July 24, 2013



America’s Got Talent continued to dominate Tuesdays, doubling the next highest rating on the night.

Daily Comparison 2013 Tue Jul 23

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT climbed an impressive 0.3 from last week to 2.8, and in the 10PM hour it more than tripled the next closest rating.  An 8PM rerun of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT had a 1.0.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE slipped slightly, off 0.1 to 1.4.

ABC:  A last minute 20/20 special on the Royal Baby notched a 0.9, better at least than the Body of Proof reruns that have been running in that slot.  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS was even at 1.1.

CW:  WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was off 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 0.9/0.8 (the 2d half hour was a rerun), but that’s still huge compared to what the network’s been doing since May.  PERFECT SCORE lost 0.1 to 0.3/0.3.

CBS:  Reruns, all at 0.8-0.9.

NBC is all-new tonight, with a token hour of fresh programming on each of the other major networks.  On cable, FX will dearly hope to stop the bleeding on its numbers for THE BRIDGE, and Bravo launches the latest edition of TOP CHEF MASTERS.

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."