June 14, 2012


Last night’s TNT premiere of Dallas was watched by more viewers than any show on network television.

FOX:  One broadcast network did manage to win the night in 18-49s, thanks to So You Think You Can Dance and its 2.4,  just slightly down from last week.

ABC:  DUETS is relocated to Wednesdays for 2 weeks due to Thursday night NBA Finals games, and the move didn’t do it any good, with a 1.2 that matched last Thursday (and was below its rerun Modern Family lead-in).

CBS:  A repeat CSI won the 10PM hour with 1.5, but DOGS IN THE CITY remained deadly with a 1.1 at 8PM.

NBC:  A night of reruns highlighted by 1.2 for OFF THEIR ROCKERS.  It’s worth noting that in the 9PM slot it’s going to have in the fall, a repeat SVU was beaten by repeats on ABC and CBS.

CW:  0.3s for AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL reruns.

Tonight’s NBA FINALS on ABC will outrate all the other broadcast networks combined (including fresh summer programming on NBC, FOX and CW), and it probably won’t be close.  On cable, USA features season debuts for its hits BURN NOTICE and SUITS.


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."