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Sunday, June 30, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/29/13

ABC 
8:00 Zero Hour
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 666 Park Avenue
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Whodunnit? (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Brooklyn DA
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Crossing Lines (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Do No Harm
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/28/13

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do? (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Following (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/27/13

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Motive
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 

Friday, June 28, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 28, Saturday, June 29, & Sunday, June 30

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #65 "Na Ki'i" (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods #52 "Higher Education" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd (SPECIAL)

FOX
8:00 Bones #154 "The Corpse in the Canopy" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Following #5 "The Siege" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Zero Hour #7 "Sync"
9:00 666 Park Avenue #11 "Sins of the Fathers"
10:00 Whodunnit? (REPEAT)

CBS 
8:00 CSI #279 "Pick and Roll" (REPEAT)
9:00 Brooklyn DA
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Crossing Lines #1/2 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
10:00 Do No Harm #3 "Morning, Sunshine"


FOX 
8:00 MLB Baseball: NY Yankees at Baltimore

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

9:00 Whodunnit?
10:00 Castle #90 "Secret Santa" (REPEAT)
 

CBS 
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Under the Dome #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #105 "Days of Wine and Roses" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #314 "Born Psychopath" (REPEAT)

10:00 Crossing Lines #3 "The Terminator"

FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show #75 "When a Man (or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookies" (REPEAT)
7:30 The Simpsons #513 "Penny-Wiseguys" (REPEAT)

8:00 The Simpsons #514 "A Tree Grows in Springfield" (REPEAT)
8:30 Bob's Burgers #18 "Food Truckin'" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #202 "Call Girl" (REPEAT)

9:30 American Dad! #142 "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/25/13

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Betty White's Off Their Rockers (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 26 & Thursday, June 27

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday night has the season premiere of perennial summer series Big Brother on CBS. Against limited competition, it should do fine. Elsewhere, ABC has the series finale of the cancelled How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life). At least I won't have to type that long title anymore.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #91 "The Bachelor" (REPEAT)
8:30 Family Tools #8 "Jack Steps Up"

9:00 Modern Family #78 "Yard Sale" (REPEAT)
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) #13 "How to Be Gifted" (SERIES FINALE)

10:00 The Lookout

CBS
8:00 Big Brother (Season Premiere)
9:00 The American Baking Competition
10:00 Criminal Minds #165 "Through the Looking Glass" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #313 "Legitimate Rape" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago Fire #21 "Retaliation Hit" (REPEAT)
 

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Motive #4 "Against All Odds"
10:00 Rookie Blue #42 "Different, Not Better"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #129 "The Contractual Obligation Implementation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #214 "Grab a Feather and Get in Line" (REPEAT)
9:00 Person of Interest #37 "One Percent" (REPEAT)

10:00 Elementary #19 "Snow Angels" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation #86 "Animal Control" (REPEAT)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #87 "Article Two" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Office #198/199 "A.A.R.M." (REPEAT)

10:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/24/13

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 13.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3 

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Preview
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Goodwin Games
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Anger Management (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Monday night had a stunning result on CBS as Under the Dome had the best summer premiere for a show in six years and the best drama debut for ANY CBS drama since Hawaii Five-0 way back in September 2010. Yes, Dome beat the series premieres of CBS hits like Person of Interest and Elementary. It had a stunning 3.3 demo in a late June premiere and airing against the highly rated Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. This sort of performance could revolutionize scripted TV in the summer if the numbers stay strong in the weeks to come. Elsewhere, The Bachelorette benefited from no competition from The Voice as it was up 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season high. At 10pm, Mistresses was down two tenths in viewers and the demo for a series low. 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/23/13

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Whodunnit?
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Crossing Lines
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Sunday night had two new series on ABC and NBC. The reality show Whodunnit? on ABC was slightly more successful but it still had a fairly anemic 1.3 demo debut. Still for a summer reality show, this is acceptable enough if it can stay here. It also matched its lead-in, a new episode of Celebrity Wife Swap. The NBC debut of French drama Crossing Lines was actually on par with Whodunnit? in total viewers but it had a terrible 0.7 demo for its two hour premiere.

