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Thursday, January 31, 2008

International Television: Last Season's "Lost" Finale pretty decent for ABC, "LOST" Season 4 premieres tonight (U.S.)!

I got the viewer count from Nielsen: (in millions)
FOX: 21.60 million, NBC: 9.95, ABC: 7.62, CBS: 6.99, CW: 1.17


'Truth' Trips, but FOX Takes Wednesday

'Idol' also off a bit; 'Lost' rerun decent for ABC

For the night, FOX drew a 12.4 rating/19 share. NBC was a distant second at 6.7/10. ABC, 5.0/8, came in third, beating out CBS' 4.7/7. The CW put up a miniscule 0.9/1 (only three weeks till "Top Model" returns).

FOX also dominated among adults 18-49 with an 8.9 rating. ABC finished second in the demographic at 3.0, followed by NBC at 2.6. CBS, 1.9, took fourth, and The CW trailed with a 0.5.

Randy Jackson, judge of 'American Idol' (picture/photo on the right)

"American Idol" scored the night's biggest rating, 14.4/22, for FOX at 8 p.m. NBC's "Deal or No Deal," 6.4/10, came in second. "Wife Swap" earned a 3.9/6 for ABC, beating a pair of "Old Christine" reruns on CBS. The finale of "Crowned" on The CW managed only a 1.0/2.

"The Moment of Truth," 10.4/16, kept FOX on top at 9 p.m. despite losing 5 million or so viewers from its premiere last week. NBC stayed in second with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 6.0/9. A "Criminal Minds" rerun (5.9/9) on CBS and a repeat of last season's "Lost" finale (5.6/8) on ABC were not far behind (ABC was also second among adults 18-49). The CW aired a "One Tree Hill" repeat.

At 10 p.m., "Law & Order" scored a 7.6/13 for NBC. The second hour of "Lost" (rerun) held steady at 5.5/9, and a "CSI: NY" repeat posted a 5.0/9 for CBS.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Best Bets for Thursday (1/31/08) Competition

The CW - Thursdays @ 8 P.M. Easter Time/7 P.M. Central Time
Smallville [Season 7, Episode #10] - "Persona"

Official Episode Info:
While Clark (Tom Welling) is frozen in the Fortress, Bizarro takes over his life with Lana (Kristin Kreuk). Unaware she is with Bizarro, Lana enjoys the "new Clark" and shares information she's gathered on a serial killer who is draining his victims of all trace minerals. The two conclude it must be Brainiac (guest star James Marsters) and Bizarro sets off to find him.

Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is stunned at Lionel's (John Glover) reaction after Grant (guest star Michael Cassidy) reveals he is a clone of Julian.

Marc McClur, Jimmy Olsen from the Superman films, guest stars as Dax-Ur. Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore and Laura Vandervoort also star. Todd Slavkin directed the episode written by Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead (#3T6310).


ABC - Thursday @ 8/7c
LOST [4th season premiere, 2-hour premiere] - "Past, Present & Future"

Official Episode Info:
ABC once again invites new and avid "Lost" viewers to take another look at one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed shows. "LOST: Past, Present & Future" will explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date -- but which current viewers will also find illuminating in anticipation of the fourth season premiere episode. The special will take an in-depth look at the mysteries of both the island and its inhabitants and recap the secrets that have been revealed, as well as those that remain unanswered. "LOST: Past, Present & Future" airs THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the middle of the Pacific, each survivor was given a choice to live together or die alone. Thrown together in this mysterious place, they have struggled to overcome shadows from their past in order to survive and answer the questions that plague their new lives on the island. Where are they? Is rescue on its way? What else is on this island? In "LOST: Past, Present & Future," relive their story of survival to prepare for the shocking season four premiere that will change everything.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Terry O'Quinn as Locke and Harold Perrineau as Michael.

"Lost" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

This episode of "Lost" will be available on the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

Mega Manila TV Ratings: January 29, 2008 (Tuesday)

Run Bunny! NGEK!

Here's the Mega Manila TV Ratings for January 29, 2008 (Tuesday):

SiS 11.4% vs. Boy and Kris 7.9%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.9% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 17.2%;
Eat Bulaga 23.1% vs. Wowowee 15%;
Daisy Siete 22% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 18.5% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 10%;
My Only Love 14.8% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 10.8%;
Soon Ae 14.3% & Hana Yori Dango 16.1% vs. Wheel of Fortune 15.7%;
24 Oras 30.5% vs. TV Patrol World 24.9%;
Zaido 29.7% vs. Kung Fu Kids 26.4%;
Kamandag 32.8% vs. Lobo 27.7%;
Marimar 42.8% vs. Palos 22%
Coffee Prince 32.7% vs. Maging Sino Ka Man 13%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 15.8% vs. Spring Waltz 8.3% & Bandila 6.7%.

International Television: FOX' "House" returns with all new episodes

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 (USA)

The first new episode of "House" in two months helped FOX score a big ratings win Tuesday night. "American Idol" didn't hurt either.

FOX averaged a 14.3 rating/21 share for the night, more than doubling the total of its closest competitor. CBS, 6.0/9, was the best of the rest, with NBC not far behind at 5.7/9. ABC drew a 3.3/5 to finish fourth, and The CW came in at 1.5/2.

Among adults 18-49, FOX's 9.8 rating beat the combined total of the other four nets. NBC finished a distant second at 3.2. CBS, 2.0, took third, followed by ABC, 1.4, and The CW, 0.9.

Hugh Laurie of "House"

"American Idol's" fifth audition episode posted a 15.7/24 for FOX at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS grabbed second with a 7.7/12. "The Biggest Loser," 4.5/7, was third for NBC, while two episodes of "Just for Laughs" averaged 3.3/5 on ABC. The CW went with a "Reaper" repeat.

"House" kept FOX in the lead at 9 p.m. with a 12.9/19. "The Biggest Loser," 6.2/9, moved NBC up to second, passing a repeat of "The Unit" on CBS. "According to Jim," 3.7/6, and "Carpoolers," 2.6/4, kept ABC in fourth. "One Tree Hill" scored a 1.9/3 for The CW.

NBC assumed the top spot at 10 p.m. with a rerun of "Law & Order: SVU," 6.3/11. CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" earned a 5.6/9, and a "Boston Legal" rerun on ABC trailed at 3.5/6.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: January 25-28, 2008 (Friday-Monday)

UPDATED! [Mega Manila] TV Ratings (Jan. 25-28): Good start for three new ABS-CBN primetime shows

Erwin Santiago

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
01:21 PM

ABS-CBN launched three new primetime programs last night, January 28, to kick off their 55th anniversary celebration. These new programs are Kung Fu Kids, Lobo, and Palos. Although the numbers that these three ABS-CBN programs got based on the overnight ratings of AGB are quite high, they still failed to beat the strong lineup of existing GMA-7 primetime shows.

Among the three shows, Lobo topbilled by the tandem of Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin had the best pilot showing with 27.7 percent, which is also the highest overall among ABS-CBN programs last night. Lobo finished at No. 6 while its direct competitor from GMA-7, Kamandag (starring Angel's former screen partner Richard Gutierrez), rated 33.1 percent to grab the second place overall.

The action-packed Kung Fu Kids, headlined by child stars, came up with 26.6 percent on its pilot episode to place seventh overall. Kung Fu Kids went up against Kapuso network's metal hero series Zaido, which crunched 28.9 percent rating to nab the fifth spot.

Finally, the tandem of Cesar Montano and Jake Cuenca in Palos attracted 23.6 percent to take the No. 8 position. Palos had the unfortunate position of going up against the current No. 1 show, Marimar, which stood its ground by posting a 36.8 percent rating to retain its position.

Completing the Top 10 primetime programs were Coffee Prince (31.2 percent) at No. 3; 24 Oras (30.5 percent) at No. 4; TV Patrol World (23 percent) at No. 9; and Kung Ako Ikaw (14.8 percent) at No. 10. Maging Sino Ka Man just missed the winning circle with its 13.3 percent rating.

In the daytime race, Eat Bulaga! and Daisy Siete tied at No. 1 with identical 22.8 percent rating. The new Japanese drama series Hana Yori Dango 2 premiered at second place with 18.7 percent.

Meanwhile, the last episodes of ABS-CBN's Lastikman and Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara last Friday, January 25, also got impressive numbers. Lastikman placed fourth overall with 30.7 percent while Patayin Sa Sindak followed at No. 5 with 28.3 percent.

Marimar was still on top with 37 percent with Coffee Prince a far second with 32.3 percent; closely followed by Kamandag with 32.2 percent.

GMA-7's game show, Whammy! Push Your Luck, also had its final episode last Friday. It posted a rating of 15.5 percent to grab the fifth spot in the daytime race, behind Daisy Siete (23.8 percent), Eat Bulaga! (20.5 percent), Maging Akin Ka Lamang (17.4 percent), and My Only Love (15.7 percent).

The TV version of Ai-Ai delas Alas's hit movie, Volta, premiered last Saturday, January 26, with 20.1 percent to grab the second spot in the daytime race behind Eat Bulaga's 26.7 percent.

In the primetime race, Bitoy's Funniest Videos once again ruled the lot with 34.8 percent; followed by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (33.1 percent), Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (26.8 percent); Imbestigador (25.9 percent); and 1 vs. 100 (19.7 percent) to complete the Top 5.

