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Thursday, July 31, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/30/14

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Extant
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

RATINGS RECAP: 7/29/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

FOX
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 30 & Thursday, July 31

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #100 "The 100th" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #17 "Lame Gretzky" (REPEAT)

9:00 Modern Family #111 "The Feud" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #106 "Sleepless in Orson" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #23 "Nobody Lives Forever"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #200 "200" (REPEAT)
10:00 Extant #4 "Shelter"

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #6 "Love Hurts"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY
Thursday night has the series premiere of ABC's new reality show The Quest. It was originally slated for January but kept getting back and I think that's a sign that ABC doesn't have much hope for it.

ABC 
8:00 The Quest (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 Rookie Blue #62 "Fragments"
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #147 "The Hesitation Ramification" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #18 "Walk-n-Wave" (REPEAT)

9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Elementary #29 "Ancient History" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night (REPEAT)
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #4 "Get a Job"

9:30 Working the Engels #4 "Picture Night"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX 
8:00 Sleepy Hollow #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
9:00 Gang Related #11 "La Luz Verde"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/28/14

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6 

On Monday night, NBC got an OK start out of the new Running Wild with Bear Grylls. For a late July premiere, this was not bad. A new lead-in helped American Ninja Warrior. It was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo for a season high. Over on ABC, The Bachelorette finale was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It didn't have as big a spike as usual and was down a lot from last year's finale. As usual, the "After the Final Rose" special did well - even better than the finale. On CBS, Under the Dome was down a tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on FOX, Masterchef was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Hotel Hell was up a tenths in viewers and the demo from last week's season premiere.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/27/14

ABC 
7:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes 
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Reckless
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/26/14

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 UFC Saturday Night
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

RATINGS RECAP: 7/25/14

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Crossbones
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/24/14

ABC
8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS 
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Welcome to Sweden
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Working the Engels
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

Friday, July 25, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 25-Tuesday, July 29

I will be out of town so here is the Rundown through Tuesday night!

FRIDAY

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

CBS
8:00 CSI #301 "Passed Pawns" (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #83 "O Kela Me Keia Manama" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #82 "Open Secrets" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Crossbones #7 "Beggarman"

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #12 "Day 9: 10:00-11:00PM" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC 
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 "T.R.A.C.K.S." (REPEAT)
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #14 "T.A.H.I.T.I." (REPEAT)

10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
9:00 Bad Teacher #12 "The Bottle"

9:30 Bad Teacher #13 "What's Old is New" (SERIES FINALE)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #17 "Ivan" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 UFC Saturday Night: From San Jose

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rising Star

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Unforgettable #40 "A Moveable Feast"
10:00 Reckless #5 "Bloodstone"

NBC 
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Chicago Fire #44 "A Dark Day" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago PD #12 "8:30PM" (REPEAT)

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! #172 "The Longest Distance Relationship" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #39 "Two for Tina" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #552 "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #535 "Labor Pains" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #231 "Chap Stewie" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #163 "Cock of the Sleepwalk" (REPEAT)

MONDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette (Season Finale)
10:00 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls #63 "And the Icing on the Cake" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #17 "Jail, Jail, and Japanese Porn" (REPEAT)
9:00 Mike & Molly #77 "They Shoot Asses, Don't They" (REPEAT)
9:30 Two and a Half Men #228 "Clank, Clank, Drunken Skank" (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #18 "Reconciliation"

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Hotel Hell

TUESDAY

ABC 
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap (Season Finale)

CBS 
8:00 NCIS #257 "The Admiral's Daughter" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #107 "Iron Curtain Rising" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #46 "Liberty" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy #218 "Christmas Guy" (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #17 "Full Boyle" (REPEAT)
9:00 New Girl #64 "Exes" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Mindy Project #40 "Indian BBW" (REPEAT)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/23/14

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family  (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/22/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

NBC 
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4 

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

On Tuesday night, NBC had the series premiere of reality show Food Fighters and it debuted to a modest 1.0 demo. While that number is not good, it could have been worse for an 8pm show debuting in the middle of summer. Live shows of America's Got Talent got started at 9pm and it was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its last new episode. On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss was dead even with last week while Celebrity Wife Swap was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 23 & Thursday, July 24

