August 8, 2018



A significant drop for the premiere of BACHELOR IN PARADISE.

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.

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE launched its season at 1.1, down 0.4 from the 2017 premiere, which was on a Monday.  CASTAWAYS  followed with a lukewarm 0.7 series premiere. 

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT slipped 0.2 to 1.9, and MAKING IT held well from last week’s series premiere, down 0.1 to 1.0.

CW:  The season finale of THE 100 was steady with both last season and the 2017 finale (which was in May) at 0.3, and THE OUTPOST gained 0.1 to 0.2.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM lost 0.1 to 0.6, and LOVE CONNECTION stayed at 0.4.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

ABC has the CMA FEST special tonight, and NBC airs the season finale of the low-rated REVERIE.

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

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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."


  1. BILL G

    I thought the new show CASTAWAYS was pretty terrible! You could tell right away that it was totally scripted. And every Castaway just happened to have a Journal in their bag, who brings a Journal to a deserted Island? And they kept saying they were all alone when it was obvious each one had a Cameraman following them around. And it was also pretty obvious that the castaways were being fed off camera, as the 390 pound guy did not eat for 3 days, on camera and never looked hungry! OK ,this looks like another failed Reality show, as it is totally unbelievable!

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