The first results of NBC’s Olympic promotion are in, and they’re not encouraging. Over on cable, the news was much better for TNT with their big series finale for ‘The Closer’, and premiere of ‘Major Crimes’.
The Olympics continued to dominate all of television, moving into position to pass the Beijing games as the most watched TV event in US history. On cable, ‘Dallas’ wrapped season one on a good note.
‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ helps a 543 lb. father of two get his life back on track so he can be the husband and father he’s always wanted to be. But will life without Chris Powell be as successful as it was when he was around?
Baseball led the way on broadcast and cable last week, taking a bit of the shine off of premieres for ‘The Closer’, ‘Perception’, ‘Covert Affairs’, ‘White Collar’, and ‘NY Med’.
Nyla faced many challenges on ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,’ the biggest one being herself. Self-doubt and abandonment issues nearly cut this episode short, but Chris Powell never gave up on her.
A slow holiday week was headlined by gymnasts making a case to go to London on the broadcast networks. On cable, Showtime had premieres for ‘Weeds’ and ‘Episodes’ as Charlie Sheen took a big drop, but the big numbers were for the ‘BET Awards’.
‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ took Ashley on a journey this week that was just as much about finding herself as it was losing the weight.