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Friday, February 29, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: February 26-28, 2008 (Tuesday - Thursday)

ABS-CBN Shows struggles more!

February 26 (Tuesday)


Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 24%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.8%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 21%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 20.5%
Hana Yori Dango 2 (GMA-7) - 17.5%
Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
Devil Beside Me (GMA-7) - 16.7%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%

Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15.2%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 47.8%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 43.6%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 42.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 35%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 32.3%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 16.1%


Wednesday, February 27, 2008:

SiS 10.1% vs. Boy and Kris 9.3%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.7% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.8%;
Eat Bulaga 21.4% vs. Wowowee 16.1%;
Daisy Siete 23% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 20.5% vs.
Prinsesa ng Banyera 13.3%;
My Only Love 19.6% vs.
Pinoy Movie Hits 13.5%;
Devil Beside Me 15.2% & Hana Yori Dango 17.5% vs.
Wheel of Fortune 17.6%;
24 Oras 31.1% vs. TV Patrol World 23.6%;
Joaquin Bordado 40.9% vs. Kung Fu Kids 22.4%;
Kamandag 37.4% vs.
Lobo 21.7%;
Marimar 46.6% vs.
Palos 18.2%;
Coffee Prince 32.5% vs.
Maging Sino Ka Man 13.9%;
Kung AKo Ikaw 16.8% vs.
Marrying a Millionaire 12.7% & Bandila 8.6%.

February 28 (Thursday)


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.2%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 20.9%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 20.2%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 20%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16.8%
Come Back Soon-Ae (GMA-7) - 15.9%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.8%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 15.6%
Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
Hana Yori Dango 2 (GMA-7) - 12.5%


Marimar (GMA-7) - 46%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 40.2%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 39.3%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 34.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
E.S.P. (GMA-7) - 14.9%
Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%

TV Ratings for "LOST", "ECW" on Sci Fi, "Back To You" and "American Idol"

Selected Shows and their ratings -- FOR THE WEEK of 2.25.08:

Tuesday's edition (2.26.08) of "ECW" on Sci-Fi (featuring Santino Marella) scored a 1.3 cable rating, down from the previous week's ECW rating (featuring SmackDown! Superstar Ric Flair), 1.4 cable rating.


Tuesday's 1 hour & 30-minute edition "American Idol" on FOX got an hourly rating of 15.8 braodcast rating, 24 share and a half-hour grade of 16.5/24. With the return of "Back to You," 7.5/11. FOX averaged a 13.9 rating/21 share in primetime, 9.4 in thre A18-49 and an average of 24.40 million viewers.

While Wednesday's (still) 1 hour & 30-minute edition of "Idol" got an average of 16.0/24 share combined with a new episode of "Back To You," 7.6/11. FOX dominated the night with a 13.7/21 (down a couple of tenths from Tuesday's ratings), 8.9 rating in the A18-49 and an average of 23.6 million viewers.


Thursday's "LOST" repeat on ABC got 3.5 household rating/5 share while the all new episode of "LOST" got 7.8 rating/12 share (#2), 5.4 in the Adults 18-49 (#1) and 12.85 million viewers (#2).

International Television: FOX wins Thursday night.

Prime-Time Ratings:
Thursday 2/28/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 20.23 million, CBS: 11.48, ABC: 8.50, NBC: 5.82, CW: 1.67

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 7.2 rating/18 share, CBS: 3.3/ 9, ABC: 3.2/ 8, NBC: 2.5/ 6, CW: 0.6/ 2


FOX Sings Victory Song Thursday
'American Idol,' 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' combine for win
Plus: "Lyrics" beats "Lost" in households & viewers; "Lost" wins in the demo against "Lyrics"

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 (USA)

A musical night of programming on FOX Thursday, including the latest "American Idol" cutdown, carried the network to a ratings win.

FOX averaged an 11.6 rating/18 share in primetime, beating second-place CBS, 7.3/12, by close to 9 million viewers. ABC finished third at 5.3/9. NBC's 4.0/6 was good for fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 7.2 rating more than doubled its closest competitor. CBS, 3.3, came in second, just ahead of ABC, 3.2. NBC drew a 2.5 in the demo, and The CW couldn't break the 1.0 barrier (0.6).

The "American Idol" results show earned a 14.8/23 for FOX at 8 p.m. "Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites," 7.5/12, put CBS in second. A repeat of last week's "Lost" delivered a 3.5/5 for ABC, beating an hour of "The Office" on ABC. A "Smallville" repeat on The CW drew a 1.2/2.

The big "Idol" lead-in helped FOX's "Don't Forget the Lyrics," 8.5/13, beat ABC's "Lost," 7.8/12, at 9 p.m. (ABC had a slight lead in the 18-49 demo). CBS was not far behind with a "CSI" rerun, 7.5/12. "The Celebrity Apprentice" scored a 5.1/8 for NBC. The CW held steady with a "Reaper" rerun.

CBS moved into the lead at 10 p.m. with a "Without a Trace" repeat, 7.0/12. "Eli Stone" posted a 4.7/8 for ABC, topping the 4.1/7 for "Lipstick Jungle" on NBC.

Additional Info:

Thursday 9 p.m.:
Don’t Forget the Lyrics (Fox)
Viewers: 14.56 million (#1); A18-49: 5.2/13 (#2)

Lost (ABC)
Viewers: 12.85 million (#2); A18-49: 5.4/13 (#1)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

International Television: FOX is Wednesday's network

Prime-Time Ratings:
Wednesday 2/27/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 23.60 million, NBC: 9.73, CBS: 7.30, ABC: 6.55, CW: 2.94

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 8.9 rating/23 share, NBC: 2.6/ 7, ABC: 2.4/ 6, CBS: 2.2/ 6, CW: 1.5/ 4


Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 (USA)

We're a long way from crowning this year's "American Idol," but early on, the men are outdrawing the women.

Which is not to say the women are doing poorly in the ratings: Their performances pushed FOX to a big ratings win Wednesday, as the network averaged a 13.7 rating/21 share for the night (off just a bit from Tuesday's 13.9/21). NBC finished second at 6.5/10. CBS, 4.8/7, came in third, followed by ABC at 4.3/7. The CW trailed with a 1.9/3.

FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic, drawing an 8.9 rating (compared to 9.4 Tuesday). NBC was the best of the rest at 2.6, beating ABC's 2.4. CBS averaged 2.2 and The CW 1.5.

"American Idol" earned a 15.2/23 at 8 p.m., more than doubling the rating for its closest competitor, NBC's "Deal or No Deal," 6.0/9. "Big Brother" finished third in households for CBS, but ABC's "Wife Swap," 3.6/6, had a slight edge in total viewers. "America's Next Top Model" scored a 2.4/4 for The CW. ["America's Next Top Model" is below average in viewers with 3.86 million, while on the demo, the show got 2.0/5]

FOX held the lead at 9 p.m. with the conclusion of "American Idol," 16.8/25, and "Back to You," 7.6/11. NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.7/9, was second in households, but both a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 5.5/9, on CBS and "Supernanny," 5.2/8, on ABC had a few more viewers (though the three networks were separated by fewer than 50,000 viewers). The CW aired a repeat of "Girlicious."

At 10 p.m., "Law & Order" scored a 7.7/13 for NBC to win the hour. A "CSI: NY" repeat drew a 5.3/9 for CBS, beating the return of "Men in Trees," 4.0/7, on ABC.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

International Television: NBC's "Deal or No Deal" goes to foreign countries (especially The Philippines)!


Released by NBC

Host Howie Mandel Experiences The Local Flavor As He Takes On The Streets

Burbank, Calif. - February 27, 2007 - The worldwide hit game show "Deal or No Deal" from Endemol USA took America by storm in 2005, and now after over two years of thrilling episodes, host Howie Mandel will have a chance to visit the foreign-based "Deal or No Deal" productions in a series of exciting new games to be played in Estonia, South Africa and the Phillipines. Airing in May, these special two-hour episodes will feature popular United States host Howie Mandel, along with American contestants who will play the game according to the foreign set's rules.

"'Deal or No Deal' is an international success story so it makes perfect sense to take our act on the road and provide American audiences with a first hand look at how it's done in other corners of the globe," said David Goldberg, president of Endemol USA. "It should be a lot of fun for the host countries when they see Howie, who is a great ambassador for the show, take the stage."

"Deal or No Deal" is an Endemol format that began in the Netherlands and is now produced in over 50 countries. With over two years of success with the US version, the around-the-world tour brings the show back to its international roots. The international games will be played on the actual sets in the respective country, with their host, models and Banker. Mandel will be on hand to aid the American contestants as they play versions of "Deal or No Deal" that American's have never seen before - and possibly receive offers testing the American sensibility. In between games, Mandel will take the viewers on a guided tour of the countries, where he will sample the country's local offerings, interact with the locals and shop for souvenirs to bring home to the Briefcase Models (and maybe the Banker, too).

