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TV Junkie: Tivo To Go Toe-To-Toe With Nielsen; Is Your Show On the Chopping Block?
Tivo to offer ratings/metrics service this summer
The TV Junkie's got some cool stuff for you this week. For you weather geeks we have an interview with Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel as well as some great footage from yesterday's TV Land Awards - the broadcast of the TV Land Awards is this coming Sunday at 8:00pm on, where else, TV Land.
It's official: Tivo is entering the viewership metrics space to duke it out with Nielsen with the launch of its Stop Watch service this summer. An alternative to Nielsen can only be a good thing, it's ridiculous that it's taken this long for some competition to appear.
This week, the fate of many series' may be determined as the final call for renewals comes through. Rumor has it that the "Terminator" will be terminated from FOX and on NBC the loss of 5 weekly hours of programming due to Jay Leno's new 10pm show will be felt severely - "Chuck" might lose out to "Medium", which would be a ridiculous choice when it comes to quality but one that makes sense when it comes to viewership. The Hollywood Reporter has a good summary of the shows whose fate is uncertain.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Chuck", "24", "Doing Da Vinci", Letterman, Fallon8:00pm Chuck NBC - As Chuck and Sarah rescue his father, their chemistry heats up. Scott Bakula and Chevy Chase guest star.
8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Serena returns from her trip with Gabriel and Poppy; Blair and Nate's grandfather make a deal; Dan tries to earn money for college.
9:00pm Heroes NBC - Sylar's new ability begins to take its toll on him as he continues his unusual partnership
9:00pm 24 FOX - The clock ticks from 3:00am to 4:00am
9:00pm American Experience - We Shall Remain: Tecumseh's Vision PBS/KCET - Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, came closer than anyone to creating an Indian nation that existed alongside and separate from the United States.
9:00pm In Treatment E! - 2 hours: Oliver, Walter, Gina
10:00pm Castle ABC - Castle and Beckett investigate murders connected to jewel heists.
10:00pm Doing Da Vinci Discovery - Engineers attempt to build a towering three-story siege ladder.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jeff Goldblum; ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personality Martha Stewart; comic Tracey Ullman; The Killers perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Terrence Howard; actress Rashida Jones; Rick Ross performs.