PILOT REVIEW: Under the Dome

UNDER THE DOME












Starring: Mike Vogel, Rachelle LeFevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, with Jeff Fahey, and Dean Norris

Based on the Book by Stephen King, Developed by Brian K. Vaughan
Teleplay by Brian K. Vaughan, Directed by Niels Arden Oplev

Under the Dome is a new sci-fi/mystery series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The small town of Chester's Mill is rocked when a mysterious occurrence happens that basically puts the entire town in a bubble that no one can enter or exit through thanks to an invisible wall. The lead characters are the many who are trapped inside Chester's Mill including the veteran police chief "Duke" (Jeff Fahey), a councilman (Dean Norris), and a mysterious outsider (Mike Vogel) who was seemingly trying to escape before the dome hit.

THE GOOD: This was a captivating pilot with a premise that is unlike anything else on TV. The characters were set up with enough mystery and intrigue before the big event happened. I thought the pilot moved quite well which is especially good considering how easily this series could have gotten bogged down in exposition. The show seemed to be able to leave enough things hanging without being frustrating to viewers so far. Most of the actors are good and I'm thrilled to see two stars from the short-lived but excellent Detroit 1-8-7 in this cast.

THE BAD: This is one of those shows that had a really strong pilot but I worry for future weeks that it will become murky and complicated. I hope the writers can avoid that because it was set up well for success. While I liked most of the actors, I though Alexander Koch was weak which is troubling since his character seems to be integral to the story and mystery.

BOTTOM LINE: This is a great start to a show and a very ambitious summer offering from a network that doesn't usually do scripted shows in the summer. I hope they can keep the mystery rolling without leaving too many dangling plotlines and without getting overly complicated in the mythology. For now though, it has sucked me in and I will definitely be returning to the dome next Monday.

Monday, June 24, 2013

PILOT REVIEW: Crossing Lines

CROSSING LINES










Starring: William Fichtner, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly, Richard Flood, with Genevieve O'Reilly, and Donald Sutherland

Created by Edward Allen Bernero
Written by Edward Allen Bernero, Directed by Daniel Percival

Crossing Lines is a new European drama being broadcast on NBC this summer. It centers on a special crime unit from the International Criminal Court as they attempt to solve murders that involve multiple countries. At the head of the unit is Major Louis Daniel (Marc Lavoine), with the backing of veteran Michel Dorn (Donald Sutherland). Daniel recruits a team of crime solvers including a drug-addicted but brilliant ex-NYPD officer Carl Hickman (William Fichtner). In the two hour series premiere, they attempt to find a man who is murdering women in different countries and essentially erasing their identities.

THE GOOD: The thing that sets this show apart from being a by-the-numbers crime procedural is the international setting. The European setting gives it a feel of escapism and freshness that would probably otherwise not be there. The cast is solid and it's great they were able to get Donald Sutherland. Although playing basically the same type of character Kevin Bacon played in The Following, William Fichtner is solid as the tortured hero. The case in the pilot was interesting and it didn't feel like two hours. A twist at the end was daring for a procedural.

THE BAD: Even with the international feel, there were plenty of crime procedural cliches. The entire team filling in the details of Hickman's life and the way they all described the case felt a lot like the worst parts of Criminal Minds. They also did another very Criminal Minds-like interrogation of a witness where he was placed back in the crime scene. They never work on Minds that well and it didn't work here. It's easy to see that these shows were by the same creator. I like both shows but the flaws of Minds were present here too.

BOTTOM LINE: This is a solid summer entry by NBC and actually probably could have been a good option during the season. The international setting is really what makes this show but the characters and acting are good too. I actually may watch more episodes which is rare for me for a summer show.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25

MONDAY
Monday has the series premiere of CBS' hyped Stephen King drama Under the Dome. CBS doesn't usually tout scripted series in the summer but this has gotten a lot of attention and might see a better debut than most summer dramas as there is also limited competition. Elsewhere, The Bachelorette could rise with no more competition from The Voice.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #4 "A Kiss is Just a Kiss?"

