Summer TV Winners and Losers
Loser: Scripted summer programming that wasn't 'Under the Dome'
"Under the Dome" was a smash. "Mistresses," "Rookie Blue," "Unforgettable" and "Motive" can all claim some measure of success, though it's unclear which of those shows (other than "Rookie Blue") will be back. For the most part, though, the networks still have a lot of work to do to convince viewers that summer shows aren't just scraps. Among the shows setting new lows for original scripted ratings were FOX's "Goodwin Games," plus NBC's "Save Me" and "Crossing Lines" and "Camp." And that's not even getting into the impressively minuscule tallies for genuine burnoffs like The CW's "Cult," NBC's "Do No Harm" and ABC's "666 Park Avenue" and "Zero Hour." There was actually a ton of new scripted programming on the networks this summer, but viewers skipped most of it.
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