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[01/27/11 - 02:12 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: TLC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these tables to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: TLC

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"My Strange Addiction" (premiered Wednesday, December 29 at 9/8c)
"Toddlers & Tiaras" (Season 3.2 premiered Wednesday, December 29 at 10/9c)
"Say Yes to the Dress" (Season 6 premiered Friday, January 7 at 9/8c)
"Four Weddings" (Season 3 premiered Friday, January 7 at 10/9c)
"Police Women of Cincinnati" (premiered Thursday, January 13 at 9/8c)
"19 Kids & Counting" (Season 5 premiered Monday, January 24 at 10:30/9:30c)
"Cake Boss" (Season 4 premieres Monday, January 31 at 9/8c)
"Fabulous Cakes" (Season 2.2 premieres Tuesday, February 1 at 10/9c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Extreme Couponing" (New Series, Spring)
"Freaky Eaters" (Season 2, Summer)
"Homecoming" (New Series, Spring)
"I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" (Season 4, June)
"LA Ink" (Season 4.2, Spring)
"The Next Great Baker" (Season 2, Fall)
"Sister Wives" (Season 2, March)
"Strange Sex" (Season 2, April)
"Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" (Season 2, Summer)
"Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss" (Season 2, May)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
3.315 (0.9) - Sarah Palin's Alaska S1*
2.516 (1.2) - American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior S1
2.258 (0.9) - Kate Plus 8*
2.234 (1.0) - Sister Wives S1
1.644 (0.7) - 19 Kids and Counting S4.1*
1.637 (0.6) - Cake Boss S3*
1.634 (0.7) - Cake Boss S2*
1.587 (0.6) - The Next Great Baker S1
1.483 (0.5) - Little People, Big World S6*
1.469 (0.5) - Hoarding: Buried Alive S2
1.468 (0.5) - Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss S1
1.464 (0.8) - LA Ink S4.1
1.445 (0.8) - LA Ink S3.2
1.432 (0.5) - 19 Kids and Counting S4.2*
1.430 (0.6) - Police Women of Dallas
1.400 (0.5) - Toddlers & Tiaras S3.1*
1.372 (0.6) - Mall Cops: Mall of America S1*
1.365 (0.5) - Little People, Big World S5.2*
1.351 (0.6) - American Chopper S6.2*
1.338 (0.5) - What Not to Wear S7.2*
1.328 (0.5) - What Not to Wear S8*
1.323 (0.4) - Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta S1
1.306 (0.5) - DC Cupcakes S1*
1.286 (0.4) - The Little Couple S3*
1.268 (0.5) - Police Women of Memphis*
1.263 (0.5) - Police Women of Maricopa
1.250 (0.5) - Four Weddings S2*
1.236 (0.4) - Say Yes to the Dress S5*
1.206 (0.4) - Freaky Eaters S1*
1.114 (0.5) - BBQ Pitmasters S2*
1.084 (0.5) - Strange Sex S1*
1.074 (0.4) - Fabulous Cakes S2.1*
1.015 (0.4) - Addicted S1*
0.991 (0.3) - Homemade Millionaire S1*
0.955 (0.3) - Bama Belles S1
0.882 (0.4) - One Big Happy Family S2*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· 19 KIDS & COUNTING (TLC)
· ADDICTED (HEALTH)
· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· BAMA BELLES (TLC)
· BBQ PITMASTERS (DA)
· CAKE BOSS (DFC)
· DC CUPCAKES (TLC)
· EXTREME COUPONING (TLC)
· FABULOUS CAKES (TLC)
· FOUR WEDDINGS (TLC)
· FREAKY EATERS (TLC)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE (TLC)
· HOMEMADE MILLIONAIRE (HEALTH)
· I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT (TLC)
· KATE PLUS 8 (TLC)
· LA INK (TLC)
· LITTLE COUPLE, THE (TLC)
· LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD (TLC)
· MALL COPS: MALL OF AMERICA (TLC)
· MY STRANGE ADDICTION (TLC)
· NEXT GREAT BAKER, THE (TLC)
· ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY (TLC)
· POLICE WOMEN (OWN)
· SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA (TLC)
· SAY YES TO THE DRESS (TLC)
· SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA (TLC)
· SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BIG BLISS (TLC)
· SISTER WIVES (TLC)
· STRANGE SEX (TLC)
· SURPRISE HOMECOMING (TLC)
· TODDLERS & TIARAS (TLC)
· WHAT NOT TO WEAR (TLC)





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