July 25, 2012


Don’t trust ABC with your life.

ABC:  The network’s semi-improvised comedy TRUST US WITH YOUR LIFE plummeted even from its awful premiere numbers, scoring 0.6 in both of its half-hours–that was below the sitcom reruns that ran in the 8PM hour.  NY MED was also down, although less steeply, to 1.1.

FOX:  Cooking reigns supreme, with twin 2.6s for HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF that gave FOX the nightly win.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT held even with FOX with 2.6 from 8-10PM, but LOVE IN THE WILD‘s 1.3 (which did however win the 10PM hour) lost the night for the Peacock.

CBS:  Reruns, all at 1.1

CW:  THE LA COMPLEX, which really isn’t a bad little show, fell to an abysmal 0.2 with an original episode, watched by fewer than 400,000 people in total.  That made the 0.3 for a HART OF DIXIE rerun look good by comparison.

Tonight NBC bookends America’s Got Talent with 2 new specials:  WORLD’S BEST COMMERCIALS and JIMMY FALLON’S PRIMETIME MUSIC SPECIAL.  BIG BROTHER, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and FINAL WITNESS are the new offerings on the other networks.


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."