June 3, 2013



Broadcast TV barely even had a pulse last night.

Daily Comparison 2013 Sun Jun 2

FOX:  Somebody had to “win,” and that was FOX, with a line-up of animated reruns that gave the network a 1.3 average for the night.

NBC:  The night’s only original non-news telecast, WOMEN’S CONCERT FOR CHANGE, had an 0.8 rating, less than half what FOX’s pair of Family Guy reruns drew against it.

CBS:  60 MINUTES had a 1.0, only able to tie a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC.

ABC:  That 1.0 was ABC’s best number of the night, double the 0.5 it had from the rest of its reruns.

Tonight should be at least a little more active, with the season finale of REVOLUTION on NBC airing against the debut of MISTRESSES on ABC.  There’s also an interesting bit of corporate synergy on FOX as FX’s ANGER MANAGEMENT airs the first of 4 episodes on the parent network, its FX ratings having cratered in recent months.  On cable, MTV’s TEEN WOLF roars into Season 2, and ABCFamily debuts THE FOSTERS.

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."