ABS-CBN's primer on their three new primetime programs—Kung Fu Kids, Lobo, and Palos—placed sixth with 17.9 percent.

SOP, in the meantime, took the lead among daytime programs last Sunday, January 27 with 18.8 percent. It was followed by the rerun of GMA Films' Lovestruck with 17.9 percent. Showbiz Central ruled the battle of Sunday showbiz talks shows with 15.8 percent to take the third spot versus The Buzz's 11 percent at No. 6.

Finally, the primetime race was won again by Kap's Amazing Stories with 28 percent while Mel & Joey came in second with 27.1 percent.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from January 25-28 based on overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

January 25 (Friday)


Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 23.8%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.5%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 17.4%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 15.7%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 15.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) / Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 15.4%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%

Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 13%
SiS (GMA-7) - 10.3%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 37%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 32.3%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 32.2%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 30.7%
Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 27.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 26.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.8%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 18.3%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%

January 26 (Saturday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.7%
Volta (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 19.1%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 18.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
StarTalk (GMA-7) - 14.6%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 13.1%
Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%


Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 34.8%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 33.1%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 26.8%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 25.9%
1 vs. 100 (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
Primetime Bida Primer: Back To Back To Back (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
XXX (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) - 14.3%
Sabado Movie Special: Magkapatid (ABS-CBN) / Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 8.7%

January 27 (Sunday)


SOP (GMA-7) - 18.8%
Kapuso Sine Special: Lovestruck (GMA-7) - 17.9%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 15.8%
Takeshshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15.6%
ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11%
Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
Ka Pete Na! Totally Outrageous Behavior (ABS-CBN) - 5.8%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 28%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 27.1%
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 24.5%
All Star K (GMA-7) - 21.4%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 20.3%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 15%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
That's My Doc (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%

January 28 (Monday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 22.8%
Hana Yori Dango 2 (GMA-7) - 18.7%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 17.4%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 16.9%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 16.7%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 14.7%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
SiS (GMA-7) - 12.9%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 36.8%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 33.1%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 31.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.5%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 28.9%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23%
Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 14.8%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

International Television: Pres. Bush's "State of the Union Address" gives ABC the win for Monday night.

Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 (USA)

All the Big Four networks broadcast the State of the Union address Monday, leading to a tightly bunched ratings race.

ABC ended the night on top with a 4.7 rating/7 share. CBS finished second in households with a 4.6/7, although NBC, 4.3/7, had a few more viewers. FOX drew a 3.2/5 (numbers for all four networks could change some because of the live telecast). The CW, which did not cover the presidential address, came in at 1.2/2.

NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating. CBS took second at 2.2. ABC, 1.9, edged FOX, 1.8, for third, and The CW trailed with a 0.7.

"ABC World News" anchor Charles Gibson

ABC's "Dance War" won the 8 p.m. hour with a 6.2/10. Reruns of "How I Met Your Mother," 5.0/8, and "Two and a Half Men," 6.3/10, put CBS in second. "American Gladiators" dropped off a bit from its past performance, earning a 4.9/8 for NBC. FOX got a 3.8/6 from a "Sarah Connor Chronicles" rerun. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" repeat.

At 9 p.m., ABC (4.7/7) and NBC (4.5/7) finished in a virtual tie among total viewers with their State of the Union coverage. CBS also pulled down a 4.5/7 in households but drew not quite as many viewers. FOX came in fourth for the hour, while more "Gossip Girl" and "Aliens in America" averaged 1.3/2 for The CW.

CBS led at 10 p.m. with State of the Union analysis, 3.9/6, and "Rules of Engagement," 3.4/6. NBC News coverage and "The Office" averaged 3.3/6, while ABC drew a 3.1/5 with its analysis and a "Samantha Who" rerun.

Monday, January 28, 2008

U.S. President George W. Bush's "State of the Union Address" TV Ratings: BEST BETS

The four (4) major TV networks will be airing "The State of the Union Address" (unfortunately, The CW will not be airing that thing, instead they will be airing "Gossip Girl Revealed"). My Best bets on what network can win the ratings war are the following in terms of the address of Bush's speech:

CBS - Has a big chance of winning since it dominated some days of the week by offering reruns/repeats and audience tuning in on CBS. And The Eye is most likely to maintain its audience. But also it has a huge chance of losing the #1 spot for the night because the controversial "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric"

ABC - Since being neck-to-neck with its newscast "ABC World News" against "NBC Nightly News" in the ratings and viewers, ABC has a big chance (also) of winning the special coverage since it is also the "most credible news" on Broadcast TV (not cable). And it also airs "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" on the usual timeslot that is been emptied because of the address.

NBC - "NBC Nightly News" audience can tune in. And has a big chance of winning not only because it shares the #1 spot (for Broadcast TV's #1 Newscast) with "ABC World News" because it also airs "American Gladiator" on the usual time that is been preempted because of the address from Pres. Bush.

FOX - FOX doesn't air a national newscast but this showing of the address from FOX is more likely to lose than CBS. It doesn't mean I hate FOX, its just LUCK that FOX will win the ratings.


The CW - Has big chance of being steam-rolled by the 'Big 4' (as usual). A "Gossip Girl Revealed" will air (most likely to get a 0.7 to 1.2 household rating). The special is about behind the scenes of "Gossip Girl."

WWE Royal Rumble 2008 Results: SmackDown! Main Event: Edge retains against Rey Mysterio.

NEW YORK – The family that stays together – and cheats together – once again won together at Royal Rumble. SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero’s involvement enabled Edge to defeat Rey Mysterio and escape Madison Square Garden with the World Heavyweight Title still slung over his fortunate shoulder.

The Big Apple got a taste of rottenness to its core, care of the Rated-R Superstar and his “opportunistic” (or underhanded) victory in the World’s Most Famous Arena. Supported at ringside by Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins and his General Manager main squeeze, Edge could barely withstand the torrent of high-impact offensive attacks from his opponent.

Mysterio – who looked to make this Rumble as successful as it was for him in 2006 – took the fight to the champion and came within inches of seizing the gold on several occasions. The overwhelming odds stacked by the Ultimate Opportunist and his clan were further balanced when referee Mickie Henson ejected Ryder and Hawkins from the arena.

Just when it appeared that the Master of the 619 might reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship, the “Guerrero family’s” most influential member inserted herself in the match and interrupted Mysterio’s attempted pinfall. Seconds later, Vickie – up from her wheelchair – received a 619 from the challenger. This distraction, however, enabled Edge to prepare for Mysterio’s West Coast Pop from the ring apron and land a perfectly planted spear directly into the masked Superstar’s abdomen, for the win.

The Rated-R Superstar’s triumph was undoubtedly attributed to his family and though Edge’s injured lover didn’t leave New York City celebrating, the championship remained in the family.

WWE Royal Rumble 2008 Results: John Cena (RAW) wins Rumble (This SUCKS!)

Next stop: Orlando
By Louie Dee
January 27, 2008

NEW YORK – John Cena is back, and after a quick stop on Broadway for Royal Rumble, “The Champ’s” return tour is headed to the grandest stage in sports-entertainment.

As far as anyone knew, Cena was expected to be out of action for a while – perhaps as long as a year – after tearing his pectoral muscle less than four months ago. Yet after shocking our fans worldwide by entering the Royal Rumble Match at No. 30, Cena whipped the capacity Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy when he tossed Triple H over the top rope to win the 2008 Royal Rumble Match. With the victory, Cena earns a World Championship opportunity against the titleholder of his choice at WrestleMania XXIV on Sunday, March 30, in Orlando, Fla.

Of course, with the Royal Rumble being perhaps the most unique match in WWE, there were plenty of surprises and highlights before Cena showed up as the final entrant. For instance, the final two survivors from last year’s Rumble – Undertaker and Shawn Michaels – drew Nos. 1 and 2, making them the first Superstar tandem to finish one Rumble and begin the next. Unlike last year, however, it was HBK who would eliminate The Phenom later on.

The smallest Royal Rumble competitor, Hornswoggle, drew No. 9 … and promptly hid under the ring, only popping out to eliminate The Miz minutes later. When he popped out a second time, however, Mark Henry dragged him into the ring. Finlay came out to protect the leprechaun, but when the Irishman assaulted everyone in the ring with his shillelagh, he was disqualified from the Rumble – unfortunately taking Hornswoggle with him as well.

Two WWE Hall of Famers also shocked the capacity crowd, as Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper entered at Nos. 18 and 19, respectively, to a pair of massive ovations; unfortunately, after a quick flurry that saw them rekindle their 25-year-old rivalry, both legends were dumped by entrant No. 20, Kane.

Finally, after 29 Superstars had entered, three-time former WWE Champion Cena made his way in at No. 30 to a raucous reaction from the MSG crowd. As Cena’s entrance theme played, The Game stared in disbelief at what he saw. Pointing to his repaired right shoulder, Cena shouted “You and me, it’s go time!” to The Game, and the fight was on.

In the end, it came down to three of the biggest and most beloved Superstars in WWE history – Batista, Triple H and Cena. After The Game finally got the best of his former Evolution mate by dumping The Animal, it came down to the two men who met each other for the WWE Title just two WrestleManias ago.

20,798 rabid fans were torn over who to cheer for, and they got their money’s worth from the final two. Just when it looked like The Cerebral Assassin would take Cena down with a Pedigree in the final moments, “The Champ” hoisted The Game on his shoulders and tossed him to the floor, finally winning the Royal Rumble Match and earning the right to face the champion of his choice on March 30.

