TV News: Week of October 25h, 2010

Ratings Highlights of the Week

  • On Monday October 18th, ABC was the big winner with its combination of two hour Dancing with the Stars (18.43 million viewers at 8pm and 20.15 million viewers at 9 pm.) and Castle (11.63 million viewers); while NBC remains weak with Chuck (5.26 million), The Event (6.37 million) and Chase (5.17 million).
  • Thursday’s night continues to be a record breaking day for CBS. The Big Bang Theory was the night’s number one show in the demo 18-49 with 4.0/13 and 12.9 million viewers, up from last week at 8 pm. $#*! My Dad Says won its timeslot among viewers (10.9 million). CSI was the most watched show of the night with 14.7 million viewers; at 10 pm, The Mentalist continues to be a strong player with 14.2 million. CBS has won the night in viewers and adults 18-49 for five consecutive weeks.

News

  • NBC has given a full season pickup to four new shows which are The Event, Law and Order: Los Angeles, Outsourced, and Chase. Additionally, the network has ordered 4 additional scripts for Undercovers and has given a full season pickup for four year old Chuck, bringing its total number of episodes to 24.
  • CBS has extended full-season orders all its five freshman series. The lucky shows are Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, and The Defenders.
  • Today, ABC has ordered full season pickups to Michael Chiklis’ supernatural family drama No Ordinary Family, the Joanna Garcia and Jennifer Finnigan sitcom Better With You; plus the network has given additional episodes to Detroit 1-8-7, and five year old drama Brothers and Sisters, increasing the total number of episodes of the latter from 18 to 22.
  • The CW has given full season orders on new shows Nikita and Hellcats, plus eight year old drama One Tree Hill.
  • Tom Bosley, who played Mr. Cunningham on “Happy Days“, died at age 83 on October 19th. He also played Sheriff Amos Tupper in Murder, She Wrote, and the title role on The Father Dowling Mysteries.
  • Glee is planning a Christmas episode for this current second season. An album featuring 12 holiday songs will be released on November 16th.
  • Dexter’s Keith Carradine has been cast as Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) father on the hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He is set to appear in a November episode.
  • Fox’s procedural dramedy Bones is developing a potential spinoff built around a character that would introduced as a recurring character in this current season. The producers, the studio and FOX are searching for an actor to play the role of Walter Sherman, based on the two novels “The Locator” from Richard Greener.

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