July 4, 2013



Happy 4th of July!

No one was watching television last night.

Daily Comparison 2013 Wed Jul 3 v2

CBS:  Somebody had to win last night, and it was CBS, with a whopping 1.2 evening average.  BIG BROTHER hit an all-time low 1.6 (down 0.6 from last week).  After that, THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION‘s 1.2 was enough to win at 9PM, and all it took at 10PM was 0.9 for a CSI rerun.

ABC:  Series lows galore, with 0.6 for FAMILY TOOLS and 0.7 for THE LOOKOUT.  The highest rated show of the night was a MODERN FAMILY rerun with 0.8.

NBC:  Reruns, highlighted by 1.1 for AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.

FOX:  1.0/1.0 for a pair of MASTERCHEF reruns.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

The only new show on network TV tonight is MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS on NBC.

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."