July 10, 2017



CANDY CRUSH the TV show had an OK debut.

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 Jul 09.SUN

CBS:  60 MINUTES was down 0.1 to 0.7, and BIG BROTHER climbed 0.4 from its holiday weekend airing to 1.8.  It was followed by the premiere of CANDY CRUSH at 1.1, a fairly steep drop but enough to win the 9PM hour.  The night ended with a rerun of NCIS: LA at 0.5.

ABC:  After a rerun of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at a preliminary 0.8, the game show line-up returned from a rerun week.  CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD slipped 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 1.3, FUNDERDOME fell 0.2 to 0.9, and THE $100,000 PYRAMID was also down 0.2 to 0.9.

FOX:  AMERICAN GRIT held at 0.4.  It was preceded by animated reruns at 0.3-0.6.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY stayed at the 0.4 from 2 weeks ago.  Afterwards, a rerun of THE WALL was at 0.4, and a rerun of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was at 0.7.

TNT has the 2-hour premiere of its Shakespeare series WILL tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Jul 09.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."