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What's in a name? A lot when it comes to show titles. Naming a show isn't easy. You want to be brief but convey what the show is about, catchy but not cliché, original but not too out-there, inviting but not alienating. The last one sounds like a no-brainer, but tell that to ABC. For a network nicknamed the Alphabet, it has been the worst title offender in recent years. (But hey, they are into irony.)
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Minds drew 12.3 million viewers and a 2.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up a tenth, while CSI followed with 11 million and a 2.1, growing two tenths. Survivor: Blood vs. Water (10.1 million, 2.4) was down ...
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The drama drew 11.6 million viewers and a 2.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 17 percent from last week. Survivor: Blood vs. Water (9.8 million, 2.4) dropped ...
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