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #170 "The Over-Correction" (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls #20 "And the Drug Money" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Big Bang Theory #117 "The Extract Obliteration" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Big Bang Theory #118 "The Habitation Configuration" (REPEAT)

10:00 Under the Dome #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6: Chicago at Boston

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #50 "What Up, Bro?" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goodwin Games #6 "Happy Hour"
9:00 New Girl #30 "Halloween" (REPEAT)
9:30 Anger Management #22 "Charlie Gets Lindsay Lohan Into Trouble" (REPEAT)


TUESDAY
ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight  Loss
10:00 Body of Proof #30 "Abducted" Part 1 (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #230 "Chasing Ghosts" (REPEAT) 
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #88 "Lokhay" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #36 "Dead Reckoning" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Betty White's Off Their Rockers (REPEAT)
8:30 Betty White's Off Their Rockers

9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

RATINGS RECAP: 6/22/13

ABC
8:00 Zero Hour
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 666 Park Avenue
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Brooklyn DA
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

RATINGS RECAP: 6/21/13

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Following (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/20/13

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 NBA Finals Game 7
Viewers: 26.3 million, 18-49 demo: 10.6

CBS 
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

Friday, June 21, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22, & Sunday, June 23

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #64 "Pa'ani" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #51 "Nightmares" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams

FOX
8:00 Bones #155 "The Twist in the Plot" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Following #4 "Mad Love" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Zero Hour #6 "Weight"
9:00 666 Park Avenue #10 "The Comfort of Death"
10:00 20/20 Saturday

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #62 "Partners" (REPEAT)
9:00 Brooklyn DA

10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5: Boston at Chicago

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball: Boston at Detroit

SUNDAY
Sunday night has the series premiere of new ABC reality show Whodunnit? I think this will be a little-seen summer option for them. NBC has a two hour premiere of the new French drama Crossing Lines. We don't often get French shows so it will be interesting to see how it fares. Look for a pilot review either Sunday night or on Monday.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

9:00 Whodunnit? (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Castle #89 "After Hours" (REPEAT)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Elementary #18 "Deja Vu All Over Again" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Good Wife #86 "Death of a Client" (REPEAT)

10:00 The Mentalist #103 "Black Cherry" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 Crossing Lines (SERIES PREMIERE)


FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show #76 "Brownsized" (REPEAT)
7:30 American Dad! #139 "Adventures in Hayleysitting" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #512 "Gone Abie Gone" (REPEAT)
8:30 Bob's Burgers #17 "Burgerboss" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #200 "Valentine's Day in Quahog" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #140 "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/19/13 & 6/26/13

6/19/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Family Tools
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 The Lookout
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC 
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

FOX
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0 

6/26/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Family Tools
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Lookout
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 The American Baking Competition
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/18/13

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 NBA Finals Game 6
Viewers: 20.7 million, 18-49 demo: 8.5

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 15.6 million, 18-49 demo: 4.4

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Tuesday night saw the NBA Finals dominate but the finale of The Voice held its own against the competition. First on NBC, America's Got Talent was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo from last week when it aired at 9pm. The season four finale of The Voice was up a big 4.9 million viewers and 1.5 demo points. The demo was down from the fall finale but the total viewers were the best ever for a finale. The franchise will be back in just a few months with its original four coaches back. Finally, So You Think You Can Dance wilted against the competition as it fell three tenths in the demo to a low 1.4.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, June 20

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #90 "The Name" (REPEAT)
8:30 Family Tools #7 "The Big Event"

9:00 Modern Family #77 "Open House of Horrors" (REPEAT)
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) #12 "How to Help the Needy" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Lookout


CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
9:00 Criminal Minds #163 "The Silencer" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #284 "Dead Air" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Boston at Chicago

FOX
8:00 MasterChef

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals Game 7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #128 "The Monster Isolation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #213 "Welcome to Alancrest" (REPEAT)
9:00 Person of Interest #34 "2pR" (REPEAT)
10:00 Elementary #18 "Deja Vu All Over Again" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation #84 "Bailout" (REPEAT)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #85 "Partridge" (REPEAT)

