August 15, 2013



A troublesomely low night for NBC.

Daily Comparison 2013 Wed Aug 14 three way

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT took a sizable 0.4 hit last night, down to a season low 2.1.  That wasn’t good for CAMP, which tied its 1.0 low.  As to Camp, although one might think the show would skew much younger than reruns of SVU–and it does–its 18-49 rating is coming in below last year’s SVU runs in the 10PM slot.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF took the night with a 2.2, steady with last week.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER fell 0.2 to 2.0, although that was still more than enough to win the 8PM slot against reruns on all the other networks.  The network’s own reruns rounded out the night with 1.1s.

ABC:  After reruns in the 0.8-1.0 range, THE LOOKOUT tied last week’s 0.9.

CW:  Reruns at 0.4/0.3.

The regular full Thursday of fresh programming is on ABC tonight, with an hour each offered by NBC and CBS.


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."