Contestants on the show play for a top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to $1 million. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game's end. The game kicks into high gear when the amount of cash in each case is revealed to the contestant round-by-round - and is tempted after each round by a mysterious entity known only as "the Banker" to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase -- prompting Mandel to ask the all-important question -- "Deal or No Deal"?

"Deal or No Deal" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John.

International Television: Tyra Banks (Top Model) and Ashton Kutcher (Beauty & the Geek) team up to produce new show!

The masterminds behind The CW's two most successful reality series will collaborate on a new project -- for ABC.

"America's Next Top Model" co-creator/host Tyra Banks and "Beauty and the Geek" executive producer Ashton Kutcher have joined forces for a new unscripted show. ABC has ordered eight episodes of the untitled project, the showbiz trade papers report.

The producers and the network are keeping quiet about the show's premise, and maybe even spreading a little bit of disinformation about it. Depending on whose account you read, the series will involve either "beautiful people living in a house together" (Variety) or "contestants competing in a beauty pageant" (Hollywood Reporter). Those concepts, of course, are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Banks is currently presiding over the 10th cycle of "America's Next Top Model," which premiered last week, and is developing another CW show that would have contestants vie for a job at a fashion magazine.

The fifth installment of "Beauty and the Geek," exec produced by Kutcher and partners Jason Goldberg and Karey Burke, debuts on March 11. Kutcher's company, Katalyst Films, also produced MTV's "Punk'd" and "Game Show in My Head," which is scheduled to debut on CBS later this year.

TV Review - What show I liked last night.

Well, all of us know that FOX's "American Idol" can be considered as a favorite but unfortunately that is not the best show I saw on TV last night (my opinion).

The best show I saw was ABC/ABC News's "Primetime: What Would You Do?," the show's format is to create a public experiment like the show's section I saw last night where an actress plays as a Muslim Woman and an actor who plays as a bakery vendor. And hidden cameras were placed to see other people's reaction. The vendor won't give service to the Muslim Woman because of how she dresses and her ethnicity. And other people made a stand against such discrimination. And a whole nation saw (the public experiment) on how 'racists' and 'bigots' really are.

Double thumbs up for those who made a stand! And for those racists and bigots, I don't know, may God have mercy on your soul!

- If you want to see the show, find in on YouTube or watch it on for free!
-The show is hosted by
John Quiñones

International Television: NBC's "Quarterlife" debuts weak in the ratings!

Prime-Time Ratings:
Tuesday 2/26/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 24.40 million, NBC: 8.67, CBS: 8.28, ABC: 5.46, CW: 2.49

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 (USA)

Another Tuesday, another big ratings win for FOX and "American Idol," which once again beat back all comers.

FOX averaged a 13.9 rating/21 share in primetime, nearly tripling the household rating for No. 2 CBS, 5.3/8. NBC came in third at 4.3/7. ABC's 3.7/6 was good for fourth, while The CW trailed with a 1.7/3.

FOX similarly dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 9.4 rating. CBS finished a distant second at 2.6. NBC, 2.3, was third, followed by ABC, 1.8, and The CW, 1.1.

Performances by the top 10 men on "American Idol" drew a 15.8/24 for FOX at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun, 7.3/11, put CBS in second. "The Biggest Loser" delivered a 4.5/7 for NBC, topping the 3.1/5 for "Just for Laughs" on ABC. The CW aired a "Reaper" encore.

The conclusion of "American Idol," 16.5/24, and the return of "Back to You," 7.5/11, kept FOX in the lead at 9 p.m. "The Biggest Loser" improved to 5.7/8, moving NBC into second place. CBS got a 4.4/7 from "Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part." ABC stayed in fourth with "According to Jim" and "Carpoolers," and "One Tree Hill" earned a 2.1/3 for The CW.

ABC grabbed the lead at 10 p.m. with "Primetime: What Would You Do?," 5.3/9. "Jericho" posted a 4.3/7 for CBS. The on-air debut of "Quarterlife" flopped, drawing only a 2.7/5 for NBC.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: February 22-25, 2008 (Friday - Monday)

Friday, February 22, 2008:

SiS 12.2% vs. Boy and Kris 9.1%;
Takeshi’s Castle 16% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.6%;
Eat Bulaga 22.5% vs. Wowowee 15.7%;
Daisy Siete 22.5% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 17.8% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 10.9%;
My Only Love 16.7% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 10.6%;
Soon Ae 12.2% & Hana Yori Dango 14.1% vs. Wheel of Fortune 14.9%;
24 Oras 30.5% vs. TV Patrol 22%;
Joaquin Bordado 36.6% vs. Kung Fu Kids 22%;
Kamandag 36.2% vs. Lobo 20.3%;
Marimar 44.3% vs. Palos 16.8%;
Coffee Prince 34.3% vs. Maging Sino Ka Man 13.3%;
Bubble Gang 20.2% vs. Maalaala Mo Kaya 13.4%.

Saturday, February 23, 2008:

Takeshi’s Castle 18.3% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 11.7%;
Eat Bulaga 27.4% vs. Wowowee 14.6%;
Startalk 18.4% vs. Entertainment Live 11.2%;
Wish Ko Lang 16.7% vs. Cinema FPJ 14.1%;
Pinoy Records 14.6% vs. Volta 14%;
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? 25.1% vs. 1 vs.100 18.7%;
Bitoy’s Funniest Vi­deo 33.5% vs. TV Patrol 19.8%;
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 35.5% vs. XXX 20.6%;
Imbestigador 28.3% vs. Fit ‘n Rite 10.7%;
Nuts Entertainment 15.3% vs. Sabado Movie Special 9.1%;
Sine Totoo 8.3% vs. Sports Unlimited 3.2%.

Sunday, February 24, 2008:

Takeshi’s Castle 11.5% vs. Ka Pete Na 7%;
SOP 16.1% vs. ASAP 15%;
Kapuso Sine Special 22.9% vs. Your Song 8.6% & Love Spell 8.4%;
Showbiz Central 16.8% vs. The Buzz 13.1%;
Kap’s Amazing Stories 24.8% vs. TV Patrol 13.3%;
Tok Tok Tok 29.1% vs. Rated K 16.8%;
Mel and Joey 29.4% vs. Goin’ Bulilit 18.2%;
All Star K 25.4% vs. Sharon 11.6%;
Fulhaus 20% vs. That’s My Doc 11.8%;
Sunday Night’s Box Office 13.2% vs. Sunday’s Best 8.9%.

Monday, February 25, 2008:

SiS 12.7% vs. Academy Awards 11.5%;
Takeshi’s Castle 19.8% & Eat Bulaga 25.8% vs. Wowowee 16.3%;
Daisy Siete 21.4% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 16.8% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 14.6%;
My Only Love 15.7% & Soon Ae 12.7% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 13.8%;
Devil Beside Me 12% & Hana Yori Dango 13.2% vs. Wheel of Fortune 17.9%;
24 Oras 34.1% vs. TV Patrol 23.3%;
Joaquin Bordado 40.2% vs. Kung Fu Kids 22.7%;
Kamandag 38.3% vs. Lobo 23.7%;
Marimar 43.9% vs. Palos 20.1%;
Coffee Prince 32.1% vs. Maging Sino Ka Man 14.7%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 16% vs. Marrying a Millionaire 10.7% & Bandila 7.6%.

International Television/WWE: My Network TV to air "WWE SmackDown!"

this fall!

WWE Puts the 'SmackDown' on MyNetworkTV
Show will make its new network debut in the fall

"WWE SmackDown!" may have left The CW, but it'll be back in the fall on another network.

The new, exclusive, prime-time broadcast home of "WWE SmackDown" is none other than MyNetworkTV, it was announced Tuesday, Feb. 26. It will make its debut in fall 2008, running weekly for two hours.

"We are excited to add MyNetworkTV and its television affiliates to our family of global network partners," said WWE Chairman of the Board Vincent K. McMahon. "We have an unmatched record of delivering ratings success to each and every network partner we've worked with in our long and storied history. We fully intend to bring that same level of success to MyNetworkTV."

"The momentum at MyNetworkTV continues with this major acquisition," added MyNetworkTV President Greg Meidel. "We have demonstrated tremendous growth and this partnership with WWE, the premier sports entertainment franchise in the world is a perfect fit for our viewers, advertisers and affiliates."

This all really means that WWE favorites like Rey Mysterio, Batista, Edge, MVP, Kane and Undertaker will be back to present unparalleled drama and action in and out of the ring.

