September 19, 2017



NOTE: ABC ratings below inflated by local MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL pre-emption in Detroit. CW inflated by MNF pre-emption in New York.

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 18.MON

ABC:  Even if the football adjustments don’t lower the number further, DANCING WITH THE STARS is significantly below its Fall 2016 premiere (which was a week earlier on the calendar) at 1.7, a 0.4 drop.  TO TELL THE TRUTH is currently up 0.3 to 0.9, but that number may well change.

NBC:  The season finale of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR slipped 0.1 from last week to 1.5.  The season finale of MIDNIGHT, TEXAS rose 0.2 to 0.8.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was steady at 0.6.

CBS:  A night of reruns, ranging from 1.1 (THE BIG BANG THEORY) to 0.5 (SCORPION).

CW:  The reruns are currently all at 0.3, but that’s subject to adjustment.

The season (and likely the run) of ABC’s SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ends tonight.  In addition, NBC airs an hour of promo for its returning WILL & GRACE via a Paley Center special.

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

Fast Track 2017 Sep 18.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."