November 20, 2012


Revolution stops the bleeding.

NBC:  On a night when THE VOICE had its worst Monday of the season by far, plunging 0.7 to a relatively mortal 3.7, REVOLUTION held even at last week’s series low 2.6 (at least in preliminary numbers).  Creatively, Revolution was less promising, with an hour that had our heroes wandering through tunnels when they weren’t having unconvincing hallucinations, occasionally scored–for financial reasons only–with Led Zeppelin songs that had nothing to do with the story.

CBS:  A repeat 2 1/2 MEN seemed to give a small lift to the 8PM hour, with a 2.1 instead of PARTNERS‘ most recent 1.8, but the network’s San Francisco affiliate simulcast the ESPN coverage of last night’s 49ers game, so that number may be inflated.  The rest of the line-up was within 0.2 of the previous week.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS was up 0.2 to 2.3, andCASTLErose 0.1 to 2.0.

FOX:  BONES and THE MOB DOCTOR were both up 0.1, to 2.0 and 0.9 respectively.

CW:  90210 shed whatever magic dust it had last week and fell back to a 0.4.  That helped push GOSSIP GIRL back to 0.3.

New episodes of all regular series tonight, while on cable, USA airs the season finale of its drastically improved COVERT AFFAIRS.

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."