June 19, 2012


It turned out CBS didn’t even need to throw stones.

ABC:  GLASS HOUSE finally premiered, and maybe the network should have broadcast the litigation papers instead.  The show’s 1.6 barely beat the sitcom reruns on CBS (actually behind Big Bang Theory in the first half-hour) and losing almost a third of its BACHELORETTE 2.3 lead-in.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was the highest rated show of the night, but its 2.8 was down half a ratings point from last week.  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, also a bit down, fell behind FOX at 9PM, handing that network the win.

FOX:  The HELL’S KITCHEN/MASTERCHEF  duo took the night, but both shows were down (at 2.5/2.3) a few ticks from last week.

CBS:  A night of sitcom reruns was in 4th place for the evening, with that BIG BANG THEORY and its 1.8 at 10PM the highlight.

CW:  The 90210 rerun at 9PM only managed a 0.1, perilously close to nonexistence.

The NBA will own tonight with Game 4 of the FINALS on ABC.  The network will be rooting for an Oklahoma City victory that would seal at least a 6-game series.  The only competition is unscripted, with a new LOVE IN THE WILD and NBC and more cooking shows on FOX.

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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."