August 9, 2017



WORLD OF DANCE ended its season with a kick.

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 Aug 08.TUE

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is currently down 0.1 to 2.7.  It was followed by the season finale of WORLD OF DANCE, which had a 0.3 bump to 2.0.

ABC:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN is up 0.1 to 0.4 for now, but it was at 0.3 in the 10:30PM half-hour, so we’ll see if that number holds this afternoon.  The night began with 0.5-0.6 sitcom reruns.

CBS:  0.5-0.6 for procedural reruns.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3-0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

ABC begins its documentary THE STORY OF DIANA tonight, and NBC airs the series finale of THE CARMICHAEL SHOW.  Meanwhile, the fragmentation of television continues with the premiere of MR. MERCEDES, a David E. Kelley/Stephen King thriller available only to DirecTV subscribers.

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

Fast Track 2017 Aug 08.TUE

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. Destiny

    World of Dance was trending quite well too. It seemed like quite a lot of people were watching the finale. Concluding with a 2.0 leaves a great foundation for improvement next season, as no doubt NBC will want to capture more of that AGT audience.

    • Destiny

      Snowfall renewed for a second season. I had a feeling that was coming, which was mostly why I mentioned recently.

      • FlopWatch

        Yeah, it did enough for one, so it was expected.

        • Destiny

          Yep, I think I was stating the obvious a bit there lol. If there’s one number that would get any show renewed on cable 99.9 percent of the time, it’s a 0.4. It’s such a good yardstick to measure because it’s almost never wrong.

          The only way it’d doom a veteran show is if the show becomes too expensive or the network feels that it has come to a natural end. But for the new shows it’s always right.

    • FlopWatch

      WOD is definitely the breakout hit of the Summer.

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