September 12, 2011

COMING TODAY — Television Updates

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Written by: Mitch Salem

>Coming today:

  • THE SKED: Summer Broadcast Ratings Update.  NBC will win the week of Sep 5-11 handily thanks to two NFL regular season games, the season opener on Thursday and the Sunday night premiere (which preliminary ratings show is the highest Sunday night game ever and the highest NFL regular season game in 15 years).
  • THE SKED: New Fall Show On-Air Promotion.  Most of the on-air promo exposures on NBC and in the football games went to Up All Night (NBC’s #1 priority this summer by far), which has an early premiere Wednesday after the America’s Got Talent season finale.
  • Monday Fall Preview.  We will repost our Monday ratings projections from May and make a few adjustments to get you ready to track the big Premiere Week next week.

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."