March 26, 2014



AFTERNOON UPDATE:  The usual scattered 0.1 moves, although the notable one was the one that didn’t happen:  although THE VOICE did go up 0.1 as expected, ABOUT A BOY didn’t lose any of its number.  Also up:  MIND GAMES (still pathetically low) and SUPERNATURAL, along with the reruns of THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE. 

TUESDAY CABLE:  THE GAME (BET) remained on top with a steady 1.4, and TEEN MOMS (MTV) was behind it, up 0.1 to 1.3.  TOSH.0 (Comedy) and THE LITTLE COUPLE (TLC) were respectively down 0.1 and up 0.1 to tie at 1.0.  JUSTIFIED (FX) dropped for the 3rd consecutive week, down 0.1 to 0.6, while COUGAR TOWN upticked 0.1 to 0.7.  Without its PRETTY LITTLE LIARS lead-in, TWISTED (ABCFamily) lost half its rating to 0.2, and looks doomed.  (Not without justification.)

CBS took advantage of reruns on the other networks for the night’s win.

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FOX:  The season finale of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE had an 0.2 uptick to 1.3, but the more promising point was that it built on its NEW GIRL lead-in (down 0.1 to a new series low 1.2), however slightly.  The night started with 1.1 for GLEE, steady with last week.

NBC:  THE VOICE fell 0.3 to a season low 3.3, and not unexpectedly, both ABOUT A BOY and GROWING UP FISHER were down too, by 0.1 each to 2.0 and 1.7.  (Boy may fall a bit more if The Voice ran until 9:01PM last night.)  A rerun of CHICAGO FIRE was at 1.0.

CBS:  NCIS and NCIS LA were each up 0.1, to 2.5/2.4.  With a rerun on NBC, PERSON OF INTEREST climbed 0.3 to 2.0.

ABC:  All reruns (led by 0.8 for THE GOLDBERGS) until 10PM, when MIND GAMES fell 0.1 to 0.6, seemingly still on the air because ABC has given up on the timeslot.

CW:  After 0.5 for a rerun of THE 100 pilot, SUPERNATURAL held at 0.9.

Both NBC and CBS are fresh only at 8PM tonight (for NBC, with a special about Prince Harry replacing Revolution), with the other networks all-new.  On cable, USA hosts the series finale of PSYCH, followed by a live post-show special.


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."