September 14, 2016



NBC is ending summer with a bang.

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.


NBC:  The beginning of the AMERICA’S GOT TALENT season finale climbed 0.2 from last Tuesday to 2.7, which was also up 0.3 from the parallel night last year.  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER was up 0.2 to 1.7.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER aired a Tuesday episode at 1.8, followed by 0.9-0.8 reruns.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns at 0.7-0.9, with a rerun of AGENTS OF SHIELD in what will be the show’s new 10PM slot.  Early signs were unpromising at 0.5.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2-0.3.

NBC will try to give a boost to BLINDSPOT’s new night by airing the season premiere after the season finale of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT tonight, although next week will be much tougher when the show airs without a lead-in at 8PM.  MASTERCHEF also airs its season finale.

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 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.