December 24, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem


Merry Christmas, CHUCK.
NBC:  With the only original scripted hour of television on the networks last night, and facing nothing but repeats in its timeslot, Chuck‘s present was a 0.1 rise from last week, and the network’s highest rating of the night (albeit a 1.0 that still left it in 2d place for its hour). 

ABC:  Repeat holiday specials were enough to win 8-10PM, and a new 20/20 beat a repeat DATELINE at 10PM (although both were behind a CBS rerun).
CBS:  Repeats of CSI NY and BLUE BLOODS respectively tied and held the lead in their hours.
FOX:  More reruns, no one cared.
CW:  By the network’s and the night’s standards, the 0.5 for the repeat of GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER wasn’t bad.  
On Christmas night, the only new programming will be NBC’s Green Bay vs. Chicago game.

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."