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #98 "Change in the Air" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #11 "Kara-te" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #110 "iSpy" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #99 "The Potato" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #22 "Abandoned"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #3 "Wish You Were Here"
10:00 Criminal Minds #187 "The Inspiration" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #5 "Ambush"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Black Box #12 "The Fear"
9:00 Black Box #13 "Consequences" (Season Finale)
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #145 "The Discovery Dissipation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #13 "Driving Miss Crazy" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Elementary #32 "Blood is Thicker" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #3 "Proving Love"
9:30 Working the Engels #3 "Jenna's Friend"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Season Finale)
9:00 Gang Related #10 "El Buey y el Alacran"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/21/14

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

Monday night had a complete Gordon Ramsey night on FOX. First up, Masterchef was up four tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season high. Then the season premiere of Hotel Hell delivered OK numbers but retention wasn't great. Over on CBS, Under the Dome fell down nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo for a new series low. Things might get pretty bad for Dome as the summer wears on but right now it's still getting high numbers for a scripted show. On ABC, a "Men Tell All" special of The Bachelorette was actually up from last week's regular episode while Mistresses was dead even with last week. Finally on NBC, American Ninja Warrior was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/20/14

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Reckless
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC 
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Monday, July 21, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, July 21 & Tuesday, July 22

MONDAY
Monday night has the season premiere of Hotel Hell on FOX to make the evening a complete Gordon Ramsey night for them. Elsewhere, The Bachelorette has its annual "Men Tell All" special while Under the Dome on CBS must deal with a sure-to-be-weaker lead-in than The Big Bang Theory last week, which helped it rise.


ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (SPECIAL)
10:00 Mistresses #21 "An Affair to Surrender"

CBS 
8:00 2 Broke Girls #54 "And the Piece of Sheet" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #16 "Nietzsche and a Beer Run" (REPEAT)

9:00 Mike & Molly #76 "Shoeless Molly Flynn" (REPEAT)
9:30 Two and a Half Men #227 "This Unblessed Biscuit" (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #17 "Revelation"

NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (REPEAT)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Hotel Hell (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 NCIS #256 "Shooter" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #104 "Fallout" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #63 "Allegiance" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 America's Got Talent


FOX 
8:00 Family Guy #226 "Herpe the Love Sore" (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #15 "Operation Broken Feather" (REPEAT)
9:00 New Girl #62 "Birthday" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Mindy Project #39 "French Me, You Idiot" (REPEAT)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/19/14

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Mistresses (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/18/14

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC 
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Crossbones
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/17/14

ABC  
8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Welcome to Sweden
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Working the Engels
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

Friday, July 18, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 18, Saturday, July 19, & Sunday, July 20

FRIDAY

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

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 CSI #299 "Last Supper" (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #78 "Ua Nalohia" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #79 "The Bogeyman" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Crossbones #6 "A Hole in the Head"

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #11 "Day 9: 9:00-10:00PM" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
9:00 Mistresses #20 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" (REPEAT)
10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS 
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
9:00 Bad Teacher #10 "Found Money"

9:30 Bad Teacher #11 "A Little Respect"
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #16 "Mako Tanida" (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rising Star

CBS 
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Unforgettable #39 "Cashing Out"
10:00 Reckless #4 "Blind Sides"

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #334 "Comic Perversion" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago PD #6 "Conventions" (REPEAT)

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! #171 "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #38 "Topsy" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #550 "Brick Like Me" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #551 "Pen Pal" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #229 "Meg Stinks!" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #159 "Faking Bad" (REPEAT)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/16/14

ABC
 8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

RATINGS RECAP: 7/15/14

ABC 
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 The Night Shift
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 MLB All Star Game
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 16 & Thursday, July 17

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #119 "Orlando" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #20 "You're Not Invited" (REPEAT)

9:00 Modern Family #100 "Farm Strong" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #120 "Wonderful World of Hecks" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #21 "Angels with Dirty Faces"

CBS
 8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #2 "Extinct"
10:00 Criminal Minds #207 "What Happens in Mecklinburg..." (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #3 "Precious Cargo"


FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Black Box #11 "Emotion"
9:00 Rookie Blue #58 "Two Truths and a Lie"
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #143 "The Itchy Brain Simulation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #4 "The Mother Is In" (REPEAT)

