April 15, 2014



AFTERNOON UPDATE:  2  BROKE GIRLS and THE VOICE both climbed 0.1, and that was it for the adjustments on original programming.  At 10PM, all the reruns were up 0.1.

MONDAY CABLE:  WWE (USA) was as usual in the lead, although at 1.7 it was down 0.2 from last week.  On VH1, BASKETBALL WIVES was down 0.1 to 1.1, BLACK INK CREW and T.I. AND TINY stayed at 1.0/0.9, and THIS IS HOT 97 rose 0.1 to 0.6.  BATES MOTEL (A&E) was stable at 1.0.  The season finale of DALLAS (TNT) was up 0.1 to 0.6, while ARCHER (FX) climbed 0.2 to 0.7.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC was at 0.8, up 0.2 from last week’s BEVERLY HILLS installment.

The first Monday without How I Met Your Mother didn’t go well for CBS.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 Mon Apr 14

CBS:  2 BROKE GIRLS started Monday with 2.2 to tie its series low (despite a guest appearance by Lindsay Lohan), and that was the best CBS did all night.  The rating itself wasn’t terrible, in the sense that it was down just 0.1 from the last 2 Broke Girls, which had How I Met Your Mother as its lead-in–but it’s not much of a high point for a night that used to be one of the network’s best.  FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES plummeted 0.9 from its post-How I Met Your Mother premiere, to 1.8.  MIKE & MOLLY was up 0.1 from its last airing to 2.1.  At 1.9, the season finale of MOM was down 0.3 from HIMYM finale night, but steady with the weak before.  A PERSON OF INTEREST rerun at 10PM scored 1.0.

NBC:  THE VOICE was down 0.2 from last week to 3.3 (its season low for a Monday episode), and it’s worth noting that the number puts it down a fairly dreadful 1.9 from the same week last season, suggesting that The Voice‘s days as a phenomenon are numbered.  A rerun THE BLACKLIST followed at 1.6, winning the battle of the 10PM reruns.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS was steady at 2.2, followed by 1.2 for a CASTLE rerun.

FOX:  Both BONES and THE FOLLOWING were at 1.4, which was down 0.2 for Bones.

CW:  STAR-CROSSED stayed at 0.3, and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE lost 0.1 from its last new episode to 0.4.

Tonight ABC will try yet another gambit to make AGENTS OF SHIELD a bigger event than it’s been so far, moving it to 9PM for the night and preceding it with a rerun of last week’s “game-changing” episode.  On cable, FX premieres its limited series translation of FARGO.

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."