December 28, 2013



RIP, Nikita.

CW:  Nobody cared very much about NIKITA while it aired, and its series finale, virtually buried on a holiday week Friday (Univision topped all the English-language networks last night), got just as little attention.  It held its 0.2 from last week, the same rating as the CARRIE DIARIES rerun that preceded it.

ABC:  A SHARK TANK rerun at 1.3 was the night’s high point.  20/20 was down 0.1 to 1.1.

NBC:  A year-in-review news special was at 1.0, after 1.1 for a rerun DATELINE.

CBS:  A rerun Garth Brooks special was at 1.0, better than the 0.9 for its rerun UNDERCOVER BOSS lead-in.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

The network doldrums continue tonight, with reruns and other schedule debris.  Tomorrow night isn’t much better, although CBS will air its annual low-rated KENNEDY CENTER HONORS special, and ABC reruns the original 2001 HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE.  HBO bids adieu to TREME, its sleeper that never woke up, as well as the more recent GETTING ON and JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL.

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."