December 10, 2013



A&E/LIFETIME/HISTORY:  Part 1 of BONNIE & CLYDE performed moderately well, aggregating a 2.8 rating in 18-49s with 1.0 each on A&E and History and 0.8 on Lifetime.  It’s a fairly big number when you add it all up, but network-by-network it was below Vikings at History, below Devious Maids at Lifetime, and below Bates Motel (let alone Duck Dynasty) at A&E.  Meanwhile, preliminary numbers for Part 2 have the total viewers number down 25% from Sunday, which could mean an aggregate 18-49 rating little above a 2.

SHOWTIME:  In their penultimate episodes of the season, both HOMELAND and MASTERS OF SEX were up 0.1, respectively to 0.8 and 0.5.

HBO:  TREME, GETTING ON and JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL continue to perform below the commonly reported Nielsen radar, and since HBO has issued no press releases about any of them, it’s safe to assume they’re not being heavily watched.

BRAVO:  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA rose 0.3 to 1.7, and SHAHS OF SUNSET was at 0.9, up 0.4 from what Thicker Than Water had done in that slot last week.


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."