January 14, 2014



AFTERNOON UPDATE:  INTELLIGENCE added a meaningless 0.1 in final numbers, giving it a still-terrible 1.2.  THE BACHELOR (up to 2.3) and MOM (2.2) also gained 0.1.

MONDAY CABLE:  The first Monday airing of ARCHER slipped a bit from its Thursday finale last April, down 0.1 to 1.0, but the bigger concern for FX is that the premiere of CHOZEN was only at 0.6.  The MAJOR CRIMES season finale was on par at 0.8.  Winter premieres of THE FOSTERS and SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABCFamily) were both at 0.7, down 0.1 for FOSTERS from its summer finale.  ABCFamily reports, in addition, that in the network’s target demos, SWITCHED had a 1.8 rating in Females 12-34 and 1.5 in 18-34, while FOSTERS was at 2.1/1.6 in those demos.  Syfy’s season premiere of BEING HUMAN was steady from last year’s finale at 0.5, but the debut of BITTEN was only at 0.3.  Monday cable was topped by WWE (USA) at 1.6, and LOVE & HIP-HOP (VH1) also at 1.6, the latter followed by SINGLE LADIES at 1.2.

The Blacklist took a hit without its The Voice lead-in, but not enough to save Intelligence.

Daily Comparison 2014 Mon Jan 13 three way

CBS:  INTELLIGENCE, airing for the first time in its regular timeslot, completely collapsed.  Its 1.1 wasn’t just a shadow of the 2.4 it did last week after NCIS on Tuesday, it was nowhere near the 1.8 premiere for Hostages in the 10PM timeslot last fall.  At least the rest of the night went better for CBS, as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up 0.3 from its last original episode (in December) to 3.0, 2 BROKE GIRLS rose 0.4 to 2.7, MIKE & MOLLY grew 0.2 to 2.4, and MOM increased 0.2 to 2.1.

NBC:  Without its trusty lead-in, THE BLACKLIST hit a series low 2.5, down 0.7 from its fall finale but still more than enough to control its hour.  The season debut of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was at 1.9, of course nowhere near the numbers The Voice typically does.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR, facing original competition on all sides, lost half a point and had a series low 2.2.  However, CASTLE rose 0.2 to 1.9.

FOX:  ALMOST HUMAN, airing for the first time in more than a month with a new SLEEPY HOLLOW, gained 0.2 to 2.0.  Sleepy Hollow was steady at 2.2.

CW:  The first HART OF DIXIE since December was up 0.1 to 0.5, but BEAUTY & THE BEAST could only hold even at 0.3.

All the networks are new tonight, and FOX will be hoping for a post-Golden Globes bump for BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.

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."