Enjoy some bite-sized pieces of TV news. We promise they won’t spoil your appetite for primetime.
“The Big C” got off to a strong start for Showtime on Monday (Aug. 16). The premiere drew 1.15 million viewers — the pay-cable service’s best series debut in eigh years — while a half-hour earlier, “Weeds” drew 1.26 million people. [Showtime]
CBS wants to make sure you’re aware that “The Big Bang Theory” is moving to Thursdays with the start of the new season. To that end, the network will air a four-episode marathon on Thursday, Sept. 16, a week before the season premiere. [CBS]
“Eureka” has survived a creative shakeup this year to post solid ratings, and Syfy has rewarded it with a pickup for Season 5. The show is averaging 3 million viewers a week so far this season. [Syfy]
Other cable ratings tidbits: The season finale of “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” on Sunday scored its biggest audience ever (3.7 million people), while “The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff” drew 3.5 million viewers, a good-sized jump over last year’s Joan Rivers roast. [E!/Comedy Central]
Be forewarned: TLC will unleash a new “Kate Plus Eight” special on Aug. 30. Kate takes the kids to New York by train to see Chinatown, the Statue of Liberty and other sights. [TLC]
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