December 24, 2013



“Silent Night” arrived early this week.  (And that’s before local NFL coverage has been adjusted from the network totals.)

NBC:  The finale of THE SING-OFF, at 1.3, was down 0.3 from last year’s final episode.  The return of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT found few players at 1.0 (steady with the last time it aired at the end of summer).

ABC:  At the moment, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT is at 1.4, but that’s inflated by the network’s Atlanta station airing the NFL game.

CBS:  Likewise, sitcom reruns that are currently in the 1.1-1.4 range will likely drop once San Francisco NFL coverage is adjusted out.

FOX:  Reruns of ALMOST HUMAN and SLEEPY HOLLOW at 0.5/0.5.

CW:  A rerun of the IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BELL concert special at 0.3.

Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the house, no one will be watching network television.  ABC and NBC will repeat their recent runs of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and it’s an all-rerun night on the other networks.

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."