April 24, 2013



Even The Voice lost momentum on a very blah night for network television.

Daily Comparison Tue Apr 23 2013

NBC:  THE VOICE tumbled 0.6 to 4.0, its lowest rating of the spring cycle.  After that, the final scheduled airing of READY FOR LOVE held even, for what it’s worth, at 1.2.

CBS:  Both NCIS shows remained subpar, with the mothership tying its season low 2.7, and NCIS LA falling 0.1 to hit a new low 2.6. GOLDEN BOY also slipped 0.1 to 1.4.

ABC:   SPLASH was stable (although terrible) at 1.1, but DANCING WITH THE STARS fell 0.2 to 2.2.  In what may be the weakest hour on network television, BODY OF PROOF creeped up 0.1 to take the 10PM honors with 1.5.

FOX:  HELL’S KITCHEN fell 0.2 to tie its season low 1.9.  After that, sitcom reruns were at 1.3/1.0.

CW:  It’s the wrong time of year for bubble shows to hit a new low, but that’s what HART OF DIXIE did last night, falling 0.1 to 0.4.

On the last night before the broadcast season heads into its home stretch of May sweeps, ABC and CBS air largely reruns, while FOX, CW and NBC (except for Chicago Fire) are new.

Episode Track Tue Apr 23 2013



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."