"Jake, I lost the bomb. The Army's got it. It's on its way to Cheyenne."
I believe I called that. I know, who didn't see it coming? A million innocent people. Will the bomb go off in Cheyenne? Will it instead detonate somewhere where there aren't a million innocent people. Or will it not go off at all. Since all are possibilities in the 24 playbook that is now being drawn from, it's anyone's guess. With the possibility of next week's episode being either merely a season finale or a series finale, even nuking Jericho is in the mix.
The Houston Rockets impressive winning streak is over. The Boston Celtics won convincingly in Houston. The Lakers/Maverick's game was very entertaining though. Along with the NBA, and Hawkins losing the bomb on Jericho, I did sneak a glimpse of Dancing With the Stars. I hate to admit it but I'm getting a little sucked in. I'm not sure if Priscilla Presley makes the case for or against Botox, but for almost 63 she can dance her butt off.
The most amazing thing to me is Marlee Matlin, who is deaf. Even though she can't even hear the music, she has 1000 times more rhythm than I do. I believe her score from the judges landed her third among the women (behind Kristi Yamaguchi and Presley). Yeah, I can't believe I'm writing about that either.
Jericho ratings in the morning... I'll also write a response to the comment from CBS Interactive CMO Patrick Keane. He wants combined TV and internet ratings. So do I. So does Nielsen. Keane notes that one episode of Jericho would've been boosted from a 4.2 HH Rating to a 5.1 HH rating if you count the online viewing. But, Keane doesn't note whether CSI and Two and a Half Men have more online viewing than Jericho. And neither generate more web traffic than American Idol (at least not according to Hitwise). The thing I wonder about is the opportunity cost. Do you give up the opportunity for a show that could do a 7 household rating or better for a show that can do a 4.2? Even when you factor in online viewing? More on that tomorrow.