April 11, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Salem

>Last network standing: would you believe NBC?

NBC: Not only did the network tie for the lead on the night, but all 3 of its shows were up. THE VOICE's results hour was the highest rated show of the evening, and, BIGGEST LOSER had its 2d highest rating in 6 weeks, and FASHION STAR hit a new high).

FOX: The network bid a not-so-fond farewell to its 4-sitcom Tuesday. However, GLEE hit a new series low of 2.7, improving the hour but not the show's prospects. With better lead-ins, NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE were both up.

ABC: It's getting a little odd that LAST MAN STANDING is considered a sure thing for renewal and COUGAR TOWN a dead show walking, when LAST MAN's new series low of 1.7 was only 0.2 higher than Cougar. The DANCING WITH THE STARS results hour was sharply down without a DANCING recap lead-in, but BODY OF PROOF was up a bit to a 1.9.

CBS: A thoroughly bad night, with the whole schedule on a road to season lows.

CW: A repeat 90210 did nothing to boost the season (or more) finale of RINGER, flat at 0.5.

Tonight's premiere is ABC's DON'T TRUST THE B– IN APT 23, followed by a REVENGE recap hour. The other networks feature new episodes of regular shows.

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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."