August 21, 2013



A quiet night on the networks.

Daily Comparison 2013 Tue Aug 20 three way

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was easily the highest rated show of the night, but its 2.2 was its lowest rated Tuesday airing ever, down 0.2 from last week and 0.3 from the parallel night last year.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE slipped 0.1 to 1.2.

ABC:  A bit of good news, as EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS climbed 0.2 to 1.3.

CW:  CAPTURE climbed 0.1 to 0.4, and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was steady at 0.8.

CBS:  Reruns, all at 0.8-0.9.

NBC is all new tonight (although its 8PM hour is an America’s Got Talent recap show), and CBS, FOX and ABC each have a fresh unscripted hour.  On cable, USA has the season finale of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS.


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."