Mundane news about the TV biz is overshadowed by the strike drama these days, but in the late afternoon today I caught up with the fact that Sunday was a pretty good night for business, for all but NBC. I can’t believe I missed the rare opportunity to enjoy a primetime oater with part one of CBS’ three-part Larry McMurtry mini, "Comanche Moon," a "prequel" to "Lonesome Dove." (That’s what screeners are for.)
Fox’s pre-strike decision to hold "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" back for midseason paid off, with a big assist from the NFC playoff game between the Giants and Cowboys. Sure, the football overrun with a gazillion viewers and 35 share in adults 18-49 helped it get off the tarmac but "Sarah Connor" didn’t fold in its second half-hour, which was a good sign.
(Pictured left, Linda Cardellini and Steve Zahn in "Comanche Moon.")