October 31, 2013

THE SKED Network Scorecard – 10/30/13


The other networks are glad to see the last of the World Series.

Daily Comparison 2013 Wed Oct 30 three way

FOX:  Per Mitch Metcalf:  with a 5.4 preliminary number, WORLD SERIES GAME 6 might end up around a 6.0 adult 18-49 rating in the official nationals, just below the low-end of the three recent Game 6 ratings (6.2 in 2008 for Philadelphia-Tampa Bay, 6.5 in 2011 for Texas-St Louis, and 7.4 in 2009 for NY Yankees-Philadelphia).

ABC:  THE MIDDLE slipped 0.1 to a season low 2.1, while BACK IN THE GAME was even with last week’s low 1.7.  SUPER FUN NIGHT aired for the first time without a new MODERN FAMILY as lead-in (the rerun that preceded it had a 2.2), and fell 0.3 to an inevitably new low 1.8.  NASHVILLE dropped 0.2 to a new low 1.4.

CBS:  SURVIVOR was down only 0.1 to 2.1, but CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI both fell 0.3, to 2.4 and 1.8 respectively.

NBC:  REVOLUTION held even when most of last night’s shows were dropping, so there’s that–unfortunately it held at its series low 1.4.  SVU was a rerun at 1.0.

CW:  ARROW fell 0.2 to 0.7, and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE slipped 0.1 to 0.6.  Obviously all of last night’s shows had an excuse, but that Arrow drop is a little worrisome, given that at CW, a couple of tenths is the difference between a hit and merely being OK.

The only downside for FOX is that since it didn’t know whether the World Series would reach 7 games, it couldn’t program for tonight, which means reruns to start November sweeps.  Most of the other networks are all-new, with a sensible run of IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN on ABC and a Halloween SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SPECIAL at 8PM on NBC.


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."