MyNetworkTV also recently announced that it has ordered 13 episodes of the Flavor Flav-starring sitcom "Under One Roof," which is slated to premiere this spring.

900th Post - International TV: "A Raisin in the Sun" raises ABC to the top!

Prime-Time Ratings:
Monday 2/25/08

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

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 12.71 million, NBC: 10.25, CBS: 8.38, Fox: 7.85, CW: 1.50

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 3.6 rating/9 share, NBC: 3.2/ 8, Fox: 3.1/ 8, CBS: 2.6/ 7, CW: 0.7/ 2


Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 (USA)

ABC's adaptation of the play "A Raisin in the Son" drew a good-sized audience Monday night, leading the network to a ratings victory.

The Alphabet scored an 8.6 rating/14 share in primetime, beating second-place NBC (6.2/10) by almost 2.5 million viewers. CBS came in third overall with a 5.5/9. FOX, 4.9/7, finished fourth, while The CW managed only a 1.1/2.

ABC also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.6 rating. NBC, 3.2, took second in the demographic, edging FOX, 3.1. CBS was fourth at 2.6, and The CW couldn't crack the 1.0 mark.

Audra McDonald and Sean Combs in 'A Raisin in the Sun'

The final episode of the "million dollar mission" on "Deal or No Deal," 9.2/14, won the 8 p.m. hour for NBC. "A Raisin in the Sun" drew an 8.2/13 for second. "The Moment of Truth," 5.3/8, put FOX in third. A "How I Met Your Mother" rerun and "Welcome to the Captain" averaged 3.7/6 for CBS. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" rerun.

"A Raisin in the Sun" improved to 9.0/14 at 9 p.m., moving ABC into the lead. "Two and a Half Men," 7.6/12, and "Old Christine," 5.9/9, grabbed second for CBS. NBC's "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" came in third, narrowly beating "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," 4.5/7, on FOX. The CW got a 1.3/2 from "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious."

The conclusion of "A Raisin in the Sun" posted an 8.7/14 for ABC at 10 p.m. A "CSI: Miami" rerun on CBS earned a 5.9/10, beating the 4.9/9 for "Medium" on NBC.

Monday, February 25, 2008

OSCARS: Live Performance of..."Falling Slowly"

"Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Winner of OSCAR, Original Song)

OSCARS: The Winners!

(CNN) -- Who won and who walked away empty-handed? The following are the nominees and the winners at the 80th annual Academy Awards.

For more on the stars, the speeches and the spectacle, read the full story.

Best Picture
"Michael Clayton"
** "No Country for Old Men" WINNER
"There Will Be Blood"

George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
** Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood" WINNER
Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"
Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"

Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
** Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose" WINNER
Laura Linney, "The Savages"
Ellen Page, "Juno"

Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
** Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men" WINNER
Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"

Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"
Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"
Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
** Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton" WINNER

Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Jason Reitman, "Juno"
Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"
** Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men" WINNER
Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

Foreign Film
"Beaufort," Israel
** "The Counterfeiters," Austria WINNER
"Katyn," Poland
"Mongol," Kazakhstan
"12," Russia

Adapted Screenplay
Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
Sarah Polley, "Away from Her"
Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
** Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men" WINNER
Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

Original Screenplay
** Diablo Cody, "Juno" WINNER

Nancy Oliver, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"
Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, "Ratatouille"
Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages."

Animated Feature Film
** "Ratatouille" WINNER
"Surf's Up"

Art Direction
"American Gangster"
"The Golden Compass"
** "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" WINNER
"There Will Be Blood"

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"No Country for Old Men"
** "There Will Be Blood" WINNER

Sound Mixing
** "The Bourne Ultimatum" WINNER
"No Country for Old Men"
"3:10 to Yuma"

Sound Editing
** "The Bourne Ultimatum" WINNER
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

Original Score
** "Atonement," Dario Marianelli WINNER
"The Kite Runner," Alberto Iglesias
"Michael Clayton," James Newton Howard
"Ratatouille," Michael Giacchino
"3:10 to Yuma," Marco Beltrami

Original Song
** "Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova WINNER
"Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"Raise It Up" from "August Rush," Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas
"So Close" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

"Across the Universe"
** "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" WINNER
"La Vie en Rose"
"Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Documentary Feature
"No End in Sight"
"Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience"
** "Taxi to the Dark Side" WINNER

Documentary (short subject)
** "Freeheld" WINNER

"La Corona (The Crown)"
"Salim Baba"
"Sari's Mother"

Film Editing
** "The Bourne Ultimatum" WINNER

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"Into the Wild"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

** "La Vie en Rose" WINNER
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

Animated Short Film
"I Met the Walrus"
"Madame Tutli-Putli"
"Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)"
"My Love (Moya Lyubov)"
** "Peter & the Wolf" WINNER

Live Action Short Film
"At Night"
"Il Supplente (The Substitute)"
** "Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)" WINNER
"Tanghi Argentini"
"The Tonto Woman"

Visual Effects
** "The Golden Compass" WINNER
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

OSCARS: "No Country" wins Best Picture!

MORE: See the complete list of winners

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- It was a "Country" made for Oscar.

Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his coldblooded and efficient killer Anton Chigurh.

"No Country for Old Men," the Coen brothers' brutal tale of a man pursued by death and the law across the bleak moonscapes of West Texas, won best picture at the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday.

The Coens also won best director and best adapted screenplay, and Javier Bardem, who played cattle-gun-armed killer Anton Chigurh, won best supporting actor. Producer Scott Rudin shared the best picture award with the brothers.

"We're very thankful to all of you out there for letting us continue to play in our corner of the sandbox, so thank you very much," Joel Coen said in accepting the directing award.

He observed that the pair didn't think they were doing much different work now from when, as a child, Ethan Coen "got a suit and a briefcase and we went to the Minneapolis International Airport with a Super 8 camera and made a movie about shuttle diplomacy called 'Henry Kissinger, Man on the Go.' "

The Coens, who have been known for their arch style and oddball humor in films such as "Fargo," "O Brother, Where Art Thou" and "The Big Lebowski," received some laughs for Ethan Coen's laconic acceptance speeches.

After the pair won for adapted screenplay, Ethan Coen gave a brief thanks. Upon winning the directing award, he expanded on his speech slightly, sort of: "I don't have a lot to add to what I said earlier. Thank you," he said.

Daniel Day-Lewis was more effusive in his thanks after winning best actor for his performance as a misanthropic oilman in "There Will Be Blood."

"My deepest thanks to the members of the Academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town," Day-Lewis said as he accepted the award.

"I've been thinking a lot about fathers and sons in the course of this, and I'd like to accept this in the memory of my grandfather, Michael Balcon, my father, Cecil Day-Lewis, and my three fine boys, Gabriel, Ronan and Cashel," he added. See the complete list of winners

As he accepted his first Oscar, Bardem, one of Spain's top actors, thanked his directors and reflected on his role as a creepy killer with a bad haircut.

"Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do that, and to put one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head," he said. Watch "No Country" win best picture »

It was his second career nomination. His other came for "Before Night Falls" (2000), in which he played Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.

In a mild surprise, French actress Marion Cotillard won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose." Early handicappers had bet heavily on veteran Julie Christie, a previous Oscar winner who played a woman falling victim to Alzheimer's in "Away from Her."

But Cotillard, who's received raves for her performance as the French singer, had been considered a strong contender for best actress.

"I'm speechless now ... I ... I ... thank you life, thank you love," Cotillard exclaimed. "And it is true, there are some angels in this city. Thank you so, so much!" Watch Cotillard accept her award »

The actress has appeared in dozens of films in her native France, but she may be most recognizable to American audiences for her performances in "A Very Long Engagement" (2004) and "Big Fish" (2003).

In a highly competitive race, Tilda Swinton nabbed the best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal as lawyer Karen Crowder in the legal drama "Michael Clayton."

"I have an American agent who is the spitting image of this. Really, truly, the same shape head and, it has to be said, the buttocks," she said, examining her new Oscar. "And I'm giving this to him because there's no way I'd be in America at all, ever, on a plane if it wasn't for him." See Swinton on the red carpet »

Swinton beat out 83-year-old Ruby Dee, who had been considered a sentimental favorite for her first Oscar nomination in the supporting actress category, playing Mama Lucas to Denzel Washington's drug kingpin Frank Lucas in "American Gangster."

Swinton also beat Cate Blanchett (as a mid-'60s take on Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There") and Amy Ryan (a difficult working-class mother in "Gone Baby Gone").

The Academy Awards opened with host Jon Stewart joking about the recently ended writers strike -- which forced a cutback in the Golden Globes and threatened the Oscars as well -- and commenting on the bleakness of the best picture nominees.