Cena will be looking to capture some gold in the Sunshine State at WrestleMania XXIV … but which champion will he choose to face? Will he go after the WWE Championship – currently held by Randy Orton – and look to regain the title he never lost in the ring from a man who never beat him for it? Or will Cena look to conquer a different mountain and challenge an old foe, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, or a new kingpin, ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero, for a title he has never worn?

Regardless of whom he chooses to face at WrestleMania XXIV, one fact is certain: “The Champ” is back, he’s better than ever and he’s hungry for gold.

International Television: Eyeballs on CBS Sunday


7-11_ABC_ 5.9/9_ 3.7/9_ 10,017,000
7-11_ CBS_ 8.4/13_ 2.3/6_ 12,739,000
7-11_ NBC_ 3.4/5_ 1.5/4_ 5,531,000
7-10_ FOX_ 3.9/6_ 2.8/7_ 6,257,000
7-10_ CW_ 0.6/1_ 0.4/1_ 926,000_ 0.4/1

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 (USA)

The combination of "60 Minutes" and the TV movie "The Russell Girl" brought the most eyeballs to CBS on Sunday.

CBS averaged an 8.4 rating/13 share for the night, easily beating the 5.9/9 for second-place ABC. FOX took third with a 3.9/6. NBC's 3.4/5 was good for fourth, while The CW registered a negligible 0.6/1.

The adults 18-49 demographic went to ABC, which scored a 3.7 rating. FOX finished second with a 2.8, followed by CBS at 2.3 and NBC at 1.5. The CW came in at 0.4.

CBS' "60 Minutes" dominated the 7 p.m. hour with a 9.5/15. "America's Funniest Home Videos," 4.6/8, put ABC in second. NBC's coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships drew a 2.9/5, edging a repeat of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" on FOX. "CW Now" and an "Aliens in America" rerun brought up the rear for The CW.

"Exterme Makeover: Home Edition," 7.4/11, moved ABC into the lead at 8 p.m. "Shark" earned a 7.1/11 for CBS. FOX averaged 4.5/7 with a pair of "Simpsons" episodes. NBC's figure skating coverage ticked up to 3.4/5. The CW went with "Life Is Wild."

"EM: Home Edition" improved to 8.4/13 for ABC at 9 p.m., narrowly beating the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Russell Girl" (8.3/12) on CBS. "Family Guy," 4.7/7, and "American Dad," 3.9/6, kept FOX in front of NBC, which got a 3.3/5 from a "Guinness World Records" special. The CW finished its night by repeating Wednesday's "Crowned."

"The Russell Girl" drew an 8.8/14 for CBS at 10 p.m., easily beating NBC's record-breakers, 4.1/7, and a "Brothers & Sisters" rerun, 3.2/5, on ABC.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Three Series Premieres in ONE NIGHT on ABS-CBN! Catch it TONIGHT (Philippines only!)

First, the series premiere of Kung Fu Kids @ 7:45 p.m. Here's the cast:

Main Cast

Jairus Aquino as Waldo "Lembot" Ramos Jr. / Kid Weakling
Joseph Andrei Garcia as Chester "Chubbs" Trinidad / Kid Chubby
Eliza Pineda as Sarah Magalang / Kid Simple
Paul Salas as Leonardo "Uragon" De Vela / Kid Leader
Jane Oineza as Moira "Moi" Ocampo / Kid Maarte
Kristofer Dangculos as Benjamin "Benjo" Reyes / Kid Bully
Joshua Dionisio as Jaizer "Jazz" Marasigan / Kid Judas

Supporting Cast
Sid Lucero as Krung-krung - Kung Fu master from China.
Gerard Pizarras as Macoy / Fisherman
Matteo Guidicelli as Gian
Erich Gonzales as Nichole "Nick" Magalang
Wowie de Guzman as Waldo Ramos
Mariel Rodriguez as Elena
Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson
Arlene Muhlach
Cheska Billiones as Baby Ramos
Allen Dizon
Asia Agacoili as Sheila
Mickey Ferriols
Jhong Hilario
Gemma Gatdula
Jayson Gainza
Izza Ignacio
Gee-Ann Abrahan
Kian Kazemi
Isiah Diaz
Blake Nepomuceno
Cristy Fermin as voice of Maneki Neko
Makisig Morales as voice of Borat 1
Rhap Salazar as voice of Borat 2


Second, the premiere of the most-anticipated TV show on ABS-CBN, Lobo (8:30 p.m.) top-billed by Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin. Here are the cast:

Main Cast
Piolo Pascual as Noah Ortega
Angel Locsin as Lyka Raymundo

Supporting Cast
Shaina Magdayao as Gabby
Robert Arevalo as Don Manolo
Pilar Pilapil as Lady Elle
Ryan Eigenmann as Anton
Dante Rivero as Gen. Leon Cristobal
Irma Adlawan as Clara Rivero
Agot Isidro as Nessa
Dimples Romana as Trixie
Maritoni Fernandez as Dr. Vivian Lee
Janus Del Prado as Choy
Cris Villanueva as Minyong
Gio Alvarez as Elton
Nash Aguas as Tikboy
Gerald Gonzalez as Roy
Simon Ibarra as Father Ben
Lauren Young as Joey
AJ Perez
Eri Neeman
Sheryl Cruz
Diether Ocampo
Angel Aquino
Bobby Andrews
Sharlene San Pedro as Young Lyka Raymundo
Jacob Dionisio as Young Noah Ortega
Brasca as the wolf alternate form of Lyka


And last but not the least, Palos @ 9:15 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. Here are the full cast:

Cast and characters
Cesar Montano as Fabio
Jake Cuenca as Giancarlo
Sunshine Cruz as Grazella
Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson as Carmela
Valerie "Bangs" Garcia as Sylvia
Roxanne Guinoo as Anna
Carla Humphries as Stella
Jomari Yllana as Alessandro
Vandolph Quizon as Giuseppe
Ron Morales as Aldo
Regine Angeles as Paola
Jay-R Siaboc as Enzo
Dennis Padilla as Luigi
Wendy Valdez as Nicolla
Redford White as Mario
Gloria Romero
Bernard Bonnin as Ninong
Julia Barretto as Pamela
Joshua Dionisio as Young Giancarlo
Albert Martinez
Erich Gonzales

International Television: Saturday night belongs to FOX

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 overall by network and by half-hour in the order of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.


-Total Viewers:
Fox: 6.24 million, CBS: 5.42, ABC: 5.38, NBC: 5.20

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.2 rating/7 share, ABC: 1.6/ 5, CBS: 1.5/ 4, NBC: 0.9/ 3


Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 4.10 million, 1.1/ 4

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials
Viewers: 5.69 million, A18-49: 1.7/ 6

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 4.82 million, A18-49: 0.7/ 2

Viewers: 5.62 million, A18-49: 1.9/ 6


8:30 p.m.

Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 4.52 million, A18-49: 1.4/ 4

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials
Viewers: 5.93 million, A18-49: 1.8/ 6

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 5.28 million, A18-49: 0.8/ 2

Cops (R)
Viewers: 6.51 million, A18-49: 2.3/ 7


9:00 p.m.

Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 5.35 million, A18-49: 1.7/ 5

48 Hours Mystery
Viewers: 4.60 million, A18-49: 1.2/ 3

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 5.03 million, A18-49: 0.8/ 2

America's Most Wanted
Viewers: 6.31 million, A18-49: 2.2/ 7


9:30 p.m.

Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 5.58 million, A18-49: 1.7/ 5

48 Hours Mystery
Viewers: 4.57 million, A18-49: 1.1/ 3

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 5.34 million, A18-49: 0.9/ 3

America's Most Wanted
Viewers: 6.53 million, A18-49: 2.2/ 6


10:00 p.m.

Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 6.04 million, A18-49: 1.9/ 6

48 Hours Mystery
Viewers: 5.48 million, A18-49: 1.4/ 4

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 5.47 million, A18-49: 1.1/ 3


10:30 p.m.

Movie - Pretty Woman (R)
Viewers: 6.51 million, A18-49: 2.0/ 6

48 Hours Mystery
Viewers: 6.27 million, A18-49: 1.7/ 5

U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 5.28 million, A18-49: 1.0/ 3

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Here are some endorsements for the Filipinos living in the U.S. and the Philippines

Philippine TV:
Wheel of Fortune, 6:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida!
TV Patrol World, Weeknights @ 6:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN
The premiere of the following shows:
Kung Fu Kids, 7:45 p.m. on ABS-CBN!
Lobo, 8:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN
Palos, 9:15 p.m. on ABS-CBN
Maging Sino Ka Man, 10:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN


International TV:
Smallville: Thursdays @ 8/7c on The CW
One Tree Hill: Tuesdays @ 9/8c on The CW
WWE Friday Night SmackDown!: All new all the time on Fridays, 8/7c on The CW
Deal or No Deal: Monday @ 9/8c and Wednesdays, 8/7c on NBC
LOST (regular time): Thursdays, 9/8c on ABC
Dance War: Live! Mondays @ 8/7c on ABC
American Idol: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8/7c on FOX
Moment of Truth: Wednesdays @ 9/8c on FOX

International TV: Premieres/Returning Shows
Season 4 premiere: Thursday (January 31, 2008), 8/7c on ABC
Eli Stone: Thursday (Jan. 31, 2008), 10/9c on ABC
America's Next Top Model Cycle 10: Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2008) , 8/7c on The CW
Beauty and the Geek: March 11, 2008 (Tuesday), 8/7c on The CW

A Message...


