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Originally Posted by borntocoast View Post

There are a smattering of decent shows on cable, unfortunately the bad far outweighs the good. Most of them (The Good Shows) will make it to DVD/Blu-Ray eventually, and I can wait. Besides, as Jedi knight Mentioned earlier, I have better things to do than pay $100+ a month to watch these shows INFESTED with 20 or more minutes of commercials per hour. mad.gif

DVRs mean you don't have to watch commercials--but wait, those cost money, scratch THAT idea.
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Originally Posted by Steve S View Post

DVRs mean you don't have to watch commercials--
In today’s ADHD/ADD world, skipping commercials takes too much time.
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Nov. 26, 2012

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

Joe Manganiello continues his guest role as Brad, the former friend and current nemesis of Marshall (Jason Segel), in this episode. It’s called “Twelve Angry Women,” and it pits the two men in the courtroom, as rival attorneys arguing a case against a jury of impressionable ladies – who are impressed, especially, by Brad’s flirtatious charms.

RETURN TO LONESOME DOVE
Encore, 8:00 p.m. ET
Part 1 of 4.
This 1993 sequel to the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove has two drawbacks: Robert Duvall’s character from the first miniseries is dead, and Tommy Lee Jones’ character of Woodrow F. Call is played, this time around, by Jon Voight. But Rick Schroder is back as Newt, and other new Dove players this time around, in a story that’s less not as epic as the original but still is worth watching, include William L. Petersen, Dennis Haysbert and Reese Witherspoon.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

This 1940 version of the Jane Austen novel remains one of the best adaptations, in part because it has some of the best performances. Greer Garson and Maureen O’Sullivan star, and Mr. Darcy is played by Laurence Olivier.

REVOLUTION
NBC, 10:01 p.m. ET

This is the episode in which Miles and Monroe (Billy Burke, David Lyons) finally confront each other face to face. You could say the meeting is disastrous, but the disaster – of the permanent blackout variety – happened a long time ago. Fans of this show, beware: This midseason finale is the last first-run episode until March. Four months from now.

JANE EYRE
TCM, 10:15 p.m. ET

This 1943 romantic classic, based on the Charlotte Bronte novel, presents Joan Fontaine in the title role, and Orson Welles as the haunted lord who hires her as a nanny. Also starring: Margaret O’Brien and, in a role a few decades before Endora on Bewitched, Agnes Moorehead.


http://www.tvworthwatching.com/
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TV Notes
‘Extreme Makeover’ gets one of its own
Long-running ABC series, canceled last year, returns as a special
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 26, 2012

Apparently “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” wasn’t really canceled last January. It was just on an 11-month hiatus.

Tonight the show returns with the first of four holiday specials, a smart way for ABC to fill the dead time between the end of the November sweeps and January, when the networks begin debuting their top new midseason shows.

The first “Makeover” will air at 9 p.m. following part one of the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” It features a special guest host, Jenny McCarthy, though original host Ty Pennington will be back next week.

“Makeover” may actually work better as a special than it did as a series in its later years. The show, which ran for nine seasons, was a hit in its early years but ratings fell off sharply its final three seasons.

It averaged only a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating last year, according to Nielsen, after being demoted to Fridays. ABC decided to cancel it at midseason.

The falloff was understandable.

“Makeover” was essentially the same program each week, with only two variables: The family that was being helped (all had tragic backstories) and the bells and whistles on the new house (all were impressive).

It was hard to make the show feel fresh when it ran every week. But a long break could help lure viewers back in.

Even if “Makeover” draws low ratings, it will be a good placeholder for ABC, whose Monday schedule usually goes limp when “Stars” leaves the air each November.

At the least, “Makeover” will draw better numbers than last year’s placefiller, the dismally rated “Skating with the Stars.”

