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November "sweeps" opens with some significant ratings ups and downs

Do you enjoy breathing? A story you can’t afford to miss -- tonight at 10.

Sorry, but I just wanted to acclimate you to the latest four-week ratings “sweeps” period, which began Thursday. We’ve got all the D-FW local newscast results plus some intriguing prime-time numbers for a now NFL-less CBS. It’s all on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

HBO's Olive Kitteridge superbly dramatizes life's hard lessons

Clear out some more Emmy space for HBO, which likely has another big winner in Olive Kitteridge. The two-part, four-hour miniseries premiers on Sunday, Nov. 2nd, and our review is here.

Plus, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is highlighted by a classic Game 7 of the World Series. See the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page for complete details.
Ed Bark

Split decision between Mavs' season opener and Game 6 of the World Series

From 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks’ season opener and Game 6 of the World Series vied to be the night’s top D-FW sports attraction.

Who won and who lost? Both. See the complete ratings results on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Pluck of the Irish: CBS gets The McCarthys rolling

Its four new fall drama series already have received full-season pickups. Now comes the last of CBS’ newcomers, The McCarthys. It’s a sitcom and it fits the CBS mold. And our review is here.
Ed Bark

Cowboys flop on field but hit 1.5 million D-FW viewer mark for fourth time in eight games

The Washington Redskins’ drama-drenched 20-17 overtime upset of the Dallas Cowboys hit it big on Monday Night Football’s prime-time stage.

In D-FW, the game was carried on ESPN and simulcast on Gannett8. TV agreements require Monday Night Football to be available on free, over-the-air TV in the two competing teams’ markets. We have the complete D-FW ratings breakdown on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark