Thursday, February 23, 2006

Primetime Preview

Women's ice skating at the Olympics is usually a ratings blockbuster akin to the Oscars and other huge events. It should be even bigger since there are three compelling American skaters, including Sasha Cohen in the lead. But will it beat American Idol's one hour results show? Well, NBC will have most of the women competing after 9 p.m. so they won't go head to head. And since results shows are usually less popular than performance shows, the Olympics might just be the top-rated show of the night. But throw in new editions of Dancing With The Stars and Survivor and it's even crazily possible to imagine the Olympics in third. Or fourth. Late night, Jon Stewart has Roger Ebert.

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