March 19, 2014



AFTERNOON UPDATE:  An assortment of small adjustments.  On ABC, the MARVEL: ASSEMBLING THE UNIVERSE special and THE GOLDBERGS both gained 0.1, while on NBC, THE VOICE (which usually runs until 9:01PM) was up 0.1 while ABOUT A BOY lost the corresponding 0.1.  Both PERSON OF INTEREST and SUPERNATURAL ticked up 0.1.

TUESDAY CABLE:  THE GAME (BET) led the night, up 0.3 to 1.4.  The PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABCFamily) season finale zoomed by half a point to 1.3 (and that’s just in the 18-49 demo, which is older than the show’s target audience).  TEEN MOMS (MTV) dipped slightly to 1.2.  TOSH.0 (Comedy) and THE LITTLE COUPLE (TLC) stayed at 1.1 and 0.9.  JUSTIFIED (FX) dropped for the 2d week in a row, down 0.1 to 0.7, while COUGAR TOWN (TBS) was also down 0.1 to 0.6.  RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT) dropped 0.2 to 0.7.

The Voice dominated last night, but didn’t regain much lost ground.

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NBC:  Sporting new format changes, THE VOICE stayed at last week’s 3.5, still far below the 4.1 it had 2 weeks ago.  Both of the other 9PM sitcoms benefited from FOX’s decision to air a rerun New Girl last night, with ABOUT A BOY up 0.2 to 2.2.  GROWING UP FISHER rose 0.1 to 1.8.  CHICAGO FIRE was even at 1.9.

ABC:  The special MARVEL STUDIOS: ASSEMBLING A UNIVERSE underperformed compared to Agents of SHIELD with 1.4.  Nevertheless, the FOX rerun helped THE GOLDBERGS, up 0.1 to 1.6.  TROPHY WIFE was also up 0.1 to 1.0.  MIND GAMES dropped 0.1 to 0.7.

CBS:  NCIS dropped 0.1 and tied its season low at 2.4, and NCIS LA rose 0.2 to 2.3, and then PERSON OF INTEREST gained 0.1 to 1.8.

FOX:  The much-ballyhooed 100th episode of GLEE rose 0.2 to a still-weak 1.1.  That NEW GIRL rerun was at 0.7, and with no lead-in, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was down 0.1 to a new low 1.1.

CW:  THE ORIGINALS fell 0.1 to 0.7, and SUPERNATURAL was also down 0.1 to 0.8.

CW premieres THE 100 tonight, and all the other networks are new except ABC, where only SUBURGATORY and MIXOLOGY will air fresh episodes.




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."