ABC is probably saying "TGIF." The network was No. 1 Friday night in all six half-hour slots, scoring season highs in total viewers and the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
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Several New York-based late-night shows canceled their Monday tapings as the East Coast braced for Hurricane Sandy.
The Daily Show and Colbert Report, both of which film in front of a live audience, axed their Monday programs, according to Deadline, as did Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was to...
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NBC's Mockingbird Lane enjoyed a respectable premiere Friday night. The expensive pilot-turned-Halloween special was watched by 5.44 million viewers and earned a 1.5 in the key adults 18-to-49 demographic. Unfortunately, Kitchen Nightmares' premiere only earned a 0.9, down from last season's premiere (1.6).
The networks still aren't lighting up Friday nights. Attempts this fall to reclaim the night with original scripted programming were over before they even began: Fox punted Touch to January; NBC yanked Whitney and Community at the very last minute; and the first cancellation of fall was CBS' Friday drama dud Made in Jersey.
"It all comes back to a lot of changing viewership habits," says Andy Kubitz, ABC Entertainment Group's executive vice president of program planning and scheduling. "People aren't staying around to watch TV on Fridays."
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After pulling Made in Jersey, CBS still lead Friday night in terms of overall viewers. Now in Jersey's former 9/8c timeslot, CSI: NY saw a bump up to 9.4 million viewers and a 1.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
CBS' Made in Jersey slipped into very dangerous territory in its second week, nabbing a 0.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down three tenths from last week.
The legal procedural did, however, lead the 9 o'clock hour in viewership (6.7 million).
Jersey wasn't the only show to fall Friday night. Its lead-in CSI: NY (8.37 million, 1.2) and lead-out Blue Bloods (9.59 million, 1.2) were also down. Fringe, which airs opposite Jersey, also dropped 9 percent to 3.03 million viewers and a 1.4.
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