November 8, 2011

THE SKED: Monday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 11/7/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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The networks were mostly happy to see the Halloween in their rearview mirrors.
FOXTERRA NOVA got the bounce that it desperately needed:  2.6 is far from a thrilling rating and still keeps the expensive show on the bubble, but at least it’s in the hunt.  HOUSE was also up, although its 2.7 won’t encourage FOX to make the expensive deals it would take to bring the show back.

CBS:  All the 8-10PM shows over a 4, and a solid win for HAWAII 5-0 at 10PM.  Life is good.
ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS did quite well, making the drop for CASTLE (which will probably go down even further in final numbers due to the usual Dancing overrun) even more perplexing.
NBC:  The network isn’t really part of the Monday conversation; it’s just waiting for February, when post-Super Bowl the night will have its 2 big hopes, the return of The Voice and Smash.
CW:  GOSSIP GIRL appears to be terminally down, and that’s not helping HART OF DIXIE.  The network has only one more week of original episodes before it takes its customary 2-month break until January, and that kind of absence could make things even worse.

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."