"Tonight we look beyond the dark days to focus on happier fare: This year's slate of Oscar-nominated psychopathic killer movies," Stewart joked. "Does this town need a hug? What happened? 'No Country For Old Men,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'There Will Be Blood'? All I can say is, thank God for [the comedy "Juno's"] teen pregnancy. I think the country agrees." Check out Oscar prep photos »

"Juno" has been the little movie that could all season. The film, which cost a relatively paltry $7.5 million, was the only best picture nominee to top $100 million at the box office, ensuring it a rooting interest from moviegoers.

Star Ellen Page received plaudits for her performance as the title character, and screenwriter Diablo Cody -- famously a former stripper -- has become one of Hollywood's "it" scribes. Cody won best original screenplay.

"This is for the writers. I want to thank all the writers. I especially want to thank my fellow nominees because I worship you guys and I'm learning from you every day," Cody said.

The first award of the evening, for costume design, went to "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."

The best animated feature went to "Ratatouille," a computer-animated Pixar film directed and written by Oscar winner Brad Bird ("The Incredibles"). The rat-turns-chef movie beat out "Persepolis," based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, and "Surf's Up," a computer-animated film about penguins.

"The Counterfeiters" from Austria took the best foreign-language film. The movie is based on a true story about a counterfeiter who, after being sent to a concentration camp, was employed by the Nazis to fake other countries' currency.

Best original song was awarded to "Falling Slowly" from "Once." It beat out three songs from "Enchanted," the Disney film about an animated princess come to life.

The Oscars were spread around. "No Country" picked up four, "The Bourne Ultimatum" earned three (one for its rapid-fire editing) and "There Will Be Blood" received two: Day-Lewis' acting award and Robert Elswit's cinematography honor. But nobody had any doubt what film was considered the evening's big winner.

"There's nothing like it, and especially with these two guys," producer Rudin said backstage with the Coens of their unusual Western. "I'm incredibly proud, and I think it's the best movie we have been involved with. I loved it from the first minute I saw it."

OSCARS: Coen Brothers' "No Country For Old Men" grabs 4!

Joel and Ethan Coen were the big winners at the Academy Awards presentation Sunday night, when their film "No Country for Old Men" won a total of four Oscars, and all of them big ones: best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor.

Though the best picture win was expected, the across-the-board scale of their triumph was something of a surprise, in an eclectic year in which several films had passionate advocates. Their victory dwarfed their previous Academy Awards success with "Fargo," which won two Oscars (actress and original screenplay) at the ceremony in 1997.

French actress Marion Cotillard won for her brilliant portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose," and Daniel Day-Lewis took best actor honors, for his histrionic performance as an oil baron at the turn of the past century in "There Will Be Blood." Cotillard, clearly surprised, was over the moon, while front-runner Day-Lewis gave a gracious acceptance speech, in which he paid tribute to his wife, screenwriter Rebecca Miller, and director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Aside from Lewis, it was not a particularly good night for "There Will Be Blood," which won only one other award, for best cinematography.

Sunday night saw a leaner, meaner Oscar presentation, which clocked in under the usual four hours and had fewer unnecessary tributes, interpretive dances and filler. Perhaps the writers strike, recently ended, had a salutary effect. Jon Stewart handled the master of ceremony duties with more aplomb than last time. He concentrated on jokes about movies, with just a few political zingers tossed in: "Oscar is 80 this year, which makes him now automatically the front-runner for the Republican nomination." But his best move was to bring back one of the best song winners to finish her acceptance speech. She was clearly moved, and it made for a lovely moment.

In a smart touch, the Oscar telecast also spread out some of the major categories, with the best actress prize being given early in the proceedings. It's a good idea, and the practice should be repeated in the future.

As always in live television, but especially with the Academy Awards, there was the occasional odd interlude. Katherine Heigl, looking perfectly gorgeous in a classic Hollywood way, walked out onstage with an attack of nerves that made her voice shake. She apologized for her state and quickly recovered. Steve Carell, in presenting an award, dropped the s-bomb early in the night and came close to doing it a second time. And what can we make of the fact that "The Bourne Ultimatum" won three Oscars, including one for best editing - presumably for its ability to make vertigo sufferers throw up watching it? Very interesting.

The night started with business as usual, with "Ratatouille" winning best animated film and with the expected winner in the supporting actor category taking home the Oscar - Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who played the crazed killing machine in "No Country for Old Men." Looking a lot saner and sporting a more flattering haircut than he did in the film, Bardem accepted the award by thanking his colleagues and then, switching into Spanish, he addressed his mother.

Then came the night's first shock: Tilda Swinton's victory in the best supporting actress category, for playing the unbalanced corporate lawyer in "Michael Clayton." She was extraordinary in the film, no doubt about it, but in the weeks leading up to Sunday night, every expert said she didn't stand a chance. Swinton prevailed in a strong category that included great performances by Ruby Dee ("American Gangster"), Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") and Saoirse Ronan ("Atonement"), not to mention Cate Blanchett's amusing party trick as one of the Bob Dylans in "I'm Not There." Supposedly Blanchett had the inside track, but it was Swinton's name that was called. She looked suitably shocked.

For a while, the shocks kept coming. Marion Cotillard had a surprise win over Julie Christie in the best actress category. Academy voters favored Cotillard's turn as Edith Piaf (in "La Vie en Rose") over Christie's turn as a dementia victim in "Away From Her," making Cotillard the second woman in Oscar history to win best actress for a foreign-language film.

It pays to remember, however, that the one other time this happened, in 1962, the award went to Sophia Loren ("Two Women"), who had already made a tremendous name for herself as an American film star. So Cotillard's achievement really is something for the books.

In another surprise, "Taxi to the Dark Side," an expose of illegal and unlawful apprehension and interrogation techniques being practiced by the U.S. government, upset "No End in Sight," which everyone expected to win in the documentary category.

In this year's bizarre category of foreign film, in which few outside the academy had seen more than one or two of the nominated pictures, the Austrian entry, "The Counterfeiters," took home the prize. Only time will tell if it's any better than "The Orphanage" (Spain) or "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (Romania), which were unaccountably not even nominated.

Then the surprises stopped coming, but that was OK, because the right people won. Best original screenplay went to Diablo Cody for "Juno," the story of a pregnant 16-year-old girl; and best adapted screenplay went to the Coen brothers for "No Country for Old Men," from Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name. The victories of the Coens in the director and picture category were deserving.

In the end, though, it's Cotillard's victory that leaps out as the night's biggest and most pleasant surprise. She campaigned hard, and the campaign may have been particularly important in her case, because the more people saw Cotillard in her true incarnation, as a radiant 32-year-old woman, the more they could appreciate her transformation as the bitter, middle-aged drunk of Piaf's later years. But there was yet another reason behind her triumph, as well: She really did give the best performance of the actresses in her category.

Every so often the right person and the right movie win. That happened a lot more this year than most.

E-mail Mick LaSalle at

OSCARS: Winning Song goes to 'Falling Slowly' from the movie "Once"

Best Song Co-Winner Gets Second Chance
Associated Press - Feb 25, 12:00

LOS ANGELES - It could've gone down as one of the harshest moments in Oscar history.

The orchestra swelled just as petite Best Original Song co-winner Marketa Irglova stepped up to the microphone to speak following partner Glen Hansard. The pair won for their tune "Falling Slowly" from the indie musical "Once," but only Hansard gave an acceptance before their moment in the spotlight seemed to be over.

"This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks," he said.

Irglova could barely muster a polite "Thank you" before the orchestra, led by conductor Bill Conti, cut her off. After a commercial break, host Jon Stewart brought the 19-year-old Czech musician back on stage for a second chance to give an acceptance speech.

She took full advantage.

"The fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just proof that no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible," Irglova said during take two. "And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream, and don't give up. This song was written from the perspective of hope, and hope, at the end of the day, connects us all, no matter how different we are."

Irglova's second-chance speech lasted just over a minute. She said she was just as surprised as everyone else in the audience about the spontaneous and rare reprieve.

"When I went backstage, they said they were going to have me go back out," Irglova said after the incident. "It was great to get that chance, and I'm very grateful to them for doing that."

Oscar producer Gil Cates said the show director was looking down and queued the music when Hansard finished speaking.

"She was accidentally played off. No one wanted to play her off. ... I asked her to come back. I asked Jon to please bring her back. It was a very emotional moment."

AP writers Beth Harris and Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.

International Television: 'The Oscars' down but ABC still rule Sunday.

Prime-Time Ratings:
Sunday 2/24/08

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

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 25.71 million, Fox: 9.59, CBS: 7.40, NBC: 4.73, CW: 983,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 8.4 rating/20 share, Fox: 3.7/ 9, CBS: 2.0/ 5, NBC: 1.3/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 (USA)

Ratings for the Academy Awards were off Sunday, but ABC still dominated the night.

