November 12, 2013



A small but good sign for NBC.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Nov 11 three way

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST was only up 0.1 last night to 3.0–and even that might not hold in final numbers, since it started at 10:01PM–but the highly-promoted episode, which featured a Big Reveal (albeit, unless more trickery is involved, the same Reveal that had been strongly implied since the pilot) achieved some separation from last season’s Revolution, which was at 2.6 at this time last year and headed steadily downward.  (To keep up the momentum, promos for next week are promising a “game-changer” hour.)  THE VOICE was also modestly up by 0.2 to 3.8.

CBS:  MIKE & MOLLY isn’t looking like the solution to CBS’s MOM problem.  M&M crashed by 0.4 from last week’s season premiere to 2.2, and that pushed Mom back down to tie its series low 1.9.  The 8PM hour was more mixed, as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER dropped 0.3 to 3.1, but 2 BROKE GIRLS was slightly up to 2.7.  HOSTAGES remained at a moribund 1.1.

FOX:  In its last Monday airing of the season, BONES was even at 2.0.  SLEEPY HOLLOW was also steady at 2.5.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS hit an ugly new Monday low of 1.7, down 0.3 from last week (although it overindexes so strongly with older viewers that it was the most-watched show of the night among total viewers, even above The Voice). CASTLE was also down 0.3 and tied its season low 1.9.

CW:  For the moment, HART OF DIXIE and BEAUTY & THE BEAST are even with last week at 0.4/0.3, but the Miami CW affiliate carried the Dolphins game, so those numbers may change.

All new episodes of regular programming tonight, except that ABC is filling its still-vacant 10PM slot with something called SCANDAL FOR REAL, an attempt to push the Scandal brand into the reality realm.

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."