Saturday, 16 December 2017

Ratings Review: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (Season Nine - 2017)

Ratings Review for the ninth season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM on HBO.

Ratings Review: THIS IS US (Season Two - Fall 2017)

Ratings Review for the second season of THIS IS US on NBC.

Preliminary Ratings: Friday 12/15/2017

CBS edges out NBC for a sweep in the Friday night ratings, winning every hour of the night. The 2-hour fall finale of HAWAII FIVE-O, was the most watched show of the night, with the 8 PM hour posting the night's top numbers.

Current Movies You Need To See On The Big Screen

As much fun as it can be to sit in the comfort of your home with a bowl of popcorn & watch a worn-out copy of a favorite movie, there is something about choosing from one of the many great current movies, heading to your local movie theater, and checking out the movie on the big screen. Between the beautiful picture, tremendous sound system, and the slew of improvements that theater owners have been making over the years, it's hard to beat checking out a new flick at the local movie house... ..

TV Tonight: December 16, 2017

A quick look at the night's premieres and finales on broadcast an cable TV.

  • 9:00 PM - Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
  • 9:00 PM - Dirk Gently/Detective (BBC America)
  • 10:00 PM - Copycat Killers (Reelz)
  • 10:00 PM - Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet (Nat Geo Wild)
  • 10:00 PM - Secrets of the Underground (Science)
  • 4:30 PM - TNF: Bears v Lions (NFL)
  • 8:25 PM - TNF: Chargers v Chiefs (NFL)
  • 8:00 PM - Movie: Christmas Next Door (Hallmark)
  • 8:00 PM - Movie: Snowed-Inn Christmas (Lifetime)
  • 10:00 PM - Movie: My Christmas Grandpa (Lifetime)
  • 8:00 PM - UFC Fight Night (FOX)
  • 9:00 PM - Movie: A Christmas Cruise (ION)
  • 9:00 PM - Movie: Rocky Mountain Christmas (HMC)

UPDATE on Hallmark Channel's 2018 ❄WINTERFEST❄ Movies + Lori Loughlin to host Preview Show! #Hearties

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Details via Hallmark...

"Cozy up by the fire and get a sneak peek at all 4 world premiere original movies coming to Hallmark Channel this January as we celebrate new beginnings during Winterfest. Hosted by Lori Loughlin."
(more details to come!)

LOVE ON THE SLOPES image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Here's an update on the 4 New Winterfest Movies - Coming in 2018 via Hallmark:

Premieres Saturday, January 6th at 9/8c
Starring Katrina Bowden and Thomas Beaudoin
NYC-based copy editor, Alex, is sent to Ridgeline Resort, an extreme sports outpost, to write a story for a travel writing competition. At first, she fails at everything – much to the chagrin of Cole, an extreme sports enthusiast who thinks this city girl should head back to New York. But when Alex offers to assist Cole with his local arts festival, he reluctantly obliges to be her guide as she faces her fears doing one extreme sport after the next.

Premieres Saturday, January 13th at 9/8c
Starring Rachael Leigh Cooke and Niall Matter
When struggling bookstore owner Mary and the bad boy of professional hockey, Adam, are teamed together to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract and they find themselves unexpectedly frozen in love.

Premieres Saturday, January 20th at 9/8c
Starring Taylor Cole
Cara, a women’s magazine writer who gets burned by her boyfriend on New Years’ Eve, decides to go on a dating detox. Challenged by her employer to write about it, she hopes a spontaneous ski getaway with her best friend will spark inspiration. Complicating matters, they discover they’ve double booked their chalet with two eligible men, including Ben, an entrepreneur. When the share-mates get snowed in, Cara and Ben are thrown together.

Premieres Saturday, January 27th at 9/8c
Starring Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson
A former ski champion reenters the competitive world when a 16-year old downhill racer asks for help, leading her to reawaken an old passion and find a new love.

I hope you find comfort and warmth - in these all new Winterfest Hallmark movies! May they soothe the transition from Christmas to the New Year... where we can still dream of "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"!!!

Blessings to you all, Net

Primetime Cable Ratings: December 14, 2017

A low rated Thursday Night Football barely won the Thursday night ratings, drawing under two million viewers. The game did not win the A18-49 ratings as that honor goes tot he NBA match up of the Lakers vs the Cavs, on TNT.