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Note: This is a true article that was printed in a southern (Southern United States like the state of Texas) newspaper less than a year ago.


There was an atheist couple who had a child. The couple never told their daughter anything about the Lord. One night when the little girl was 5 years old, the parents fought with each other and the dad shot the Mom, right in front of the child. Then, the dad shot himself. The little girl watched it all. She then was sent to a foster home. The foster mother was a Christian and took the child to church. On the first day of Sunday School, the foster mother told the teacher that the girl had never heard of Jesus, and to have patience with her. The teac! her held up a picture of Jesus and said, "Does anyone know who this is?" The little girl said, "I do, that's the man who was holding me the night my parents died."

If you believe this little girl is telling the truth that even though she had never heard of Jesus, he still held her the night her parents died, then you will forward this to as many people as you can.

Or you can delete it as if it never touched your heart.

Funny, isn't it?

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and th! en wonder why the world's going to hell.

Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says. (Or is it scary?)

Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also "believes" in God).

Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

! Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely


*Atheist - a person who denies a form of religion or deity or no religion at all! Most Atheists are concentrated in the United States.

WWE Royal Rumble 2008: Updated

WWE Royal Rumble 2008: Live! January 27, 2008 (Sunday) on Pay-Per-View

30 Man Royal Rumble Match (6 Spots Remain):

Umaga (RAW)
Snitsky (RAW)
Hardcore Holly (RAW)
Mick Foley (RAW)
Cody Rhodes (RAW)
Santino Marella (RAW)
Carlito (RAW)
Shawn Michaels (RAW)
Ken Kennedy (RAW)
Triple H (RAW)
Hornswoggle (SMACKDOWN!)
The Undertaker (SMACKDOWN!)
Batista (SMACKDOWN!)
Jamie Noble (SMACKDOWN!)
The Great Khali (SMACKDOWN!)
Mark Henry (SMACKDOWN!)
Chuck Palumbo (SMACKDOWN!)
John Morrison (ECW)
The Miz (ECW)
Shelton Benjamin (ECW)
Big Daddy V (ECW)
Tommy Dreamer (ECW)

International Television: "SmackDown!" HD debut did good!

Primetime Ratings:
1/25/08 (Friday)


-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.36 million, NBC: 6.93, Fox: 6.52, CW: 4.85, ABC: 4.49

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.1 rating/6 share, Fox: 2.0/ 6, CBS: 1.8/ 5, CW: 1.4/ 4, ABC: 1.3/ 4


LOS ANGELES -- Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 25, 2007 (USA)

It was hardly a blockbuster night for TV viewership, but a music special and game show helped CBS and NBC grab up what little audience there was on Friday. CBS won the night in households with a 4.8/8, followed by NBC with a 4.5/8. FOX was third with a 4.2/7 while ABC, 3.2/5, and The CW, 2.7/5, lagged behind.

NBC had the advantage among 18 to 49-yeard-olds with 2.1 to FOX's 2.0. CBS came in third with a 1.8 to The CW's 1.4 and ABC's 1.3.

At 8 p.m., NBC started off the night with the highest-rated, most-watched program of the evening, "1 vs. 100," 5.6/10. CBS aired a repeat of "Ghost Whisperer," 4.6/8, while "Bones" rattled up a 3.5/6 in its new Firday night home. A "Grey's Anatomy" repeat put ABC in fourth, while The CW had its usual "WWE Friday Night SmackDown."

CBS moved up to first at 9 p.m. with the special "Garth Brooks: Live in LA," 5.1/8, while FOX rose to second with "House," 4.9/8. A new episode of "Friday Night Lights" only mustered third for NBC, 3.5/6, while The CW's wrestling moved ahead of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" repeat, 2.5/4.

CBS closed out the night at 10 p.m. with a "Numb3rs" repeat, 4.6/8, while NBC rolled the dice with a new episode of "Las Vegas," 4.4/8. ABC got its best numbers of the evening courtesy of "20/20," 4.2/7.


Here are the viewers by half-hour breakdowns:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 4.08 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1 rating/ 4 share (#5)

CBS – Ghost Whisperer (R)
Viewers: 6.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – 1 vs. 100
Viewers: 8.44 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 5.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CW – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
Viewers: 4.37 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.65 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Ghost Whisperer (R)
Viewers: 7.29 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

NBC – 1 vs. 100
Viewers: 9.15 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 5.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CW – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
Viewers: 4.64 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Desperate Housewives (R)
Viewers: 3.61 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Garth Brooks: Live in LA
Viewers: 8.13 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 5.37 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

Fox – House (R)
Viewers: 7.30 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)

CW – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
Viewers: 5.18 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Desperate Housewives (R)
Viewers: 3.51 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Garth Brooks: Live in LA
Viewers: 8.23 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 5.30 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#3)

Fox – House (R)
Viewers: 7.96 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

CW – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
Viewers: 5.21 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 5.98 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Numb3rs (R)
Viewers: 6.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Las Vegas
Viewers: 6.74 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 6.13 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Numb3rs (R)
Viewers: 6.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Las Vegas
Viewers: 6.61 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: January 22-24, 2008 (Tuesday - Thursday)

[Mega Manila] TV Ratings (Jan. 22-24): "Coffee Prince" and "Lastikman" moving up
Erwin Santiago

Friday, January 25, 2008
05:51 PM

There are no shocking movements in the ratings game for the last three days, from January 22 to 24. Eat Bulaga! and Daisy Siete are still battling it out for the No. 1 daytime position while Marimar is still untouchable in the primetime race.

The only movement worth mentioning is the continuing rise of GMA-7's Koreanovela Coffee Prince and ABS-CBN's fantaserye Lastikman.

Coffee Prince, which is about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to work in a coffeeshop, placed seventh last Tuesday with 29 percent. But it zoomed to No. 3 the following day, January 23, with 31.7 percent and moved further to No. 2 last night, January 24, with 34.4 percent.

Lastikman, which will have its final episode tonight, January 25, overtook Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara as the top ABS-CBN primetime show. Although the Vhong Navarro-starrer only placed sixth last Tuesday with 29.5 percent behind Barbara's 29.9 percent, it moved to No. 5 Wednesday, January 23, with 28.8 percent. Last night, Lastikman grabbed the fourth spot with 30.4 percent.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from January 22 to 24 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

January 22 (Tuesday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.9%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 20.3%

Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 19.9%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 18.8%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 18.5%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 17.7%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 16.7%
Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 37.5%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 34.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 33.3%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 32.3%

Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 29.9%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 29.5%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 29%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.2%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 19.9%

Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 16.8%

January 23 (Wednesday)


Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 20.9%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.9%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 16.5%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 16.4%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 15.7%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) / Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15.3%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 15%
Prinsesa Ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 36.6%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 32.8%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 31.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31.1%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 27%

Zaido (GMA-7) - 26.8%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.8%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 16.9%

January 24 (Thursday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.1%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 22.9%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 19.5%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 17.8%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 17.7%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 17.5%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.8%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 37%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 34.4%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 32.2%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.8%
Zaido (GMA-7) / Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 27.8%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
Magpakailanman (GMA-7) - 16.9%
Spring Waltz (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
(you've gotta be kidding me!)

International Television: Thursday night for FOX and CBS

Prime-Time Ratings:
Thursday 1/24/08

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 11.21 million, Fox: 10.32, NBC: 7.59, ABC: 7.04, CW: 1.98

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 3.2 rating/9 share, NBC: 3.1/ 8, CBS: 2.6/ 7, ABC: 2.4/ 7, CW: 0.7/ 2


Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 (USA)

A night of reruns on CBS performed well enough to grab an overall ratings win Thursday, while FOX edged NBC for the top spot among adults 18-49.

CBS averaged a 7.5 rating/12 share for the night, beating out FOX's 6.4/10. NBC and ABC tied for third in households at 4.9/8, with NBC drawing a few more total viewers. The CW trailed with a 1.3/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 3.2 rating just beat NBC's 3.1 for the lead. CBS took third at 2.6, followed by ABC, 2.4, and The CW, 0.7.

FOX won the 8 p.m. hour with "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," 6.5/10. A new "Ugly Betty" earned a 6.2/10, holding off the 5.8/9 for a "CSI: NY" rerun on CBS. The first of two "Chuck" episodes on NBC delivered a 4.4/7. The CW was several points back with a "Smallville" rerun. (Smallville: Household rating: 1.4/2, 2.12 million viewers)

A "CSI" rerun, 8.7/13, moved CBS into the lead at 9 p.m. Another hour of "Are You Smarter" drew a 6.3/10 for FOX. "The Celebrity Apprentice" came in third for NBC with a 5.8/9 (and led the hour in adults 18-49). ABC dipped to fourth with a "Grey's Anatomy" rerun, while a "Supernatural" repeat on The CW posted a 1.2/2. (1.84 million viewers)

"Without a Trace" (8.1/14) kept CBS on top at 10 p.m. NBC's second "Chuck" scored a 4.5/8 to finish ahead of ABC's "Big Shots," 3.6/6.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

International Television: LOST returns on Jan. 31, 2008, on ABC!

