December 1, 2012


Good news for ABC’s sitcoms.

ABC:  LAST MAN STANDING and MALIBU COUNTRY, newly gifted with 5-episode backorders, justified their continued life by rising to 1.6/1.5, a tick or two up from recent weeks.  A rerun SHARK TANK and a new 20/20 won their hours with 1.6 and 1.7, respectively.

CBS:  UNDERCOVER BOSS held steady at 1.8, winning the 8PM hour and providing the highest rating of the night.  CSI NY and BLUE BLOODS both had 1.5s, which was a slight increase for CSI and a hold for Bloods.

NBC:  0.9 and 0.6 reruns in the night’s first 2 hours didn’t help DEADLINE, in third place at 10PM with 1.1 and down a bit for the week.

FOX:  The PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME had an unimpressive 1.1 in early numbers, although since by definition the game featured 2 west coast teams, that rating may come up significantly when final figures are in.

CW:  NIKITA responded well to its move to 8PM, with a season high 0.4.  The ARROW rerun that followed did a 0.3.

Tonight, the last Saturday night pre-bowl college football games air on ABC and FOX, while NBC digs out the season’s first run of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and CBS continues to burn off episodes of MADE IN JERSEY.

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."