November 12, 2011



The small fluttering bit of NBC’s fall that was still breathing may have started to die last night.
NBCGRIMM didn’t win its timeslot last night, after another 15% drop.  On Friday night, a 1.5 is still a decent number (good enough for 2d place in the 9PM hour last night), but the show’s momentum is clearly moving the wrong way, and the network will be hard-pressed to justify calling the show a “hit”–not that that’s likely to stop them.  CHUCK continued its creep to the TV graveyard 

CBSA GIFTED MAN‘s 1.2 was on par with its season track record and good enough for 2d place in its timeslot, but the network will have to decide very soon whether that’s good enough to survive.  BLUE BLOODS took a hit at 10PM, possibly because of a promotable 20/20 on ABC.
FOXFRINGE hit a series low 1.1, and that’s low indeed.  The series has a full season order, so it’ll have plenty of time to see how Grimm plays out before there’s any need to panic.  KITCHEN NIGHTMARES had an easy win at 8PM.
ABCEXTREME MAKEOVER was nowhere to be found at 8PM (just 0.2 above Nikita on the CW), but the 10PM 20/20 was way up over last week.
CW:  Both NIKITA and SUPERNATURAL were within the 0.6-0.8 CW norm.

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."