For the Filipinos living in U.S., The season 4 of LOST will premiere with a 2-HOUR event on Thursday, January 31st @ 8/7c (and second hour @ 9/8c) followed by the series premiere of Eli Stone, 10/9c on ABC - "Start Here!"

The Writers Guild of America is on STRIKE it affected the production of episodes, LOST is suppose to have 16 episodes but because of the strike I think they only produced about 8 episodes. Too bad!

LOST [Season 4] TRAILER:

International Television: Wednesday goes to FOX w/ "American Idol" and the premiere of "The Momenth of Truth"

Prime-Time Ratings:
Wednesday 1/23/08

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 25.02 million, NBC: 10.79, CBS: 9.48, ABC: 6.11, CW: 1.31

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 10.5 rating/26 share, NBC: 3.0/ 7, CBS: 2.5/ 6, ABC: 2.2/ 6, CW: 0.6/ 1


Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 (USA)

Aided by its "American Idol" lead-in, "The Moment of Truth" scored big premiere ratings Wednesday and carried FOX to an easy victory for the night.

FOX averaged a 14.1 rating/21 share in primetime, finishing way ahead of second-place NBC, 7.1/11. CBS came in third with a 6.1/10. ABC pulled down a 4.1/6 for fourth place, while The CW managed only a 1.0/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 10.5 rating was more than three times higher than its closest competitor. NBC was the best of the rest at 3.0, followed by CBS at 2.5. ABC averaged 2.2 and The CW a meager 0.6.

"The Moment of Truth" host Mark Walberg

"American Idol" earned a 15.1/23 for FOX at 8 p.m. NBC's "Deal or No Deal" was a healthy second at 8.6/13. ABC's "Wife Swap" finished a distant third at 3.8/6 but still beat "Power of 10" on CBS by a full point. "Crowned" delivered a 1.0/2 for The CW.

At 9 p.m., "The Moment of Truth" held on to most of the "Idol" audience, scoring a 13.1/20. CBS grabbed second with "Criminal Minds," 8.1/12, moving ahead of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.7/9, on NBC. "Supernanny" drew a 4.7/7 for ABC. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" repeat.

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with "CSI: NY," 7.5/12. NBC was close behind with "Law & Order," 7.1/12, while ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" was well off the lead at 3.8/6.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

International Television: 'Idol' gives FOX win over Tuesday night.

Prime-Time Ratings:
Tuesday 1/22/08

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 21.53 million, NBC: 10.28, CBS: 9.00, ABC: 6.18, CW: 2.30

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 8.4 rating/20 share, NBC: 4.0/10, CBS: 2.0/ 5, ABC: 1.8/ 5, CW: 1.0/ 2


Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 (USA)

Though it once again didn't the heights it did last year, "American Idol" was still more than strong enough to push FOX to a ratings win Tuesday.

FOX averaged a 12.3 rating/19 share in primetime, doubling up on second-place NBC, which drew a 6.5/10 (FOX had 21.53 million viewers to NBC's 10.28 million). CBS came in third with a 5.9/9. ABC, 4.1/6, was fourth, and The CW posted a 1.6/2 for fifth.

The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which scored an 8.4 rating in the demographic. NBC finished second at 4.0. CBS, 2.0, took third, followed by ABC, 1.8, and The CW, 1.0.

Paula Abdul, one of 'American Idol' judges

"Idol's" third audition show drew a 16.2/24 for FOX at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS earned a 7.9/12. "The Biggest Loser," 4.5/7, put NBC in third, ahead of the 3.1/5 ABC got from an hour of "Just for Laughs." The CW aired a repeat of "Reaper."

FOX held the lead at 9 p.m. with a "House" rerun, 8.5/13. "The Biggest Loser" improved to 6.6/10 in its second hour, moving NBC ahead of CBS and "The Unit." ABC averaged 3.6/5 with "According to Jim" and "Carpoolers," while "One Tree Hill" delivered a 2.0/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" posted an 8.5/14 to win the hour. "Boston Legal," 5.5/9, was second for ABC, beating out "48 Hours," 4.8/8, on CBS.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Philippine Showbiz: Actor Wowie de Guzman makes his return via ABS-CBN's "Kung Fu Kids"

Wowie de Guzman makes a comeback via "Kung Fu Kids"
Nerisa Almo
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
08:39 PM

Masayang ibinalita ng aktor na si Wowie de Guzman ang kanyang pagbabalik-showbiz sa tulong ng kanyang bagong manager na si Alfie Lorenzo.

Sa press conference ng Kung Fu Kids kaninang tanghali, January 23, naikuwento ng dating miyembro ng dance group na Universal Motion Dancers ang kanyang desisyon na magbalik sa showbiz.

Ayon kay Wowie, siya ang lumapit sa talent manager na si Alfie Lorenzo upang tulungan siya na magkaroon muli ng proyekto sa pag-arte sa telebisyon.

Aniya, "Ako po yung lumapit kay Tito Alfie. May nagsabi lang sa akin na, ‘Gusto kang makita ni Tito Alfie, parang gusto kang i-manage, e.' So, ang ginawa ko, tinawagan ko si Tito A, 'tapos pinuntahan ko siya sa Pampanga. 'Tapos nagpakita nga ako, 'tapos yun, hinawakan niya nga ako.'"

Matatandaan na naging isa sa pinakasikat na teen stars si Wowie magmula nang gawin niya ang sopa opera na Mara Clara, kung saan nakatambal niya ang dati niyang ka-loveteam at dating kasintahan na si Judy Ann Santos—na incidentally ay prime talent din ni Alfie.

Inamin ni Wowie na labis niyang pinagsisisihan ang pagpapabaya niya sa kanyang showbiz career noong panahon ng kanyang kasikatan. Sabi niya, "Of course, pinagsisisihan ko talaga. Kumbaga, parang na-reach ko na yung pinaka-peak, biglang pinabayaan ko, e."

Isang dahilan na nabanggit ng 32-year-old na aktor ay ang depression. Kuwento niya, "Well, na-depressed po ako. Nasa depression stage talaga ako noon kasi parang biglang natanggal ako sa mga shows, wala nang kumukuha sa akin. Unti-unting wala nang kukuha sa akin."

Dahil dito, naungkat ang bali-balita noon na kaya lumamlam ang kanyang career dahil sa napabalitang nalulong siya sa drugs.

Agad naman itong pinabulaanan ni Wowie. Depensa niya, "Sinabi naging drug-addict daw ako, gumamit ako ng drugs, hindi po totoo yun. Pero hindi ko naman po idine-deny na tumikim po ako. Pero never po akong nalulong sa drugs."

REMEMBERING JUDY ANN. Ngayong hawak na ng talent manager na si Alfie ang career ni Wowie, bukas ba ang aktor na muling makapareha si Judy Ann?

Para kay Wowie ay okay lang naman daw ang makatrabaho muli si Juday, pero hindi ibig sabihin nito na may posibilidad na subukan niyang balikan ang dating kasintahan. Dagdag pa niya, "Tagal na po 'yon, e, at saka mukhang happy naman na si Juday kay Ryan."

Payag din naman si Wowie na makatrabaho ang current boyfriend ni Judy Ann na si Ryan Agoncillo. Sa katunayan, wala raw magiging problema kung magsama sila sa isang proyekto.

Paliwanag ni Wowie, "With Ryan, walang problema kasi si Ryan po kakilala ko na siya. Commercial model pa lang siya, kilala ko na siya. Although hindi naman kami talaga ganun ka-close pero na-meet ko na siya before, 1998 pa 'ata yung time na na-meet ko siya. So wala akong problem with Ryan."

LOVING THE THEATER. Nang mawala si Wowie sa showbiz, ginamit niya ng kanyang kakayahan sa pag-arte sa teatro. Naging aktor siya ng Gantimpala Theater Foundation at naging karakter sa mga stage plays tulad ng Florante at Laura, Ibong Adarna, El Filibusterismo, Noli Me Tangere, The Bomb, Alikabok, Loren Ruiz, Romeo Loves Juliet, at Perlita ng Silangan.

"Malaki ang naitulong ng teatro sa akin kasi ang dami kong natutunan, e. At saka yung mga characters na offbeat at saka nagkaroon ng chance na kumuha ng mga projects na ganun," pahayag ni Wowie.

Sa kanyang pag-arte sa entablado, hindi ba siya nanibago?

"Para sa akin, pareho lang sila [acting in showbiz and in theater]," sagot ni Wowie. "Malaki ang respeto ng mga taga-teatro sa mga artista kasi sila hindi nila kaya yung... May iba, yung mga nakausap ko lang ha, hindi nila kayang mag-memorize ng script 'tapos aarteng bigla sabay iiyak. Doon sila parang, ‘Paano n'yo nagagawa 'yon?' Kami namang mga artista, ‘Paano n'yo name-memorize, 'yan?' Yun pala one month rehearsal."

Dagdag pa ng nagbabalik-showbiz na aktor, "Ang bilis kong mag-adjust, e, kasi nga one month rehearsal. Ang naging problem ko lang is my voice kasi sanay ako na subtle lang yung acting and then ang audience mo five thousand, three thousand, so kahit na may lapel ka, kailangan malakas pa rin [ang boses]. At saka ang naging problema ko noon, napapaos agad ako. So siguro mga first four shows namin, doon ako nagkaroon ng problema. Hanggang sa [may nagsabi], ‘Wa, ganito yung technique sa diaphragm.'"

