Another NBC comedy bowing in Tuesday's opening hour has tripped out of the starting blocks. Imagine that.
College football's big bowl games didn't score ratings touchdowns last week, but they performed well enough to give ABC a rare primetime ratings victory.
A strong Sunday has secured ABC's second weekly victory of the season in the key young adult demo and its first of the campaign in total viewers.
A blowout in Thursday's college football championship capped a week of disappointing pigskin ratings for ABC, the exclusive carrier of the Bowl Championship Series contests.
"The AFI Awards," the latest primetime addition to the crowded kudocast season, got off to a slow start Saturday night on CBS.
"Good Morning America," which has narrowed the gap with category front-runner "Today" in recent months, saw its highest-rated fourth quarter in years.
"NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw," which was eclipsed by ABC's "World News Tonight" during the November sweeps, seems to be making a bit of a comeback.
ABC's college football "Bowl Bonanza" is off to a sluggish start, as overnight ratings for its key New Year's Day games weren't especially rosy.
Season leaders CBS and NBC again topped the primetime standings during a quiet final week of 2001 that included only a spattering of original series.
Hey, hey, hey! As 20th Century Fox readies a live-action version of "Fat Albert," the 1970s Bill Cosby cartoon already has made a comeback on the small screen.
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Planes: Fire and Rescue
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