August 27, 2013



At this late point in the network summer, it wouldn’t make sense to expect much change from the norm.

ABC:  The move of MISTRESSES to 9PM had only mild effect, as the show climbed 0.1 to 1.0.  That was below the 1.1 for the rerun SHARK TANK that preceded it.

NBC:  With less competition on ABC, the 9-11PM shows showed a bit of improvement, as AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and GET OUT ALIVE each rose 0.2, to a respective 1.7 and 1.3.  But that didn’t help SIBERIA, which could only tie its series low 0.7.

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME was again the night’s (and the week’s) highest rated scripted show on a broadcast network, with a 2.5 (up a tick from last week).  Before that, the sitcom reruns were highlighted by a 1.5 for MIKE & MOLLY.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.7/0.8.

CW:  BREAKING POINTE held at 0.2, tied with the HART OF DIXIE rerun at 8PM.

It’s the usual crew tonight, with something fresh on every network except 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."