October 24, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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>Five weeks into the 2011-12 season, FOX has taken the lead with a 3.0 Adult 18-49 rating in primetime.  Even though the World Series is at low levels compared to past Series, baseball still provides numbers each night higher than the network weekly average.  CBS is second with a 2.85 (CBS was hurt this week by not having the late afternoon national NFL game that pumps up their Sunday performance), while ABC is in third with a 2.4 and NBC is in fourth place with a 2.3 (and that number includes Sunday Night Football).  The CW is averaging a 0.75 rating season to date. 

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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."