Vamp Diaries and Supernatural ratings continue to grow!: The Vampire Diaries: 1.5 You’re UnDead to Me Sneak Peeks…

Update: Via TVBytheNumbers, a CW Press Release on Vamp Diaries ratings, good news we are growing viewers and pulling 2nd for the hour!

WHEN I WAS A VAMPIRE, MY FRIEND HE WAS THE RAVEN

THE CW ENJOYS ANOTHER STRONG THURSDAY NIGHT AS

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES GROWS WEEK TO WEEK IN NETWORK’S TARGET DEMO OF WOMEN 18-34 AND RANKS SECOND IN TIME PERIOD

VAMPIRE CONTINUES TO BEWITCH FEMALE TEENS WITH FIRST PLACE RANKING IN TIME PERIOD

VAMPIRE SHOWS CONTINUED STRENGTH WITH ADULTS 18-34, 18-49 DEMOS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

SUPERNATURAL HAS WEEKLY GROWTH IN ADULTS 18-34

October 2, 2009 (Burbank, CA) – The CW’s freshman hit THE VAMPIRE DIARIES continued to draw viewer blood in its third outing, showing week-to-week growth in the network’s key demographic of women 18-34 and resilient strength in other key demos and total viewers, according to preliminary live plus same day Nielsen ratings for October 1, 2009.

The “Family Ties” episode of TVD, which had absolutely nothing to do with Alex P. Keaton and  featured vampire brother Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) making easily the greatest catch of a football in human history, scored a 2.7/8 in The CW’s target demo, women 18-34, representing a 4% increase over last week’s outing.  That rating gave the show a second place ranking in the time period, behind only ABC.

VAMPIRE DIARIES continued to cast a spell on viewers in a number of key ratings measurements, with flat week to week performances in adults 18-34 (1.8/6) and women 18-49 (2.3/3). TVD also mesmerized female teens with a 2.5/10, winning a first place finish in the influential demo. Additionally, TVD was seen by 3.52M total viewers.

SUPERNATURAL had another solid performance with “The End” episode—which does NOT represent “the end,” SUPERNATURAL fans—improving 8% over last week in adults 18-34 (1.3/4) while holding steady in women 18-34 (1.5/4) and adults 18-49 (1.2/3) and women 18-49 (1.4.3).

For the night, The CW’s new Thursday lineup showed weekly gains of 5% in women 18-34 (2.1/6) and 7% in adults 18-34 (1.6/5).

Courtesy of cwgossip

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October 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Supernatural 5.5 ‘Fallen Idols’ Sneak Peeks…

Courtesy of SupernaturalFanForum

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Update 5: Senate makes a deal, UE extension for all for 14 weeks; UE extension held up: Senate debates how many workers should be eligible; Schumer says UE extension vote to come this week; WSJ: WH & Congress negotiating to extend portions of stimulus, including unemployment extension and Employer subsidies of COBRA coverage…

10/23 See Update https://moderateinthemiddle.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/unemployment-update-senate-cloture-vote-on-unemployment-extension-next-tuesday/

Update 6: WSJ covers the Senate proposal:

Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation that would extend by 14 weeks unemployment insurance benefits for jobless Americans in all 50 states.

It would offer an additional six weeks of federal assistance for unemployed people in the hardest-hit states with unemployment rates above 8.5% over a three month period….

Update 5: Okay the Senate has cut a deal to extend UE for everyone not just states over 8.5% UE rate, for 14 weeks, but when will they pass the bill and git r done?. Also, still on the table:

Senate Democrats reached a deal Thursday to extend the benefits an additional 14 weeks in every state. Both proposals are paid for by extending a federal unemployment tax.

Also on the table: extending subsidies for laid-off workers to help them keep the health insurance their former employers provided, known as COBRA. The current program, which covers workers laid off through the end of the year, costs nearly $25 billion.

Congressional leaders haven’t settled on the length of an extension, or how to pay for it.

They are trying to buy off Seniors with a check by increasing..SS PAYROLL TAXES!!!!!

Several bills would issue extra payments to the more than 50 million Social Security recipients, to make up for the lack of a cost-of-living increase next year. One bill would set the one-time payments at $250, matching the amount paid to Social Security recipients and railroad retirees as part of the stimulus package enacted in February.

The payments would cost about $14 billion and would be paid for by applying the Social Security payroll tax to incomes between $250,000 and $359,000 in 2010. Currently, payroll taxes apply only to the first $106,800 of a worker’s income.

Now the Senate is holding up the UE extension arguing over how many people to cover. What new madness is this! But they are fine pushing through a bazillion dollar health care bill? And now they worry about cost on UE extensions??

Man let’s just bark at the moon, it’s probably as effective as calling these whackadoodles on the Hill but here is the linky to look up your Senator if you need a UE extension, call them..

