July 3, 2013



As people began to find other ways to spend their holiday week, it was a lousy night for network television.

Daily Comparison 2013 Tue Jul 2

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was the highest-rated show of the night with a 2.3 and gave NBC the win, but it was down 0.3 from last week.  OFF THEIR ROCKERS hit a new low 0.8.

CBS:  Nestled between reruns, BIG BROTHER had a 1.8, down 0.4 from last week.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE slipped 0.2 from last week to 1.5.

ABC:  A new low for EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS, down to 1.0 and in 4th place in the 9PM hour.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

Things will only get uglier tonight, as NBC and FOX air reruns of America’s Got Talent and MasterChef due to the holiday, leaving CBS and ABC to offer fragments of new programming.


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."