May 28, 2013



Remember when The Voice was a big hit?

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon May 27

NBC:  We won’t know until fall if it really means anything–certainly there are fewer people watching TV in general now that the regular season is over–but THE VOICE fell to an all-time performance show low 3.1 last night, down 0.4 from last week.  It’s been doing nothing but drop for weeks now, and the giant question for NBC is whether all those fans will come back in September.  REVOLUTION, on the other hand, was rock steady with a 1.9 as it approached next week’s season finale.

ABC:  The season premiere of THE BACHELORETTE had a 1.9, its lowest premiere ever (down 0.7 from last year, although that was in-season with Dancing With the Stars as a lead-in).  A special 20/20 about the British royal baby had a 1.3.

FOX:  The second episode of THE GOODWIN GAMES held at 0.6, more or less even with the reruns surrounding it.

CBS:  A night of reruns highlighted by 1.2s for MIKE & MOLLY and HAWAII 5-0.

CW:  The movie MEMORIAL DAY had a 0.4.

All the networks except CW have at least one fresh show tonight, including the series finale of BODY OF PROOF on ABC, and the premiere of reality show BROOKLYN DA on CBS.


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."