August 8, 2017





THE BACHELORETTE’s season finale took the 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.




Fast Demo 2017 Aug 07.MON

ABC:  The 3-hour season finale of THE BACHELORETTE was up 0.6 from last week’s installment to 2.1, but that was down 0.4 from the 2016 finale (which ran 2 hours).

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rose 0.1 to 1.5 despite the competition on ABC.  MIDNIGHT TEXAS held at 0.8.

FOX:  A 2-hour SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was steady with last week’s hour at 0.7.

CBS:  CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT stayed at 0.4.  It was preceded by sitcom reruns at 0.5-0.7.

CW:  HOOTEN & THE LADY remained at 0.2, tying its SUPERGIRL rerun lead-in.

As usual on summer Tuesdays, tonight features AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and a lot of reruns.

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

Fast Track 2017 Aug 07.MON

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."