Bukod sa pag-arte, marami pa raw ibang bagay na natutunan si Wowie nang mag-umpisa siyang mag-teatro.

Aniya, "Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa theater, e. ang dami kong natutunan, gumawa ako ng poster, natututo akong gumawa ng AVP [audio-visual presentation] sa computer, 'tapos minsan sumusulat ako ng script na ipapaayos ko lang mga friends ko na writer. Yun yung naging bread and butter ko."

BACK TO SHOWBIZ. Bagama't unti-unti nang nagugustuhan ni Wowie ang trabaho sa teatro, hindi naman maiwasan ng aktor na muling piliin ang pag-aartista sa showbiz dahil sa financial reasons.

Ani Wowie, "Sa stage kasi, financially, hindi ganun kalaki ang kikitain mo. Hindi naman ako mayaman o ano. So after ko mawala, siyempre financially, naubos na unti-unti. Kapag iku-compare mo ang theater sa TV, malaki ang layo."

Inamin din ni Wowie na baka mag-lie low muna siya sa pag-arte sa entablado at muling mag-focus sa kanyang showbiz career.

Paliwanag niya, "Magla-lie-low muna ako sa theater kasi parang... Kumbaga, sabi kasi ni Tito A, ‘Ano ba?' Parang once in a lifetime lang na bumalik yung opportunity na ganito, di ba? Doon ka na sa taas dati 'tapos naranasan mo nang bumaba.

"Masarap yung pinapalakpakan ka, okay, masarap yung pinupuri ka. Pero financially, okay ka ba? Kung mayaman lang ako, okay lang sana pero, e hindi naman ako ganun at breadwinner pa ako.

"So nung time na nagkaroon ng opportunity na ganito, na sinabi ni Tito Alfie na, ‘O, halika na, ipapasok na kita,' [sagot ko], ‘Sige, Tito.' So kahit mahal na mahal ko yung teatro, kailangan [mag-lie low]. Pero puwede pa naman, e, I'm sure makakagawa pa rin ako."

Hindi na talaga pinalagpas ni Wowie ang oportunidad na makabalik sa showbiz nang ibalita ito sa kanya ng kanyang manager. Aniya, "Yung ganitong klaseng chance ang opportunity na ibinigay ng [ABS-CBN], hindi mo puwedeng palagpasin especially ngayon ang dami mong kakumpitensiya, ang daming puwedeng gumawa ng role ko."

At sa kanyang pagbabalik, umaasa si Wowie na, "Sana po tuluy-tuloy na."

Mega Manila TV Ratings: January 18-21, 2008 (Friday-Monday)

[Mega Manila] TV Ratings (Jan. 18-21): "La Vendetta" and "Ysabella" end their run; "Maging Akin Ka Lamang" starts a new one

Erwin Santiago

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
02:02 PM

Two primetime shows ended last Friday, January 18, while a new afternoon soap opened yesterday, January 21.

GMA-7's horror series, La Vendetta, had its final kill last January 18 with a rousing 33.4 percent rating to grab the second place. That same night, ABS-CBN's soap, Ysabella, starring Judy Ann Santos, made its final bow with 22.6 percent to take the No. 10 slot.

Meanwhile, Kapuso network's newest Sine Novela, Maging Akin Ka Lamang, had its impressive debut yesterday, January 21, by virtue of its 21.5 percent rating to take the No. 2 spot, just behind Daisy Siete's 21.7 percent.

Daisy Siete was also the No. 1 daytime show last Friday with 22.1 percent, with Eat Bulaga! and Wheel of Fortune trailing behind at second and third place.

The Friday primetime race was won again by Marimar with 33.8 percent, followed by the last episode of La Vendetta. Rounding up the Top 5 were Kamandag (28.1 percent), Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (27.7 percent), and Lastikman (27.6 percent).

Zaido (25.7 percent) slipped to No. 8, behind 24 Oras (27.4 percent) and Coffee Prince (26.6 percent).

Eat Bulaga! once again ruled the Saturday daytime race with 25.5 percent while Manny Pacquiao's Pinoy Records was a far second with 20.7 percent. Cinema FPJ was in third place with 18 percent.

Bitoy's Funniest Videos was the No. 1 Saturday primetime show as it gathered 34.7 percent rating with Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho a close second with 34.4 percent.

As a temporary replacement to Boys Nxt Door, which ended its run last week, GMA-7 opted to show a rerun of Mulawin: The Movie last Sunday, January 20. The move proved to be effective as the GMA Films movie starring Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin grabbed the top spot in the daytime race with 18.3 percent.

Takeshi's Castle took the second spot with 17.7 percent as SOP and Showbiz Central tied at No. 3 with identical 15.5 percent. Completing the Top 5 were The Buzz (11.7 percent) and ASAP '08 (11.2 percent).

The Sunday primetime race was taken by Paolo Bediones's game show, Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok with 27.9 percent, a slim lead to second placer Kap's Amazing Stories which posted a 27.5 percent rating.

Finally, with the absence of La Vendetta and Ysabella in the primetime slot, GMA-7's reality show Kung Ako Ikaw managed to grab the No. 10 position last night, Jan. 21. Marimar, as usual, took the No. 1 spot.

In the daytime race, Wheel of Fortune slipped to No. 7 after its first week where it held the second and third spots.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime shows from January 18-21 based on overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen among Mega Manila households:

January 18 (Friday)


Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 22.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.4%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 16.6%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 16.3%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 15.8%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.5%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 13%
Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 33.8%
La Vendetta (GMA-7) - 33.4%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 28.1%
Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 27.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 27.4%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 26.6%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 25.7%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
Ysabella (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%

January 19 (Saturday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 25.5%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 20.7%
Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) - 18%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 16.5%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15.8%
StarTalk (GMA-7) - 14.9%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%


Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 34.7%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 34.4%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 27.2%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 26.5%
Sabado Movie Special: All About Love (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%
1 vs. 100 (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 16.8%
XXX (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) - 14.6%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 10.1%

January 20 (Sunday)


Kapuso Sine: Mulawin (GMA-7) - 18.3%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 17.7%
SOP (GMA-7) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 15.5%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%
Ka Pete Na! Totally Outrageous Behavior (ABS-CBN) - 5%


Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 27.9%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 27.5%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 25.3%
All Star K (GMA-7) - 20.3%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 13.8%
That's My Doc (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%

January 21 (Monday)


Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 21.7%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 21.5%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.9%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 19.9%
Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 19.4%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 18.5%
Wheel Of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%

Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 34.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 34.3%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 33.7%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 31.1%
Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 29.5%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 27.9%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.3%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%

Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 15.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen

International Showbiz: "Dark Knight" and "Brokeback Mountain" Heath Ledger dies

NEW YORK - Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28.

A large crowd of paparazzi and gawkers began gathering Tuesday evening outside the building on an upscale block in SoHo, where several police officers guarded the door.

The Australian-born actor was nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," where he met
Michelle Williams in 2005. The two had lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, until they split up last year.

[Photo of Heath Ledger on the left, courtesy of Associated Press]

He most recently appeared in "I'm Not There," in which he played one of the many incarnations of Bob Dylan -- as did
Cate Blanchett, whose performance in that film earned an Oscar nomination Tuesday for best supporting actress.

Ledger was to appear as the Joker this year in "The Dark Knight," a sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins." He's had starring roles in "A Knight's Tale" and "The Patriot," and played the suicidal son of
Billy Bob Thornton in "Monster's Ball."

Ledger grew up in Perth, and began doing amateur theater at age 10. At 16, he moved to Sydney to pursue an acting career, quickly landing TV movie roles and guest spots on Australian television.

After several independent films and a starring role in the short-lived Fox TV series "Roar," Ledger moved to Los Angeles and costarred in "10 Things I Hate About You," a teen comedy reworking of "The Taming of the Shrew."

Offers for other teen flicks came his way, but Ledger turned them down, preferring to remain idle than sign on for projects he didn't like.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me," Ledger told the Associated Press in 2001. "It was hard for everyone else around me to understand. Agents were like, 'You're crazy,' my parents were like, 'Come on, you have to eat.'"

Associated Press Sara Kugler contributed to this report.

International Television: Monday night phhh.....

Prime-Time Ratings:
Monday 1/21/08

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 11.43 million, CBS: 9.28, Fox: 8.23, ABC: 7.35, CW: 1.69

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 4.0 rating/10 share, Fox: 3.3/ 8, CBS: 3.1/ 8, ABC: 2.2/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 2


Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 (USA)

NBC's unscripted shows pushed the network to the top of the ratings Monday, beating a mix of new and old programming elsewhere.

For the night, NBC earned a 6.9 rating/11 share to beat out CBS' 6.0/9. FOX took third with a 5.0/8, edging ABC's 4.9/8 (FOX had about 900,000 more viewers). The CW trailed with a 1.2/2.

NBC also snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.0 rating. FOX, 3.3, finished second in the key demographic, followed by CBS at 3.1. ABC averaged 2.2 and The CW 0.7.

NBC's reality show, "American Gladiators"

ABC's "Dance War" (6.7/10) won the 8 p.m. hour in households, but "American Gladiators," 5.5/8, brought in just a few more total viewers. "Prison Break," 4.7/7, gave FOX the No. 3 spot in viewers, topping reruns of "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS. The CW averaged 1.2/2 with repeats of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America."