ABC averaged a 15.5 rating/24 share in primetime (because the Oscars aired live nationwide, those numbers will change in the final nationals). That's down a good amount from last year's telecast, which scored a 20.1/30 in the fast nationals. FOX was a distant second at 5.4/8, followed by CBS at 4.8/7. NBC, 3.1/5, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 0.7/1.

The Oscars also held sway among adults 18-49, with ABC drawing an 8.4 rating in primetime. FOX took second at 3.7. CBS came in third at 2.0, followed by NBC, 1.3, and The CW, 0.4.

'The Oscars' host Jon Stewart

ABC's annual pre-Oscars "Barbara Walters Special" earned a 9.9/16 at 7 p.m. (West Coast viewers saw the special after the Oscar telecast). CBS took second with "60 Minutes," 7.0/12. FOX's coverage of the NASCAR Auto Club 500 scored a 5.8/9. NBC kicked off a "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon with a 2.4/4. The CW went with "CW Now" (series finale) and an "Everybody Hates Chris" rerun.

The Oscar red-carpet show, 16.1/24, and the start of the awards ceremony, 19.1/28, increased ABC's lead at 8 p.m. FOX's NASCAR coverage improved to 6.1/9. The second "Criminal Intent" episode earned a 3.6/6 for NBC, edging "Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part" on CBS. A second "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America" averaged 0.8/1 for The CW.

At 9 p.m., the Academy Awards, hosted by Jon Stewart, pulled down an 18.1/27. CBS moved up to second in households with a "Cold Case" rerun, 4.5/7. With rain washing out the NASCAR race, FOX switched to a "Simpsons" rerun at 9:30, averaging 4.4/6 for the hour. "Criminal Intent" posted a 3.2/5 for NBC. The CW finished its night with "Girlfriends" and "The Game."

The Oscars slipped to 16.3/26 at 10 p.m., though ABC was still far and away the leader for the hour (the telecast ended about 11:45). "Dexter" posted a 4.2/7 for CBS, while the conclusion of the "Criminal Intent" marathon on NBC drew a 3.4/5.

On Saturday, FOX and CBS tied for first in households at 3.8/7, with FOX drawing more viewers. ABC averaged 2.9/5 and NBC 2.6/5.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kapuso Network's "Marimar" comes to an end on March 14.

From: Abante

Nabitin sa pag-inom ng red wine si Direk Joyce Bernal dahil may ibang lakad pa sila ni Dingdong Dantes nu’ng gabing ‘yon. May party raw kasi sa bahay na pinagteteypingan nila ng Marimar sa Bulacan at imbitado sila ni Dingdong.

Nabanggit sa amin ni Direk Joyce na sa Marso 7 na ang last taping day nila ng Marimar.

Live ang finale episode nila sa Marso 14 kaya kaabang-abang ang pagtatapos ng toprated teledrama ng Siyete.

Hindi pa sa Marimar magtatapos ang tamba­lang Dingdong at Marian dahil si Dingdong pa rin ang magiging kapareha ni Marian sa Dyesebel.

Dyesebel ang bagong ididirek na show ni Bb. Joyce after Marimar. Kinumpirma niya sa amin na si Dingdong ang gaganap bilang Fredo, ang love interest ng sirenang si Dyesebel.

Tonight's OSCARS on ABC, Nominations of films

80th Academy Awards or known as The Oscars
Tonight on ABC

Begins @:
8 p.m. Eastern Time
7 p.m. Central Time
6 p.m. Mountain Time
5 p.m. Pacific Time

Hosted by Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show," Comedy Central)


Multiple nominations

The following 21 films received multiple nominations.

8 nominations:
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

7 nominations:
Michael Clayton

5 nominations:

4 nominations:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

3 nominations:
The Bourne Ultimatum

3 nominations (continued):
La Vie en Rose (La môme)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2 nominations:
3:10 to Yuma
American Gangster
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Away from Her
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
The Golden Compass
Into the Wild
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The Savages

What's on Tonight: Selected!

The Barbara Walters Special [one hour presentation], 7/6c
Oscar's Red Carpet, 8/7c
The Oscars, 8:30/7:30c ------>

The CW -
CW Now, 7/6c [series finale]

The Simpsons, 8/7c, repeat
The Simpsons, 8:30/7:30c, repeat
Family Guy, 9/8c, repeat
American Dad, 9:30/8:30c, repeat

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Metro Manila:
Monday, February 18, 2008:

Unang Hirit (GMA) 6.3% vs. Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 4.8%;
One Million Roses 6.9% vs. Remi, Nobody's Girl 5.8%;
Doraemon 8.8% vs. Trapp Family Singers 5.4%;
Pokemon 14.2% vs. Cedie, Ang Munting Prinsipe 6.3%;
Detective Conan 10.2% vs. Swiss Family Robinson 5.5%;
Ghost Fighter 10.7% vs. Naruto 15.3%;
GMA Flash Report 11.9% vs. Boy and Kris 7.5% & News Patrol 12.6%;
SiS 9.6% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.9%;
Eat Bulaga 24.3% vs. Wowowee 16.1%;
Daisy Siete 20% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 17.1% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 14.3%;
My Only Love 13.6% & Come Back Soon Ae 10.3% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 10.8%;
Hana Yori Dango 2 19.8% vs. Wheel of Fortune 21.6%;
24 Oras 30.9% vs. TV Patrol World 27.3%;
Joaquin Bordado 38.3% vs. Kung Fu Kids 28.8%;
Kamandag 39.4% vs. Lobo 29.6%;
Marimar 42.9% vs. Palos 19.1%;
Coffee Prince 29.1% vs. Ma­ging Sino Ka Man 9.3%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 16.5% vs. Marrying a Millionaire (series premiere) 10.2%;
Saksi 8% vs. Bandila 6.7%.

International Television: Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for Feb. 22, 2008.

Quick Take for Thursday, February 21, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Against Fox with its Special Thursday Installment of "American Idol," ABC Earns Second Place on the Evening Among Adults 18-49

The Night's Top Scripted Program, "Lost" Surges from its Lead-in to Dominate Thursday's 9pm Hour for the Fourth Week in a Row in Viewers and Young Adults

Despite Stiffer Competition in the Time Period This Week from an "Idol"-Fueled Fox, ABC's "Lost" Grows Week to Week in Adults 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34

During the 10 O'clock Hour, ABC's Freshman "Eli Stone" Continues to Outdraw its Freshman Drama Competition, NBC's "Lipstick Jungle"

Thursday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

Against Fox with its special Thursday installment of "American Idol," ABC took second place on the evening among Adults 18-49 (3.4/8).

ABC's "Lost" ranked as Thursday's No. 1 scripted TV show in Total Viewers and across each of the key adult demographics (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).

"Lost" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Surging from its lead-in by 8.0 million viewers and by 235% in Adults 18-49 (replay of the previous week's episode = 5.5 million & 1.7/4), ABC's "Lost" moved ABC into a dominant first place in the 9 o'clock hour for the fourth week in a row. Despite its decided lead-in advantage coming into the hour from "American Idol," "Lost" outperformed second-place Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics" by 1.0 million viewers (13.5 million vs. 12.5 million) and by 19% in Adults 18-49 (5.7/13 vs. 4.8/11).

Although the ABC drama faced stiffer demographic competition in the time period from Fox this week, "Lost" was up week-to-week among Adults 18-34 (5.1/13 vs. 5.0/15), Women 18-49 (6.2/14 vs. 6.1/15) and Women 18-34 (5.6/14 vs. 5.1/14).

"Eli Stone" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's freshman "Eli Stone" defeated its freshman drama competition in the 10 o'clock hour, NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," among Total Viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.7/7 vs. 2.5/6).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating trends based on the Live + Same Day data stream may be somewhat distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has nearly doubled from nearly 13% at the same point in 2006, up to more than 22% currently. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Credit: ABC Media Net
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 2/21/08.

