March 23, 2013



NCAA Basketball didn’t change much for the other networks.

ABC:  The night’s winner, but none of its shows were higher than 1.6.  That number belonged to the season finale of LAST MAN STANDING (up 0.2 from last week) and 20/20 (ditto).  The season finale of MALIBU COUNTRY (up 0.3) and a rerun SHARK TANK tied with 1.4.

NBC:  FASHION STAR and GRIMM were both even at 0.7 and 1.4, then ROCK CENTER was up 0.3 to 0.9.

FOX:  KITCHEN NIGHTMARES rerun topped the night with 0.9, above a new episode of TOUCH with 0.7 (up 0.1).

CW:  A rerun of the JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY doubled the new episode of CULT, 0.4 to 0.2.

CBS:  Preliminary numbers have the night’s NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT at 1.0, seriously down from last year’s 2.2.  However, we won’t know until final numbers are released if things were really that dire.

Basketball continues tonight, and otherwise the only original programming is the usual Saturday assortment of reality shows.

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."