June 27, 2012


Talent and cooking, cooking and talent–what network audiences want this summer.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was the dominant show of the evening with a 3.2.  The rest of the schedule was below a 2 (1.9 for more US OLYMPIC TRIALS, 1.6 for LOVE IN THE WILD), but it was enough for a tie to win the night.

FOX:  The duo of HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTER CHEF locked in at 2.2, giving it the tie with NBC.

ABC:  A woebegone night of reruns, dropped into deep water by the 0.6 for another run of EXTREME MAKEOVER:  WEIGHT LOSS EDITION.

CBS:  The best the network could do was 1.1 for a NCIS rerun.

CW:  Another 0.2/0.1 night, even though THE CATALINA aired a new episode.

ABC adds another reality show to the summer stock tonight with FINAL WITNESS at 10PM.  NBC continues with Olympic Trials and America’s Got Talent, FOX has SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and CBS takes DOGS IN THE CITY for another walk.

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."