June 20, 2012


Only fans of cooking shows found something to watch besides basketball.

FOX:  The network’s Gordon Ramsay double feature held up well, with HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF both essentially flat from last week at 2.2/2.0.

ABC:  The NBA FINALS owned the night, and once the game’s preliminary 6.0 goes up in final numbers, ABC’s evening will probably exceed all of its 4 competitors’s combined.

NBC:  LOVE IN THE WILD fell to a 1.3, below both of the AMERICA’S GOT TALENT reruns that preceded it.

CBS:  Lackluster reruns, with a 1.3 for NCIS the highlight.

CW:  As is the way with this network, THE CATALINA both doubled its rating from last week and went up 0.2.  The 0.2 for the LA COMPLEX repeat that followed was equal to what first-run episodes had been scoring.

Tonight NBC inflicts a Justin Bieber special upon us at 8PM.  Due to Thursday’s NBA Finals game, ABC airs DUETS on Wednesday again at 9:30PM.  FOX has a new SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and CBS tries again with DOGS IN THE CITY.  On cable, TNT will find out how much juice its new DALLAS has after its hugely-hyped premiere 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."