June 12, 2017

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 6.11.2017


The TONY AWARDS missed HAMILTON in a big way.

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 Jun 11.SUN


CBS:  After a steady 0.7 for 60 MINUTES, the TONY AWARDS dropped 0.6 from the preliminary rating for last year’s HAMILTON-driven ceremony to 0.9.  However, that puts it on par with the 2015 awards, so 2016 seems to have been an anomaly

NBC:  As was the case last year, Game 6 of the STANLEY CUP FINALS was the final game of the season.  At 2.1, it was half a point higher than the early number for the 2016 game.

ABC:  The summer game show line-up made its debut, with CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD at 1.5 (steady with the 2016 premiere), the new FUNDERDOME at 1.4, and THE $100,000 PYRAMID at 1.2 (down half a point from the 2016 premiere, which aired at 9PM).

FOX:  After 0.3-0.5 reruns, the network used a 0.7 new episode of BOB’S BURGERS to launch the season’s AMERICAN GRIT, but it didn’t pay off as the show premiered at a low 0.4, half of its 2016 number, although that was on a Thursday in April.

The NBA FINALS continue tonight, which won’t help some season premieres.  NBC has AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE, and FOX returns SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  


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

Fast Track 2017 Jun 11.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."