December 20, 2012



Chicago Fire, not for the first time, responds well when it doesn’t face off directly with CSI.

NBC:  After the MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT‘s 1.8 (up slightly from last year), CHICAGO FIRE hit a 1.9, up half a point from last week.

FOX:  THE X FACTOR was flat at 2.7.

CBS:  A RASCAL FLATTS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL only scraped to 0.9, followed by 1.4/1.1 for 2 hours of procedural reruns.

ABC:  The KATIE COURIC 20/20 SPECIAL had a 1.6, after 90 minutes of sitcom reruns highlighted by MODERN FAMILY‘s 1.8.

CW:  The holiday movie NOEL only found 0.3 worth of viewers.

Tonight is all reruns aside from CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS on CBS and a holiday special featuring White House family reminiscences on NBC.

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."