July 3, 2012



No news is no news.

NBC:  The OLYMPIC TRIALS didn’t get the benefit of a Women’s Track & Field runoff, and came in third for its half-hour with 1.8.  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was the highest rated show of the night (although down slightly from last week) at 2.9, and that was enough to give the Peacock a Monday win.

FOX:  The HELL’S KITCHEN/MASTERCHEF combo continued to be thoroughly consistent, with a 2.4/2.3 that barely varied from last week.

ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE was up 0.2 to 2.5, and won the 8PM-8:30PM half-hour, falling behind when America’s Got Talent began.  THE GLASS HOUSE was up slightly too to 1.2, still nowhere near NBC in its hour.

CBS:  Its reruns were behind the original programming on the other networks all night, with the best number a 1.1 for HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

NBC has new America’s Got Talent and LOVE IN THE WILD tonight, and FOX airs more cooking.

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."