9:00 The Office #197 "Livin' the Dream" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hannibal #13 "Savoureux" (Season Finale)

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/17/13

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.7 million, 18-49 demo: 3.7
10:00 The Winner Is...
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 

FOX 
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 The Goodwin Games
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 Anger Management (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5 

On Monday night, NBC aired the final performance night of The Voice and it was up eight tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo for its best numbers since May 13. At 10pm, week two of The Winner Is... built in a tenth in the demo from its premiere last week. However, it has to fly on its own from now on. Over on ABC, The Bachelorette was down a tenth in the demo. It will not have to face The Voice next week so it'll be interesting to see if it can grow. At 10pm, Mistresses was back down to the 1.2 demo it premiered with two weeks ago after a small jump last week. 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/16/13

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
7:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 NBA Finals Game 5
Viewers: 16.3 million, 18-49 demo: 6.3

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 The American Baking Competition (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 US Open Overrun
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 2013 Miss USA Competition
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX 
7:00 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 17 & Tuesday, June 18

Monday and Tuesday have the two night finale of The Voice but the second night goes up against Game 6 of the NBA Finals which could see the San Antonio Spurs win it all. That might depress finale numbers a little bit. Elsewhere, it's more of the same in the slow summer months.

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #3 "Breaking and Entering"

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #169 "Lobster Crawl" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mike & Molly #38 "Joyce's Choices" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #27 "And the Hold-Up" (REPEAT)

9:30 Mike & Molly #58 "Fish for Breakfast" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #63 "Kekoa" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Winner Is...

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #49 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goodwin Games #5 "The Birds of Granby"

9:00 New Girl #36 "Cabin" (REPEAT)
9:30 Anger Management #19 "Charlie is an Expert Witness" (REPEAT)


TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals Game 6: San Antonio at Miami

CBS
8:00 NCIS #229 "Squall" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #87 "History" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #34 "2pR" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Voice (Season Finale)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

RATINGS RECAP: 6/15/13

ABC 
8:00 Zero Hour
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Zero Hour
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Mistresses (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/14/13

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Following (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/13/13

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 NBA Finals Game 4
Viewers: 16.2 million, 18-49 demo: 6.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Save Me (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:30 Save Me
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

Friday, June 14, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, & Sunday, June 16

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #61 "Hawa I Wa'La" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #49 "Risk and Reward" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams

FOX
8:00 Bones #153 "The Archaeologist in the Cocoon" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Following #3 "The Poet's Fire" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Zero Hour #4 "Chain"
9:00 Zero Hour #5 "Suspension"
10:00 Mistresses #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 The Mentalist #104 "Panama Red" (REPEAT)
9:00 Blue Bloods #50 "Greener Grass" (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Chicago Fire #20 "Ambition" (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #312 "Undercover Blue" (REPEAT)
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball: NY Yankees at LA Angels

SUNDAY

ABC 
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
7:30 NBA Countdown
8:00 NBA Finals Game 5

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Elementary #17 "Possibility Two" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Good Wife #82 "Red Team/Blue Team" (REPEAT)
10:00 The Mentalist #99 "Red Dawn" (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 US Open Overrun
7:30 Betty White's Off Their Rockers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Voice (REPEAT)
9:00 2013 Miss USA Competition (SPECIAL)


FOX 
7:00 The Cleveland Show #74 "Here Comes the Bribe" (REPEAT)
7:30 American Dad! #138 "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #511 "Adventures in Baby-Getting" (REPEAT)

8:30 Bob's Burgers #16 "Synchronized Swimming" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #199 "The Giggity Wife" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #201 "Chris Cross" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/12/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Family Tools
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Lookout
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5

FOX 
8:00 MasterChef
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/11/13

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 NBA Finals Game 3
Viewers: 14.0 million, 18-49 demo: 5.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Brooklyn DA
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0 

