TV Junkie: Network TV Takes A Hit in '08-'09
"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.
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
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
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.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV personality Keith Olbermann; TV personality Sig Hansen; Chrisette Michele performs.
9:00pm Harper's Island CBS - Sploosh
10:00pm Louis CK Chewed Up Comedy Central - Network TV Premiere!
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
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.