September 4, 2012


No one watches TV on Labor Day.

NBC:  The post-Olympics scheduling experiment reached its nadir, as STARS EARN STRIPES hit a new low 0.9 in its finale, and GRIMM‘s 1.4 was down 0.2 from last week and just even with its numbers on low-rated Friday last season.  (The network also aired some notably confusing promos last night, making it sound as though Grimm wouldn’t air again until Friday Sept 28, when in fact it still has one more Monday airing next week.)

FOX:  A pair of HOTEL HELL hours easily gave FOX the night with 1.8/1.7, although the 9PM hour was considerably below last week’s 2.4.

ABC:  BACHELOR PAD was up a tick from last week with 1.4, but the CASTLE rerun that followed fell to 0.6.

CBS:  Reruns, highlighted by a 1.8 for THE BIG BANG THEORY.

CW:  THE LA COMPLEX and a rerun AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL were both at 0.3.

Tonight, FOX has more new Gordon Ramsey and NBC airs AMERICA’S GOT TALENT before the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION takes over at 10PM.


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."