.m. summer programs.

It will slide into its regular 9:30 p.m. timeslot tonight, behind fellow new show “Go On.”

“Voice” faced off with three season finales last night. Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” averaged a 2.5 for its one-hour season ender at 8 p.m., down 0.1 from last season’s two-hour finale.

Lead-out “MasterChef” drew a 2.6 at 9 p.m., also down a tenth from last season’s two-hour finale.

And on ABC, the conclusion of “Bachelor Pad” averaged a 1.3 from 8 to 10 p.m., down 35 percent from last year’s finale.

Meanwhile, NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 3.4 average overnight rating and a 9 share. Fox was second at 2.5/7, CBS and Univision tied for third at 1.4/4, ABC was fifth at 1.1/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-five percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. NBC was first with a 3.6 for "Voice," followed by Fox with a 2.5 for "Kitchen." CBS was third with a 1.7 for U.S. Open men’s final overrun, Univision fourth with a 1.5 for "Por Ella Soy Eva," ABC fifth with a 1.3 for the first hour of "Pad," Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Rosa Diamante" and CW seventh with a 0.3 for "The L.A. Complex."

NBC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 4.6 for more "Voice," while Fox remained second with a 2.6 for "MasterChef." Univision was third with a 1.6 for "Abismo de Pasion," CBS fourth with a 1.5 for tennis and repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "CBS Fall Preview," ABC fifth with a 1.4 for more "Pad," Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for "Corazon Valiente" and CW seventh with a 0.2 for "America's Next Top Model."

At 10 p.m. NBC led with a 2.1 for "Normal" (2.5) and a repeat of "Go" (1.8), with CBS second for the end of its fall preview and repeats of "2 Broke Girls" and "Mike & Molly." Univision was third with a 1.1 for "Amor Bravio," ABC fourth with a 0.8 for a "Castle" rerun and Telemundo fifth with a 0.6 for "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal" (0.8) and "El Rostro de la Venganza" (0.4).

Among households, NBC finished first for the night with a 6.2 average overnight rating and a 10 share. Fox was second at 3.7/6, ABC third at 3.2/5, CBS fourth at 3.1/5, Univision fifth at 2.0/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.4/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/voice-is-mondays-top-show-in-return/
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TV Notes
Jerry Lawler suffers heart attack during live 'Monday Night Raw'
By Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times' 'Show Tracker' Blog - Sep. 11, 2012

Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal.

The 62-year-old Lawler, nicknamed "The King," was stricken as he and announcing partner Michael Cole were providing commentary during a tag-team match featuring Kane and Daniel Bryan versus The Prime Time Players.

Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table.

Medical personnel at ringside immediately started CPR on Lawler, whose heart had stopped beating. As action continued in the ring, Lawler was taken backstage on a stretcher; CPR continued there and while he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

A visibly distraught Cole later updated television viewers about what had happened. After a couple more updates, the show continued without commentary until its conclusion.

Lawler, who still wrestles occasionally, had competed in a match earlier in the show, about 45 minutes before his heart attack.

In the video above, you can see people working on Lawler, then carrying him to a waiting stretcher.

The WWE released the following statement early Tuesday morning:

"Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal. We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."

Lawler is a veteran "Raw" announcer who has had a 40-plus year career as a pro wrestler. He perhaps is best known for his famous run-in with comedian Andy Kaufman on "Late Night with David Letterman," when Lawler slapped Kaufman in a scripted incident to help promote an upcoming match between the two.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-jerry-lawler-20120911,0,4384050.story
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

According to titantv & zap2it CBS still has 60 minutes starting 7:00pm on 9/16.
Really wont matter till 10/7 so they have time to adjust but so far doesnt look like they are gonna do it.....will at least make for fun situations.

Also in the great timing awards....
Next week Demi Lovato starts on the X-Factor meanwhile her song "give your heart a break" just hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40 Pop chart.
Also Adam Levine from the Voice has his Maroon 5 song "one more night" jump into the top 10 @ #8.

CBS finally woke up....they will now start their primetime sched @ 7:30pm on their sunday DH weekends....that was sure like pulling teeth.

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for east/central only obviously.
Edited by dcowboy7 - 9/11/12 at 10:12am
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Guess I'll be recording The Mentalist at 10:30 on those late Sunday nights.
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Guess I'll be recording The Mentalist at 10:30 on those late Sunday nights.
You might consider recording the following program, too, in case 30 minutes isn't enough pad.
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Originally Posted by Jon J View Post

You might consider recording the following program, too, in case 30 minutes isn't enough pad.
If last year was any indication, 30 minutes definitely won't be enough.
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Originally Posted by Michael252 View Post

If last year was any indication, 30 minutes definitely won't be enough.