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/extreme-makeover-gets-one-of-its-own/
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TV Notes
‘Merlin’ To End After 5 Seasons; Spinoffs Being Explored
By Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline.com - Nov. 26, 2012

Merlin will cast its final spell on BBC One this Christmas. The fantasy-adventure show that’s loosely based on Arthurian legend airs on Syfy in the U.S. and will end after five seasons. Co-creators and exec producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy say the series is bowing out at its natural climax, with the finale bringing an end to the battle for Camelot. Capps and Murphy have also announced they are leaving Shine TV, producer of the show, at the end of the year to start their own production company.

Shine and FremantleMedia Enterprises, which handles the show internationally, are in the early stages of developing potential Merlin spinoffs using the universe created in the series. Any future shows would be produced by Shine’s Kudos in partnership with FME. Merlin debuted in 2008 and stars Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Richard Wilson and the voice of John Hurt. Its other international broadcast partners include Germany’s Super RTL, France’s Canal+ and Australia’s Network Ten.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/merlin-to-end-after-5-seasons-spinoffs-possible/
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SATURDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog

SUNDAY'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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TV Notes
Football boosts Fox’s animated lineup
All shows grow over last week, with 'The Simpsons' on top
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 26, 2012

Fox’s animated lineup got a nice kick from the NFL last night.

All four of its shows were up compared with the previous week thanks to a big lead-in from football overrun and “The OT” postgame show.

The two combined for a 6.0 adults 18-49 rating at 7 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights. That boosted the rest of the night.

“The Simpsons” was the night’s highest-rated scripted program with a 3.3 at 8 p.m., up 38 percent over last week. Lead-out “Bob’s Burgers” drew a 2.0, 11 percent better than last week, while “Family Guy” grew 8 percent, to a 2.8, at 9 p.m.

“The Cleveland Show” improved 19 percent at 9:30 to a 1.9, though that was compared to an episode that aired at 7:30 last week.

Football bumped Fox to second on the night behind NBC, which continued its Sunday win streak with “Sunday Night Football.” It hasn’t dropped a Sunday yet this season.

NBC averaged a 5.5 average overnight rating and a 13 share on the night. Fox was second at 3.7/9, CBS third at 2.1/5, ABC fourth at 2.0/5, Univision fifth at 0.7/2 and Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1.

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-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

Also, ratings for NBC's NFL coverage are approximate as fast nationals measure timeslot and not actual program data.

At 7 p.m. Fox was first with a 6.0 for football overrun and "The OT" postgame show, followed by NBC with a 2.3 for "Football Night in America." CBS was third with a 2.2 for "60 Minutes," ABC fourth with a 1.6 for "America's Funniest Home Videos," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for "Aqui y Ahora" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for the movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua."

NBC took the lead at 8 p.m. with a 6.1 for NFL pregame and the start of "Football Night in America," while ABC took second with a 3.0 for "Once Upon a Time," up 11 percent from its most recent episode two weeks ago. Fox was third with a 2.7 for "Simpsons" (3.3) and "Burgers" (2.0), CBS fourth with a 2.5 for "The Amazing Race," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for "Festival Acapulco: Joan Sebastian" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.7 for its movie.

At 9 p.m. NBC was first with a 7.1 for football, with Fox second with a 2.4 for "Guy" (2.8) and "Cleveland" (1.9). ABC was third with a 2.2 for "Revenge," CBS fourth with a 1.7 for "The Good Wife," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for the end of "Festival Acapulco" and start of "Fuerza Comando" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Yo Me Llamo."

NBC finished first again at 10 p.m. with a 6.3 for football, followed by CBS with a 1.8 for "The Mentalist." ABC was third with a series-low 1.2 for the now-canceled "666 Park Avenue," Univision fourth with a 0.5 for "Fuerza Comando" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for "Llamo."

Among households, NBC was first for the night with a 9.3 average overnight rating and a 14 share. CBS was second at 6.7/10, Fox third at 5.5/8, ABC fourth at 4.0/6, Univision fifth at 1.1/2 and Telemundo sixth at 0.6/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/extreme-makeover-gets-one-of-its-own/
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Does NBC have a music contract with New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz? During last night's Packers game, he scored a TD, did his trademark salsa dance - and it was accompanied by music. Same thing that happened during the week 17 Cowboys game from last season. (You can even see and hear it on YouTube).

