July 9, 2014



NETWORK UPDATE:  The FOX numbers shifted, as MASTERCHEF climbed (to a noteworthy 2.0) and 24 slipped by 0.1.  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was also down 0.1, as was its LAST COMIC STANDING rerun lead-in.  The 8:30PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY reruns gained an additional 0.1.

MONDAY CABLE:  VH1 and USA had their usual places at the top of Monday’s rankings.  LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA was up 0.1 to 2.0, followed by 1.2 for HIT THE FLOOR (also up 0.1), and the shows’ respective re-airings were at 0.8/0.5.  WWE was at 1.3-1.6 over its 3 hours, up slightly in its first hour.  Also in the unscripted genre, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC (Bravo) and STREET OUTLAWS (Discovery) were both at 0.8, steady with last week.  At TNT, MAJOR CRIMES and MURDER IN THE FIRST were consistent at 0.8/0.4 for the 3rd consecutive week.  TEEN WOLF (MTV) held at 0.7.  (It scored 0.96 with 18-34s, and 1.7 with 12-17s)  On ABCFamily, SWITCHED AT BIRTH and THE FOSTERS were both at 0.6, which was up 0.1 for SWITCHED.  (In the network’s target demos, the shows were at 1.0/1.1 in Women 18-34s, but a more lopsided 1.5/2.3 with teen girls.)  LONGMIRE (A&E) remained at 0.5. 

It’s no longer quite so crowded Under the Dome.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 Mon Jul 07

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME‘s days as a phenomenon are over, as the show fell 0.4 from last week’s season premiere to a new low 1.7.  The show actually lost the 10PM hour to NBC in 18-49s, although it was well ahead in older-skewing Total Viewers.  The 2 hours that preceded Dome were sitcom reruns, led by MIKE & MOLLY at 1.2.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF remained at 1.9, and the next-to-last 24 rose 0.1 to 1.5.

ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE climbed 0.2 to 1.8, but MISTRESSES was down by the same amount to 0.9, equaling its series low.

NBC:  After 1.0 for a rerun LAST COMIC STANDING, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was up 0.1 to 1.8.

CW:  The season finale of BEAUTY & THE BEAST remained at 0.3.  It was preceded by stable 0.5s for the pair of rerun WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY episodes.

Only ABC is all-new tonight, while NBC airs a fresh THE NIGHT SHIFT.  On cable, MTV launches its new drama FINDING CARTER.

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."