*Ozzy courtesy of jman19428

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BSGcast: Interview with Michael Trucco (Sam Anders)

Courtesy of the ever-awesome BSGcast/ YourGeekNews:

In keeping with our apparent theme of beloved characters who die in the back-10 of the final season, Nat had the chance to chat with Michael Trucco, the actor behind Samuel T. Anders, the resistance-fighter-turned-cylon (or would he really be the cylon-turned-resistance-fighter?). He tells us his thoughts on the finale, working with Katee, playing injured in a tub of goo, and what’s next for him in his acting career.

~Matt + Nat

October 2, 2009. Tags: , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Caprica, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

TGIF!! Star Wars Episode III Anakin vs Obi-Wan Final Battle

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SG*U Premieres Tonight 9/8 C: Stargate Universe – Robert Carlyle Interview @ SDCC ’09 plus Brad Wright Interview and scene from premiere..

Courtesy of EmpireMagazine

Courtesy of CinemaSpy (go read the full length article on SGU at the linky!)

(…)”We needed to shake it up, we needed to change the paradigm a little bit and create a different dynamic,” Wright says. “Just another Stargate? I don’t think the fans would like that. We wanted to take Stargate into the present in terms of television.”

Moreover, Wright tells us that this show is much more of a character drama than SG-1 or Atlantis. And it bites back a little more, with a larger ensemble of characters who must balance their attributes and their proclivities in a fight for survival on the other side of the universe.

“We wanted to make a character drama…a really interesting, dynamic character drama,” Wright asserts. “That’s what the best shows on television are right now. We started Stargate a long time ago. It’s been over 12 years since we started making Stargate SG-1. It has had to evolve, and it has evolved. If you look at some of our early stuff compared to some of our later stuff, you can see the evolution in visual effects, in shooting style…in everything.”

While certain fans may take exception to this philosophy, it’s impossible to argue with Wright’s logic. Graphic and uncompromising television is the new normal for today’s cutting-edge shows. Several other series are debuting this month that will offer similar dark elements of uncertainty—ABC’s V and FlashForward being two examples. Thus, if Stargate didn’t accept the heightened reality and complexity of today’s television drama, it would risk not only repetition…but redundancy….

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Sarah’s book cover released

Awesome!

"Going Rogue: An American Life," by Sarah Palin (AP Photo/Harper)

"Going Rogue: An American Life," by Sarah Palin (AP Photo/Harper)

Preorder from AMAZON here!

Yahoo:

…The former Alaska governor’s memoir, a top-seller online weeks before publication, will feature an outdoor shot of Palin, wearing an American flag pin on her red fleece top, eyes turned slightly from the camera as she smiles confidently into the horizon, a patchwork of Alaska blue sky and clouds behind her.

The image was released Thursday by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.

The book, originally planned for next spring, is coming out Nov. 17 with an announced first printing of 1.5 million copies…

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Update: Two Trillion Dollars and what do you get? Market Mover Friday: Monthly jobs numbers…

Update: Courtesy of Instapundit. LOL!!!

By Sineater6609

More Updates at end of post

Breaking: Here come the numbers- Hampton Pearson CNBC –

September Non farm payrolls decline -263,000 WAY ABOVE CONSENSUS

August nonfarm payrolls revised another 13,000 down

September unemployment rate is 9.8% worst since June 83 when it was 10.1%

avg hourly earnings rise 0.1%

15.1 million people now unemployed

5.4 million out of work 6 months or more

Here is a nugget Hours Worked FELL to 33.0 from 33.1, recall the pundits say oh well hours go up before hiring kicks in, yeah well that aint happenin folks…

Equities futures tripled down, from -30 to -90, Treasury yields dropping

Look at these revisions!

July nonfarm payroll losses revised to down 304,000 from originally reported loss of 276,000

30 minutes to the monthly jobs report release:

Expectations from DJ newswires survey:

nonfarm payrolls decline of 175k expected

UE rate of 9.8% expected

avg hourly earnings expected to rise 0.1%

* Styx courtesy of CMB101892

UPDATE 1:

CNBC now has it up, more details:

(…) Manufacturing employment fell by 51,000 in September, while construction industries payrolls dropped. The service-providing sector cut 147,000 workers in September, while goods-producing industries shed 116,000 positions.

Education and health services added a mere 3,000 jobs, while government employment fell 53,000….

See THAT is the price paid for mucking about in health services, we WERE GROWING JOBS THERE until TOTUS put his feet all over it!! And if they get this Baucus bill through and the states face the Medicaid expansion then the government jobs will REALLY fall off a cliff…

Look at this little gem:

Preliminary annual benchmark revisions, released together with September’s employment report showed that total non-farm payroll employment for March would have to be revised down about 824,000.

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