"Deal or No Deal," 8.5/13, earned the night's best rating for NBC at 9 p.m. CBS moved up to second with repeats of "Two and a Half Men," 7.3/11, and "Rules of Engagement," 5.5/8. "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" scored a 5.3/8 for FOX. ABC fell to fourth with the conclusion of "Dance War," 6.2/9, and "Notes from the Underbelly," 3.3/5. Reruns of "Girlfriends" and "The Game" aired on The CW.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: Miami" rerun, 6.9/11, on CBS edged NBC's "Medium," 6.6/11, for the lead. Both were well clear of ABC's "October Road," which drew a 3.4/6.

Monday, January 21, 2008

WWE goes HD starting in the 1/21/08 edition of "WWE Monday Night RAW" followed by "ECW" on Tuesday night & my fave brand "WWE Friday Night SmackDown!"

WWE® Goes HD
January 14, 2008

World Wrestling Entertainment® fans will soon be getting their weekly doses of high-energy entertainment delivered in stunning high definition. Beginning the week of January 21, WWE’s Monday Night RAW® and A.M. RAW on USA, ECW®: Extreme Championship Wrestling™ on SCI FI Channel, and Friday Night SmackDown® on The CW will all be delivered in HD.
WWE will also broadcast its pay-per-views in HD, starting with Royal Rumble on January 27.

“The move to high-definition programming is another step in WWE’s ongoing mission to provide fans with the most engaging, exciting product possible, and our programs look spectacular in HD,” said Mike Grossman, Senior Vice President, Television Operations. “This upgrade will be the first of many technological advances for our brand in 2008.”

WWE’s switch to high-def was made possible by a series of upgrades to the company’s television studios in Stamford, Conn. The $20 million HD renovations included refitting of equipment to broadcast WWE programming and global pay-per-view programming in high definition on cable and satellite systems around the world. The WWE also worked with NEP Supershooters to build two new state-of-the-art production trucks, and will lease a custom transmission truck designed for HD transmission.

WWE built new sets for RAW and SmackDown! for their HD debuts.

WWE programming reaches nearly 16 million people per week in the U.S. “Monday Night RAW” on USA Network is the most watched regularly scheduled program on ad-supported cable television in the U.S. “Friday Night SmackDown” on CW is the No. 1 program on broadcast TV Friday nights among males 18-24.

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at and For information on our global activities, go to

International Television: FOX reaches 48.58 million viewers w/ the help of the NFL Football Game (Go Chicago Bears!), CW registers 0.2 in the demo.


-Total Viewers:
Fox: 48.58 million, ABC: 7.94, CBS: 7.88, NBC: 4.51, CW: 688,000

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 18.6 rating/40 share, ABC: 2.8/ 6, CBS: 2.0/ 4, NBC: 1.2/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 0


Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 (USA)

FOX scored the biggest non-Super Bowl audience in some time Sunday, utterly dominating the night with its coverage of the NFC championship game.

The game between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers delivered a huge 26.3 rating/39 share in primetime for FOX, drawing better than 48 million viewers (those numbers may change some due to the live telecast). Among the also-rans, CBS finished second in households at 5.2/8, but ABC, 4.8/7, had a few more total viewers. NBC was fourth at 3.1/5, while The CW recorded a barely-there 0.5/1.

The story was similar among adults 18-49, with FOX drawing an 18.6 rating. ABC finished a very distant second in the demographic at 2.8, followed by CBS, 2.0, and NBC, 1.2. The CW drew a 0.2 (that's not a typo).

FOX NFL Analyst Troy Aikman

FOX got a 26.5/40 from the Giants-Packers contest at 7 p.m. The CBS News special "The Age of Warming" earned a 5.3/8, topping the 3.5/5 for an "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat on ABC. "Dateline," 3.2/5, put NBC in fourth. The CW went with "CW Now" and an "Aliens in America" rerun.

The Giants-Packers game dipped a little at 8 p.m. but still ruled the hour with a 24.8/36. The finale of "The Amazing Race" scored a 5.8/9 for CBS. ABC was close behind in third with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 5.5/8. "Dateline" improved a little for NBC, while The CW stayed at the bottom with "Life Is Wild."

FOX's ratings peaked at 27.5/39 -- and topped 50 million viewers -- at 9 p.m. as the game went into overtime (the Giants won, 23-20). ABC moved up to second with "EM: Home Edition," 6.9/10. A "Cold Case" rerun on CBS drew a 4.7/7, easily beating the 2.4/3 for a showing of "Runaway Bride" on NBC. The CW aired a "Crowned" repeat.

With the game over, CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with a "Shark" repeat, 5.1/8. ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" rerun posted a 3.2/5, edging the 3.1/5 for "Runaway Bride" on NBC.


7:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 5.20 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3 rating/ 3 share (#3)

CBS – CBS News: Global Warming
Viewers: 7.76 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.56 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 50.15 million (#1), A18-49: 18.7/44 (#1)

CW: CW Now
Viewers: 521,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 0 (#5)


7:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 6.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 4 (#2)

CBS – CBS News: Global Warming
Viewers: 7.64 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.67 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 48.98 million (#1), A18-49: 18.4/42 (#1)

CW: Aliens in America (R)
Viewers: 462,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)


8:00 p.m.

ABC – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Viewers: 9.01 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 7 (#2)

CBS – The Amazing Race – season finale
Viewers: 9.50 million (#3), A18-49: 3.0/ 7 (#3)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.18 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 3 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 44.85 million (#1), A18-49: 17.2/37 (#1)

CW – Life is Wild
Viewers: 764,000 (#1), A18-49: 0.2/ 1


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Viewers: 9.64 million (#3), A18-49: 3.4/ 7 (#2)

CBS – The Amazing Race – season finale
Viewers: 9.84 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 7 (#3)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.14 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 46.97 million (#1), A18-49: 18.3/38 (#1)

CW – Life is Wild
Viewers: 834,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 0 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Viewers: 11.27 million (#2), A18-49: 4.1/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Cold Case (R)
Viewers: 6.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Movie – Runaway Bride (R)
Viewers: 3.62 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 2 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 49.00 million (#1), A18-49: 19.0/39 (#1)

CW – Crowned (R)
Viewers: 807,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Viewers: 11.78 million (#2), A18-49: 4.4/ 9 (#2)

CBS – Cold Case (R)
Viewers: 6.78 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Movie – Runaway Bride (R)
Viewers: 3.40 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#4)

Fox – NFL Championship – Giants/Packers
Viewers: 51.62 million (#1), A18-49: 20.0/40 (#1)

CW – Crowned (R)
Viewers: 741,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 0 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – Brothers & Sisters (R)
Viewers: 4.97 million, A18-49: 1.9/ 4

CBS – Shark (R)
Viewers: 6.70 million, A18-49: 1.4/ 3

NBC – Movie: Runaway Bride (R)
Viewers: 3.98 million, A18-49: 1.2/ 3


10:30 p.m.

ABC – Brothers & Sisters (R)
Viewers: 4.86 million, A18-49: 1.9/ 4

CBS – Shark (R)
Viewers: 8.05 million, A18-49: 1.6/ 4

NBC – Movie: Runaway Bride (R)
Viewers: 5.34 million, A18-49: 1.6/ 4

Saturday, January 19, 2008

International Television: Friday still belongs to CBS

Here are the primetime ratings for January 18, 2008: Thanks to Marc Berman!

Primetime Ratings:

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 in the order of the overall results by network and by half-hour by progam (ranked by most-watched network).

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 9.38 million, NBC: 6.39, Fox: 6.05, CW: 4.75, ABC: 4.47

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.5 rating/8 share, Fox: 1.9/ 6, NBC: 1.8/ 5, CW: 1.5/ 5, ABC: 1.4/ 4


Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 (USA).

Despite some new programming by NBC, CBS still owned the ratings title for Friday night thanks to its all-new episodes of their staple shows.

Overall, CBS averaged a 5.9 rating/10 share, while NBC was second with a 4.2/7, just ahead of FOX's 4.0/7. ABC came in fourth with 3.2/5, The CW last with a 2.8/5.

The coveted 18-49 demo also went to CBS, which earned a 2.5 rating. FOX's 1.9 allowed it to slide past NBC's respectable 1.8, while The CW's 1.5 was just ahead of ABC's 1.4.

Jennifer Love Hewitt of "Ghost Whisperer"

"Ghost Whisperer" kicked off CBS' primetime sweep with a 6.2/11 and the night's highest demo ratings. NBC was second with a 4.9/8 for "1 vs. 100. FOX's "Bones" repeat took third with a 3.3/6 for the hour, while ABC's repeat of "Grey's Anatomy" and The CW's "WWE Friday Night SmackDown!" tied for last with a 2.7/5 apiece.

At 9 p.m., CBS' "Moonlight" dropped from its lead-in, but still had no trouble winning its hour with a 5.2/9. FOX's repeat of "House" was good for second with a 4.7/8, while NBC was third with the 3.5/6 for "Friday Night Lights." The CW's wrestling pulled ahead slightly with a 3.0/5 for fourth, leaving ABC's "Desperate Housewives" rerun to deliver a 2.5/4 for last.

CBS saw "Numb3rs" bounce back up to a 6.4/11 to win the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "20/20" finally got the network second place for the hour with a 4.3/8, just ahead of NBC's "Las Vegas," which had a 4.2/7.


Half-hour breakdowns: in terms of viewers

8:00 p.m.

