NBC won the night with swimming and America’s Got Talent. Gordon Ramsay placed second. The Glass House fell
three four tenths from its debut last week.
|rating||show||slot||network||last week||season low||series low|
|1.1||The Glass House episode 2||10pm||ABC||1.5|
|1.9||American Ninja Warrior Finals, Region 6||10pm||NBC||2.0|
|2.0||U.S. Olympic Trials swimming||8pm-9||NBC|
|2.2||MasterChef top 14||9pm||FOX||2.3||2.1||1.8|
|2.3||The Bachelorette 8 10 remain||8-10pm||ABC||2.3||1.9|
|2.4||Hell’s Kitchen 13 chefs, part 2||8pm||FOX||2.5||2.2||2.1|
|3.0||America’s Got Talent episode 11||9pm-10||NBC||2.9||2.8||2.6 (3)|
|0.1||rerun – 90210 “Let the Games Begin”||9pm||CW||0.1|
|0.2||rerun – Breaking Pointe “Temp Tantrums”||8pm||CW||0.2|
|1.1||rerun – Hawaii Five-0 “Alaheo Pau’ole”||10pm||CBS|
|1.2||rerun – How I Met Your Mother
|1.2||rerun – Mike & Molly “Valentine’s Piggyback”||9:30||CBS||1.2||2.9||2.3|
|1.3||rerun – 2 Broke Girls
“And the Disappearing Bed”
|1.3||rerun – Two and a Half Men
“Big Girls Don’t Throw Food”
|9pm||CBS||1.4||3.6 (2)||3.6 (3)|
Rookie Blue was renewed by Global and ABC.
General Hospital moves to 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central on September 10, opening up the 3pm hour for local programming, as expected. It already airs at 2pm in the Pacific and Central time zones. Katie Couric’s new show will be taking the 4pm hour of most ABC affiliates this Fall, displacing the current 4pm programs.
NBC Sports signed a deal to air the Tour de France through 2023.
NewsCorp wants to cast off its newspapers and books as a separate company, though the Murdochs would reportedly retain 40% of each corporation. The move was prompted by the U.K. phone hacking scandal that Americans aren’t interested in.
CNN got some advice from the New York Times TV section: show the news and don’t compete with the demagogues. “As viewers, we hew toward picking sides in news programming because it creates the illusion not just of import and drama, but that someone is at fault and things can be fixed. ” CNN is down at its worst numbers in twenty years.