International Television: Selected CW Shows ad their fast nationals

Let's take a look at the big shows on The CW with their last first run airing in the fast nationals:

America's Next Top Model (Cycle 10)
3.80 million viewers, 1.9/5 in key demo

Smallville (Season 7)
3.67 million viewers; 1.5/4 in key demo

WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (Season 9)
4.72 million viewers, 1.4/4 in key demo

Supernatural (Season 3)
3.22 million viewers, 1.3/3 in key demo

One Tree Hill (Season 5)
2.90 million viewers; 1.3/3 in key demo

Reaper (Season 1)
2.64 million viewers; 1.2/3 in key demo

Beauty & the Geek (Season 4)
2.48 million viewers; 1.2/3 in key demo

Gossip Girl (Season 1)
2.34 million viewers; 1.1/3 in key demo

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: Top Animated Shows

Top Anime TV Shows (February 13, 2008)

AGB Nielsen Media Research
Mega Manila Television Audience Measurement

Hana Yori Dango 2 (J-Dorama/GMA 7) - 16.6%
- while Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN 2) rates at 16%

Ghostfighter (GMA 7) - 16.2%

Naruto Shippuden (ABS-CBN 2) - 14.7%

Powerpuff Girls Z (GMA 7) - 12.1%

Initial D: Fourth Stage (GMA 7) - 11.8%
- while Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN 2) rates at 9.6%

Pokemon (GMA 7) - 11.8%

Doraemon (GMA 7) - 11%
- while Shuriken School (ABS-CBN 2) rates at 4.4%

The Swiss Family Robinson (ABS-CBN 2) - 6.6%

The Trapp Family Singers (ABS-CBN 2) - 5.5%

Cedie: Ang Munting Prinsipe (ABS-CBN 2) - 5.0%
- while One Million Roses (GMA 7) rates at 5.4%

Anime Kabayan []


Top Anime/Live Action Programs for Monday, February 18, 2008
Source: AGB Nielsen Media

1. Hana Yori Dango 2 [GMA] (18:00-18:30) 12.2
2. Naruto [ABS-CBN] (17:30-18:00) 11.7
3. Pokemon [GMA] (9:30-10:00) 11.7
4. Ghost Fighter [GMA] (17:30-18:00) 11.5
5. Powerpuff Z [GMA] (10:00-10:40) 10.7
6. Doraemon [GMA] (9:00-9:30) 10.6
7. The Swiss Family Robinson [ABS-CBN] (10:00-10:30) 6.2
8. Cedie: Ang Munting Prinsipe [ABS-CBN] (8:30-9:00) 4.2
9. The Trapp Family Singers [ABS-CBN] (9:30-10:00) 4.2

International Television: CBS, FOX Split Friday Crown

Prime-Time Ratings:
Friday 2/22/08

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

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.86 million, Fox: 7.48, NBC: 7.15, ABC: 6.33, CW: 4.72

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.5 rating/7 share, NBC: 2.2/ 6, CBS: 2.0/ 6, ABC: 1.9/ 5, CW: 1.4/ 4

LOS ANGELES -- Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 22, 2007 (USA)

Despite an up-and-down evening, CBS' programming ultimately did the trick once again, winning Friday night among households with a 5.1 rating/9 share. FOX was second with a 4.8/8 while NBC came in third with a 4.6/8. ABC managed fourth place with a 4.2/7, while The CW trailed behind with a 2.8/5.

Among 18 to 49-year-olds, FOX ruled with a 2.5/7 to NBC's 2.2/6. CBS was still in the game with a 2.0/6, ahead of ABC's 1.9/5 and The CW's 1.4/4.

"Price Is Right" host, Drew Carey

At 8 p.m., CBS started the night with the highest-rated show of the night, a primetime edition of "Price Is Right," 5.9/10, easily beating NBC's game show "1 vs. 100," 4.7/8. A repeat of "Bones" performed solidly for FOX, 4.6/8, while The CW gave over its evening to "WWE Friday Night SmackDown." ABC languished in last place with a "Grey's Anatomy" repeat.

[1st hour: SmackDown! got 4.32 million viewers and 1.3/4 in the demographic.]

FOX shot up to first place at 9 p.m. with a "House" repeat, 5.1/8. The series premiere of NBC's new Dennis Miller-hosted game show "Amne$ia" debuted with a 4.7/8 while ABC moved to third with "20/20," 4.4/7, while "Ghost Whisperer" dropped CBS to fourth place with a 4.2/7, still well ahead of The CW's wrestling.

[2nd hour: SmackDown! got 5.12 million viewers and 1.5/4 in the demographic.]

ABC got an hour in the No. 1 position at 10 pm. with the special "20/20: What Would You Do," 5.6/10. CBS was back in second with "Numb3rs," 5.1/9. NBC finished off its night with "Dateline," 4.3/7.

Friday, February 22, 2008

SmackDown! Pre-emption: Chicago Area

WGN9 Chicago's CW

SmackDown! will be pre-empted for the presentation of WGN Sports (Chicago's CW): Chicago Bulls Basketball. SmackDown! will air on 7 p.m. Central Time on Saturday night on WGN Chicago's CW.

International Television: "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 10 Contestants:

America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10 has began with 14 aspiring models, hoping to be the next big thing in the modelling scene.

The contestants are as follows:

Aimee, 18, from Spanaway, Washington
Allison Kuehn, 19, from Waunakee, Wisconsin
Amy 'Amis' Jenkins, 20, from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Anya Kop, 19, from Honolulu, Hawaii
Atalya, 18, from Brooklyn, New York
Claire Unabia, 24, from New York City, New York
Dominique, 23, from Columbus, Ohio
Fatima Siad, 22, from Boston, Massachusetts
Katarzyna, 22, from Roslyn, New York
Kimberly, 20, from Worcester, Massachusetts
Lauren Utter, 22, from Brooklyn, New York
Marvita, 23, from San Francisco, California
Stacy Ann Fequiere, 22, from Miami, Florida
Whitney Thompson, 20, from Atlantic Beach, Florida

America's Next Top Model 10th cycle has just premiered Wednesday night, February 20, 2008 on The CW Television Network.


The season premiere of 'Top Mode' garnered a 2.5 rating/4 share in the Fast Nationals.

International Television: Three nights of "Idol"; 3 nights for FOX.

Prime-Time Ratings:
Thursday 2/21/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 17.85 million, CBS: 12.19, ABC: 8.87, NBC: 6.09, CW: 2.90

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 6.6 rating/16 share, ABC: 3.4/ 8, CBS: 3.3/ 8, NBC: 2.5/ 8, CW: 1.2/ 3


Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 (USA)

Three nights of "American Idol" meant three straight ratings wins for FOX, with the last of those coming Thursday.

FOX averaged a 10.3 rating/16 share for the night to beat second-place CBS, 7.7/12, by a comfortable margin. ABC took third with a 5.3/8. NBC's 4.0/6 was good for fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.8/3.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to FOX, which scored a 6.6 rating in the advertisers' favorite demographic. ABC, 3.4, edged CBS, 3.3, for second. NBC averaged 2.5 and The CW 1.2.

The "American Idol" results show earned a 13.4/21 for FOX at 8 p.m. "Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites," 7.3/11, put CBS in second for the hour. A repeat of last week's "Lost" was third for ABC, topping the 2.9/5 for an hour of "My Name Is Earl" on NBC. The CW aired a "Supernatural" rerun.

In a tight race at 9 p.m., a new "Lost" (7.7/12) led the hour in total viewers (13.5 million) and adults 18-49. FOX's "Don't Forget the Lyrics," 7.2/11, finished second in viewers even though a "CSI" rerun on CBS had a slightly better household rating. "The Celebrity Apprentice" drew a 5.2/8 for NBC, and a new "Supernatural" scored a 2.0/3 for The CW.

CBS took over at 10 p.m. thanks to "Without a Trace," 7.9/13. ABC's "Eli Stone," 4.6/8, beat out NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," 4.0/7, for second.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

International Television: The CW's "Top Model" returns!

Prime-Time Ratings:
Wednesday 2/20/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 28.67 million, NBC: 9.16, CBS: 6.66, ABC: 5.45, CW: 2.84

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 11.1 rating/27 share, NBC: 2.4/ 6, ABC: 2.0/ 5, CBS: 1.9/ 5, CW: 1.4/ 3

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 (USA)

Just as their male counterparts did Tuesday, the women of "American Idol" dominated Wednesday's ratings.

FOX scored another big victory with a 16.2 rating/25 share for the night. NBC, 6.1/10, grabbed the best numbers among the also-rans, followed by CBS at 4.5/7. ABC averaged 3.7/6 and The CW 1.9/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 11.1 rating left everyone else in the dust. NBC was way back in second at 2.4. ABC, 2.0, finished third, edging CBS, 1.9. The CW drew a 1.4.

FOX got a 15.2/23 from "American Idol" at 8 p.m. NBC took second for the hour with "Deal or No Deal," 5.9/9. "Wife Swap," 3.7/6, came in third for ABC, beating "Big Brother: Til Death Do You Part" on CBS. "America's Next Top Model" returned to The CW with a 2.5/4.

"Idol" jumped up to 17.2/26 at 9 p.m. NBC stayed in second with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.1/8, which edged a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 4.9/7, on CBS. ABC got a 4.0/6 from "Supernanny." The CW aired a repeat of the "Girlicious" premiere (1.3/2).

