August 28, 2012


Nobody is earning any stripes at NBC.

NBC:  STARS EARN STRIPES is now a full-fledged disaster, falling to 0.9 in its 3rd week.  GRIMM fell a bit as well to 1.6 against reruns, which isn’t much better than the show had been doing when it aired against original competition on low-rated Fridays.

FOX:  The network’s Gordon Ramsay doubleheader easily took the night, with a 2.3 for HOTEL HELL and a terrific 3.0 for HELL’S KITCHEN.

ABC:  BACHELOR PAD was even at 1.3, followed by a low-rated CASTLE repeat at 10PM.

CBS:  Reruns, with the 8-10PM sitcoms at 1.5-2.1, followed by a 1.1 for HAWAII 5-0.

CW:  THE LA COMPLEX moved to Mondays and at least it didn’t lose any of its meager audience, holding at 0.3.

Tonight all the networks that program at 10PM will air the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION in that hour, preceded by a new AMERICA’S GOT TALENT on NBC and MASTERCHEF on FOX.

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."