It doesn't happen on the other networks. rolleyes.gif
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Blackout? What blackout? Ravens/Chargers was blacked out on CBS in San Diego.

But thanks to NFL RedZone, I got to see a lot of the game, including the Ray Rice 4th-and-29 make in the 4th quarter.

Unless RedZone is ordered to honor local blackouts (and lots of people would be enraged if that happened), who needs local TV? biggrin.gif
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TV Notes
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones urges viewers to stop watching 'Two and a Half Men'
By Hillary Busis, EW.com - Nov. 26, 2012

Uh-oh — is Angus T. Jones the new Charlie Sheen?

The 19-year-old actor isn’t spewing nonsense about tiger blood and winning. But he is biting the hand that feeds him in a very public way by urging Two and a Half Men viewers to stop watching the show, on which he’s appeared for ten years — and by calling the program “filth.”

A video in which Jones laments his involvement in the sitcom — “I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it,” he says — appeared on YouTube today. The clip is the second part of a religious testimony Jones gave to The Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian organization. After describing his religious awakening, Jones takes aim at the series that made him famous (around the 7:37 mark)

“Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing,” Angus begins. “He is [a] non-existent character.” The former child star then sighs and brings his forehead to his hand. “Two and a Half Men – if you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth. Please.”

Angus goes on to advise viewers to “do some research on the effect of television on your brain,” and apparently compares TV — if not Two and a Half Men itself — to Satan. “A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is,” he says. “He’s been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”

Warner Bros. TV — which produces Two and a Half Men — has no comment.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/26/two-and-a-half-men-angus-jones-video/
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Does NBC have a music contract with New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz? During last night's Packers game, he scored a TD, did his trademark salsa dance - and it was accompanied by music. Same thing that happened during the week 17 Cowboys game from last season. (You can even see and hear it on YouTube).
It doesn't happen on the other networks. rolleyes.gif

I thought the music was locally provided, so NBC didn't shut the mics perhaps..
post #83563 of 93699
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

borntocoast and the Jedi will need to split a pitcher of beer somewhere to watch a BCS bowl game when ESPN takes over. .

And we'll be toasting to the fact that we are SAVING MONEY by watching the game at our local Sports Pub, paying ONLY for the Beer, which is CONSIDERABLY LESS than the Subscription Fee. Sorry Pay-TV, IMO you've PRICED YOURSELF OFF THE MARKET!
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

TV Notes
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones urges viewers to stop watching 'Two and a Half Men'
By Hillary Busis, EW.com - Nov. 26, 2012
Uh-oh — is Angus T. Jones the new Charlie Sheen?
The 19-year-old actor isn’t spewing nonsense about tiger blood and winning. But he is biting the hand that feeds him in a very public way by urging Two and a Half Men viewers to stop watching the show, on which he’s appeared for ten years — and by calling the program “filth.”
A video in which Jones laments his involvement in the sitcom — “I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it,” he says — appeared on YouTube today. The clip is the second part of a religious testimony Jones gave to The Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian organization. After describing his religious awakening, Jones takes aim at the series that made him famous (around the 7:37 mark)
“Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing,” Angus begins. “He is [a] non-existent character.” The former child star then sighs and brings his forehead to his hand. “Two and a Half Men – if you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth. Please.”
Angus goes on to advise viewers to “do some research on the effect of television on your brain,” and apparently compares TV — if not Two and a Half Men itself — to Satan. “A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is,” he says. “He’s been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”
Warner Bros. TV — which produces Two and a Half Men — has no comment.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/26/two-and-a-half-men-angus-jones-video/

Someone is going to get shipped to Afghanistan and subsequently KIA.

I'm far from being a prude, but I have to say, has an OTA program ever dwelled on sex more than this one?
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Originally Posted by BIGA$$TV View Post

I'm far from being a prude, but I have to say, has an OTA program ever dwelled on sex more than this one?

