TV Junkie: Network TV Takes A Hit in '08-'09
Memorial Day Weekend EditionThe 2008-2009 season which ended this week has seen the networks' ratings collectively drop 16%. FOX remained on top for the 5th consecutive year but even they fell 13% in viewership, a fall attributed to not having the Super Bowl as well as "American Idol" sinking in viewership. Only CBS saw an increase in viewership (11%) which was fueled by the success of "The Mentalist". For further details check out The Hollywood Reporter.
Alec Baldwin fans, and we count ourselves among them, should check out the article he wrote about documentaries in today's Wall Street Journal.
Did anyone see "Glee" on FOX after the "American Idol" finale? What did you think?
Have you seen the "History of Weed" mini-movie that Showtime did as a promo for the new season of "Weeds" (starting June 8th)? Check it out at the end of the full listings after the jump.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, Bill Moyers, "The Soup", Letterman, Fallon. Saturday - "Louis CK: Chewed Up". Sunday - "The Tudors", "Breaking Bad". Monday - "In Treatment", Leno, Fallon.
7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank; Simon Johnson, economist; Jon Meacham, author; M.I.A, singer