November 2, 2013

THE SKED Network Scorecard – 11/1/13


Not so fast, NBC.

NBC:  Fridays are looking a lot less rosy than last week had suggested.  After 0.7 for the I HEART VAMPIRES special the network rushed onto the air, GRIMM had 1.5 for its 2d episode of the season, down 0.3 from last week and at the lower end of last spring’s ratings.  Even worse, DRACULA fell half a point from last week to 1.3, tying Blue Bloods for 2d place at 10PM (and with 1/3 the total viewers).  Those are still decent enough numbers for Friday, but any more decline for Dracula, and suddenly it’s another problem timeslot for a network that already has plenty of them.

ABC:  LAST MAN STANDING inched up 0.1 to 1.4, and THE NEIGHBORS remained at 1.0.  Even with less Grimm watchers, SHARK TANK was down slightly to 1.9 (the highest-rated show of the night), while 20/20 held even at 1.5.

CBS:  The 0.2 drop for UNDERCOVER BOSS tied the show with ABC at 8PM, and HAWAII 5-0 slipped 0.1 to 1.3.  BLUE BLOODS was also at 1.3, steady for the week.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR was down 0.1 to 1.3, followed by 0.5 for a SLEEPY HOLLOW rerun.

CW:  For what it’s worth, THE CARRIE DIARIES held its ground at 0.3, and AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL was also even at 0.4.

ABC and FOX air COLLEGE FOOTBALL tonight, while NBC will allow the last hour of THE BREEDERS CUP to fall into primetime.  In late night, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE features Kerry Washington as host and Eninem at musical guest.


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."