August 29, 2013



Summer Wednesdays approach their end pretty much in place.

Daily Comparison 2013 Wed Aug 28 three way

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was up a tick from last week’s low to 2.2 (the 8PM clip show stayed at 1.3).  CAMP is currently even with last week’s low 0.9, but it began at 10:01PM, so that could change in final numbers.

FOX:  The 9PM MASTERCHEF was steady at 2.4 (highest rating of the night), and this week there was a new episode at 8PM as well, which had a 2.0.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER fell 0.2 to 2.2, and then reruns were at 0.9/1.1.  As it’s been doing much of the summer, the 10PM CSI hour beat fresh programming on the other networks.

ABC:  THE LOOKOUT gained 0.1 to reach 0.8.  Before that, MODERN FAMILY was highest of the reruns at 1.0.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

For MOTIVE fans out there, ABC airs a 2-hour season finale tonight before the evening’s ROOKIE BLUE.  The only other original programming on the networks consists of BIG BROTHER and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT.

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."