9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Elementary #31 "The Marchioness" (REPEAT)
 

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #2 "Learn the Language"
9:30 Working the Engels #2 "Maid Amends"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Gang Related #9 "Dia de Todos los Santos"

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/14/14

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 

NBC 
8:00 Last Comic Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7 

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 24: Live Another Day
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7  

On Monday night, FOX had the season finale of 24: Live Another Day but first, Masterchef was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Then 24 was up half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo for its best performance since June 2. All in all, it managed to have an OK summer run but I don't know if it's enough to make it worth resurrecting it a second time. Week three of Under the Dome saw a surprising rally as it was down a tenth in viewers but up two tenths in the demo. It's lead-in was up six tenths in the demo so that might have helped but still, this was a good performance for a show that seems to be on the downswing. On ABC, The Bachelorette was down a tenth in viewers and the demo while Mistresses was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Finally on NBC, American Ninja Warrior was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/13/14

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Reckless
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX 
7:00 Brain Games
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

Monday, July 14, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, July 14 & Tuesday, July 15

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #20 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls #53 "And the Cronuts" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #14 "Leather Cribs and Medieval Rack" (REPEAT)

9:00 Mike & Molly #75 "Poker in the Front, Looker in the Back" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #16 "Force Majeure"


NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (REPEAT)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior


FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 24: Live Another Day #12 "Day 9: 10:00-11:00PM" (Season Finale)

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS 
8:00 NCIS #255 "Alleged" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #99 "Omni" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #62 "Root Path" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 The Night Shift #8 "Save Me" (Season Finale)

FOX 
8:00 MLB All Star Game

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RENEWAL ALERT: America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Last Comic Standing

NBC renewed a trio of summer mainstays today, presumably all for next summer. America's Got Talent is summer's top show on any of the broadcast networks so it's no surprise that it will continue. American Ninja Warrior has been a solid performer on Monday nights this summer for NBC. Last Comic Standing returned for the first time since 2010 this summer and started out strong though recent numbers have been lower. Unless things could downhill badly in-season, none of these will likely premiere until May 2015.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/12/14

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Mistresses (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS 
8:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
8:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Under the Dome (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC 
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

FOX 
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 7/11/14

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 6.4 million,1 8-49 demo: 1.3

CBS 
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Crossbones
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/10/14

ABC 
8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Extant (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Welcome to Sweden
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Working the Engels
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

On Thursday night, NBC premiered two new sitcoms. Not surprisingly, the results were very low. Welcome to Sweden had the better debut of the two as it held on to all its Hollywood Game Night demo lead-in. In the summer, things could be worse. And they were for Working the Engels which debuted to a pretty terrible 0.7 demo. Last Comic Standing closed out the night up two tenths in viewes and down a tenth in the demo. Away from the 4th of July weekend, CBS saw a big jump for Big Brother as it was up a big 1.4 million viewers and half a demo point. On ABC, Black Box and Rookie Blue were each up a tenth in the demo while NY Med was up two tenths. Finally on FOX, Hell's Kitchen was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo while Gang Related was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

Friday, July 11, 2014

PILOT REVIEW: Working the Engels

WORKING THE ENGELS












Starring: Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, Benjamin Arthur

Created by Katie Ford and Jane Cooperford
Written by Katie Ford & Jane Cooperford, Directed by Mel Damski

Working the Engels is a new Canadian family sitcom airing on NBC this summer. Ceil Engel (Andrea Martin) is a widow who finds out that her family's financial situation is in bad shape because of her husband's bad business dealings at his law firm. She enlists the help of her children to keep the law firm and family afloat: small time crook Jimmy (Benjamin Arthur), reformed party girl Sandy (Azura Skye), and overachiever Jenna (Kacey Engel).

THE GOOD: I was curious about this show because of Andrea Martin, who I saw on Broadway in Pippin last summer and she is certainly the best part about this show. She brings her usual wit and charm to the part and elevates pretty lame material.

THE BAD: I just didn't like this show at all. It all felt stale and tired. A huge pet peeve I have with so many sitcoms today is how they need to be blatantly obvious with the expositions at the beginning of their pilots. Each character was introduced with a freeze, noise, and caption explaining the character. Good writing doesn't need that. I can't think of any show before 2000 that introduced its characters that way and even strong current sitcoms like Modern Family can be much more subtle and interesting in introducing their characters without having to spell it out for the audience like we're a bunch of idiots. Aside from Martin, none of the characters are memorable or enjoyable.

