July 12, 2012


An ugly night all around.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has come crashing down this week, and last night hit a season low 1.9.  None of this will matter in 2 weeks when the Olympics start, of course, but the show may need some rejuvenation next season.  The rest of NBC’s night was reruns, nothing above a 1.2.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE also had a 1.9 (down 0.2 from last week), but since it was the only show on FOX last night, that gave the network the win, for what it was worth.

CBS:  DOGS IN THE CITY ended its run by tying its series low 0.9.  That was below the 1.1s CBS scored with reruns the rest of the evening.

ABC:  FINAL WITNESS continues to go nowhere with a 1.1, below the 1.4s for rerun MODERN FAMILY episodes earlier in the evening.

CW:  Twin 0.3s for AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL reruns.

The major TV event tonight is the return of BIG BROTHER on CBS, which airs against the finale of FOX’s THE CHOICE.  The rest of the network line-ups feature regular summer 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."