September 12, 2018



A generally up night.

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:  The season finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE rose 0.2 to 1.2, and CASTAWAYS was up 0.1 to 0.5.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT gained 0.1 to 1.9.  It was followed by a 1-hour promo for the network’s fall season at 0.8.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM (0.7) and LOVE CONNECTION (0.4) were steady.

CW:  After a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.2, THE OUTPOST was up 0.1 to 0.2.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5-0.6.

FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, the long-awaited crossover season of the anthology series, begins tonight.

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."

One Comment

  1. BILL G

    I can’t believe how much they are promoting “A Million Little Pieces”. I see the promo at least 20 times a day. It seems like a “This Is Us” clone. The premise is kind of sketchy, the lead actor commits Suicide in first episode, but I am sure we will see him in Flash Backs in every episode after that. Not sure if I will invest my time in a show like that.

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