September 4, 2018



More BACHELOR IN PARADISE wasn’t better in the ratings.

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:  A 3-hour BACHELOR IN PARADISE dropped 0.1 from last week’s 2-hour edition to 1.1.

CBS:  SALVATION (0.3) and ELEMENTARY (0.5) were steady.  The night started with 0.5/0.5 sitcom reruns.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was down 0.1 to 1.0.  It was followed by an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT rerun at 0.5.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE lost 0.1 to 0.5.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US shed 0.1 to 0.3, the new WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY remained at 0.3, and its rerun was at 0.2.

Cable tonight features two high-profile premieres:  USA’s TV version of THE PURGE (simulcast on Syfy), and FX’s SONS OF ANARCHY spin-off MAYANS MC.

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

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Monday cable programs, 24 hours later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.




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."