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

Tuesday night had ABC dominating with the NBA Finals Game 3. Though it is down from last year, each game has been pretty steady. NBC held up fairly well against the competition though as The Voice was down two tenths in viewers and the demo while America's Got Talent was actually up three tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. It built on its lead-in despite having to face the actual game. Finally, Brooklyn DA was down a tenth for CBS while So You Think You Can Dance was even for FOX.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 13

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #89 "Wheel of Pain" (REPEAT)
8:30 Family Tools #6 "Role Model"

9:00 Modern Family #76 "The Butler's Escape" (REPEAT)
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) #11 "How to Not Waste Money"
10:00 The Lookout

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
9:00 Criminal Minds #181 "Pay it Forward" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #283 "Risky Business Class" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Boston at Chicago

FOX
8:00 MasterChef

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals Game 4: Miami at San Antonio

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #127 "The Tangible Affection Proof" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #212 "Give Santa a Tail-Hole" (REPEAT)
9:00 Person of Interest #33 "Shadow Box" (REPEAT)
10:00 Elementary #16 "Details" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Save Me #3 "WWJD" (REPEAT)
8:30 Save Me #7 "Holier Than Thou" (SERIES FINALE)
9:00 The Office #196 "Paper Airplane" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #82 "Leslie and Ben" (REPEAT)

10:00 Hannibal #12 "Releves"

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/10/13

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
10:00 The Winner Is...
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8 

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Goodwin Games
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Anger Management
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

On Monday night, NBC was on top as usual as The Voice was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, the series premiere of The Winner Is... posted decent numbers and its retention out of The Voice was not much worse than Revolution. However, it's likely to fall apart when The Voice ends next week. On ABC, The Bachelorette was up a tenth in the demo. It will probably rise in the ratings when The Voice ends. At 10pm, week two of Mistresses was actually up two tenths in the demo from its premiere which is a good sign that it will be a decent player this summer. Finally on FOX, The Goodwin Games was down a tenth in the demo while Anger Management was even.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/9/13

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 NBA Finals Game 2
Viewers: 14.6 million, 18-49 demo: 5.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Tony Awards
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
7:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3 

Monday, June 10, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11

MONDAY
Monday night has the series premiere of new game show/singing competition The Winner Is hosted by Nick Lachey. It gets the slot after The Voice and appeals to the same audience but I don't think the numbers will be very good. Elsewhere, ABC has week two of Mistresses after The Bachelorette and FOX has new episodes of The Goodwin Games and Anger Management.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #2 "The Morning After"

CBS 
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #168 "Twelve Horny Women" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mike & Molly #37 "Victoria Can't Drive" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #45 "And the Worst Selfie Ever" (REPEAT)
9:30 Mike & Molly #56 "Mike Takes a Test" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #59 "Kapu" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Winner Is (SERIES PREMIERE)

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #47 "Throw Maw Maw from the House" Part 2 (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goodwin Games #4 "The Hamletta"
9:00 New Girl #34 "Bathtub" (REPEAT)
9:30 Anger Management #33 "Charlie and the Secret Gigolo"


TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (SPECIAL)
8:30 NBA Countdown
9:00 NBA Finals Game 3: Miami at San Antonio

CBS
8:00 NCIS #218 "Gone" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #84 "Paper Soldiers" (REPEAT)
10:00 Brooklyn DA


NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Sunday, June 9, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/8/13

ABC 
8:00 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
8:30 IndyCar Racing
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 NHL Hockey Playoffs
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/7/13

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 The Following (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

RATINGS RECAP: 6/6/13

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 NBA Finals Game 1
Viewers: 14.2 million, 18-49 demo: 5.7

CBS 
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
8:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Save Me
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Save Me
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

Friday, June 7, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, & Sunday, June 9

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #58 "Kahu" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #48 "Scorched Earth" (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams

FOX
8:00 Bones #149 "The Bod in the Pod" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Following #2 "Chapter Two" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #17 "Adrenaline" (REPEAT)
8:30 IndyCar Racing

CBS
8:00 CSI #274 "Karma to Burn" (REPEAT)
9:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball: LA Angels at Boston

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night (SPECIAL)
7:30 NBA Countdown
8:00 NBA Finals Game 2: San Antonio at Miami