With FOX done for the night, NBC took the lead at 10 p.m. with "Law & Order," 7.3/12. A "CSI: NY" rerun, 5.0/8, kept CBS in front of ABC, which earned a 3.5/6 with "Cashmere Mafia."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ABS-CBN's "Marrying A Millionaire" premiere -- HORRIBLE!


ABS-CBN's new Asianovela Marrying A Millionaire premiere got a minuscule 9.8% in the Mega Manila TV Ratings. A horrible rating for a premiere of a show. Pitting it against Coffee Prince is not a good idea and it has a bad timeslot too!

International Television: First live show of 'American Idol' for the season dominates.

Prime-Time Ratings:
Tuesday 2/19/08

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

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 28.84 million, NBC: 8.54, CBS: 7.40, ABC: 5.46, CW: 2.34

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 11.2 rating/27 share, NBC: 3.3/ 8, CBS: 2.0/ 5, ABC: 1.5/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 3


Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 (USA)

Predictably, the first live "American Idol" of the season blew away everything else on TV Tuesday night.

FOX averaged a 16.4 rating/25 share in primetime, tripling the household rating for second-place NBC, 5.4/9. CBS finished third at 4.9/8. ABC drew a 3.6/6 to take fourth, and The CW came in at 1.7/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 11.2 rating beat the combined total of the other four networks. NBC was the best of the rest at 3.3. CBS, 2.0, took third, followed by ABC, 1.5, and The CW, 1.0.

The performances of the top 12 men on "American Idol" scored a 15.7/25 for FOX at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS delivered a 7.1/11 for second, topping the 4.5/7 for "The Biggest Loser" on NBC. An hour of "Just for Laughs" put ABC in fourth. The CW got a 1.3/2 from a repeat of "Reaper."

"American Idol" improved to 17.1/25 at 9 p.m. NBC moved up to second at "The Biggest Loser" earned a 5.7/9. "Big Brother: Til Death Do You Part" came in third for CBS. "According to Jim" and "Carpoolers" averaged 2.8/5 for ABC, while "One Tree Hill" drew a 2.1/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun posted a 6.2/11 for NBC to win the hour. ABC's "Boston Legal," 4.9/9, beat out CBS' "Jericho," 3.9/7, for second.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mega Manila TV Ratings: February 15-18, 2008 (Friday-Monday)

Special thanks to MyKiru:

Mega Manila TV Ratings

February 15-18, 2008

February 15, 2008 (Friday)

SiS 10.4% vs. Boy and Kris 10.2%
Takeshi’s Castle 16.8% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.8%
Eat Bulaga 24% vs. Wowowee 15.5%
Daisy Siete: Ulingling 22.1% Maging Akin Ka Lamang 17.6% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 13.1%
My Only Love 17.5% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 9.3%
Come Back Soon Ae 13.1% Hana Yori Dango 2 13.4% vs. Wheel of Fortune 18.4%
24 Oras 32.1% vs. TV Patrol World 24%
Joaquin Bordado 39.3% vs. Kung Fu Kids 21.3% Lobo 21%
Kamandag 39.2% vs. Palos 16.8%
Marimar 46% vs. Ma­ging Sino Ka Man 13.8%
Coffee Prince 31.9% & Bubble Gang 19.5% vs. Maalaala Mo Kaya (with KC Concepcion) 17.3%

February 16, 2008 (Saturday)

Eat Bulaga 26% vs. Wowowee 14.8%;
Startalk 14.8% vs. Entertainment Live! 9%;
Wish Ko Lang 14.5% vs. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN 12.9%;
Pinoy Records 17.5% vs. Volta 14.7%;
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? 25.7% vs. 1 vs. 100 21%;
Bitoy’s Funniest Vi­deo 33.1% vs. TV Patrol Sabado 18.9%;
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 34.6% vs. XXX 18.1%;
Imbestigador 28.9% & Nuts Entertainment 14.9% vs. Harapan 14.8%.

February 17, 2008 (Sunday)

Takeshi’s Castle 12.2% vs. Ka Pete Na! Totally Outrageous Behaviour 5.4%;
SOP Rules 14.6% vs. ASAP '08 13.3%;
GMA Flash Report 19% & Kapuso Sine Special 15.9% vs. Your Song 7.5% & Love Spell 7.6%;
Showbiz Central 15.8% vs. The Buzz 12.1%;
Kap’s Amazing Stories 28.8% vs. TV Patrol Linggo 15.2%;
Tok Tok Tok 24% vs. Rated K 19.7%;
Mel & Joey 24.4% vs. Goin’ Bulilit 18.8%;
All Star ‘K’ 19.6% vs. Sharon 14.7%;
Fulhaus 14.5% vs. That’s My Doc 9%;
Sunday Night’s Boxoffice 14.1% vs. Sunday’s Best 5.2%.

February 18, 2008 (Monday)

GMA Flash Report (ZTE Scandal) 13.2% vs. Boy and Kris 7% and News Patrol 7.7%;
SiS 12.7% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 10.7%;
Eat Bulaga 21.7% vs. Wowowee 14.4%;
Daisy Siete 17.9% & Maging Akin Ka Lamang 15.9% vs. Prinsesa ng Banyera 10.4%;
My Only Love 15.1% & Come Back Soon Ae 11.9% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 8.5%;
Hana Yori Dango 2 12.2% vs. Wheel of Fortune 15.8%;
24 Oras 33.3% vs. TV Patrol World 23.6%;
Joaquin Bordado 37.4% vs. Kung Fu Kids 23.9%;
Kamandag 37.0% vs. Lobo 24%;
Marimar 42.7% vs. Palos 18.6%;
Coffee Prince 31.2% vs. Ma­ging Sino Ka Man 13%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 14.6% vs. Marrying a Millionaire (premiere) 9.8%.

International Television

Prime-Time Ratings:
Monday 2/18/08

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

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 11.71 million, CBS: 8.75, Fox: 7.75, ABC: 7.57, CW: 1.48

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 3.8 rating/10 share, Fox: 3.1/ 8, CBS: 2.8/ 7, ABC: 2.1/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 2


Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 (USA)

NBC got big ratings from "Deal or No Deal" Monday, and that was enough to give the network a victory despite so-so numbers the rest of the evening.

NBC took the night with a 7.0 rating/11 share. CBS came in second at 5.6/9. ABC, 5.1/8, finished third in households, but FOX, 4.8/7, pulled in a few more total viewers. The CW trailed with a 1.1/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 3.8 rating led the way. FOX, 3.1, snagged second, beating CBS' 2.8. ABC averaged 2.1 and The CW 0.7.

"Deal or No Deal" scored a 10.0/16 for NBC at 8 p.m., dominating the hour. The finale of "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" earned a 5.8/9 for ABC, topping the 4.7/7 for the "Prison Break" finale on FOX. CBS was fourth with a "How I Met Your Mother" repeat, 3.8/6, and "Welcome to the Captain," 3.4/5. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" rerun.

CBS took the lead at 9 p.m. with reruns of "Two and a Half Men," 7.7/12, and "Rules of Engagement," 6.1/9. "Dance War," 6.5/10, took second in households, but the premiere of "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" (5.3/8) drew a few more viewers despite losing a fairly large amount of its lead-in audience. FOX stayed in fourth with "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." The debut of "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" wasn't especially delicious in the ratings, earning a 1.4/2.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: Miami" repeat posted a 6.3/11 for CBS. NBC's "Medium" earned a 5.7/10 for second, while "October Road" pulled down a 3.1/5 for ABC.

Monday, February 18, 2008

WWE No Way Out 2008 - SmackDown! Main Event: POST-World Heavyweight Championship; The Big Show returns with a gift from WBC Boxer Floyd Mayweather

WWE No Way Out - SmackDown! Brand: Post-World Heavyweight Championship Match (Edge vs. Mysterio) - The Big Show Returns!

Reminder on SmackDown!'s last airing on The CW before moving

SmackDown!'s last airing on The CW will be on September 12, 2008 (one week before the 2008-2009 Broadcast Season starts) and it will serve as the show's season finale.

It's Down to 2 networks to air WWE SmackDown! - MyNetworkTV and Superstation WGN


‘SmackDown’ Cuts Contenders to Two
Flagship WWE Show Looking for Post-CW Home
By Chris Pursell

World Wrestling Entertainment, seeking a new home for “SmackDown” when the show departs The CW network, has narrowed its suitors down to two, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations.

Barring last-minute bidding by a third party, MyNetworkTV and Tribune Broadcasting are vying for the wrestling show.

MyNetworkTV would bring the program back to the former UPN affiliates that once had the property.