Yep no way will 30 mins do it....this last week the last game ended 7:59pm.

They really should do something like what FOX does & run a postgame show then just start primetime 8:00pm on those weekends & blow off 1 show.
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

Yep no way will 30 mins do it....this last week the last game ended 7:59pm.
They really should do something like what FOX does & run a postgame show then just start primetime 8:00pm on those weekends & blow off 1 show.
That would make the most sense, of course.
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

Yep no way will 30 mins do it....this last week the last game ended 7:59pm.
They really should do something like what FOX does & run a postgame show then just start primetime 8:00pm on those weekends & blow off 1 show.
That will never happen with the current lineup.

All four of those shows get far too good of ratings, even in re-runs, to bail on them.
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

That will never happen with the current lineup.
All four of those shows get far too good of ratings, even in re-runs, to bail on them.

Good ratings is debatable good wife got a 1 share sunday that was the lowest of the 17 shows that night.

It would still be on singleheader weekends so its not like their canning it + only 2 DH weekends are in sweeps.
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Nielsen Notes (Syndicated)
‘Katie’ Ties Highest-Rated Daytime Talker Debut In 10 Years, ‘Ellen’ Tops All Premieres
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Sep. 11, 2012

Katie Couric‘s new syndicated talk show Katie got off to a strong start yesterday with a 2.8 household rating/8 share in the 56 U.S. metered markets to lead the pack of new daytime talk shows by a large margin. It equaled the highest daytime talk show opener in the last decade, Rachael Ray, in 2006 (2.8), the best premiere since Dr. Phil‘s 5.2 rating in September 2002. Katie, which featured guest Jessica Simpson, built on its lead-in by 12% and improved its time period year-to-year by 22%. (The show replaced soap General Hospital in about half of the country, with the soap now serving as its lead-in.)

Of the other new talk show premieres, Steve Harvey, which debuted last Tuesday, was No. 2 with a 1.5/4. The opener of Jeff Probst yesterday was on the low side (1.0/3), while Ricki Lake (0.8/2) trailed the pack. Lake’s show was affected by the retrans spat between Tribune and Cablevision, which impacts 40% of the nation’s top market, New York. In its sophomore season debut on a new set, Anderson drew a 1.3 household rating, up slightly from the lackluster 1.1 rating for its series premiere last fall. The reigning top-rated daytime talk show, Dr. Phil, opens its 11th season today after it was pre-empted for the U.S. Open tennis championship yesterday. The season premiere of CBS’ The Talk, which featured its hosts makeup-free, delivered a series high 2.6/8 in the East Coast, Central and Mountain markets. It was pre-empted for the U.S. Open on the West Coast where it will air today. Final averages will be available tomorrow.

UPDATED: The numbers for all of yesterday’s daytime syndicated talk shows are in. Not surprisingly, the 10th-season premiere of Ellen featuring guests Patrick Dempsey, Pink and the Fierce Five, came up on top with a 3.0 household rating/8 share in the metered markets, 50% time period improvement vs. last year, and a 2.2/12 in women 25-54, the highest-ever demo number for an Ellen season premiere. Kelly & Michael (2.9 HH, 1.7 W25-54) was second, followed by the fourth-season premiere of Dr. Oz (2.8, 1.6) and Katie (2.8, 1.6). Dr. Oz was No. 1 in cumed household ratings. Ricki Lake (0.8, 0.4) was dead last among all new and returning talk shows, with Jeff Probst (1.0, 0.7) doing only a little better. Yesterday’s rankings should carry an asterisk as top talk show Dr. Phil was a repeat and will launch its new season today.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/katie-leads-talk-show-newcomers-ties-top-rated-daytime-talker-debut-in-10-years/
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Technology/Business Notes
HBO Producer Dana Brunetti to HBO Digital Exec: The Web Will Destroy You
By Lucas Shaw, TheWrap.com - Sep. 11, 2012

Dana Brunetti, a prominent Hollywood producer with a first-look deal at HBO, said Tuesday that web video will “destroy networks and conglomerates as we know it.”

Brunetti (pictured left), producer of “The Social Network” and president of Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, is co-producing the upcoming film version of the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and producing David Fincher’s “House of Cards” for Netflix.

