The Live Feed | THR: October 2008

« September 2008 | Main | November 2008 »

October 2008

October 27, 2008: ABC will not air half-hour Obama ad
Comments: 2060 | Categories: Barack Obama
ABC will air "Pushing Daisies" in its usual time period on Wednesday night -- not the Barack Obama ad. The news ends a guessing game...

October 27, 2008: Biggest DVR gainers: 'Life' benefits most
Comments: 6 |
More hopeful news for NBC's time-slot skipping "Life." The Friday night detective drama was the biggest gainer -- percentage wise -- from Live+7 DVR use...

October 27, 2008: World Series gives Sunday victory to Fox
Comments: 0 | Categories: World Series
As the Phillies took a 3-1 lead in the World Series, Fox slid ahead of competitors Sunday Night to win the night in the ratings....

October 26, 2008: SNL ratings and 'Mad Men' parody video
Comments: 45 |
"Saturday Night Live" ratings from THR's Paul Gough: This week's "Saturday Night Live" may not have had the star power of Sarah Palin, Alec Baldwin...

October 25, 2008: 'Life' holds steady Friday; 'Crusoe' drops
Comments: 0 |
The weak got weaker Friday night, with NBC’s "Crusoe" and CBS’ "Ex-List" fading. "Crusoe" (5.9 million, 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and a 4 share)...

October 24, 2008: NBC schedule shakeup: "Life" gets paroled
Comments: 10 | Categories: Life
Law and order to the rescue! NBC is the first network to shake up its fall lineup, rebranding Wednesdays as a crime night. A new...

October 24, 2008: CBS orders four 'Gary Unmarried' scripts
Comments: 3 |
For sure this time. CBS confirmed. So that's two for "Worst Week," four for "Gary," and CBS watching this coming Monday night closely to see...

October 24, 2008: CBS wards off World Series to top Thursday
Comments: 3 |
Despite World Series competition, CBS won Thursday night thanks to "Survivor" and "CSI." Both "Survivor" (13.4 million viewers, 4.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) and "CSI"...

October 23, 2008: Ferrell and Fey return to 'Saturday Night Live'
Comments: 1 | Categories: Sarah Palin , Saturday Night Live
Will Ferrell returns to "SNL" to play George W. Bush giving governing advice to Tina Fey's Sarah Palin: "The office of vice president is the...

October 23, 2008: Hollywood prepares to court Sarah Palin
Comments: 6 | Categories: Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin ... talk show host? Reality star? Fox News pundit? Hollywood, confident in a Barack Obama victory, figures the girl has got to do...

October 23, 2008: 'Ghost Hunters' sets record; ties 'South Park'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ghost Hunters
Wednesday's "Ghost Hunters" on Sci Fi Channel hit an all-time ratings high and managed to tie Comedy Central's "South Park" in the adult demo for...

October 23, 2008: CBS trying 'Gary' in 'Worst Week' slot
Comments: 0 | Categories: Gary Unmarried , Worst Week
Following last night's season-high rating, CBS will give "Gary Unmarried" a try on its high-traffic Monday comedy block. The network will re-air the "Gary" pilot...

October 23, 2008: World Series rules Wednesday; CBS comedies rise
Comments: 3 | Categories: Knight Rider , Private Practice , World Series
Fox led Wednesday night with Game 1 of the World Series, though the match was down in the ratings from last year. The Philadelphia at...

October 22, 2008: The Live Feed's Fall TV Network Report Cards
Comments: 5 |
One month into the fall season and the dust from premiere week is starting to settle. Though networks are suffering year-to-year declines, there are some...

October 22, 2008: NBC considering more 'ER'
Comments: 8 | Categories: E.R.
That pesky, stubborn "ER." The medical drama, once a lion of primetime, has declined in the ratings year after year. NBC finally decides to conclude...

October 22, 2008: Tuesday ratings: 'Mentalist,' 'Fringe,' 'Eli' steady
Comments: 5 |
Freshman shows held steady Tuesday night as Fox's "Fringe" and CBS' "The Mentalist" maintained their course and heading, as did the second week of ABC's...

October 21, 2008: ABC picks up 'Private Practice'
Comments: 3 | Categories: Private Practice , Pushing Daisies
ABC has picked up "Private Practice" for a full season, sources say. The network has ordered the back nine episodes of the medical soap from...

October 21, 2008: CBS orders more 'Worst Week' scripts
Comments: 2 | Categories: Worst Week
CBS has ordered two more scripts for the freshman comedy "Worst Week," sources say. The Universal Media Studios/CBS Paramount series has presented a bit of...

October 21, 2008: CW urges viewers to vote for Brenda and Dixon
Comments: 0 | Categories: The CW
It's the night of Nov. 4. Votes are being tabulated for the most unpredictable, riveting and historic presidential election in our lifetime. All the major...

October 21, 2008: Monday ratings: 'Enemy' falls; 'One Tree' grows
Comments: 5 | Categories: CSI , Gossip Girl , Heroes , How I Met Your Mother , My Own Worst Enemy , One Tree Hill , Terminator
UPDATED: The second weeks of the ABC comedy "Samantha Who?" and NBC's Christian Slater action-drama "My Own Worst Enemy" fell in the Monday ratings. Starting...

Sign up for The Live Feed daily email newsletter:

If you wish to only receive the morning ratings, get the Hollywood Reporter's ratings alert.
Follow us on Twitter;
Subscribe using RSS.
New: The Live Feed mobile-friendly version.
Get headlines delivered to your Google or Yahoo homepage:
 Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Ain't It Cool News - Coaxial
Deadline Hollywood Daily
Drudge Report
Fark: Showbiz
Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Wiretap
Huffington Post
Just Jared
Lisa de Moraes
Michael Ausiello
NY Post: Vulture
Perez Hilton
Pop Candy
Reality Blurred
Television Without Pity
The Futon Critic
The Wrap
THR BLOGS: Heat Vision Blog
THR BLOGS: Hollywood Reporter Pilot Log
THR BLOGS: Risky Business
Tim Goodman: The Bastard Machine
Time's Tuned In
TV Barn
TV by the Numbers
TV Decoder
TV Squad
TV Tattle
TV Tracker
Warming Glow

The Hollywood Reporter is Your Complete Film Resource

The columnists and bloggers who write for The Hollywood Reporter have their collective finger on the pulse of the boxoffice. From Robert Osbourne to Martin Grove and the rest, THR columnists deliver their thoughts on the film industry in an uncompromised style. Subscribe to THR today and get the latest views from these film experts and get the latest movie reviews as well.