Tribune has a number of options for where it could put “SmackDown,” including Superstation WGN. Tribune was a surprise entry in the bidding, with most pundits expecting NBC to be one of the last bidders standing.

Both MyNet and Tribune have been undergoing soul-searching in the past year, adding executives to fine-tune their business structures. With The CW’s decision to drop “Smackdown” from its lineup earlier this month, both companies are looking toward the WWE product as a means to incorporate an instant brand—and built-in audiences—into their lineups.

WWE’s shows, and “SmackDown” in particular, have a history as brand builders for the outlets that carry them. WWE’s “Raw” helped pull viewers to USA originally, then helped relaunch SpikeTV before returning to USA last year. The series currently earns around 4.5 million viewers on the channel.

In the late 1990s, “SmackDown” averaged more than 7 million viewers as a series that helped anchor UPN, providing some much-needed viewers for the struggling network. As part of The CW’s lineup, the series has earned closer to 5 million viewers per week. That makes it one of the network’s most popular shows, although it brought in different audiences than other series in the outlet’s lineup.

“Since the CW’s exclusive negotiation period ran out as of … Jan. 31, we have been contacted and have been in negotiations with other networks,” WWE executives said in an earlier statement. Its final appearance on The CW will be Sept. 12.

WWE declined to comment for this story. Tribune and MyNet are both undergoing changes. Tribune tapped the knowledge and experience of Fox Television Network president Ed Wilson several weeks ago, hiring him away to oversee the Tribune Broadcast Group as president. Now he oversees the company’s 23 stations as well as Superstation WGN, Tribune Entertainment and WGN Radio.

In recent months, Tribune, under the guidance of new owner Sam Zell, has streamlined operations, including shuttering its television syndication distribution business.

Should Tribune add “SmackDown” to its roster, likely for WGN, the move would present a potent quick strike for Mr. Wilson just days after taking the position.

Mr. Wilson would not comment on the company’s interest in the show.

As for MyNet, the network has been quietly building audiences with series such as “Celebrity Expose,” “Paradise Hotel” and “Jail.” It has been working to flesh out its programming roster, most recently ordering 13 episodes of “Under One Roof,” a new half-hour comedy from C to the B Productions and Qtopia Entertainment. That series, starring Flavor Flav, is scheduled to debut this spring and marks the channel’s initial foray into first-run sitcoms.

MyNet President Greg Meidel, who was tapped for the position early last year, has revamped the network after its initial incarnation as an outlet exclusively featuring English-language telenovelas. That experiment failed to find audiences, and MyNet shifted to a combination of reality shows, second-run movies and celebrity-driven news specials. The network added scripted fare to development in October.

The addition of “SmackDown” to MyNet would return the brand to a number of stations that originally aired the show when it was part of UPN. A company representative would not comment on the status of negotiations.

Following the expiration of The CW’s exclusive negotiating period on Jan. 31, the WWE announced The CW would stop carrying “WWE SmackDown” in September.
Additional Information:

WGN (Tribune Company) is an affiliate of Chicago's The CW.

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International Television: CW struggles more!

Prime-Time Ratings:
Sunday 2/17/08

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 11.11 million, NBC: 10.00, CBS: 9.22, Fox: 7.30, CW: 838,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 4.0 rating/10 share, ABC: 3.7/ 9, Fox: 3.2/ 8, CBS: 2.1/ 5, CW: 0.3/ 1


Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 (USA)

ABC grabbed the biggest audience on Sunday night, but NBC's updating of "Knight Rider" helped the Peacock to a demographic victory.

For the night, ABC averaged a 6.6 rating/11 share to snag the top spot. CBS finished second in households at 5.9/9, but NBC, 5.4/9, had more total viewers (a shade over 10 million, to CBS' 9.22 million). FOX, 4.3/7, came in fourth, while The CW was barely a blip at 0.6/1.

NBC scored a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 to take the top spot in the advertisers favorite demographic. ABC wasn't far behind at 3.7. FOX, 3.2, took third, followed by CBS, 2.1, and The CW, which drew a puny 0.3.

CBS led at 7 p.m. with "60 Minutes," 8.1/12. "America's Funniest Home Videos," 5.0/8, put ABC in second, just ahead of FOX's coverage of the Daytona 500 and a "King of The Hill" rerun, which averaged 4.9/8. The finale of "American Gladiators" on NBC managed only a 3.2/5 in finishing fourth. The CW aired "CW Now" and an "Everybody Hates Chris" rerun.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 7.3/11, moved ABC into the lead at 8 p.m. "American Gladiators" improved to 4.3/7 to move NBC into second. CBS' "Big Brother 9," 4.1/6, tied for third in households with "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" on FOX, with FOX drawing more viewers. A second "Chris" and "Aliens in America" brought up the rear for The CW.

"EM: Home Edition" jumped up to 8.4/13 at 9 p.m., keeping ABC on top. NBC's "Knight Rider" movie/back-door pilot scored a 6.9/10 to take second, beating "Cold Case," 6.1/9, on CBS. "Family Guy," 4.3/6, and "American Dad," 3.3/5, were fourth for FOX. The CW finished its night with reruns of "Girlfriends" and "The Game."

At 10 p.m., "Knight Rider" delivered a 7.3/12 (and a healthy 5.1 adults 18-49 rating) for NBC. ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" posted a 5.7/9, while the debut of a cleaned-up "Dexter" on CBS earned a 5.2/9.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Announcement: Poll Results

POLLING RESULTS: Thanks for voting!
Poll Closed: 9:05 a.m., Philippine Time

Question: Should ABS-CBN cancel 'Wowowee'? and change it?

Yes, coz its giving ABS-CBN a bad image. They should change it. = 31% (65 votes)

No, coz ABS-CBN is always ready to suffer the ratings loss. = 54% (111 votes)

Maybe = 4% (9 votes)
I don't care = 8% (17 votes)
I don't know = 2% (5 votes)

Based on 207 votes total

Is The CW ready for the ratings game for its returning (original) shows?

When the Writers' Strike began, the productions of the 5 major networks were put to halt.

The CW scripted originals such as Gossip Girl, The Game, Reaper and Aliens in America are returning with all new episodes. But the question is The CW buffed enough?

We saw Gossip Girl premiered with a 2.0 rating/3 share but then it fell to 1.8/3 and never went up again. This show has been praised by critics but unfortunately the 'major critics' (viewers) didn't. One reason is that The CW's demographic was adapted from its predecessors (UPN and The WB), which is targeted to the young adults of ages 18 to 34, particularly women. Another reason is it is mostly a teen-oriented show. And The CW is the only Broadcast network that aims to Adults 18-34.

The Game premiered during the Fall of 2006, which was the day when The CW was launched. This Monday night comedy is in jeopardy because it may be the savior in The CW Monday line-up scoring higher than its lead-in shows. But this show has potential of being in a 'waiting list' then going to a 'cancellation list,' its lead-in show (or the show before it), Girlfriends has been canceled announced 3 days ago by The CW after airing 8 seasons (6 in UPN, 2 in The CW). This show along with other CW Comedies are moving to Sunday nights. And they will just waste their all new episodes by scoring bad ratings especially in the Fall Season were CBS and NBC air some NFL Football Games or in my prediction it will pull about 1.0-2.0 household ratings.

Reaper, this show has also been praised by critics but the viewers, not really. This show premiered with 2.0/3 and also went crashing down (like Gossip Girl). Also a teen-oriented comedy with the devil on it. The protagonist's soul was sold to the devil by his parents and the devil begs him to do a very big favor for him, collect 'hell-escaped' souls. CANCELLATION CLOCK is ticking!

Aliens in America, is about the Tolchuck Family living in the state of Wisconsin (United States) and the Tolchuck son was a loner so his parents called for an European exchanged student but their wait at the airport was an irony, a Pakistani-Muslim student was exchanged instead. This show is kind of 'racist' to teach the racists to not be a racist, but bottom line, it is a comedy. I saw the show once and it was good but the problem is that the show only premiered 1.6/2 in the ratings. And some stupid encores are placed during Sunday nights (until the show returns with all new episodes on March 2) and it fares poorly (0.6/1, 0.7/1, 0.5/1, the show's ratings are nuts). This show can be a candidate running for the 'CANCELLATION LIST.' Love this show but with The Simpsons airing on FOX (it makes me watch The Simpsons instead).

For me, With this kind of strategy, The CW isn't buff enough to win in the ratings. And unfortunately, The CW shows that are doing well aren't CW originals (i.e. Smallville - WB & America's Next Top Model - UPN). I guess its GOOD LUCK and A LOT OF HARDWORK!


The CW is a combination of CBS Corp.-owned UPN (United Paramount Network) and Time Warner-owned The WB (Warner Brothers).

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