Ghost Whisperer
Viewers: 9.45 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

1 vs. 100 (NBC)
Viewers: 7.16 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

Bones R (Fox)
Viewers: 5.04 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#4)

Friday Night Smackdown! (CW)
Viewers: 4.61 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

Grey's Anatomy R (ABC)
Viewers: 3.88 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

Ghost Whisperer
Viewers: 10.31 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

1 vs. 100 (NBC)
Viewers: 7.68 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

Bones R (Fox)
Viewers: 5.15 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3t)

Friday Night Smackdown! (CW)
Viewers: 4.60 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3t)

Grey's Anatomy R (ABC)
Viewers: 3.46 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

Moonlight (CBS)
Viewers: 8.39 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#1)

Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Viewers: 5.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

House R (Fox)
Viewers: 6.59 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

Friday Night Smackdown! (CW)
Viewers: 4.93 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#4)

Desperate Housewives R (ABC)
Viewers: 3.55 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

Moonlight (CBS)
Viewers: 8.28 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1t)

Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Viewers: 5.33 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

House R (Fox)
Viewers: 7.39 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1t)

Friday Night Smackdown! (CW)
Viewers: 4.84 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#4)

Desperate Housewives R (ABC)
Viewers: 3.52 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

Numb3rs (CBS)
Viewers: 9.68 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

Las Vegas (NBC)
VIewers: 6.08 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2t)

20/20 (ABC)
Viewers: 5.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2t)


10:30 p.m.

Numb3rs (CBS)
Viewers: 9.68 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

Las Vegas (NBC)
Viewers: 6.71 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

20/20 (ABC)
Viewers: 6.42 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

Friday, January 18, 2008

International Television: Top 100 Programs on Broadcast and Subscription TV (Week Ending Jan. 13, 2008 - Household rating)

Top 100 Programs on Broadcast and Subscription TV
Based on Primetime Household Ratings

Week ending January 13th, 2008
Week 16 of the 2007-2008 Broadcast SeasonNote: Broadcast programs are listed in blue; Subscription TV programs are listed in red.

Rank - Program - Network - Date - # of Episodes broadcasted on that date - Household rating
1 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SA(S)-01/12/2008 CBS 01/12/2008 1 17.9
2 ALLSTATE BCS NATL CHAMP(S)-01/07/2008 FOX 01/07/2008 1 14.4
3 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 01/10/2008 1 11.6
4 CSI CBS 01/10/2008 1 11.2
5 TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON FOX 01/13/2008 1 11.1
6 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 01/08/2008 1 9.9
7 COMANCHE MOON 1(S)-01/13/2008 CBS 01/13/2008 1 9.4
8 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 01/10/2008 1 9.3
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 01/09/2008 1 8.9
10 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 01/09/2008 1 8.4
11 EXTRM MAKEOVER:HM ED-1/13(S)-01/13/2008 ABC 01/13/2008 1 8.3
12 NCIS CBS 01/08/2008 1 8.1
13 LAW AND ORDER NBC 01/09/2008 1 7.4
15 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 01/13/2008 1 7.4
16 CSI: NY CBS 01/09/2008 1 7.3
17 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 01/07/2008 1 7.2
18 FAMILY GUY FOX 01/13/2008 1 6.9
19 AMAZING RACE 12 CBS 01/13/2008 1 6.8
20 HOUSE FOX 01/08/2008 1 6.7
21 UGLY BETTY ABC 01/10/2008 1 6.7
22 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 01/07/2008 1 6.6
23 MEDIUM NBC 01/07/2008 1 6.4
24 BIGGEST LOSER 5 NBC 01/08/2008 1 6.4
25 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT NBC 01/09/2008 1 6.3
26 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 01/13/2008 1 6.3
27 60 MINUTES CBS 01/13/2008 1 6.3
28 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 01/10/2008 1 6.2
29 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 01/11/2008 1 6.1
30 CSI: MIAMI CBS 01/07/2008 1 6.1
31 NUMB3RS CBS 01/11/2008 1 6.1
32 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC 01/07/2008 1 6.1
33 E.R. NBC 01/10/2008 1 6.1
34 SUPERNANNY ABC 01/09/2008 1 5.8
35 CSI: NY THURSDAY SPECIAL(S)-01/10/2008 CBS 01/10/2008 1 5.6
36 AMERICAN DAD FOX 01/13/2008 1 5.3
37 APPRENTICE 7 NBC 01/10/2008 1 5.2
38 MOONLIGHT CBS 01/11/2008 1 5.1
39 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 01/07/2008 1 5.1
40 WIFE SWAP ABC 01/09/2008 1 4.9
41 1 VS 100 NBC 01/11/2008 1 4.9
42 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 01/10/2008 1 4.8
43 COPS FOX 01/12/2008 1 4.8
44 LAS VEGAS NBC 01/11/2008 1 4.6
45 BIG SHOTS ABC 01/10/2008 1 4.4
46 COPS 2 FOX 01/12/2008 1 4.3
47 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 01/13/2008 1 4.3
48 20/20-FRI ABC 01/11/2008 1 4.3
49 CASHMERE MAFIA ABC 01/09/2008 1 4.3
50 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 01/12/2008 1 4.2
51 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS(S)-01/08/2008 CBS 01/08/2008 1 4.2
52 DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 01/10/2008 1 4.2
53 GOLDEN GLOBES PRESS CONF(S)-01/13/2008 NBC 01/13/2008 1 4.1
54 HOUSE-FRI 9P FOX 01/11/2008 1 4.0
55 BONES FOX 01/08/2008 1 4.0
56 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 01/07/2008 1 4.0
57 JUST FOR LAUGHS-TU 8PM ABC 01/08/2008 1 3.9
58 POWER OF TEN CBS 01/09/2008 1 3.8
59 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 01/07/2008 1 3.8
60 30 ROCK NBC 01/10/2008 1 3.8
61 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 01/11/2008 1 3.7
62 OCTOBER ROAD ABC 01/07/2008 1 3.4
63 LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT NBC 01/12/2008 1 3.2
64 GREY'S ANATOMY-FRI 8PM ABC 01/11/2008 1 3.2
65 ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK ABC 01/12/2008 1 3.1
66 DATELINE SUN-7PM NBC 01/13/2008 1 3.0
67 BONES-FRI 8P FOX 01/11/2008 1 3.0
68 ABC NEWS SPECIAL-1/8(S)-01/08/2008 ABC 01/08/2008 1 3.0
69 ACCORDING TO JIM SP-1/8(S)-01/08/2008 ABC 01/08/2008 1 3.0
70 CASHMERE MAFIA SP-1/11(S)-01/11/2008 ABC 01/11/2008 1 2.9
71 PSYCH USA 01/11/2008 1 2.9
73 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 01/07/2008 2 2.8
74 AMERICAN GLADIATORS 1/13(S)-01/13/2008 NBC 01/13/2008 1 2.7
75 BACK TO YOU FOX 01/09/2008 1 2.7
76 YOU DEC 08-SC REP DEBATE(S)-01/10/2008 FOXNC 01/10/2008 1 2.5
77 BACK TO YOU SP-1/9 8:30P(S)-01/09/2008 FOX 01/09/2008 1 2.5
78 SR/NH PRIMARIES 2008(S)-01/08/2008 CNN 01/08/2008 1 2.4
79 CARPOOLERS ABC 01/08/2008 1 2.4
80 ONE TREE HILL CW 01/08/2008 1 2.4

81 YOU DECIDE 08-NH PRIMARY(S)-01/08/2008 FOXNC 01/08/2008 1 2.3
82 TIL DEATH SP-1/9 9:30P(S)-01/09/2008 FOX 01/09/2008 1 2.3
83 CASHMERE MAFIA SP-1/8(S)-01/08/2008 ABC 01/08/2008 1 2.3
84 TIL DEATH SP-1/9 9P(S)-01/09/2008 FOX 01/09/2008 1 2.3
85 APPRENTICE 7 9P 1/12(S)-01/12/2008 NBC 01/12/2008 1 2.3
86 ONE TREE HILL-1/8(S)-01/08/2008 CW 01/08/2008 1 2.2
87 MONK USA 01/11/2008 5 2.2
88 ROCK OF LOVE 2 VH1 01/13/2008 1 2.1
89 PASION THU UNI 01/10/2008 1 2.1
90 PASION WED UNI 01/09/2008 1 2.1
91 SR/NH PRIMARIES 2008(S)-01/08/2008 CNN 01/08/2008 1 2.1
92 PASION MON UNI 01/07/2008 1 2.1
93 AMAR SIN LIMITES THU UNI 01/10/2008 1 2.0
94 PASION TUE UNI 01/08/2008 1 2.0
95 APPRENTICE 7 8P 1/12(S)-01/12/2008 NBC 01/12/2008 1 2.0
97 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 01/07/2008 4 1.9
98 CRISTINA MON UNI 01/07/2008 1 1.9
99 YOU DECIDE 08-NH PRIMARY(S)-01/08/2008 FOXNC 01/08/2008 1 1.9
99 AMAR SIN LIMITES MON UNI 01/07/2008 1 1.9

Source: 1/7 - 1/13/08 Nielsen Galaxy Explorer estimates.
Ranked by average audience % (ratings); in the event of a tie, impressions (000's) are used as a tiebreaker.
Ad-Supported Subscription television only.
Programming under 25 minutes excluded.

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