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Summer 2020 TV Show Ratings (week 16)

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Years ago, the networks would air mostly reruns during the summer months. Thanks to on-demand and streaming services, those days are long gone and summer is becoming nearly as competitive as the rest of the year. Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing? Here are the season average ratings of the Summer 2020 network TV shows — as of the end of week 51 (Sunday, September 13, 2020) of the 2019-20 broadcast season.

ABC shows (so far): The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!, Celebrity Family Feud, Don’t, The Genetic Detective, Holey Moley, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Match Game, Press Your Luck, To Tell the Truth, United We Fall, and What Would You Do?.

CBS shows this season (so far): Big Brother, Game On!, The Greatest #AtHome Videos, Love Island, and Tough As Nails.

CW shows this season (so far): The 100, Being Reuben, Bulletproof, Burden of Truth, Coroner, DC’s Stargirl, Dead Pixels, Fridge Wars, Killer Camp, Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Taskmaster, and Tell Me a Story.

FOX shows this season (so far): Celebrity Watch Party, Labor of Love, and Ultimate Tag.

NBC shows this season (so far): America’s Got Talent, Blindspot, Council of Dads, Dateline NBC, Hollywood Game Night, Songland, The Titan Games, and World of Dance.

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The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I’ve included two for more accurate ranking. Some of these shows started airing in the regular season but they are included here because a significant portion of their episodes will air during the summer months.

Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers typically pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach. It’s also important to remember that ratings are designed to estimate how many people watch a show’s commercials — not the show itself. That’s what advertisers pay for.

Want more? You can check out other season listings here.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which summer shows should be doing better?

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Video shows police officer rolling bike over man’s head at Breonna Taylor protest

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A viral video shows a Seattle police officer rolling his bike over a person‘s head during protests for Breonna Taylor on Wednesday. 

The video was taken by journalist CJ Halliburton on Facebook Live, according to BuzzFeed News.

A clip of the stream is being reposted on multiple platforms.

Another original video of the incident was posted to Twitter by Joey Wieser Thursday. His clip starts with a fleet of cops walking and riding their bikes through the street, while Wieser, who is recording from the sidelines, narrates: “They’re advancing on the line here.”

A person in white clothing is seen lying in the road as the officers advance toward the protesters. It is unclear why the person was on the road; some outlets are reporting he may have been injured or fell.

“This person is on the ground,” Wieser says. 

While most officers cycle and walk their bikes past the man on the ground, one officer rolls both tires over the man’s head and neck.  

“He just ran over his head!” Wieser says. “He just ran over his head!”

“Oh my god, oh my god,” Wieser says. “I hope you all saw that. That officer ran over the man’s head with their bicycle wheel. Jesus Christ!” 

A few officers are seen stopping, although, it’s not clear if they stopped because of the incident. 

BuzzFeed News reports the Seattle Office of Police Accountability is now asking for a criminal investigation to be conducted by an outside law enforcement agency, into the officer’s actions. In a statement, the Seattle Police Department acknowledged the video and said that it would be investigated by the Office of Police Accountability.

In a statement announcing it launched an investigation, the Office of Police Accountability said it “has received over 30 complaints concerning this incident.”


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*First Published: Sep 24, 2020, 4:04 pm

Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque is a New York-based journalist reporting on immigration, sexual violence, and mental health, and will sometimes write about memes and dinosaurs too. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, and NBC among other publications. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, and her work has been nominated for SAJA awards. Follow: @Samideque

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45 Of The Most Creative Wedding Cakes Ever Posted Online

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Before you say the game-changing “I do,” there’s so much prep to do for the happiest day of your life. Picking up the most perfect white dress is one. Sending out fancy invitations to guests (and not forgetting anyone) is another. Planning the whole celebration part is third. And when the list seems never-ending, you realize there has to be a perfect wedding cake and you can’t let yet another baking fail happen.

Luckily for all the newlyweds, wedding cake artisans exist and their mad decorating skills are on a whole new level. So, Bored Panda has compiled some of the most elaborate, creative, and unique wedding cake designs that look so good they may as well hang one in a museum after the party’s over.

Get ready to upvote your faves and share some with your friend whose wedding planning has gotten way out of hand. Who knows—you may save some tears and not let cake expectations vs. reality ruin the big day, as it sometimes happens.

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‘Magic Mike’ Is Leaving Netflix In October, So Watch Channing Tatum While You Can

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Once upon a time in 2012, the world was graced with one of the greatest gifts imaginable: a movie about male strippers starring Channing Tatum. Whether you saw Magic Mike in theaters and felt some kinda way as you munched on your Milk Duds, or you didn’t fully appreciate the flick until years later, it doesn’t matter. The film is straight up art. And while the movie deserves to be preserved in a time capsule so future Martians can watch it, there’s a snag: Magic Mike is leaving Netflix in October, so it’s time to sear the sexiness into your memory for good.

When the movie was first released, fans were lowkey shocked. (The eroticism! The choreography! The abs!) After everyone’s pulse returned to a normal pace, it was clear the the film was not only scorchingly hot, but it also had a pretty interesting storyline as well.

In case you need a refresher (or you were too distracted by the dance moves to follow the plot), the movie is about Mike (Tatum), a male stripper who takes newbie Adam (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing to teach him the ins and outs of stripping. Tatum is the star performer at Xquisite Strip Club, a fictional Tampa-based club owned by Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Naturally, there’s sex, drugs, and drama, but the biggest draw is the dance numbers and Tatum’s impressive moves.

The real kicker is that not only is Tatum actually performing all the moves and stunts, but the film is actually based on his own life. Before becoming one of the most beloved celebs in Hollywood, Tatum worked as a stripper in Tampa, just like his character in the film.

Between Tatum’s hotness, astounding stage presence, and fascinating backstory, it makes sense the movie would be a big success and merit not only a sequel (Magic Mike XXL), but also a live show in Las Vegas as well. Though the film is leaving Netflix on Oct. 31 (talk about scary), you’ll still be able to rent it on Amazon Prime if you suddenly have a hankering for watching dudes get down on a dance floor (you can also rent the sequel there too).

You have until Halloween to watch Tatum grind, so get your fill before Magic Mike leaves Netflix for good.

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