He took no pains to hide that he has enjoyed shifting from working with a TV network or film studio to the red envelope.

“What I find most exciting about online video is that it’s the future,” Brunetti said during a panel at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Conference in San Francisco that included HBO’s Allison Moore. “Look at HBO and how they started, or AMC or Showtime – any of the places you watch the best original content now.”

“They started with movies, and Netflix started with movies. Now it’s going the traditional route of creating original content.”

Brunetti described how Netflix committed to making two full seasons of “House of Cards,” which stars Spacey as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In contrast, most networks commit to a pilot, using it as a test to see if the idea is worth a series.

“It was almost impossible to say no to,” Brunetti said of the Netflix deal. “They gave us creative control, which you never get at a traditional network.”

Moore, who is HBO’s SVP of digital platforms, objected to Brunetti’s forecast of the future, though she diplomatically described it as a difference of opinion. She did note that one key to HBO’s success is that it offers artists greater creative freedom while also playing a role in the development process.

Brunetti acknowledged that the likes of Netflix or Machinima, whose CEO Allen DeBevoise shared the stage with Brunetti, Moore and YouTube executive Malik Ducard, need to upgrade their development teams.

Yet Brunetti persisted in forecasting the fall of TV, castigating one of the industry's more successful digital initiatives – HBO Go.

Brunetti voiced a complaint felt by many – consumers who don’t subscribe to HBO should still be able to pay for HBO Go as a separate service. The crowd, though shrinking as people ate in advance of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's session, offered vociferous approval.

It appeared Moore (right) had had enough when Brunetti accused HBO of leaving money on the table by not simply charging $8 for an HBO Go account.

“It’s a little presumptuous to say $8 will make the business whole,” Moore said.

When one considers production values, distribution and marketing, the math doesn’t add up, she noted. For now, TV Everywhere and an authenticated version of HBO Go remain the best approach for HBOd.

“The best thing a company like us can do is keep making amazing content, Moore said. About that amazing content. Everyone on stage -- even those in the web video space -- acknowledged that the quality of online content needs to improve.

“The production value of YouTube videos is not there,” Brunetti said.

Still, DeBevoise insisted it is easy to identify the impact web video is having by the big entertainment players entering the space, citing Legendary Entertainment’s recent acquisition of Nerdist Industries.

“Players at the very highest end, spending $200 million for a movie, are looking around the platforms saying, ‘Hey, I can change the dynamics of development,'” DeBevoise said.

DeBevoise also said TV was now approaching his company for help, hoping Machinima can drive its massive fan base to watch a show like "The Walking Dead" by creating video campaigns.

"One of the great ironies of the last conversation was our fastest growing customer base is TV," DeBevoise said. "One thing you can do on YouTube is drive numbers to a demo. If you make something that fits our demo, we can drive a lot of people to it."

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/hbo-producer-dana-brunetti-hbo-digital-exec-web-will-destroy-you-55986
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TV Notes
Can There Be Too Much Quirk? And Three Other Burning Questions About Tuesday-Night TV
By Josef Adalian, Denise Martin and Margaret Lyons, Vulture.com (New York Magazine) - Sep. 11, 2012

All week long, Vulture is bringing you a night-by-night breakdown of the new fall schedule, answering the burning questions of the day. Yesterday, we looked at the veteran Monday shows. Today, we're looking at Tuesday nights, where it's all about the newcomers, like CBS's seventies-set cop show Vegas, and freshman comedies The Mindy Project, The New Normal, and Go On.

Can Vegas be more than just another CBS crime procedural?
At one point in the pilot for period drama Vegas, law enforcement officials are seen standing in the desert, flashlights in hand, headed toward a dead body. One almost expects the Who to start blaring on the soundtrack and a title card for CSI: The Sixties to pop up. The scene is a crime-show cliché so obvious, it's hard not to wonder whether it was deliberately inserted by producers as a way of calming any CBS execs nervous about the notion of something too different on a network schedule powered by CSIs and NCISes: "Look! We've got cops searching for corpses! We fit right in!" By the end of the hour, it's clear Vegas aspires to something more than solving the whodunits of the week. As the Eye's relentless promos have likely informed you, it's also about cowboy/sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) and his unconventional ways of keeping the sin in the city under control, particularly as organized crime strengthens its grip on the casino business. There's also the promise of a showdown between Lamb and the New Mobster in Town (Michael Chiklis) and all the sudsy drama such confrontation might offer. In these ways, Vegas has echoes of The Good Wife, a legal drama as much about personal politics as courtroom maneuvering. The latter show has found a way to balance the stand-alone stories CBS programmers worship while also feeling like the sort of serialized gem you might find on AMC or FX. Alas, ratings for Good Wife have never been stellar, and while the show has lasted four seasons, that's mostly because Eye execs love to have a critically beloved jewel to sit atop their annual Nielsen crowns. As a result, CBS suits are unlikely to let another show go down the Good path; it'll be a shock if they allow Vegas producers to focus more on the looming Quaid-Chiklis showdown than the more mundane collaring of crooks. That said, the real-life Lamb is a truly colorful character, and Chiklis is always fun to watch. Even if Vegas doesn't attempt to go dark, it could yet turn into a compelling character study worth following.

