April 29, 2013



May Sweeps continued to excite hardly anyone.

Daily Comparison Sun Apr 28 2013

ABC:  The network aired its regular line-up for the first time in a month, and it did no good for ONCE UPON A TIME, which slipped 0.1 from last week and fell to a series low 2.0.  REVENGE was up 0.2 from an Easter airing when ratings were low overall, but still far below its season average at 1.7.  With one last episode to go, RED WIDOW hit a new low 0.7.

CBS:  There was a marginal 0.1 bump for the season finale of THE GOOD WIFE, bringing it to 1.6, although that was still down from 2 weeks ago.  60 MINUTES was down 0.4 to 1.5, THE AMAZING RACE slipped 0.1 to 2.3, and THE MENTALIST likewise was down 0.1 to 1.5, a season low.

FOX:  A steady night for the animation line-up in all, although THE CLEVELAND SHOW rose 0.3 to 1.2 after last week’s series low.  After that, THE SIMPSONS was up 0.2 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 2.0, BOB’S BURGERS was even at 1.7 (despite having a new Simpsons as lead-in this week), FAMILY GUY was steady at 2.5 from 2 weeks ago, and AMERICAN DAD was up 0.1 to 1.9.

NBC:  An 0.1 drop for CELEBRITY APPRENTICE left it at 1.5, just a tick above its series low.

Tonight’s season finales are BONES and THE FOLLOWING on FOX, which will face new episodes on all the other networks.

Episode Track Sun Apr 28 2013

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."