Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday's News & Notes

Here's a look at today's biggest TV news, tonight's hottest programs and last night's biggest ratings winners.

*The CW is claiming its first victim of its freshman season. Thriller Runaway is done after only three episodes, making it the second official overall causality of the young season. CBS recently announced Smith's cancellation. Runaway, about a family on the run from the law after the patriarch (Donnie Walhberg) is accused of murder, was the only new drama that the new CW picked up for the fall season. For the time being, the network will air reruns in Runaway's Sunday night slot.

*And finally, it's Nielsen Wednesday! CBS once again won the week in total viewers, but the 18-49 demo was not as easily decided. For the first time this season, ABC was not the clear winner in the coveted group because the Alphabet network tied with CBS for the week ending October 15th. Here's a look at the Top 10 shows from last week courtesy of
1. Grey's Anatomy (22.9 million viewers)
2. CSI (21.9)
3. Desperate Housewives (20.6)
4. Dancing with the Stars (20.1)
5. Dancing with the Stars (results) (18.2)
6. CSI: NY (18.0)
7. CSI: Miami (17.6)
8. 60 Minutes (17.3)
9. Lost (16.9)
10. Criminal Minds (16.7)

PTR Faves in the Top 20: Without a Trace (#15), Cold Case (#19), Law & Order: SVU (tie #20)

To get more of today's biggest TV news and headlines, visit the TV News section at PassTheRemote.Net.

About Last Night...
BIGGEST RATINGS WINNERS: Dancing with the Stars, NCIS, Friday Night Lights (which saw its audience grow this week), The Unit, Law & Order: SVU, Boston Legal

For a complete breakdown of last night's ratings, visit Zap2it.

~Primetime Pass~
(a look at what PTR's watching tonight and talking about tomorrow)

Lost (9 p.m. ABC) - "Further Instructions." The fates of Locke, Eko and Desmond are revealed after the implosion of the hatch, while Hurley returns to the beach camp to tell the tale of what happened when he, Jack, Kate and Sawyer encountered The Others. Meanwhile, Claire is shocked to find Nikki and Paulo in Jacks tent. Ian Somerhalder guest stars as Boone.

America's Next Top Model (8 p.m. The CW) - "The Girl Who Punk'd Ashton." A red carpet challenge with Janice Dickinson leaves some of the girls speechless. The stars come out at a photo shoot where the models are transformed into celebrity couples. Back at the house, one of the twins reveals something very personal. Special guests include Janice Dickinson, Mark Steines from "Entertainment Tonight" and Matthew Jordan Smith, photographer and guest judge.

That's all for today. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for thoughts on tonight's America's Next Top Model. Plus, team coverage of Lost and all the latest television news.

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Scooter said...

Mmm, I seemed to miss the scene with Nikki and Paulo in Jack's tent. And come to think of it, who's Nikki and Paulo?

TVFan said...

I'm assuming that they're the two random people back at the camp that we didn't know last night. Were we supposed to know them? That was weird.