Will NBC’s The New Normal Be Another Hit for Ryan Murphy?
If you took American Horror Story’s politically incorrect matriarch Constance, zapped her homicidal tendencies, and plopped her down in a half-hour sitcom with Glee’s Kurt and Blaine all grown up and looking to expand their family, you’d have something close to The New Normal. In Ryan Murphy’s latest, a gay couple (Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells and The Hangover’s Justin Bartha) who want a child hire single mom Goldie (One Day's Georgia King) to carry their baby. Unfortunately for all of them, her grandma (Ellen Barkin) is as racist, homophobic, and offensive as, well, anyone on conservative talk radio. Consider this Murphy’s Modern Family by way of All in the Family, and a struggling NBC has high hopes for it. The network is stripping the show across three nights this week, and NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt told Vulture last week he was especially happy to see it test very well with young men in the 18-34 demographic. Murphy received the blessing of Norman Lear himself, recently tweeting that the godfather of envelope-pushing sitcoms pronounced The New Normal “excellent,” but it remains to be seen how the already-polarizing new show will fare in grabbing a broad audience. (One NBC affiliate in Utah already decided not to air it, but that seemed inevitable and hardly a tried-and-true omen of national controversy.) Critics haven't been overwhelmed: The show received a 62 Metacritic score, and our own Matt Zoller Seitz called it "Modern Family Lite." Monday’s special preview drew an okay 6.9 million viewers following the season-three premiere of The Voice, but it will be more telling to see how it fairs in its regular Tuesday night slot where it comes after the more conventional Matthew Perry comedy Go On. The good news is NBC’s ratings bar is not all that high for comedy, and Murphy’s tendency to swing for the extremes has paid off before (Glee, Horror Story, Nip/Tuck) and could very well work on the network that’s already home to risk-takers like 30 Rock, Community, and Smash (an unintentional comedy in its first season).

Is grief funny?
Oy, not really, but that's not stopping Go On from trying to wring laughs out of a bereavement support group. It's a tough choice of premise, because even TV dramas have a spotty record of portraying loss: Rescue Me used hallucinations to illustrate its characters' magical thinking, but the show dropped that conceit part of the way through its run. Grey's Anatomy has tried a number of times to plumb the depths of its characters' various states of mourning, but each time it sort of chickens out (think: Denny's ghost). Bunheads' star characters are people who just lost an adult child and just lost a spouse — which the show only rarely mentions or acknowledges. (Denial ain't just a river through the first stage of grief, etc.) There's no one accurate portrayal of grief; one person's lying on the floor weeping is another's half-marathon. You can't develop a viable sitcom character without having a solid idea of his or her motivations — but grief motivates us each to do different things and, on any given day, can motivate us to be extra ambitious ("She would want me to succeed!") or basically catatonic ("She's not here; it doesn't even matter if I succeed.") or a number of things in between. Lots and lots of comedy comes from the contrast between what we expect to happen and what actually happens, and that puts Go On in a weird position. I expect that my brother wouldn't die, but he did! Ha, ha, ha? Or, I expected to feel better today, but I don't! It's just as bad as it ever was! Ha? I grieve this way, but these characters are so strange that they grief this other way. It's not that there's no way to mine tragedy for humor — the secret ingredient is time — but it's not easy.