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 67th Annual Tony Awards (SPECIAL)

NBC
7:00 The Voice (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)


FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show #77 "Pins, Spins, and Fins! (Shark Story Cut for Time) (REPEAT)
7:30 American Dad! #137 "American Stepdad" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #522 "Gorgeous Grampa" (REPEAT)
8:30 Bob's Burgers #15 "Bob Day Afternoon" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #197 "Space Cadet" (REPEAT)
9:30 Family Guy #198 "Brian's Play" (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/5/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Family Tools
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Lookout
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1 

RATINGS RECAP: 6/4/13

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Body of Proof (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS 
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Brooklyn DAViewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1 

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

On Tuesday night, it was all about NBC. The Voice moved to 8pm and was up half a million viewers but down a tenth in the demo from last week. The season premiere of America's Got Talent followed at 9pm and held the demo from The Voice to a very solid 3.1 demo over the two hour premiere. Over on ABC, Extreme Weight  Loss was down two tenths in the demo from its weak season premiere last week. Brooklyn DA was down a rough three tenths in the demo from its poor debut last week for CBS. Finally on FOX, So You Think You Can Dance was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo as it may have been negatively impacted by the reality combo on NBC.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #88 "Winners and Losers" (REPEAT)
8:30 Family Tools #5 "Waiting for Mrs. Bichette"
9:00 Modern Family #90 "The Wow Factor" (REPEAT)
9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) #10 "How to Have a Play Date"
10:00 The Lookout

CBS
8:00 The American Baking Competition
9:00 Criminal Minds #179 "The Gathering" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #282 "Strip Maul" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #311 "Funny Valentine" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago Fire #19 "A Coffin That Small" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 MasterChef

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night (SPECIAL)
8:30 NBA Countdown (SPECIAL)
9:00 NBA Finals Game 1

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #126 "The Spoiler Alert Segmentation" (REPEAT)
8:30 Two and a Half Men #211 "One Nut Johnson" (REPEAT)
9:00 Person of Interest #32 "C.O.D." (REPEAT)
10:00 Elementary #15 "A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Save Me #5 "Whatever the Weather"
8:30 Save Me #6 "Heavenly Hostess"
9:00 The Office #195 "Stairmageddon" (REPEAT)
9:30 Parks and Recreation #79 "Women in Garbage" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hannibal #11 "Roti"

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Does Someone Have to Go?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/3/13

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Rules of Engagement (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
10:00 Revolution
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0 

FOX 
8:00 Raising Hope (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Goodwin Games
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Anger Management
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

Monday night had the series premiere of Mistresses on ABC and the season finale of Revolution on ABC. First up with ABC, The Bachelorette was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's weak premiere. Is it being this negatively affected by The Voice or is the franchise tiring? Mistresses had a pretty weak premiere at 10pm as it doesn't look like a real solid option for ABC. On NBC, The Voice was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while the season finale of Revolution was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo for its best number since May 6. It will head to Wednesdays at 8pm in the fall which will be a tough slot. Finally on FOX, The Goodwin Games was up a tenth in the demo while a special airing of FX's Anger Management was only up a tenth from last week's repeat of The Mindy Project.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/2/13

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 The Bachelorette (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Motive (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes 
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 The American Baking Competition (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 The Good Wife (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Women's Concert for Change: Live from London
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
7:00 The Cleveland Show (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8 

Monday, June 3, 2013

PILOT REVIEW: Mistresses

MISTRESSES













Starring: Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes McCallan, Brett Tucker, Jason George, Erik Stocklin

Developed for American television by KJ Steinberg
Teleplay by KJ Steinberg, Directed by Cherie Nowlan

Mistresses is a soap opera based on a British series of the same name. The show centers on four female friends (Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, and Jes McCallan) involved in extramarital and scandalous affairs. All the women are at varying levels of success and happiness in their own lives but have each other to cry to and share secrets with. Rounding out the main cast are three men in their lives (Brett Tucker, Jason George, and Erik Stocklin).

