October 2009

CTV’s powerhouse combination of DANCING WITH THE STARS and CSI: MIAMI delivered an average of 2.38 million viewers in every minute during prime time (8-11p) last night, 24% more than its closest competitor, Global (1.93 million/HOUSE, LIE TO ME, HEROES).

Leading the way from 8-10 p.m. with an average audience of 2.3 million viewers, CTV’s DANCING WITH THE STARS performance episode waltzed its way to #1 nationally and in Toronto in the 9 p.m. hour, charting 2.4 million viewers on CTV. In its second hour, it eclipsed premieres of timeslot competitors LIE TO ME (Global/1.9 million) and TRAUMA (Citytv, 598,000). Maintaining its loyal following and gaining new dance crazed fans, DANCING WITH THE STARS surged 19% from last week’s episode.

CSI: MIAMI followed at 10 p.m., delivering 2.6 million total viewers and securing the #1 spot for the hour in all markets and key demos, surpassing HEROES (Global, 661,000) and THE JAY LENO SHOW (Citytv, 397,000).

On /A\ the laughs continue to grow with TWO AND A HALF MEN delivering 1.07 million viewers at 9 p.m. followed by THE BIG BANG THEORY at 9:30 p.m. with 991,000 viewers. Both episodes were up 11% in total viewers from last week’s season premieres.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Wednesday, October 28 on Comedy Network

Jones and Garcia must accompany a murderer to Thailand, but the three cause trouble on the flight.

Monday, November 2 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo!

The story behind the making of “Dylanesque,” Bryan Ferry’s new hit album of Bob Dylan songs. Featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and newly filmed performances live in the studio, the documentary includes tracks “The Times They are A-Changin'” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”

10:00pm – Wednesday, October 28 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In Eastwick, Halloween is the most important holiday of the year, when the town embraces its heritage with a good old-fashioned witch burning. Haunted by visions of a funeral, Roxie (Rebecca Romijn) races to save those she loves from peril but can she change fate? Wrestling with her feelings for Will (Johann Urb), Kat (Jamie Ray Newman) tries to help Joanna (Lindsay Price), win him back, but only manages to drive her away. And, devastated after losing her job and her man, Joanna discovers things can always be worse.

Wednesday, October 28 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

From the sunny beaches of Malibu, to the mean streets of East L.A., SOUTHLAND gives viewers an uninhibited look into the lives of police, criminals, victims, and their families in Los Angeles. Veteran officer John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) and young rookie cop Ben Sherman (Ben McKenize, THE O.C.) duke it out for supremacy in the policing field. Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by an accomplished ensemble cast of characters including Regina King (Ray), Tom Everett Scott (Boiler Room), Michael McGrady (The Thin Red Line), Kevin Alejandro (UGLY BETTY), and Shawn Hatosy (Alpha Dog).

Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

When Josh (Nick Zano) tells Jules (Courteney Cox) he’s in love with her, she knows the time has come to break things off with him. Unfortunately for Jules, she’s not the best at ending relationships without hurting people’s feelings, but thankfully she has the expertise of friends Laurie (Busy Philipps) and Ellie (Christa Miller) to see her through. Meanwhile, Bobby (Brian Van Holt), Grayson (Josh Hopkins) and Andy (Ian Gomez) hit the links with money and pride on the line.

Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT) on Citytv

Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) have a disagreement about Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) choice of outfit for his first day back at school; Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) freak out when Lily gets a bump on the head.

Is it size, speed, aggression or the efficiency with which it kills its prey? Does an animal have to be a predator to be among the world’s most deadly creatures? From giant venomous centipedes to deadly saltwater crocodiles, it’s fatal attraction when wildlife expert Steve Backshall, travels across six continents for six months to find his “hit list” of the 60 most lethal animals on Earth. Premiering Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT, DEADLY 60 proves that when it comes to the battle for survival, size is of no importance. On a mission to find the creatures others spend a lifetime avoiding, Backshall encounters animals that pack a mighty punch in their own environments.

From the infamous to the unexpected, this deadly global adventure searches oceans, savannahs, deserts, mountains, islands and jungles to seek out 60 of the most fascinating – and deadly – creatures in the world. Travelling across South Africa, Australia, India, Malaysia, Europe, United Kingdom, South America and North America, Backshall encounters a host of animals whose unique appearances and masterful hunting skills make them awesome beasts of prey.

Take the hippopotamus – this friendly looking animal kills more humans than anything else in South Africa. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, the hippopotamus can easily outrun a human – it’s been clocked at 48 k.p.h.

What about the cuttlefish? Despite the name, cuttlefish belong to the mollusc group, and are among the most intelligent invertebrate species. Possessing three hearts and blue-green coloured blood, they can change colour in a fast-flashing pattern, acting as a deadly weapon of camouflage sneaking up on their prey. 

Pushing four tonnes of pressure through every square centimeter of tooth, the great white shark proves to be worthy of a place on Backshall’s DEADLY 60 list, and a remarkable glimpse of fish eagles grappling their prey underwater illustrates their predatory prowess. 

From all four corners of the globe, Backshall’s unique list of creatures have one thing in common…they’re all deadly! So watch your back as DEADLY 60 proves that – animal or human – no one is safe.

8:00pm – Wednesday, October 28 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In the film Bewitched, the witch Isabel Bigelow (Nicole Kidman, Australia) arrives in California with the objective of having a normal life without spells. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, the egocentric actor Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell, Step Brothers) is trying to retrieve his former prestige in the cinema industry playing Darrin in a remake of the successful TV Series BEWITCHED. When Jack meets Isabel by chance and sees her moving her nose, he immediately decides to invite her to play Samantha. His second intention is to cast an unknown actress and overshadow her performance. When Isabel finds his real intention, she becomes upset and her aunt puts a hex on Jack. But Isabel is in love with Jack and decides to tell him the truth about her.

8:00pm – Wednesday, October 28 on CTV

When their house gets condemned, Tyra sends the models to Maui for the remainder of the competition. The girls meet with surfing champ Buzzy Kerbox for surf lessons to prepare for their first photo shoot challenge, and Tyra surprises them by transforming them into bi-racial models. This week’s guest judge is supermodel Kirsty Hume.