Are we approaching peak quirkiness with The Mindy Project airing after New Girl?
Nope! Sure, both shows center on 30-year-old women trying to turn over a new leaf, and both shows use a lot of pop-infused chitchat to flesh out their secondary characters. But let's all resist the urge to over-adorablize women's behavior by calling it "quirky" as a way of putting it down. Wearing goofy fake teeth to a wedding? Fine, New Girl, that's textbook quirky. Getting really drunk at your ex-boyfriend's wedding and spending a night in jail? That's not quirky. (Though it is funny and surprisingly endearing on Mindy.) What we are approaching is a critical mass of banter. And it's not just New Girl and The Mindy Project: Tuesdays from 9 to 10 p.m., America is in banterville, with Go On and The New Normal on NBC, Happy Endings, and Don't Trust the B---- on ABC, and this block on Fox. Go ahead, count the pop-culture allusions.

http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/fall-tv-tuesdays-new-normal-burning-questions.html
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TV Notes
CBS to start Sunday shows half-hour later to accommodate NFL doubleheaders
By Alan Sepinwall, HitFix.com - Sep. 11, 2012

CBS is adjusting the way it schedules its Sunday primetime shows on weekends where the network airs an NFL doubleheader.

Football season has always made the start times for "60 Minutes" and company rough estimates at best, but it's become more of an issue in the age of DVRs, and particularly this season, due to the NFL shifting the start time for its Sunday late-afternoon games from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Two nights ago, all of CBS' shows shifted nearly a half an hour, and as a result, that's how CBS will officially schedule its shows for future doubleheader weekends.

CBS still has doubleheaders on September 16 and 23, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18 and December 2, 16 and 30. On those nights, "60 Minutes" will officially start at 7:30, "Big Brother" or (after September 23) "The Amazing Race" at 8:30, "The Good Wife" at 9:30 and "The Mentalist" at 10:30. That means that, barring an incredibly long late game, if you set your DVR to record those shows, the whole show should record without needing padding.

This doesn't solve every problem, as it's only being done on the national doubleheader days, and many local markets frequently have their team playing the late game. (This is a big problem in New York, for instance, where the Jets and Giants almost never play at the same time, meaning one of them is always the late game.) CBS also has its "Eye-lert" system to alert you to when delays are happening, and now long they'll be, but they're of limited use if you won't happen to be near your DVR that day.

Still, it's a step in the right direction. FOX long ago accepted that it was madness to schedule shows in the 7 o'clock hour in fall and instead goes with its "The O.T." overtime show that can be as long or as short as necessary to ensure that "The Simpsons" starts at 8. CBS executives have said in the past that their Sunday shows often do better on nights when they're delayed by football, and that as a result saw no need to change anything. But when your customers are annoyed — even if it's not enough of them to hurt the Nielsen number — it's usually wise to do something about that.

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/cbs-to-start-sunday-shows-half-hour-later-to-accommodate-nfl-doubleheaders
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
(R - May 16)
8:30PM - Suburgatory
(R - Apr. 18)
9PM - Modern Family
(R - May 16)
9:31PM - Suburgatory
(R - May 2)
10:00PM - Revenge
(R - Jan. 18)
* * * *
11:35PM - Nightline (LIVE)
Midnight - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Britney Spears and Simon Cowell; Slightly Stoopid performs)

CBS:
8PM - Big Brother SD
9PM - Criminal Minds
(R - May 16)
10PM - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
(R - May 9)
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Amy Adams; reality-TV stars Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr.; Hacienda performs)
(R - Aug. 28)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Heather Graham; journalist Joel Stein)

NBC:
8PM - The Voice
9PM - America's Got Talent (LIVE)
10PM - Guys With Kids (Series Premiere)
10:30PM - The New Normal
(R - Sep. 10)
* * * *
12:05AM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Kristen Bell; Olympic champion Ryan Lochte; Regina Spektor performs)
(R - Aug. 16)
1:07AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Amy Adams; journalist David Gregory; professional golfer Rory McIlroy; Florence and the Machine perform)
1:37AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Katharine McPhee; Wallpaper performs)
(R - May 10)

FOX:
8PM - The X Factor (Season Premiere, 120 min.)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Nature - Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story (R - Jan. 9, 2011)
9PM - Great Performances at the Met: Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) (4 1/2 hrs.)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Por Ella Soy Eva
9PM - Abismo de Pasión
10PM - Amor Bravio

THE CW:
8PM - Oh Sit!
9PM - Supernatural
(R - May 4)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Rosa Diamante
9PM - Corazón Valiente
10PM - Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal
10:30PM - El Rostro de la Venganza

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Ed Rendell)
(R - Sep. 7)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Ed Rendell)
(R - Sep. 7)

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Bob Costas; Lake Bell; musical guest The Hives)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Tim Gunn; Dan Maurio; Fortune Feimster; Marc Maron)
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Sep. 12, 2012

THE VOICE
NBC, 8:00 p.m. ET
SEASON PREMIERE:
Part 3 of 3. If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight auditions with auditions, and judges with judges? In an effort to try and blunt tonight’s season premiere of Fox’s The X Factor, NBC has added a third installment to this week’s multi-night season premiere of its own celebrity-judged musical competition series, The Voice. (And for Simon Cowell's thoughts on The Voice's blunt efforts, see Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes.)

THE X FACTOR
Fox, 8:00 p.m. ET
SEASON PREMIERE:
Part 1 of 2. For its second season, X Factor grand pooh-bah Simon Cowell has retained fellow host L.A. Reid, but otherwise cleared the decks to make room for two new female judges: young singer and tween TV star Demi Lovato and former pop-princess icon, Britney Spears. As kids, both Spears and Voice judge Christina Aguilera once co-starred on The New Mickey Mouse Club. Now their career paths cross again — this time as prime-time TV rivals.

DAMAGES
DirecTV Audience Network, 9:00 p.m. ET
SERIES FINALE
: It all ends tonight: The legal case pitting Patty (Glenn Close) against Ellen (Rose Byrne), the intricately interwoven story threads, and this ambitious, wonderful series itself, which began on FX in 2007 and ends tonight, five years later. Trust this excellent show to leave to final stones unturned, and to live up to the exhaustive, sinister threat of its VLA theme song: “When I get through with you / There won’t be anything left.”

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “DIE WALKURE”
PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s entry in the epic Wagnerian opera focuses on the Wotan clan — specifically, on Wotan’s daughter, the original warrior princess: Brunnhilde, played by series co-host Deborah Voight.

INSIDE THE NFL
Showtime, 9:00 p.m. ET
SEASON PREMIERE:
James Brown, Cris Collinsworth and Phil Simms are back for another new season of this long-running series, kicking off again (so to speak) after the NFL teams completed their first official week of the 2012 pro football season.


http://www.tvworthwatching.com/
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Haha!! Yes indeed.biggrin.gif
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TV Notes
CBS to start Sunday shows half-hour later to accommodate NFL doubleheaders
By Alan Sepinwall, HitFix.com - Sep. 11, 2012
That means that, barring an incredibly long late game, if you set your DVR to record those shows, the whole show should record without needing padding.

This doesn't solve every problem, as it's only being done on the national doubleheader days, and many local markets frequently have their team playing the late game. (This is a big problem in New York, for instance, where the Jets and Giants almost never play at the same time, meaning one of them is always the late game.)

As we mentioned earlier if he thinks only an "incredibly long late game" will cause runover so no need to pad then theres this bridge in brooklyn i want to sell him.

& he says jets/giants is always the late game in NY....but in the first 5 weeks this season they are the late game only 1 time.
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As we mentioned earlier if he thinks only an "incredibly long late game" will cause runover so no need to pad then theres this bridge in brooklyn i want to sell him.
I suspect he thinks he already owns it.
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My wife reports via The Glades on A&E's Facebook page that it has been renewed for a 4th season of either 10-13 eps. Correction Glades star Matt Passmore's Facebook page rolleyes.gif
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Is there a fall season premiere start date schedule posted here somewhere? And if not here which site might have a good one? Need to make sure my DVRs are set correctly.

Thanks.smile.gif
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Is there a fall season premiere start date schedule posted here somewhere? And if not here which site might have a good one? Need to make sure my DVRs are set correctly.
Thanks.smile.gif

I was wondering the same thing. It's already started. I have no idea what I've missed but NBC is already rolling out new shows this week.

Maybe this will work?

http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/calendar.aspx
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I was wondering the same thing. It's already started. I have no idea what I've missed but NBC is already rolling out new shows this week.
Maybe this will work?
http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/calendar.aspx
Yes, that helps, I prefer just a text listing by date like we used to get here though. It will get the job done though, thanks!

As far as already missing anything, we're talking about NBC....wink.gif
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This is a good list:
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/08/13/fall-2012-tv-premiere-dates/144827/
Yes, I like the format of that list, all it needs is the ability to filter out(or in) the nets I'm interested in.

Thanks. smile.gif
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Dish to carry Glenn Beck's Online Network
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/09/12/business/ap-us-dish-network-beck.html?_r=1&hp

Well I now know never to get Dish.
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TUESDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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