June 3, 2014



NETWORK UPDATE:  In adjusted ratings, BEAUTY & THE BEAST declined by 0.1 from this morning’s numbers, while MASTERCHEF and THE BACHELORETTE gained 0.1.  (No change for MISTRESSES or 24.)

MONDAY CABLE:  LONGMIRE returned to A&E at 0.7, down 0.2 from last season’s premiere and finale, and also down about 10% from its 2013 premiere in the older-skewing total viewers measurement, to 3.9M.  With no sports playoffs on the schedule, the night went back to being a face-off between VH1 and USA.  VH1’s LOVE & HIP-HOP: ATLANTA  was the night’s top show with 1.8, which was up 0.2 from last week and the equal of just about anything on the broadcast networks.  (The show added 0.9 with its 10PM re-airing, and 0.4 at midnight.)  HIT THE FLOOR was at 1.0 (down 0.1), plus 0.5 at 11PM.  On USA, WWE was at 1.4-1.6, up around 0.3 from last week.  SWAMP PEOPLE (History) was at 1.0.  THE BOONDOCKS (Adult Swim) held at 0.9, plus 0.5 at 2AM.  16 AND PREGNANT (MTV) was at 0.7, as was REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC (Bravo).  The two half-hours of LOUIE (FX) were at 0.3/0.2, which was up 0.1 for the first.

After Sunday’s lethargy, last night the broadcast networks bounced back.

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ABC:  MISTRESSES returned to the schedule with the same 1.2 as last summer’s premiere.  It was preceded by THE BACHELORETTE, up 0.3 from last week to 1.8.

FOX:  A strong night, as MASTERCHEF rose 0.2 to 1.7,. and 24 gained 0.3 to 1.8.

NBC:  A LAST MAN STANDING rerun provided a sturdy 1.3 lead-in to AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, which climbed 0.3 to 1.9.

CW:  Both new and rerun episodes of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY were at 0.5, and then the return of BEAUTY & THE BEAST found an audience with 0.4, which doubled its last rating several months ago.

CBS:  Reruns, highlighted by 1.2 for the 9:30PM MIKE & MOLLY, led into 1.2 for 48 HOURS, up 0.3 from last week.

CW debuts its unscripted FAMOUS IN 12 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."