January 13, 2014



Tina and Amy remained solid for the Golden Globes.

Daily Comparison 2014 Sun Jan 12 three way

NBC:  In time zone-adjusted numbers, the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS scored a 6.5, up 0.1 from last year’s edition.  It was preceded by 2.8 for the ARRIVALS SPECIAL.

CBS:  The Globes were big, but they couldn’t touch the overrun from the day’s Denver/San Diego NFL PLAYOFFS.  We project the adjusted rating for the final hour of that game will be 13.5 in 18-49s.  That gave 60 MINUTES a massive lead-in, which over the course of the hour should give it around a 4 rating.  Although the football bump continued to dissipate as the night went on, it also boosted THE GOOD WIFE, which may end up at 1.8 (that would be its season high), and was mostly gone when THE MENTALIST aired (up 0.1 to 1.7).

ABC:  With football on one end of the night’s demo and the Globes on the other, ABC was likely to get squeezed.  A BACHELOR: BEHIND THE SCENES special was at 0.9, down 0.9 from last week’s Bachelor special.  REVENGE fell 0.2 to 1.6.  For what it’s worth (very little), BETRAYAL gained 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  Comparisons with last week don’t mean much, because FOX had the late football playoff that night which inflated everything that followed, and you have to go back to November to find a Sunday where the network both didn’t have the late game and aired new episodes afterward.  THE SIMPSONS was at 2.2, BOB’S BURGERS at 1.9, FAMILY GUY at 2.6 and AMERICAN DAD at 2.2.

Tonight is an exceptionally busy one on network and cable.  10PM brings one of the most critical face-offs of midseason, as THE BLACKLIST airs for the first time without a lead-in from The Voice, against the timeslot premiere of INTELLIGENCE.  On cable, TNT has the MAJOR CRIMES season finale, ABCFamily airs midseason premieres of SWITCHED AT BIRTH and THE FOSTERS, FX moves ARCHER to Mondays and couples it with the new animated comedy CHOZEN, and Syfy has the series premiere of the werewolf thriller BITTEN after the season premiere of BEING HUMAN.


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."