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TV Junkie: Network TV Takes A Hit in '08-'09

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"Louis C.K.: Chewed Up" makes its network premiere on Saturday at 10pm on Comedy Central


"Louis C.K.: Chewed Up" makes its network premiere on Saturday at 10pm on Comedy Central
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.
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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

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8:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics FOX - Returns from hiatus

8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride BBC America - After a 15-month engagement, a man tries to fulfill wedding dreams the of his wife-to-be. + 2 more episodes.

9:00pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Advocate Donna Smith, Dr. Sidney Wolfe and Dr. David Himmelstein discuss the feasibility of health care reform and a single-payer system.

10:00pm The Soup E! - "The Soup" will spoof Terminator Salvation! Perhaps it will be Terminator Soupnation?

10:00pm Head Case Starz - Season Finale

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10:00pm SuperNews Current - The End of Television: A homeless TV falls on hard times; Larry King interviews his favorite guest; Facebook is bombarded by chatty friends.

10:30pm Party Down Starz - Season Finale

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Ricky Gervais; Green Day performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Journalist Brian Williams; TV personality Jesse James; Tori Amos performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Mark Ruffalo; actress Mindy Kaling; The Decemberists perform.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV personality Keith Olbermann; TV personality Sig Hansen; Chrisette Michele performs.

Saturday

9:00pm Harper's Island CBS - Sploosh

10:00pm Louis CK Chewed Up Comedy Central - Network TV Premiere!

Sunday

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9:00pm The Tudors Showtime - Season Finale

10:00pm Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Showtime - Season Finale

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - The Whites welcome a new addition; Walter Jr. launches a new website; Jesse's addiction begins to get out of control

Memorial Day

8:00pm The Bachelorette ABC - The remaining 20 men move into the guest house; four men are sent home.

10:00pm In Treatment HBO - Season Finale

10:00pm Medium NBC - Allison dreams about a quirky bank teller with a psychic ability; Joe's new job puts a strain on the family.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Mel Gibson; Lyle Lovett performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Bob Saget; author P.W. Singer.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - The Beastie Boys; actress Sarah Chalke; David Cook performs.