September 20, 2017



AMERICA’S GOT TALENT reached a high in the home stretch of its season.

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 Sep 19.TUE

NBC:  Rebounding from last week’s 9PM airing, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT moved back to 8PM and jumped 0.7 to a season high 3.0.  A PALEY CENTER SALUTES THE BEST OF WILL & GRACE special lost most of that lead-in at 1.2.

ABC:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ended its season up 0.1 to 0.4.  It aired after 0.6-0.8 sitcom reruns.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.6-0.7.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

With the summer season about to end, there are finales tonight for BIG BROTHER, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, MASTERCHEF, SALVATION and USA’s THE SINNER.  In addition, NBC gives the post-AGT finale slot to the 1-hour early season premiere of THE GOOD PLACE, which returns to its Thursday slot next week. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Sep 19.TUE

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




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.