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TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' up over last week, 'Pan Am' and 'Housewives' down

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers helped NBC's "Sunday Night Football" improve on its ratings from last week, and the Peacock once again finished the night on top. Football also inflated CBS' ratings some, while ABC's dramas "Desperate Housewives" and "Pan Am" declined.NBC averaged 16.2 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households Sunday night, beating CBS' 12.1 million and 7.9/12. The numbers for both networks will change some because of the live NFL broadcasts in primetime. ABC came in third with 7.2 million viewers and a 4.7/7. FOX (2.7 million, 1.6/2) was way behind with a slate of reruns after a scheduled American League Championship Series game was rained out.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.3 rating. CBS finished second with a 3.1, followed by ABC at 2.0. FOX drew a 1.0 in the demo.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/tv-ratings-sunday-night-football-up-over-last-week-pan-am-and-housewives-down.html

Phil Has Just the Right Words at an Emotional Elimination on 'Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

In this third leg, the remaining nine teams on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) stayed in Indonesia and faced some true 'TAR' challenges. They had to perform physical labor, decipher clues and even count and remember Buddha statues. This means they didn't arrive at the finish in virtually the same order they left it. !!SPOILER ALERT!! After catapulting to first place thanks to a keen eye last week, though, Andy & Tommy continued a solid and impressive run. They partnered with Laurence & Zac on the finale task, and the two pairs came in first and second for the second week in a row. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/10/10/phil-right-words-emotional-elimination-amazing-race-video/

Amazing Race's Ron and Bill: We Couldn't Recover From Two Bad Cabbies

Flight attendants and domestic partners Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith started Leg 2 of The Amazing Race 19 in last place and stayed there, eventually becoming the second team axed in the show's first double elimination. Their fate was sealed when they were one of the eight teams who missed the additional clue at the orphanage, but the bad luck started with not one, but two bad cab drivers. Find out what you didn't see on the episode and what they think of the extra clue hidden in plain sight. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Ron-Bill-1038400.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Amazing Race's Ethan and Jenna: We Prefer Survivor

Former Survivor champs Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca came up very short on The Amazing Race 19 , becoming one of the first two teams to get the boot in the show's first double elimination. The axing, ironically, came on a leg that involved charity. "I think if you had to find one good thing that happened is that it was all right that we left giving money to charity," Zohn, who co-founded the nonprofit Grassroot Soccer that promotes HIV/AIDS education, tells TVGuide.com. The rest of the Indonesian leg proved to be a nightmare for the couple, who was hampered by a bad cabbie and the stealth clue at the orphanage after the Detour. Do they think the twist was fair? See what they say: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Ethan-Jenna-1038366.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV Ratings: Football dominates, but Andy Rooney's final '60 Minutes' draws a crowd

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.The football is in full swing, and with that, NBC's domination of Sunday ratings continue. The match-up wasn't a terribly tight game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets, but it's still football, and that's often good enough.Perhaps the biggest winner of the night was "60 Minutes" which boasted an audience bump of 6 million viewers over last week, mostly due to the retirement of their famed commentator Andy Rooney. The other interesting story to follow was the performance of ABC's new retro-drama "Pan Am." The show slid from last week's 10.9 million viewers to 7.7 million this week. NBC led the night with 14.6 million viewers and a 8.9 rating/14 share in households. CBS followed with 12.9 million (8.0/13). ABC took third with 7.6 million (4.7/7). FOX was in last with 5.8 million (3.3/5).NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, with a 5.9 rating. CBS... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/fast-national-ratings-for-sunday.html

THE AMAZING RACE Season 19 Episode 2

THE AMAZING RACE  19 (Season 19 Episode 2) “The Spirit of Our Life” airs on Sunday October 2 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Synopsis:  When Racers discover that for the first time in THE AMAZING RACE history there is a double elimination, they are forced to step up their game. However, costly mistakes jeopardize multiple teams’ chances at staying in the Race, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/10/02/the-amazing-race-season-19-episode-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

TV Ratings: NBC's Steelers/Colts game wins; 'Pan Am' debuts strong

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.Yet again, NBC's Sunday night NFL match-up -- the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Indianapolis Colts -- surpassed the rest of the prime-time line-up to win the Sunday night ratings war. The Steelers' last-minute win in a close game surely helped to goose viewership. FOX -- with the return of their animation domination Sundays -- and ABC -- with the debut of the retro-drama "Pan Am" -- managed respectable numbers. But if football wasn't part of the equation, CBS -- with a strong "60 Minutes," "Amazing Race," "Good Wife" and "CSI: Miami" line-up -- would have won the night.NBC led the night with 14.9 million viewers and a 8.9 rating/14 share in households. CBS followed with 10.9 million (6.9/11). Next up, FOX with 9.5 million (5.5/8). ABC landed last with 8.7 million (5.6/9).Not surprisingly, NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, with a 5.9 rating. FOX took second with... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/tv-ratings-nbcs-steelerscolts-game-cruises-past-the-competition.html

One Team's 'Amazing Race' Almost Ends Before It Begins (VIDEO)

For Kaylani and Lisa, their adventure with 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) nearly came to an end before they even arrived at LAX to leave the country. When stopping for directions, Kaylani accidentally knocked her passport out of the car, but when they returned for it, it was gone. One of the most amazing things in 'TAR' history then happened, as a couple of guys who happened to be at the gas station when a different team came guy noticed the passport and went to Twitter to talk about having just seen teams racing. He was then told to get to LAX to give her the passport, and he arrived like a guardian angel with a miracle. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/09/26/one-team-amazing-race-almost-ends-before-it-begins-video/

Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: We Have the Most Competitive Cast Yet

It's been 10 years since Phil Keoghan first set off on The Amazing Race — but don't show him pictures from back then. "I was talking to [executive producer] Jonathan Littman and he said, 'Man, Phil, I found some photographs of us from 10 years ago where we were at the finishing line in New York City — we were children!' I was like, 'Do I want to see those?'" Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "But I really can't believe it's been that long. It's quite extraordinary to think about." Ten years later, Race is still on top of the world — reclaiming the reality-competition program Emmy after seeing its seven-year streak snapped by Top Chef last year — and is still upping the game every season. The 19th installment, premiering Sunday (8/7c, CBS), features a new element, the Hazard, which is a penalty ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Phil-Keoghan-1038032.aspx?rss=breakingnews

THE AMAZING RACE Season 19 Premiere

THE AMAZING RACE  19 (Season 19 Episode 1) airs on Sunday September 25 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Synopsis:  The Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE sets off for a new global adventure as Teams depart for Taipei, Taiwan. Plus, one team’s position in the game is put in serious jeopardy when they lose their passport less than an hour into the Race, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/09/25/the-amazing-race-season-19-premiere/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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