THE GOOD: There are some good performances here. I like Alyssa Milano in pretty much anything back to Who's the Boss? and she is solid again here. The show is actually less steamy than it may have led you to believe (more on that later). The storylines are interesting for the most part, particularly Yunjin Kim's potential affair with the son of her former and now dead lover (which was also an affair). That storyline has the most intrigue and mystery and potential danger in my eyes.

THE BAD: This show's promos were actually pretty misleading. The pilot was bookended with some very steamy scenes but in-between it was a soapy melodrama and that appears to be more of what it's going to be. The truth is that while there are decent performances, there's not enough to save it from being just another ABC soap. In recent years, we have seen soaps turned on their heads by adding in revenge elements (Revenge) or political elements (Scandal) but this just doesn't bring anything new to the table. Maybe the hook is the adultery? But that happens pretty much every week on Scandal anyway and that show is a lot more involved. It's all gloss and no substance in this show.


BOTTOM LINE: While not my cup of tea at all, I can see why this is a summer show on ABC because it fits the network's brand and the feel of a summer show quite well. The problem is that there just isn't much to it yet it seems like it wants to be taken seriously. It might have been better if it had simply been a steamy show or a more carefully constructed relationship drama but instead it's a slightly awkward hybrid. And Alyssa Milano still needs to find a show with more substance.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4

Monday night has the series premiere of Mistresses on ABC. The steamy Alyssa Milano drama has been heavily advertised and seems to be a good fit with The Bachelorette. But still, getting scripted series off the ground in the summer can be tough. I think it'll have a decent premiere but the next couple weeks might be tougher. Elsewhere, NBC has the season finale of Revolution after The Voice. It will be interesting to see if it can rise for the season finale and end on a good note. Finally, FOX has a special first-run airing of Charlie Sheen's FX series Anger Management. It will air a new episode or repeat at 9:30pm every Monday.

Tuesday night has the season premiere of America's Got Talent airing after the results of The Voice. The always popular summer series should make an impression but be lower than past premieres that happened in May. It will probably negatively affect Extreme Weight Loss and So You Think You Can Dance.

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #167 "The Stamp Tramp" (REPEAT)
8:30 Rules of Engagement #90 "Cats & Dogs" (REPEAT)
9:00 2 Broke Girls #43 "And the Temporary Distraction" (REPEAT)

9:30 Mike & Molly #54 "Thanksgiving is Cancelled" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 #56 "Ha'awe Make Loa" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Revolution #20 "The Dark Tower" (Season Finale)

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope #46 "Throw Maw Maw from the House" Part 1 (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goodwin Games #3 "Small Town"
9:00 New Girl #33 "Eggs" (REPEAT)
9:30 Anger Management #31 "Charlie & His New Therapist"

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Body of Proof #33 "Mob Mentality" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #227 "Prime Suspect" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #81 "The Gold Standard" (REPEAT)

10:00 Brooklyn DA
 

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 America's Got Talent (Season Premiere)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Sunday, June 2, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 6/1/13

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Motive (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Castle (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Finals
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

RATINGS RECAP: 5/31/13

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Following (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

RATINGS RECAP: 5/30/13

ABC
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Motive
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
8:30 Mike & Molly
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 Save Me
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Save Me
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Office (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:30 Parks and Recreation (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:30 Does Someone Have to Go?
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

There was a lot of new programming on Thursday night. On CBS, the delayed season finale of Mike & Molly with a tornado storyline. It posted a series low but it was a special time in the summer so that's nothing to stress over. The show doesn't have a timeslot for fall but will probably be the first sub in if/when one of CBS' four new sitcoms fails. Over on ABC, Wipeout and Rookie Blue were even in the demo while Motive was down a tenth. The total viewer numbers for Motive and Rookie are respectable for the summer. On NBC, Save Me was down a tenth from its very low premiere last week while the just-renewed Hannibal was even in the demo at a low 1.0. NBC is going to have to try to re-launch this show next spring. Finally on FOX, Hell's Kitchen was down a tenth in the demo while week two of Does Someone Have to Go? was down a troubling three tenths in the demo. This show is a pretty poor option for FOX. A Hell's Kitchen repeat would probably do better.