Primetime Cable News: December 14, 2017

Nightly Averages:

CNN - 1.14 million viewers, 0.26 rating (A18-49)

FNC - 2.91 million viewers, 0.28 rating (A18-49)

MSNBC - 2.57 million viewers, 0.28 rating (A18-49)


We are getting increasingly closer to Christmas, and yet, we still have plenty of New Christmas Movies in store!

I hope you enjoy these new offerings this weekend... from Hallmark, ION, Lifetime, and more!

Saturday December 16, 2017:

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: A confirmed bachelor’s life is turned upside down when he takes in his young niece and nephew a week before Christmas, his absolutely least favorite time of year. As he struggles to “make Christmas” for the kids, with a little help from his lovely next door neighbor, he learns... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of Christmas Next Door
Saturday December 16, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Snowed Inn Christmas
image via: Lifetime

Storyline via Lifetime: Jenna Hudson (Bethany Joy Lenz, Colony) and Kevin Jenner (Andrew Walker, A Bride for Christmas) are polar opposites, working for the same online publication in New York City. With both having nowhere they want to be for Christmas, they volunteer for a special writing assignment. After a snowstorm forces their plane to land in none other than Santa Claus, Indiana, the two are placed in a Christmas Wonderland and the focus of their story shifts to saving the historic town inn run by Carol and Christopher Winters. As the two overcome their differences, they also rediscover... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of Snowed Inn Christmas
Saturday December 16, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

My Christmas Grandpa (mini movie)
image via: Lifetime

Storyline via Lifetime: The cashier at a small market is a grouchy man who never has a smile for anyone; but when a little girl asks for a Grandpa for Christmas... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of My Christmas Grandpa (mini movie)
Saturday December 16, 2017
at 10pm/9c. on Lifetime

image via: ION

Storyline via ION: When her best friend invites her along for a holiday themed sail, an aspiring novelist, Pam, unexpectedly finds... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of A Christmas Cruise
Saturday December 16, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on ION

image via:

Storyline from After accidentally destroying a bag of Christmas wishes from a small town on the eve of Christmas Eve, two junior elves learn that if even one wish goes unfulfilled, Christmas could be extinguished forever. For the first time in their lives, the elves Mindy and Cam venture out of the North Pole and sneak into... Click Here to Read More...

Saturday December 16, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on BYU
(*Please note: This is an encore airing. I apologize for missing it's premiere date on BYU, as this was a later addition to BYU's schedule. Please see my Christmas TV Schedule for additional showings!)

Sunday December 17, 2017:

Christmas Connection
image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Adventurous flight attendant Sydney’s plans for a tropical Christmas get delayed when she helps an unaccompanied minor get home to Chicago to her dad Jonathan, a handsome widower and investigative reporter. Faced with a shortage of out-going flights, Sydney is... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of Christmas Connection
Sunday December 17, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

image via: FOX

Storyline: "A Christmas Story Live!" is inspired by the original film and the Tony-winning Broadway production.

A live broadcast of the Broadway hit "A Christmas Story: The Musical" in which Ralphie wishes for nothing more than a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas.

See the premiere of A Christmas Story Live!
Sunday December 17, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on FOX
*Please note: this is a LIVE production... check ratings before viewing!

Romance at Reindeer Lodge
image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: A workaholic spends her forced holiday vacation at an enchanting bed-and-breakfast inn in Vermont, quite by accident, and there she is transformed by... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of Romance at Reindeer Lodge
Sunday December 17, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

I hope your weekend is filled with joy, love, and heartwarming thoughts of Christmases past and Christmases to come!

Please note: I have not previewed all of these new Christmas films above. Please be sure to check ratings before viewing!

If you have a minute, with all the Christmas rush, be sure to share below which movie you can't wait to see... or afterwards, which movie you enjoyed best!

From my home to yours, I wish you a Christmas that is joyful and warm. Many blessings to you and yours!

🎅  Merry Christmas to You All!!! Net 🎅

Friday, 15 December 2017

Final Broadcast Ratings: December 14, 2017

NBC wins Thursday night, but THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL will pull a season low for a Network (CBS/NBC) aired game. Just 10.6 million viewers tuned into watch two teams that are at the bottom of the NFL standings.

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