July 30, 2013



Perhaps the networks should consider combining Monday’s two successful shows for a dating series that takes place under a giant glass–wait, that’s what reality television is already.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Jul 29

CBS:  One of the largest-scale episodes of UNDER THE DOME since the pilot stayed essentially steady, down 0.1 to 2.7 and the highest-rated show of the night.  The preceding reruns were marked by 1.3s for 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.

ABC:  As THE BACHELORETTE nears its season finale, it jumped up 0.4 to a very healthy 2.3.  That helped MISTRESSES park up 0.1 to 1.3, even though a key plot point on the show is being artificially delayed so much that the show is turning into the soap opera version of The Killing.

NBC:  A terrible night for the line-up, with new lows all around:  1.5 (down 0.1) for AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, 1.2 (down 0.2) for GET OUT ALIVE, and 0.7 (down 0.1) for SIBERIA.

FOX:  Reruns, all at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  BREAKING POINTE held at its lousy 0.2, below the 0.3 for its lead-in rerun of HART OF DIXIE.

CW debuts its new Hunger Games-ey reality show CAPTURE tonight, and apart from that it’s the usual summer Tuesday, with some new programming on every network except CBS.

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."