Charlie Brown Christmas

2001, TV Show


Ratings: Blacklist Rises for Fall Finale

Megan Boone, Ritchie Coster

The Blacklist closed out its fall season on a high note.

Pending football adjustments, the NBC drama drew 12.3 million viewers and a 3.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday to post its best numbers since its premiere. Lead-in The Voice (12.4 million, 3.5) was up a tenth from last week.

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TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time

The Simpsons

Of all the fantastical things TV brings into our lives, nothing indulges the imagination quite like cartoons. Whether timely (South Park) or timeless (Looney Tunes), animation can truly take us anywhere. The rules — and the budgets — of conventional television don't apply. In short, we just can't help being drawn to them. In honor of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we present our list of the best and, often quite literally, the brightest:

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Ratings: Modern Family On Top; Everyone Still Loves Charlie Brown

Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara

Modern Family led the way Wednesday, leading ABC to a tie with Fox for the night.

The comedy drew 11.9 million viewers and a 4.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, rising slightly from its last new episode two weeks ago. Suburgatory (6.9 million, 2.6) and Nashville (5.6 million, 1.8) were ...
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ABC's Peanuts Specials Are a Perennial Ratings Hit, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and Linus

Charlie Brown may decry the commercialization of the holidays, but there's no denying the continued popularity of his TV specials. A Charlie Brown Christmas returns to ABC Wednesday night (8/7c) for the first of two airings this month, and if the network's recent rebroadcasts of the Peanuts Halloween and Thanksgiving specials are any indication, it's sure to do well. read more

Review: BBC's Hour of Power, and More Wednesday TV

The Hour

Memo to HBO's The Newsroom: This is how it's done.

In its second season, BBC America's The Hour (Wednesdays at 9/8c) is the very model of a smart, sleek, witty and sexy drama about the inner workings of a high-profile TV news operation. Set in the late '50s, but feeling quite contemporary in its depiction of media celebrity, with political and competitive pressures assailing journalistic ideals, this first-class entertainment avoids the pitfalls of preachiness and extreme silliness that often derailed Aaron Sorkin's TV comeback. read more

The Monday Guide to TV: A Holiday Closer, Charlie Brown and More Country Awards

The Closer

Is he a good Santa or a bad Santa? Sounds like a case for Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), and in a very campy Christmas episode of TNT's The Closer (9/8c) — one of many holiday episodes we'll be weighing in on this week — the Santa is ...
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Fox Enjoys a Glee-ful Ratings Victory

Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Glee's Christmas episode led Fox to a decisive victory Tuesday night, while even reruns of the reliable NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS pulled in big audiences.

At 8, the fall finale of Glee posted a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 11 million total viewers. NCIS scored a 2.0 rating with 11.8 million, and ABC's A Charlie Brown Christmas posted a 2.6 — down 30 percent from last year's airing -- with 8 million. (The animated holiday special was the most popular show on Tuesday night with kids aged 2-11.) Elsewhere, NBC's Minute To Win It won... read more

Ratings: The Good Wife Goes Out with a Bang

The Good Wife

The Good Wife headed into its winter hiatus on the strength of its largest audience to date, helping CBS land yet another Tuesday night ratings win.

The freshman legal drama pulled in 14.1 million viewers, handily defeating The Jay Leno Show (5.2 million viewers) and a repeat of The Forgotten (3.3 million viewers), capping off a characteristically strong Tuesday showing for CBS. New holiday episodes of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles were watched by 20.5 million viewers and 17.4 million viewers, respectively.

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Charlie Brown, Earl and Other Announced Releases

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving courtesy Warner Home Video

New releases announced today, July 10:A Charlie Brown Christmas: Remastered Deluxe Edition will be coming out October 7 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Remastered Deluxe Edition will be coming out October 7 Peanuts - Deluxe Holiday Collection: 3 Remastered Classics (with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials and a bonus CD) will be coming out September 23 My Name Is Earl - Season 3 will be coming out September 30 Martin - The Complete 5th Season will be coming out October 7 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Ratings: Samantha Misses Dancing's Lift

Christina Applegate in Samantha Who? by Karen Neal/ABC

8 pmWith ABC's Charlie Brown Christmas encore topping the hour (at 9.3 million total viewers), Chuck placed second with 8.36 mil, a 120K increase from last week's impressive outing. Everything else was repeats, with House (8.3 mil) nipping at Chuck's heels and delivering the best demos.9 pmWithout the Dancing stars to give her a lift, Samantha Who? is missing her certain something, this week dropping 40 percent to 7.52 mil. Similarly, Notes from the Underbelly (5.5 mil) shed 33 percent. Heroes' ersatz "season finale" fell just shy of 11 mil, dipping 860 thou week-to-week.10 pmA CSI: Miami repeat was No. 1 with 10.1 mil, followed by Life (6.6 mil, 420K better than Journeyman's most-recent journey) and October Road (5.25 mil, down 750K). read more

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Premiered: December 21, 2001
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: In the Emmy and Peabody-winning animated cartoon from 1965, the gang mounts a holiday pageant as Charlie Brown bemoans Yuletide commercialism. Also: Whoopi Goldberg hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the holiday classic that includes an interview with “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz. Voices...Charlie Brown: Peter Robbins. Lucy: Tracy Stratford. Linus: Christopher Shea.



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