June 4, 2014



NETWORK UPDATE:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS and CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC, and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT on NBC (but not THE NIGHT SHIFT) gained 0.1 in final Tuesday numbers.  FAMOUS IN 12 got uglier, falling 0.1 to 0.2.

TUESDAY CABLE:  THE DEADLIEST CATCH (Discovery) climbed 0.1 to 1.2.  THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (OWN) declined 0.1 to 0.9.  On TLC, 19 KIDS AND COUNTING held at 1.0, while THE LITTLE COUPLE gained 0.2 to 0.9.  FARGO (FX) rose 0.1 to 0.6.  On MTV, AWKWARD and FAKING IT were at 0.5/0.4, down 0.1 for AWKWARD.  PLAYING HOUSE (USA) stayed at 0.5.  On Comedy Central, TOSH.0 fell 0.3 to 0.5 (a rerun?), and INSIDE AMY SCHUMER held that 0.5, although it was down 0.1 from last week.

Summer Tuesdays continue to belong to NBC.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 Tue Jun 03

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT slipped 0.2 from last week’s season premiere, but a 2.8 easily gave the network the night.  The second episode of THE NIGHT SHIFT again lost about half its lead-in, down 0.1 to 1.5.

ABC:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS was down 0.2 from last week’s season premiere to 1.1.  However, CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP went in the other direction, up 0.2 to 1.4 and just barely behind NBC for the hour.

FOX:  The disaster continues:  RIOT fell 0.2, so both it and I WANNA MARRY HARRY were at 0.4.

CW:  There was little interest in the new reality show FAMOUS IN 12, which debuted at 0.3.  That tied it with the SUPERNATURAL rerun that followed.

CBS:  Reruns, highlighted by 1.0 for both NCIS shows.

NBC has the STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS of its dreams starting tonight, with New York pitted against Los Angeles.  FOX counters with a new SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, ABC has a new MOTIVE, and the season for CW’s THE 100 hasn’t ended yet.

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."