September 3, 2013



For the most part, Labor Day brought the networks some modest increases.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Sep 2 three way

ABC:  MISTRESSES may be gaining some momentum at the right time, as its 2d try at 9PM (and penultimate episode of the summer) increased a healthy 0.3 to 1.3.  

CBS:  The Time Warner Cable/CBS settlement (just in time for the start of football season, naturally) may have helped UNDER THE DOME a bit, as the show inched up 0.1 to 2.6, dominating the night.  The sitcom reruns that preceded it were highlighted by a 1.4 for MIKE & MOLLY.

NBC:  An additional hour of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR outpaced what Get Out Alive had been doing at 9PM, and the full 2 hours were up 0.1 from last week to 1.8.  SIBERIA was also up 0.1, to a still-atrocious 0.7.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.6-0.7.

CW:  BREAKING POINTE remained at 0.2, the same as the night’s HART OF DIXIE rerun.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is extended for 2 hours tonight, and apart from that it’s the usual summer Tuesday line-up.  On cable, BBCAmerica starts a 4-night LUTHER miniseries.


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."