BOTTOM LINE: Unlike Welcome to Sweden, there wasn't anything in this pilot that made me mildly curious to see the second episode. The characters are broadly drawn and I don't this show going in any interesting directions. Andrea Martin shouldn't have left Pippin for this.

PILOT REVIEW: Welcome to Sweden

WELCOME TO SWEDEN

















Starring: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Claes Mansson

Created by Greg Poehler
Written by Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, & Niclas Carlsson, Directed by Carl Astrand

Welcome to Sweden is a new Swedish comedy created by and starring Greg Poehler (brother of Amy). Poehler plays Bruce Evans, an accountant for celebrities (including Amy) who quits his job so he can move to Sweden with his Swedish girlfriend Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch). Because their place isn't ready, it turns into a Swedish Meet the Parents as Bruce has to deal with Emma's judgmental parents, Viveka and Birger (Lena Olin and Claes Mansson).

THE GOOD: Greg Poehler has some of the same mannerisms that his sister does so well and that helps this show. Specifically, he's a funny reactor to the oddities going on around him. The chemistry between Poehler and Josephine Bornebusch seems genuine. While the show hits two cliches: conflicts with in-laws and the fish out of water concept, the combination of the two cliches actually feels a little fresh. And Amy Poehler's cameo was hilarious.

THE BAD: The problem is that Amy Poehler's cameo was actually the funniest part of the show and that's not a good thing since she's not a series regular. While the show was going for the subtle awkwardness that is a hallmark of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, it sometimes came across as too awkward. There were long pauses that seemed to be going for comedic effect but actually just felt uncomfortable.

BOTTOM LINE: This isn't a horrible show by any means but it's also not particularly memorable. While I liked Amy Poehler's cameo, her presence in the show just reminded me that she is funnier than her brother and her show is funnier than this one. It invited unnecessary comparisons. But I might give it another shot if only to learn more about Sweden.

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12, & Sunday, July 13

FRIDAY

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

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 CSI #310 "Love for Sale" (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #73 "A'ale Ma'a Wau" (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods #70 "To Protect and Serve" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Crossbones #5 "The Return"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #10 "Day 9: 8:00-9:00PM" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
9:00 Mistresses #19 "What Do You Really Want?" (REPEAT)
10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS 
8:00 Bad Teacher #8 "Nix the Fat Week"
8:30 Bad Teacher #9 "Life Science"
9:00 Under the Dome #15 "Infestation" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
 

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #15 "The Judge" (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 MLB Baseball: Washington at Philadelphia

SUNDAY

ABC 
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rising Star

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Unforgettable #38 "The Haircut"
10:00 Reckless #3 "Stand Your Ground"

NBC 
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #339 "Beast's Obsession" (REPEAT)

10:00 Law & Order: SVU #340 "Post-Mortem Blues" (REPEAT)

FOX 
7:00 Brain Games: Brain vs. Body (SPECIAL)
8:00 The Simpsons #549 "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #547 "Luca$" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #228 "Baby Got Black" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #161 "Vision: Impossible" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 7/9/14

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

Wednesday night had the series premiere of Extant on CBS. First up though, Big Brother was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Then Extant premiered to great total viewer numbers but a very disappointing demo with a 1.6 that was lower than Under the Dome's series low. After weeks of promotion, CBS had to be hoping for better. On NBC, Taxi Brooklyn was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while So You Think You Can Dance was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Finally on ABC, Motive was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/8/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS 
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 The Night Shift
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PILOT REVIEW: Extant

EXTANT










Starring: Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael O'Neill, Grace Gummer, and Camryn Manheim

Created by Mickey Fisher
Written by Mickey Fisher, Directed by Allen Coulter

Extant is a new sci-fi/futuristic drama that brings Halle Berry back to a regular TV series for the first time since 1989's short-lived comedy Living Dolls. In this show, Berry plays Molly Woods, who has just returned from a 13 month solo mission in space. Most of it went smoothly but there were 13 hours where the computer and lights went down and Molly saw a man there with her (but there's no footage of him on the cameras). Meanwhile, Molly's friend and doctor Sam Barton (Camryn Manheim) tells her she's pregnant, which seems impossible since she was on a solo mission. Rounding out the main cast is Molly's husband, John (Goran Visnjic), who is looking to get funding to create caring robots, like his son with Molly, Ethan (Pierce Gagnon). Whew! And that's just brushing the surface of the plot and characters.

