July 19, 2012


Another night on broadcast TV with nothing even managing a 2 rating.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE won the night for FOX, even though it was down 10% from last week to a 1.8.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER shared the single biggest number of the night with a 1.9, but that was down a painful 0.8 from last year’s Wednesday premiere.  Reruns filling the rest of the evening had 1.0-1.1 scores.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT fell to a new low 1.9, and the night’s reruns didn’t top 1.1.

ABC:  At least FINAL WITNESS went up for the night, albeit by only 0.1 to 1.2 (enough to win its hour), with MODERN FAMILY reruns providing some 1.4/1.5 muscle in the lead-in hour.

CW:  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL reruns at 0.3.

Tonight the networks air their usual summer Thursday line-ups, with ABC hoping someone notices the finale of DUETS has arrived.

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."