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What channel will you have on for the debate tonight?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2008 5:05PM
Earlier this year I asked readers which network had "the best political team on television." CNN officially uses the line, but it doesn't mean it's true. Though I do have to say that I find myself watching CNN the most this election season because they truly do seem to go out of their way to be fair and bal...

OK, I won't say that exact phrase, but they do have a good mix of people, from Dems Paul Begala and Donna Brazille to Republicans William Bennett and Alex Castellanos, not to mention analysts like Gloria Borger and John King. It can get pretty unwieldy though, all those pundits spread across various tables. It's like that big World Series of Poker room mixed with a game show set, and if you have HD and can see the scorecards on the sides of the screen, it actually is like a game show.

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What's On Tonight: Old Christine, Presidential Debate, Ghost Hunters

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2008 4:04PM
  • South ParkAt 8, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, followed by a new Gary Unmarried.
  • FOX has more Baseball Playoffs, the Dodgers vs. the Phillies.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Time Warp at 8.
  • At 9, the last Presidential Debate airs on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, BBC America, CSPAN, and other channels.
  • Bravo has the Project Runway season finale at 9.
  • HGTV has a new Beyond the Box at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • Also at 9: Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters, followed by a new Destination Truth.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, then the series premiere of Chocolate News.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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A measly 63 million viewers watch the second Presidential debate

by Richard Keller, posted Oct 9th 2008 6:04PM

A paltry 63 million viewers tuned into the second Presidential debate.Okay, 63 million viewers shouldn't be considered 'measly'. It is nearly 25% of the American population after all. Considering a normal show in primetime only garners a few million viewers each week (excluding shows like American Idol) that number is pretty good. And, while it doesn't compare to the whopping 70 million viewers that tuned into last week's Vice Presidential debate, the number is higher than the first debate between Senators Obama and McCain which garnered only 54 million viewers.

Why the uptick? Well, I'm no political or media analyst but there are probably a few factors. One is that we are one week closer to the election and Americans who are on the fence are now starting to take the race more seriously. Another is the rise in interest after the Vice Presidential debate (which, to me, seemed so rushed it gave me a headache). A third could be the format that the debate took place under -- a town hall style where both moderator and audience were able to ask questions. Unfortunately, moderator Tom Brokaw asked more of the questions than the audience, which made the 'Town Hall' format somewhat pointless.

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What's On Tonight: NCIS, Presidential Debate, Scare Tactics, Leno

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 7th 2008 4:04PM
  • Nova logoAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars.
  • CBS has a new NCIS at 8.
  • NBC has a new Biggest Loser at 8.
  • There's a new Nova on PBS at 8.
  • The CW has a new 90210, then a new Privileged.
  • ABC Family has a new Lincoln Heights at 8, then a new Greek.
  • TCM has The Graduate at 8, followed by Bonnie & Clyde.
  • At 9, another Presidential Debate, which will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC, CSPAN, PBS, and BBC America.
  • Bravo has the premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Food Detectives at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 9, followed by two new episodes of Scare Tactics.
  • Also at 9: ESPN has two new episodes of The World Series of Poker.
  • At 10, FX has a new episode of The Shield.
  • A&E has a new episode of The Cleaner at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Presidential Debate, Stargate Atlantis, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 26th 2008 4:05PM
  • Rachael RayAt 8, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • NBC has a new America's Toughest Jobs at 8.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by a new NOW.
  • At 9 ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CSPAN, BBC America, and the cable news networks will all have the first Presidential Debate.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Fight Quest at 9.
  • At 10, Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10
  • At 10:30, Food Network has a new Rachael's Vacation.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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Silly walking man makes appearance on FOX News - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 31st 2008 3:05PM

FNC logoThere was a special surprise guest on FOX News last night, talking about the Republican Presidential Debate from the Reagan Library in California.

At first I thought this person was there for some comic relief, but he actually talked seriously about how the American system of debates and political advertising differs from what happens in England. And there you go, I've just given you two clues as to who this celebrity is: he's a he and he's British! The video is after the jump. Most of the clip is of pollster Frank Luntz talking to a crowd of voters and getting their reaction to the debate (kind of interesting to see FOX News talking about a debate that was only seen on a competing station, CNN). The man in question shows up around the 2:45 mark.

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What's On Tonight: Presidential Debates, NFL Playoffs, Naruto

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 5th 2008 4:06PM
  • Suze OrmanAt 7, ABC has Presidential debates from NH (Republicans at 7, followed by the Democrats).
  • NBC has the Jaguars/Steelers playoff game at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • TLC has a new Flip That House at 9.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Also at 9: Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Naruto, followed by a new One Piece.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • BBC America has a new Graham Norton Show, with Sharon Osbourne, David Boreanaz, and Stereophonics.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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