April 1, 2013



Considering all that was happening on cable last night, it’s not much of a surprise that hardly anyone showed up at the networks.

ABC:  The network started the night with a ONCE UPON A TIME rerun, and its dismal 0.6 set the stage for ugly numbers for REVENGE (1.5, barely above the series low) and RED WIDOW (1.0, tying the series low).

NBC:  The only new hour of the night was CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, which hit an all-time low 1.4.  That was even lower than the VOICE rerun that preceded it with a 1.5.

FOX:  An all-rerun night with 1.3s for THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD (BOB’S BURGERS was right behind with 1.2).

CBS:  Because of a 41-minute NCAA TOURNAMENT overrun–and one that featured a Louisville/Duke game that was high-profile to begin with, and became even more so with the dreadful injury to Kevin Ware, CBS’s numbers won’t be clear until final ratings are released tomorrow.  At the moment, THE AMAZING RACE and THE GOOD WIFE are both listed as marginally down, slipping 0.2 to 2.2 for Race and 0.1 to 1.6 for Wife.  

THE VOICE should have an easy time tonight, with CBS in reruns.  10PM could be interesting, though, featuring a match-up between REVOLUTION and the heavily hyped 100th episode of CASTLE.


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."