Don't blame the writers and their one joke when the audience continues to lap it up. I stopped watching the show so long ago I still thought Jake was about ten years old. Now it appears he's grown up. To be a hypocrite.
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I thought the music was locally provided, so NBC didn't shut the mics perhaps..
I did a Google search on it and it's not from MetLife stadium speakers, but from the NBC broadcast truck. NBC just being cute. rolleyes.gif

http://deadspin.com/5873376/the-salsa-music-that-played-after-victor-cruzs-touchdown-sunday-was-entirely-planned-by-nbc
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

I did a Google search on it and it's not from MetLife stadium speakers, but from the NBC broadcast truck. NBC just being cute. rolleyes.gif
http://deadspin.com/5873376/the-salsa-music-that-played-after-victor-cruzs-touchdown-sunday-was-entirely-planned-by-nbc
If you do a search for AVS member SNF Mixer you'll find some posts where he talks about the Cruz music. He does the audio work at the games.

Post where he mentions it -> http://www.avsforum.com/t/1384129/sunday-night-football-on-nbc-hd-win-and-you-are-in-cowboys-giants#post_21428089
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Originally Posted by BIGA$$TV View Post

I'm far from being a prude, but I have to say, has an OTA program ever dwelled on sex more than this one?

Oh yes, its called 2 Broke Girls. My wife and I are amazed at what they get away with on network TV.
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

TV Notes
‘Extreme Makeover’ gets one of its own
Long-running ABC series, canceled last year, returns as a special
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 26, 2012
Apparently “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” wasn’t really canceled last January. It was just on an 11-month hiatus.

Tonight the show returns with the first of four holiday specials, a smart way for ABC to fill the dead time between the end of the November sweeps and January, when the networks begin debuting their top new midseason shows.

The first “Makeover” will air at 9 p.m. following part one of the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” It features a special guest host, Jenny McCarthy, though original host Ty Pennington will be back next week.

“Makeover” may actually work better as a special than it did as a series in its later years. The show, which ran for nine seasons, was a hit in its early years but ratings fell off sharply its final three seasons.

It averaged only a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating last year, according to Nielsen, after being demoted to Fridays. ABC decided to cancel it at midseason.

The falloff was understandable.

“Makeover” was essentially the same program each week, with only two variables: The family that was being helped (all had tragic backstories) and the bells and whistles on the new house (all were impressive).

It was hard to make the show feel fresh when it ran every week. But a long break could help lure viewers back in.

Even if “Makeover” draws low ratings, it will be a good placeholder for ABC, whose Monday schedule usually goes limp when “Stars” leaves the air each November.

At the least, “Makeover” will draw better numbers than last year’s placefiller, the dismally rated “Skating with the Stars.”
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/extreme-makeover-gets-one-of-its-own/

Tonight's program was recorded several miles from my house. It certainly was the talk of the town while the construction was going on. The family has an interesting story, should be worth watching.
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

TV Notes
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones urges viewers to stop watching 'Two and a Half Men'
By Hillary Busis, EW.com - Nov. 26, 2012
Uh-oh — is Angus T. Jones the new Charlie Sheen?
The 19-year-old actor isn’t spewing nonsense about tiger blood and winning. But he is biting the hand that feeds him in a very public way by urging Two and a Half Men viewers to stop watching the show, on which he’s appeared for ten years — and by calling the program “filth.”
A video in which Jones laments his involvement in the sitcom — “I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it,” he says — appeared on YouTube today. The clip is the second part of a religious testimony Jones gave to The Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian organization. After describing his religious awakening, Jones takes aim at the series that made him famous (around the 7:37 mark)
“Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing,” Angus begins. “He is [a] non-existent character.” The former child star then sighs and brings his forehead to his hand. “Two and a Half Men – if you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth. Please.”
Angus goes on to advise viewers to “do some research on the effect of television on your brain,” and apparently compares TV — if not Two and a Half Men itself — to Satan. “A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is,” he says. “He’s been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”
Warner Bros. TV — which produces Two and a Half Men — has no comment.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/26/two-and-a-half-men-angus-jones-video/

That sounds crazy! Isn't he still one of the highest paid actors on TV?
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

That sounds crazy! Isn't he still one of the highest paid actors on TV?
$350k per episode.
post #83572 of 93699
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

Tonight's program was recorded several miles from my house. It certainly was the talk of the town while the construction was going on. The family has an interesting story, should be worth watching.

