June 5, 2013



Talent competition shows continued to dominate network television.

Daily Comparison 2013 Tue Jun 4

NBC:  After THE VOICE‘s new Tuesday low 3.0 (down 0.2 from last week), AMERICA’S GOT TALENT premiered with a 3.1 rating from 9-11 pm (3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.0 by half hour).  This was its lowest-ever premiere; last year the show debuted with a 3.7 rating, although that was on an in-season Monday, May 14 (the week after The Voice‘s earlier finale).

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE fell 0.3 from last week to 1.6.

ABC:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS managed just 1.0, down 0.2 from last week, then a rerun BODY OF PROOF drew a 0.7.

CBS:  After 1.0/1.1 for reruns, BROOKLYN D.A. fell 0.2 from last week to 0.8.

CW:  0.2/0.2 for a pair of reruns.

Every network (except CW) has at least an hour of fresh material airing tonight, but none of it is likely to start any sparks, with the NBA Finals on tap for Thursday.


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."