Just for Laughs host, Rick Miller by Michael Cooper/ABC
This Tuesday's ratings recap: In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's Just for Laughs premiered with a strong second-place tally of 8.32 million total viewers, nearly double what According to Jim reruns were delivering. Lead-out Shaq's Big Challenge (5.4 mil) benefited from the bump, boosting its own audience 25 percent. America's Got Talent averaged 10.55 mil over its 90-minute run, down 780K week-to-week. The (far more enjoyable than that Lyrics! show) Singing Bee (10.85 mil) lost a bit o' buzz, dropping 2.2 mil from its debut. Over on CBS, Big Brother 8 (6.86 mil) was on par with last Tuesday, while Pirate Master (4.38 mil) dipped 200 thou.
ABC's official fall schedule just crossed the wires and those crazy kids over at the Alphabet net are moving Grey's Anatomy to Thursdays at 9 pm. The complete press release is below.ABC UNVEILS 2006-07 PRIMETIME SCHEDULESix New Comedies, Six New Dramas and Three New Alternative SeriesWill Join a Slate of Returning ShowsNew Series Include Betty the Ugly, Big Day, Brothers & Sisters, Day Break, Help Me Help You, In Case of Emergency, Greg Behrendts Wake-Up Call, Just for Laughs, Lets Rob
, Men in Trees, The Nine, Notes from the Underbelly, Set for the Rest of Your Life, Six Degrees and Traveler Returning Series Include Greys Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ...
There are laughs and there are laughs. Larry walking into the sushi place to loud greetings of "Chicken Teriyaki Boy"? That's a laugh. But Larry's father watching porn so loud it could be heard throughout the whole front hall of the nursing home? That's a laugh. I mean, I'm giggling as I type this. His sweet, old dad with those giant glasses, saying "What? I can't hear it." Truly a classic moment, and one that can be shown only on pay-cable.
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