THE GOOD: There were a lot of interesting things in the pilot. The production value is slick especially compared to some of the cheap summer options we've been seeing. Berry is strong as expected and Goran Visnjic is good too in an interesting side plot (that I'm sure will converge with the main plot). Actually, I found the "caring robot" pitch from Visnjic's character to be one of the most interesting parts of the pilot. The mysteries laid out in the pilot were interesting and enticing.

THE BAD: I feel like the pilot threw a lot of balls up in the air and I'm not convinced they'll be able to catch them all. The pilot went a lot of different directions between the flashbacks, the pregnancy, the caring robots, the surveillance of Berry's character, the home life, etc. While I'm sure they are all connected, it almost seemed a little too ambitious. If they can pull it off, I'll be quite impressed. The futuristic things, while not out of the realm of possibility, seemed a little Jetsons-like at times.

BOTTOM LINE: Extant is only the second new show this summer (after The Night Shift) where I actually want to come back and watch more, and I'm not a sci-fi fan. The big story here was Halle Berry being back on TV and she doesn't disappoint, but the plot is the most intriguing element here, assuming they can keep it all together.

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 9 & Thursday, July 10

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday night has the highly anticipated premiere of the new Halle Berry CBS drama Extant. The show has been promoted relentlessly for months and I think anything below a 2.5 demo for the premiere would be a disappointment especially with little competition and a new Big Brother as the lead-in.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #117 "Office Hours" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #16 "Goldbergs Never Say Die!" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #99 "Larry's Wife" (REPEAT)

9:30 The Middle #118 "Heck on a Hard Body" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #20 "Pitfall"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #1 "Re-Entry" (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Criminal Minds #206 "Blood Relations" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #3 "Cherchez Les Femmes"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY
Thursday also has series premieres, but less big time than Extant. NBC is premiering two new sitcoms but both are imports from other countries: Welcome to Sweden (from, you guessed it, Sweden) and Working the Engels (from Canada). These are cheap options so NBC is probably not expecting much. If they can do Undateable numbers, they'll be fine for the next several weeks.

ABC
8:00 Black Box #10 "I Shall Be Released"
9:00 Rookie Blue #57 "Going Under"
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #153 "The Mommy Observation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #2 "Plot Twists" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Elementary #31 "The Marchioness" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #1 "Pilot - Day One/Valkommen" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:30 Working the Engels #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)

10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Gang Related #8 "El Zorro Y El Gallinero"

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/7/14

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS 
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 24: Live Another Day
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

Monday night had week two of the new season of Under the Dome for CBS. It suffered a heavy drop of 1.7 million viewers and four tenths in the demo for a new series low. I don't think it's too surprising that this show is not going to have another spectacular summer. It seems to be the summer version of The Following where frustrated fans from season one aren't giving it a second chance. Elsewhere, American Ninja Warrior was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo from its last new episode. On ABC, The Bachelorette was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best performance since June 2. Mistresses was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Finally on FOX, Masterchef was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo and 24: Live Another Day was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/6/14

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS 
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Reckless
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX 
7:00 Brain Games: Trust Me
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

Monday, July 7, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, July 8

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #19 "What Do You Really Want?"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls #52 "And the Group Head" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #13 "Hot Soup and Shingles" (REPEAT)
9:00 Mike & Molly #73 "Sex and Death" (REPEAT)
9:30 Two and a Half Men #242 "West Side Story" (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #15 "Infestation"

NBC 
8:00 Last Comic Standing (REPEAT)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior


FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 24: Live Another Day #11 "Day 9: 9:00-10:00PM"

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 NCIS #251 "Rock and a Hard Place" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #98 "Impact" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #60 "Last Call" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 The Night Shift #7 "Blood Brothers"

FOX
8:00 Family Guy #224 "Fresh Heir" (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #12 "Pontiac Bandit" (REPEAT)
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #16 "The Party" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Mindy Project #38 "The Desert" (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 7/5/14

ABC  
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Mistresses (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
8:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

FOX 
8:00 MLB Baseball
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

RATINGS RECAP: 7/4/14

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo:  0.5
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

NBC
8:00 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/3/14

ABC
 8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Undateable (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:30 Undateable
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Undateable
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Undateable
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

Friday, July 4, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 4, Saturday, July 5, & Sunday, July 6

Happy 4th of July!

