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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to Build Seven New Houses in Joplin, Missouri

The town of Joplin, Missouri hit the headlines back in May after it was ravaged by a huge tornado that killed over 150 people and destroyed an estimated 2,000 buildings. Now, Joplin's hitting the headlines again as 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' has announced it intends to build new homes for some of the families who lost theirs in the devastation. In what producers say is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the reality show, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' aims to build seven houses in seven days. According to 'The Joplin Globe,' producer Jeff Cruz said "It's a lofty goal, but that's what we're going for. It can happen. It's going to happen. It has to happen." http://www.aoltv.com/2011/09/02/extreme-makeover-home-edition-to-build-seven-new-houses-in-jo/

TV Ratings: Saints-Raiders NFL pre-season game scores a win for NBC

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.The NFL pre-season continues apace and Sunday night's match-up between the Oakland Raiders and the New Orleans Saints led the evening's ratings in both viewers and the 18-49 demographic. NBC averaged 7.3 million viewers for the evening with a 4.5 rating/7 share in households.ABC followed with 6 million viewers and 3.6/6. CBS (5.9 million, 3.8/6) was next. FOX came in last with a low-ish 2.3 million viewers (1.4/2).In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order was the same: NBC led with 2.5, followed by ABC (1.5), CBS (1.4) and FOX (1.1).Sunday hour-by-hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.9 million, 5.2/9)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" re-run (6.3 million, 3.7/7) NBC: "NBC Sports" (4.1 million, 2.6/5)FOX: "American Dad"/"Bob's Burgers" re-runs (1.7 million, 1.0/2)18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.4)8 p.m.NBC: "NBC NFL Pre-Season" coverage (8.6 million, 5.3/9) CBS: "Big Brother 13" (7.7 million, 4.6/8)ABC: "Extreme Home Makeover" re-run (5.5 million, 3.3/5)FOX: "The Simpsons"/"The... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-saints-raiders-nfl-pre-season-game-scores-a-win-for-nbc.html

Ratings: Chargers-Cowboys NFL preseason wins for NBC Sunday night

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 The NFL preseason is in full swing and the Chargers-Cowboys match-up Sunday night led NBC to a win in both the total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic. The Peacock averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households.CBS was second with 6.7 million, 4.2/7, followed by ABC at 5.4 million, 34/6 and FOX at 2.6 million, 1.5/3.In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order was the same. NBC won with 2.9, followed by CBS (1.7), ABC (1.3) and FOX (1.2) Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.5 million viewers, 5.4/10 households)NBC: "Dateline" (6.8 million, 4.3/8) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.2 million, 3.0/6) FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2) /"Bob's Burgers rerun (2.05 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: "Dateline" (1.5) 8 p.m. NBC: NFL Preseason football: Chargers at Cowboys (9.8 million, 5.9/10) CBS: "Big Brother" (8.8 million, 5.1/9) ABC: "Extreme Makeover:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/ratings-chargers-cowboys-wins-for-nbc-sunday-night.html

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO APPEAR IN ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO APPEAR IN ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" http://abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=071811_18

TV Ratings: 'Big Brother 13' leads rerun-heavy summer Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 10, 2011"Big Brother 13" continues to rule Summer Sundays for CBS, easily knocking out the competition's reruns. Meanwhile, "The Marriage Ref" on NBC had a boost in viewership this week, though it remained in last place for its timeslot.CBS had an average of 6.3 million viewers with a 4.0 rating/7 share in households, easily beating ABC's 4/1 million viewers with a 2.6/5 share. NBC followed (3.9 million, 2.5/4) and FOX rounded out the bunch (2.9 million, 1.6/3).The adult demo was led by CBS with a 1.5 rating, followed by FOX with 1.3, and ABC and NBC, which tied with 0.9. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.4 million viewers, 5.5/11 households) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.9 million, 2.8/5) NBC: "Dateline" (3.6 million, 2.4/6) FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.7 million, 1.1/2)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "60 Minutes"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-13-leads-rerun-heavy-summer-sunday.html

