October 15, 2013



CBS’s temporary fix to its Monday problem both worked and didn’t.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Oct 14 three way

CBS:  Back in its original 8:30PM timeslot behind HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (which was even at 3.0), 2 BROKE GIRLS rose 0.2 to 2.5, a big improvement over what the late We Are Men had been doing there.  But after a 2.2 rerun of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 9PM, MOM hit a new low 1.8–the same number that got Men canceled last week.  HOSTAGES held at its anemic 1.2.

NBC:  For the moment, THE VOICE is down 0.1 to 4.5, and THE BLACKLIST is up 0.1 to 3.2.  But since the NBC station in Indianapolis aired the Monday Night NFL game, those numbers are likely to come down 0.1-0.2.  Nothing, however, that will interfere with NBC carrying the night by a wide margin.

FOX:  BONES slipped 0.1 to 2.0, and SLEEPY HOLLOW was down 0.2 to 2.6.

ABC:  A good night for CASTLE, up 0.3 to 2.2.  Prior to that, DANCING WITH THE STARS was up a tick to 2.1.

CW:  HART OF DIXIE and BEAUTY & THE BEAST held at last week’s 0.4/0.3.

Last week ABC gave a back order to AGENTS OF SHIELD, but have its ratings finished dropping?  We’ll see tonight.



About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."