July 16, 2013



A likely winner last night was on ESPN, the MLB HOME RUN DERBY.  Ratings for cable won’t be available until around 1 pm PT, but last year’s Derby hit a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Jul 15

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME has now diverged quite a bit from Stephen King’s original novel, not always to good effect, but the ratings don’t reflect any dissatisfaction, as the adaptation was again Monday’s top show, steady at 2.7.  That more than doubled the scores for the reruns that preceded it.

ABC:  Also a fairly good night for THE BACHELORETTE, which held even with last week at 1.9.  MISTRESSES, though, slipped 0.1 to 1.1.

NBC:  The line-up was, if nothing else, consistent, as everything drifted down 0.1:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR to 1.5, GET OUT ALIVE to 1.4 and SIBERIA to 0.8.

FOX:  Reruns, mostly at 0.6.

CW:  The network hadn’t aired any fresh programming in weeks, and when it stuttered into life for the IHEARTRADIO ULTIMATE POOL PARTY, no one noticed, as the show notched a mere 0.2.

Tonight’s big event is the BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME on FOX, and CW launches its new unscripted line-up of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY and PERFECT SCORE.  Meanwhile on cable, USA has the season premieres of two mainstays, COVERT AFFAIRS and SUITS.

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."