July 24, 2012


The kitchen outrated the boudoir.

ABC:  BACHELOR PAD wasn’t able to capitalize on the strong ratings for Sunday’s Bachelorette finale, premiering with a 1.4 that was way below last year’s 2.2 start.  That didn’t help THE GLASS HOUSE, which matched its 0.8 low.

FOX:  The HELL’S KITCHEN/MASTERCHEF pairing continues to work, with 2.6/2.7 that gave FOX a commanding win for the night.

NBC:  The network’s last pre-Olympics Monday was highlighted by a 2.0 for the season finale of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR.

CBS:  Reruns, sparked by a 1.6 for 2 1/2 MEN.

CW:  More reruns, at 0.3/0.2.

Every network has at least some original programming tonight (all unscripted except THE LA COMPLEX on CW) except CBS, which is all rerun.

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."