November 29, 2012


A strong week for network television continues.

ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, from way back in 1965, was up a bit from last year to 2.8, enough to tie for the lead in its hour.  That helped the 9PM hour, where MODERN FAMILY was up 0.1 to 4.7, and SUBURGATORY was up 0.2 to 2.6.  An unusually lively episode of NASHVILLE stayed even at 1.8, despite much stronger competition than usual from NBC in its hour.

CBS:  Increases across the board, with SURVIVOR up 0.4 to 2.7, while CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI both climbed 0.2 (to 2.9 and 2.6).

FOX:  X FACTOR was sharply up by 0.6 to 2.8 (although last Wednesday was the night before Thanksgiving, when ratings were generally lower–the show was down slightly from 2 weeks ago).

NBC:  Christmas specials were a big boost from the usual line-up, with CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER at 2.1 (up 0.2 from last year’s tree-lighting) and SNL CHRISTMAS at 2.7, winning its 10PM hour.

CW:  ARROW was flat at 1.2, and SUPERNATURAL was the night’s only loser, down slightly to 0.9.

Tonight, fresh episodes of all the regular shows on all the 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."