July 17, 2012


Cooking is king.

FOX:  The Gordon Ramsey duo of HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF easily took the night with 2.6s, each up a tick from last week.

ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE isn’t winning any fans, dropping 0.3 to 2.2.  THE GLASS HOUSE continues to draw people throwing stones (and only those people) with a 1.0.

NBC:  FEAR FACTOR edged up to 1.5, still in 3rd place for its hour.  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR had a 0.3 bump to 1.7, and everyone changed the channel at 10PM, when a GRIMM rerun fell to 0.8.

CBS:  The usual slate of reruns was consistent, with everything drawing a 1.1-1.2.

CW:  2 airings of a BATMOBILE tie-in special had twin 0.4s before a REMODELED rerun dropped to 0.2.

Tonight, everyone has new programming except CBS, and for the handful who care, new episodes of THE LA COMPLEX return to CW.

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."