December 28, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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The broadcast networks continue their holiday vacation, with virtually no new programming on the air.
CBS:  The KENNEDY CENTER HONORS are a prestige show that no one watches, and more so this year:  a dismal 1.1 that was down considerably even from last year’s 1.5–and that’s with a 2.1 NCIS rerun lead-in that was by far the highest number of the night.

ABC:  Its reruns won the 9-11PM slots, including a rare time-slot win for the rerun BODY OF PROOF.
FOX:    The night’s highlight was a 1.0 for a NEW GIRL repeat.
NBC:  Couldn’t crack 0.9 for the night.
CW:  Ever hear of a movie called KEITH?  Neither did the rest of America, as the Jesse McCarthy picture did a 0.3.
The parade of reruns continues tonight, aside from a Hilary Duff flick on CW.

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."