September 5, 2017



A drop for ABC.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 Sep 04.MON

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE fell a sizable 0.4 from last Monday to 1.3.  It was followed by a TO TELL THE TRUTH rerun at 0.7.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR held at 1.5, while MIDNIGHT TEXAS lost 0.2 to 0.7.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was down 0.2 to 0.6.

CBS:  With a 0.9 BIG BANG THEORY rerun lead-in, a FALL PREVIEW promo half-hour was at 0.8.  It was followed by 0.5-0.6 reruns.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Tonight’s TV features the first big premiere of the fall, FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT.  There are also finales for Freeform’s THE FOSTERS and THE BOLD TYPE, as well as USA’s SHOOTER.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fast Track 2017 Sep 04.MON

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than normal due to the Labor Day holiday.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.