April 23, 2013



Even with a slip from last week, Mondays still belong to The Voice.

Daily Comparison Mon Apr 22 2013

NBC:  THE VOICE was down 0.4 from last week, a number that nevertheless doubled the next-highest rated show of the night.  Currently REVOLUTION is at its third consecutive season-low 2.2, but the show has tended to drop a bit in final numbers, so we’ll see if that holds this afternoon.

FOX:  The season’s penultimate episode of THE FOLLOWING (also one of the most violent episodes of a violent show) had a nice 0.3 rise to 2.4, its best rating in over a month.  Prior to that, BONES held even at 1.9.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS dropped 0.1 to tie its season low 2.1, but CASTLE (which competed with NBC’s Boston Marathon news special last week) bounced back 0.2 to 2.2.

CBS:  Only RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was new last night, and for its trouble it hit a series low 1.5, down 0.6 from last week when it was surrounded by new programming.  The rest of the night was reruns, topped by 1.4 for 2 BROKE GIRLS.

CW:  Twin 0.3s for OH SIT and 90210, which was down 0.1 for the first and up 0.1 for the second.

Everything is new tonight except the 9PM sitcom hour on FOX.  That includes the lame duck final episode of READY FOR LOVE, which has already been yanked off the schedule beginning next week.

Episode Track Mon Apr 22 2013

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."