October 27, 2011

THE SKED: Wednesday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 10/26/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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It was a great night to be ABC.
ABC:  With the World Series tricking FOX, it was all treat for the Alphabet.  Noteworthy in the general wave of success was that HAPPY ENDINGS shot to a 3.5, and while that won’t happen again against original programming on the other networks, it means a lot of new eyeballs watched last night’s particularly funny episode, so ABC can hope some of them will like what they saw and come back.  SUBURGATORY also set a nice new high, and REVENGE got solid viewership for a fairly pivotal episode.

NBC:  Even against a repeat CSI on CBS, no one was interested in watching PRIME SUSPECT.  Tonight’s rating will be critical for the show, which is approaching deadline on a back order and will never get more promotion than it received this week.
CBSSURVIVOR was buoyed by the lack of competition to win its hour, and even with repeats, CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI were strong seconds in their hours.
FOX:  With the last minute scratch of the World Series game, they used GLEE reruns as filler.
CW:  Reruns of RINGER continued to barely register.

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."