Another take on Extreme Makeover
http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/decor/articles/2009/10/03/20091003extremehome.html
http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/20121030gilbert-extreme-makeover-house-auction.html
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

$350k per episode.

Sign me up! I'll work for 'trash' if it pays that well biggrin.gif.
post #83574 of 93699
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Originally Posted by borntocoast View Post

And we'll be toasting to the fact that we are SAVING MONEY by watching the game at our local Sports Pub, paying ONLY for the Beer, which is CONSIDERABLY LESS than the Subscription Fee. Sorry Pay-TV, IMO you've PRICED YOURSELF OFF THE MARKET!

So you are saying you have a PROBLEM with PAY TV?

This writing STYLE looks vaguely FAMILIAR.
post #83575 of 93699
NFL announced today:
No week 14 SNF flex change lions @ packers stays.
No week 15 SNF flex change 49ers @ patriots stays.

So week 16 chargers @ jets will be the only game to get flexed out & they have 2 weeks yet to name the flex in game....giants @ ravens was fox protected so could be bengals @ steelers if cbs didnt protect.
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Originally Posted by borntocoast View Post

And we'll be toasting to the fact that we are SAVING MONEY by watching the game at our local Sports Pub, paying ONLY for the Beer, which is CONSIDERABLY LESS than the Subscription Fee.
No, toast that you're splitting the subscription fee with all of the other patrons of that pub, since it's figured into the cost of your drinks.
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Originally Posted by BIGA$$TV View Post

(regarding Angus T. Jones's born-again rant against his own show)

Someone is going to get shipped to Afghanistan and subsequently KIA.
The problem with killing Jake Harper off is that it would invalidate the series title.

Just recast Jake, silently and transparently.  It's not as it was with Charlie Sheen.  Any actor that age can play the part and nobody will care: the only exception is Graham Patrick Martin, because he's already a recurring player there as Eldridge Mackelroy, and it would be dissonant to see Martin shifted to a different character (not that that stopped "That's My Mama" from reassigning Theodore Wilson).
post #83577 of 93699
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Originally Posted by dattier 
The problem with killing Jake Harper off is that it would invalidate the series title.

The title doesn't fit anymore now that he's grown up. I think the show has made its run, time for it to go away quietly.
post #83578 of 93699
Well since Jake is all grown up now and found himself , he should put his money where his mouth is and give it all back, and then quit.rolleyes.gif
post #83579 of 93699
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Originally Posted by cgh3rd View Post

So you are saying you have a PROBLEM with PAY TV?

Too Much Money

Too Many Commercials

Any Questions?
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Critic's Notes
Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick’ Pulls In 3.5 Million Viewers
By Dominic Patten, Deadline.com - Nov. 26, 2012

After all that hype, Lifetime‘s Liz & Dick drew 3.5 million total viewers last night. The TV movie about the tempestuous love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is the fourth-most-watched original movie premiere on ad-supported cable this year, drawing 3 million fewer viewers than the 6.5 million who watched Steel Magnolias on the network in October.

Almost universally panned, Liz & Dick starred Lindsay Lohan as Taylor and Grant Bowler as Burton. It averaged 1.3 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic and 1.3 million adults 25-54. Lifetime’s Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy original movie attracted 2.8 million total viewers in February 2011, down from the 5.4 million who tuned in for the network’s The Craigslist Killer in January 2011. Lohan tried to put a good face on Liz & Dick last night while interacting with fans on Twitter.

“2 get 2 feel like 1 of the most amazing women in the world was a thrill all around & wearing the jewels wasn’t bad!” she posted.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/lifetimes-liz-dick-pulls-in-3-5-million-viewers/
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