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 #75 "A ia la Aku" (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods #69 "The City That Never Sleeps" (REPEAT)
 

NBC
8:00 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (SPECIAL)
10:00 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #9 "Day 9: 7:00-8:00PM" (REPEAT)


SATURDAY

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
9:00 Mistresses #18 "Playing With Fire" (REPEAT)
10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS 
8:00 Bad Teacher #6 "Yearbook"
8:30 Bad Teacher #7 "Divorced Dudes"
9:00 Criminal Minds #204 "Rabid" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #14 "Madeline Pratt" (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 MLB Baseball: Texas at NY Mets

SUNDAY

ABC 
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Wipeout

9:00 Rising Star

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Reckless #2 "Parting Shots"
10:00 Unforgettable #37 The Combination"

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour (SPECIAL)

FOX 
7:00 Brain Games: Trust Me (SPECIAL)
8:00 The Simpsons #533 "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #544 "The Winter of His Content" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #227 "The Most Interesting Man in the World" (REPEAT)

9:30 American Dad! #153 "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure" (REPEAT)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/2/14

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Motive (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Under the Dome (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/1/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS 
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 The Night Shift
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 2 & Thursday, July 3

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle #97 "The Drop Off" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #6 "Who are You Going to Telephone? (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #98 "First Days" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Goldbergs #12 "You're Under Foot" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #14 "Raw Deal" (REPEAT)
 

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #203 "Persuasion" (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI #309 "De Los Muertos" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #2 "Brooklyn Heights"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Black Box #9 "Sing Like Me"
9:00 Rookie Blue #56 "Wanting"
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #142 "The Proton Displacement" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #20 "Tomlandia" (REPEAT)

9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Elementary #27 "We Are Everyone" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Undateable #5 "The Hero is Me" (REPEAT)
8:30 Undateable #11 "Let There Be Light"
9:00 Undateable #12 "Danny's Boys"

9:30 Undateable #13 "Go for Gary" (Season Finale)
10:00 Last Comic Standing (REPEAT)
 

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 Gang Related #7 "Regreso del Infierno"

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

RENEWAL ALERT: The Night Shift

NBC has renewed its new summer medical drama The Night Shift for a second season. With a summer premiere, the show seemed like a burnoff from NBC's pickups at their 2013 upfronts since it never found a slot during the season. But then it aired after America's Got Talent this summer and premiered to decent numbers with less pressure than the regular season. Though it has dipped a bit, it is still getting respectable summer numbers. Season two will be 14 episodes (season one was just eight) though it remains to be seen if NBC plans to air season two at midseason or next summer.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/30/14

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1 

NBC 
8:00 Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 24: Live Another Day
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Monday night had the highly anticipated return of Under the Dome. While it was the best performance for a scripted show yet this summer, it could be considered a disappointment as its 2.1 demo tied a series low and was way behind the 3.3 demo it premiered to last summer or the high 2s it hit most of the time. I think a big drop next week into the mid to upper 1s is very likely. On ABC, The Bachelorette was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Mistresses was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo despite more competition from CBS. On FOX, Masterchef was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season high. 24: Live Another Day was dead even with last week.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/29/14

ABC 
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Reckless
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Last Comic Standing Special
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

On Sunday night, CBS premiered its new summer Sunday lineup and the results were not great. At 8pm, Big Brother did alright but it was down from its Wednesday and Thursday episodes. Then at 9pm was the series premiere of Reckless and it did absolutely nothing with a pathetic 0.6 demo. Unforgettable's season premiere was a bit of an improvement but it also skewed ancient. If CBS wants to keep Reckless on the air, they should flip timeslots with Unforgettable. On ABC, Wipeout was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's two hour premiere. Week two of Rising Star was down three tenths in viewers and the demo so we can officially label this a flop for ABC. It's far from the next big singing competition.