TV Ratings: Jaycee Dugard's first interview wins the night for ABC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 10, 2011Now that the Casey Anthony trial has drawn to a close, Americans are looking for their true crime fix elsewhere -- and ABC certainly tapped into that when kidnapping and rape victim Jaycee Dugard gave Diane Sawyer her first interview since being reunited with her family. Viewers came in droves.ABC averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share in households for the night. CBS (5.9 million, 3.8/7) came in second. Trailing behind were NBC (2.8 million, 1.9/3) and FOX (2.8 million, 1.6/3)The adult demo was led by ABC with a 2.5 rating, followed by CBS and FOX, who tied with 1.4, and NBC, with a 0.7. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.1 million viewers, 5.4/10 households) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/6) NBC: "Dateline" (4.7 million, 3.1/6) FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.8 million, 1.0/2)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2)... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-jaycee-dugards-first-interview-wins-the-night-for-abc.html

TV Ratings: 'Marriage Ref' premiere dips, 'Family Guy' rerun wins demo

Fast affiliate ratings for Sunday, June 26, 2011.You know summer is here when a "Family Guy" re-run is the highest rated program in the 18-49 demographic... but it's true. Meanwhile, NBC's premiere of "The Marriage Ref" didn't quite perform as well as the alphabet network hoped - down 20% from its last original episode, the broadcast was tied for its lowest-rated episode ever.Overall, it was a quiet night, with CBS taking first place with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households. NBC was next, (4.7 million, 2.9/5) with ABC next (4.2 million, 2.7/5). FOX had the least total viewers with 2.5 million on average and a 1.5/3 share.In the 18-49 demographic, NBC had a 1.4, with FOX just behind at 1.3. CBS and ABC trailed with a 0.9 and 0.8 respectively.Sunday hour-by-hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (6.9 million, 4.7/9)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" re-run (4.7 million, 2.8/5)NBC: "Dateline" (3.7 million, 2.5/5)FOX: "American Dad"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-marriage-ref-premiere-dips-family-guy-rerun-wins-demo.html

TV Ratings: Miss USA pageant, U.S. Open give NBC a comfortable bump

Fast affiliate ratings for Sunday, June 19, 2011.Sunday night's broadcast of the 60th "Miss USA Pageant", combined with the tail end of golf's U.S. Open, boosted NBC's Sunday ratings -- pushing past the other networks to win the night.Overall, NBC averaged 6.6 million viewers and scored a 3.9 rating/7 share in households. CBS, with its broadcast of the Daytime Emmys, came in second with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/7 share. Next, ABC followed with 3.9 million viewers (2.4/4) and FOX finished last with its night of reruns at 2.8 million viewers (1.6/3).NBC also won the 18-49 demographic with 1.8, followed by FOX with CBS and ABC tied at 0.7.Sunday hour-by-hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.3 million, 5.0/10)NBC: U.S. Open Golf/"Minute to Win It" (7.1 million, 4.3/9)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" re-run (4.7 million, 2.6/5)FOX: "American Dad" re-run/"Bob's Burgers" re-run (1.6 million, 1.0/2)18-49 leader: U.S. Open Golf (2.2)8 p.m.CBS: Daytime Emmys (5.2 million, 3.6/7)NBC: "America's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-miss-usa-pageant-us-open-give-nbc-a-comfortable-bump.html

Did the Cerda Family Con 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Into Building Them a House?

With all the heartwarming do-gooding shown on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' it's inevitable that con artists would want in on the action. According to E! Online, one family succeeded in fleecing the network. E! alleges that the Cerda family, who appeared on the show in March 2009, conned ABC into building them a fancy new home specially equipped with air filtration systems for their two ailing daughters, who suffer from combined immunodeficiency disease. The problem: the daughters may not be sick after all. Read More.... http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/18/cerda-family-extreme-makeover-home-edition-scam/

Ratings: 'Home Makeover' returns strong, CBS wins on soft night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, April 17, 2011.Ratings were lower than usual across the board on Palm Sunday, though ABC did manage to keep its adult viewers in the 18-49 range entertained with the return of "Extreme Home Makeover" after an 8-week hiatus followed by "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters.". CBS still won the weekend average, though with nearly 2 million less average viewers than last week. CBS had the highest average viewers (9.4 million and a 5.8/9 share. ABC came in second (7.3 million, 4.6/8), NBC in third (5.7 million, 3.6/6) and FOX in fourth (4.1 million, 2.4/4). ABC won the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating, followed by FOX (1.9) and CBS (1.9). NBC had a 1.8. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.6 million, 6.8/12) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.4 million, 3.8/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.6 million, 3.0/5) FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3) /... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/ratings-home-makeover-returns-strong-cbs-wins-on-soft-night.html
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